The healing doesn't stop the feeling.

kakejunk2 said: I SO wish Johns were asked to host and be musical guests on SNL. It’s New York. They’re right there!

I FUCKING KNOW, right? That would be awesome. I can particularly see Flans being fab in sketches (and John being all awkward and adorable probably, haha).

But god, really I would just love to see them on TV at all these days. It’s sad, I have TONS of TV appearances from earlier in their career but it seems that lately when they have a new album out they’re on one late night show and that’s it. I’m sure part of it is MTV as an actual music channel not existing anymore, but they used to be on tons of other stuff too.

It’s weird cos they’re much more well-known now, so you’d think they’d be on TV more. But maybe that’s the problem—maybe shows found them more interesting when they were more indie, or something. Or maybe they think no one wants to see OLD MEN on TV, but I dooooooooo.

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doggedlyjohn:

doggedlyjohn:

selfcallednowhere:

I would actually be able to forgive The Johns for the whole “oh yeh we made these albums for Disney and it took all this time away from our real careers BUT WE GOT TONS OF MONEY WOO” thing if all the songs were anywhere near as good as “Meet the Elements”

Dude. DUUUUUUDE. DUDE. Dude. Okay. But here’s the thing though. Here’s a list of songs off Here Comes Science that I rock out to on a regular basis:
-Meet the Elements
-My Brother the Ape
-Science is Real
-Put it to the Test
-Cells
-I am a Paleontologist (holy crap I am so excited for Danny Weinkauf’s solo kids’ album shiiiiit)
-Why Does the Sun Shine (but obviously not Why Does the Sun Really Shine because I can’t accept that song as existing)

Here are some songs off the other ones that I also rock out to and/or just enjoy immensely (obviously there aren’t as many but hey):
-Seven Days of the Week (I Never Go to Work)
-Nine Bowls of Soup
-John Lee Supertaster
-Alphabet Lost and Found
-D is for Drums
-Clap Your Hands (though I’ll admit that one is only really good live, but it’s REALLY GOOD LIVE)

So come on man. Give those albums a break, yeah? There’s some pretty quality shit on them. I would be sadder without them than I am with them, and that alone makes them worthwhile.

ALSO, ALSO, ALSO. It is not uncommon for artists to do a couple of sell-out albums. It allows them to have the money to then be able to do all the weird shit they want to do, and have the means to do it exactly the way they want to do it. It is an important part of the process.

Well I mean, first of all, opinions are entirely subjective, right? You’re welcome to enjoy these albums as much as you want to—I’m certainly not trying to stop you. I’m just saying that for me I pretty much never feel the need to listen to them, other than “Meet the Elements” individually.

Anyway, I’m not denying that there are other songs that are fun and all—there are. But that’s the only one that I feel like “this is a really REALLY standout song.” And even with the other fun ones, they’re mixed in with a loooot of stuff that I just cannot find enjoyable at all. I mean, I’m sure I could if I were, like, 5, but I’m not.

The Johns are welcome to do stuff to make money to help them “do all the weird shit they want to do,” but the fact is in between 2002 and 2009 they did two regular albums and FOUR kids’ albums, which seems like more than it would take for it to be just that. And considering the regular albums are the ones I actually listen to again and again, I would just really prefer it if that ratio were reversed, that’s all.

hollenius said: I don’t know if you’ve read the new Doris Kearns Goodwin book yet (I haven’t!), but I think William Allen White figures largely in it w/r/t journalism and the progressive era

Cool! WAW IS SECRETLY EVERYWHERE.

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theantigovernor:

theantigovernor:

selfcallednowhere:

So the cover for Idlewild, the compilation thinger that TMBG is releasing in May, came out today. There’s also a press release.
The cover itself is pretty cool, but the more we learn about this thing the more I’m wondering what the fuck the point of it is exactly. When we knew it had “Am I Awake?,” which is only on Indestructible Object, I figured “Oh ok it’s stuff we already have but stuff that hasn’t been on an actual album before, and I mean I already have all that stuff but I get that some people don’t end up getting EPs and stuff like that so I can see where they would want to do it so whatever.”
But then the press release says it has “Words Are Like,” which is already on their last one of these things (They Got Lost) and then also “You’re on Fire” which ummm what. Album tracks? Seriously? Who the fuck is not gonna bother to buy A REGULAR STUDIO ALBUM but is gonna be interested in something that is probably mostly random odds and ends?
So yeh, I don’t even know what the fuck they’re trying to do but it seems pretty damn pointless to me. I was hoping that it would have a new track just to entice us hardcore types to buy it, ala “Doctor Worm” on Severe Tire Damage, but it appears they’re not even doing that. Sigh. YOU HAVE LET ME DOWN YET AGAIN, TMBG. DAMN YOU.

