Monday, September 29, 2008


Listen to DIAMOND DAY by Vashti Bunyan.

Well, this is Laura again and I'm back for a whole week. To honor the first full week of fall and the first few days of October, I'd like to post some autumnal songs.

The first one is by British folk or psychedelic-folk or hippie-folk or whatever you want to call her singer-songwriter Vashti Bunyan. Vashti has a very cool story. She released some singles and made an album back in 1970 but never found an audience and retired from the music industry soon after. She lived a quiet life in the UK raising her kids for 30 years. Apparently her kids had no idea that she had once been a singer.

However.....meanwhile, and without her realizing it, her album was branded a "lost classic" by folk fans and she has since experienced a renaissance.

Another cool fact is that she is supposedly a descendant of John Bunyan, the author of Pilgrim's Progress.

So enjoy-- and I hope everyone has a diamond day today.

Photo: Harvest.


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