I’m at my house this New Year’s. I haven’t decided yet if I’m going downtown or not (I’m leaning towards not, it’s just too cold tonight… and besides I have a Rogue Shakespeare Stout in the fridge).

One tradition I will be observing is listening to the song “New Lang Syne” (a/k/a “Thank God it’s over”) by the band Jim’s Big Ego. I first heard the song back in 2001 (click here to read my blog post from back then… this btw was when I was living out at the farm for awhile) on a segment on NPR’s All Things Considered that discussed the origins and many version of the song Auld Lang Syne. Since then it has been a holiday staple for me.

Also, here’s a new (and rather corny yet endearing) video of the song.