Hi. I’m Michael Salamone.
I had a beard before beards were cool, and am deeply concerned that the over-saturation of beards in American culture is devaluing my own beard. Still, it’s pretty exciting that the sentence previous to this one used the word beard four times.
I’ve done a lot of stuff. I was a touring/performing musician at one point, a newspaper reporter, columnist and editor at an overlapping but altogether other point, a restaurateur during both of those points, and an arts and nonprofit administrator throughout all of those points too. I’ve dabbled in just about every form of art-form, because I’m both curious and creative. I grew up inside the gates of the renowned Chautauqua Institution in Western New York. I’ve been growing older in majestic Denver, CO.
Despite the narcissism displayed by having your own website, and typing out a bio for those who land on it, I don’t take much seriously. I fancy myself an amateur humorist and I am happiest when I am writing and recording music, painting and enjoying an adult beverage in the privacy of my own home. Or laughing with friends. That’s nice too. I am a Capricorn who enjoys bike rides, dining out and, wait…. This isn’t a dating site. Though, I suppose the purpose of this page is to sell you on me. If you like me, you might buy some mp3s. I really want to sell you some of my mp3s. Or to donate to the podcast. You see, I’d really like to spend more time writing columns, making podcasts, telling stupid jokes and songwriting. That means I have to beg for fan support. Because this stuff takes time, and I don’t have enough of it. I really hate begging for fan support, but I sucked it up just now. Oh, and raisins. I really hate raisins. You can pay me to make podcasts and columns but you can’t pay me to eat raisins.
Since I have this platform, I would also like to publicly endorse kindness and honesty. The further down the road I get in this journey of mine, the more I value living with those values, and traveling down that road with those who do as well. I hope that message gets out through the stuff I post on this website too. Be good to one another. We all deserve it.