Monday, December 31, 2018

The New Year's Eve song, explained

Vox has an interesting 6.5 minutes YouTube video titled "The New Year's Eve song, explained": "The US associates 'Auld Lang Syne' with the New Year, but not everyone does...

After the ball drops in Times Square on New Year's Eve, the crowd cheers, couples kiss, confetti flies and the song you hear is "Auld Lang Syne." For Americans this song is associated with another year passing, but it means something else entirely in other cultures. Since the Scottish poet Robert Burns first published the words to the song in the 18th century, the melody has been adapted as a soccer ballad in the Netherlands, a graduation song in Japan, and more.

This video explains how an obscure Scottish folk tune took on new life around the world and how Guy Lombardo solidified it as the sound the US hears at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve..."

Also, happy new year!

5 comments:

  1. How was your 2018 year? Please vote in here. :)

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    1. Well, 2019 is starting to suck already. No hot water/h2o in the cold nest so no showering and stuff for a while. :(

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    2. 2019 is sure crazy like today with the nest work due to yesterday's costly h2o/water heater replacement. More nest work tomorrow too. :(

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    3. Also, 2018 was a big money loser year. :(

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