Saturday, May 23, 2009


With the looming hot, muggy, sticky weather on it's way here in the deep south, there is one song that brings to mind the delirium brought on by the maddeningly hot summers. This is an old standard..."Taint No Sin". I have included an early traditional version of this song and one performed by William S. Burroughs with music by Tom Waits, taken from "The Black Rider". The old version has it's charm, but nothing can match the delirium of Waits' and Burroughs' version. "When it gets too hot for comfort and you can't get ice cream cones, 't'ain't no sin to take off your skin and dance around in your bones..."

Taint No Sin - Tom Waits

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