Skip to content

Bruddah Iz

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole (pronounced ka ma ka vee vo olay), or Bruddah Iz, wrote a Ukulele version of somewhere over the rainbow. You might have heard it, it is in alot of movie soundtracks. Katie and I have been listening to it. The song is beautiful. Bruddah Iz weighed 1000 pounds when he died in 1997.

The song brings out the best emotions in me. I think of the road behind me and the road yet to be. I think of the spirit of mankind to survive even the most horrible of circumstances. Many books I read show the inhumanity and the brutality we are capable of. But as long as there are songs like this, I feel that there is hope. As Tom Friedman said (paraphrasing), “Hope is not a flower, it is a weed. Give it a tiny bit of water and sunshine and it will break through concrete and spread.”

It is a wonderful and terrifying journey we are all on. Who knows what will happen next? Whatever it is, I believe it is going to be wonderful, and terrifying! Life is good.

Published inUncategorized

2 Comments

  1. Anonymous Anonymous

    its braddah iz.
    know your pidgeon, boo

  2. anonymous anonymous

    eh thats tru bra learn betta pidgeon its important if you live in one hawaii place

Leave a Reply