Hallo from Vienna! Vienna, Louisiana, that is. It's been a busy couple of months and it's GREAT to get back out on the road again. First - again a BIG danke schoen to all those who supported and came out to the World Tour show at Buffas
in December. 'Twas a fun night and I really appreciate all the support from 'around the world'! I billed it as ' works in progress ', which it still is but the night gave me an excellent framework that I can build from. My first road trip of 2012, just after New Years, took me to many different locations on a whirlwind trip. The first stop was Vienna, located just north of Ruston. I'm sure I sound like a broken record when i say this but Vienna was button-cute. I was so charmed by it, and wished my stay could have been longer. After all: Who could resist with a Town Hall like this?
These BC (button cute) towns are all over the place, I know, but I have gotten so accustomed to driving to a town only to find that there's not much there but a sign on the road, if even that. Traveling through Northwest Louisiana though, these BC towns are prevalent. The history of the settlers from Georgia, Alabama, and beyond is interesting and more tales will unfold as I delve more into the subject matter during World Tour Post-Production.
But for now, the only tale I have to tell is one of Tina. Tina from Vienna. It's not much of a story actually. More of a musing. So...I was photographing this BC church..
while both cursing and enjoying the strong winter light shadows...
when a car pulled up and the passenger asked if I was "Tina". I said no but evidently I resembled Tina who grew up near Vienna. Okay, that's actually the end of the boring story, but as usual, I found it fascinating. I'm always amazed at how often I look like somebody....usually a sister..cousin..friend...acquaintance...girl-I-went-to-school-with...friend of a -girl-I-went-to-school-with...friend of a relatives-sisters-cousins-best friends friend...or someone like that.
I enjoy having 600,000 doppelgangers out there, and my Tina from Vienna experience has recalled some past doppelganger moments and inspired my latest completely meaningless just-for-fun silly ditty to start the New Year off right. Also, it's my first-ever-ditty-written-on-my-ukelele:
Tina from Vienna
(c) Natasha Sanchez
I'm Tina from Vienna
I'm your friend from New York.
I'm your cousin's best friends' girlfriend,
I'm Mindy without Mork.
Sometimes they call me Sandra.
I dont know how I feel about that.
Been mistaken for someone else -
an actress, but never myself.
Standing on the street,
I was asked - Is it You?
As far as I know, yes I am,
but still I checked my shoes.
He pressed on - Are you Her?
Are you working here in town?
I thought to myself - why wouldn't i be?
Man my act must get around!
I thought maybe he'd seen my show,
that he listens to my tales.
Nah. That wasnt it -
He thought I was Kate Beckinsale.
I'm Tina from Vienna..
I'm somone you met long ago
at a cafe in Metairie - NO.
I'm the one you were supposed to meet
til you saw me - Whoops! No! Gotta Go!
I'm Tina from Vienna...
But I don't know at Tina from Vienna.
I've got some friends in New York.
I don't know my cousin's best friend
I'm not Mindy - but I do love Mork...
all content (c) Natasha Sanchez