The Black Hills, June 2019. Photo by Rob Salem. Copyright 2019-2021 Rob Salem/The Stormworks There's a saying in the firefighting community that I think has broader applications to life, and especially pursuit of goals and dreams. "Risk a lot to save a lot; risk little to save little." For firefighters, it basically means, "We'll risk... Continue Reading →
The Sin That Saves You
Earlier this year, my band, Salem's Childe, signed a deal with Pavement Entertainment that will see our upcoming record, "The Sin That Saves You," being released and distributed globally through Sony's The Orchard. Since then, despite the pandemic, we've been busy trying to get everything in place that has to happen for a release like... Continue Reading →
Making More of Less: The Spaces Between
There’s a thought in music that says that the spaces between notes are more important than the notes themselves. Essentially, this is the notion that notes played are made more valuable by the silence around them. As a guitar player I agree with this notion. But I think it’s an idea the goes beyond... Continue Reading →
Salem’s Childe – Sacred Sun
The latest single from my band, Salem's Childe. The music video was done by The Stormworks (my media production brand). If you like what you see and hear, we'd love to have you as a fan and follower. Hit those like and subscribe buttons, and definitely that share button. The song is available to stream... Continue Reading →
To The Lost
I didn't know you. Except I did. I, just like the rest of the world, knew you. I knew your music. Your poetry. Your art. Your expression. I knew your joy. Your pain. Your love. Your anger. Your sorrow. Your hate. Your despair. I knew your success and I knew your failures. I knew your... Continue Reading →
The deepest hours of night pale in comparison to the abyssal depths of the artistic mind--a place where things unsafe and unmeant to be lurk waiting to be given life, shades of the horrors of Man that fortunately find little more than glimpses of life as a sparks extinguished as rapidly as they ignite. And... Continue Reading →
Parental Advisory: Explicit Content
New post up on The Forge: Parental Advisory: Explicit Content.
This Thing We Call Midwesthell
I've created a new blog page just for my posts relevant to my radio show, The Forge. It's here: http://theforgeradio.wordpress.com This Thing We Call Midwesthell.