Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Happy 2000 from Oz

alison 31 Dec 99 - 08:00 AM
Alice 31 Dec 99 - 08:03 AM
catspaw49 31 Dec 99 - 08:08 AM
Paul G. 31 Dec 99 - 08:10 AM
bill\sables 31 Dec 99 - 08:27 AM
kendall 31 Dec 99 - 08:41 AM
alison 31 Dec 99 - 09:00 AM
Áine 31 Dec 99 - 09:09 AM
T in Oklahoma (Okiemockbird) 31 Dec 99 - 09:19 AM
jeffp 31 Dec 99 - 09:24 AM
alison 31 Dec 99 - 09:27 AM
Pete Peterson 31 Dec 99 - 09:28 AM
Peter T. 31 Dec 99 - 09:29 AM
katlaughing 31 Dec 99 - 10:02 AM
Okiemockbird 31 Dec 99 - 10:06 AM
alison 31 Dec 99 - 10:19 AM
wildlone 31 Dec 99 - 10:44 AM
Bill D 31 Dec 99 - 11:27 AM
little dorritt 31 Dec 99 - 11:32 AM
Bill D 31 Dec 99 - 11:38 AM
Musicman 31 Dec 99 - 12:04 PM
catspaw49 31 Dec 99 - 12:15 PM
Alice 31 Dec 99 - 12:17 PM
catspaw49 31 Dec 99 - 12:31 PM
Bill D 31 Dec 99 - 01:20 PM
Helen 31 Dec 99 - 06:35 PM
Áine 31 Dec 99 - 07:43 PM
emily rain 31 Dec 99 - 07:53 PM
emily rain 31 Dec 99 - 07:55 PM
alison 31 Dec 99 - 10:01 PM
Escamillo 01 Jan 00 - 12:21 AM
Ted from Australia 01 Jan 00 - 01:14 AM
Jon Freeman 01 Jan 00 - 01:27 AM
Alan of Australia 01 Jan 00 - 05:28 AM
Shimbo Darktree 01 Jan 00 - 08:37 AM
Chris/Darwin 03 Jan 00 - 07:50 AM
Big Mick 03 Jan 00 - 08:22 AM
Bob Bolton 03 Jan 00 - 10:07 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:







Subject: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: alison
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 08:00 AM

Hi,

Well it's after midnight and we're still here..... and my computer still seems to be working.

I've seen the fireworks with my family, and the first baby of the century is already born at 00.01 in New Zealand.... they're calling him Adam.

I wish all of my friends at Mudcat a healthy, peaceful and Happy New Year....

love to you all

slainte

alison


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: Alice
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 08:03 AM

I'm watching the fireworks live from Sidney and Melbourne on public television here at 6am in the morning (12/31/99).
Happy New Year, alison, Alan, Helen, and all in Australia and New Zealand!

alice in montana


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: catspaw49
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 08:08 AM

Great to hear from you!!! And the coverage is GREAT on the celebrations there....Tremendous fireworks and I really loved the big "lanterns" in the harbor. Neat winking smiley face on the harbor bridge too!!

Happy New Year Gang

Spaw


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: Paul G.
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 08:10 AM

Happy Day to our friends down under -- we're watching the CNN coverage from here in Florida. Quite a show there!

Paul


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: bill\sables
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 08:27 AM

We are watching the celebrations here in the UK as well it looks as though you are having a great time we still have ten and a half hours to wait so Happy 2000 to all catters wherever you are Cheers Bill


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: kendall
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 08:41 AM

It is truely a great show from Oz. However, One thing keeps bugging me..yes, spaw, I know you couldnt care less, I always thought the news media were in the business of imparting information. True information that is, OK would someone please tell Soledad O'Brion that IT IS NOT THE FREEKIN" millennium!! That is a year away.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: alison
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 09:00 AM

Well I've just been watching the fireworks on TV and chatting to the folks back home....

the electric is still on, theres still water, the kettle still works, and I've got Tea bags..... life can continue....

only one problem that I've spotted ...... my ISP reckons that the date is 1st January 3900..... if you don't believe me check out

slainte

alison


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: Áine
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 09:09 AM

The fireworks in Sydney Harbor were wonderful!! I loved the story about the fella who used to write 'Eternity' all over town. Glad to hear from you, alison, and a happy, happy new year to you and the family!! Do you think anyone will write a song about how 'The Lights Stayed On In Sydney'??

-- Áine


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: T in Oklahoma (Okiemockbird)
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 09:19 AM

Happy New Year, Aussii! T.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: jeffp
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 09:24 AM

Happy New Year to all our friends in The Land Down Under! Our local oldies station sent the morning DJ to Sydney to broadcast the countdown live from Luna Park under the bridge in Sydney Harbour. We listened to it while taking our daughter to work. It was a treat. They will also be broadcasting from Perth, Madrid, London, and here in Washington, DC. Just think, 5 midnights in one day! Wow!

Cheers!

