Monday, November 30, 2009

Tis The Season To Be Cranky

Wasn't it the great philosopher Billy Squier who said, "Christmas is the time to say I love you?" December is still a day away, and yet I can feel the pressure rising, the bank account failing, and the collective composure getting lost. This really isn't the most wonderful time of the year. It certainly isn't as wonderful as January 2nd, the day we can all feel good about starting over... yet again. Sorry to be a Scrooge Head, but it's just not realistic to think all is well just because most of America has dug out their Andy Williams' sweaters. "I love yous" are getting a shove to the side for the more popular "Why won't these f**king tree lights go on?!"

I wasn't always like this, but I understand it more and more.

Here's what's going on at Burning Wood during the month of December.

While the rock and roll halls get decked with the traditional year-end dregs, "If It's Tuesday, It Must Be Street Date" will be truncated due to the lack of worthwhile releases.

Burning Wood however, will spend the next month focusing on giving. (That's the spirit!) I will be taking requests. Wanna hear something? Live performance you'd like to see posted? Out of print record you've been looking for? Artist you'd like to see raked over the coals? Let me know. My Santa suit gets hot and itchy more quickly these days, so act now.

In addition, I will be compiling my year-end favorites and biggest disappointments. And as I did last year, I will be accepting your e-mails with your Top 10 records of the year. I will post them for all to see and ridicule.

The season has just started, so there is still plenty of time for it to get better or worse. I will do my part to make it better. Hang in there, kids.

For now, let's take one more opportunity to let it all out. Whatever is pissing you off, just remember, it's not me. (Right?)

Hit play, crank it up, and bang your head to "Ace Of Spades." You'll feel better.


steve simels said...

If you don't post Burns and Schreiber's "In One Head and Out the Other" I will take a hostage, swear to god.

Sal Nunziato said...

Wow, Steve. No warming up in the bullpen. Just coming at me with the cutter. Damn.

Noam Sane said...

If you're going for a theme, Little Charlie and the Nightcats "Thinking With The Wrong Head" would work with that.

jeff said...

I've always wanted to get a copy of Richard Manuel's original band doing "Slippin' and Slidin'" I know it's on the band boxed set (or one of them).