Saturday, 2 January 2010

New traditions at New Year

Since this is the second year that we've done it, I'm calling it a tradition! 

I'm talking about watching Jools Holland's Hootenanny.  I know it's pre-recorded, but there seems to be a really good atmosphere in the TV studio, and the performers all seem to enjoy themselves.  I should acknowledge that I'm a fan of Jools' Rhythm and Blues Orchestra - we saw them several years ago in Perth City Hall and they were fabulous.
So what were the stand out performances for me this year?

I enjoyed Paolo Nuttini's version of 'Lovin Machine'; and the technique and innovation from Rodrigo Y Gabriela; and I quite enjoyed Florence (without the Machine) doing 'My Baby Just Cares For Me'.

I was surprised to find myself enjoying the sartorially suave Mr Dizzee Rascal vs Nirvana.  (I wonder why Mrs Rascal named her son Dizzee?  Does he have siblings called Naughtee and Cheekee?)

But for me the stand out performance of the evening was Ruby Turner singing 'This Train' - check it out!

Do you have any new traditions that you'd like to share? Or, even, traditions that you'd like to introduce to family life?  


That Hideous Man said...

Believe it or not, we all head-band, air-guitar, air drum and loudly yodel to Hocus-pocus, by Focus.....

it frequently leaves our guests completely bewildered...

Endlessly restless said...

This is all too believable - easy to imagine, but hard to get the image out of my head now ;-)