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Vienna Teng — Blue Caravan
Album: Dreaming Through the Noise
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7.4

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Total ratings: 2389









Released: 2006
Length: 3:50
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Blue, blue caravan, winding down to the valley of lights
My true love is a man who would hold me for ten thousand nights
In the wild, wild wailing of wind, he's a house 'neath a soft yellow moon
So blue, blue caravan, won't you carry me down to him soon?

Blue, blue caravan, won't you drive away all of these tears?
For my true love is a man that I haven't seen in years
He said, "Go where you have to, for I belong to you until my dying day"
So like a fool, blue caravan, I believed him and I walked away

Oh, my blue, blue caravan, oh the highway is my great wall
For my true love is a man who never existed at all
Oh, he was a beautiful fiction I invented to keep out the cold
But now, my blue, blue caravan, I can feel my heart growing old
Oh, my blue, blue caravan, I can feel my heart growing old
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Saw her live at the Dakota in downtown Mpls a couple of winters ago.

Very good in concert. If you get a chance to see her live, it is well worth it.

She and her co-performers were their own road crew.
They had to packup late at night and drive to Denver for their next gig the next night.
I'm not sure how they slept, with the drive and loading/unloading equipment. It's like a 14 hour drive.
 Tomasni wrote:
My rating a weak 7
I will use "Skip"
 
I'm at a regular 8, though sometimes it's skippable if the mood isn't right...today it is....Long Live RP!!
Nothing gets one pumped up on a Friday afternoon than Vienna Teng!!!
That's sarcasm.
My rating a weak 7
I will use "Skip"
Do not play this often but when I am in the right mood hits the spot nicely. Such a controlled vocal delivery. Stunning.
Trombones
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.
If you want to get their attention, whisper. 
 Lazarus wrote: 
Lazarus, Xtalman could be dead and buried by the time you posted your reply - over 2 years later!  Ah well... better late than never I suppose.
 Nerubo wrote:
Literal-minded comment incoming: "My true love is a man who would hold me for ten thousand nights"   That's a bit over 27 years for those of you wondering how long that is.

 

 
That does not sound unreasonable.
- On 2nd thought: I will have to check with Mrs Lindo525 to see if that's ok...
—On third thought: I will have to check with Vienna too - I will be 83 years old at the end of that stint. Not sure if that is what she had in mind...
Go see her play live if you get a chance. She is just amazing.
Literal-minded comment incoming: "My true love is a man who would hold me for ten thousand nights"   That's a bit over 27 years for those of you wondering how long that is.

 
Every time I hear this song, which is often lately as I ordered the CD recently from Wax'n'Facts on their 40th birthday just to hear this one song a lot (shameless plug for my hometown's legendary vinyl store; still going strong), I am touched by its classicism and timelessness. 
st. teresa!
Always get some Aimee Mann vibe from this song before I work out it's not Aimee Mann. That's not a bad thing.
Definitely one of the most haunting songs out there, sung very well. The lyrics are heart-piercing and achingly poetic. Her voice is wow.
This one had me hooked on Vienna. Her voice is divine. And this song does things to me :) 
 Hannio wrote:

Because software engineers never screw up, and no sloppy code has ever been written.



 
It's not about never screwing up or being sloppy, but writing lengths of code compared to composing and polishing music is unfair. The point seems to have been she clearly focuses a lot on cleanliness and perfection, more so than most musicians, and it's a point I agree with.
I always get deep chills with this song.  Wow.
Entranced by this song. 
 scott_bruce wrote:

So true, but then that is what happens when a software engineer composes and sings — everything done so carefully, so precisely. Its part of her magic, IMHO.

 

Because software engineers never screw up, and no sloppy code has ever been written.


I saw her in concert a couple of weeks ago. Solo - just get voice and piano along with harmonizer and looper. Really awesome. Highly recommended if you get a chance.
 JasondotG wrote:
Starting to grow on me. Hadn't heard this one yet and I didn't completely dislike it. She still needs to a little dirty. Everything is just too clean. Feels like I'm listening to a robot. 

 
Robot? Try "Passage"
 Lazarus wrote:
Everybody in my alien space craft loves this song...

time flies when we're having fun... 

 
Time Machine (?)....Tardis, you know bigger and such.
This is the song that first alerted me to the talent of VT almost a decade ago. Lovely. Interesting bio as I recall.
Absolutely beautiful.
 JasondotG wrote:
Starting to grow on me. Hadn't heard this one yet and I didn't completely dislike it. She still needs to a little dirty. Everything is just too clean. Feels like I'm listening to a robot. 

 
I don't think she gets "dirty" too often, at least not with her music.  She is left-handed though, which is pretty cool.
Starting to grow on me. Hadn't heard this one yet and I didn't completely dislike it. She still needs to a little dirty. Everything is just too clean. Feels like I'm listening to a robot. 
 gjeeg wrote:
Vienna is incapable of a wrong note.
Each song crafted to perfection.
Thank you RP for turning me onto her.

