From the Upstairs Loft Apartment in the St. Anne historic bed and breakfast on a cold New Year's Eve.........
The HD TV has little on other than frenetic, harried coverage from Times Square........
I see that Andrew Lloyd Weber's "Woman in White" is playing at the Marquis Theater. I did not know that.
11:34pm/ Mary J. Blige is performning a foolish number in Times Square......The singers are all lyp-synching!
1137pm. "Fantasia" a winner from American Idol is singing on CNN! She is gettin' down!! She is singing "It's All Good! She is freak dancing with one of the college guys in the audience!!
11:38: All Patriotic New Years on the Fox News Channel!
On ABC network, 11:41 Mariah Carey on ABC-gross! There is general agreement that she is lyp-synching and has picked up a lot of wieght!
Regis Philban is on the Fox Network-17 minutes to the ball drop! He is playing games with live audience members! The footage shows that Times Square is packed!!
11:46-Bill McCutty and John O'Hurley are on the Fox News Channel. They are on the street in Times Sqaure. O'Hurley won "Dancing With The Stars" The rematch, and is about to appear on Broadway in the acclaimed revival of Chicago! WOW! Fun in NYC!!
11:50-Anderson Cooper says that he is going commercial free-all the way to 2006! A reporter is on the street talking with people. It is almost that time!
11:51 Regis Philbin is talking with the Donald by telephone!
11:52-Regis reports that it is seven minutes to the New Year!
11:53-Todd Conner reports from Vegas (it is three hours to New Years!)
11:54: Kool and the Gang Live! In Times Square! The "dance" is amazing!! According to CNN, "The Party Is On!"
11:55-Mayor Bloomberg is in place along with Wyonton Marsalis to pull the lever and drop the Ball!
11:55: NBC keeps reitorating that this was a very rough year! It is their typical negativity!
11:56: It is the moment that we have all been waiting for!
11:57 "La-La" is hosting on MTV. It is BAD coverage!
11:57: Dick Clark is voice-overing from someplace. The legend-Dick Clark is having a lot of difficulty speaking!
11:59: We are inside a minute until 2006!
12:00 Midnight! Happy New Year! The Ball is falling! Regis is thrilled!
Happy New Year to everyone! It is pandemonium in Times Square! The confetti is falling!
The song "New York, New York" is playing in Times Sqaure, and the mood is jubilant!
On the Fox News Channel, Juliet Huddey is kissed by Mike Jerrick. She tells him, "Ok, that's enough!!"
Bill McCuddy is singing along on New York, New York, and having the time of his life!!
12:02 am. January 1, 2006: Bedlum continues in Times Sqaure!
12:15am. Dick Clark is in the studio at ABC/Times Square. His speech is greatly impaired, but his try is valiant! He speaks about New Year's Resolutions, and quiting smoking!
12:20: Mayor Ray Nagin of New Orleans, Live in Fox News! He is hopeful for a better year for New Orleans! New Orleans still looks desserted!
Look at this link to the New York Sun which details a great construction BOOM on Manhattan! WOW! I am thrilled to hear the great News for NYC!
Update: See Juliet Huddey cursing on the Fox News Channel. The Political Teen has the video on this link.
Link to President Bush's New Year's Resolutions from the Mudville Gazette.
Outside The Beltway has commentary on Dick Clark's performance tonight.