Ring in the New Year with Yoni Gordon; trade donation to Oxfam for new mp3

Yoni Gordon raises a good point: Why aren’t there any songs for New Year’s Eve, besides “Auld Lang Syne?” Or Death Cab for Cutie’s “The New Year”; various songs called “New Year’s Eve” by Ike Reilly, the Walkmen and Wild Light; and songs titled “Happy New Year” by Todd Snider and Michael Zapruder’s Rain of Frogs?

Most of those songs aren’t strictly for New Year’s Eve, though, they’re just set then. Following their Christmastime cover last year of “Fairytale of New York,” Gordon and his band, the Goods, have written a jaunty, celebratory song to mark the passing of the year, and even better, they’re giving it away until Jan. 1.

But. It’s no secret that the holiday season is a time of particularly acute need for far too many people, a circumstance exacerbated in the United States by the ongoing economic meltdown. So Gordon (and Listen, Dammit) encourages — nay, urges — you to contribute $5, or as much as you can, to Oxfam America, an aid organization that does truly good work.

New Years Eve by therealyonigordon

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