January 7, 1999

Happy New Year, everyone! Apologies as always for the long absence of updates, but with the Bacharach forum going so well, most crucial Burt info gets distributed independent of this page. The new year has greeted me with good news and bad news. The good news is that I’ve got a brand new bondi blue computer that will make working on the page from home much more feasible than before. The bad news is that my hard drive at work chose this week to crash on me; I lost virtually everything on it, which included virtually all of the Burt audio files. No, they weren’t backed up. It’s going to take a few weeks to reassemble an audio library.

The plus is that I’ll be rerecording the audio files as MP3 files, so the quality should be excellent. Also, I updated the Burt hits list to include every Burt composed song to reach the U.S. Hot 100 (plus a few singles that bubbled under). If I’ve left anything out, please let me know. Cheers.