YOU GUYS I finished capping the version of the Flood promo that’s on the Gigantic DVD and I discovered that IT IS INCOMPLETE FOR SOME FUCKING REASON. On the version we had previously from the Video Bootlegs (these AMAZING compilations of TV appearances that this guy used to make VHS copies of), the part at the end where they’re listening to Birdhouse is longer. There’s a part where John does this adorable exaggerated fake laugh, and then he’s really slowly snapping his fingers at the end, but in the Gigantic version he’s just stirring his coffee forever (which is also adorable, but yeh).
I have no idea why they would’ve cut it but I WILL TAKE CARE OF THIS, I will make a clip of just that part and get it up on Youtube. At some point. My TMBG to-do list is quite long right now.
No but check out how adorable and in to this performance TMBG is
Like TMBG are good performers as a rule, natch, but then every so often they nail it so hard, and it usually involves John Linnell doing airplane arms and staring at the camera out of the corners of his eyes a lot
Oh and ample bouncing from everyone
A new video of the “Disco Lover” single made by Ant. This is by a performance art act called Frieda which ummm was a giant doll dancing around. She opened for TMBG sometimes in the early days, and Flans is playing guitar on this song. Also the woman who was Frieda, Barbara Lipp, designed the Flood logo (and did some other graphic design stuff for TMBG).
1. I really like the just-accordion-and-vocal arrangement of this song
2. John messes up and he always gets all smiley and embarrassed when he does that and IT’S REALLY FUCKING CUTE
REMINDER THAT A VIDEO OF A LIKE 19-YEAR-OLD JOHN LINNELL PLAYING ASTEROIDS TO A NEW WAVE SONG IS A THING THAT ACTUALLY EXISTS BECAUSE IT IS A TRULY MAGICAL WORLD WE LIVE IN
Here’s a (crappy crappy, sorry!) video of The Johns being on a public access show, playing Apollo 18 songs and other songs, and just generally being ADORABLE AS FUCK. (“I wanna be the giraffe, ok?”)
This promotional video for Apollo 18 covers such important topics as the themes included in the album, how power spheres work, and the importance of nurturing the hole in the world’s cultural doughnut.