Articles by: Mark Saleski

The Friday Morning Listen: The Bill Frisell Band – Lookout For Hope (1987)

The Friday Morning Listen: The Bill Frisell Band – Lookout For Hope (1987)

by Mark Saleski There’s a lot of writing out there about where inspiration comes from. We’ve all read stories about the Muse and how fickle it can be and all of that. For me, the vanishing Muse has most often to do with life situations out of control. Stress shows up and free and easy thought takes a holiday. ThoughRead More

Ethan Mann – It's All About A Groove (2010)

Ethan Mann – It's All About A Groove (2010)

by Mark Saleski There are some things in this world that at first appear to be encased in mystery, the secrets of which can only be revealed by the “experts” — free-verse poetry, modern art, okra. It turns out that no special knowledge is required to appreciate these things. You’ve just got to be open to a slight shift inRead More

Books: Nichols Fox – Against The Machine (2002)

by Mark Saleski This review was written with a No. 2 pencil. It seemed like the right thing to do. I know this seems like an odd choice, especially for material destined for a website, but after finishing Against The Machine I felt the need to put some ‘old’ technology to use. (Ok, I didn’t resort to a quill pen,Read More

Books: Mitch Albom – Tuesdays With Morrie (1997)

by Mark Saleski A man discover’s that his old college professor (whom he hasn’t seen in over fifteen years) has contracted Lou Gehrig’s Disease. What happens next is simultaneously inspiring and heartbreaking. Mitch Albom’s account of his weekly meetings with Morrie Schwartz poses many questions about how we chose to spend our time here on earth. Morrie certainly didn’t provideRead More

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, April 22, 2009

by Mark Saleski, in Boston You know, every time I go to a Bruce show, I come out of there thinking it was the best one ever. A few days later, after the adrenaline levels drop back to normal, memories of past concerts come back into focus: “Wait… what about back in…?” This time, the adrenaline obliterated by not nearlyRead More

Books: Annie Leibovitz – American Music (2004)

by Mark Saleski From the cool & creepy photo of the record left on Elvis’ turntable the day he died (“The Stamps”) to the beautiful and somewhat bittersweet picture of Johnny Cash and June carter, Annie Leibovitz’ American Music is just filled to overflowing with photo portraits of a wide range of musical Americana. Mind you, this is not justRead More

Books: Keith Bradsher – High And Mighty (2003)

by Mark Saleski A friend of mine (a car aficionado, racer and mechanic) loaned me this. If you’ve ever been interested in how SUVs came into existence…and how they became so popular, then this might be of interest. The safety issues are well known (rollover risk, damage to other vehicles, etc). What I thought was particularly interesting were all ofRead More

Bill Chinnock (1948-2007): An Appreciation

I owned it before Born To Run … before Darkness On The Edge Of Town. You’ve probably never heard of it. Heck, chances are you’re unfamiliar with the artist as well.