October 13, 2016

Totally cool

Update: it seems I'm the only one in the entire world who hasn't heard this song before today. That's what happens to us hermits: we slip out of touch. From now on, if you encounter something wondrous -- fer hevin's sake, tell me about it.

This is Israel (“Iz”) Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole, doing his version of "Over the Rainbow". Floored me. He died at 38 years old. (Hat tip to Jerry Coyne.)

2 comments:

Artichoke Annie said...

Aloha. There was a time when the Hawaiian people were the sweetest people on Earth. Glad this song finally reached you. The other day in an email you mentioned a rainbow you had seen that was so spectacular. This song reminded me that on my trip I also saw a similar rainbow. It was somewhere between Columbia and Florida I think. I was in awe. Do you think these new colors and intensity is linked to global warming?

Peace.

writenow said...

Hi Annie. I don't know if it's become a common phenomenon. I'm hoping to run into a mention of similar rainbows in the science stories that I read online. (For other readers, this is about seeing rainbows that are so intensely bright -- and so thick -- that they're shocking.)