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March 6th, 2006

Vienna Teng @ 08:17 pm

Current Mood: chipper
Current Music: Vienna Teng -- Shine

I finally picked up the two albums currently available from Vienna Teng. For those of you unfamiliar with her work, I highly recommend you check out her second album. I wasn't floored by Waking Hour, though it's nice enough, but her sophomore album, Warm Strangers, is really outstanding. I love the message, the music, and the tone. As an added bonus, many of her songs are outstanding for waltz or cross-step foxtrot.

This makes me really happy, because she was actually a classmate of mine at Stanford, and better yet, she's a hax0r. She just also happens to be a phenomenal vocalist and pianist. And this disc is really not the sort of thing you expect to hear coming from one of your college friends. I feel entirely vindicated for having a crush on her my Sophomore year. Called that one!

Wotcha.

In other news, I'm looking at making San Francisco a more permanent home, which is both scary and exciting. At some point, I stopped living in SF, and started thinking of it as home. Maybe one day Oregon will be home again. But right now, and for years to come, I'm going to be a San Franciscan (shout out to MC Frontalot). Hoping to find a place somewhere in the Mission Dolores area. I went for a long walk through the neighborhood on Saturday, and felt completely at peace with the idea of living there for the next N years. Noe or Cole Valley would be awesome, too, but I really need the shuttle proximity right now, and I can walk to Noe from Dolores anyway, so whatever. Plus, yo, Mission district and Dolores Park == so goddamn hot right now.

Alright. Now I need to figure out how to pass a boolean. Which is probably about as much fun as it sounds, in this case.
 
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From:hawk
Date:March 7th, 2006 08:24 am (UTC)
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Markedly, yeah. The first album is pleasant to listen to. The second album has several songs that completely grabbed me on the first pass (e.g. Shine) and several more that are rapidly growing on me, such as Mission Street.
From:gleemie
Date:March 8th, 2006 03:21 am (UTC)
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dude, you lived in kimball?? when? I lived there in 1999-2000, before I ran across the street to Terra.

I used to have this conversation all the time at Stanford.
L: "Hi, my name is Lilly."
X: "Hi, I'm "
L: "So, um, where did you live last year?"
X: "Kimball"
L: "No kidding! me too! Which floor?"
X: "3rd floor"
L: "Oh, I lived on the first floor resident fellow hall, so I didn't meet anyone. Including you."
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From:hawk
Date:March 8th, 2006 03:22 am (UTC)
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heh
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From:shannidee
Date:March 7th, 2006 03:47 pm (UTC)
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Wow... I love Vienna Tang. A friend of mine introduced me to her song The Atheist Christmas Carol and I was hooked on her voice and the piano. Lullabye for a Stormy Night is on my top ten. Glad to hear another person knows of her and way cool that she's also a Standford brat!
From:gleemie
Date:March 8th, 2006 03:23 am (UTC)
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Yay to calling SF home. For me, the knowledge that I'd be likely be out of here for grad school prevented me from fully making that transition.

Are you looking to buy, hence the sense of permanence? I hope you move soon so you can be walking distance from me. Especially since I'll probably be going in September. :( (Excited about grad school. Not excited about moving.)
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...that she might be a sufficient reason for young Candide

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