Our divine Miss C
GIVE Kate Ceberano something made of silver because she is celebrating 25 years on the stage.
That means she has been performing for as long as Brunei has been an independent state, as long as the world has had Apple Macintosh computers and for as long as the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has been alive.
It was the same year that Michael Jackson's hair caught on fire when filming a Pepsi commercial that Kate Ceberano graced us with her voice, and since then she has released 22 albums and won a swag of ARIA, Mo, Peoples Choice and Countdown awards (yes, she was around when there were Countdown awards).
But looking back over all those achievements and milestones, for Kate it has flown by.
“Twenty-five years seems like a long time but for me it seems like nano seconds,” she said.
“I was so furiously passionate about getting somewhere, I barely noticed the journey.
“Luckily I am in a field that when you have arrived, half the joy is getting there.”
And now, to celebrate her 25-year journey, Kate is staging a show that she will tour around the country.
It will be an event that looks back over her quarter-of-a-century career, taking in some of the highlights, and it may be the only opportunity fans of have to see a show of this nature performed by this legend of Australian music because she has big plans for the future.
“This is probably the last time I am going to present this type of experience,” she said.
“I really want to be Australia's own Liza Minnelli or Bette Midler and stage one big motherf---ing show.”
“But I don't really think this kind of show is going to happen again. I'm not saying that as a retirement flag, it's just not going to happen in this way.
“Some of these songs ... you wouldn't want to be 70 and doing them like this.”
Australia has such a love affair with Kate, one could confidently say that she could do them any way, at any age and we would still lap it up.