We went to a fundraiser in our neighborhood on Sunday afternoon where, among other discoveries, we found out that hit songwriter Gretchen Peters lives down the street from us (although we’re not sure exactly which house).

So out of idle curiosity, I checked Amazon for her recordings (I have one of her CDs already) and found that she has a song on a recent CD called “Germantown” — the name of our neighborhood.

I’m really itching to hear this song now, but I don’t want to spend $30 for the import CD (or even $25 for a used copy). I guess I’ll have to remain curious for a while.

Neighborhood notable

11 thoughts on “Neighborhood notable

  • July 21, 2005 at 8:57 am
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    The Canadian iTunes store is different from the American one, so I don’t have access to what you see, but have you thought about checking there? Maybe you can just buy the one track.

    -J

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  • July 21, 2005 at 9:14 am
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    I just checked iTunes for it, but no dice. That was a good idea, though. I always forget about that option. 🙂

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  • July 21, 2005 at 9:16 am
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    Gosh, I can’t believe the things I don’t think of. Thanks! I just placed a bid.

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  • July 21, 2005 at 11:30 am
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    You don’t snipe for things you really want? 🙂

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  • July 21, 2005 at 2:35 pm
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    I don’t have nearly enough energy for that level of paying attention at the moment. If I win, I win; if not, no biggie. 🙂

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  • July 21, 2005 at 2:37 pm
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    Cool! At least I got to hear a snippet of it. Thanks!

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  • July 21, 2005 at 8:41 pm
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    I’ve been thinking (always a dangerous activity) and maybe you could get a dog so you’d have an excuse to be walking past her house twice a day. Eventually you’re sure to run into her and I’m sure she must have a copy for a fan. 🙂

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  • July 21, 2005 at 9:05 pm
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    Heh! Interesting plan!

    I do run in the neighborhood quite a bit, but it’s usually so early in the morning, I don’t stand much of a chance of seeing anyone. Although I did just meet a neighbor today who said she saw me out running one morning and I was “blazing fast!” Which is crazy — I’m a really slow runner, especially lately. I think she was just being nice. But still, it made an impression, so I could hope that Ms. Peters is a morning person and that she’ll eventually see me running in the mornings.

    (I know: a music person who’s a morning person? Such a thing probably doesn’t exist.)

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