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Mornings with Chris Isaak

I woke up this morning to Jewel's "You Were Meant For Me." I had fallen asleep on the couch with the biography channel on and she was on the Chris Isaak Hour. I am not a huge Jewel fan, but I like that song (it's one of her more melodic) and it was very nice to wake up to.

Isaak interviewed her, and sang a couple of duets with her. I found out that Jewel met her husband at a rodeo. I didn't think she was so down home.

There was another episode of the Chris Isaak hour after that one. The guest was Stevie Nicks. I had seen it before, but remembered  enjoying it so I watched it again.

The most impressive part of the interview was her account of visiting wounded servicemen in Walter Reed Hospital.
When I'd watched it before, the part that stuck with me is that she would sit on their beds (after asking permission).
What an angel she is. I know it must make their day. It would sure make mine.

She also brings them all IPods that she pays for herself. Sometimes as many as 400 of them,which  is very generous. What's funny is that I  had forgotten about this from the first time I watched the episode, but remember the part about her sitting on the soldiers beds. I don't want to know what that says about me.

The show closed with a duet of Isaak & Nicks singing "Red River Valley ". It was plum gorgeous.



Wow, thanks for posting that song! Funnily enough I knew it from China...but I've never heard the original.

It was said to be a "Canadian folk song". But given what they've billed as folk songs, I wouldn't be surprised to find it was written after the 70's. :D
Which song? The first or the second?
Oh, sorry, I meant the second. I don't think anybody could think that song by Jewel was a folk song. :D
I guess I should have figured out which one you meant. (Actually, if you look at my facebook page you'll see I eventually did.)

After I posted my question, I remember a Chinese officemate I had in grad school who was whistling Red River Valley. I asked him about it and he said he knew it from when he was in China, just like you did.

Edited at 2009-09-09 08:38 pm (UTC)