Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Happy Birthday To Me

 


 

"And the sun is the same in a relative way, but you're older, shorter of breath and one day closer to death."

-Roger Waters

"Cheer Up, Rog."

-Sal Nunziato

 

I don't love my birthday. It has nothing to do with getting older. Well, not now it doesn't, and hopefully it won't ever bother me. I swear on a stack of Who Sell Outs it's just because I just don't like the attention.  Or to be clear, I don't like that type of attention. Obviously, I'm drawing attention to it with this post. But I am in control of it all, and that works for me.

My ideal way of celebrating anything---Christmas, Birthday, Old Stuff Day (also today, by the way), a 30% Off Sale At Raymour & Flanigan---is pulling up a bar stool with a few of my favorite people and having a few pops while some amazing music plays. A good view of an ocean on a hot summer day ain't bad either. I don't need a cake, or gifts or a special meal. All wonderful things, they are. But it makes me uncomfortable when that extra effort is put in all on one day, especially when I have people in my life who do stuff like that all year round.

I know not everyone feels this way. That's okay. Some of the greatest times imaginable have been celebrating the birthdays of friends. But that's because the attention is on them and I can just watch them enjoying it all.

 


 

It's another year, and as you can see, little has changed...except maybe my choice of beverage. 

I don't mind. I have no complaints.

 


 


Today, let's celebrate my way. Have a pop and listen to this mix.

Cheers to all of you. 

Good health, good food, good booze and good music.

TRACKLIST
And Your Bird Can Sing- The Beatles
Sunny- Bobby Hebb
Saturday Night In The City Of The Dead- Ultravox
A Shot In The Arm- Wilco
Sherry Darling- Bruce Springsteen
Achin'- The Plugz
Ace Of Spades- Motorhead
The Collector- Nine Inch Nails
Rats In The Cellar- Aerosmith
Stay- David Bowie
Long Away- Queen
I Can See For Miles- The Who
Mercy Mercy Me- Marvin Gaye
Elenore- The Turtles
Cowboy Song- Thin Lizzy
(Baby) You Don't Have To Tell Me- The Walker Brothers
Angel Eyes- James Booker
Black Muddy River- Grateful Dead
Stardust- Nat "King" Cole
September Song- Tim Laughlin
Just One Victory- Todd Rundgren

zip 

 


36 comments:

heartsofstone said...

Happy Birthday indeed. I hope you have a wonderful day.

kevin m said...

Happy Birthday Sal! Hope you enjoy a day full of good music, food, beverage and company (even if it's over Zoom).

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday Sal,
I agree with you completely.
Below is a link to a sketch in the fast show which I think sums it up, somewhat.....
https://youtu.be/_gJhbk8VmU8
Roger is a miserable ol bastard but I for one am glad or else we would have too much.....
shiny happy people music....
Shane

Anonymous said...

Wow! The guy GIVES presents on his birthday!

Thanks for the mix - I will toast one tonight to you. I'll also give Sell Out a spin in your honor.

Happy birthday and thanks for all you do.

Randy

Stu said...

Happy birthday, Sal, and thanks for everything. Enjoy that Basil Hayden's.

cmealha said...

Happy Birthday, Sal!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Sal! Thanks for another great year of Burning Wood.

D said...

Happy Birthday
Best wishes to you.

Anonymous said...

Great album in hand, great whiskey on floor. Looks good.

George said...

Well--in a totally offhand, casual, low-key way--happy birthday, Sal.

A Walk In The Woods said...

Happy birthday, man! Just one victory, indeed... just making it to this new year for new birthdays for all seems like a victory. ENJOY!!

The Masaccio of Gonzo said...

Happy Birthday! & thanks for sharing such great music!

pmac said...

Happy Birthday, Sal! And, you got some Booker in your mix - hell yeah!

Strummer62 said...

Happy Birthday and a huge than you for all the great music , recommendations and commentary. long may you write !

JAYESSEMM said...

Well done young man!

Troy said...

Happy birthday! Looks like during your next trip around the sun, you're going to get more of The Who Sell Out than ever before. Hope it's that good of a year for you throughout.

bumppa said...

Sal,
Pay no attention to them - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
May you live long and gain attention.

soundsource said...

Than YOU for the Birthday Present. All the best.
P

Michael Giltz said...

Paul and I want to wish you a Happy Birthday!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtjhS6n1mto


Ken D said...

Gotta respect the man who isn't afraid to let everyone know he prefers good whiskey to overly sweet cake.
And gotta agree. A toast to you, sir. May you enjoy many more...

Anonymous said...

Hi Sal, this is Rick from Germany.

Happy birthday Brother and thank you for your always entertaining
and quite often inspirational work.
All the best to you and all your relations.
Stay safe, you are essential-

rick

Eric said...

Happy Happy Joy Joy

Michael Giltz said...

On their birthdays, hobbits give gifts to everyone ELSE! Thanks for taking up that tradition with your musical gift here.

Sal Nunziato said...

So I’m a hobbit now! This better not implode!
:)

Joe said...

Happy Birthday Sal. I will toast you tonight with a glass of Blanton's (which I only bring out for special occasions). joe

Stephen said...

Not sure why all these comments......

You said it all 'your way"

Now how about some Neville O'Riley Livingston?

Jeff in Denton TX said...

No better way to celebrate another year on this rock than with some fine tunes. Hope you've had at least a tolerable (and hopefully way better than that) birthday, Sal!

jmills said...

Hey Sal, Happy B-Day, hope it was a great one. Thanks for all the great music over the years and being an inspiration to getting all my vinyl back from my ex. Well almost all of it, still negotiating for the return of Eat A Peach and All Things Must Pass( bought at one of the many record stores in Times Square the week it came out).Stay safe my friend

kodak ghost said...

Good on ya cobber. Nice choice of beverage!

Jimbo said...

Happy belated birthday. "Rock on" " Roll me over and turn me around
Let me keep spinnin' till I hit the ground"

Keith35 said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Stay Safe

Mr. Baez said...

Happy belated birthday, Sal. Thanks for all that you do and for another great music mix. From one pisces to another: Rave On!

Anonymous said...

Hello all...no, please remain seated,

Happy Birthday, dude! Thanks for the blog and the music.

Regards....RichD

Chris Collins said...

oh man!! i'm sorry I missed this!! happy happy belated birthday!!! Hope it was a good one

M_Sharp said...

Happy belated birthday, Sal! I hope you have many more and we can all go to the bar with friends and have a few pops soon!

Jared said...

Happy belated birthday! Wishing you all the best in 2021!