Watch: Tom Waits Interpretive Dances in His New Video


If you hadn’t guessed by now, we’re generally all for anything Tom Waits-related here at Flavorpill, and as such we are all over the new video for “Satisfied.” It’s a pretty lo-fi and minimalist affair, shot in black and white and capturing Waits in what looks like his backyard as he indulges in a spot of freeform interpretive dancing. If it weren’t for the cuts and the occasional bit of zooming, we’d swear that Waits had just set up his webcam and a strobe light, and gyrated in front of them for four minutes. As it happens, however, the video was actually made by Jesse Dylan, who is Bob’s son and an accomplished director. And whatever you make of it, it provides conclusive proof of at least one thing: Tom Waits is a better dancer than Thom Yorke. Click through to watch the video and let us know what you think.