December 21/365 Happy Things

Harry: “What does this song mean? My whole life, I don’t know what this song means. ‘Should old acquaintance be forgot’ – does that mean that we should forget old acquaintances? It doesn’t mean that if we happen to forget them we should remember them which is not possible because we already forgot them.”

Sally: “Well maybe it just means that we should remember we forgot them, or something.”

“When Harry Met Sally”

Tonight Jon Batiste made me love “Auld Lang Syne“. Turned it inside out, started out with a hidden bit of Gospel and then let all of Bourbon Street roar by the end. Were there ever hands more made for a piano than his?





2 thoughts on “December 21/365 Happy Things

  1. Our Scottish friends invite us to their Burns’ night dinner each year and we sing Auld Lang Syne there. They often have a New Years’ eve party too and we sing it at midnight. I love it. It will be forever tied to the MacBride/Weatherer clan.


  2. That was great. Reminds me of community functions that always ended in Auld Lang Syne when I was a kid, with my siblings, parents, cousins, aunts and uncles, schoolmates, and neighbours.


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