Stormin' Bob Swanson

Category: Music videos

A stroll down amnesia lane

I’ve been at this “Singing Weatherman” business a while. Over the weekend, I came across footage of a performance I did at the “Pickin’ Porch” 19 years ago (original broadcast date was 10/28/2004). The “Pickin’ Porch” was a concert series hosted by the Birthplace of Country Music Museum (back then it was located in the […]

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Songs that (don’t) stand the test of time

I like to think that most of the songs I write, if not eventually classified as “classics,” can at least be considered timeless because they mainly deal with weather and space topics that will likely still be around when I’m too old to sing them anymore. But I do have a few with definite expiration […]

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So long, SOFIA . . .

In my last post (“How ‘Bout Them Jackets?“), I featured a couple of my weather jackets. I have also been known (especially during the 2019 “Out of this World” tour) to sport a snazzy NASA flight jacket. I got that cool jacket as part of my work as an Airborne Astronomy Ambassador (AAA) aboard NASA’s […]

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An itch I gotta scratch

Like any other creative person, I go through periods when my artistic juices are flowing as well as “molasses moments.” Starting with writing a new tune (“Punderwater”) and reworking an existing tune (“The Weather Wiggle” as “The Tropical Twist”) for my “Dive into Science” tour this summer, the past few months have been one of […]

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The Other Fab Four — Next Generation

I started playing music a little later than the average bear. Apart from singing in church and two years of trumpet during my 5th and 6th grade years, I never really had much in the way of music instruction or inspiration during my childhood. It wasn’t until college that I got more involved in the […]

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Hot New Video!

Check out this new video to the classic tune, “The Tongue Twister Weather Song.” See if you can figure out which set of lips matches which member of the Swanson family. Kudos to my wife, Meredith, for directorial inspiration. I was inspired to write the song because of a weather station that I borrowed (on […]

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