I love Tom Wait’s. I also love ‘The Piano Has Benn Drinking’ which I’ve only ever had on a live album. So, when I found this clip of Wait’s playing the song on a very strange American TV show, from 1977, called ‘Fernwood Tonight’ I thought I’d share it with you.
The show was only on air a while and was set in a fictional town called Fernwood, Ohio. The two hosts are fictional characters and most of their guests were too however on occasion the shows writers would weave a real-life character, like Waits, into the fictional fabric of the show. Having said that Waits has been weaving fiction into his character for years and in this clip he really goes for it. And is very funny.
One thing is for sure you’d never get a show like this again.
Via Open Culture
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