Rampant Tom-isms

Well, here is my little corner of the world wherein I'll randomly add thoughts , opinions and writings from time to time ...about music, the music industry and life... thoughts and opinions that mean everything and nothing at the same time...enjoy!


ARCHIVE DIVE #1 - Old reel-to-reel recordings from 1974!

Babylon: Traditional - Arranged for Nylon String Guitars by Tom Salvatori, 1974

Sooooo...here's quite a recent find! While going through an old box of sheet music I found a reel-to-reel tape of one of my first multi-track recording efforts...a traditional…

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Liner Notes from 2015's Sketches Album Release

Let’s hear it for the underdog, for the second string, for the runner-up, and for all of the creative works in this world that wind up sliced, diced and edited out.  

So therein lies the theme of this album...it’s a…

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Ahhh The Glory in Family Music Reviews

The best way to get a real kick to the stomach is to ask your family members to listen to your music and to please render an opinion. Remember, these are the people who have seen you in your underwear…suffered…

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The Purity and Beauty of Instrumental Music

I sometimes think that one of the best ways to ruin a piece of music is to take pen to paper and start writing lyrics. It occurs to me that adding lyrics can be fraught with difficulty; and oft-times reveals

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