Sad news: Our good pal (and frequent PowerPop commenter) Sal Nunziato has hung up his spurs at his incomparable music blog -- after five and a half years of unmitigated brilliance and fun -- for good.
You can -- and should -- read Sal's farewell post over HERE.
I've known Sal for a little over two decades, in both his capacities as the proprietor of NYCD -- my local record store back in my final days in Manhattan -- and as proprietor of the aforementioned Burning Wood. Apart from just being an all around great guy, in both capacities Sal has, over the years, turned me on to so much wonderful music (that I'd have never been exposed to otherwise) that it's literally incalculable.
So I'd like to take this occasion to say -- as I probably should have eons ago -- thank you, buddy.
I should also add that -- if pressed -- the following song and band are the one(s) I'm most grateful for having first encountered over the sound system at NYCD.
A life-changing moment, Sal, and one of too many others to mention I owe you.