 
So true, but then that is what happens when a software engineer composes and sings — everything done so carefully, so precisely. Its part of her magic, IMHO.
Vienna is incapable of a wrong note.
Each song crafted to perfection.
Thank you RP for turning me onto her.
Everybody in my alien space craft loves this song...

time flies when we're having fun... 

 ScottN wrote:
This is a wonderful song. Simply. Wonderful.

 
..it is...looking forward to hearing it again
This is a wonderful song. Simply. Wonderful.

{#Yes} -soo fine- {#Cheers}


 Tony0600 wrote:
I love Radio Paradise

 

I second that...
I love Radio Paradise
Pure Beauty!!!
 pcc wrote:
 ncollingridge wrote:

Just what I was thinking as I was listening to this. Her 1995 album "Spirit" is one of those lost gems that most people have never heard.

 


 

Yes Spirit is a fabulous album
 pcc wrote:
Voice very like Caroline Lavelle's.
Very nice
 
Just what I was thinking as I was listening to this. Her 1995 album "Spirit" is one of those lost gems that most people have never heard.
Had to change my 9 to a 10.  The chills are overwhelming.  Love this!
Wonderful song. She writes some great lyrics.  Catch her live if you have the chance.
Really nice song. Thanks. /
ГарМа річ. Дуже спПЎПбалась. Дякую. 
wow what a voice!
Sounds like slow down version of the previous track, JO's St. Teresa. In fact it's the only thing that made me stop and listen, this being the 100th time at least I hear this song.
Voice very like Caroline Lavelle's. Very nice
A 7 from me. What a divine voice.
{#Tongue}
 eswiley2 wrote:
How can the 11 people who gave this a 1 like anything on RP?



 

Easy, this song annoys the piss out of me.  Your comment does not make sense.  Just because I find this tune ulistenable does not mean I don't enjoy other music on RP.    I guarantee you've probably given 1's to songs I enjoy. 
Haunting smooth as silk song that speaks for the heart
Love this tune...   hauntingly beautiful....
V Teng
Yeah, she will be one of the cheerleaders, pom poms and all.
Go, team, go.


 
Grammarcop wrote:
I heard the other day that Vienna Teng has taken up residence in Ann Arbor while she is working on a degree master's degree in global sustainability at the University of Michigan.

I'll have to look for her at the football games. 

 





Her soft voice comes out very clearly is played in the dark and small hours before dawn...

The time when memories come calling... and ghosts haunt...

Headphones help the affect... This another reason to listen to RP. Not something the machines-would-play-based-on-my-interests-and payola-from record-companies... Shun the robots. Support the humans-!     
 eswiley2 wrote:
How can the 11 people who gave this a 1 like anything on RP?



 

You think everything on RP sounds like this?
I heard the other day that Vienna Teng has taken up residence in Ann Arbor while she is working on a degree master's degree in global sustainability at the University of Michigan.

I'll have to look for her at the football games. 
 Rachoh wrote:
I got over a bad heart-ache because of the line "he was a beautiful fiction I invented to keep out the cold" — it all made sense then after that. 
 
Yeah.  And she whispers it.  As a guy, it was a little chilling.  Gotta go with a nine.  Poetry.
So Soft and Subtle     Lov  it
I got over a bad heart-ache because of the line "he was a beautiful fiction I invented to keep out the cold" — it all made sense then after that. 
Her tones are perfection. Flawless. Kinda crazy...
Her voice is highly seductive. 
 Cynaera wrote:
I need to put a bug in my music-guru's ear and have her send me some Vienna Teng - this is ethereal and sublime...{#Meditate}
 
Miss you...

this song is gorgeous...  love it...

 
..lessee, 10,000 nights is about 27-1/3 years..yeah, that's a pretty good run for true love..but why stop there?..

..got this one pegged at 9..
 kingart wrote:
Elegant like artisan crystal. 
 
Well said. I gave it an 8.
 eswiley2 wrote:
How can the 11 people who gave this a 1 like anything on RP?
 
You said it ~ my thoughts exactly. 
How can you tell? I'm curious to know what you listen for.
 coding_to_music wrote:
Wonder if there is any AutoTune in this, to make it this good...
 
I don't hear any trace of it.
How can the 11 people who gave this a 1 like anything on RP?


Simply gorgeous
Commanding Quiet.... Like before a storm or the moon between clouds...
∞♥∞
Elegant like artisan crystal. 
so do I   {#Clap}
 laozilover wrote:

I just might change my rating to god like

 
I was just thinking the very same thing

I just might change my rating to god like

 d-don wrote:


Totally agree.
 
I hear It Too!
 BillG wrote:

She played live in our studio years ago. No auto-tune necessary. She nailed every note, every time.
 
I well remember that performance. And then I bought a reviewers copy of this album for $1. I ought to pay to see her play to justify the bargain. It seems pretty clear that there are no electronic gimmicks used in her music.
I think a lot of her stuff sounds a bit forced. I'm really liking this, though.
Sensuous, sexy voice. Nice piano, too. 
Love this tune. Every time I hear it...it gets better and better. How is that possible? This is just an intelligent, well arranged and sung tune. Though I have to say that I like the title of the album the way I originally read it..."Dreaming Through The Nose!"
This keeps getting better.
Get goosebumps every time, and flashbacks of seeing her play this here in Austin last year. Agree with prior posters, she puts on an amazingly intimate show. 

