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by rahau
Thu Aug 04, 2005 5:59 am
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: Pronunciation of a Chinese name
Replies: 32
Views: 12394

I liked "Roan Inish" too. But my favorite Sayles film is still "Lone Star." As many times as I've seen it, I still learn something new every time. "Lone Star" was one of my all-time Holy S*** experiences, and remains one of my favorite films. Sayles and Vienna are alike in many ways. Both, obviously...
by rahau
Thu Aug 04, 2005 2:13 am
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: Pronunciation of a Chinese name
Replies: 32
Views: 12394

The talk of backpacking reminds me of a line from the John Sayles film "Limbo." Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio tells David Straithairn -

"I never do anything that requires me to wear GEAR instead of CLOTHES."

:)
by rahau
Sat Jul 30, 2005 4:43 am
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: Pronunciation of a Chinese name
Replies: 32
Views: 12394

Ang Mo wrote:Damn it feels good to be a Tengster :lol:



That it does.

Have to admit though - Groucho Marx once said his life's ambition was to be shot to death at age 90 by a jealous husband. With that in mind - my ultimate ambition is to be shot to death by Gong Li's jealous husband. :)
by rahau
Sat Jul 30, 2005 4:03 am
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: Pronunciation of a Chinese name
Replies: 32
Views: 12394

My compliments, Chairman Mo, on your sponsorship of the young orphan. Good on you. I, too, have grown quite fond of the young lady in Ben's avatar. Of course, as a Sensitive Bay Area Liberal, I'm against gun violence of any sort. But I suppose if I had to be shot to death by someone, she would be a ...
by rahau
Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:51 am
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: NYC Update
Replies: 10
Views: 3960

Re: Singing in the rain...

wolding wrote:So very few artists would have performed anything under such conditions. Even for a handful of devoted fans. I really admire Vienna's class!!
Bill



You're right, Bill. Vienna has such class.
by rahau
Fri Jul 15, 2005 6:26 am
Forum: Other Fine Cuisine
Topic: Austin Lounge Lizards
Replies: 5
Views: 5295

Austin Lounge Lizards

The Austin Lounge Lizards are America's preeminent political/social satire band. Recently, I caught them at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley. Been a long time since I laughed that hard. Here's an example: Some time ago, they were commissioned by the Consumer's Union to lampoon the prescription dr...
by rahau
Fri Jul 15, 2005 5:43 am
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: vienna interview: "Light in the Bay"
Replies: 6
Views: 3413

I agree with Jazzfrac. Nice work, Holly.
by rahau
Thu Jul 14, 2005 5:29 am
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: Name Change
Replies: 0
Views: 1234

Name Change

Hello, All: I just made a change to my username. Thanks to Eric M. for taking the time and trouble to switch things around. The thing is, I haven't liked the old name for some time. Too cutesy-poo for my tastes. I thought about setting up a new account, but the idea of starting over as a "Newbie" wa...
by rahau
Thu Jul 14, 2005 4:04 am
Forum: VT.com Machine Room
Topic: what comes after Warm Strangers?
Replies: 24
Views: 26679

How about "Vienntologist?" I can just see the levels:

Anyone with more than 100 posts is a "Vienntologist."

To be an "Advanced Vienntologist," you must (A) have posted more than 250 messages, and (B) have gotten into a shouting match with Matt Lauer. :wink:
by rahau
Wed Jul 13, 2005 5:40 am
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: It has only been 6 months.
Replies: 11
Views: 5988

For me, it's two years, seven months, to the day. There are certain moments in life when you encounter artistry so brilliant, so powerful, and so completely unlike anything you've heard, that you know, without doubt, you are witnessing genius. Sometimes, I flippantly refer to them as "Holy Sh--" mom...
by rahau
Mon Jul 11, 2005 2:42 am
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: Vienna's Newest Fan
Replies: 4
Views: 2092

A quick way to recognize it - Phrygian is very Jewish-sounding. Havah Nagilah, and the main title to "Fiddler on the Roof" are both in Phrygian. My guess is that if "Passage" is, in fact, in Phrygian, maybe Vienna was getting in touch with her Inner Esther Abramowitz. :)
by rahau
Sun Jul 10, 2005 4:41 am
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: Vienna's Newest Fan
Replies: 4
Views: 2092

Vienna's Newest Fan

A few months ago, I decided to take a refresher course in music theory. (Amazing what you can forget in thirty years.) Instead of signing up for a class, I put an ad on Craig’s List, asking for a private tutor. I chose a young woman named Heather, who teaches out of a studio in Berkeley. When I met ...
by rahau
Fri Jul 01, 2005 1:59 am
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: Jack Duke
Replies: 12
Views: 5724

Jack was such a good man. His posts were thoughtful, wise, and informative. The breadth of his knowledge was quite impressive, yet he remained humble, self-effacing, and very funny. Despite the pain of his life – his illness, and the untimely death of his son - he was always kind and supportive. Jac...
by rahau
Sun Jun 12, 2005 3:55 am
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: Vienna leaves a politically charged scrapbook message.
Replies: 2
Views: 1688

I, too, agree with everything Vienna says in her scrapbook message, and admire her for saying it. As Chairman Mo said, it is rather “politically charged.” And that’s too bad. This is one subject that should go beyond politics. I’m tempted to ask John McCain how he feels about the subject of torture....
by rahau
Sat Jun 11, 2005 3:29 am
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: This week's Movie review......
Replies: 333
Views: 207560

Hey, Chairman Mo: I recommend Hawaii in the autumn months. It's a lull time for the tourist industry - after summer, but before the holidays. Last September, I attended the Maui Writer's Conference. (Oh, my goodness, what a wonderful time.) The price I paid for the hotel room was far below the usual...

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