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camarkim
(blogspot.com)
Posted: Jun 23, 2017 11:16
 

 
DocStrangelove wrote:
Cannot stand Vega — a Debbie Downer with a monotone voice — every song is the same pain.

 
I used to feel the same. But her stuff grew on me. This is a good song.
DocStrangelove
Posted: Apr 29, 2016 12:55
 

Cannot stand Vega — a Debbie Downer with a monotone voice — every song is the same pain.
Relayer
(Gainesville, FL)
Posted: Apr 29, 2016 12:55
 

This song's music file is definitely corrupt, I also can here another song overlayed at a low volume the background.  Can someone tell Bill or help fix this?  Great song, ruined by that background noise.
dlaumor
(Nantes - France)
Posted: Jan 25, 2016 6:22
 

Same problem here, seems to have 2 songs at the same time...
TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: Dec 24, 2015 21:06
 

 calypsus_1 wrote:


Suzanne Vega, centre, and Reed, right, with singers Kris Kristofferson, Victoria Williams and DJ Vin Scelsa in 1994/ thetimes.co.uk

Suzanne Vega remembers her friend Lou Reed:  Lou Reed changed my life.
 
Nice,  thanks.
calypsus_1
(East of Eden)
Posted: Dec 09, 2015 13:49
 



Suzanne Vega, centre, and Reed, right, with singers Kris Kristofferson, Victoria Williams and DJ Vin Scelsa in 1994/ thetimes.co.uk

Suzanne Vega remembers her friend Lou Reed:  Lou Reed changed my life.


Skydog
Posted: Dec 03, 2015 9:43
 

Mia Wallace::::: Are you related to Suzanne Vega?
Vince Vega:::::: Yeah, she's my cousin.
M.W.:::::::::::::::::: Suzanne Vega the folk singer is your cousin?
V.V.: ::::::::::::::::::I don't know nothing about any folk singing stuff but yeah, Suzanne Vega is my cousin.

GarageDragon
Posted: Nov 23, 2015 11:53
 

These songs don't really mix. 
stunix
(You have to rate the bad ones to make the good ones you rated count.)
Posted: Jul 21, 2015 4:47
 

yup, two tracks playing at one point, possibly Beck.
NicJohn
(Northern Michigan)
Posted: May 19, 2015 11:31
 

OK song but the noises in the background made me check for another song playing somewhere on my PC.  Wasted time and confusion so only gets a 6
hempmandan
(Menlo Park, CA)
Posted: Mar 26, 2015 23:24
 

Still think Luka and Tom's Diner (DNA remix) were her best tracks....
ziggytrix
(Dallas, TX)
Posted: Feb 13, 2015 8:45
 

what is that whistling?  sounds like a different tune... has that always been in this song or did a fader get nudged by accident?
Sloggydog
(UK)
Posted: Oct 11, 2014 5:27
 

I don't dislike it but if I were selecting what I thought were her best stuff for radio play it wouldn't get a mention.
ScottN
(An inch above the K/T boundary. But smth near fracking still has appeal.)
Posted: Aug 15, 2014 8:46
 

Interesting lyrics....except they seem unfinished.
1wolfy
(Mission Viejo California)
Posted: Jul 25, 2014 11:06
 

Reminds me of a vacation I took back in 1984.  They were playing Susan Vega in Sweden.  I recorded an interview with her done by a Swede in broken english.
DaMoGan
(Bahston, Massachoosetts)
Posted: Apr 22, 2014 11:56
 

 albatross wrote:
No, no, no. -- More Vega!

 
 FTFY!


unclehud
(Charlestown, baby!)
Posted: Dec 10, 2013 11:22
 

 meinthecorner wrote:
Correction: all- too-common...if you want to get technical, get it right in you r own delivery, uncle. Just sayin'...
 
