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by shawn
Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Performances
Topic: The Center for Arts in Natick, 1/8/2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3059

The Center for Arts in Natick, 1/8/2011

Very late with posting this, but at least I still have the setlist... Shasta Homecoming Gravity Whatever You Want Antebellum Augustine The Atheist Christmas Carol My Medea The Last Snowfall 1 BR 1 BA City Hall Stray Italian Greyhound Harbor Grandmother Song Encore: Blue Caravan The Sound of Silence ...
by shawn
Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: VT.com Machine Room
Topic: Spambot alert
Replies: 2
Views: 2966

Spambot alert

We seem to be getting a lot of visits from spambots in the various forums here in the last week or so. Some of them are pretty good at disguising themselves, but when there's a link in the signature having nothing to do with VT, that's a good sign of a post (and poster) that shouldn't be here. Typic...
by shawn
Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: Interesting interview with Vienna
Replies: 15
Views: 5963

Re: Interesting interview with Vienna

BTW, there's a bio on the site with a couple of curious items. (1) Vienna's "name" is given as "Vienna Quan-Yin Teng". Huh? Actually, I think I've seen that before. Is Vienna's stage name more elaborate than I thought? (2) Her height is given as 5' 5.5". Really? Have I shru...
by shawn
Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Vienna's Kitchen
Topic: Shasta
Replies: 6
Views: 6108

I do remember at least once at a show of hers, right before playing Shasta she made a tongue-in-cheek disclaimer of sorts, saying something like, "the opinion expressed in the song is not necessarily that of the songwriter." For what it's worth... Wonder if there are folks out there with r...
by shawn
Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Vienna's Kitchen
Topic: Article on "No Gringo"
Replies: 2
Views: 3896

Wow. That is one very nice article. (And I'm not even a Penn State fan. Wonder if Vienna knew who he was when she spoke to him? Going to U of Michigan, she may soon find out if she didn't at the time...) Speaking of No Gringo, a while ago I noticed that the song was (and may still be, but I can't ch...
by shawn
Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Performances
Topic: Wayne Brady Show
Replies: 12
Views: 6886

Thanks, that was great! It was interesting how Harbor was cut short to fit the allocated time. I can imagine the producers of the show saying, well, we'd like you to shorten the song here, here and here and Vienna wincing at each cut! There was a "standard" abbreviated version of Harbor t...
by shawn
Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: Vienna's going back to school
Replies: 42
Views: 12913

Looks like Reileen may have predicted something like this three years ago. (Well, maybe not quite, but it is an MBA, after all...)

Congratulations to Vienna, and wherever your muse may take you in the future - musically and otherwise - we'll be eager to hear/see/experience the results.
by shawn
Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Venues
Topic: And the perfect house concert venue would be here in
Replies: 6
Views: 4729

Reminds me of something a classmate of mine once said:
"People who live in glass houses... have to get dressed in the basement." 8)
by shawn
Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: Tweets
Replies: 27
Views: 11938

Her tweet said "1st game of RISK..." Did she mean that was the first time she's ever played the game? Hard to imagine she's never encountered it before. Then again, maybe times change. I think the first time I ever played it would have been before she was born...
by shawn
Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Performances
Topic: Villa Montalvo Carriage House (Saratoga, CA) 10/17/09
Replies: 19
Views: 10019

Re: not my 100th but maybe my 10th

I have to say that I'm totally enjoying the recorded version of "White Light." Why doesn't something like that become a hit on mainstream FM radio? I think White Light was the "designated single" for this album--featured by Rounder on its VT page, etc. It probably is the most FM...
by shawn
Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: The saddest Vienna song?
Replies: 42
Views: 22775

I agree with Bill that The Atheist Christmas Carol is a song for contemplation. Whether one considers it a sad song or not may depend on just what one is contemplating; maybe that's why there's such a divergence of opinion on it here. I think I'd find it sad if I didn't have a love in my life; the c...
by shawn
Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Performances
Topic: Westhampton Beach PAC
Replies: 8
Views: 4074

I think my first show (Emelin in January, duo with Alex) may have been the first one with the looper--if not, then close to it--and it seemed a bit tentative and experimental then. Not now. For instance, in that show I found the Gravity intro/outro loop a bit distracting, but this time she ran a sa...
by shawn
Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: Tweets
Replies: 27
Views: 11938

Why does Vienna's twitter profile list her as based in Los Angeles, CA? Did it used to say Brooklyn, NY or San Francisco, CA?? Actually, for a while it had Tehran, Iran as her location. Is it a Twitter bug, or could there be a reason why VT would deliberately select wherever the current hot spot fo...
by shawn
Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:02 pm
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: Star Ledger (NJ) article
Replies: 5
Views: 3735

Belated reply, but I also wanted to thank Chris for the link. I find the comparison to Suzanne Vega interesting as well, as it helps me to put into words some of my thoughts on the songs of IT. I remember when the lyrics to the songs were posted to the forum, well in advance of the release, and I ha...
by shawn
Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Performances
Topic: Augustine?....on set lists?
Replies: 11
Views: 5195

Would it be possible to digitally record chimes, and play them back on a keyboard?

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