The Ramones – New Years Eve 1978 – Nights At The Roundtable: Holiday Edition
Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Ramones – Live at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco – December 31, 1978
What better way to drown out an otherwise strange, perplexing and frustrating year than with The Ramones. High voltage, non-stop and relentless, it’s the perfect antidote to a year with more twists and turns than a third-rate Crime Novel. And what better way to usher in the chorus of crossed-fingers than with something earsplitting to let everyone know we’re still here and still breathing.
We heard too much that was hateful, saw too much that was ugly and lost too much that was dear this 2013, than to do anything but give it a loud sendoff.
Here’s to 2014. The events are pacing the floor, waiting to unfold. The scenes are ready to transform with the appropriate cue, and friends are unwittingly preparing for the long and final trip. Different people, different places, different circumstances – but another year and we won’t know where it all winds up until this time next year.
Here’s hoping for the best and settling for the outcome. It’s all we can do in light of the circumstances.
Play this thing loud and know that it all works out – all of it. It always has.