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by rahau
Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:42 am
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: Vienna's going back to school
Replies: 42
Views: 14787

I'll say it again - Vienna sure makes it easy to be a fan. She made this decision for the most noble and un-selfish reasons: She truly wants to make the world a better place. She's been doing so for the last several years. Now she'll do so in a different way. Like Michele, I've also thought about ho...
by rahau
Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: Meet Vienna's newest fan!
Replies: 19
Views: 8417

Beautiful child, Scot. She's fortunate to have such wonderful parents.
by rahau
Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: Performances
Topic: Special Guest Appearance w/ The Paper Raincoat in SF 3/26/10
Replies: 8
Views: 3941

That wouldn't be awkward at all. I've introduced myself to several Warm Strangers by saying, "Excuse me, aren't you ---?" They were always pleased when I recognized them.

I'm looking forward to meeting you at Vienna's next performance.
by rahau
Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:00 am
Forum: Performances
Topic: Special Guest Appearance w/ The Paper Raincoat in SF 3/26/10
Replies: 8
Views: 3941

aaparallel wrote:Hi, I believe you're B-complex man? :wink: I was behind you when you gave the vitamins to Alex. Didn't know how to say hi...maybe next time!


That's me. Just say hi next time. The Warm Strangers are a friendly group.
by rahau
Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:19 am
Forum: Performances
Topic: Special Guest Appearance w/ The Paper Raincoat in SF 3/26/10
Replies: 8
Views: 3941

See our posts under the Paper Raincoat Discussion Thread. A great evening.
by rahau
Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:06 am
Forum: Other Fine Cuisine
Topic: The Paper Raincoat Discussion Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 55353

This was quite an evening. Alex, Amber, and Kevin were in top form. The addition of Vienna, Tim, and Dina gave the evening a happily improvised, living-room feel to the proceedings. (Great to see Dina again, by the way.) Alex really ran the gamut, playing guitar, piano, percussion, and singing his o...
by rahau
Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: Sad to read about the passing of JD Salinger
Replies: 3
Views: 2418

Darndest thing: One of the best tributes to Salinger came from a man who didn't like his work. Writing in Newsweek, Malcolm Jones says he never learned to like Salinger, despite everyone in high school and college who told him, "Why, if you love great literature, you simply MUST learn to love S...
by rahau
Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: Sad to read about the passing of JD Salinger
Replies: 3
Views: 2418

I too was saddened to hear of his passing. Salinger will always be one of my favorites. I remember reading "Catcher" in high school. Much like our Chairman, I burst out laughing in the classroom while reading it. I was the only one. Most of my classmates read the book with expressions of s...
by rahau
Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:14 am
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: Heard "Harbor" at the grocery store
Replies: 49
Views: 25964

Heard "White Light" at the Raley's grocery store in Petaluma on Tuesday, and again at the CVS in Oakland tonight. Quite exciting. I'd like to find out the name of the music service. I'd send an e-mail thanking them.
by rahau
Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:58 am
Forum: Performances
Topic: The Independent San Francisco December 20, 2009
Replies: 28
Views: 14814

Great thanks, then, to Michele, for this and many more acts of kindness she has shown me and other Warm Strangers. A true heroine of Teng-Land!
by rahau
Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:14 am
Forum: Performances
Topic: The Independent San Francisco December 20, 2009
Replies: 28
Views: 14814

A great time at The Independent! Once again, I brought along Heather The World's Most Patient Piano Teacher. The highlight of her night - during the first set, she shouted "WE LOVE YOU ALEX!" He answered, "I love you, too." Somehow, I don't think Heather will get much work done o...
by rahau
Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:49 am
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: Scrapbook Neglect?
Replies: 81
Views: 38532

More rave reviews from my friend Anne: Last night, I sent along Vienna's classic scrapbook entry about Marillion's "Your Gone." Earlier today, Anne wrote back: What Vienna Teng writes goes to the marrow of the ineffable, which is a contradiction in terms, I guess. It is amazing how she can...
by rahau
Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:03 am
Forum: Other Fine Cuisine
Topic: Melody Gardot
Replies: 17
Views: 10232

She really is quite stunning. I can tell you in all honesty she is even more beautiful in person. No photo can quite do her justice. One of the many traits Melody shares with Vienna: As great as her recordings are, you haven't heard her if you haven't heard her live. Next time she comes to your town...
by rahau
Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:11 am
Forum: Other Fine Cuisine
Topic: Melody Gardot
Replies: 17
Views: 10232

One week ago, I caught Melody at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. She was in absolutely top form. She and her backup musicians - a guy on saxes, clarinet, and flute, another guy on bass and guitar, and a drummer - turned in extended and quite different versions of the songs from her CDs. On...
by rahau
Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:58 am
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: I'm back on diet coke, the next great Vienna Teng idea......
Replies: 15
Views: 8495

Extra credit to anyone who can identify the music in that video. Mr. Chairman, we hope you can climb back on the wagon soon. Addictions are not easy to break, but it's worth the suffering. As far as that Russian bottled water is concerned, I would never drink it. But some studies say it is an effect...

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