3) One of your favorite TMBG kids songs
Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, not exactly my favourite division of Their output. But I do completely COMPLETELY adore “Meet the Elements”—I think it is absolutely outstanding and will repeat it. Oh, and I love “I Am Not Your Broom,” but that doesn’t really count cos it wasn’t written as a kids’ song. Some of the other stuff is pretty ok, especially on No!, but I just…am bitter about the Disney albums and don’t spend a lot of time listening to them.
- JF: Yeh I think a lot of people sort of think like, "What would the difference be between a They Might Be Giants adult record and the kids' record?"
- JL: I think one of the rules was, if it made kids cry, we wouldn't put it on the children's record.
- World Cafe, 2001
I went to the “Four of Two” clock, but not at the right time, sadly. (Yes, it’s dark. It gets dark early in the winter, and I am not the earliest riser, so I could not always make it to stuff with full daylight.) The building it’s on is now a Restoration Hardware, for all your overpriced housewares needs.
Here’s the new extended “Alphabet of Nations” from the deluxe No! reissue.
So Flans posted this video from my Youtube today, and I was all excited…and then I remembered that he presumably saw my description, which includes “However, JL GLASSES HELL YES. (Yeh, I need to point out every time this happens. BECAUSE IT IS EXCITING DAMMIT.)” Soooooooooooooooo embarrassed. Well WHATEVER. I think I’ve posted this here before but enjoy the cuteness again ok?
(10:20:07 PM) apollonum: wow john’s position is kind of sad though
(10:20:13 PM) typewrittengirl: what do you mean
(10:20:20 PM) apollonum: HE’S BEHIND EVERYBODY
(10:21:05 PM) apollonum: “hey guys i’m in the band tooooo remember me i wrote birdhouse hiiiiii guys”
(10:21:14 PM) apollonum: and then dan miller jumps in front of him
(10:21:28 PM) typewrittengirl: awwwwwwwwwwww
(10:21:43 PM) apollonum: he’s so awkward
(10:21:56 PM) typewrittengirl: he’s always awkward HE’S JOHN LINNELL
(10:22:07 PM) typewrittengirl: IT WOULD BE AWKWARD FOR HIM TO *NOT* BE AWKWARD
Today is the tenth anniversary of the release of No! Here’s “Clowntown,” which was left off because they apparently realized how TERRIFYING it is.