Friday, March 29, 2013

Songs Of The Weeks: 3/16-3/29- LAST POST

As promised, here is the doubled up SOTW, 57 & 58.

This is also the last post until I decide otherwise. At the moment, it feels as if all inspiration has packed its bags and told me to kiss its ass on the way out.

Blog and all links are alive and I will be moderating comments, even the anonymously posted ones geared at winding me up. 

See you when I see you....hopefully sooner than later.

Thanks for your patience.

Enjoy the music.

Goodbye- Paul McCartney
Sunrise- Eric Carmen
Places That Are Gone-Tommy Keene
Comfortably Numb- Pink Floyd
Don't Think About Her While You're Trying To Drive- Little Village
Mandocello- Cheap Trick
Oh Me Oh My- Lulu
Common People- William Shatner w/Joe Jackson
Oh Baby! (We Got A Good Thing Goin')- Barbara Lynn
She Will Have Her Way- Neil Finn
Til I Gain Control Again- Raul Malo
Haunted- Shane MacGowan
There's No Other- The Crystals
A Whole Lot Better- Brendan Benson

zip 57

zip 58


James A. Gardner said...

That Little Village track always chokes me up. For today, I'll think of it as "Don't Read This Post While You Drive" ... hope you're inspired to return sooner than later. In the meantime, thanks for making our days more interesting.

J. Loslo said...

Thanks, Sal. James' "sooner than later" comment is pretty much what I was going to say. Your blog is a pleasure and an education.

buzzbabyjesus said...

Spring Break? Have fun. Later.



I know I speak for many when I say how much I appreciate all that you do for us. My record collection is much richer for your fine guidance.

And it must be exhausting and perhaps threatening to have to "perform" for us all the time.

Please never let Burning Wood be a burden. If and when you recharge and want to share we'll be here.

Many thanks!

Despairing Thyrsis said...

Thank you for sharing your ear BW. Through your tireless work you have introduced me to so many things that I never thought that I would enjoy!

A walk in the woods said...

Agree with everyone here... my iPod is replete with Sal-chosen tunes, and the discussions are always great. Here's hoping your recharging works its wonders and you return with more pearls of musical wisdom as you always have.


lemonflag said...

Have a nice break. We will save a place for you, take care.

cmealha said...

Go take whatever time you need, refill the tank and come back when you're ready. I'll miss the daily ritual of checking in and checking out the new stuff you turn me on to.If I can wait for Jeter I can wait for you.

Jeff in Denton TX said...

Thanks for all the great music, insights, and stories. My musical listening palate has been widened by your work. Take care of yourself!

steve simels said...

Sal --

One of your best playlists ever.

And take as much time off as you've fricking earned ten times over.

But come back soon, obviously.

kevin m said...

sal, I give you about two weeks. not being sarcastic or nasty. basically, your passion for music and need to share it will overcome you once again (so I hope). meanwhile, enjoy your break. for laughs, go to citi field for a met game.

dogbreath said...

Tell me it's just a rumor baby. I gotta find a way to get you back. Baby (don't you leave me). You can come right back to me. Think it over (before you break my heart). And other cool tunes "discovered" by me after following up some of the artists in your SOTW & Weekend Mixes. Thanks for the tutorials & hope to see you again before too long. Cheers!

Lewis said...

Sal, sorry to hear you are having a rough patch - knock 'em out and come back refreshed! Thought of you and your great weekly mixes when I saw this notice today:

I remember that song on one of your mixes, and it's been a favorite since. (Somehow I'd never known it previously - like many of your choices)

Anonymous said...

make it a short break, Sal, if you could be so kind. I second the emotion that you make our days brighter with the blog, and the new blog too!

iggy said...

Hey Sal. Everybody needs down time, even the greats. Enjoy yours and come on back when YOU are ready. Look forward to hearing from you then. In the meantime, thanks again.


Anonymous said...

I don't comment very often, but am a frequent vistor who really values your wit and erudition. (And I, too, spent many years in the Record Store beanfields, so a music blog that really impresses me is really saying something.) You've earned a break, Sal, but I do hope that you mosy back eventually. Are you coming to Jazz Fest? I'd STILL be honored to buy you a beer on Frenchmen Street.. -Bill Buckner

Sal Nunziato said...

4/30- 5/5, Bill

Anonymous said...

Mark me down as another regular visitor who rarely comments but who appreciates BW very much. Until I see a post that says "Boarded Up" I'll keep checking back.

In the meantime, thanks again Sal. The kindergarden teachers would say that you share well with others.

Dave said...

Thanks for all you do, Sal. "Oh Me, Oh My" is one of my five most-played songs in my household.

Eric said...

Chin, Chin to the guy who's retired and made more comebacks than petitte... fare thee well..

Fielding said...

"...remember no man is a failure who has friends. you've truly had a wonderful blogging life."

Ken D said...

Just back from a week in the heartland... I'll just repeat what a waitress in Omaha said to me the other day:
"You be sure to visit is again if you're passin' this way, OK hon?"

plus this:

Shriner said...

Just wanted to say "A Whole Lot Better" is one of those amazing songs that actually has multiple hooks in it -- and each hook actually works. An expertly crafted song by any stretch.

Anonymous said...

Late to the party, but seconding and thirding all the gratitude and best wishes.

Cheers, Bruce H.

cmealha said...

Hey, Is this an April Fool's joke?