Saturday, December 8, 2007

Utada Hikaru - Deep River

The most beautiful song I've ever heard; I get tears in my eyes every time I listen to it. I love how, at 0.59, Utada has to keep herself from crying, too!

10 comments:

Crystal said...

That was a beautiful song. Have you ever heard of Celine Dion? If not, go to You Tube and type in her name and the title My heart will go on...and tell me what you think;0)

Kirsten Campbell said...

Oh... My Heart Will Go On... another weepy. ;)

Jack Dixon said...

That's absolutely beautiful, Kirsten! Thanks for introducing me to such a fine performer!

I discovered Loreena McKennitt walking through an airport in Saint Louis, Missouri years ago - the guy in the book store had The Mask and the Mirror in the CD player. That was a great discovery, too.

Jack

Kirsten Campbell said...

You're welcome. :)

I found Loreena McKennitt by chance, too, and very glad I did!

I only found out about Hikaru because she sang the theme song for Kingdom Hearts and I heard she was really big in Japan, so I went on a search to find what else she'd sung. I found Deep River first, and was hooked. I've found a lot of good artists that way, actually. The downside is I've no idea what's in the UK charts!

Crystal said...

Kirsten, I have a question for you concerning The MacLeod and Campbell Clans, wanting to know if you know any of their history there in Scotland? I read a Historical Romance novel and come to find out it was based on some actual facts. I just don't know how much of it was true.Is there any connection in your family tree to those Campbells? I want to say the book was based back in the 1200-1300's. The story was mainly concerning Rory Mor.It was neat in reading about them and then seeing your last name was Campbell, I thought I would ask.

Kirsten Campbell said...

Well... I've got roots in both Clan Campbell and Clan MacLeod, but my clan histories are a bit sketchy (when Scotland becomes Scotland, I tend to get a bit lost). I only know various bits and pieces. What were you wanting to know?

Rory Mor... is that the same Rory Mor who was involved (somehow) in the War of the One-Eyed Woman? I thought it was the MacLeods and the MacDonalds who were involved in that?

Then again, I hope I haven't just completely embarrassed myself by talking about something completely different.

(slinks away to go Googling)

Crystal said...

Now that I think about it (embarassingly, I might add)you are right. There were three books I had read in that one series but I bet I got it mixed up with another series....oops! See, I can't get my facts straight...

They are all very common names in the historical novels.

The main character was a Highland chief named Rory Mor from the clan MacLeod. When I finished the book the author tells that the story was based on a true story so I looked it up on the web and sure enough it's true. I went to the official Clan MacLeod site and found out that my grandmother is descended from a Sept of that same clan! I'm still researching everything but that was neat to find out.

It's a story on how he and Isabel MacDonald got together.

We found out that we have relatives from Scotland, Ireland and England. Guess that's why I find it very fascinating. Sorry about the wrong info!

Kirsten Campbell said...

No worries. I would probably have been none the wiser had the name Rory Mor not rung a bell.

I think blood must have something to do with it. My ancestral roots are quite strong (my MacLeod relatives only came down from Lewis in the last few generations, for example) and Scottish history has always interested me most. Granted, it's chock-full of interesting characters and events, but every nation's history is. It's quite interesting the way a place can resonate with you if you've got roots there.

Btw, that sounds like quite an interesting book. What was it called?

Crystal said...

It really was. It's called Highlander Untamed by Minica McCarty. There are 3 total books in the series so far. ALL of them were about the MacLeods and ALL were fabulous reads. At the end of each book the author puts a note in there of what was actually based on fact and what or who the author put in it to give it a romantic read. I don't know if you fancy romance novels but the History in it is really well written. Let me know if you check them out and what you thought!

Crystal said...

Sorry, typing too fast...Authors name is Monica McCarty...