Jeffp


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: alison
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 09:27 AM

We saw him Jeff... he was interviewed..... he mentioned doing link ups from London and Spain. He would have got a fantastic view from Luna Park... right beside the bridge and opposite the Opera House....

slainte

alison


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: Pete Peterson
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 09:28 AM

Happy 2000 (that begs the question nicely) to all my friends in OZ and to all souls on Mudcat. I'm hoping selfishly that the reassurance we get as each time zone makes the transition without problems may diminish the panic-quotient. I know that the Millennium itself is in 2001, and it probably has already been 2004 years since Jesus was born, and were I a Creationist it would have been 6003 years since the world was created (I actually have an old Bible that gives Ussher's dates in the margin; he dates Creation as 9 AM October 21, 4004 BC) , but there is something wonderful about seeing all those zeroes as the world's odometer rolls over. I wish you all a wonderful 2000 and many more years


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: Peter T.
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 09:29 AM

Gee, ozzies, what's it like, the new Millenium, you know? Is it everything the true believers hoped it would be? Inquiring minds wish to know......yours, Peter T.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: katlaughing
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 10:02 AM

Happy First Year of the Two Thousands to all of our Ozzie Mudders! Thanks for warning us in advance of any quirks, but Alison, the only date I saw on your link was Dec. 31, 1999?!

I was up at 430a, but too lazy to wander downstairs to the TV, so missed the broadcasts. We will have it on most of the day, now, though, so I llok forward to seeing recaps of the beauty you all are talking about.

Here's to all you Mudders!

luvyaKatlaughing&wonderingwhatherdecsendantsaregoingtosayaboutherbeingaroundattheBIGONE!?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: Okiemockbird
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 10:06 AM

Kat, that's a good idea, to call Y(2K+1) the big ONE or the big UNO. T.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: alison
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 10:19 AM

Still reading 3900 here..... maybe it is MY computer.............

hahaha......

I'm off to bed... Happy Celebrating.....

slainte

alison


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: wildlone
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 10:44 AM

Happy 2000 to all! still a few hours to go here yet


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: Bill D
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 11:27 AM

a few thoughts to ponder as the New Year sweeps over us....


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: little dorritt
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 11:32 AM

still about eight hours to go- but watched the sydney harbour celebrations on tv utterly fantastic, its just started to get dark here in yorkshire and in the dim distant I can see some early fireworks being let off .weather is warmish and not raining thank goodness as there are a few street parties due to start anytime now. I feel a bit deflated by it all- i,m usually too much of an old cynic to pay any attention to events like this, but the universality of it is awesome. We may not all have seen Liveaid, we may not all have seen charles and di get married, but every single one off us will pass into another century. Have a great New Year everyone.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: Bill D
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 11:38 AM

and a Live camera focused on the "Millenium Dome",right on the Greenwich meridian in Greenwich, England, which is the worlds largest dome and cost over a billion $$ to build!...kinda dark, but I think it will have light at midnight!>/a>


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: Musicman
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 12:04 PM

Well, glad to hear all are still alive down there.... means that we can hope as well...

Blessings to you all down under for a bright and prosperous year, and may our paths cross in real life one day.....

here's to you.....

Musicman (Paul)

Nightowl (jackie, visiting from the other side of the universe)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: catspaw49
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 12:15 PM

Wonderful thoughts Paul...and OWL!!! The best to both of you too. I think we may have to retrieve alison from the future though.........

Spaw


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: Alice
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 12:17 PM

Watching now the performance of Kiri Te Kanawa in New Zealand, as the Maori greet the sunrise.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: catspaw49
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 12:31 PM

Just saw that too Alice......I feel kinda' silly, but I'm really enjoying this coverage. Generally NY is no big thing, but this year is fun.

Spaw


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: Bill D
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 01:20 PM

The Maori really do it right!...that was awesome!!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: Helen
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 06:35 PM

Hi all,

It's 10.21 am New Year's Day here in east coast Oz. We went to a gentle, neighbourly street party where most of our friends live, and saw the New Year/Millenium in with some very homely but pretty fireworks. We didn't watch the fireworks etc in Sydney on tv or watch any of the other events around the world, and now I wish I had taped it.

Oh well.

I agree about the awesome universality of it (well for Christians and members of predominantly Christian countries who live by this calendar, anyway. Still, it is a significant proportion of the world's population)

I'm not even going to try to list off specifc Mudcatters' names because I'll forget some of you and you'll think I don't love you, so happy, happy, happy everything to every one of you.

And I share musicman's wish to meet as many of you in real life as I can in the nearest possible future.

with love Helen


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: Áine
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 07:43 PM

Now, don't tell the folks over there on the 'Happy 2000 UK' thread -- but, I think the folks in Sydney had the BEST fireworks for the New Year -- and I've been watching every hour for the celebrations in each time zone -- Good job there OZ!!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: emily rain
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 07:53 PM

it's an hour later (i think), and i still agree with you, Aine! way to go sydney. nobody does it better.

happy new year!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: emily rain
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 07:55 PM

oops. try ten minutes. : ) it's okay; i'll get this time zone thing straightened out some day.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: alison
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 10:01 PM

I think Paris did a great job....... the Eiffel Tower looked like it was going to take off..... brilliant....

