Song of the Day: What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?


The warm swing-era horn section and tasteful piano vamps are just a few reasons to listen to jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald, but today there’s a more obvious reason to cue up her silky ballad, “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” Listen to the smoky trumpet solo and let this be a sign that all will be well in 2015. She sings:

Maybe I’m crazy to suppose
I never’d be the one you chose
Out of the thousand invitations you received
Ah but in case I stand one little chance
Here comes the jackpot question in advance
What are you doing New Year’s Eve

Read more of Max Gray at Big City Sasquatch or follow him on Twitter @City_Sasquatch. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Encounters, Mount Hope, Conte,, and English Kills Review. He co-hosts the etymology podcast Words For Dinner and is a graduate of the Rutgers-Newark MFA program. More from this author →