"If you have a
question for me, enter this room.
It exists just for us. A place for
you to come to ask me whatever you
wish. A chance for us to get closer.
Share your thoughts, tell me your
story, ask me your questions. They
will be answered."
We are Hannah and Clara,
We were wondering what the unicorn in
"Locked Within the Crystal Ball," has to do
with the song.
We love your music and we hope to get more
of your CD's in the near future
Hannah and Clara
Hello Hanna and Clara,
The unicorn has to do with the lines:
"Mysteries surround us, legends never
die...they live for the moment lost in
time...I can hear them call...They're locked
within the crystal ball."
The legend of the unicorn as an incredible
mystical being who lives on forever in our
minds, hearts and memories by our
remembering her she exists, still. She
represents purity, magic, hope... And the
lesson is that we should all live for the
moment. Weaving myths with reality and
creating our own reality and our own path
Glad you like the music.
Love and light,
My partner and I have just been to an
80th birthday party at The Castle and
Ball Hotel in Marlborough: Wiltshire,
and I wondered if you and Ritchie stayed
there when you played in Marlborough a
few years ago ?
YES! We did...oh and the funny stories
we have of that place! I could seriously
go one for an hour abut all of the
hilarious memories we have from there.
But just one quick one for you: As you
know, I call Ritchie :the Badger, as a
nick name. Well we were sitting in the
lounge area, having a drink, and a
gentleman was sitting around the corner
from us. We couldn't see him, but he
tended to end his sentence rather
loudly. After a while, we heard him
referring to whoever his drinking mate
was by saying "Oh, Badger!"; "Can you
believe that Badger?" and on and on.. We
thought it was amusing as that's
Ritchie's name too and couldn't wait for
him to leave his seat so he would walk
past our table and we could see who the
mysterious "Badger" was as it is a
rather unique nickname to have. It was
stranger still that this other "Badger"
never seems to answer him when he was
spoken to! A while later, the man paid
his tab, said "Cmon Badge, its time for
bed!" and walked past us. Turns out it
was a basset hound he had been speaking
to that whole time!!
Very historical place and interesting, I
think that the mattresses are also from
another century... :)
Love and light,
Hello Candice, this is Ida from Rome, Italy.
First of all, I'd like to wish you and
Richie happiness and love forever.
Then, since I'm a singer (and I cover your
songs by the way), I would like to ask you
something: what do you think about while you
sing? What's the secret to feel those
magical words ?
You look like you're fairy when you sing,
you truly feel it.
Thanks for giving me this chance.
Honestly, I don't think when I sing...I
feel. I just let the music take me where it
wants me to go. It is incredibly freeing and
a great emotional channeling. So
spiritual... to just get lost and be free in
music. The closest thing to flying I'd
imagine...but in my mind and soul and
spirit. You just close your eyes and tune
the physical world out.
I'm sure you do it as well, when you sing.
I just discovered you and your music
only yesterday. I was on You Tube
looking for old concerts of great guitar
players. I am kind of new to the
computer age and I'm just finding out
all the great things that a computer can
do. I'm still a one finger typer so I
hope it won't take me forever to type
this note to you. Anyway I'm 48 and have
been to many great concerts in my life
time. I've seen Deep Purple a few times
in the early seventies when I was quite
young and at the time they were one of
my favorite bands. Now back to You Tube
I was looking for songs by a band called
Renaissance. I've always liked the
female singers voice, but I'm not all
that familiar with most of thier songs.
I really like Carpet of the Sun but I
kept having a song going through my head
that I didn't know the name of that I
thought Renaissance did a cover song
for. After a long search without any
luck The name of the song just
mysteriously popped into my head.
Diamonds and Rust. I typed it in and up
came this stunning blond from Blackmores
Night. It's also kind of a weird
coincidence that your band played
renaissance type music.(the style not
the band). Throughout most of my adult
years I'd sort of outgrown Deep Purple
and I'd sort of forgotten what a great
guitarist Ritchie Blackmore was. I'd
always liked playing the keyboards and
did some vocals when I was a kid and was
drawn to Deep Purple by the Jon Lord
keyboards. Anyway sorry I keep getting
off track here. I had never heard of
Blackmores Night but have heard of
Blackmores Rainbow. After clicking on
the You Tube of you singing Diamonds and
Rust I was in tears. I had just
discovered the beautiful song I was
looking for sung better than anyone in
the world could possibly sing it. I
played it over and over and everytime it
brought tears to my eyes.There is not
too many bands that has this effect on
me but when it does It really feels
great. I am a huge Pink Floyd fan and
have experienced this with some of their
music. I am also a big fan of women
background singers which the Floyd often
use and I'm always blown away by the
sound of some women's voices. After
listening to you perform that song I
have to say that I am truly hooked now
on Blackmores Night and I hope that your
band will tour the U.S.A. soon and come
by upstate N.Y. so that my girlfriend
and I can see and hear you all in
person. Ritchie is sounding better than
ever and you are like the cherry on top
of the luscious desert. Such an
incredible voice. And very beautiful
too. My question is: Are you and Ritchie
married,Just a couple, or neither. I
hope you don't mind me asking but you
two make a great couple and compliment
each other very well musically. I feel
that I have been reborn to Ritchie's
music and I've found my favorite women
rock lead vocalist. Best of luck to you
all and I hope to see you sometime soon.
Take care . Ron
Diamonds and Rust is one of my favorite
songs to do in concert. It is a magical
song and I am glad to see that you feel
its magic deeply as well.
We are working on touring here later on
this year... hopefully, that will be
Thank you for all your sweet words...
Ritchie and I met in 1989 and were
married October 2008. This year it will
be 20 years together and our 1st wedding
anniversary on October 5th! Strange
dichotomy, but we seem to do everything
naturally in a "different" way.
Hope to see you at one of the shows...
Love and light,
I and my daughters wish you all the best
for your marriage, but here in Italy we
did think you were already married!!!!!
Anyway, it doesn't matter anymore.
Marriage is a disposition by God and you
and Ritchie did very well. As a
Rainbow's fan I have to apologize as
regard an error I commited in the "ten
best moments" of Ritchie career I
selected in a e-mail months ago. The
Best Rainbow album is without doubt
"stranger in us all", which I didn't
mention, where you participated with
success, and to update the standings
"the secret voyage" is the best of BN,
the more balanced album.
Now two questions: being of NY are you a
Knicks fan or a Nets fan?
second: we havent'seen you for a long
here in Italy, are you planning to be
back on tour?
last point: tell Ritchie that with Fabio
Capello the time has arrived for England
to get to another World Cup Final after
the one in 1966. Since then we played
the 1970,1982,1994 and 2006 finals,
sorry Ritchie!!! our dream is
Italy-England in South Africa, and Pirlo
passes the ball better than Doogie!!!!!
With love and simpathy
CIAO from Italy
Yes, after 20 years together walking
down the aisle "officially" didn't make
us more or less married. But it was a
great day and a great party! 1 more
reason to celebrate.
Thank you for the acknowledgement of
Stranger In Us All- I do hope you came
to see us perform in Italy earlier this
year. If you did, you'll see us play
Ariel off of that cd. In our own style,
Actually, I am more of a baseball girl.
The Mets being my team of choice. I
collected baseball cards as a kid and
never really got it out of my system.
Quite the tomboy back then! And, I guess
as I am still climbing trees, I still
By the way, I pass the ball better than
Doogie also...I will pass your message
Love and light,
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