Tom Waits paid tribute to Bob Dylan‘s Nobel Prize in Literature honor in the most Tom Wait-sian way possible on Thursday night (Oct. 13). In a rare tweet, the often inscrutable songwriter (and his musical and life collaborator wife Kathleen) congratulated the 75-year-old rock icon with a sweet, typically cryptic missive.
“It’s a great day for Literature and for Bob when a Master of its original form is celebrated,” Waits wrote. “Before epic tales and poems were ever written down, they migrated on the winds of the human voice and no voice is greater than Dylan’s.”
— Tom Waits (ANTI-) (@tomwaits) October 13, 2016
Waits joined a raft of fellow musicians and luminaries — including Bruce Springsteen — who lauded Dylan for receiving the award, the first to a musician in the 115-year history of the Nobels. Dylan, however, reportedly didn’t mention the news during a show on Thursday night in Las Vegas at the Cosmopolitan.