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    http://omaha.cox.net/cci/newsnationa...alidatearticle

    Australian Residents Upset at Use of Loud Barry Manilow Music to Shoo Late-Night Revelers


    Barry Manilow performs during the opening night of his new show "Manilow: Music and Passion," in this Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005 file photo taken at the Las Vegas Hilton. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta)
    07-17-2006 10:59 AM

    SYDNEY, Australia -- It could be magic for some, but the use of loud Barry Manilow music to drive away late-night revelers from a suburban Sydney park is getting on the nerves of nearby residents.

    In a move reminiscent of U.S. efforts to drive former Panama strongman Manuel Noriega from the Vatican Embassy where he took refuge in 1989, the local council in Rockdale, in Sydney's southern suburbs, started a six-month trial of high-volume hits by Manilow and Doris Day to chase away car enthusiasts who were gathering on weekend nights at Cook Park Reserve.

    "Barry's our secret weapon," Rockdale Deputy Mayor Bill Saravinovski told The Daily Telegraph newspaper, four weeks after the start of the effort. "It seems to be working."

    But some people living near the park are less than enthralled. They say the barrage of "Copacabana," "Could It Be Magic" and "Que Sera Sera," blasting from 9 p.m. to midnight every Friday, Saturday and Sunday is driving them crazy.

    "I don't know how I will cope," said Moya Dunn, describing how the songs have invaded her house. "I just can't sleep when it's on, and to think there's going to be another six months of this."

    Officials have given in a little, agreeing to turn down the volume a bit after residents complained.

    "The initial reaction was that they found it irritating," Saravinovski said. "I'm not disputing what the residents are saying. I can't swallow some of the tracks like `Mandy.'

    "We have tried to reduce the sound and we are reviewing the songs. I don't mind Barry Manilow, but I'm more of an ABBA and Celine Dion fan."

    In 1989, U.S. soldiers blasted hard rock music and news bulletins about Panama at the Vatican Embassy in Panama City in attempt to drive Gen. Noriega from refuge there. The Vatican complained, and U.S. troops stopped the noise. Noriega later surrendered



    I just thought this was funny. How bad do you think that has to make Manilow feel to know this happens. I would have to consider stopping music if it came to my music being used to scare people away.

  • #2
    Didn't need to read the story the title made it funny

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    • #3
      Barry Manilow scares everyone, even circus folk.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by The Dark Knight
        Barry Manilow scares everyone, even circus folk.
        Great minds think alike Benny







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        • #5
          Hey, don't mess with Barry. He writes the songs that make the whole world sing!
          Victory and defeat are matters of the temporary force of circumstance.



          Thanks, Snk16!!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Eldritch
            Hey, don't mess with Barry. He writes the songs that make the whole world sing!
            Well according to the article, he writes the songs that make the whole world leave.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jhns
              Well according to the article, he writes the songs that make the whole world leave.
              Perhaps, but you KNOW what they'll be humming as they go to bed that night...and the next morning...
              Victory and defeat are matters of the temporary force of circumstance.



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              • #8
                Originally posted by Eldritch
                Perhaps, but you KNOW what they'll be humming as they go to bed that night...and the next morning...
                Thats just to get the family out of the house on time in the morning.

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                • #9
                  He scares us all, jhns, he scares us all
                  Ask me about My Jesus and how to have a relationship with Him.

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                  • #10
                    *looks around for anton*

                    Haha, silly Australians.
                    Go Huskers.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Nick7
                      *looks around for anton*

                      Haha, silly Australians.


                      The Reason anton is not posting in this tread is it is about Barry Manilow, and he is too scared to post in here
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                      • #12
                        Hahha! Scaredy cat Aussies!

                        New Zealanders aren't afraid of Manilow!(Though maybe we should be.....that nose )
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