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 Post subject: sarah vowell
PostPosted: July 28th, 2003, 6:08 pm 
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Has anyone stumbled across a little gem called take the Cannoli? It is marvelous. For those of you unfamiliar with her, she appears regularly on This American Life on NPR. She is pretty cool.

the end <p><!--EZCODE HR START--><hr /><!--EZCODE HR END--> Always... always remember: Less is less. More is more. More is better, and twice as much is good too. Not enough is bad, and too much is never enough except when it's just about right.
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 Post subject: Re: sarah vowell
PostPosted: July 28th, 2003, 7:12 pm 
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From "Music Lessons":

[T]his is the most important lesson of marching band, of public displays of recorder. To withstand embarrassment. Maybe even seek it out. To take nerdiness to its most dizzying "Willow Willow," "Tico Tico" extremes, and stand before my peers with my head held high. To stick out my tongue at the Andy Heaps of the world, run back to the baritone horn of life, and blow mighty and proud."

I love this book, Shoe. ("Public displays of recorder." Hee!) I also adore her other book, <!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>The Partly Cloudy Patriot.</em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END--> I wish I could hear her on NPR, but I live in a valley smack-midway between two public radio stations, and neither can bounce their waves to my car radio. :( <p><!--EZCODE HR START--><hr /><!--EZCODE HR END--> "Outside of a dog, a book is probably man's best friend; inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." -- Groucho Marx</p>


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 Post subject: Re: sarah vowell
PostPosted: July 28th, 2003, 8:12 pm 
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Did you get to read any of the essays in The Partly Cloudy Patriot? Those are good, too!

I like her. Sometimes she's a little much for me late on Saturday afternoon, but I do like her a lot. Do you know, Shoe, that she writes. like. this. a lot!

She totally does!

C-SPAN2/BookTV
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runs a reading and Q&A she did in St. Paul last spring, and it's worth listening to, lemme tell ya.

Some drive-by nerding with the BookTV business. !! <p><!--EZCODE HR START--><hr /><!--EZCODE HR END-->"I'm losing my fucking mind. Use contractions, goddammit. You sound like an alien." - Dave Eggers</p>


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 Post subject: Re: sarah vowell
PostPosted: July 28th, 2003, 8:16 pm 
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jee-sus!
look at your number of posts, hw!

that. is. whack. <p><!--EZCODE HR START--><hr /><!--EZCODE HR END--> Always... always remember: Less is less. More is more. More is better, and twice as much is good too. Not enough is bad, and too much is never enough except when it's just about right.
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 Post subject: Re: sarah vowell
PostPosted: July 29th, 2003, 8:34 am 
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yeah sarah's cool. I first saw her in the they might be giants documentary last summer. well I've seen her on conan before, but I didn't start digging into her stuff until that movie. <p><!--EZCODE BR START-->
<!--EZCODE BR END--><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://skip.to/petelee"><!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://invis.free.anonymizer.com/http://shinwa.20megsfree.com/mooch.jpg" style="border:0;"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--></a><!--EZCODE LINK END--></p>


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 Post subject: Re: sarah vowell
PostPosted: July 29th, 2003, 10:26 am 
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Yeah, what is her deal with TMBG? Someone always mentions her attached to them.

It. Is. Whack, Shoe, I been around a looong time, and I can't shut up. I try, but I can't. :\ <p><!--EZCODE HR START--><hr /><!--EZCODE HR END-->"I'm losing my fucking mind. Use contractions, goddammit. You sound like an alien." - Dave Eggers</p>


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 Post subject: Re: sarah vowell
PostPosted: August 1st, 2003, 11:21 pm 
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i just noticed this thread. i have an enormous crush on sarah vowell! i try and catch everything she puts out, but it's not easy. in fact, i saw her read this past weekend in manhattan with david sedaris. it was so fecking good i almost couldn't stand it. right on.


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 Post subject: Re: sarah vowell
PostPosted: August 4th, 2003, 10:34 am 
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Oooh, Sarah Vowell with David Sedaris!

On that Book TV thing I mentioned up there, she talked about how, when Sedaris reads with other essayists, he listens to the crowds reactions, and actually tries to turn it on when he's reading where the other readers failed to capitalize. She said he's super competitive like that!

