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Tom Waits
Tom Waits born December 7th, 1949 (Sagittarius)
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As a kid Tom Waits showed a bizarre attraction to exotic food like fried frog legs and escargot (pixabay photo)

When you were a little boy, did you see yourself as a professional singer?
Yes, even though it was my second choice. First one was king of the World. Or maybe pharmacist, I could never decide.

Should you give up singing, which kind of occupation would you choose?
Probably that of professional sand castle builder. I already have some experience in that field.

Tom, if I may ask, how do you invest the considerable fortune you made?
I'm not supposed to tell anybody, but I invested quite a bunch of money in a super-clever scheme invented by a financial guru named Charlie Panzi, a mastermind of offshore investments (whatever it means). I will give you his phone, but he has been incommunicado in the last weeks.

Which is your forthcoming musical experiment?
Next month I'll release a vinyl-only cryptic recording of trip hop covers of Frank Sinatra greatest hits, sung in Bosnian, Chinese and Japanese. I believe it will be the masterpiece of my career.

A famous person you think to as a part of your life?
Probably Gollum, because of our awesomeness.

Tom, what’s your biggest defect?
Well, sometimes if I chomp tobacco and suddenly I need to free my mouth I'm not that finicky about where I deposit the residues: it may be a washbasin but also an urn.

Have you made resolutions for the New Year?
My plan is to obtain a license for operating my hovercraft.

Could you suggest a remedy for flu?
Sure, in case of flu, mix three parts of champagne, two parts of lemonade and some dill. Guzzle the resulting concoction every 20 minutes for 4 hours.

After extensive reserch I concluded the following list doesn't contain Tom Waits' secret telephone number :
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My boss had scheduled my little talk with Tom Waits several days beforehand. Unfortunately, I decided I had better things to do, like grooming my pet hamster or breeding newts. So, the interview above is mainly the impression of a nightmare I had after a copious dinner of raw onions and beans.
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NOTE: the above interview may not reflect reality.