twitchingmonkey said: After ducking away for 2014, the 2015 tour revealed a significantly heavier, bald, bearded post-LASIK Linnell. His songs were as fantastic as ever.
NOT FUNNY DUDE. I mean yes OF COURSE his songs are the best thing about him—what’s inside him (his brilliance as a songwriter, his intelligence, etc) is what really makes me love him so much, and I hope me talking about how hot he is here doesn’t make anyone actually believe otherwise. How physically attractive I find him is just a bonus, it’s just that it’s a pretty damn big bonus.
And yes there are certainly things about how he does look that I prefer. But—honestly? When I saw him a month ago? Even with there being some stuff about him that’s different now, he was still making me every BIT as excited as he ever does. He’s still John in there and no matter what he ever ends up looking like that’s all that really matters.
'Spiraling Shape' or 'Rocketship'?
"Rocket Ship" is SUPER-SUPER-FUCKING AMAZING but "Spiraling Shape" is one of my very top fav TMBG songs so I’m gonna have to give it to that one. But yeh "Rocket Ship" kicks soooooooooooo much ass and I’m really glad we have it.
I know it’s pretty rare, but exactly how rare would it be to come across an official CD copy of Long Tall Weekend??
Only 13 owners on the Wiki, so yeh, pretty damn rare. Can’t recall how much I paid for mine on eBay but it was quite awhile before it showed up.
kaylumus said: Hah! Well, I know he does it because sometimes Operator Crash/Slash/Whatever posts stuff for him, but I’m pretty sure that he forgets sometimes (I’ve seen the same post with and without the JF on different forums). We need consistency, Flansburgh!
What he told me when I submitted a question about it was that they only ever get stuff that’s submitted ready to go—not that they ever do the “random thoughts” things. If they did that would be pretty weird if you ask me.
A story, not a question: My sister and I took our little brother to a family show in 2010. It was a great time, as expected. During one song, Linnell was spinning around and dancing quite adorably. Without thinking, I yelled out "DILF!!!" I was very embarrassed, but luckily most children aren't the best at deciphering acronyms. Their parents, on the other hand...
THIS IS AMUSING ME FAR TOO MUCH
earulas-domengar said: THEY’RE TAKING 2014 OFF?!
They’re taking it off from touring, yeh. They’re going to be busy otherwise because they’re working on writing and then recording two new albums (a regular one and a kids’ one). Flans said they might do some one-offs (as in, just one random show in a place) but that is not confirmed. So yeh very likely no shows at ALL, which makes me CRY, but having new stuff will be good of course, and they do deserve a break now and then I GUESS.
im friends with him and danny and marty tbhReally? I knew Danny and Marty friended fans, but when I looked at my mutual friends with Miller, it was all either TMBG-related people (like Dan HIckey) or other famous musician types (like John Roderick), no fans at all. And I’m friends with TONS of fans who could’ve been mutual friends with him, so I figured he didn’t add fans at all. Huh.
tanooki2 said: Awesome review! Reading your narrative was like reliving the show all over again. How do you remember so much of what they say word for word?? Thanks for transcribing!
Aww well thank you! Writing these up in my paper journal and then typing them up for here and elsewhere is pretty time-consuming so it’s nice that people appreciate it.
As for your question, there are two things: First of all I have a little notebook with me that I use to jot down very brief notes on everything important that happens. And then the other thing is I write the reviews ASAP after the show, while everything is still very fresh on my mind (like, while I can still remember what those notes mean, haha). I like to do it right after the show if possible but sometimes I end up doing it early the next day.
hazeykatie2 said: And that’s why I love him. ;-)
Haha oh I know, ME TOO. I’m not saying it’s bad, just that it’s KINDA FUCKED UP if you think about it.
tanooki2 said: I would like to hear what you thought of the Royce rock show. I was there and posted my review. I need a live DVD or something to keep me going in 2014…
I wrote one of my patented INSANELY LONG AND DETAILED reviews but I am still in the process of typing those up from my journal. Short version is, I THOUGHT IT WAS THE BEST SHOW I’VE EVER BEEN TO.