Monday, 31 December 2012


As I may have mentioned once or twice in the past I really can't be arsed with Hogmanay and Ne'erday. All that traipsing about the streets in the freezing cold when sensible people are tucked up in their beds in the land of nod, wishing "Happy New Year" to people you wouldn't ordinarily talk to, all the pish with coal, black bun and the like. All these things just seem to reinforce the view that we are a parochial country always looking back and wrapping everything up in bagpipes and tartan.  You hear people say "nobody does New Year like us"  when what they mean is nobody does public drunkenness and mawkish sentimentality quite like the Scots.

 Here endeth the rant, it is Hogmanay after all.

I would just like to thank everybody who has lingered around the kitchen table over the past twelve months, whether to just download the tracks or occasionally read the nonsense that I type or leave a comment. It is all appreciated. I wish you all a better 2013 than 2012, which I mean most sincerely  and hope that whatever you do tonight and tomorrow you have a great time.

Here is one of my favourite Blondie songs, for no other reason than it was in my head earlier on.

Blondie - Dreaming


Swiss Adam said...

Ach! Happy Hogmanay Drew. Have a good one.

George said...

Agree with rant. And with Adam.

davyh said...

Aye, tune. HNY to you and yours Drew. Prides in 13 please, as previously mentioned. Be good x

dickvandyke said...

Aye to all that.

Allus seems a bit hypocritical to me. What's wrong with being nice to each other for the other 364 days in the year as well? It takes more effort; that's all.

And for all that Santa, I've certainly enjoyed the ranter and the banter in these parts .. ALL year round.

You've taught me a lot 'bout stuff. (Most of it bollocks, but still!)

Much love and respect.

bing stills said...

All the best to you and yours in the coming year! Enjoy your posting and the music you share, thanks!

Echorich said...

A healthy, successful and happy New Year to you and yours!!

drew said...

Thanks all for your comments over the year they have all been appreciated and to reinforce the national stereotypes that I was moaning about earlier "lang may yer lum reek".

As Mr H says, special mention to Dickie for his entertaining bollocks throughout the year. They have kept me smiling on more than one occasion when I have nearly lost the heid.

davyh said...

We're all great fans of Dickie's entertaining bollocks

Anonymous said...


And, I do love the rants.

charity chic said...

My brother dwscribes a Scottish New Year as just another weekend but one where the pubs shut early -he has a point

Walter said...

HNY Drew to you and yours. May this year be one of your best.

Scott said...

HNY Drew. All the best to you and your loved ones in 2013.

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