A map of every location in every Tom Waits song

Tom Waits has written over 500 songs (at least according to AllMusic’s count). Most casually reference different locations. So, to solve a problem that didn’t really exist, Jonas Nordström created a site that pins every location mentioned in Waits’s lyrics to a map. If you click a pin, it expands to show the reference.

Here, for example, North Dakota:

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And another, for Japan:

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As for what this map could actually be used for, who knows — maybe to help plan a Tom Waits roadtrip? Or, most likely, to kill five minutes at work.

[h/t Boing Boing]