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selfcallednowhere:

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Well GEE John you certainly look as if you were prepared to have your picture taken. “He looks like a hobo.” —Apollo

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Well GEE John you certainly look as if you were prepared to have your picture taken. “He looks like a hobo.” —Apollo

  • apollonum: who did john linnell kill to get that hair
theantigovernor:

theantigovernor:

selfcallednowhere:

So the cover for Idlewild, the compilation thinger that TMBG is releasing in May, came out today. There’s also a press release.
The cover itself is pretty cool, but the more we learn about this thing the more I’m wondering what the fuck the point of it is exactly. When we knew it had “Am I Awake?,” which is only on Indestructible Object, I figured “Oh ok it’s stuff we already have but stuff that hasn’t been on an actual album before, and I mean I already have all that stuff but I get that some people don’t end up getting EPs and stuff like that so I can see where they would want to do it so whatever.”
But then the press release says it has “Words Are Like,” which is already on their last one of these things (They Got Lost) and then also “You’re on Fire” which ummm what. Album tracks? Seriously? Who the fuck is not gonna bother to buy A REGULAR STUDIO ALBUM but is gonna be interested in something that is probably mostly random odds and ends?
So yeh, I don’t even know what the fuck they’re trying to do but it seems pretty damn pointless to me. I was hoping that it would have a new track just to entice us hardcore types to buy it, ala “Doctor Worm” on Severe Tire Damage, but it appears they’re not even doing that. Sigh. YOU HAVE LET ME DOWN YET AGAIN, TMBG. DAMN YOU.

new fans buy comps you big sillyhead!!!!!!

altho i think its also worth noting that they know that people who like tmbg LOVE tmbg & a lot of us collect stuff and will buy this for No Discernible Reason

Oh yeh I mean I’m going to buy the damn thing for exactly this reason, but that just makes me feel like they’re EXPLOITING MY LOYALTY. LIKE THEY DON’T ALREADY HAVE ENOUGH OF MY MONEY.

theantigovernor:

theantigovernor:

selfcallednowhere:

So the cover for Idlewild, the compilation thinger that TMBG is releasing in May, came out today. There’s also a press release.

The cover itself is pretty cool, but the more we learn about this thing the more I’m wondering what the fuck the point of it is exactly. When we knew it had “Am I Awake?,” which is only on Indestructible Object, I figured “Oh ok it’s stuff we already have but stuff that hasn’t been on an actual album before, and I mean I already have all that stuff but I get that some people don’t end up getting EPs and stuff like that so I can see where they would want to do it so whatever.”

But then the press release says it has “Words Are Like,” which is already on their last one of these things (They Got Lost) and then also “You’re on Fire” which ummm what. Album tracks? Seriously? Who the fuck is not gonna bother to buy A REGULAR STUDIO ALBUM but is gonna be interested in something that is probably mostly random odds and ends?

So yeh, I don’t even know what the fuck they’re trying to do but it seems pretty damn pointless to me. I was hoping that it would have a new track just to entice us hardcore types to buy it, ala “Doctor Worm” on Severe Tire Damage, but it appears they’re not even doing that. Sigh. YOU HAVE LET ME DOWN YET AGAIN, TMBG. DAMN YOU.

new fans buy comps you big sillyhead!!!!!!

altho i think its also worth noting that they know that people who like tmbg LOVE tmbg & a lot of us collect stuff and will buy this for No Discernible Reason

Oh yeh I mean I’m going to buy the damn thing for exactly this reason, but that just makes me feel like they’re EXPLOITING MY LOYALTY. LIKE THEY DON’T ALREADY HAVE ENOUGH OF MY MONEY.

theantigovernor:

selfcallednowhere:

