David Smay

David Smay is a San Francisco-based pop critic and editor whose acclaimed books include Bubblegum Music is the Naked Truth, Lost in the Grooves and the 33 1/3 series volume on Tom Waits’ Swordfishtrombones, which he’s adapted into the occasional Esotouric bus adventure Crawling Down Cahuenga: Tom Waits’ L.A. Popmatters says: “Smay acts as a side-mouth talking tour guide leading us through the darkness, giving us flashlights so we can illuminate the parts to love the whole we never quite see.”