Radiolab podcast on COLOR

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Just last week Radiolab released a show all about


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The show focuses on the science behind color, why and how we see the colors that we do. One of my favorite parts of the podcast was the music tracks they gathered from musicians based on color.  Give it a listen!

Rippin’ the Rainbow a New One

Reggie Watts – Rainbow Connection

Barbara Benary – Over the Rainbow

Lonesome Organist – Green Onions

NYMPH – Brown Rice

Yellow Ostrich – Sound and VIsion

Raya Brass Band – Paint it Black

Erik Friedlander – Blue in Green

The Perfect Yellow

Nico Muhly – Big Yellow Taxi

Terry Dame & Electric Junkyard Gamelan – Paint it Black

Marcy Playground – Whiter Shade of Pale

The Heap – Mellow Yellow

Shearwater – Black is the Colour

Why Isn’t the Sky Blue?

Thao Nguyen – Blue

Snowblink – Blue Moon

Dan Deacon – Colours

Busman’s Holiday (with Erin Tobey) – Mr. Blue

Soltero – Green River

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