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"A Cincinnati jacket and a sad luck dame. Hanging out the window with a bottle full of rain. Clap hands, clap hands." Welcome back Tom Waits fans, we are back with another edition of "Back Down in the Hole"! Today we're gonna be covering what is arguably the most iconic, most famous, and moat recommendable, go-too Tom Waits album of all time. The s…
 
Tom is joined by multi-time O. Henry pun-off winner, Jerzy Gwiazdowski, to discuss Metallica's intriguing use of puns, wordplay and linguistic devices. Check out Tom's pun gameshow podcast 'Punnit': https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/id1482310652 Hosted by Tom Kwei Theme by Alex Cottrell (https://alex-cottrell.com/) Thumbnail by Danny O'Gorman (…
 
"She's my only true love. She's all that I think of. Look here in my wallet, that's her..." Welcome Tom Waits fans, we are back with another edition of "Back Down in the Hole"! Today we will be dipping our toes into unknown, far-off waters of the second phase of Waits' career. He is now at Island Records, and has begun what will be the first instal…
 
"A diller, a dollar. Unbutton your collar. And come out and holler out all of your noise..." Greeting Tom Waits fans, we are back with another edition of "Back Down in the Hole"! Today we are going to be discussing One From Heart. Expect jokes at Crystal Gale's/Francis Ford Coppola's expense herein. Enjoy. Stay safe. Stay strange... If you think 'D…
 
One of DF's OG building blocks, Enlish, joins Tom to talk his storied career and terrific showings. Battles discussed: vs. Eurgh & Cruger w/Scizzahz vs. Scizzahz vs. Arkaic vs. Mr. Mackenzie & Silvertongue w/Hines vs. Cruger vs. Henry Bowers vs. Scizzahz Check out Tom's new competitive wordplay gameshow, 'Punnit': https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podc…
 
Alphabetallica listener, Reid Coker, joins Tom to settle that centuries old debate: Death Magnetic vs. Hardwired... to Self-Destruct. Which album is the best? Check out Tom's pun gameshow podcast 'Punnit': https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/id1482310652 Hosted by Tom Kwei Theme by Alex Cottrell (https://alex-cottrell.com/) Thumbnail by Danny O'G…
 
One of the most exciting upcoming bloggers, London Jennn, joins Tom to look back on Premier Battle's 'Apex 2' event. MERCH: https://battlerapresume.bigcartel.com/ SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/3LDY58xWUIcAL7rADoCDqe?si=LU1molnDTiiGAlOAUnJYUw PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/battlerapresume TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BattleRapResume ITUNE…
 
Tom is joined by BRR listener, Tom Doyle, to recap the quarters, semis and final of Don't Flop's classic 2013 2v2 Tournament. Battles reviewed: - Zen & Dialect vs. Bowski & Big Sarters - (8:54) - Bamalam & Cystic vs. Chris Leese & Unanymous (20:10) - Aukes & Rogue vs. Cee Major & Cracker (30:56) - Ceezlin & Gizmo vs. Mr 13. & Nishi (43:05) - Bowski…
 
Alphabetallica listener, Jack Chambers, joins Tom for a detailed dissection of every doodle played by Kirk & Rob on the WorldWired Tour. This first edition looks at all the local offerings from September 2017 - May 2018. Check out Tom's new pun gameshow podcast 'Punnit': https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/id1482310652 Hosted by Tom Kwei Theme by…
 
Alphabetallica listener, Scott Richmond, joins Tom for a rambling lookback on the all of the band's instrumental songs. Check out Tom's new pun gameshow podcast 'Punnit': https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/id1482310652 Hosted by Tom Kwei Theme by Alex Cottrell (https://alex-cottrell.com/) Thumbnail by Danny O'Gorman (https://www.behance.net/dano…
 
Tom hosts solo to go through Metallica's musical appearances on TV, Film, Video Games et al. Check out Tom's new pun gameshow podcast 'Punnit': https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/id1482310652 Hosted by Tom Kwei Theme by Alex Cottrell (https://alex-cottrell.com/) Thumbnail by Danny O'Gorman (https://www.behance.net/danogorman) SPOTIFY: https://op…
 
The endless cavalcade of clips continues! No intro or closing questions, just the guts of the episode with me and the guest dissecting the song. This week we look back at the infamous 'Lulu'. 'Brandenburg Gate' - #18 w/John Whitmore ‘The View’ w/#153 w/Kevin Van Dam ‘Pumping Blood' #112 w/Dylan Titus 'Mistress Dread' #92 w/Alex Cottrell 'Iced Honey…
 
