On September 3rd of this year, Burning Wood will be ten years old!
Hole E. Crap.
I looked back to the very first posts of 2008. Did you know that Ken D. was the very first person to leave a comment? Thanks Ken D.
Burning Wood started as a very different animal. I wanted this blog to reflect whatever I was thinking at the time, like a live conversation over the counter with the customers at my shop. I also wanted this place to be a go-to for music information, old and new, and for a long time, it was just that. I looked at some of the old "If It's Tuesday, It Must Be Release Day" posts and I was stunned at how much new music I listened to and reviewed. Now, I can only describe the feeling of NOT having to listen to every new band as relief, like getting a bad tooth pulled.
For the next month leading up to the anniversary, I am going to repost some of my favorite pieces and reboot some of my favorite mixes. And of course, when inspired, there will be new content.
I would also like to thank each and every one of you who has been there from day one and has never abandoned me, even in my unpleasantness. It was never personal. Thank you all for the respect you have given this place.
Lastly, as always at this time of year, I'll need to renew the site that houses all the music and mixes from the last ten years. There is no obligation to help out, but there is a Paypal donation button for those who feel like it.
Thanks for a great run. I"ll go another ten if you're still reading.