If they’re gonna
waste spend so much time on the kids’ albums they could at least make them all come with super-adorable videos I mean it’s like the least they could do
I was going to try to learn to play accordion the right way, but I’m getting too overwhelmed by trying to keep track of all the buttons, and since I really just wanna play TMBG songs I figure I can cheat and just do the keys like certain people I could name. I’m really busy with this novel I’m working on now, but I’m planning to get back into my practicing soon. I’m working on mastering “She’s an Angel” at the moment. It really is fun to play and I would highly recommend it to TMBG fans everywhere.
The Johns on 120 Minutes, discussing Flood and playing “Where Your Eyes Don’t Go” and “Particle Man.” Apologies for the stops and starts but my VHS tape was being completely uncooperative with me when I recorded this to DVD. I did the best I could with editing it.
"There are a lot of different ways to write songs. We try to mix it up. You know, come up with different systems. But there is kind of this old standby, this old dependable thing that I do, which is I just sit on my bed with the accordion and just sort of play chords and sing and kind of wait for something good to come out. So that gets me pretty far and then there’s a lot of different ways of coming up with melodies."