April 22, 2003
Heading downtown shortly and meeting
Heading downtown shortly and meeting up with Mike to see Suzanne Vega. She's doing an in-store performance and will be signing copies of RetroSpective, a best-of album which also includes some sountrack cuts and a live track.
I've been a fan of hers since the sixth grade, when I saw her video for "Marlene on the Wall" on the local UHF channel when I lived in Queens. My first independent record purchase was a cassette copy of Solitude Standing. After that I wanted to be a girl with a guitar, setting poetry to music and wearing red lipstick. (I have been known to write poetry and occasionally wear the lipstick, but that's about it these days.) I've only seen her once, on the 99.9 degrees tour, and that was at the Roxy in Atlanta. She plays the Bowery Ballroom May 28. I better look into it!