Monday Earworm: Suzanne Vega (Again, Because.)

This is an exceptionally good album for listening to as you drive across the country, particularly between Houston and Los Angeles. This song always reminds me of the late morning sun on the path down I-10 through west Texas into New Mexico and finally Arizona, the light subdued by the mountains.

4 thoughts on “Monday Earworm: Suzanne Vega (Again, Because.)

  1. She had me at that intro. Which feels like a weird thing to say about Suzanne Vega, because the very first thing I learned about her was how unique “Tom’s Diner” is because it has that iconic “out-ro” instead of an intro.

    I was in a college literature class and we were talking about plagiarism, and somehow we got onto the topic of music plagiarism, and the teacher mentioned how some band remixed “Tom’s Diner” without Vega’s permission…but she ended up liking their version enough to officially approve it, even though it turns her iconic out-ro into a running theme.

    Tl;dr: it feels vaguely sacrilegious to love a Suzanne Vega song for its intro, but here I am, adding “Birth-day” to my iTunes Car Radio playlist. 🤷‍♀️

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    1. I love that bit of trivia. And I’m a big fan of Suzanne Vega, truly. Other interesting bits I’ve gleaned about her over the years is that John Travolta’s character Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction is meant to be SV’s cousin, and that Ani diFranco’s song “Napoleon” was written about her.

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