Saturday, December 16, 2006


The conclusion of VH1's "Best Year Ever" last night was surprisingly moving.

Little Richard introduced himself with his trademark "WOoooOOOoooOOO!", an innocent and predictable enough opening.

Then he unleashed shock and awe on an unsuspecting audience with a genuinely moving, subtle and understated rendition of "Auld Lang Syne," complete with closed eyes, normal facial contortions and soft vibrato. Goosebump-worthy.

But because he's Little Richard, he had to follow that quiet ballad with another "WOoooOOOoooOOO!" Oh well.