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So.. How about They Might Be Giants?
« on: December 14, 2006, 12:03:05 PM »
So far, based on what I've seen in these posts, everyone else's favorite bands could beat my favorite bands up, but I gotta imagine there are a few TMBG fans out there. :^) I just recently discovered them... Well I discovered them when they had a couple songs on Tiny Toons back in the day, but I just recently decided to embrace that discovery and get an album or 5. I love everything I hear, so far. Some of it's hit and miss, but they have a neat kinda smart quality to 'em that I like.

Anyone else?


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Re: So.. How about They Might Be Giants?
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2006, 12:28:54 PM »
Well, I think I can speak for all of us here when I say that everybody wants a rock to wind a string around.
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Re: So.. How about They Might Be Giants?
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2006, 12:35:10 PM »
Let me tell you how the Cyclops rocks!


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Re: So.. How about They Might Be Giants?
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2006, 03:00:34 PM »
Everyone dies frustrated and alone, and that is beautiful.


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Re: So.. How about They Might Be Giants?
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2006, 03:13:41 PM »
Not to put too fine a point on it: say I'm the only bee in your bonnet!


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Re: So.. How about They Might Be Giants?
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2006, 06:39:48 PM »
"Son, I am able," she said.  "Though you scare me."
"Watch," said I.
"Beloved," I said.  "Watch me scare you, though."
Said she, "Able am I, son."
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Re: So.. How about They Might Be Giants?
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2006, 04:14:13 AM »
because he's eeeeeeeeeeeeevil.........


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Re: So.. How about They Might Be Giants?
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2006, 09:28:32 AM »
Now it's over, I'm dead and I haven't done anything that I want OR I'm still alive and there's nothing I want to do!


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Re: So.. How about They Might Be Giants?
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2006, 11:08:45 AM »
You know, I've always wondered if I Am A Grocery Bag is sort of a prequel to Dead.  Like, we finally find out the contents of the bag of groceries accidentally taken off the shelf before the expiration date.
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Re: So.. How about They Might Be Giants?
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2006, 12:15:27 PM »
So far, based on what I've seen in these posts, everyone else's favorite bands could beat my favorite bands up, but I gotta imagine there are a few TMBG fans out there. :^) I just recently discovered them... Well I discovered them when they had a couple songs on Tiny Toons back in the day, but I just recently decided to embrace that discovery and get an album or 5. I love everything I hear, so far. Some of it's hit and miss, but they have a neat kinda smart quality to 'em that I like.

Anyone else?


x2.  not a huge fanatic, but i saw them live back in the day.  GREAT live show for a duo!  one of the best uses of semi-prerecorded material (IE drum machine,etc) that i've ever heard live.


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Re: So.. How about They Might Be Giants?
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2006, 09:32:59 PM »
So far, based on what I've seen in these posts, everyone else's favorite bands could beat my favorite bands up, but I gotta imagine there are a few TMBG fans out there. :^) I just recently discovered them... Well I discovered them when they had a couple songs on Tiny Toons back in the day, but I just recently decided to embrace that discovery and get an album or 5. I love everything I hear, so far. Some of it's hit and miss, but they have a neat kinda smart quality to 'em that I like.

Anyone else?


x2.  not a huge fanatic, but i saw them live back in the day.  GREAT live show for a duo!  one of the best uses of semi-prerecorded material (IE drum machine,etc) that i've ever heard live.

You saw them when they were still just a duo?  Dude!  They have a whole backup band now.  I've seen them live three times now, I guess.  They're definitely worth going to see.  I saw them last summer and bought a signed copy of Venue Songs and got a free copy of the limited only-being-sold-at-concerts edition of a re-release of the (She Was A) Hotel Detective EP on audiocassette.  And after the show, I got Flans to sign it.  It was Flans' birthday that night.  At one point during the concert, Linnell led the band in a very They Might Be Giants rendition of "Happy Birthday To You", and evidently he hadn't told Flans about it, because he was kinda looking around at his bandmates, confused, as though thinking: "Oh my god.  It's finally happened.  Linnell has finally lost it, right here on the stage."  Then he saw the cake the roadies brought out and caught on to what was happening.  It was a neat moment. 
CROW:  (Sinisterly) The Secret Government Eggo Project...
--Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

"Jason, Chess is a game of chance."
-- My friend Shawn to my friend Jason upon being defeated at a game of Chess.

http://gh.ffshrine.org?r=112104


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Re: So.. How about They Might Be Giants?
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2006, 09:38:21 PM »
So far, based on what I've seen in these posts, everyone else's favorite bands could beat my favorite bands up, but I gotta imagine there are a few TMBG fans out there. :^) I just recently discovered them... Well I discovered them when they had a couple songs on Tiny Toons back in the day, but I just recently decided to embrace that discovery and get an album or 5. I love everything I hear, so far. Some of it's hit and miss, but they have a neat kinda smart quality to 'em that I like.

Anyone else?


x2.  not a huge fanatic, but i saw them live back in the day.  GREAT live show for a duo!  one of the best uses of semi-prerecorded material (IE drum machine,etc) that i've ever heard live.

You saw them when they were still just a duo?  Dude!  They have a whole backup band now.  I've seen them live three times now, I guess.  They're definitely worth going to see.  I saw them last summer and bought a signed copy of Venue Songs and got a free copy of the limited only-being-sold-at-concerts edition of a re-release of the (She Was A) Hotel Detective EP on audiocassette.  And after the show, I got Flans to sign it.  It was Flans' birthday that night.  At one point during the concert, Linnell led the band in a very They Might Be Giants rendition of "Happy Birthday To You", and evidently he hadn't told Flans about it, because he was kinda looking around at his bandmates, confused, as though thinking: "Oh my god.  It's finally happened.  Linnell has finally lost it, right here on the stage."  Then he saw the cake the roadies brought out and caught on to what was happening.  It was a neat moment. 

That's an awesome story. Now back to quoting random TMBG lyrics.

All alone at the '64 World's Fair
Eighty dolls yelling "Small girl after all"
Who was at the Dupont Pavilion?
Why was the bench still warm? Who had been there?


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Re: So.. How about They Might Be Giants?
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2006, 03:30:59 PM »
Everything right is wrong again!


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Re: So.. How about They Might Be Giants?
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2006, 11:01:24 PM »
But Mr. Horrible says "I don't mind,
The thing that bothers me is
Some-One-Keeps-Mo-ving-my-cha-aaaaaaair!


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Re: So.. How about They Might Be Giants?
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2006, 11:07:46 PM »
You're older than you've ever been, and now you're even older.
And now you're even older.
And now you're even older.
You're older than you've ever been, and now you're even older.












And now you're older still.