Cute! Although it’s rather silly for them to be so happy when one of them is gonna DIE.
"Word palindrome" hype sticker from They Might Be Giants’s I Palindrome I EP (1992, Elektra)
I love this performance so much. All the songs are rockin’ as fuck, and everything is always better with horns. “No One Knows My Plan” is particularly fantastic.
Obligatory John gushing: SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH ADORABLENESS in here. I think the best part has to be the dorky little dance during plan, but I also completely adore the part where he’s looking up at the ceiling while explaining how they’re NOT WEIRD AT ALL OK (yeh John you just keep telling yourself that) and the hopping around during “The Guitar.” Also that is some QUALITY HAIR.
But Apollo 17 was the last lunar mission, so Apollo 18 the record is sort of a poor substitute for an actual moon launch. Cheaper for everybody. It seemed to tie together partly the idea of space but also being spaced out. Which seems silly to have as a theme for a record, but it’s such a common state for me and John.
So a couple of weeks ago Apollo turned 18 so OBVIOUSLY the thing to do was paint her a, uh, “minimalist” version of the Apollo 18 cover with the glitter watercolours I just got. I know it looks like a 6-year-old did it but I’ve hardly painted anything since I was a 6-year-old so GIVE ME A BREAK. And also yeh these are not real paints. But it was fun!