Tom Waits

©1976 Tom Zimberoff

Crepuscular sightings of Tom Waits were common when I lived in LA. Dragging himself along the corridors of West Hollywood, just east of Beverly Hills and south of the Sunset Strip, he looked to anyone like some hapless dude navigating the sidewalk to oblivion. He wore a slept-in suit and pointy black roach killers that scuffed the pavement between Doheny and San Vicente on…