John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

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Advent 2008: Same Old Lang Syne

As I've mentioned before, I tend to listen to Christmas music all year long. "All Alone on Christmas" and "Merry Xmas Everybody" are great songs no matter what the season. That's why I was so pleased that when I saw Dan Fogelberg in concert, he performed "Same Old Lang Syne" despite it being May. You hardly ever hear it on the radio except at Christmastime, even though it is, in my opinion at least, barely a holiday song at all. Yeah, it takes place on a snowy Christmas Eve, but that's weak sauce. And there's that saxophone solo that riffs on the tune "Auld Lang Syne," but still. Nevertheless, here I am offering it up during a period of time during which I've pledged to upload a holiday song every day. How will I sleep at night?

The story told in "Same Old Land Syne" is, incidentally, a true one. Fogelberg really did run into an old girlfriend at a convenience store on Christmas Eve, and really shared a six-pack with her in her car as they chatted. (Though her eyes weren't blue, and her husband wasn't an architect.)

Dan Fogelberg - Same Old Lang Syne (MP3, 4.99MB)

Previous Advent posts:

2003: Rejoice and Be Merry
2004: Madonna of the Stars
2005: Mele Kalikimaka e Hau'oli Makahiki Hou!
2006: Bethlehem of Judea
2007: Madonna of Foligno
Tags: advent: 2008, music

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