Nothing like a challenge, right? A week or so ago, I noticed that the May Mixology Monday theme was Tom Waits. The concept’s interesting but the thing I noticed was that there was no date for it, no deadline. This is new for MxMo, so I took to Twitter:
Just three minutes later, the father of Mixology Monday, Paul Clarke, replied:
Now that’s a helluva challenge. I just feel bad that poor May 3 got left out of this challenge, but hey, who likes 5/3 anyway?
For tonight, I’m thinking a clip from Fernwood Tonight, a very odd program from 1977–Martin Mull, Fred Willard. Great clip, but forgive the laugh track.
Now, as it turns out, the official date is May 24, but hey. In for a penny, in for a bottle in front of me.
Here’s a bonus video, of Tom on the Mike Douglas show.
Mike Douglas: Tom, you project a very strange image. How would you describe what you do?
Tom Waits: Perhaps a little bit of a curator, a curator…. I’m an unemployed service-station attendant.