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Tom Waits Speaks

Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, October 2004

"HE COMES IN for coffee sometimes. Reads some poetry. They told me he was a musician. Tom Wait. Never heard of Tom Wait." Little Amsterdam's elderly owner shrugs. "So someone gave me his record. He sounds just like Clemens VandeVen." He points out a photograph of VandeVen behind the bar. "That's him. And that," he points helpfully at the picture next to it, "is Tom Wait."

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