Totally off topic, but since I’m still on vacation (for a few more days), I get to wander a bit on the journalistic map.
We all have certain songs that evoke emotion, and this time of the year, for many of us, it’s “Auld Lang Syne” – loosely idiomatically translated as “for the sake of old times”.
So, while practicing my rendition of this Scottish poem (written by Robert Burns in 1788), in the shower this morning (so that my choral contribution later tonight won’t sound totally tuneless :) ), I couldn’t help trying a few bars of Stings “Fields of Gold”.
In a very loose fashion, this great tune covers some of the same ground as Auld Lang Syne – especially for those who remember lost lives, lost times, and lost loves.
The following is a particularly good rendition of Fields of Gold taken from YouTube. See what you think.
My good friend, Paul Andrew Russell, is running this New Year’s tune (from ABBA), over on his site. I don’t think he’ll mind if I steal it.