vintage music saturday: tom's diner.

da da da da da da da. you know you thought this song was named that. like luka, suzanne vega has another catchy hit with this one. the diner she speaks of in this 1981 hit is actually tom's restaurant located on broadway and 112th street in new york. the restaurant would later become hugely popular thanks to the seinfeld show.

so you might have hummed along to this song but did you know what the heck she was talking about? not many of us really did but when we listen today we can catch on. the story is that she wrote the song after a photographer friend of hers said that "he saw his whole life through a pane of glass, and [...] like he was the witness to a lot of things, but was never really involved in them." so she wrote the song as that. confused? just listen ...

1 comment:

Sophie@Diary of a Young Designer said...

Awesome post and the song if def a classic. =)