Best way I can describe her as, "Kinda like Tori Amos/chick with piano music, except she has a background in software engineering so she just comes out and says it instead of hiding behind metaphors about fairies and pixies and whatnot." 
We got to see her at an intimate venue here recently. Just she and her piano and sampling machine, a la Imogen Heap. She has great audience interaction (helped by us being at a table a few feet away) and puts on a wonderful show—very charming and engaging. What a talent!

Such a lovely voice !


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
Lovely voice, but no soul.
lovely track, gorgeous album cover - excellent use of type. 
 Jeff09 wrote:
I hear a little bit of Joan Osborne's "St. Teresa."

 

Totally agree.
Great taleneted artist. She plays on the piano without watching and sings. Imagine how hard it will be for average human, like me.
One of my favourite artists. 
 sirdroseph wrote:
Talented and beautiful. Can't stand her music.{#Sad}
 

That sums it up for me, too.  She has a very pretty voice, but I find her music completely uninteresting.

9 → 10
 prickelpit96 wrote:

me too. 
 


Yeah, I still do, too...  this song is excellent...
 
One of my all time favorite songs. Ever. I am a huge fan of Vienna Teng. Saw her in Houston. Amazing. Agree with Bill. She nails every single note. She sounded as good if not, if such a thing were possible, better live. It was a singular experience for me. Even went by myself dateless to a dinner theater where she had many fans.

 coding_to_music wrote:
Wonder if there is any AutoTune in this, to make it this good...
 
She played live in our studio years ago. No auto-tune necessary. She nailed every note, every time.
Wonder if there is any AutoTune in this, to make it this good...
10
 1wolfy wrote:
{#Hearteyes}    {#Cry}my medea would be  appropriately played today given the saddness I feel about the Casey trial.
 
What?

Talented and beautiful. Can't stand her music.{#Sad}
I need to put a bug in my music-guru's ear and have her send me some Vienna Teng - this is ethereal and sublime...{#Meditate}
Lovely and sublime. Saw her perform this live in Santa Barbara. She is a humble and accessible performer with so much talent. Now studying sustainable living solutions (phd program) in Michigan, she is brilliant on many levels.


yes - II like it...
it's fridaynight in sweden and I a starting a short vacation, if you read this Bill, please crank up the beat a bit, please

ps notting against Vienna 
 GT66 wrote:
Ya can't fault a woman who obviously likes her Dodge enough to write a song about it. {#Yes}

https://hackedgadgets.com/2008/03/03/jet-turbine-van/
 

HAR!!!!!{#Roflol}
 romeotuma wrote:


love it...
 
Second that !!! 8.

Sounds like Joan Osborne - St. Teresa? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbAeTywPiP4
!! it take so little to make me laugh!! thank you!!!! 
Ya can't fault a woman who obviously likes her Dodge enough to write a song about it. {#Yes}

https://hackedgadgets.com/2008/03/03/jet-turbine-van/
 


Just heard it again...  simply beautiful!

Two comments from the same listener, back-to-back, more than a week apart.  What's with that? 
{#Confused}


 Rooney wrote:
This is great stuff.  Once again, I discovered another creative artist through RP.  {#Notworthy}
 
My feeling exactly!  It amazes me that this kind of depth comes from a mere 32-year-old.  RP is worth every penny!  {#Good-vibes}

this is a cheery song and so it is
This is great stuff.  Once again, I discovered another creative artist through RP.  {#Notworthy}
I hear a little bit of Joan Osborne's "St. Teresa."

Ya can't fault a woman who obviously likes her Dodge enough to write a song about it. {#Yes}

https://hackedgadgets.com/2008/03/03/jet-turbine-van/


 Nerubo wrote:

Well, since 40% of your ratings are a 1, I will give that rating the weight it deserves.
 
 
 I just always forget to rate songs that i actually like.
I agree the music is lovely, but I feel like I just watched a full-length movie on Lifetime.
I think she's marvelously talented, but it's a huge drag to hear her on RP, especially twice in one workday.
nice looking venue- and yes the blue caravan was definitly a highlight...
 
socalhol wrote:
Gorgeous song — I saw her perform it live last Tuesday @ the Triple Door (small venue) here in Seattle.  This was the 2nd song in her set, and it took me off guard — I thought she'd save it for the encore!  Was so beautiful to hear it live, it has such an emotional impact for me.
 


Gorgeous song — I saw her perform it live last Tuesday @ the Triple Door (small venue) here in Seattle.  This was the 2nd song in her set, and it took me off guard — I thought she'd save it for the encore!  Was so beautiful to hear it live, it has such an emotional impact for me.
Looking forward to see Vienna in a tiny club in Germany tomorrow!{#Roflol}
The restrained and careful string arrangement is a wonderful counterpoint to her lush, mesmerizing voice. Completely halted the chortle I had on misreading the title as Dreaming through the nose.