Two men, both singers par excellence, both morbidly obese, both died young in ’97, both among my favourite singers, both soothe in different ways through styles that are polar opposites.

One of them is Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. The other is Israel Kamakawiwoʻole. I first heard Israel’s voice while driving through the lush-green meadows of Oregon. Even now I can’t think of a better setting to hear his angelic voice.

Earlier today I realized that I hadn’t mentioned Israel Kamakawiwoʻole in over 3 years and a couple thousand posts. Fixing it right away. Enjoy: