When this list of Woody Guthrie’s “New Year’s Rulin’s” popped up on the internet a year ago, it became an instant classic of the season. Which means that the time has rolled around to remember it, reread it and take it again to heart. There’s a rulin’ on it to suit just about anybody because it never hurts to be reminded “Don’t get lonesome,” “Stay glad,” “Dream good” and “Love everybody.” Also, “Wash teeth if any.”
Happy New Year everybody!
Via Lists of Note
Fireball XL5 by Don Spencer
I am learning this song for Amanda Palmer’s New Year’s Eve gig at Terminal 5 in New York, because when I heard Gerry Anderson had died I said on Twitter that I ought to sing it for him, before I remembered that I don’t do that sort of thing, and now her band are learning it, and so am I.
You can win free tickets to see an amazing New Year’s Eve gig with me and John Cameron Mitchell as the Cool Special Guest and The Awkward English One, respectively, at http://www.amandapalmer.net/news/contest-win-tickets-to-see-afp-the-grand-theft-orchestra-on-new-years-eve-2012/…
Merry Christmas from Maddie!