Jan 1, 2016
New Year's Day - a day of hangovers, resolution writing, college football games, and general recovery. Nancy and I are off to her Cousin Jimmy's open house for an afternoon of family, cut-throat board games, football games on TV, and polite grazing of potluck.
A happy new year to one and all - let's toast 2014 with a verse or two of "Let's Start the New Year Right" by Irving Berlin, sung here by that great crooner (and underrated influence on all jazz singers), Bing Crosby:
One minute to midnight, one minute to go
One minute to say good-bye before we say hello
Let's start the new year right, twelve o'clock tonight
When they dim the light, let's begin
Kissing the old year out
Kissing the new year in
Let's watch the old year die with a fond good-bye
And our hopes as high as a kite
How can our love go wrong if
We start the new year right?