This morning at work, as I often do, I had my earphones on with my computer tuned to an Internet radio station, in hopes that it would keep me awake while I tried to review an insufferably boring article. The station was from Israel; today, over the Internet, you can listen to radio from anywhere on the planet. Out of the blue, they played a number sung by--fittingly, given the station's location--Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. He was a wildly popular Hawaiian musician who, tragically, passed away in 1997 at the age of 38. The song was his medley of Over the Rainbow and What a Wonderful World, two of the most beautiful popular songs ever written. "Iz," as he was known to his fans, sung them in a uniquely soulful way, and married the songs perfectly with his signature ukulele playing. I hadn't heard this number in over a decade, and it just sent my spirits into the stratosphere! I had hoped to find a video version on YouTube, but apparently it's not available there due to copyright issues (you can see an Iz version of "Over the Rainbow" alone, here). Fortunately, there's another version performed in a very similar and appealing style by the teenage Canadian singer Aselin Debison, which is featured below. If you could use a dash of hope and sunshine, here it is!