Auld Lang Syne

I recorded this version of Auld Lang Syne with Douglas Brown on accordion and lead vocals and myself on guitar.  If memory serves me correctly my wife, Amy and Wendy Hinkle sang along as well.  I’m probably missing someone.  When we started recording I had planned to play the guitar in a Django Rhinehart style but the whole thing ended up feeling more Irish (Pogues specifically) than French, so Doug affected more “drunk” and we went with it.

We used this as “sweetener” at our New Years Eve party which had a very interesting effect.  When people feel like they’re not the only ones singing, they sing louder and better, so the whole party joined in with the recording (which they didn’t know was playing) and sang their hearts out.  It was pretty magical.

New Year’s Eve Pals – Auld Lang Syne

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4 Responses to Auld Lang Syne

  1. Leigh Devereaux says:

    My goodness, it’s every late pub night I’ve ever had melded into song. Exceptional!

  2. EXACTLY. For me, Doug is every late pub night I’ve ever had, so it just makes sense this would sound like that.

  3. Doug Brown says:

    In point of fact, the drunk was not an affectation. I started early on this day, and did not stint. Great music requires great sacrifices.

  4. You give and give and give for your art, and that’s why I love you, man.

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