I discovered Tom Waits late in the 80s. I was caught by Christmas Card From A Hooker in Minneapolis. My best friend, Fernando gave me away Blue Valentine. I got all his records and even more. I can't tell which one is my favorite because it "depends on how I feel". I could see him playing live twice: in Amsterdam (2004) and San Sebastian (2008) What else? much more but who cares?
An hour or so of his songs, one per album, only ballads this time.