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Hey Mickey-macsn69
Jan 17, 2003 7:12 PM
Dunno if you remember our topic from a couple months ago about downloading classic punk.... Well, tonight I seem to have stumbled upon a treasure trove of old and new Tom Waits. I've got to admit, I didn't like him for years, but a close friend has long been an ardent fan. The more I listened, the more I appreciated not only Tom's gravely voice, but also his arrangements and his lyrics.

Sometimes, I think, it's the little things that count.
re: Hey Mickey-macmickey-mac
Jan 17, 2003 7:36 PM
Some people, including me, fall in love with Waits' music immediately. Other struggle with it for a considerable time before it clicks and they become diehard fans. Others just dont' see what all the fuss is about and never will. In all honesty, I can understand the point of view of those who don't like his music. It's not always easy to listen to and requires some real attention to hear the subtle nuances of the music. His lyrics are really quite amazing, and he probably would have been a fairly well-respected poet if he had never set his words to music. I only wish he played live more often and didn't charge $100 per tickets when he does grace us with a live appearance. However, with his strong following, he's in a position to be choosy about when and where he plays and how much he charges. He's certainly and interesting man and, even if it's not alway up to his highest standards, his music is never boring and rarely predictable.