Diamonds on my Windshield

Monday, January 26, 2004, 12:49 —by Joe Crawford
This item was posted in San Diego Concerts and Music, San Diego History category and has 4 Comments so far.

Tom WaitsDiamonds on my Windshield is actually about a drive from San Diego to Los Angeles. It’s a favorite of mine. And did you know he has a song called San Diego Serenade.

His biography on VH1.com says that he worked as a doorman for a San Diego club. The official bio on his site says:

Waits got into the music business at an early age. In the summer of 1972 he was working as a doorman at The Heritage in San Diego. He would get up between acts and perform on a small stage (I don’t know if this was part of the job or just something management let get away with). These performances caught someone’s eye, because Herb Cohen had signed him on to Asylum records at the age of 22.

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4 Responses to “Diamonds on my Windshield”

  1. Andrew Phelps said on Monday, January 26, 2004, 14:28

    Someone I once loved very dearly introduced that song to me, and she told me the San Diego connection. It’s lovely. Thanks, Joe.

  2. My name said on Saturday, February 14, 2004, 13:50

    I heard that when he was in high school he used to work at Filippi’s in Chula Vista.

    Also, last night I actually heard Red Shoes on the radio, 102.7

  3. San Diego Blog » Blog Archive » San Diego Serenade: Tom Waits High School Yearbook Sells for $288.24 said on Sunday, February 19, 2006, 20:40

    [...] via San Diego Serenade (a new blog just added to San Diego Bloggers.com. Previously on San Diego Blog: Diamonds on my Winshield) [...]

  4. San Diego Blog » Blog Archive » San Diego Songs said on Monday, February 27, 2006, 11:14

    [...] Update: San Diego Serenade is one. [...]

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