Friday, February 6, 2009

Friday Music: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

I saw this rainbow on the way into work, eventually it turned into a full rainbow, as I got near San Francisco International. (Hooray for the "Lolo" setting on iPhone's Camerabag!) It rained most of the day, and we still need so much rain that I'm grateful for every drop we get.

On the way to work

While I do love the original Judy Garland version of this song, Hawaii's native Israel "Iz" Kamakawiwoʻole puts such a lovely new spin on it, that I have to admire it as well. It brings back great memories of our Maui trip in October, and inspires a mellow, beachy feeling.


Liz said...

That is a beautiful rainbow. I absolutely LOVE that version of Somewhere over the Rainbow. I heard it a long time ago and fell in love!

Paula said...

LOL, now re looking at the picture, I think I'll call it "Somewhere over the Freeway." Iz released it in 1997 I think, and it only hit the charts in 2004. Seems so unusual for most music these days.

jess gonacha said...

how pretty! i love rainbows. and that song is going to be my wedding song in august! (the israel version, not the judy garland). :) i love it so much!