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.
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.
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.
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.
SO MUCH LOVE FOREVER
I understand doing this when his (presumably dominant) right hand is playing, is this the only way he ever adjusts his earpiece?
It most definitely is not—I can get together a little set of some examples of him doing it with his right hand in a bit. And yeh, I thought it was something like that too, but the last picture when he’s not adjusting it but just scratching his head on the other side when his hands aren’t doing anything at all makes me wonder if he’s just being weird. Whatever the reason is, IT’S CUTE.
flansyflans said: yeah as a beginning accordion player myself it is real fun to learn especially because i have a proper instructor and also what brand of accordion is that?
Jealous of the proper instructor, and not sure of the brand—it doesn’t say anywhere and if they told me when I bought it it was too long ago for me to remember. Oh, if anyone’s curious, I got it at The Button Box, a lovely accordion store near Northampton, MA (where I went to college).
dejectedarr said: You got me all excited that it was physical copies. Now I’m sad.
Oh, sorry—didn’t know, I suppose I should’ve checked, I just saw the e-mail and didn’t actually go look at the site cos I was like “YEH I KINDA ALREADY HAVE THAT ALBUM, THANKS ANYWAY AMAZON.”
twitchingmonkey said: I still mourn the cannibalization and loss of the wonderful “What Is Everyone Staring At?” and the fucked up version of “4 of 2”….
Oh my god DON’T WE ALL. I will admit that there is something DISTURBINGLY BEAUTIFUL about deciding to turn a seriously fucked up song about suicide into a kids’ song (I like to imagine parents stumbling across it and thinking it’s just a normal demo of the No! version and then being like “WHAT THE FUCK”), but YES it is incredibly tragic that we don’t have high-quality versions of those at least, even if they didn’t put them on an album. I still dream that SOMEDAY they will give us a proper DAS collection, because I have ENTIRELY misplaced faith in those damn Johns…