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DocStrangelove
(Ottawa)
Posted: May 10, 2018 13:38
 

such
beauty
in such an animal
as
we
{#Heartkiss}
poetdancer
(Northern California)
Posted: May 10, 2018 13:37
 

When I gave birth (an emergency C-section) the anesthesiologist put on his CD. Have loved it ever since.
jen3005545
(Seattle, WA)
Posted: Jan 29, 2018 12:40
 

{#Hearteyes}
DocStrangelove
(Ottawa)
Posted: Oct 02, 2017 19:42
 

epic
Webfoot
(Eugene, Oregon)
Posted: Aug 02, 2017 14:51
 

Eva Cassidy version is also wonderful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rd8VktT8xY

Springbok84
(B.C.)
Posted: Jul 02, 2017 22:02
 

Got married to this
lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: Jun 02, 2017 11:09
 

 grahamdillabough wrote:
Wonderful.  I had to stop and listen. 

If the numbers could go higher than 10, I would have to say 10 squared!  And I don't care how overplayed it is.

 
My feelings too!  His voice is/was unmatched.  If you (or anyone) is inclined to learn more about Bruddah Iz, there is an excellent documentary about his life, music, weight and health issues, fame, family, and most chilling, his death and funeral.  He was the 3rd person in Hawai'i to ever get a "state funeral" and the first not to be in government. State flags at half-mast, a convoy of semi trucks and everyone blaring their horns....the dumping of his ashes into the Pacific....all very chilling and well deserved respect.  And after he died (June 26, 1997) this track took off (originally released in 1993 I think) and became what it is today, going platinum in 2005.

And it's a bittersweet track for me;  I played this at my mom's funeral in 2008 and then at my dad's in 2015. 

Long Live RP!


SeriousLee
(Dans l'milieu d'deux milles livres)
Posted: Jun 02, 2017 10:55
 

Such a beautiful song.
LAwolf8
Posted: Jun 02, 2017 10:52
 

This is a beautiful song and playing, also a favorite
AKMacAddict
(Anchorage)
Posted: May 02, 2017 22:16
 

Love this version...
Wardleader
(Philadelphia USA)
Posted: Apr 02, 2017 9:45
 

The pure humanity of art reveals the searingness of everyday life can be calmed, sent away for us to return, renewed, to live life as if life is all we have.  The Sun Also Rises.
jmattv
(Detroit)
Posted: Mar 02, 2017 18:38
 

makes me smile so immensely.  there is hope after all.  what a good, good man.
stalfnzo
(Aptos, CA.)
Posted: Jan 30, 2017 23:40
 

Thanks, Iz. You make me happy in a world gone mad. Love you.
 
hagz21
(somewhere between here and there)
Posted: Sep 29, 2016 15:37
 

 moi aussi, or at least feel a little "human" 

rpdevotee wrote:
This song makes me cry...

 


rpdevotee
(San Jose, CA)
Posted: Sep 29, 2016 15:16
 

This song makes me cry...
grahamdillabough
(Somewhere in Kuwait)
Posted: Aug 29, 2016 4:23
 

Wonderful.  I had to stop and listen. 

If the numbers could go higher than 10, I would have to say 10 squared!  And I don't care how overplayed it is.
TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: May 25, 2016 19:29
 

A guilty pleasure.
idiot_wind
Posted: Jan 19, 2016 14:38
 

Great timing!

It's snowing outside and its around 10 degrees! 
kicking
(Thailand)
Posted: Dec 19, 2015 5:59
 

 colt4x5 wrote:

He was a gifted artist.

He was a Native activist in an age when that is taking a personal risk.

"The Hawaii state flag flew at half-staff on July 10, 1997, the day of Kamakawiwo╩╗ole's funeral. His koa wood coffin lay in state at the state capitol building in Honolulu. He was the third person in Hawaiian history to be awarded this honor, and the only one who was not a government official. Approximately ten thousand people attended the funeral." (Wikipedia)

That's all I can think about when I hear it. 
 

 
Fantastic!
colt4x5
(95.8 miles from Purgatory. (I measured it.))
Posted: Aug 15, 2015 21:01
 

 dave6 wrote:
great song, great singer, but he's dead and was hugely obese which probably killed him. that's all I can think about when I hear it. ­čśą
 
He was a gifted artist.

He was a Native activist in an age when that is taking a personal risk.

"The Hawaii state flag flew at half-staff on July 10, 1997, the day of Kamakawiwo╩╗ole's funeral. His koa wood coffin lay in state at the state capitol building in Honolulu. He was the third person in Hawaiian history to be awarded this honor, and the only one who was not a government official. Approximately ten thousand people attended the funeral." (Wikipedia)

That's all I can think about when I hear it.