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.

12 thoughts on “Song for a Sunday

  • February 26, 2012 at 12:13 am
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    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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    • February 28, 2012 at 10:24 am
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      Thanks Helen.
      And isn't it lovely? The second chorus ("bury this heart..") gets me every time.

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  • February 26, 2012 at 1:45 pm
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    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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    • February 28, 2012 at 10:25 am
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      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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  • February 26, 2012 at 5:02 pm
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    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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    • February 28, 2012 at 10:26 am
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      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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  • February 26, 2012 at 5:33 pm
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    What a beautiful song. Thank you.
    Get well soon, Simon, & enjoy the book meantime.

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  • February 26, 2012 at 10:52 pm
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    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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    • February 28, 2012 at 10:27 am
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      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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