Today marks the 250th birthday of Robert Burns. To celebrate Scotland is trying to lure all you foreigners with proud Scotch roots over to spend on your money on horrendous tartan shite, and to encourage this we renamed the Scottish FA Cup and commisioned a horrible advert where people sing Caledonia, including Lulu and Sean Connery.
Don’t get me ****ing started on that bloody advert.
For me a better advert for the Bard is this, Parcel Of Rogues, performed by the magnificent Delgados for John Peel.
If you don’t own any Delgados albums shame on you, go buy some.
I’m aware that in some people’s eyes it’s treasonous to say it, but my prefered Burns isn’t Rabbie, it’s Jake, so here, just for fun, is some SLF too:
Nobody’s Hero – Live at Glasgow Barrowlands