Well, this is a reminder out of nowhere. The folks at READING RAINBOW have been in touch a few times over the past few years, and every time I hear from them, I automatically end up getting the theme song to the iconic LeVar Burton family literature series stuck in my head. So why did it get stuck in my head this morning? No, it wasn't communique from READING RAINBOW at all, but an email from comedy metal band, PSYCHOSTICK. The band has just released a cover version of that earworm-inducing theme song, and you can hear it right here on THE ROCK FATHER, below.
After creating successful viral videos three times in a row with tributes to MISTER ROGERS, BOB ROSS, and JULIA CHILD, PBS Digital Studios is back with a fourth round, this time giving READING RAINBOW the remix treatment. Long before he was rockin' that banana clip visor in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, LeVar Burton was teaching kids (like me!) the joys of reading. I'd say to "take a look, it's in a book," but what you need to see is "In Your Imagination."