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Inspired by something my son said he wanted for lunch.
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CHORUS:
Rainbow Sandwich! - Don't think I can live without my
Rainbow Sandwich! - Tastes so good to me
Rainbow Sandwich! - Don't you want to share a bite with me?

First I took some red from my neighbor's flowerbed
Then I scooped myself some orange from an early morning dawn
Next I took a feather and I mixed them both together
Then I added in some yellow from the golden shining sun

CHORUS:Rainbow Sandwich...

Next I took some green from the oceans and the streams
Then I used my trampoline to take some blue down from the sky
My purple came from heather then i squished it all together
And I'm sharing it with anyone who ever wondered why

CHORUS:Rainbow Sandwich...
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Comments: 41
Fans: 13
Plays: 378
Downloads: 202
Votes: 9
Uploaded: Apr 04, 2007 - 11:40:10 AM
Last Updated: Apr 03, 2007 - 05:40:13 AM Last Played: Apr 29, 2019 - 12:04:29 AM
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A seriously overtaxed G3 iMac
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Comments
musichead said 4553 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
very nice!!!
I think this is more than just a childs song.
This is a lot more!! Your son sounds like a special
guy!! Being a bass player, I loved the bass lines in this song.
Just a fun song!!
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Brian Weiland said 4553 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
Thank you...
...so much! I am a k-8 music teacher and so I have observed that kids listen with very open ears and will give pretty much anything a chance, but they are also remarkably sophisticated musically and they are brutally honest if they don't like something! So when I write and record my own "children's music," I am trying to pass the "kid test:" Would one of my students actually ask for this song, or will they groan and start talking to their neighbor every time I try to sing it?

Also, as a parent of 3, I know how important it is for children's music to be listenable for the grown-ups in the house, too!

Thanks again for the listen, and for taking the time to comment, and for your kind words.

~Brian

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ledebutant said 4553 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
Pure Joy
This is really lots of fun and I agree with musichead that this transcends children's music and is just cool. It could be about a lot of different things, trying new things, embracing the diversity in the world...or a rainbow sandwich.

I really enjoyed your voice and I always, always dig marimba.

Brian Weiland said 4553 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
Thank you!
Thank you for taking the time to listen, and to post. I love your ideas about the different possible meanings for "rainbow sandwich," and I'm glad you liked the song, and my voice, and the marimba.

I've spent a little time listening to some of your stuff, and WOW!

I love your voice, and your songs. I immediately donloaded the first one I heard, and I look forward, when I have some more time, to hearing more.

Thank you again for your kind words.

~Brian

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guitapick said 4553 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
So cool, Brian...
...been waiting for your first and it's wonderful!

Read your bio. Take it you're doing all the tracks? Great blend.

Reggae and (to my ear) some Buddy Holly blending into what's obviously your own style. I really love the lyrics. I'm a teacher, too...and, as you know, love my daughter. I love the way kids think. This captures it perfectly.

It's the best when somebody uses what's right for the piece and doesn't try to show off anything else that's really not necessary. Tasteful. I've got a good friend who's a pro percussionist/composer/etc., too. You've obviously got it going, Brian. I'm very into this piece and looking forward to what's coming up next (and next) (and next)....

Welcome to macjams!
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Brian Weiland said 4553 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
Thank you!
...for listening, and your supportive comments, and for making a newbie feel welcome. I love this place!

As you guessed, I'm playing everything. I still need to tweak the percussion a little, and the bass might be a little too loud in the "half-time" bridge. This was supposed to be the scratch vocal, but I like it, and so I think it's staying, and after the marimba solo there is supposed to be a sax solo but my friend hasn't come in to lay it down yet.

So, what subject do you teach?

~Brian


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guitapick said 4553 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
Subjects I teach:
I'm a Special Ed teacher. I've taught from K-8. Lately it's been 4th through 6th grades. My kids have problems handling their emotions. Many have learning disabilities.

I'm a homeroom teacher. Use a lot of different approaches to teach reading/writing/math/art/music/computers. I like to combine.

A big part of my job is teaching the kids socialization skills and how to cope with their environments. It's challenging...and I really like it.

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Dixie Mason Band said 4553 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
FOR ADULTS, TOO
Worthy of Paul Simon, "Kodachrome" days.

Great Soundstage. The Full package with attention to all the Details.

Super Capture.
Fine Mix.

"Not missin' not a single thing", (ZZ Top).
Very Cool offering.

Very Best,
Dixie
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Brian Weiland said 4553 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
Thank you...
...for your post. You can't know how flattering and cool it was for you to make the Paul Simon comparison. I love that guy, and have everything he has ever recorded. I used to be part of a duo in college that did the whole Simon and Garfunkle thing (not nearly as cool in the mid-90s as it would have been in the mid-60s!) and when I did the arrangement for Rainbow Sandwich, I was definitely thinking of Paul Simon's Graceland album, with whoever that really young South African fretless electric bass player was. Now that you bring it up, though, I can also totally hear the "Kodachrome" vibe with the offbeat acoustic guitar part. Good ears, man!

