Sunday, December 30, 2012

Everything I Need to Know, I Learned from Scottish Folk Music

Well, not everything.  A lot, though.  Plus it's just a neat-sounding title.  The origin of this blog is that I've been vaguely considering starting a blog for a while.  I actually did have a blog, on Weight Watchers Online of all places (note to self: start counting points again!), but I've kind of wanted to have a "real" blog.  I think the concept of blogging was custom-made for me, since I often like to talk (or write, in this case) just to hear the sound of my own voice.  A couple of people on Facebook have said I should blog (most recently Sia--thanks, Sia!), so I figured why not.  Right before Sia made her suggestion, I had posted on Facebook that someday I was going to write a book called "Everything I Need to Know, I Learned from Scottish Folk Music."  So, there you go...built-in title.

I don't know that each post will include wisdom I've gleaned from Scottish folk music (or other associated Scottish stuff), and maybe most of them won't.  But, for the first post at least, here's some useful information I've picked up from my Scottish folk music obsession (the origin of which is a post for another day.)  Ready?  OK, this is important.  Here it is: the word "syne", as in "auld lang syne", starts with an S sound, not a Z sound.  I think this might be relevant in the next, I don't know, day and a half or so.

Happy New Year!  If I don't get bored and/or disorganized, I'll post again in the new year.