Wednesday, January 11, 2012

1,000




This is my 1,000th post for Burning Wood.

Ain't that grand?

(And only my 544th where either Todd Rundgren or XTC was referenced.)

I'm taking the day off.

Listen to the above piece of brilliance, courtesy of XTC and Todd Rundgren, and I'll see you all tomorrow.




One thousand umbrellas
Upturned couldn't catch all the rain
That drained out of my head
When you said we were
Over and over I cried
'Til I floated downstream
To a town they call
Misery oh oh misery
Misery oh oh misery

And one million teacups
I bet couldn't hold all the wet
That fell out of my eyes
When you fell out with me
Now I'm crawling the wallpaper
That's looking more like a roadmap
To misery oh oh misery

How can you smile and forecast
Weather's getting better
And you'll soon forget her
If you let the sunshine come through
How can you smile and forecast
Weather's getting better
If you never let a girl rain all over you
And just when I thought that my vista was golden in hue
One thousand umbrellas opened to spoil the view

One million salt seas
Recalled from school atlas
Alas would be filled to the brim
Sunny Jim couldn't jump it
How can I be pleased
When I'm handed the keys
To a town they call Misery
Oh oh Misery

So with a mop and a bucket
I'll just say forget her
And carry on sweeping up
Where I've been weeping
The Jesters will creep in
To strike down the newly crowned Monarch
Of Misery oh oh Misery

How can you smile and forecast
Weather's getting better
And you'll soon forget her
If you let the sunshine come through
How can you smile and forecast
Weather's getting better
If you never let a girl rain all over you
Just when I thought that my skies were a June July blue
One thousand umbrellas opened
Two thousand umbrellas opened
Ten thousand umbrellas opened to spoil the view

20 comments:

JAYESSEMM said...

One Thousand Posts!

Well done and many many thanks Sal.

Les said...

Congrats!

steve simels said...

Hey, who's counting?
:-)

Paul in Brentwood said...

Thanks, Sal, and yesterday's story freaking rocked!

DeepKarma said...

1,000 posts and not a clunker in the bunch. Well, maybe a couple. Anyway, I hope you have another 1,000 in you...but I understand if you don't.

FD13NYC said...

Congratulations Sal, on producing such a GRAND blog. Hoping for many many more.

allen vella said...

excellent! Thanks for all your writing aand research. Love the Wood!

Paul said...

Thanks Sal!! Job well done. Always enjoy reading your posts and the comments that ensue.

soundsource said...

In the words of Lily Marlene....I'm tired soooo wery wery tired....keep up the good work and just think you'd be up to 2000 posts if you hadn't stopped and started the blog like 100 times.

steves said...

I've always been more impressed by the quality of your posts, not the quantity. But still...

Congratulations!

diak said...

Seems like just yesterday it was just a little burning twig... and now look. All grown up.

Nicely done sir.

Anything Should Happen said...

Why don't you post about Radiohead more?

A guy called Tak said...

Sal, your blog is one of only few I actually read every posts (OK, almost)
I'm sure there are hundreds of people all over the world like me.
Congrats!

JB said...

Loved yesterday's "Brush With Stardom" post. Sorry Crosby was so cross with you, but maybe you should just be happy he didn't pull out that gun that he seemed to be carrying around a lot back in the day? One thing is for sure, the old bastard is a survivor.

And so is BW! RE: the Thousand Posts... keep 'em coming.

elizabeth said...

Always a bright spot in the day. Congratulations and thank you!

Dave said...

Congratulations, Sal -- a real accomplishment.

Didn't you forget to post about luftballons 901 entries ago?

Leon said...

Way to go! Great blog!

Jared Johnson said...

Congratulations! I look forward to the next thousand.

misospecial said...

big ol' congratulations to you, and many thanks for all you do and all you've turned me on to... we love you, sal, and this old blog.

Christine said...

1,000.00 is a nice, round number. ;)