new fans buy comps you big sillyhead!!!!!!

altho i think its also worth noting that they know that people who like tmbg LOVE tmbg & a lot of us collect stuff and will buy this for No Discernible Reason

Oh yeh I mean I’m going to buy the damn thing for exactly this reason, but that just makes me feel like they’re EXPLOITING MY LOYALTY. LIKE THEY DON’T ALREADY HAVE ENOUGH OF MY MONEY.

theantigovernor:

theantigovernor:

selfcallednowhere:

So the cover for Idlewild, the compilation thinger that TMBG is releasing in May, came out today. There’s also a press release.

The cover itself is pretty cool, but the more we learn about this thing the more I’m wondering what the fuck the point of it is exactly. When we knew it had “Am I Awake?,” which is only on Indestructible Object, I figured “Oh ok it’s stuff we already have but stuff that hasn’t been on an actual album before, and I mean I already have all that stuff but I get that some people don’t end up getting EPs and stuff like that so I can see where they would want to do it so whatever.”

But then the press release says it has “Words Are Like,” which is already on their last one of these things (They Got Lost) and then also “You’re on Fire” which ummm what. Album tracks? Seriously? Who the fuck is not gonna bother to buy A REGULAR STUDIO ALBUM but is gonna be interested in something that is probably mostly random odds and ends?

So yeh, I don’t even know what the fuck they’re trying to do but it seems pretty damn pointless to me. I was hoping that it would have a new track just to entice us hardcore types to buy it, ala “Doctor Worm” on Severe Tire Damage, but it appears they’re not even doing that. Sigh. YOU HAVE LET ME DOWN YET AGAIN, TMBG. DAMN YOU.

new fans buy comps you big sillyhead!!!!!!

altho i think its also worth noting that they know that people who like tmbg LOVE tmbg & a lot of us collect stuff and will buy this for No Discernible Reason

Oh yeh I mean I’m going to buy the damn thing for exactly this reason, but that just makes me feel like they’re EXPLOITING MY LOYALTY. LIKE THEY DON’T ALREADY HAVE ENOUGH OF MY MONEY.

theantigovernor:

selfcallednowhere:

So the cover for Idlewild, the compilation thinger that TMBG is releasing in May, came out today. There’s also a press release.
The cover itself is pretty cool, but the more we learn about this thing the more I’m wondering what the fuck the point of it is exactly. When we knew it had “Am I Awake?,” which is only on Indestructible Object, I figured “Oh ok it’s stuff we already have but stuff that hasn’t been on an actual album before, and I mean I already have all that stuff but I get that some people don’t end up getting EPs and stuff like that so I can see where they would want to do it so whatever.”
But then the press release says it has “Words Are Like,” which is already on their last one of these things (They Got Lost) and then also “You’re on Fire” which ummm what. Album tracks? Seriously? Who the fuck is not gonna bother to buy A REGULAR STUDIO ALBUM but is gonna be interested in something that is probably mostly random odds and ends?
So yeh, I don’t even know what the fuck they’re trying to do but it seems pretty damn pointless to me. I was hoping that it would have a new track just to entice us hardcore types to buy it, ala “Doctor Worm” on Severe Tire Damage, but it appears they’re not even doing that. Sigh. YOU HAVE LET ME DOWN YET AGAIN, TMBG. DAMN YOU.

new fans buy comps you big sillyhead!!!!!!

IDKKKKKKKKKKKKKK man. I mean I think what they would buy would be an actual best of, not just a collection of random odds and ends. And TMBG already has several of those!

theantigovernor:

selfcallednowhere:

So the cover for Idlewild, the compilation thinger that TMBG is releasing in May, came out today. There’s also a press release.

The cover itself is pretty cool, but the more we learn about this thing the more I’m wondering what the fuck the point of it is exactly. When we knew it had “Am I Awake?,” which is only on Indestructible Object, I figured “Oh ok it’s stuff we already have but stuff that hasn’t been on an actual album before, and I mean I already have all that stuff but I get that some people don’t end up getting EPs and stuff like that so I can see where they would want to do it so whatever.”

