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It's soon 2012 & time for the 3rd version of my original HAPPY NEW YEAR song & video. And start a NEW annual holiday tradition!! :)
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New Year's Eve is perhaps the most widely and universally celebrated holiday...and Times Square, NYC is the life of the party but, where are all the songs?  I woke up the morning of January 1, 2009 and realized there were so few holiday songs to ring in the New Year ~ other than Auld Lang Syne.  Traditional yes, but ancient.  So I decided to write one.

I wrote HAPPY NEW YEAR for the new year 2010 and, with favors from friends Kevin MacLeod & Stephen Sullivan, produced the song & video.  A year later I thought it'd be fun to create an updated version for 2011.  So again, with a kind favor from long-time friend and collaborator Geo Greene, completed the 2011 version on the evening of December 28, 2010.  Youtube views soon nearly doubled the year prior.

For me to continue my dream in turning this into a brand-new annual tradition, I am reaching out and asking for your help.  Your contribution of a dollar or two will go toward producing version #3 for 2012: both the song and video: paying musicians, filmmakers, special NYC guest appearances, specific locations, even a captivating NYC children's choir if I can afford them.  My goal is to premiere the new 2.0.12 version Tuesday, December 27, 2011 on youtube.  Come and join in the fun...and know you're a part of growing holiday event. Your support and belief in my quest mean the world to me...thank you from the bottom, to the top of my ♥.

Lyrics:

December is over, the old year has passed.

At midnight we honor the New Year at last.

Intentions to follow....and resolutions

We've holiday-ed well and had too much fun.

So drink up tonight and celebrate the new day.

"We're starting over!" "New beginnings!" ~ we say.

Our life has changed in so many more ways,

Since three hundred and sixty-four older days.

Happy New Year.

The city lights twinkle, they sparkle and shine.

And glow even warmer with good friends and wine.

The 12 months of memories; the days flew so fast.

We look to the future and let go of the past.

So drink up tonight and celebrate the new day.

We're counting down and time and time is ticking away to that stroke of midnight

The thrill in the air.

All over the world from Big Ben to Times Square.

Happy New Year.

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1!!!

So drink up tonight and celebrate the new day.

"We're starting over with new beginnings!" we say.

Our lives will change in so many more ways,

In three hundred and sixty-five brand new days.

Happy New Year.

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    The purple sparkly noisemaker/blower I used in the original video. I plan to use it again in this year's version and will send it to you after the video is completed.

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    All of the above PLUS my 2 dozen of my home-made famous holiday COOKIES!!
    My delicious Russian Tea Cakes are a traditional treat.
    They are shortbread butter cookies rolled in powdered sugar and they do contain nuts in case anyone is allergic!

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    All of the above plus the silver sparkly wiggle-y BRACELET I wore in the 2011 version and will wear it again in the 2012 video.

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    All of the above PLUS the fuzzy fluffy muff-style black purse I carried in the 2011 version.

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    All of the above PLUS the one of a kind photograph taken by Steve Milberg, July 2003, personally signed by me.

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    All of the above PLUS you will be in the video!!! Please plan on being in the New York City area the first week of December. You will be given advance notice of the production schedule to arrange accordingly. I want to personally meet you and see your face in this year's version!!

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    All of the above plus I will make a PERSONAL appearance to your door* and sing to you my new version of Happy New Year!

    *Note you would be required to cover travel expenses over 3 hours (by car from New York City) and if it requires plane or train travel, then one hotel room for the overnight stay.

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