Stardust's Youtube Favourites - Day 4
Israel "Iz" Kamakawiwo'ole does a lovely interpretation of this classic song and I'm in awe of his breezy and effortless vocals, especially when I consider that he probably has breathing difficulties (watch the video and you'll see why). I'm sure you've heard this piece before, seeing that his recording has been used in several movies.
Stardust instantly relaxes when he listens to hawaiian music - there's something about the tuning of the ukulele which gives it such a sweet, uncluttered sound that he really responds to. We keep a copy of 'Facing Future' in the car for long journeys because when Stardust is really cranky and overtired, we play the album and he normally is able to relax and even fall asleep after a few songs.
This particular music video shows footage of Kamakaiwo'ole's funeral - he died from weight-related respiratory problems at the young age of 38.