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Baldy
01-11-2003, 07:13 PM
Does anyone know who sings the backing song "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" on the Dulux advert, currently being screened on TV.

Polly would have typed this but she is doing my housework

-=JM=-
01-11-2003, 07:43 PM
Tom Jones - Over The Rainbow

I think that is just a cover though.

-=JM=-
01-11-2003, 07:52 PM
*googles*

http://www.reelclassics.com/Musicals/Wizoz/rainbow-lyrics.htm
http://users.pandora.be/ecla/lyrics/somewhere-over-the-rainbow.html

So that would confirm that it is written by E. Y. Harburg and Harold Arlen.

Helpful hint: If trying to find information on this song I recommend searching for "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" otherwise you may end up where you don't want to.

Laura
01-11-2003, 08:41 PM
This post obviously come from a man with no shame.
He has already admitted that his visitor Polly from the opposite site of the world has filled his refrigerator with cheese (and what more could one wish than Holland's delights?) & now posts about popular songs while she does his housework.
So where is her reply to Murray P's query about her plans in her own post (OffTopic Upside Down ) hours ago?
Obviously this poor woman is being used as slave labour by this Bald & Kilted Person with no opportunity to return to the computer.
I wish to point out that this is not normal Dunedin hospitality as most of us know it.

Mike
01-11-2003, 09:39 PM
> Obviously this poor woman is being used as slave
> labour by this Bald & Kilted Person with no
> opportunity to return to the computer.

Good call... very good call :D

Mike.

sam m
01-11-2003, 09:53 PM
This version of "somewhere over the rainbow" was also used in the movie "Finding Forrester" The artist was Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.
Thanks for raising this question as I was trying to work out where I had heard that version before the Dulux ad.

sam m

Mike
01-11-2003, 10:02 PM
> This version of "somewhere over the rainbow" was also
> used in the movie "Finding Forrester" The artist was
> Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.
> Thanks for raising this question as I was trying to
> work out where I had heard that version before the
> Dulux ad.

Also in the episodes of ER when Mark and his daughter were in Hawaii (when he died).

Mike.

Baldy
02-11-2003, 08:55 AM
> This post obviously come from a man with no shame.
> He has already admitted that his visitor Polly from
> the opposite site of the world has filled his
> refrigerator with cheese (and what more could one
> wish than Holland's delights?) & now posts about
> popular songs while she does his housework.
> So where is her reply to Murray P's query about her
> plans in her own post (OffTopic Upside Down ) hours
> ago?
> Obviously this poor woman is being used as slave
> labour by this Bald & Kilted Person with no
> opportunity to return to the computer.
> I wish to point out that this is not normal Dunedin
> hospitality as most of us know it.

You obviously haven't been train properl Laura

Pollly
02-11-2003, 09:28 AM
Hi there, I'm the REAL pollly (with three lll's) :)

Contrary to what the bald kilted one would have you believe, he has not chained to the kitchen sink.

As for bringing large quantities of cheese, I'm afraid this is untrue as it was confiscated by the Customs Officers, but I did, however manage to smuggle a small amount of that which Amsterdam is most famous for, and I guess that is the reason that my Kiwi friend has been seeing hallucinations of me doing his housework.

In true fact I've been taking in the beautiful Ogagoan sights whilst O.D.ing on haggis and pavlovas. :D :D :D

Gorela
02-11-2003, 09:51 AM
As a matter of interest do McDonalds Restaurants ?:| in Amsterdam sell real Hash Browns :D or are they the same things that they sell here? I wonder if they have left themselves wide open for a claim of false advertising ?:|

DUNK
02-11-2003, 02:41 PM
> Hi there, I'm the REAL pollly (with three lll's) :)
>
> Contrary to what the bald kilted one would have you
> believe, he has not chained to the kitchen sink.

Hint to Baldy...
Shorten chain !
BTW...How was the Bol's ?

brig
02-11-2003, 03:27 PM
Thanks for your enquiry into our latest "Colour Perfection" TV ad.
We have had a HUGE response regarding the song used.
Here is the information:
The music is "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by legendary Hawaiian music singer Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.
He died in 1997, aged 38, death attributable to his immense obesity. He was held in such high regard in Hawaii that he lay in state. Best known for his medley "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World," which played over the closing credits of the film Meet Joe Black.

Hope this helps.

Kind regards

Curtis White

Decorative NZ Customer Service
Dulux
Orica New Zealand Ltd
Email: decorative.nz.customer.service@orica.com

courtesy: brigs' missus

Baldy
02-11-2003, 05:34 PM
Thanks Curtis.......... It never ceases to amaze me what useful info you can find on PressF1

Thomas
02-11-2003, 07:30 PM
I take it nobody has forgotten original with Judy!!