“We met on New Year’s Eve at a party in Hollywood. I was leaving the next day. I was moving to New York City and I was never coming back here to the Los Angeles area ever again. That was what I said. But I’d said that before.
So we met on New Year’s and then I left. I was gone for about four months and then I got a call to do One from the Heart. I came back and I got a little office with a piano in it and I was writing songs and Kathleen was working at Zoetrope. She was a story analyst.
Somebody told her to go down and knock on my door and she did and I opened the door and there she was and that was it. That was it for me. Love at first sight. Love at second sight.”
“Brennan is “a remarkable collaborator,” Waits says. “And she’s a shiksa goddess and a trapeze artist, all of that. She can fix the truck. Expert on the African violet and all that.
She’s outta this world. I don’t know what to say. I’m a lucky man.
She has a remarkable imagination. And that’s the nation where I live.
She’s bold, inventive and fearless. That’s who you wanna go in the woods with, right? Somebody who finishes your sentences for you.”