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#886: tom waits - silent night & christmas card from a hooker in minneapolis (1978)

the trick to happy holidays is remembering that one december tom waits met a nun from johnsburg illinois whose convent let her out to celebrate new year’s eve. he found a wedding chapel for them in the yellow pages next to “massage,” and a registrar named watermelon called them mr. tom and ms. kathleen watts. they spent their honeymoon in william blake’s old irish house, where the radio was broken. the man at the front desk they called for assistance had gone out, looking for radio parts, and came back four days later. it was that or they met at a hollywood party while roy brown played. but friends, either way, may a little bit of some kind of heavenly peace be yours, too, this holiday season. see you in 2012.

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