But then the press release says it has “Words Are Like,” which is already on their last one of these things (They Got Lost) and then also “You’re on Fire” which ummm what. Album tracks? Seriously? Who the fuck is not gonna bother to buy A REGULAR STUDIO ALBUM but is gonna be interested in something that is probably mostly random odds and ends?

So yeh, I don’t even know what the fuck they’re trying to do but it seems pretty damn pointless to me. I was hoping that it would have a new track just to entice us hardcore types to buy it, ala “Doctor Worm” on Severe Tire Damage, but it appears they’re not even doing that. Sigh. YOU HAVE LET ME DOWN YET AGAIN, TMBG. DAMN YOU.

new fans buy comps you big sillyhead!!!!!!

IDKKKKKKKKKKKKKK man. I mean I think what they would buy would be an actual best of, not just a collection of random odds and ends. And TMBG already has several of those!

sacredspud asked:

How would you interpret the statement "Flansburgh in the streets, Linnell in the sheets"?

Hahaha, um. That Flans is good for participating in protests but Linnell is good for FUCKING? Or something? SOUNDS PRETTY ACCURATE TO ME.

skankyblankie:

selfcallednowhere:

hazelhaegtesse:

skankyblankie:

hazelhaegtesse:

selfcallednowhere:

John Sidney Linnell clutching the mic stand: A commemorative retrospective

I want that black and grey stripey shirt of his; it’d be a real nice addition to the Casual Goth wardrobe I’m putting together.

Also that blue one on the bottom? ROCK STAH

Hazel, I have one almost like it - I got it at Target. I think the stripes are a little slimmer, but basically the same shirt.

Oh I’ll look around next time I’m there. Though you’re right, this could be a bad precedent.

Y’all DON’T EVEN KNOW how many John Linnell-based additions there have been to my wardrobe. Particularly glasses and Converse, but shirts and jackets if I can find ‘em.

Do you have any side by side pics to post? Where John’s on one side with the article (shirt/shoes/whatever) on & you are on the other side with the same thing in? That would be fun to see!

Haha I do not currently but I can try to take some soon! A lot of it is t-shirts and I have those put away right now since it’s not warm enough but I can do some of the stuff I do have.

boringrocks:

theantigovernor:

selfcallednowhere:

DEATH

same

WHAT KIND OF A MAGAZINE WAS THIS?

It was actually REALLY AWESOME—well, from what I understand. It was sadly before my time but I hear women older than me RAVE about it all the time. It was a teen girl magazine, but it was very different from the way those usually are—for interesting, alternative sorts of girls, i.e. not just stupid shit about makeup and boys. For the curious among you, there’s a new Tumblr devoted to scans of it.

boringrocks:

theantigovernor:

selfcallednowhere:

DEATH

same

WHAT KIND OF A MAGAZINE WAS THIS?

It was actually REALLY AWESOME—well, from what I understand. It was sadly before my time but I hear women older than me RAVE about it all the time. It was a teen girl magazine, but it was very different from the way those usually are—for interesting, alternative sorts of girls, i.e. not just stupid shit about makeup and boys. For the curious among you, there’s a new Tumblr devoted to scans of it.

fallenoutwithmyhead:

I think I was at this show. 

Pink show in LA, 10/26/13? MOST AMAZING SHOW I’VE EVER BEEN TO?

fallenoutwithmyhead:

I think I was at this show. 

Pink show in LA, 10/26/13? MOST AMAZING SHOW I’VE EVER BEEN TO?

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meliaboudreau:

selfcallednowhere:

BRB building a time machine to go back and seduce certain innocent little college dropout New Wave babes

Where did you find this picture?

I didn’t find it, it was actually given to me (along with my other Mundanes pictures) by John Andrews, who was the songwriter/sometimes singer for the group—we were in touch for a time way back in the day, not anymore sadly. All of that stuff is up on my site.

meliaboudreau:

selfcallednowhere:

BRB building a time machine to go back and seduce certain innocent little college dropout New Wave babes

Where did you find this picture?

I didn’t find it, it was actually given to me (along with my other Mundanes pictures) by John Andrews, who was the songwriter/sometimes singer for the group—we were in touch for a time way back in the day, not anymore sadly. All of that stuff is up on my site.