Saturday, November 19, 2011

tom waits on kathleen brennan


I love these two quotes from Tom Waits talking about his wife Kathleen Brennan. He eloquently and romantically describes his partner and collaborator and at the same time creates a template for the 'universal rad woman.' 

  "I'm Ingrid Bergman and she's Bogart. She's got a pilot's license, and she was gonna be a nun before we got married. I put an end to that. She knows about everything from motorcycle repair to high finance, and she's an excellent pianist. One of the leading authorities on the African violet. She's a lot of strong material. She's like Superwoman, standing there with her cape flapping."

"She's a shiksa goddess and a trapeze artist, all of that. She can fix the truck...she's outta this world...she's bold, inventive and fearless. That's who you wanna go in the woods with, right? Somebody who finishes your sentences for you."

7 comments:

Lucy said...

blimey thats luvvly!

Joy said...

this is too sweet.

Stephanie said...

Sounds like the real thang.

a bit coquettish said...

Beautiful. Where's my Bergman? x

Ally said...

Wow, that really is a template for the coolest person ever! This is one of my favourite posts ever. 'She's a lot of strong material' - who wouldn't want that said about them?! This also reminds me that I need to learn more about mechanics (or at the very least know how to change a tyre).

blue roses said...

i love, love, love tom waits.... and not at all surprised that he would only settle and partner with a woman who is as incredible, innovative, and generally awesome as he is. it is so refreshing to see "celebrity" couples that are beautiful and loving to one another. such an inspiration.

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lovelydisco said...

Aw bless.