West Coast elite, Lush One, joins Tom to look back on the first round of KOTD's South Division. SUBSCRIBE TO KOTD: https://www.twitch.tv/kingofthedot Check out Tom's new competitive wordplay gameshow, 'Punnit': https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/punnit-the-pun-gameshow-podcast/id1482310652 MERCH: https://battlerapresume.bigcartel.com/ SPOTIFY: h…
 
Alphabetallica listener, Mark Wyatt, joins Tom to look back at the band's monumental documentary, 'A Year And A Half In The Life Of Metallica'. Check out Tom's new pun gameshow podcast, 'Punnit', here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/id1482310652 SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Kg8m3ITvmNpdpjvvo8JI8?si=Xxz8xicTQVmSOux_BMuuMQ EMAIL: me…
 
The monstrosity himself, Unanymous, joins Tom to recap his shot at the DF title and his upcoming assault for PB silverware. FOLLOW BRR ON CAFFEINE: https://www.caffeine.tv/Battle_Rap_Resume Check out Tom's new competitive wordplay gameshow, 'Punnit': https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/punnit-the-pun-gameshow-podcast/id1482310652 MERCH: https://b…
 
One of the UK's greatest YouTubers, Rob Kellas, joins Tom to discuss his love of Metallica as well as his fantastic channel. Subscribe to Rob here: https://www.youtube.com/user/MasterOfBuckets Check out Tom's new pun gameshow podcast, 'Punnit', here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/id1482310652 Hosted by Tom Kwei Theme by Alex Cottrell (https…
 
The latest edition in our deep-dive Metallica series. In this episode Alphabetallica listener, Reid Coker, joins Tom to ponder deeply on the life and times of Sir Cliff Burton. Check out Tom's new pun gameshow podcast, 'Punnit', here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/id1482310652 Hosted by Tom Kwei Theme by Alex Cottrell (https://alex-cottrell…
 
Alphabetallica listener, Javier Guevara, joins Tom for an impromptu, fittingly inebriated, discussion of the best GNR songs from each album. Check out Tom's new pun gameshow podcast 'Punnit': https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/id1482310652 Help support the show on Patreon and get premium access to full episodes before they drop on the main feed:…
 
The endless cavalcade of clips continues! No intro or closing questions, just the guts of the episode with me and the guest dissecting the song. This week we look back at the infamous 'St. Anger'. - ‘Frantic’ - #52 w/Bruno Acosta - ’St. Anger’ - #132 w/Peter Whyte - ’Some Kind Of Monster’ - #130 w/Jeremy Riley - ‘Dirty Window’ - #36 w/Joe Haddock -…
 
Tony Bro of the legendary 'Black Compass' joins Tom to discuss their new battle rap quiz show on Caffeine, 'The BRI.Qz' + recap the past weekend's battles. FOLLOW BRR ON CAFFEINE: https://www.caffeine.tv/Battle_Rap_Resume Check out Tom's new competitive wordplay gameshow, 'Punnit': https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/punnit-the-pun-gameshow-podca…
 
BRR listener, Cameron Gray, joins Tom to preview Premier Battles' upcoming 'Apex 2' card. Apex 2 | Weekender | ManchesterSat 12 Dec 2020 12:00 pm - Sun 13 Dec 2020 6:00 pm Buy tix: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/premierbattles/375550 Check out Tom's new competitive wordplay gameshow, 'Punnit': https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/punnit-the-p…
 
Alphabetallica listener, Rob Zamojski, joins Tom to review every single performance from all 4 days of the legendary 30th Anniversary Shows. Check out Tom's new pun gameshow podcast 'Punnit': https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/id1482310652 Help support the show on Patreon and get premium access to full episodes before they drop on the main feed:…
 
My all-time fave battle rap podcast, 'Black Compass', had me back on to host another US-centric edition of Barstermind. This time featuring none other than France of LTBR as one of the contestants! SUBSCRIBE TO BLACK COMPASS: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/black-compass-media/id1343846058 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGN35i4khrlBBCZ9JY2l…
 
Top battler, Quill, joins Tom to look back on the Craft-D, Shufflo & Twisted Pennies clashes + future battles. Check out Tom's new competitive wordplay gameshow podcast, 'Punnit': https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/punnit-the-pun-gameshow-podcast/id1482310652 MERCH: https://battlerapresume.bigcartel.com/ SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/3L…
 
