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Train to Nagasaki


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Bowman

 Genre: Classical

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Not sure there is a train to Nagasaki. But there is in my mind.

After hearing "Train to Nagasaki", Rebecca Williams, a talented friend and fellow musician, wrote a beautiful and haunting short story for it.
I want to share it with you.
Charlie

She took her seat. The train started moving, slowly at first and then as it picked up momentum, she felt a surge of regret. Nothing could stop the events from unfolding now. Her home city, Fukuoka, melted away. Replaced by fields of rice and sweet potatoes dotting the small strip of farm land between the tracks and the mountains. She watched it all speed by hardly blinking, mesmerized in a trance of disbelief.

The man next to her, holding her hand, brought it up to his mouth and kissed it, affectionally looking into her face. Awakened from her dreaming, she tried to return similar feelings to him, though she couldn't quite understand what she was suppose to be feeling.

Some soldiers sat in the row in front of her. She thought of her brother somewhere in the south Pacific. What would be his fate? One of the soldiers had yesterday's newspaper, heavy with headlines of a super bomb that had blown up Hiroshima just the day before. What is the world coming to? No one really understood the descriptions. Words like "totally gone" and "nothing left" couldn't be grasped in relation to a whole city.

Two days prior she had been married to this man next to her. Her family had planned it all. Even in this time of war. She was still worried about leaving her family. It was all so different now. What does the future hold? Her mind racing as reality set in. Soon she would be in her new home with this man, whom she barely knew.

She looked into her husband's face and thought she saw his own questions as they rushed towards their life in Nagasaki.
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Uploaded: Aug 12, 2008 - 09:54:00 PM
Last Updated: Aug 13, 2008 - 12:26:58 PM Last Played: Mar 23, 2019 - 12:19:18 AM
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Feter said 4027 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
Train to Nagasaki
impressive how you try new scales in music and
place and new eras ..very haunting and drawing
a very grey picture ..fabulous writing , thnx
alot for sharin !!!!!
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Bowman said 4026 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
Feter your enthusiasm ...
for music is wonderful and deeply appreciated by all of us on Macjams. Thank you my friend.
Take Care,
Charlie
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magnatone said 4027 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
Train to Nagasaki
bowman - wow - this is really fabulous! I love the eastern/western duality in this composition - it's just gorgeous. Congratulations - I need to listen to more of your music! (wish it was longer)
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Bowman said 4026 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
Karen,
I'm happy this caught your ear. And a talented ear it is. I'm off to catch your latest.
Best,
Charlie
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guitapick said 4026 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
And now...
...there's one in my mind, too...

Glad I caught this...on my way to the woods for 2 weeks of vacation...beautiful piece...
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Bowman said 4026 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
Does a musician play music in the woods?
I think you do.
Thanks Bob and enjoy!
Charlie


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Skean said 4026 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
Oh! yes
What a beautiful composing... And I read your comment to Bob, I live in the woods or I have wood al-around a peaceful place in north of Sweden.

And if you like eastern sounds please check this out
http://www.macjams.com/song/45193
A song I did to or friend Feter.

Take care
----
Kenta
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Bowman said 4022 days ago (August 17th, 2008)
I did...
check out your song and it was taking a vacation to an island in the South Pacific. Wonderful Kenta.
Best,
Charlie


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announcer said 4024 days ago (August 15th, 2008)
What a nice piece
Really well constructed and executed piece and the story adds an other dimension that reaches deep into the art of music and of story telling. My congratulations on a job well done all around.
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Bowman said 4022 days ago (August 17th, 2008)
Hi Bill,
and thanks for your kind words - and yes isn't it a wonderful story Rebecca wrote.
Take Care,
Charlie
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Bowman said 4022 days ago (August 17th, 2008)
Hi Bill,
and thanks for your kind words - and yes isn't it a wonderful story Rebecca wrote.
Take Care,
Charlie
Check out my latest song called THE LOST JEDI
egobandit said 4023 days ago (August 16th, 2008)
I like
the short story and how reading it while your music was playing took my mind to a train rushing with a woman looking out the window. Gave me goosebumps thanks
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Bowman said 4022 days ago (August 17th, 2008)
Goosebumps...
...are cool.
I agree Rebecca's story adds a wonderful dimension to this.
Thanks Tim for dropping on by.
Take Care,
Charlie
Check out my latest song called THE LOST JEDI
Enrique Gil said 4017 days ago (August 23rd, 2008)
Hello there!
very nice piece! Very short piece! A little longer would be better.
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