Tom Semioli is a television news writer, music journalist, sports op-ed writer, and bass player - but not necessarily in that order!
Among the publications (print/online) he has appeared in are: AllMusic.Com, Amplifier Magazine, Interview, Minor 7th Magazine, MTV.Com , Rockpile, Shout NY, Spin, VH-1.Com, and the Village Voice.
As a writer /publicist for Myers Media, Tom worked with such stellar artists including Bruce Cockburn, Eric Johnson, Dweezil Zappa, Steve Vai, Kelly Willis, Lorrie Morgan, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Ruth Brown, Hal Ketchum, Townes Van Zandt, and Darden Smith.
Tom's sports blog www.sportsfanmanifesto.com discusses how sports, government, fans, corporations, and civic responsibility are inter-related.
His new music blog, www.vinylmanifesto.com, archives many of Tom's favorite interview features including Ian Hunter, Graham Parker, Barenaked Ladies, Gomez, Allison Moorer, Johnette Napolitano, and many more.
"Being a bass-player,' proclaims UK session ace Herbie Flowers, "is like being a truck driver: you're paid to arrive on time and safely at your destination!" Agreed!
By Tom Semioli
"Well it is art if they say it is…" Anthony Haden-Guest.
Music often makes for strange bedfellows. The above-quoted iconic writer Anthony Haden-Guest and noir folk artist Lorraine Leckie would strike most American citizens as polar opposites. He: the legendary reporter, poet, writer and cartoonist renown for his chronicling of socialite life (and death) in New York City in the wild and crazy 1970s. She: the dark princess of the contemporary Greenwich…Continue
Posted on March 17, 2013 at 9:00am
By Tom Semioli
Stop, look and listen to Jessie Torrisi, the sultry, sexy, super-charged singer / songwriter / guitarist / band leader of Austin trio Please Please Me and you’d think she was born and raised to be a roots rocker ala Shelby Lynne, Lucinda Williams, or Ryan Adams. Now for the truth – she’s from Philadelphia, and made her bones playing drums in one of New York City’s most notorious glam / punk / shock-rock outfits in the 00’s– Unisex Salon. “I woke up one day…Continue
Posted on January 16, 2013 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments