Sunday, 26 February 2012

Song for a Sunday

I've featured her before, on my first ever Song for a Sunday, and this is my other favourite song by her: it's Vienna Teng and 'Kansas' (apologies that the quality isn't amazing):



Still feeling rotten, but I dug out the perfect novel to accompany feeling sorry for myself: Raising Demons by Shirley Jackson.  So far, giggling away to myself in a corner.  Lovely.

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  1. I love your choice of song. Vienna's voice is beautiful. Thanks for the introduction.

    Hope you are feeling better very soon

    Helen xx

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    1. Thanks Helen.
      And isn't it lovely? The second chorus ("bury this heart..") gets me every time.

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  2. I hope you're feeling better soon. My husband and I are struggling out of very long colds, so I can sympathize.

    Your choice of Raising Demons should help you get better quickly, laughter being the best medicine. I loved this book and Life Among the Savages. It takes a lot to make me laugh out loud, but these books do it.

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    1. I'm exactly the same, Joan! I rarely laugh out loud, but I've been sat chuckling in the corner with Raising Demons. I'm so glad I remembered I had it waiting, as it is perfect for a cold.

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  3. Love the song! Hope you are feeling better very soon!!!!

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    1. Thanks Nicole, and so pleased that you liked Kansas!

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  4. A long time ago I taught 8th grade English....."Charles" was always the hit of the year. That a mother could not realize her child was the very problematic Charles really amused 12 and 13 year olds. Now that I have my own grandchildren, I am more sympathetic! I also love the one about switching beds.... how did this glass end up next to that bed ( and THAT bed occupant?)

    One of my favorites! Thanks for sending me back to the bookcase for these!

    Barbara M. in NH

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    1. Hurrah, glad to send you back to this! I find it incredible that Jackson wrote these sort of books AND her creepy Gothic ones - so different.

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  5. What a beautiful song. Thank you.
    Get well soon, Simon, & enjoy the book meantime.

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  6. Simon, Vienna Teng is a singer-songwriter I listen to sometimes, and my son--who attends college in Boston--says some of his friends are big VT fans. So she has cross-generational appeal. I like her peppier songs, but this one sounds good too. Hard to believe her first album came out in 2002.

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    1. I've not found anyone here in the UK who has heard of her - glad to know that she's still popular across the pond :)

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