Music I’m (still) Digging: Suzanne Vega “Solitude Standing”

Suzanne Vega’s voice is a warm hug on a cold winter’s evening.  It wraps around you and holds you, while her lyrics never  quite let you forget the chill just outside the window.

This is one of my favorite albums of all time. Singles (the ubiquitous “Tom’s Diner” and “Luka”) aside, it is full of warmly-produced slices of life, full of old New York references and small moments.

Great for when you’re feeling low or lonely and want comfort but not necessarily cheeriness.

Just listen.

Next time, read the script first!

Okay, yet another old link, but…

Halle Berry received the Razzie (otherwise known as the anti-Oscar, given to the worst films/performances of the year) for her…stirring performance in CrapCatwoman.

Instead of getting all huffy, she showed up to accept her award and recreated her Oscar speech, tears and all, before proceeding to thank Warner Brothers for “casting her in this piece of shit movie”


“The person who knows how to laugh at themself will never cease to be amused.” -Shirley McLaine