Thanks; I didn't do well in 7th grade typing -- too many girls prepping to be secretaries in that 1968 class, providing challenges to a boy's concentration.  Still shows; what with the four-finger-hunt-and-peck and right thumb for the space bar.
bluejay08003
Posted: Aug 22, 2013 11:52
 

 kcar wrote:

Worthy...but if you cite your source, the graph might move away from the political towards the scientific--something many Washingtonians fear and loathe btw.  

(Oh, and economics as well. Don't confuse Beltway Bandits with facts, numbers, budgets, resource constraints, externalities, etc.)

 
To redirect this back to the topic, is the point that we're heading toward 99.9F?  ;)
kcar
Posted: Aug 12, 2013 23:39
 

 rdo wrote:


   Nordhaus-graph-032212


Yep. It's political.  I know, I know.  EWE!!!  ICK!!  YUCK!!! 
Sorry, no 8 by 10 glossies of the same rock star stuff you can get on you cable TV with any subscription 24/7.

 
Worthy...but if you cite your source, the graph might move away from the political towards the scientific--something many Washingtonians fear and loathe btw.  

(Oh, and economics as well. Don't confuse Beltway Bandits with facts, numbers, budgets, resource constraints, externalities, etc.)
Shesdifferent
(Just visiting this planet)
Posted: Mar 17, 2013 16:54
 

 albatross wrote:
No, no, no more Vega. . .
 
Always always always more Vega....ha ha


Coventry
(the great flyover country)
Posted: Feb 05, 2013 4:20
 

Nice ending song to one of her more intriguing albums.
Templar13
(Silver Spring, MD)
Posted: Dec 29, 2012 5:49
 

Meh.
albatross
Posted: Mar 26, 2012 13:05
 

No, no, no more Vega. . .
rdo
(DC)
Posted: Mar 04, 2012 13:07
 


   Nordhaus-graph-032212


Yep. It's political.  I know, I know.  EWE!!!  ICK!!  YUCK!!! 
Sorry, no 8 by 10 glossies of the same rock star stuff you can get on you cable TV with any subscription 24/7.
pianocomposer
(Springfield)
Posted: Feb 23, 2012 20:47
 

 sqqqrly wrote:

 
I cannot resist. Even though I believe in global warming, I have studied enough statistics to know that it cannot be proven thru graphs like this. Statistically, this could be sheer random chance. Even worse, the cause of the warming trend could be caused by something else. There are too many variables in the weather equation to know for certain. In general, it is best to assume regression to the average. Our worst fears will not be realized, but the effect of all this emitted carbon will have some effect. But I do love Suzy! :)

meinthecorner
(Past the gravy, far beyond the golden fries)
Posted: Jan 01, 2012 3:11
 

 unclehud wrote:
MELISMA is the technique of hitting several notes during one singing syllable; condensed from Merriam-Webster online.

HYPERMELISMATIC
would therefore be the all-to-common technique of singing with a fluttering sound that rarely hits the note squarely, cleanly, and on-pitch.  (Can you detect my dislike of this now-popular technique?)

Learned my "something new" for today.  It's terribly interesting how many new concepts I learn by hanging out here.

 
Correction: all- too-common...if you want to get technical, get it right in you r own delivery, uncle. Just sayin'...

unclehud
(300 feet above the planet)
Posted: Nov 30, 2011 8:24
 

MELISMA is the technique of hitting several notes during one singing syllable; condensed from Merriam-Webster online.

HYPERMELISMATIC
would therefore be the all-to-common technique of singing with a fluttering sound that rarely hits the note squarely, cleanly, and on-pitch.  (Can you detect my dislike of this now-popular technique?)

Learned my "something new" for today.  It's terribly interesting how many new concepts I learn by hanging out here.

Cynaera
(South of Neanderthal)
Posted: Jul 13, 2011 15:31
 

 calypsus_1 wrote:

Rock N Roll Mamas - Interview with Suzanne Vega:
http://youtu.be/Ctpjqql0v8Y

Suzanne Vega talks about having a daughter, music, teeth, and her new album 'Beauty & Crime'.

