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by rahau
Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:28 am
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: What Would Be Really Awesome?
Replies: 7
Views: 4790

A few things I think would be awesome. First, as mentioned elsewhere, a joint concert with Vienna and Melody Gardot. Second, a joint concert with The Rescues and The Mud Angels. And finally: On another forum I frequent, there is a thread devoted to Movies You Would Like To See Made. I'd love to writ...
by rahau
Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:05 am
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: Scrapbook Neglect?
Replies: 81
Views: 38535

A friend of mine loved the scrapbook entry. By way of explanation: Once a month, I attend a writer's critique group. We meet at the Rockridge Public Library in Oakland, read each other's work, and offer suggestions. They all offer positive reinforcement - something every writer needs - but also give...
by rahau
Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:02 am
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: Scrapbook Neglect?
Replies: 81
Views: 38535

I agree, it is a beautiful scrapbook entry, a touching tribute to the Air France victims. She has that rare gift, the ability to express complex thoughts and feelings in deceptively simple prose. There's nothing ostentatious about her writing, yet it lingers in the memory for days and weeks after. B...
by rahau
Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: Other Fine Cuisine
Topic: Melody Gardot
Replies: 17
Views: 10232

I tried to stay up to watch her, but unfortunately fell asleep during the Bill Cosby interview. Good news, though - there is a Youtube clip. Great performance, although the album version is even better, as she starts laughing near the end. Her laugh is quite adorable. I have a sneaking suspicion Roo...
by rahau
Tue May 26, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: Vienna's Kitchen
Topic: Grandmother Song
Replies: 22
Views: 22469

terraphim86 wrote:Never generalize: my great-grandmother was a pilot during WW2. :D She was quite a kick-ass lady, actually. Her daughter may be backward, but she wasn't.


Really? Do tell! Was she a WASP?
by rahau
Tue May 26, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: Flu Prevention Tips
Replies: 6
Views: 4103

Flu Prevention Tips

Okay, so we all know how washing our hands will help prevent spreading the flu ... A few weeks ago, NPR ran a spot about this. They said we should wash our hands for at least twenty seconds. As a guide, the reporter cited the elementary school rule of washing our hands to the Alphabet Song. You know...
by rahau
Sat May 23, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: Amazon "Inland Territory" Video
Replies: 3
Views: 2941

Amazon "Inland Territory" Video

Checked in to Amazon the other day, and found this cool video alongside Inland Territory. Erik and Michele turned in some fine photography and videography. It's a fun, behind-the-scenes look at the making of IT.
by rahau
Fri May 01, 2009 4:43 am
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: The saddest Vienna song?
Replies: 42
Views: 24831

Woah! How is Recessional sad? I think you all must be misinterpreting it, drastically? Either that, or I am. It's probably just me. I have my own interpretation, which is no doubt completely, totally, preposterously off-base. But here goes: The song is written from the point of view of a man who ha...
by rahau
Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:41 am
Forum: Performances
Topic: Augustine?....on set lists?
Replies: 11
Views: 5713

I asked Vienna about it after the 7:00pm Schuba's show - she said that it was because they hadn't come up with a satisfactory live arrangement. They'd played through it a couple of times and felt "okay" about it. So I guess they're still planning on playing it, eventually, it's just that....
by rahau
Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: This week's Movie review......
Replies: 333
Views: 205492

Last month, I saw a couple of terrific documentary films at the San Francisco International Asian-American Film Festival. The first was Pasty Mink - Ahead of the Majority, about the extraordinary Congresswoman from Hawaii, Patsy Mink. She was the first nonwhite women to serve in Congress, and the dr...
by rahau
Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Performances
Topic: Yoshi's in Oakland
Replies: 13
Views: 5935

I have to say, she just seems to get better every time I see her. I agree. It may sound like a shopworn cliche, but it's true. She really does sound better every time I hear her. When I first heard her, six years ago, I thought she was astonishing. Six years later, she is even more so. I had to wor...
by rahau
Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:12 am
Forum: Performances
Topic: Club Cafe Live - Pittsburgh - 4/13/09
Replies: 27
Views: 10612

[But I still think of myself as a proud Pittsburgh native. Never a Steelers fan, but I was in the stands on the 3rd base side of Forbes when Maz hit that homer--you know the one--and I still have the ticket stub.] Sweeeet. That must have been something. (Six years before I was born, though...) Good...
by rahau
Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:04 am
Forum: Performances
Topic: Yoshi's in Oakland
Replies: 13
Views: 5935

Yoshi's in Oakland

If anyone planning to attend the eight pm show has to cancel, be sure to let me know. Here's why: Heather, aka The World's Most Patient Piano Teacher, has another student, a 17-year old girl. Some time ago, Heather introduced her to Vienna's music. The girl is now quite the rabid Teng-Head. Heather ...
by rahau
Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:47 am
Forum: Performances
Topic: Club Cafe Live - Pittsburgh - 4/13/09
Replies: 27
Views: 10612

Vienna told me to eat some of her sandwich because she didn't think she'd make it through; I pulled two fries out and ate them before my own sandwich arrived, and she devoured the rest herself. I love her for so many reasons, only one of which being that she eats like I do. As a proud Pittsburgh na...
by rahau
Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:23 am
Forum: Venues
Topic: Le Poisson Rouge, NYC
Replies: 1
Views: 3532

Re: Le Poisson Rouge, NYC

Venue review: New; just opened last fall. Basement dance club on Bleecker Street in the Village on the former site of the legendary Village Gate jazz club. Holy smokes, this is The Village Gate site? Man, if those walls could talk! Can you imagine the music made inside those four walls over the yea...

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