Saturday, November 18, 2006

Discovery

I rarely listen to the radio. I have XM in my car and plenty of CDs at home, which makes tuning in to my local radio stations fairly unnecessary. And the fact that there's really nothing local about most local stations -- who today are owned and controlled by megacorporations -- makes listening to the radio downright undesirable.

Except when I'm at my parents' beach house, where there's a great little independent radio station on which I heard an amazing song today. I was happily singing along to the Judybats' "Being Simple" and was about to flip back to XM when it ended and the next song began with a piano. But then a woman with a great voice started singing and I thought "Hey, this is pretty good," so I left it on, and by the time she got to the chorus I thought, "Wow, this chick is amazing!"

I came home and googled her and am now completely head over heels for Vienna Teng. I ordered her CD and I've been sitting by the radio all day waiting for them to play the song again. You may have heard of her already or she may not be your musical cup of tea, but I'll share her with you anyway just in case. . .

3 comments:

Brian said...

You forgot to mention how all that music on those stations owned by megacorporations (that don't know jack about music) is complete, total crap anyhow.

Don't worry, I did it for you.

Flannery Alden said...

Nice. Thanks for sharing it.

Dale said...

I love Vienna Teng and stumbled across her music on the Internet a while back. I heard she had a new one and there you go. I really like a song she did called Shasta (Carrie's Song) that was I believe on her Warm Strangers album.

I surfed over from Coaster Punchman's site and am enjoying this and reading your writing.