This is by far the rarest item in my TMBG collection. One of a kind, in fact! It’s the original hand-Sharpied lyrics to the TMBG venue song “Tucson” (aka “City Limits”), as performed for the first (and only) time on August 20, 2004 in my Arizona hometown. Note the spooky ghost illustration by Mr. Linnell. Many thanks to the house roadie who snagged it for me from the stage after the show!
Um ok that little ghost is like THE CUTEST THING EVER??? I LOVE YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOU JOHN LINNELL. FUCK.
Also I do believe this is the largest sample of his handwriting we’ve ever seen at once! THAT’S EXCITING. Since Flans does the setlists, we mostly just have his autographs, and then a few other tiny things. I didn’t realize it was so BAD, haha. Cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute. (This is cute because EVERY SINGLE THING JOHN DOES EVER is either cute or sexy, OBVIOUSLY.)
WOW y’all, I have another embarrassing “Things I Never Noticed in Direct from Brooklyn Videos” confession, but IT’S ACTUALLY A JOHN-RELATED ONE. I know, I can’t believe it either.
So you know THIS PART of Birdhouse?
PRETTY GOOD PART, RIGHT? I ENJOY THAT PART JUST A BIT. (Y’know, as opposed to EVERY SINGLE OTHER PART of Birdhouse.)
But when I was watching it just now, I realized that…I had no idea if he was still lip-syncing there or if he was too busy jumpin’ around. So I watched for it this time and yes he is and I was like “Hmm, good to know.” I’d really had no idea before that.
So I know right, you’d think I’d have every single aspect of every single thing John does in these videos memorized, wouldn’t you? But oh my GOD at this part I can’t even look at his face normally because I AM TOO BUSY STARING AT THOSE GODDAMN BONY LITTLE LEGS OF HIS IN THOSE GODDAMN PAINTED-ON BLACK JEANS. It’s not my faaaaaaaaaaaaault.
I just watched the Puppet Head video and I had another “Wait that’s what Flans is doing in that part???” moment, which has happened before, and now I’m all embarrassed. OTHER THINGS HAPPENING IN THE SHOTS USUALLY ARE JUST A BIT DISTRACTING. I have this plan to sometime watch all the videos and making myself only watch Flans cos I’m sure there’s tons of other stuff I’m missing, I really need to do that at some point…
I can’t believe there aren’t more people backing me up on the fact that we need more Flanscat pictures GET WITH IT PEOPLE
Idlewild tracklisting is up. Good songs and all (other than it continues to mystify me how anyone over the age of 6 can enjoy “Clap Your Hands”), but I’m having a lot of “you thought _____ was a better representative of that album than _____???” moments, and yeh, I continue to be disappointed that they didn’t throw EVEN JUST ONE new or at least “well this hasn’t been on anything easily available before” track at us, rar. AND YET I’M STILL GONNA PREORDER THE DAMN THING.
You haven't posted any pictures of your kitties lately! THE WORLD NEEDS MORE FLANSCATS.
YOU BETTER LISTEN TO ME FLANS