Sunday, January 1, 2012


I spent last night at a New Years Eve 'pay a million dollars for a ticket' party which was good apart from the million dollar entry fee (slight exaggeration), I was with my friends for the countdown and we laughed and sipped/gulped our beers amongst well dressed hipsters playing music from a Macbook and dancing ironically like robots. Have I painted a divine picture? I was a good sport and danced to the trendy electronic beats for a while but all those jerky movements (In both senses of the word) started to you know like jar my back and stuff.

My friends and I got home pretty early and the first thing I ate in 2012 was cold eggplant pizza and chocolate cake both of which were delicious and I harbor no regrets. Being "alone" on New Years Eve has slightly tainted my experience of this arbitrary night of frivolities but the older I get the more I realize that you have to take New Years Eve with a grain of salt. It's not going to be an amazing night that immediately and wholly changes your existence for the better - but, it is about hope and optimism which I'm all for.

If I was in charge at this party, I would have played these songs and I think more people would have found themselves brushing up against another, instead of whacking them in the face. DOWNLOAD HERE:

1. Marmalade - Labelle
2. Where Are We Going? - Marvin Gaye
3. Uptight (Everything's Alright) - Stevie Wonder
4. Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
5. I Want You To Be My Girl - Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
6. Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton
7. (Night Time Is) The Right Time - Ray Charles
8. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Otis Redding
9. Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop - Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Orchestra
10. After New Years Eve - The Heartbeats

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