Friday, August 01, 2008

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole ~ Somewhere over the Rainbow

I still remember the first day I heard this song (Mark Green's death on ER - yeh I know it was in Meet Joe Black as well which I'm sure I had already seen but didn't register).

Anyway my point was this; I heard the song thought wow, jumped online with about 10,000 other people that night to find out more about it.

I had just ordered 3 of his cd's on Amazon when I came across an article mentioning that Israel Kamakawiwo'ole had died in 1997. It came like such a shock that it wasn't fair I'd just heard about this amazing singer and then lost them all in the space of about 15 - 20 minutes.

So my message to you today is - enjoy life, live life, you'll be gone sooner than you know it.



  1. Thanks for this Dean. I'd heard the track before a number of times but never known who it was.


  2. Ha! Haven't I been telling you this for years?