Feb 11, 2008

just another diamond day

I first heard Vashti Bunyan from Michael's ipod when we were in NYC

I'd never heard of her before, but she completely entranced me. It was so beautiful to wake up to her voice. He'd set her song as an alarm.

Of course, I'm hardly alone here. She's quite the sensation among the cool kids...forty years after her introduction, of course. Someone's even put together this cute little video.

I don't know how, but her music sends me back in time to my earliest memories I think. Lord knows my parents didn't listen to folk music.

In fact, I can't think of a more ridiculous idea, knowing my parents, but it must have been in the very atmosphere back then, because listening to her is like almost being back in the womb.


Elizabeth said...

So lovely! I'm going to go download it now. Thanks.

Silly Monkey said...

I love it. I can't imagine the "cool kids" liking it though. I mean, not once in the song did I hear, "Fuck, bitch, I need to kill something." ;)

Ladron de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

She's sort of like a female Nick Drake, unknown 30-40 years ago and then finding fame. Fortunately, unlike Nick, she lived to see her work gain a following. I've loved her for the past 7-8 years but missed hr the first time around.

Michael said...

I love this song so much. Thanks for pointing the way to this video, I would never have seen it. Its adorable.

jason said...

thanks for pointing me to the *song.*

Love your photo by the way.
How're your cousin and her cats doing up there?

Dave said...

I just downloaded me some Vashti too. Thanks for sharing. Hey, I'm a cool kid now!