Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Over The Rainbow

I researched this song today to add to some travel stuff I was writing. (It's on "my latest Squidoo" at the side there in case you care to follow that leap of context), and oh my goodness I love this version. It's a duet between someone living and someone no longer on earth - through the magic of what is apparently called digital mashup, a really unpleasant word for something that came out so beautiful. The version I have through iTunes is by Katherine McPhee, which I also love.

It's very feminine of me perhaps, but I love these songs that strike that strange balance between bitter and sweet. Life itself is a balance of the two. I don't know - maybe mashup is the perfect word after all.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Seren I LOVE THIS!!!! One of my favorite songs, now one of my FAVORITE versions, thanks for posting this.....
Tiff

SolShine7 said...

Geez, Serenity why are you trying to make me smile and cry. ;) Israel's version makes me reminds me how temporary everything on this planet is. His song is soul-stirring is the best possible way.

Matt Bowman said...

I don't know who Jason Castro is, but Bruddah Iz'--oh, yeah! I have his album Facing Future. An amazing fellow, and one of Hawaii's most popular entertainers ever. Definitely a patron saint of all us uke players.

Anonymous said...

B-E-A-Utiful!!!!
Andrea C

zanne said...

i LOVE this song. always have.

and my friend david did this version of it--i never thought it would sound so great with electric guitar, but i LOVE THIS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz8Po4t5Se8

Tracy said...

Serenity-
I checked out all your links to your writing adventures and it looks like you're doing great! Congratulations on the fun new job!