“Some melange of harshness and sweetness–modern and sentimental all at once–even Kitsch used so skillfully” Leonard Cohen Writing About The Music Of Tom Waits (From The Flame)

In “Dream Brighton” in the Notebooks section of The Flame, Leonard writes about Tom Waits. I’ve extracted this portion of the piece because – well, it’s a perfect description of the music Tom Waits writes and performs:

More information at The Flame By Leonard Cohen.