As a little girl, The Wizard of Oz
was my favorite movie. This song makes me feel like that little girl again, with the same hopes and dreams.
I took my parents to Yoshi’s jazz club and restaurant in Oakland last night, without knowing too much about the artist, a pianist named Hiromi Uehara. She was totally amazing, as in crazy phenomenally talented, creative to the nth degree, amazingly humble and sweet, hip, and overall awe-inspiring. You could tell this was her complete calling and she was so happy to be playing. Here is a video of her playing the song she played for an encore– and the audience definitely demanded the encore!!
Their music makes me so happy. And this vid even has an astronaut going to the Moon :). Thanks to Joaquin Alvarado for introducing me to these dudes, IRL no less.
While I am actually in a pretty good mood, the weather and misc. other things in the Universe make me think that this video is quite appropriate right now. Beautiful video– love Moby, Fairuza Balk, and Christina Ricci.