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.