I misssed all the ones in the middle of our night, (taped them though)....... haven't seen home yet..... saw Dublin, but I thought they moght have gone to Belfast to show the start of hopefully a peaceful New Year.....

slainte

alison


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: Escamillo
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 12:21 AM

Very Happy 2000 for you all of the same hot latitude.(What you've got to drink there ?) hic
Un abrazo - Andrés Magré in Buenos Aires


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: Ted from Australia
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 01:14 AM

Been away from the computer celebrating and am just about to watch the tapes(4:14pm Aust EST). A wonderfull 2000 to all mudcatters everywhere.

Regards Ted.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 01:27 AM

Well Alison, following the ICQ chat, I have just had a look and it does say 3900. Unless it is a joke, it is the weirdest Y2K bug that I have heard of and can only guess that somebodys programming logic has gone comletelty astray e.g. mabe 00 = 2000 and 99 = 1900 and some one along the line has translated it to equate to 00 = 2000 + 1900 to yeild the 3900 that they have managed.

Jon


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 05:28 AM

G'day,
I have the same ISP as Alison. It obviously has a Y3.9K bug. There'll be other programs with this bug (if the year doesn't start with '19' add 1900).

We did a gig way out in the bush last night. They had a small set of fireworks at 9pm with another scheduled for midnight. Near the end of the 9pm set one of the rockets fell over just as it went off. It shot the old Land Cruiser containing the midnight fireworks. I'd miss the Sydney spectacular any time for this sort of entertainment. Morning revealed lots of twisted metal & blistered paintwork. The only things unscathed were the bull bar which had been hand crafted by the owner, the (illegal) Nebraska number plate & both rear tyres.

Cheers,
Alan


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: Shimbo Darktree
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 08:37 AM

Attention songwriters,
Another year, and you can say,
Sure it's a folk song. I wrote it last century!
Another g'day from Aus.,
Shimbo


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: Chris/Darwin
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 07:50 AM

Hi Katters

Just back from TV-free Woodford (except for the TV cameras). We missed all the TV coverage, but what a party anyway!

On 1st January the great Fire Event had world-wide coverage, but sitting on the hill with 60,000 other folkies was something very special. 1500 performers, massed choir, elaborate lantern parades, and the torching of all the structures(including a 20 metre high "temple") with lots of fireworks was something special, with the only other light coming from candles. All the structures, made of timber and paper, and representing many cultures, carried messages of peace and environmental awareness. Thousands of messages of peace and love were contained in them.

As for Woodford - one word - MUD! It pissed down on the 26th and 27th, turning the whole camping ground into a sea of mud and 5000 bogged cars. Everyone shrugged their shoulders and went out and enjoyed themselves anyway.

As for the music - 20 stages, so much music you couldn't possible experience it all. Some of the highlights for me were Andy Irvine, Scottish guitarist Tony McManus, the Fagans and especially James Fagan/Nancy Kerr, the New Age Sensitive Cowpersons; Never the Twain were also good. Kristina Olsen appeared with Cellist Peter Grayling, with occasional appearances of supporting musicians, such as amazing singer/guitarist Jeff Lang.

Other good performances came from Sirocco, Margret Roadknight, Kavisha Mazzella, Bernard Bolan, the Backsliders, Bushwackers, Bernard Carney, Andrew Clermont, Dya Singh, and many others that I did not get to see, but heard good reports about, such as Iota, Tiddas and Seamus Begley/Jim Murray.

Street theatre, heaps of kids' shows (including a circus), endless jam sessions; after a while your mind gets overloaded and you think about what you are going to eat instead of finding the next session.

The comedians were excellent, but one summed up the new year thus "What is so special about the new millenium? We are all going to die in it!"

Regards and happy new year
Chris


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: Big Mick
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 08:22 AM

I watched quite a lot, but I enjoyed reading this thread more. So Oz has the greatest fireworks ever, The Opera House, gatherings of thousands of folkies, one great bunch of my favorite kind of people AKA Mudcatters and ..........................THE FAIR ONE. Why do I get the sense that if I ever went to this fantastic place I would never return. Happy New Year to all of our friends in Australia.

All the best,

Big Mick


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Happy 2000 from Oz
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 10:07 PM

G'day all,

I have just got back from avoiding all the hype by going bush (~200 kilmetres south of Sydney, at a friend's place in Nerriga). I'll see if anyone, post-Olympics has the energy to celebrate the real end of the 2nd millennium.

Áine: One of our newspapers suggested that Eternity is the authorities estimate of how long it took to get home after the party!

Regards for the rest of this millennium ... and beyond.

Bob Bolton


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 28 January 11:09 AM EST

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.