So the cover for Idlewild, the compilation thinger that TMBG is releasing in May, came out today. There’s also a press release.
The cover itself is pretty cool, but the more we learn about this thing the more I’m wondering what the fuck the point of it is exactly. When we knew it had “Am I Awake?,” which is only on Indestructible Object, I figured “Oh ok it’s stuff we already have but stuff that hasn’t been on an actual album before, and I mean I already have all that stuff but I get that some people don’t end up getting EPs and stuff like that so I can see where they would want to do it so whatever.”
But then the press release says it has “Words Are Like,” which is already on their last one of these things (They Got Lost) and then also “You’re on Fire” which ummm what. Album tracks? Seriously? Who the fuck is not gonna bother to buy A REGULAR STUDIO ALBUM but is gonna be interested in something that is probably mostly random odds and ends?
So yeh, I don’t even know what the fuck they’re trying to do but it seems pretty damn pointless to me. I was hoping that it would have a new track just to entice us hardcore types to buy it, ala “Doctor Worm” on Severe Tire Damage, but it appears they’re not even doing that. Sigh. YOU HAVE LET ME DOWN YET AGAIN, TMBG. DAMN YOU.

new fans buy comps you big sillyhead!!!!!!

IDKKKKKKKKKKKKKK man. I mean I think what they would buy would be an actual best of, not just a collection of random odds and ends. And TMBG already has several of those!

theantigovernor:

selfcallednowhere:

So the cover for Idlewild, the compilation thinger that TMBG is releasing in May, came out today. There’s also a press release.

The cover itself is pretty cool, but the more we learn about this thing the more I’m wondering what the fuck the point of it is exactly. When we knew it had “Am I Awake?,” which is only on Indestructible Object, I figured “Oh ok it’s stuff we already have but stuff that hasn’t been on an actual album before, and I mean I already have all that stuff but I get that some people don’t end up getting EPs and stuff like that so I can see where they would want to do it so whatever.”

But then the press release says it has “Words Are Like,” which is already on their last one of these things (They Got Lost) and then also “You’re on Fire” which ummm what. Album tracks? Seriously? Who the fuck is not gonna bother to buy A REGULAR STUDIO ALBUM but is gonna be interested in something that is probably mostly random odds and ends?

So yeh, I don’t even know what the fuck they’re trying to do but it seems pretty damn pointless to me. I was hoping that it would have a new track just to entice us hardcore types to buy it, ala “Doctor Worm” on Severe Tire Damage, but it appears they’re not even doing that. Sigh. YOU HAVE LET ME DOWN YET AGAIN, TMBG. DAMN YOU.

new fans buy comps you big sillyhead!!!!!!

IDKKKKKKKKKKKKKK man. I mean I think what they would buy would be an actual best of, not just a collection of random odds and ends. And TMBG already has several of those!

Remember that time Flans got John to answer stuff on Twitter and it was basically the best thing ever

The first one, about what he was reading, was for me! I just had to get Apollo to ask for me because I stay far away from Twitter. I have a mission to read every book John mentions reading so now I have to attempt to tackle this, and it’s probably going to take me 14 years too, meh.

Because of this I started drinking Cafe Bustelo too BECAUSE I HAD TO and it’s actually really really good coffee so I would highly recommend it. And when I drink it I always pretend I’m having amazing conversations with John about books and cameras and stuff.

Also, I love the way Flans put it, the “going to try to get one word answers for you,” ha.

Awwwwww

So I was just thinking about the second verse of Birdhouse because I was discussing with Apollo how everyone expects me to want to be a teacher because I have an English major but I would be like THE WORST TEACHER EVER because I “don’t suffer fools gladly,” as one of my teachers put it, so when people ask me about it I always say, “Though I respect that a lot, I’d be fired if that were my job.”

So then I was really thinking about the lyrics and I’d never thought about it before but I was actually picturing a lil bird nightlight trying to be a lighthouse and it was ADORABLE AS FUCK other than um yeh that whole KILLING EVERYBODY part.

theantigovernor:

Happy birthday to TMBG’s first ever vinyl release, the Wiggle Diskette!

theantigovernor:

Happy birthday to TMBG’s first ever vinyl release, the Wiggle Diskette!

I still remember when Apollo explained the pun in the line “I still don’t know who conceived it” in “SenSurround” to me and I was like “OH.” It also took me far too long to get “The sun is rising in the wrong place” in “Nanobots.” That John Linnell and his human reproduction puns.

People used to ring up and say ‘Don’t quit your day job’ or ‘sell your synth’, but the joke’s on them: we were fired and the synth is broken!

—John Flansburgh on Dial-A-Song (via theantigovernor) (via theantigovernor)