Tom hosts solo to chart a Metallica bibliography, discussing near enough every book written about/by the band. Check out Tom's new pun gameshow podcast 'Punnit': https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/id1482310652 Help support the show on Patreon and get premium access to full episodes before they drop on the main feed: https://patreon.com/alphabeta…
 
"Don't you know there ain't no devil, it's just Tom and Sam when they're drunk..." Yes Tom Waits fans, we are back with another edition of "Back Down in the Hole"! This time we will be exploring Waits' most transitionary album, 1980's Heart Attack and Vine. Enjoy. Stay safe. Stay strange... (This time the clinking ice in a glass has been replaced w…
 
The endless cavalcade of clips continues! No intro or closing questions, just the guts of the episode with me and the guest dissecting the song. This week we look back at the 2nd disc of 'Garage Inc.'. - ‘Helpless’ - #65 w/Brad Blazek - ‘The Small Hours’ - #128 w/Michael Hampton - ‘The Wait’ - #154 w/Ralph M Cevetto - ‘Crash Course in Brain Surgery…
 
Welcome one & all to another episode of "Back Down in the Hole" where this time we will be revisiting one of Waits most overlooked releases, 1978's Blue Valentine. Does this album still have the best opening four songs of any Tom Waits album? Will Tom ever move his gin and tonic (with ice) away from the mic? And, have we gotten over the fact that t…
 
Welcome back to another episode of 'Down in the Hole', where today we will be painstakingly cataloguing and reviewing every single appearance by Tom Waits on television. With extensive clips, we will be covering everything from his legendary spots on Late Night with David Letterman, all the way back to his splattering of guest spots on obscure 70's…
 
One of the most talented battlers ever, Charron, rejoins Tom to catch up on everything since BRR #109. Check out Tom's new competitive wordplay gameshow podcast, 'Punnit': https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/punnit-the-pun-gameshow-podcast/id1482310652 MERCH: https://battlerapresume.bigcartel.com/ SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/3LDY58xWUI…
 
Hey there everyone, our next full episode is nearly ready, but what with lockdown and the delay we thought we would throw the next "Back Down in the Hole" episode straight up onto the feed. Hope you are all doing well. Please enjoy... On this episode of Back Down in the Hole, we will be revisiting Tom Waits' 4th studio album (5th overall), 1977's F…
 
Alphabetallica listener, Brandon Callahan, joins Tom to discuss the band's triumphant Glastonbury headline show. Check out Tom's new pun gameshow podcast 'Punnit': https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/id1482310652 Hosted by Tom Kwei Theme by Alex Cottrell (https://alex-cottrell.com/) Thumbnail by Danny O'Gorman (https://www.behance.net/danogorman)…
 
The endless cavalcade of clips continues! No intro or closing questions, just the guts of the episode with me and the guest dissecting the song. This week we look back at 'Kill 'Em All'. 1. - ‘Hit The Lights’ - #68 w/Brendan Hill 2. - ‘The Four Horseman’ - #51 w/Jason Allen 3. - ‘Motorbreath’ - #96 w/Jeremy Riley 4. - ‘Jump in the Fire’ - #76 w/Jim…
 
Tom is joined by BRR listener, Tom Doyle, to dig into all the first round battles of DF's memorable 2013 2v2 tournament. Check out Tom's new competitive wordplay gameshow podcast, 'Punnit': https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/punnit-the-pun-gameshow-podcast/id1482310652 Discussing: Bamalam & Cystic vs. Lefty & Big J (6:41) Bowski & Big Sarters vs…
 
Alphabetallica listener, Jonatan Hedlin, joins Tom for a discursive discussion on Metallica's live stage setups. Going from Kill 'Em All For One up to Worldwired, with lots of Iron Maiden chat sprinkled in-between. Check out Tom's new pun gameshow podcast 'Punnit': https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/id1482310652 Hosted by Tom Kwei Theme by Alex …
 
BRR listener, Cameron Gray, joins Tom to celebrate and denigrate battlers who have performed overseas. Check out Tom's new competitive wordplay podcast, 'Punnit': https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/punnit-the-pun-gameshow-podcast/id1482310652 https://twitter.com/thepunpodcast https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKJOzYgG9MW7CQHAZQahiqw thepunpodcast…
 
The endless cavalcade of clips continues! No intro or closing questions, just the guts of the episode with me and the guest dissecting the song. This week we look back at 'Hardwired... to Self-Destruct'. 1. - ‘Hardwired’ - #61 w/Denis Muraviev 2. - ‘Atlas, Rise!’ - #10 w/Colton Layne 3. - ‘Now That We’re Dead’ - #105 w/Nick Mockoviak 4. - ‘Moth Int…
 
