People from Chula Vista, Californi: Rey Mysterio, Jr

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General Books, 2010 - 266 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 68. Chapters: Tom Waits, J. Michael Straczynski, Charisma Carpenter, Andrew Cunanan, Rey Mysterio, Jr., Konnan, Matt Cameron, Billy Casper, Nick Popaditch, Julieta Venegas, Brian Bilbray, Mario Lopez, Adrian Gonzalez, Joel Zumaya, Ilan Rubin, List of people from Chula Vista, California, Carlos Quentin, John Fox, Chris Hazel, Stephanie Swift, Ty Wigginton, Charles Adair, Charles E. Whittingham, Marcos Curiel, Cheryl Cox, Mike Jacobs, Joan D. Vinge, Craig Coxe, Michael Heck, Adriana Sage, Donnie Edwards, Shirley Horton, Mary Salas, Walter Emanuel Jones, Brian Barden, El Vez, Jenna Presley, Todd Pratt, Zeke Moreno, Corky McMillin, Ogemdi Nwagbuo, John Jaso, Benji Gil, Mary Castillo, Tim Danielson, Bob Natal, Carmen Serano, Jos Silva, Moses Moreno, Steve Riley. Excerpt: Connection Timeout Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. Waits has a distinctive voice, described by critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding "like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car." With this trademark growl, his incorporation of pre-rock music styles such as blues, jazz, and vaudeville, and experimental tendencies verging on industrial music, Waits has built up a distinctive musical persona. He has worked as a composer for movies and musical plays and as a supporting actor in films, including Down By Law and Bram Stoker's Dracula. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his soundtrack work on One from the Heart. Lyrically, Waits' songs frequently present atmospheric portrayals of grotesque, often seedy characters and places - although he has also shown a penchant for more conventional ballads. He has a cult following and has influenced subsequent songwriters despite having little radio or music video support...

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