"The term intellectual (she used that term) is not normally so flattering in the art world, but that is only the beginning with SusanV. The rest is simply beautiful music/lyric. a total genius."       jreeve88

 


 
As always, thank you, Calypsus_1 - what a COOL video!  I'd never thought about how a child can change a person's perspective, but this interview with Suzanne Vega gave me a lot of things to ponder.  (The whole "tooth fairy" thing was pretty funny - had I been Ms. Vega, I would have told her daughter, "I made a deal with the Tooth Fairy.  She leaves money under your pillow and brings your tooth to me. I give her a percentage, and everyone walks away happy.")

calypsus_1
Posted: May 15, 2011 20:12
 


Rock N Roll Mamas - Interview with Suzanne Vega

Suzanne Vega talks about having a daughter, music, teeth, and her new album 'Beauty & Crime'.

"The term intellectual (she used that term) is not normally so flattering in the art world, but that is only the beginning with SusanV. The rest is simply beautiful music/lyric. a total genius."      jreeve88

 


Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: May 09, 2011 10:34
 

 stino wrote:
In a way, I really like Suzanne Vega. She does shrewd lyrics. The guys that do the arrangements for her should have gotten fired before her first album, though. I have yet to listen to the Suzanne Vega song that hasn't been overproduced beyond repair. All this blingle-jingle-jangle stuff around the edges of the melodies really makes me sick.
 
Have you ever heard her first album?  It's very minimally "instrumentalized"; the production, by Lenny Kaye, is primarily acoustic guitar, with some understated strings and/or keyboards on most tracks.
sqqqrly
(Baboosic Lake, NH)
Posted: Apr 29, 2011 10:29
 

 Stingray wrote:
 Cynaera wrote:
 a voice that could melt ice at the North Pole.


Needless to worry for north-pole ice!
American A/C's alone melt this - just wait 5 years!
 


Stingray
(Where JULIAN is supported!)
Posted: Apr 29, 2011 10:23
 

 Cynaera wrote:
 a voice that could melt ice at the North Pole.


Needless to worry for north-pole ice!
American A/C's alone melt this - just wait 5 years!
Stingray
(Where JULIAN is supported!)
Posted: Apr 29, 2011 10:21
 

Vega stands for not much,
but her first incredible album (plus "Luka")!
sirdroseph
(Yes)
Posted: Feb 25, 2011 8:52
 

I am not a big Vega fan, but I really like this one.
coyotecosmic
(turn left at Rigel continue until you reach M234b third asteriod on left)
Posted: Sep 30, 2010 18:42
 

The coyote just found out that SV is coming way up here to the frozen north!!!! Stoked enough to hoo0o0o0o0oo0wwlwwlwlllll! Sweet!
Cynaera
(South of Neanderthal)
Posted: Sep 14, 2010 17:57
 

 Hannio wrote:


It's the total absence of any vibrato or voice modulation of any kind that makes her sound so prepubescent.  Of course, in these days of hypermelismatic American Idol wannabes, that could be considered a refreshing change from the norm.  But the last thing SV's voice sounds to me is sexy.
 
What does "hypermelismatic American Idol wannabe" mean? I'm assuming that it means show-biz moms forcing their kids to get out there and perform, and make sure to get that Liza-Minelli-vibrato because a kid your age with that talent will definitely sell the judges! For the record, I'm firmly against pushing a kid to perform against his or her wishes. There was an article by Harlan Ellison - I'll have to find it (I think it was in his "Glass Teat" compilation,) but it had to do with the "Our Little Miss" beauty pageant, in which girls not even old enough to wear makeup were being forced to parade down a catwalk in adult costumes, with false poses and garish face-paint - it was macabre and horrible and sad.  The worst part was the parents, on the sidelines, urging their children on like people betting on a dogfighting contest. It wasn't even about the child - it was about the prize.

