Happy New Year! 2015 is here which is ridiculous. I remember the mayhem of that rainy night in Paihia, Northland, New Zealand in 1999/2000 so vividly that I really cannot believe it was 15 years ago. There were torrential downpours, midnight pashes, 111 calls on brick cellphones for severed toes and many other mild shenanigans in the time of impending nonexistent Y2K gloom. Definitely my most unforgettable New Year experience.
To mark the beginning of 2015, here is the song I promised on Newstalk ZB, Rod Stewart at the Royal Albert Hall in 2012 performing Auld Lang Syne. Watch the latest episode of Sunglasses Inside to hear why I’ve chosen this particular version with the Rod video beneath. As I say in the clip, whatever 2014 was for you, may 2015 be better. All the best, Tim.