Wednesday, December 31, 2014

And So It Goes...



Whether you've made a list of resolutions or simply just plan on beginning anew, today is the last day of another year, and at the risk of sounding maudlin, years seems to be going by all too quickly and there is still so much more to do, people and places to see, laughs to be had and music to be heard.  So even if you're not one for resolutions, at the very least, wake up tomorrow with a clean slate, a clear head and enjoy another shot at it all.

I want to thank all of you for sticking around as long as you have. This has become a great community, and I actually feel closer to some of you than to some I've met and known my whole life. It takes great patience and restraint to be respectful and polite and generous and complimentary and it takes absolutely nothing at all to hide behind a screen name and a computer and simply tear someone's head off. I'm grateful that we saw little of the latter this year.

Nothing makes me happier than music. Listening to it, buying it, selling it and sharing it. So thank you again, for allowing me this space to vent both positively and not so positively.

Have a safe and happy new year.






19 comments:

kevin m said...

Well said Sal. Furthermore, thanks for all that you do running this site and sharing your passion, opinions, love for New Orleans, and (unfortunately) love for Todd!

Happy New Year to you. Looking forward to what's ahead in 2015!

ReelMusic said...

Back at ya, Sal...thank you for all the great words and music. Wishing you a very Happy, Peaceful and Soulful New Year!

JAYESSEMM said...

And to you Sal.

I trust you know how much we appreciate all your efforts on our behalf.

Here's to a great 2015.

Are you going swimming tomorrow?

Sal Nunziato said...

I will be swimming tomorrow, Jayessemm.

Anonymous said...

Hello all...no, please remain seated,

Well said, mon frere. Happy New Year to all.

I look forward to another year in the Burnin' Wood musical sand-box, trying to learn more about music from the big-boys.

regards,
RichD

cmealha said...

Thanks Sal. Right back at ya.

DeepKarma said...

Sal, I hope this site keeps going forever, but I understand that is a tad unrealistic. You and your commenters have turned me on to so much good music that its hard to keep up sometimes.

Looking forward to 2015. Health, wealth and happiness to the entire BW family!

buzzbabyjesus said...

Happy New Year! I miss seeing you in the store most weekdays, so it's nice we have this.
I've learned how to comment here. It's a good community. Thanks everybody!

dave said...

i truly appreciate your note. thank you for sharing your music. all the best in 2015. happy new year from san francisco!

last night at the fillmore i saw the great james hunter open for the amazing sharon jones and the dap kings - what a show, what a band!!!

if you haven't caught her act, well, i suggest you make a point to do so in 2015! best to all! dave

Mr. Baez said...

I toast you and all you do, Sal.
Here's to a great 2015!

Shriner said...

Happy New Year, Sal! May the muse keep on keeping on!

dogbreath said...

I'm so pleased I found this blog out there in the ether. You say ether, I say either (you've done that one already - Ed). Anyway, just to say thanks for all the fish (some mistake there surely - Ed). Great music, great views, so keep on keeping on, please. And a Happy New Year to you. Cheers!

Ken D said...

Here's to keeping the BW vent open in 2015. It truly brings in the fresh air.

Dr Wu said...

One of the very best stops on the worldwide web. Thank you for doing all do. Wishing you a very happy new year.

Dave said...

Let's make 2015 a great year. You deserve that and more, Sal.

Dave F.

J Lark said...

Thank you cuz...

wool said...

Love this site cause it tells it like it is..Happy New year all...

tinpot said...

Ditto to all the above, and all the best for the new year, Sal.
I followed Kevin M's Joe Jackson link and am enjoying it enormously. Joe is v. down-to-earth and likeable. And if you go back to his September post, there's even a (favorable) Todd review!

A walk in the woods said...

Amen, Sal! There's always too much to do, but there's always time for music, and your blog is one of my favorite spots to hear new things and catch up on older things I haven't heard, and have a good conversation about it all. Thanks for burning the wood for us - here's to a rockin' 2015!