Hey, I just checked out your stuff, and it rocks! The boogie swamp dixie vibe is fun, but I got totally drawn into the basement window song. Nice!

~Brian

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jamorama said 4492 days ago (June 4th, 2007)
so THAT'S what was hearing in there....
Paul Simon.
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BranDaMan said 4553 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
Fun!
omg this is so fun! Great song!
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Brian Weiland said 4553 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
Thank you!
Thank you, I'm glad you liked it!

Earlier in my life I wrote a lot of sad songs, but lately I'd rather just smile!

~Brian

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Scott Carmichael said 4553 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
Hey I think
a rainbow sandwich would be considered light fare right?.... It's all my wife will let me eat now.... and welcome to MJ Brian... exellent job... did I hear a nod to Beethoven in the marimbas... joyful joyful indeed
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Brian Weiland said 4553 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
Yup!
You totally nailed the Beethoven nod! I was wondering if anyone would notice that!

Thank you for listening, and I'm glad you liked it!

~Brian

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Scott Carmichael said 4553 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
sheesh
what kind of guitar is that you're holding???

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Brian Weiland said 4553 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
RE: Guitar
It's an old thing a friend of mine found in his grandmother's attic. It's trying to look like an old Gibson L-4, but its really a cheapo-cheapo sixties plywood knockoff, and completely falling apart. Looks really cool, though!

~Brian

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peacepiano said 4553 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
Fun
Great fun! The xylophone is really a nice touch. Welcome to MacJams and thanks for sharing.
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Brian Weiland said 4549 days ago (April 9th, 2007)
Xylo...
Thank you for the great comments, and the warm welcome.

OK, I wasn't going to share this, but I have to admit that the marimba was played on a keyboard. Specifically, an old consumer level Yamaha PSR-530. (By the way, RE Marimba/Xylo- not too big a difference between the two- marimba is like a xylo but pitched an octave lower, almost always has more range in both directions, and is usually played with soft yarn mallets, so it usually sounds warmer than the xylo.) I actually studied classical percussion, and so I really can play the marimba, but the marimba sound on my cheesy old Yamaha is just great! Absolutely better than I have gotten every time I've tried to mic a real marimba.

Yamaha seems to have made a decision a few years ago to have a pretty clear dividing line between their entry level consumer stuff (now sounds like a cheap toy) and their high end pro stuff (you pay through the nose). But there was a brief shining moment 8 or 9 years ago when you could buy a consumer level board like my PSR-530 for $400 bucks and get some really high quality sounds. I use that thing in orchestra pits all the time for everything from timpani to glockenspiel, and universally get raves from fellow pit members, and outright disbelief when I try to tell audience members that the percussion sounds came from an electric keyboard.

Maybe more info than most of you needed, but hey, its a forum for musicians, so that's my marimba secret.

Anyway, thank you again for listening, and I'm glad you liked it!

~Brian Weiland

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rtcooper said 4553 days ago (April 5th, 2007)
HOUSE OF MANY ROOMS
What a Feast! (this Sandwich is).
I'm Dancin'.

Marimba. Bass. Unbelievable KIT.
Fabulous Texture.

Vocals are Crisp and Light on their feet.
I can see Taj or JT walking with This one.

Don't care How you did it; it's just Great.
PRO Level Production Values

Superb ramble, Brother. Knocked Out Loaded!

Best Regards,
Cooper
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Brian Weiland said 4548 days ago (April 9th, 2007)
Thank you!
...for your great words. I'm glad you liked it!

Turns out that I live on Martha's Vineyard and so I've met JT (though never played with him- damn, maybe someday...) I have shared a bill with Taj, though, at an event at Carly Simon's house, no less! I played after Father Guido Sarducci and before Taj Majal, and as I looked out into the audience, Tom Hamilton from Aerosmith was checking me out! He talked to me afterwards, and it turns out he was mostly interested in my clear lucite guitar, but hey, it was still pretty cool!

Anyway, thank you for the listen, and the kind words!

~Brian Weiland

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dreadmon said 4553 days ago (April 5th, 2007)
Delightful!
This is such fun! I love the lyrics and the sentiments expressed - the energy and bounce in this tune are quite contagious. You really captured that "Graceland" vibe - this song toes the line between children's music and adult contemporary so well, I can see it being produced on either side, which is a hard feat to manage, but you pull it off with lightness and style!
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Brian Weiland said 4550 days ago (April 7th, 2007)
Hello!
I'm glad you gave a listen! As a parent and a music teacher, I really want my children's music to be just as enjoyable for the parents, so I'm very happy when you say that this song could go either way- that's exactly what I was shooting for!

Gotta go to work, but I definitely wanted to respond to you. I've been listening to some of your older stuff and been blown away! I was listening to "Casualties of Faith" and I just have to say that your distorted lead dulcimer is so unbelivably cool! You had an excellent comment at some point that pretty well exactly sums up what I was thinking as I listened to your music: you wrote something like: "if the radio was playing music as good as what people are contributing to Macjams, I'd still listen to it."

Hear, hear! Well said!

