SOMEONE NEEDS TO BUY ME THIS. I am picturing a glam version of John now and it’s amaaaaazing. I don’t know what “folk pop” even means but I love the idea of being that and glam rock at the same time. I hope the song is really about ice cream. Also that’s my default response to anyone I ever meet, no matter what their name is: “Oh you’re not John Linnell from TMBG, TOO BAD.”
Ok! By popular demand (well ok a few people but w/e) here are some more pictures from my TMBG adventures in New York over New Year’s ‘13. Here’s some from the New York Surrogate’s Court and Hall of Records Building, aka the site of the “Birdhouse in Your Soul” video. SO FUCKING FANCY Y’ALL.
Today I am wearing my shirt from Main Squeeze, the accordion store where John got the accordion he’s been using for a long time. Remember, if you want to visit this and other TMBG-related places, check out my TMBG NYC map!
I just want to HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND that all TMBG fans check out Warren Zevon, if they don’t listen to him already. I hadn’t listened to him in far too long (my obsession with TMBG really keeps me from listening to much of anything else ever and it’s kinda sad) but I’m suddenly rediscovering him tonight and I’m very excited. Please do not judge him just based on “Werewolves of London”—that’s like judging TMBG just based on “Istanbul.” He is SO MUCH MORE than that.
Here is why I think TMBG fans would appreciate him: he is basically John Linnell taken to his logical conclusion. He was SUPER-SMART, and his songs are even more disturbing (yes, believe it or not that’s possible, if you want an example I posted one of my very favourites on my non-TMBG Tumblr a bit ago). Oh, and also he was a bastard, if that aspect of Linnell appeals to you (THERE ARE PEOPLE BESIDES ME, RIGHT?)
So, yeh, CHECK HIM OUT. SERIOUSLY. His self-titled and Excitable Boy are my favourites.
Chop me up into pieces If it pleases, if it pleases And when the chopping is through Every piece will say "I love you"