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.)
A friend posted a picture of an accordion case at an antique store with really old stickers on it. I was so excited cos I thought he bought it, but when it turned out he didn’t i told him that I thought I was going to have to warn him that if he took pictures with it I’D SUDDENLY BE REALLY ATTRACTED TO HIM. So he says, “Well Quinn I already have a cool accordion… It’s just not 50 years old like this one. Of course I know you like things that are around that age.” Ha!
Speaking of accordions, I was busy all night putting together the new issue of one of my zines (not my TMBG one! my art and literature one). The issue is all about music, and it ended up with um a picture of me and my accordion (Sidney!) as the cover, a poem about practicing, a painting I did, and three other accordion pictures. DO YOU THINK ANYONE’S GOING TO FIGURE OUT THAT I HAVE AN ACCORDION FETISH? IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE A SECRET.
We’re not into jabberwocky. I feel like we could write a song with the title ‘I Wanna F*ck You’ and people would still say, ‘I don’t understand… explain to me what that song means.’ For whatever reason, the reputation that the band has, people just assume that we’re somehow cryptic. But I think a lot of what we do makes quite a bit of sense at face value. We are trying to communicate.
John Flansburgh, They Might Be Giants (via alfalfascouting)
"I Wanna Fuck You" is my favourite TMBG song actually. Too bad it was only on Dial-A-Song.
Flans’s wiki bio page says, “In addition to being TMBG’s left-handed guitarist, Flansburgh is often considered the more ‘extroverted’ and social of the two Johns.” So I move that we should add “Linnell is often considered the more bastardy of the two Johns” to Linnell’s page. I mean, it’s only fair.
I get that we have to cos it’s supposed to be encyclopedic and all, but it really amuses me when I’m editing a page on the wiki to have to put The Johns’ names in double brackets so it links to their bio page. Like someone’s gonna be, like, looking up some obscure DAS song and then be all “JOHN LINNELL??? WHO’S THAT? I GOTTA CHECK THIS LINK TO SEE.”