Alchemic Properties and Bi-Processes: Tom Waits’ Influence On Modern Jazz

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When I first wrote about the influence that Tom Waits had on me as a songwriter (Introduction to Alchemy), I had one thing on my mind: publicity. When the …{read more}

Introduction to Alchemy: A Study of Tom Waits through Cover Songs

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When I wrote “Inherited Alchemy” my intentions were dualistic: to pinpoint the qualities Tom Waits held as a songwriter that were worthy of imitation, …{read more}

Inherited Alchemy: Tom Waits’s Inspiration on Songwriting

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As a songwriter, everything I hear is an influence, whether good or bad, loved or hated; it is “influential.”

In order to understand what …{read more}