No Metallica chat in this one I'm afraid, rather a rambling solo pod where I discuss my 10 fave instrumental records. Albums discussed: The Aristocrats - Culture Clash Steve Vai - Alien Love Secrets Toe - The Book About My Idle Plot On A Vague Anxiety Tommy Emmanuel - The Mystery Caspian - You Are The Conductor Paul Gilbert - Silence Followed By A …
 
Recently I had the privilege of guesting on my all-time fave battle rap podcast, Black Compass, to host an exclusively American-centric edition of Barstermind. Kola & Q are the contestants with BC's head honcho Tony Bro co-chairing with me. Enjoy! SUBSCRIBE TO BLACK COMPASS: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/black-compass-media/id1343846058 htt…
 
Tom hosts solo for an entirely subjective top 10 discussing his fave battlers + their appearances on the show. Check out Tom's new competitive wordplay podcast, 'Punnit': https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/punnit-the-pun-gameshow-podcast/id1482310652 https://twitter.com/thepunpodcast https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKJOzYgG9MW7CQHAZQahiqw thepu…
 
The continuing cavalcade of clips continues! No intro or closing questions, just the guts of the episode with me and the guest dissecting the song. 1. - ‘Fuel’ - #57 w/Sam Briefer 2. - ‘The Memory Remains’ - #89 w/Josh Leatherwood 3. - ‘Devil’s Dance’ - #34 w/Luke Soneji 4. - ‘The Unforgiven II’ - #149 w/Aurélien Moureaux 5. - ‘Better Than You’ - #…
 
Alphabetallica listener, Hughesy, joins Tom to review one of the band's biggest UK shows ever, Donnington 1995. We discuss all the other bands that made up Metallica's hand-picked bill before celebrating the boy's superb headline performance. Check out Tom's new pun gameshow podcast 'Punnit': https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/id1482310652 Hoste…
 
The podcast has been drinking, not us! For this, the fourth instalment of our "Back Down in the Hole" series, we will be revisiting every first time fans favourite Tom Waits album, 1976's Small Change. Remember to check our original review on our original Small Change episode. Listen to our episodes on 'Foreign Affairs' & 'Blue Valentine' right now…
 
Another slice of my competitive wordplay gameshow podcast, 'Punnit'. This episode sees Eurgh trading wits with Sean Kray and poet Barry Hollow. CATEGORIES: FOOTBALL TEAMS & WORLD CURRENCIES HORSE TERMS & DESSERTS Listen to every edition of the show here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/punnit-the-pun-gameshow-podcast/id1482310652 https://twit…
 
Sam & Tom pull up a seat to sit back and just experience 'The Heart of Saturday Night'. This is the third instalment of our "Back Down in the Hole" series, and we recommend you check out the original episode first to see how our opinions compare/contrast. Listen to our episodes on 'Foreign Affairs' & 'Blue Valentine' right now by supporting us on P…
 
Tom is joined by Hughesy Plays to recount every battle from DF's incredible 'Checkpoint 2' Check out Tom's new competitive wordplay gameshow podcast, 'Punnit': https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/punnit-the-pun-gameshow-podcast/id1482310652 Discussing: Pedro vs Michael White (6:17) Charron vs Dotz (13:04) Willzy vs Tox (19:41) Ogmios vs Quill (30…
 
More clipshow content! Tom returns to introduce all the Alphabetallica episodes that covered the first disc of the band's cavalcade of covers, 'Garage Inc. (1998). No intro or closing questions, just the guts of the episode with me and the guest dissecting the song. 1. - ‘Free Speech for the Dumb’ - #55 w/Russell Shostak 2. - ‘It’s Electric’ - #74 …
 
Hey there everyone! Sorry. We were stuck in traffic! Welcome to another episode of "Down in the Hole" where today we will be cataloguing all of Waits' famous fans that have appeared on the esteemed British, BBC radio show, "Desert Island Discs", as well as offering our own personal selections. Also, stick around for two exclusive interviews... Matt…
 
Alphabetallica listener, Mark Ferguson, joins Tom to dissect James Hetfield's celebrated appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience. Check out Tom's new competitive wordplay podcast, Punnit: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/punnit-the-pun-gameshow-podcast/id1482310652 SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Kg8m3ITvmNpdpjvvo8JI8?si=Xxz8xicTQVmSOux…
 
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