07 June 2013
The Voices of Women : Vashti Bunyan
I don't remember exactly when or for what but there was a TV commercial that featured this singer. Obviously the ad did nothing to sell me on the product, but it sold me on the voice and the song. I had no idea who was singing, so I went Googling and found Vashti Bunyan. I had never heard her music; I knew nothing about her. But I loved her voice, and I loved this song, "Train Song". I still don't know too much about Vasti Bunyan but I am hooked on her music; I now have several of her songs on my iPod, but this one I especially love. It reminds me of why I love trains -- they evoke a slower, less complicated world and yet also there is the promise of mystery and adventure. Train travel is prominent in many of the short stories written by a favorite author, Alice Munro. This song very much reminds me of a Munro story.