Did you sense that at all? <p><!--EZCODE HR START--><hr /><!--EZCODE HR END-->"I'm losing my fucking mind. Use contractions, goddammit. You sound like an alien." - Dave Eggers</p>


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 Post subject: Re: Sarah Vowell
PostPosted: August 9th, 2003, 5:34 am 
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I found a website where you can listen to her NPR stuff on streaming radio.
<!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.hearingvoices.com/sv/">www.hearingvoices.com/sv/</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END-->


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 Post subject: Re: Sarah Vowell
PostPosted: August 11th, 2003, 1:56 pm 
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Cool! :)

That cartoon character captures her sassafrassiness, doesn't it! <p><!--EZCODE HR START--><hr /><!--EZCODE HR END-->"I'm losing my fucking mind. Use contractions, goddammit. You sound like an alien." - Dave Eggers</p>


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 Post subject: Re: Sarah Vowell
PostPosted: October 13th, 2003, 3:10 pm 
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I love Sarah Vowell, even moreso because her appearance on Conan O'Brien on his first post 9/11/01 show was the first genuine laugh I had had after that day. I highly recommend checking out the Steven Barclay Agency homepage so you can see when Sarah (and for that matter, David Sedaris) will be at a venue near you. She, like Sedaris, is hilarious on paper but even funnier at the readings. There is just something about laughing hard with other people. Also, I just love the fact that she is another female that went from trumpet to baritone to tuba (there must be more like us in the world!) like I did in marching band.

She did a piece called Things I Learned, where one of the things is "In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equal groups." Anyone that references Law & Order is fine by me.

I've seen Sedaris live several times. He talks about how sometimes he'll have a part that he thinks is hilarious and noone laughs, and then another part where he thinks people will just giggle, and the crowd actually roars. He stopped one time in the middle of his reading to show where he wrote "BIG LAUGH" in his notes.


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 Post subject: Re: Sarah Vowell
PostPosted: July 7th, 2005, 8:34 am 
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1.5 years of posts got deleted. Oh well.

In case you are interested in seeing her live this year:
Thursday, October 6, 2005 - Baltimore, MD. Evening reception and lecture date for WYPR Radio

Wednesday, October 26, 2005 - Write Around Portland, Portland OR. Evening reception, reading and signing.

Thursday, October 27, 2005 - Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

Friday, October 28, 2005 - Montalvo, Fox Theater, Evening reading and book signing. Contact: 408-961-5800

Saturday, November 5, 2005 - Wilmington, NC. University North Carolina, Evening Reading


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 Post subject: Re: Sarah Vowell
PostPosted: July 21st, 2005, 6:04 am 
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I saw a piece by SV in today (7/21)'s New York Times editorial page--it says she's filling in for Maureen Dowd!

Uh, sorry about that--wrong date! SV's piece from some recent NYT was re-printed today in my local paper.

Edited by: donomom at: 7/21/05 5:15 am


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PostPosted: May 1st, 2006, 12:02 am 
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Guess who I got to see today? Sarah Vowell!

She was at the LA Times Book Festival, which motivated the DudleyDude to accompany me for the first time to this event. She came on after Carl Reiner, and when she came up, she funnily said, "That Carl Reiner, what an opening act! That kid is going places!" She read from the intro to Assassination Vacation, and also from an essay she did for the New York Times about how she had been so blue at Bush's first inauguration that she had cried, because she thought he might mess up the economy and the drinking water. "Wasn't I adorable?!" she exclaimed. "And I thought I was a pessimist!"

Afterwards we stood in line to get Assassination Vacation signed. In front of us was a cute young guy wearing a t-shirt printed with "I (heart) A E I O U" "I get that!" I laughed. He joked that maybe Sarah would too, then they'd hang out afterwards, and they'd become BFF. Since the DudleyDude had the same camera, we agreed to take each others' photos. When we got up there, Miss Vowell was all ummmm'kay about our request for a family inscription, then scrawled it aaaall over the title page. When I asked for a photo, she sighed, "I'm a giver." Here's the photo.

Afterwards, I said "Y'know what was surreal about meeting Sarah Vowell? That it wasn't surreal at all. It seemed normal to meet her." The DudleyDude agreed that he felt the same way. Maybe it's because we've seen her on the Daily Show so often.

Oh. And, swear to God, overheard at the Festival, spoken by a seemingly normal woman walking by: "I was raised by poodles." Huuhhh??

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 Post subject: Ohhhh.
PostPosted: May 1st, 2006, 7:58 am 
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You and DudleyDude look so nice in that photo. Such a nice couple. Hee.

Did she talk about what's next for her?

Do tell. More more more!

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