I was remembering a Japanese TV drama back in the 90's called Summer Snow. Though it was an ok drama (really corny but sad), the opening theme song always stuck on my mind. Turned out the song was sung by a singer named Sissel Kyrkjebol and backed by Gheorghe Zamfir's panflute. Brings back memories. Warning, it is a sappy song so for hardrockers, stay away. The melody is supposedly from an old Celtic song (O Waly Waly, also in the US as The Water is Wide). Ironic that the original song is about a broken heart and the recent ones are about everlasting love.
The weird title according to the drama was supposed to represent the reflection of plankton in the ocean when one goes scuba diving (which part of the drama is about). The heroine of the drama was acted by the same person who came out in Departures. Here is short video for anyone interested. Yes the ending is a tragic one (as shown in the video, though not what you infer from the video). It is similar to Titanic and FF X. In fact the basic story is similar to Titanic and FF X (a young introverted girl meets an adventurous dude).
A friend of mine in the UK hooked me up with this very interesting archaeological music called "Synaulia: Music from Ancient Rome". Apparently, these artisans had recreated the instruments from the frescos and tiles of Pompeii and other sites, and with whatever historical music (songs) they could find, complied a nice set of pieces using these instruments that haven't been used since antiquity.
Most awesome. I love this kind of thing. We are both doing custom figures from the Conan works so we have been sharing ideas and interests back and forth.
"If a man treats life artistically, his brain is in his heart." -The Picture of Dorian Gray I am Dandowin and Dandowin is me. We've both seen too much and enjoyed too little. The only thing we ever wanted, was what the common man often takes for granted. Family, Love, laughter, and the smiles of honest friendship.
Well, this might not be rocking - a bit out of time maybe - but as nobody has mentioned that Vilja has her own song, I have to. It fits to the new romance mode. But I hope she will stay in the end, not as in the song.
Vilja's Song is from the Merry Widow by Franz Léhar. Original in German.
1. There once was a Vilja, a witch of the wood, A hunter beheld her alone as she stood, The spell of her beauty upon him was laid; He looked and he longed for the magical maid! For a sudden tremor ran Right through the love-bewildered man, And he sighed as a hapless lover can:
CHORUS: "Vilja, O Vilja! The witch of the wood! Would I not die for you, dear, if I could? Vilja, O Vilja, my love and my bride!" Softly and sadly he sighed.
2. The wood-maiden smiled, and no answer she gave, But beckoned him into the shade of the cave; He never had known such a rapturous bliss, No maiden of mortals so sweetly can kiss! As before her feet he lay, She vanished in the wood away, And he called vainly till his dying day: CHORUS