VIDEO CONTEST. If we enter, let alone win, is there a transfer of intellectual property to you or can I share it/make money off of it (some parts may be worthy of sale)?
JF: uh… there is nothing intellectual here. We took off the intellectuals. We put on They Might Be Giants.
OH MY GOD THIS IS SUCH A GOOD ANSWER ILU FLANS. (Even though ok ok he got the part about her getting the name of the band wrong but WHATEVER, still amazing.)
Ok so I don’t think it’s a secret that I’m reallyyyyyyyyyyyyy turned on when John plays accordion, but watching him play keyboard doesn’t do much for me at all, which is unfortunate because of course that’s what he does most of the time these days, cos he’s a BUM. I mean yes of course I’m all turned on seeing him play keyboard because I’m all turned on seeing him do ANYTHING AT ALL, but I’m not like extra-EXTRA-turned on when I see him doing it like I am with accordion.
You know what I think a big part of the problem is though? With the height of his keyboard stand at a show, you can’t actually see him playing it. Like, you see his arms moving around of course, but you don’t see his hands on the keys. Because when they’re filmed for a video and there’s a shot where you can actually see his hands like this one, GODDAMN LOOK AT THAT, KEYBOARD SUDDENLY GOT A HELL OF A LOT SEXIER.
But even when you do see his hands it still isn’t nearly as hot as accordion. Accordion will always be the ULTIMATE in John Linnell Instrument-Based Sexiness. I think mainly it’s because, well, not too many people play accordion, so it’s something that seems more distinctively him. Of course there are some other guys playing accordion, but nothing like the number of random fucks playing keyboard. Because John is the sexiest, things that are rather uniquely associated with him are also the sexiest.
(And also there’s the fact that accordions are fuckin’ heavy so he’s showing off his MANLY STRENGTH which is why it like makes me cry that he’s so insistent on sticking with that stupid fucking tiny 911 these days, goddamn him.)
I’ve been printing out pictures of John/The Johns to put up on my walls (oh god you don’t even wanna know how many) and to make selecting them easier I’m just going through choosing from the most highly-rated ones in my indexer. And I was like “goddamn there are a ton of pictures in my Candids tag that are 4- or 5-stars.” I’m sure this has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that those are the vast majority of the ones where John’s wearing his GLASSES…
John how is even just watching you drink a bottle of water really fucking hot I DON’T UNDERSTAND
Sometimes I get tempted to post REALLY SEXUALLY EXPLICIT things about John here but then I remember that SOMETIMES TMBG ARE OK REBLOGS THINGS MEANING THEY MUST BE LOOKING AT THE #TMBG TAG AT LEAST OCCASIONALLY and yehhhhhhhhhhhhh I don’t exactly feel too comfortable with that. So be relieved that you’re being saved from hearing about my crazy John Linnell fantasies, y’all. Or disappointed, depending.
I like how TMBG Are OK is reminding us like every fucking couple of days that it’s actually the official TMBG Tumblr like WHAT ARE YOU SO PARANOID ABOUT FLANS