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Thursday, January 26, 2006

On Legends - Part 1


A friend sent me this guy's version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow today. If you don't known it, find it and listen to it, is my recommendation. I've got it playing over and over on iTunes today. Gentle and lovely. Poor Israel 'Iz' Kamakawiwo'ole, who weighed over 700 pounds at his death, died in 1997 at the age of 38.

Read about his memorial in this article.

9 Comments:

Blogger The Velvet Fog said...

That's actually a full sized guitar he's holding!

11:15 AM, January 25, 2006  
Blogger Erin O'Brien said...

it is true. his voice is absolutely heartbreaking.

2:32 PM, January 25, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He actually has four plus CDs, mainly traditional Ha'waiian music, but also with other music as well. All are hauntinglly beautiful. An amazing talent.

4:31 PM, January 25, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 said...

I wonder why someone would respond to this anonymously. Are you ashamed of your love for Somewhere Over the Rainbow?

6:04 PM, January 25, 2006  
Blogger Erin O'Brien said...

okay people, now that we all have the touchy feely shit out of the way, do you think you can stop playing with yourself over there garrett and get on with the review of my book?

1:06 PM, January 26, 2006  
Blogger The Velvet Fog said...

"stop playing with yourself".
Whooo hooo hooo hooo heee heee.

That's a good one.

stop. haa haa haa haa haaaa.

er.

1:25 PM, January 26, 2006  
Blogger PDD said...

Prostate gland.

1:48 PM, January 26, 2006  
Blogger garrett said...

Prostrate Grand(ly).

1:52 PM, January 26, 2006  
Blogger PDD said...

Better excuse for Erin. Very good Garrett. Very good!

3:58 PM, January 26, 2006  

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