Scottish poet Robbie Burns wrote the words to “Auld Lang Syne”, a song known by almost everyone. In honour of his 253rd birthday, here’s a version by Jimi Hendrix. Okay, so it’s an instrumental version, but I’ll take any excuse to post Hendrix songs. And this song is undoubtedly the thing that Burns is most associated with.
People outside of my country may not know who Terry David Mulligan is, but in Canada, he’s a highly regarded interviewer and music journalist. When I used to watch MuchMusic as a kid, Terry did all the “serious”, grown-up interviews with the big artists like Bowie or Neil Young. I didn’t realize exactly how long he’d been plying his trade, until I saw this. Continue reading →