Here are some questions you may not have asked yourself recently: what is former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore up to? And, WHAT HATH REN-FAIRE WROUGHT?
Well, good news for you! I have your answers! They are both contained within this clip.
There are some things you will be thinking, as this mystical journey of musical wonderment (“Locked Within the Crystal Ball,” a song which infallible research source Wikipedia dates back to the 14th century, and which was probably Ye Olde Room-Clearer back then too) unfolds before you, courtesy of Sir Richard of Blackmore and his bride, Thee Faire Ladye Candace Night. Like, OMG HER SLEEVES! And: you can’t actually get that sound from a balalaika/lute/mandolin/Unspecified Ren-Faire Instrument, Ritchie! And: did Stevie Nicks donate her schtick to the Salvation Army? Is that how this happened? And, finally: OMG SHE WILL NOT LET US IGNORE THE SLEEVES! But nothing – nothing, I tell you – will prepare you for the miraculous Ren-Fairesplosion that occurs at 3:10. It is so wonderful that, when the second instance of insanity occurs at 3:38, you will not be immediately able to comprehend it. You will still be reeling.