Alex Massie Alex Massie

The Deil’s Awa Wi’ the Exciseman (and several others)

Can this really be true? And if so, is it hilarious or horrifying? Or, perhaps, both…

David Gest and, of all people, Michael Jackson are recording an album of Robert Burns’ poetry:

Gest’s spokesman said the album is a modern musical take on some of Burns’ classic poems, and had been a long cherished project.

He explained that he and Jackson were originally planning to do a musical about Burns’s life, but decided instead to turn his poetry into show tunes.

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