Sunday, March 18, 2007

Tommy Emmanuel - Somewhere Over the Rainbow

If happy, little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why, can’t I?

I love this movie. I always have. I remember discovering the whole “Technicolor” thing
--hey, MY mom refused “to buy a color TV until the old one breaks” - so we didn’t get one til I was in high school!

-technicolor thing, and having to go to the neighbors to watch it each year. I remember “discovering” that the Hunk, Zeke and Hickory were also the Scarecrow, Lion, and Tin Man…..and not wanting to share that secret.

Ah….to have such friends! Zeke goes rushing into the pigpen to save Dorothy. The Scarecrow devises a plan to save Dorothy, even when his personal safety is in jeopardy.
Witch: How about a little game of catch, Scarecrow?

And I love when the Wizard
--who really is no Wizard at all. In fact --
Dorothy: You’re a bad man.
Wizard: No, I’m just not a good Wizard.
--but I love when the Wizard tells the Tin Man,
“A man is not judged by how much he loves, but by how much he is loved.”
Makes me cry to this day.

But above all, I love Dorothy. And how much family and home means to her. Home and family are so important, that she is willing to leave Technicolor OZ for Sepia Kansas. Home is not about appearances; it is about love.

Oh….and did I tell you? I was born… Kansas…..

::click, click, click::
There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home.


airplanejayne said...

err....I forgot to give credit where credit is due:

thanks kien, for sharing this video with me months ago. It's been on my mind, and decided to come to surface today.

yes, you are right -- he is an incredible guitarist. as are you.


lime said...

wow, that was indeed a beautiful rendition. quite apt for the beautiful thoughts you share.

KFarmer said...

Thanks for sharing apj, that song always makes me cry. Washed all the pollen right out of my eyes and now I've got little gold streaks running down my face :)

lecram sinun said...

Do you sometimes get the feeling that a whole lot of popular children's books were written people on mind altering substances? Not that theres anything wrong with that... at least in moderation.

KIEN LIM said...

jayne, lotsa love to you. Take care woman...... Kien

Lolly said...

That has to be the most beautiful guitar rendition of that song I've ever heard. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

adding to what lecram said, the wiz was like one big weird acid trip, those little lollipop kids FREAKED me the eff out !! ...;)

airplanejayne said...

lime - thanks!
kfarmer - glad to have washed the pollen from your eyes (doesn't that sound like a bad country song?)
lecram - I can't believe you speak of moderation! Get thee to a nunnery, and quick!
kien - you know what happens when you call me woman.....
lolly - I keep waiting for someone to play it for me.
BeesKnees - admit it: you were hot for the lollypop! Or was it the Munchkin Coroner that made you dizzy?