If you play any of the thao nguyen albums backwards i am sure they will sound very pretty but not let you in on any secrets. in fact u should probably just listen to them forwards because they are good and will probably remind u of a summer night spent on a balcony somewhere, maybe smoking a cigarette or watching cars slow down for a stop sign below.
One time I spoke to thao nguyen at a WNBA finals game in Seattle. She was sitting in the same booth as I was. I wanted to tell her I'd seen her play an acoustic show the summer before at the Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines but instead asked her if she liked starbucks. At the show in Des Moines she'd played with simone white and devin davis but I'd paid no attention to the music because i had been trying to impress a woman who was not into me. I think laura veirs was there too.
Today I was in the Unicorn pub in canterbury reading a book a when a woman sat down near me on a long bench. I noticed her because she was swaying drunk, looking at me and def drinking a large glass of white wine. We did not move for a long time. As it got later many groups began to walk in looking for six-person tables like the one she and I were occupying - so I got up and moved to a seat at the bar.
Soon, she stumbled over and looked me in the eyes and told me she would never fancy a fucking prick like me even if she were into dudes. so where the fuck did i get off moving away from her. I told her I moved from the table to free it up for the larger groups because if you work in bars you want every person to do this.
oh she said, throwing her hands up, saying "I didnt know about it."
Soon she sent me over a beer to say sorry for her misreading. i didnt want to drink it to make a point but i did anyways.