~Brian Weiland

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said 4552 days ago (April 5th, 2007)
Cool little song....
Nice vocals mixed in with this Caribbean tune. Light and good-hearted. Some solid bass work, too!
Kudos
Brian Weiland said 4551 days ago (April 7th, 2007)
Dadai,
Thank you for the listen, and for your kind words. I was pretty happy with the bass line, so I'm glad you liked it too!

There is so much music on this site I don't even know where to begin, but since you were kind enough to check out my song, I think I'll go on over to your corner.

~Brian

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said 4550 days ago (April 7th, 2007)
Great Song!
Rainbow sandwich... what a wonderful idea, and you've created a superb song to carry it. The Paul Simon references are well-deserved; this is really, really good. I'd play it in my car on a summer evening, loudly, with the windows down and tapping the steering wheel. And people would hear it, grin, and start dancing... traffic cops would be bopping away, blowing their whistles in time with the song... soon the whole city would be snapping their fingers, smiling and singing.

Songs like this can save the world - or at least the little corners of it we live in. Thanks!
Brian Weiland said 4549 days ago (April 9th, 2007)
Thank you Rik
That is perhaps the coolest, happiest, funnest, most flattering, and at the end, nicest thing anyone has ever said about my music. What an amazing community this is!

If one major purpose of this forum is to encourage each other to create more, you are surely one of the most valuable members!

Thank you again!

~Brian Weiland

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said 4550 days ago (April 7th, 2007)
real fun
i havnt heard something this fun in a long time thanks for sharing
Brian Weiland said 4548 days ago (April 9th, 2007)
You're Welcome!
You're very welcome, and thank you for listening!

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pengui said 4548 days ago (April 9th, 2007)
cool
I like the Paul Simon vibe of the song, gives it a nice layer of sophistication
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Brian Weiland said 4485 days ago (June 12th, 2007)
Thank You!
I'm glad you liked it!

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kristyjo said 4545 days ago (April 12th, 2007)
Cool song.
I especially like the marimba break! I also like that you have the colors of the rainbow in the correct order. The bass groove is really catchy, but could maybe be moved back in the mix, a bit. Your melody instruments could come forward a bit more to support your vocals. I'll bet you sing this with students. This would be really fun with 1st & 2nd graders. It's good to see this kind of song - not too cute, but not too serious either - nice balance!
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Brian Weiland said 4485 days ago (June 12th, 2007)
Thank You!
I know you posted your comment a while ago, but I did want to at least reply.

I think your observation about the bass being too loud is a good one. I wanted it to somewhat up front, of course, for this style. I brought it up to what I thought was good, but now that I've heard it on other people's systems, I think you're right that it's a little too much.

This will be the opening and title track of my children's CD, so I appreciate the feedback!

~Brian Weiland

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kentmoore said 4523 days ago (May 4th, 2007)
fun
fun music, love the calypso feel, something the parents won't hate...very good
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Brian Weiland said 4483 days ago (June 13th, 2007)
Thank you...
...very much!

I know you posted this a long time ago, but I do feel as if I should respond to every oone who makes the effort to come over here and listen to my song. I am very glad you liked it- a children's song tha tthe parents wont hate was pretty much exactly what I was going for!

~Brian

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Axgrinder said 4509 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
Just what do you put in
a rainbow sandwich? A little bit of everything I'd imagine! Pretty catchy and I couldn't help but smile all the while I was listening to it. Cute and cheery tune Brian, I like it! ;)
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Brian Weiland said 4483 days ago (June 13th, 2007)
Thank you...
very much for the listen. Glad you liked it- I'm headin' on over to check out what you're up to!

~Brian

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Dbily said 4508 days ago (May 20th, 2007)
Hi Brian
I like this very much.
I kinda like fluff n Nutters for now but i cant wait to try a rainbow sandwich.
dbily

great song

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Brian Weiland said 4483 days ago (June 13th, 2007)
Hello!
Sorry it took me so long to respond. I've been away from MacJams for a while, and didn't know you'd posted. Thank you very much for the listen, and for your kind and encouraging words. If you like Fluffernutters you must be from New England, like me! My brother never could decide if he liked peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or fluffernutters better, so he'd usually just put peanut butter, jelly, and marshmallow fluff together into one big gooey mess! I couldn't even watch him eat it! He used to put orange juice in his cereal, too. He told me it was "to save time."

Anyway, I just went over and checked out the song you sang for your mother. I LOVED it, and I'll bet she did, too. Music can really touch people's hearts, and I think you have done that with your singing on that song. Great job! Sing more!

~Brian

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Roxylee said 4506 days ago (May 22nd, 2007)
What a fun song!
and you can play all those instruments, which makes it a very talented piece, too. It has an island feel and" Joy" sprinkled in to remind us to stop being so serious. Love it. :-)
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Brian Weiland said 4483 days ago (June 13th, 2007)
Hello!
Thank you for the listen, and the nice comments! Sorry it took a while for me to notice you had posted- I'm off to check your corner now!

~Brian

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timothy devine said 4050 days ago (August 19th, 2008)
great/how old is u'r son?
cool marimba solo
nice playing all around
I love the bass line and the total rhythm track rocks
you got me hungry for some kid play
going to the sandbox
see ya
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