Um, not sure from where that diatribe came, but sorry if it was too blunt. I think I understand your point.  And yes, Suzanne Vega has not much of a vibrato, but that's not a bad thing.  Jackson Browne doesn't have one, either, and look at HIS body of work...

Think I better shut up now. {#Redface}
Cynaera
(South of Neanderthal)
Posted: Aug 19, 2010 14:58
 

Anyone who bases Ms. Vega's total lyrical and musical history on "Luka" is missing out on a huge treasure trove of great music. I'm only now discovering it (thanks, Mick!)  Every song I hear from her gives me a more well-rounded perspective. And it makes me want to buy every single CD she's ever done. The woman has such a perceptive mind, an incredible knack for writing lyrics, and a voice that could melt ice at the North Pole. (Poor Santa - he's got his work cut out for him.)

Suzanne Vega - a tiny little woman with a great big talent.
heatherchickenlady
(PDX from MKE)
Posted: Mar 29, 2010 17:55
 

 On_The_Beach wrote:
Yep, more good stuff from SV; always liked her.

 
Agreed

On_The_Beach
(Vancouver BC, Bud)
Posted: Mar 13, 2010 15:40
 

Yep, more good stuff from SV; always liked her.

Businessgypsy
(Deepest, Darkest Florida)
Posted: Mar 03, 2010 11:48
 

stino wrote:
... All this blingle-jingle-jangle stuff around the edges of the melodies really makes me sick.



stino
(Southern Germany)
Posted: Jan 09, 2010 15:48
 

In a way, I really like Suzanne Vega. She does shrewd lyrics. The guys that do the arrangements for her should have gotten fired before her first album, though. I have yet to listen to the Suzanne Vega song that hasn't been overproduced beyond repair. All this blingle-jingle-jangle stuff around the edges of the melodies really makes me sick.
snowcat
(Cold, Frozen Minnesota)
Posted: Oct 28, 2009 19:14
 

This would have been #1 for 52 weeks if it was released in 1987.
camarkim
(blogspot.com)
Posted: Sep 15, 2009 21:28
 

I admit that a million years ago, I could not stand Suzanne Vega. I'm glad I came to my senses. And hearing this is a great surprise. First time hearing it.
davin
(Victoria, British Columbia)
Posted: Jul 28, 2009 12:17
 

 nmcvaugh wrote:
For those interested, Ms. Vega had an editorial in yesterday's NY Times about music and 'group identity". The url is: http://measureformeasure.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/12/03/which-side-are-you-on/
 
Well worth the read.. thanks for passing this along!

peter_james_bond
(Lunenburg, NS)
Posted: Jun 24, 2009 9:22
 

 Bazooka wrote:
I just love this girl's voice...{#Smile}

 
{#Yes} Like butter! 
cayenne
(in over my head)
Posted: May 23, 2009 16:59
 

nmcvaugh wrote:
For those interested, Ms. Vega had an editorial in yesterday's NY Times about music and 'group identity". The url is: http://measureformeasure.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/12/03/which-side-are-you-on/

Thanks for this! It was a fascinating read, and I'm going to go back and read the whole blog.

DavidS_UK
(Central England, UK)
Posted: May 12, 2009 4:34
 

Why does this track remind me of the Carpenters and specifically (of course) Karen Carpenter...?
ercasul
(New Zealand)
Posted: Mar 12, 2009 0:16
 

After Joan Osbourne's bloody awful 'St Teresa', this comes as a great relief.  8 just for the contrast.
Mandible
Posted: Mar 05, 2009 13:19
 


LOVE HER {#Heartkiss}
Sloggydog
(UK)
Posted: Jan 27, 2009 11:40
 

This is the only Suzanne Vega album i haven't got and thats only because of the lack of competition in the music retail business in the UK leads to weird stocking policies.  I haven't found it anywhere and when i go online i always find something equally cool but cheaper and buy that instead.