Finder Man: An Excerpt from Tom Waits in Conversation with John Baldessari

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 15, 2014
In our October 2013 issue, coinciding with Tom Waits' new book of photographs with Anton Corbijn, we asked famed California-based conceptual artist, and Waits collaborator John Baldessari to engage with him in conversation. Topics ranged from youth, controlling accidents, and not taking serious art seriously. The following is an except from that conversation that was left out of the feature but included in our Perspective section accompanied by a Munk One illustration.

Tom Waits & John Baldessari, October 2013

Vault // Thursday, October 31, 2013
Seeing that it is Halloween, and Tom Waits dressed in a mask for our October 2013 cover story, and he played his first concert performance in a half decade this past weekend at the Bridge School Benefit in the Bay Area, we wanted to share the October 2013 cover story conversation between Tom Waits and John Baldessari. Their talk did have its own mysteries, own storylines, so it seems absolutely appropriate to read this story today. 

Juxtapoz' Favorite Tom Waits Music Videos

Music // Thursday, September 19, 2013
In celebration of our October 2013 issue featuring Tom Waits, John Baldessari and the photographs of Anton Corbijn, we have been re-watching some of our favorite of his music videos. Over the years Waits has worked with a slew of directors, from his old friend Jim Jarmusch to his most recent ones with Jesse Dylan and Matt Mahurin. Take a look and a listen after the jump!

Music Video: Arcade Fire "Reflektor" dir by Anton Corbijn

Music // Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Welcome back, Arcade Fire, a good timing at that for us. Anton Corbijn, who shot the photo of Tom Waits on the cover of our October 2013 issue, directs this sprawling Talking Heads meets Bee Gees meets Daft Punk meets Arcade Fire meets LCD Soundsystem (he did produce the track) track "Reflektor" for the Montreal-based band.

Tom Waits and Iggy Pop in Coffee and Cigarettes

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 10, 2013
We are celebrating our October 2013 issue featuring Tom Waits in the office this month and apart from listening to a lot of Rain Dogs, we have been re-watching, listening, and looking at some of our favorite things he has done throughout his life. One of those is his short with Iggy Pop in Jim Jarmusch's "Coffee and Cigarettes," which is itself one of our favorite movies. 

'Tom Waits for No One,' an Animated Short from 1979

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 05, 2013
We are celebrating our October 2013; Tom Waits issue in the office this month and begin with this short rotoscoped movie staring Tom from 1979. Produced and directed by John Lam, it was among the first music videos created specifically for the up and coming MTV market. Inspired by his performance at the Roxy in 1977, the short was unfortunately never released commercially and didn't see the light of day until the advent of YouTube. The combination of rotoscoping and pencil test used in the short was innovative at the time and helped Lamb win an Academy Award for Scientific and Technical Achievement. The production team also consisted of future animators for the Simpsons, Monster’s Inc. and Disney!

Issue Preview: October 2013 with Tom Waits, John Baldessari, and Anton Corbijn

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Juxtapoz is very excited to announce two very special features to our new October 2013 issue. First, we are introducing a slightly larger format of the print edition, giving you a better look to all the paintings and artwork we show each month in the magazine. Second, we are pleased to have Tom Waits, the icon, enigma, artist, songwriter, actor... hell, he is everything, as the cover of the October issue.  

Kyle Stecker Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, September 26, 2012
This rendering of Tom Waits was created by artist and illustrator Kyle Stecker (for Ammo Magazine). Stecker is located in Brooklyn, New York and has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators NY and American Illustration. Some of his clients include: Plansponser, Time Out Chicago, Total Guitar, Grantland, The Dallas Observer, Mountain Biking UK, Dirtrag, Bicycle Times and Backpacker Magazine.

A Brief History of John Baldessari Narrated by Tom Waits

Juxtapoz // Sunday, May 20, 2012
John Baldessari, hailing from National City in San Diego, California, is an internationally acclaimed conceptual artist that has been been practicing from the mid twentieth century to the present. With over 200 solo shows and nearly 1,000 group shows, Baldessari's work is well known and frequently exhibited to say the least.

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