Thursday, December 31, 2009

Auld Lang Syne

So long, 2009. You had some stellar moments and some sad times, but I'm glad I knew you. I'm looking forward to meeting your replacement, and have high hopes for amazing things.

To commemorate the personnel change, I'd like to offer a few clips. The first is just silly, as only Bill Crystal can do it:

The next is great rockin' out music, New Years Day by U2 performed live at Slane Castle. My friend Patricia has tickets to see the lads here in Washington soon; I am trying hard not to be insanely jealous. So far, no luck with that. But it won't harm our friendship, so it's okay.

Finally, I offer a genuine Scottish singer, Dougie MacLean, to sing Robert Burns' classic. Wonder if Burns realized we'd be singing (and grossly mispronouncing) his poem two hundred and twenty one years after he penned it.

May 2010 be a wonderful year for all of you. XO


Kathy Amen said...

That "Auld Lang Syne" is simply beautiful! Of course, even sung badly it almost always makes me tear up. HNY!

missburrows (Lia Hollander) said...

Happy New Year's! Let's get together soon. (I'm allowed back in the hot tub!!)

dianne said...

Beautiful song, always makes me emotional the same as 'Amazing Grace'.
I hope you have a Happy New year in 2010 Holly, blessings to you and your family. ♡

Fantastic Forrest said...

Kathy - You're so right! :)

Lia - Sounds wonderful. I'm glad you're able to do it. May 2010 be a healthy year for you.

Dianne - I also like The Parting Glass; do you know it? Thanks for your good wishes, and same to you!

Shana said...

Happy New Year to you and yours. Try not to be too jealous, but Tim and I are seeing U2 in Seattle in June. (insert SQUEEEEEEEE here). In fact, I just put the 2005 U2 concert on my bloggy list of highlights of the 00's.

Petrichor said...

I saw Dougie MacLean live around ten years ago. Not really my cup of tea, but he's certainly very talented. And I am very partial to his song "Caledonia".

mommapolitico said...

Best wishes to you and yours in the new year, FF! From our house to yours, a happy and healthy 2010. Glad to have discovered yu this year and looking forward to many more of your posts to come!

phd in yogurtry said...

Had no idea this song came from a Scottish poem, nor that it could be sung so beautifully. I will sing it more respectfully each New Year's Eve from now on. Thanks for the education, FF!

And Happy New Year to you, "we'll tak a cup 'o kindness yet, for auld lang syne."

Bee said...

And very best New Year's wishes to you as well. xx