Sunday, August 31, 2014
Notes From A (Very) Long Weekend
I can't not talk about music. I can't do it.
A few weeks ago I made an attempt to resurrect the "Song Of The Day" into something similar. I was missing this and needed an outlet. I created a Facebook group that I had hoped would turn into a simple discussion with audience participation. A place where "like minds" could share a song or two and maybe learn something new. Within 12 hours, there was zero resemblance to what I had in mind. As one friend put it, "Sal's page was bogarted!"
So that was that!
Why create something new when Burning Wood already existed?
So, if you're still out there, so am I. I just needed to clear my head.
On September 3rd, Burning Wood will be 6 years old.
Also celebrating its six year anniversary is my membership to the website that hosts all the music files that I upload for your listening pleasure. Now there are plenty of sites who offer their hosting and storage services for free, but along with that free service comes more complications: time consuming downloads with passwords and wait times, limits, less space for me (and you), and more annoying pop-ups for massage therapy and Zoloft. Six years of zip files are still alive and waiting to be unzipped.
So it is with great humility that I ask this, if you like all the music that is posted- the "Weekend Mixes," and "Songs Of The Week"- and you feel like helping out, the donation button is halfway down the page, on the right.
Six years of this and I am still not comfortable pitching for donations. But after talking to some friends about this, they made me feel a little better about asking. I just can't afford it. NO amount is too small, not even nothing. I mean that.
Thank you again for all your support, your patience and your respect.