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Fascinatin’ Rhythm: The Rainbow Sign, 07/28/18

Jul 22, 2018

Credit Greg McCown

Episode # 1830

7/28      The Rainbow Sign Is there anything new to say about a rainbow? The task and trick for songwriters is to reinvent what we all know without casting it off. The thing about rainbows is that they show up everywhere. There are a lot more songs about rainbows that there are actual rainbows. And they show up in every kind of song from a lullaby to heavy metal. The show starts with a folk song and a cowboy song, just to make the point.

Fun Fact: Rainbows caused by sunlight always appear in the section of sky directly opposite the sun.