Revisiting my extensive music collection, one artist at a time


Welcome back to THE POSITIVE SPIN. With so much negativity constantly swirling around us, we need to focus on the things that bring happiness & positivity into our lives. Other … Continue reading

October 3, 2020 · 30 Comments


When I began my 7-part series on Tom Waits’ discography back in 2012, I explained that I wasn’t always a fan and how I once asked a friend, “Does anybody … Continue reading

June 8, 2019 · 19 Comments


Artist: TOM WAITS Album: FOREIGN AFFAIRS [Welcome to Forty Year Friday, the weekly series on my favorite albums of 1977] I spent two incredible months in 2012 revisiting & writing … Continue reading

October 13, 2017 · 46 Comments

KamerTunesBlog Year In Review 2012

It’s that time of year again, to look back on all the music I heard over the past 12 months and figure out which were my favorites. In addition to … Continue reading

December 27, 2012 · 42 Comments

TOM WAITS Part 7 – A Bad, Brawlin’ And Bawlin’ Bastard / In Conclusion

There aren’t many artists fortunate enough to maintain a career lasting 40 years or more. Many that do are long past their prime, releasing mediocre albums, recording collections of standards … Continue reading

June 30, 2012 · 10 Comments

TOM WAITS Part 6 – A Good Man Is Hard To Find

After 30 years and with 15 albums under his belt, Tom Waits entered the new millennium on a high after 1999’s Grammy-winning Mule Variations. Three years later he released two … Continue reading

June 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

TOM WAITS Part 5 – What’s He Singing In There?

When I first came up with the concept for this blog, I assumed I would listen to each album once while perusing the lyrics and liner notes, and then write … Continue reading

June 9, 2012 · 7 Comments

TOM WAITS Part 4 – Barking His Way To The Big Time

As someone who came to Tom Waits’ music nearly 2 decades into his recording career, my perspective on his musical output is probably very different from fans who were listening … Continue reading

May 29, 2012 · 12 Comments

TOM WAITS Part 3 – Valentines, Affairs And Heart Attacks

By the time we get to Tom Waits’ final three albums for Asylum Records, he’s not introducing many new sounds or themes into his music & lyrics, still focusing on … Continue reading

May 10, 2012 · 14 Comments

TOM WAITS Part 2 – A Little Trip To Heaven, Step Right Up!

Right off the bat I have to say that Tom Waits’ Closing Time (1973) is a monster of a debut album. On first listen it’s a pleasant collection of piano-based … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · 25 Comments

TOM WAITS Part 1 – Thoughts On An Artist / The Early Years

Twenty years ago, I never imagined I would listen to the music of Tom Waits, let alone own all of his albums, so my younger self would be quite surprised … Continue reading

April 26, 2012 · 9 Comments

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