Genesis – Supper’s Ready – Still Fresh at 40, By Sal Nunziato

[The Genesis album, Foxtrot, which included the memorable 20 plus minute song, “Supper’s Ready” was released October 6, 1972. Thus, on or around the 40th Anniversary— Oct. 6, 2012– East Portland Blog is saluting the band, the album and the song and asks you to join with us in celebrating this auspicious occasion . . . → Read More: Genesis – Supper’s Ready – Still Fresh at 40, By Sal Nunziato

Burning Love – Sal Nunziato Announces New Website

And here it is.

As if you didn’t have enough to do…

I have launched a second blog, which can be found at http://www.burningluv.blogspot.com/

Why Burning Love??

Burning Wood (my original blog) is approaching its 4th year, and if there is one thing I’ve learned in four years, aside from how many of you . . . → Read More: Burning Love – Sal Nunziato Announces New Website

In Burning Wood: The Four Voices of Tom Petty

Sal Nunziato has a great post about Tom Petty’s distinct vocal stylings in Burning Wood.

The Best Records of 2011, By Sal Nunziato

Not a bad year for music.  I had started compiling my year-end list back in August and assuming there are no stellar December releases, I think this list is pretty final.

There is no order to the following faves, but I did leave my Top Three of the year for the end.

Also, when . . . → Read More: The Best Records of 2011, By Sal Nunziato

REM Breaks Up After 31 Years as a Band – Reactions Pour in From Around the World

http://youtu.be/qAkubiZhly4

“To our Fans and Friends: As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished. To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our . . . → Read More: REM Breaks Up After 31 Years as a Band – Reactions Pour in From Around the World

Glen Campbell – Ghost on the Canvas

Glen Campbell has just released a strong new work, Ghost on the Canvas, with the title cut written by Paul Westerberg of the Replacements. The great Sal Nunziato is quite impressed, and discusses the album on his blog, here and, particularly, here.

A Sucker For Covers – Burning Wood’s Weekend Mix

‎Sal Nunziato, of the Burning Wood blog, is offering a Weekend Mix which is a fascinating group of covers:

Washington Post March- Tin Men Good Vibrations- Todd Rundgren What Does It Take- Garland Jeffreys I’m Not In Love- Richie Havens Say Goodbye To Hollywood- Ronnie Spector Spooky- Dusty Springfield The Inner Light- Junior Parker . . . → Read More: A Sucker For Covers – Burning Wood’s Weekend Mix

“I Gave Up On Lou Reed After the First Pre-Velvets Acetate” and Other Lies Told by the Jaded – By Sal Nunziato in Huffington Post, Plus More Latter Day Gems

Sal Nunziato, proprietor of the Burning Wood blog and friend of East Portland, posted a great opinion piece recently in The Huffington Post:

I Gave Up On Lou Reed After the First Pre-Velvets Acetate” and Other Lies Told by the Jaded, by Sal Nunziato

As I listened to The Who’s Quadrophenia, savoring every massive . . . → Read More: “I Gave Up On Lou Reed After the First Pre-Velvets Acetate” and Other Lies Told by the Jaded – By Sal Nunziato in Huffington Post, Plus More Latter Day Gems

JOHN HIATT – DIRTY JEANS & MUDSLIDE HYMNS – Fountains of Wayne – Sky Full of Holes, Reviews By Sal Nunziato at Burning Wood

Sal Nunziato at Burning Wood reviews:

JOHN HIATT’s – DIRTY JEANS & MUDSLIDE HYMNS – “a perfect record from head to tail…”

and

FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE – SKY FULL OF HOLES (audio file included) – “has some pop gems that will keep you humming for days…”

Go here.

“Because I Love Music From The Sixties” : THE WEEKEND MIX – From Sal Nunziato and Burning Wood

Go here:

http://burnwoodtonite.blogspot.com/2011/07/because-i-love-music-from-sixties.html

Burning Wood – “2011…So Far” : THE WEEKEND MIX

I’m following David Handelman‘s sage advice and linking to Sal Nunziato and Burning Wood early and often. Here’s Sal’s mix for the best of 2011 so far, the first half of the year – My Morning Jacket, NRBQ, Cake, Paul Simon, Eddie Vedder, the Strokes, Lucinda Williams, Death Cab for Cutie, Beastie Boys, Ron . . . → Read More: Burning Wood – “2011…So Far” : THE WEEKEND MIX

Burning Wood – “2011…So Far” : THE WEEKEND MIX

I’m following David Handelman‘s sage advice and linking to Sal Nunziato and Burning Wood early and often. Here’s Sal’s mix for the best of 2011 so far, the first half of the year – My Morning Jacket, NRBQ, Cake, Paul Simon, Eddie Vedder, the Strokes, Lucinda Williams, Death Cab for Cutie, Beastie Boys, Ron . . . → Read More: Burning Wood – “2011…So Far” : THE WEEKEND MIX

The Lost Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello Sessions Demos

Thanks to David Handelman for this:

In 1987 and 1988 Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello recorded an album’s worth of collaborative material which was never released. Burning Wood has the demos for some of those songs. According to Sal Nunziato, the blog’s proprietor, some of the finished material from those sessions, “trickled out and . . . → Read More: The Lost Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello Sessions Demos