Music - Saturday Chill
Not in a great frame of mind .... for no good reason that I can ascertain... but it is what it is !! So I have just been hanging out by myself going down the rabbit hole that is music... my panacea for everything that is bad, good and indifferent.
The Blessing - Prince of Deep Water
Not much to say so we march on ... it is not often that I do not want to listen to rock music ...
Chris Isaak - Wicked Ways
but tonight is one of those nights....
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole
Now this is one big dude .... but I always listen to his music when I am 'bloody minded' ..
Kamakawiwoʻole's recording of "Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" gained notice in 1999 when an excerpt was used in the TV commercials for eToys.com (later part of Toys "R" Us). The full song was featured in the movies K-Pax, Meet Joe Black, Finding Forrester, Son of the Mask, 50 First Dates, Fred Claus, Letters to Santa and IMAX: Hubble 3D. It was also featured in TV series ER, Scrubs, Cold Case, Glee, South Pacific, Lost, Storm Chasers, and in the UK original version of Life on Mars among others.
Kamakawiwoʻole called the recording studio at 3 am. He was given 15 minutes to arrive by Milan Bertosa. Bertosa said, "And in walks the largest human being I had seen in my life. Israel was probably like 500 pounds. And the first thing at hand is to find something for him to sit on." A security guard gave Kamakawiwoʻole a large steel chair. "Then I put up some microphones, do a quick sound check, roll tape, and the first thing he does is 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow.' He played and sang, one take, and it was over."
"Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" reached #12 on Billboard's Hot Digital Tracks chart the week of January 31, 2004 (for the survey week ending January 18, 2004). It passed the 2 million paid downloads mark in the USA by September 27, 2009, and then sold 3 million in the USA as of October 2, 2011. And as of October 2014, the song has sold over 4.2 million digital copies. The song is longest-leading number one hit on any of the Billboard song charts, having spent 185 on top of the World Digital Songs chart.
This particular youtube has been seen 841 Million times ..... LEGEND!
Peter Gabriel and company - In Your Eyes
Enjoy your evening peeps .... I am going further and further down the music rabbit hole .... sure to find Nick Cave and Tom Waits somewhere...