.In so many ways, the Internet is a fabulous thing. While it certainly has its share of evils, we can learn about so many wonderful things -- God beautiful creations -- about which we could not otherwise know.Several days ago, I created a simple slide show for my Michael's birthday. I created it at One True Media, and given a choice of probably a hundred or so songs, I chose "Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawio'ole. I knew nothing about this man, I had heard the song on television commercials, but that was it.Yesterday, my mother-in-law asked me who that singer is; she said she so enjoyed the song she wanted to put it on her iPod (yes, she's ahead of me there!). I said I'd check it out and let her know. Well, through the wonderful world wide web, I found that his name is Israel Kamakawio'ole, and sadly, he has been gone from this world for 10 years, having died at age 38. I want to share this video with you though, as it looks like he was a man who was loved by many, and I am glad to know who the voice in that song was.
Note: If you think that maybe I live under a rock because I have just discovered this information, you may be right.
Barbara,"Bruddah Iz" is one our favorites! We were stationed in Hawai'i when he died and watched the televised funeral.
I absolutely love Iz and his rendition of "Over the Rainbow" is the absolute best!
Move over; you're hogging the rock.I, too, love his music; and I didn't know he had died.May he rest in peace. Certainly he has made this world a more beautiful place.
I love his sound ... he truly sang from a spirit within.He did have a sad, early ending to his life, but his gift lives on.
I appreciate your comments -- sometimes I feel like I'm talking to myself!