Berkeley Rockin’-Chair Eve

A quiet TV New Year’s Eve with our friends Jill and Piero. Let’s see: the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center, playing some Bernstein and Gershwin. Then “Portandia,” Coldplay on “Austin City Limits” (most frequently heard comments: “what are they singing about” and “all those songs sound the same”) and, God bless us, “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve (with Ryan Seacrest).” Has anybody tried to get Dick Clark together with Lenin on Red Square to see who has more pizzazz? Maybe someone can get Kim Jong-Il to join the party.

We’re back home now, and quiet prevails. Not even a lot of fireworks tonight. Happy New Year to all–have a great 366 days of 2012.

4 Replies to “Berkeley Rockin’-Chair Eve”

  1. Saw Dick Clark as well. I think he is doing better this year. The last couple of years he was pretty bad. I guess he had a stroke. But yeah, I think DC wants to hang on until 2033 which will be the one-hundredth anniversary of the repeal of the Volstead Act.

  2. They seemed to have him on a strict 10-second clock — 10 seconds maximum on-camera, then toss back to Ryan. I think that Volstead Act angle is an excloo.

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