Archive for January 17th, 2011

Books: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, by Hunter S. Thompson (1972)

by Mark Saleski We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. During the late 1970’s, my hormone-addled adolescent brain held a few things dear: my girlfriend, my Ted Nugent, Black Sabbath and Kiss records and my copy of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The funny and/or ironic thing aboutRead More

Gregg Allman – Low Country Blues (2011)

Gregg Allman – Low Country Blues (2011)

You can’t fault Gregg Allman his nostalgia on ‘Low Country Blues.’ Legendarily restless, he’s still a man, and the leader of a band, that’s been through a great deal.

Crowdfunding: Allison Tartalia – Sweet and Vicious EP (2011)

Crowdfunding: Allison Tartalia – Sweet and Vicious EP (2011)

Photo by Vicki Blankenship by Mark Saleski The phenomenon of crowdfunding is not entirely new, but it appears to be gaining momentum. I first became aware of it a few years ago when jazz artists such as Cuong Vu, Jim Hall, and Maria Schneider created projects through artistShare. The concept is quite simple: the musician needs funding to bring aRead More

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