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Friday, May 29, 2009

One of my favorite youtube videos

This is one of my all-time favorite versions of Somewhere Over The Rainbow.

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole was a Hawaiian man who had a real gift for music. He passed away in 1997 at the age of 38. This video and others like it are all over Youtube, 12 years after his death. A real testament to his talent. Enjoy.


12 comments:

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Oh Joanie you made me tear up. The ending of that video is his ashes being scattered. I remember the day they did that, the freeway by my his goes up to that side of the island. It was unbelievable the tailgate headed that way.

Peace Bradda Iz.

Lilly said...

Awww, love it. Such a gentle melodic voice. Go google Eva Cassidys version too. She died at 31 and it makes me cry listening to her, Always. Its a beautiful song, its true. do you think your daughter would let us hear her??

Alix said...

Pure delight. Thank you Joanie.

Captain Dumbass said...

The first time I heard him was when Dr. Greene died on ER. His daughter put her headphones on him as he lay on the couch. Used some kleenex that night.

darsden said...

Beautiful voice for sure and so sad he is no longer here to share more. Wonderful tribute to him by this video. Gave me chills and tears. Thanks for sharing Joanie.

miss amy said...

Gorgeous voice!

Sally's World said...

i agree totally, i posted this video a few weeks back, it makes me cry every time, and think of aaron, thanks for sharing it!

Couture Carrie said...

Lovely!


xoxox,
CC

Julie said...

Beautiful!!!!! I'm here getting caught up on my blog reading...finally. Happy Sunday!

Hit 40 said...

Youtube has the best clips!! Who needs tv???

I liked the word "paroled" on your profile. I am wanting to be paroled!! Or, at least for them to drive!!!

Ice Queen said...

I feel the need for a Hawaiian vacation now.

darsden said...

came back to watch it again..just lovely...so sad he is gone