Many Reflections On The New Year!
December 31, 2021 7:55 PM   Subscribe

Happy New Year by Judy Garland, off her 1957 album, Alone.
posted by Rash at 8:24 PM on December 31, 2021 [1 favorite]

Favorited just for song from the end of "Toys".

It's only 9pm on the west coast but I'm just drunk enough to get maudlin and listen to poignant songs - especially Michael Brecker's soulful solo in the last minute of Dan Fogelberg's "Same Old Lang Syne". Lord deliver us from sentimental old fools...
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:02 PM on December 31, 2021 [2 favorites]

Same Auld Lang Syne is s "Snow was falling Christmas Eve" song... but it is certainly a New Year's meeting/reconciliation/whatever narrative, even if it is a week off. #FolgerbergFan
posted by hippybear at 9:05 PM on December 31, 2021 [2 favorites]

The last minute of it sorta fits, at least! :D
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:07 PM on December 31, 2021 [1 favorite]

Maybe it's a song about an entirely lost weekend week with an old flame, starting on Xmas Eve and ending a week later, and we're only given the first person memory of the events.
posted by hippybear at 9:13 PM on December 31, 2021

I mean, we've all been there... right?

posted by hippybear at 9:15 PM on December 31, 2021 [1 favorite]

Ella’s classic version of What’re You Doin’ New Year’s Eve. From arguably my fave Christmas album!
posted by freecellwizard at 9:26 PM on December 31, 2021

This is an off-kilter version of Auld Lang Syne which takes a chaotic turn. It's my favorite New Year's song -- check it out if you want to:

Tim Eriksen - Song Of The Old Folks

Tim Eriksen used to be in a folk-punk band called Cordelia's Dad, and since then has turned out messy albums from a kind of alternate-universe Western Massachusetts history.
posted by Harvey Kilobit at 10:29 PM on December 31, 2021

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, New Year's Kiss
posted by verstegan at 12:52 AM on January 1, 2022

Happy New Year hippybear! And as always, thank you for the wonderful post.
posted by manageyourexpectations at 6:03 AM on January 1, 2022

”Happy New Year” by Luna
posted by pxe2000 at 6:21 AM on January 1, 2022

@Greg_Ace - Thanks for that!

Thanks to all of you!

posted by james33 at 7:30 AM on January 1, 2022

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