The healing doesn't stop the feeling.

We’re about as unsexy as you can possibly get.

—John Flansburgh

(Source: museumofidiots.com)

And to some extent I think—we still have enormous respect for each other. At least, John respects me a lot.

—John Linnell

(Source: museumofidiots.com)

tmbgareok:

Found this picture today. Flansy obviously was not in the mood for a photo but my friend took it anyways. Dallas, TX at The Gypsy Tea Room circa 1999.

He looks like he’s being tailed by paparazzi on his vacation to somewhere exclusive and glamorous

tmbgareok:

Found this picture today. Flansy obviously was not in the mood for a photo but my friend took it anyways. Dallas, TX at The Gypsy Tea Room circa 1999.

He looks like he’s being tailed by paparazzi on his vacation to somewhere exclusive and glamorous

We will continue to deride awards and institutions until they honor us, at which point we will shamelessly boast about them.

—John Linnell

(Source: museumofidiots.com)

mikebuffington asked:

Just heard David Bowie's “Fame” and was reminded of “The Devil Went Down To Newport (Totally Remade).” They have a similar groove and tempo. A coincidence?

tmbgareok:

JF: ummm. I think the influence on both tracks is real funk.

This answer also applies to 85% of other Mono Puff songs

KNEW IT

KNEW IT

(Source: tmbgareok)

I guess the song is a metaphor. We who have nothing to “wind string around” are lost in the wilderness. But those who deny this need are “burning our playhouse down.” If you put quotes around certain words it sounds more like a metaphor.

—John Linnell on “We Want a Rock”

(Source: Rolling Stone)

WHAT ARE DISCO NAPS AND WHY DOES FLANS KEEP TALKING ABOUT THEM

WHAT ARE DISCO NAPS AND WHY DOES FLANS KEEP TALKING ABOUT THEM

(Source: twitter.com)

We’ve only done press so far in New Zealand, our show here is tomorrow night. In preparation for our trip to Japan I’ve taught myself the Katakana characters, which are the ones that represent foreign words. This enables me to read certain shop signs, such as the ones I saw in Hawaii that read Po-ru-no (Porno) and Ba-be-kyu-ri-bu (Barbeque Rib).

Today I bought a real 35mm camera and some film.

—John Linnell’s journal entry for November 16,1990 (via theantigovernor)

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tmbgareok:

People of tumblr! We ned your rare TMBG bootlegs, ticket stubs, costume party photos, personal art work—EVERYTHING TMBG. 

I like that I said “People of Tumblr!” as a joke thing-Flans-would-say when I was posting about my site update the other day AND NOW HE’S REALLY SAYING IT