In 1781, 22-year-old Robert Burns went to Irvine, a coastal town in North Ayrshire, to learn the trade of flax-combing. In Irvine Burns encountered 3 "fires"; he lost all his possessions by burning, he lost his virginity, and he tasted the drink that was coming down from the Highlands and was called uisce beatha, the water of life!
O Willie brew'd a peck o' maut
And Rob and Allen cam to see;
Three blyther hearts, that lee-lang night,
Ye wadna found in Christendie.
Wha first shall rise to gang awa,
A cuckold, coward loun is he!
Wha first beside his chair shall fa',
He is the King amang us three.
David Bowie's first single for 10 years, "Where are We Now?". Good, bad or indifferent, I dunno, broadband running far too slow to download. but checkout Flight of the Concorde's "Bowie's In Space" on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4zV4pJ8MwM
Not such a hit as Fairytale of New York, but Kirsty MacColl rocks none the less...in celebration of the recent European Elvis Impersonator's Championships in Birmingham