2005 Archived News

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December 2005[edit | edit source]

December 31, 2005
We've implemented our own custom CSS for the Lyrics pages. Check it out! (And thanks to Ecks and Tom for their help.)
December 29, 2005
Hal Cragin, a former bass player for the band, is set to perform in an episode of The Office on NBC on January 5. Read.
December 29, 2005
The Birdhouse in Your Soul music video makes an appearance in the commercial for TBS Tunes: Fun Tracks Wisecracks.
December 28, 2005
If you want to learn how to play TMBG songs on the guitar, but have little or no experience, check out the new TMBG In 4 Chords page.
December 28, 2005
I've added James K. Polk (NPR Version) to the TMBW.Net MP3s page. Get it while it's hot! -Nosaj56 15:33, 28 Dec 2005 (EST)
December 27, 2005
Another page by me, for guitar players, guitar time.
December 27, 2005
The childrens' magazine MUSE, published by Carus features an advertisement for the album No! giving They Might Be Giants a splendid review. It calls them "Hip", and the CD sells for the very low price of $19.99!
December 27, 2005
I have created a page just for accordion players, accordion players unite!
December 27, 2005
I have recently (a few days ago) created a TMBG song cover page. It's only started with just a few songs. But I ask anyone who knows of other covers, please add them to the page accompanied by a link to where it can be downloaded. Also, the template is up for reform. --Droffats 00:14, 27 Dec 2005 (EST)
December 26, 2005
TMBG's Podcast has been advertised on Wired News, in an article entitled Beyond Porno, detailing free content for iPods and other DAPs.
December 25, 2005
Why Does The Sun Shine (Live STD) has just recently been spotted as the music for a new Cartoon Network VERB advertisement, which airs quite frequently throughout the day.
December 25, 2005
Shared web hosting sucks. Two of my sites, including this one, were down for a few days as the result of them using a high amount of CPU. We're still researching the cause, and may eventually move the service to something more stable, but for now we're back up and operating normally. Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks to you who cared enough to send multiple text messages to my mobile phone reminding me to pay the wiki bill. :) --Scott Redd 15:09, 25 Dec 2005 (EST)
December 25, 2005
The video for Pittsburgh is available at tmbg.com.
December 22, 2005
As of 10:15 EST, the They Might Be Giants Podcast is #10 on the iTunes top podcast listing.
December 20, 2005
The song Feast of Lights is on the iTunes Hanukkah playlist. (This playlist also features Frank London and his band, The Klezmatics.)
December 17, 2005
The official video for The Bloodmobile is now available on the Franklin Institute website.
December 16, 2005
The video for Vancouver is available at tmbg.com.
December 16, 2005
A new song, Yeah, The Deranged Millionaire (from the upcoming Podcast 2A) has been posted to the TMBG.com Free Tunes page.
December 15, 2005
Google has added a music searching feature to their popular search engine. It's quite extensive. Check out TMBG's page.
December 12, 2005
Through Being Cool is finally available on iTunes!
December 12, 2005
Theynow has a new episode for December 10, 2005.
December 12, 2005
Podcast_1A is now available as the EBS selection on the TMBG Clock Radio.
December 10, 2005
The official Myspace webpage for Hello Radio: The Songs Of They Might Be Giants has updated their audio sampler with new clips from They'll Need A Crane, It's Not My Birthday, Road Movie To Berlin, and many others. You can listen to it here.
December 9, 2005
I Enjoy Being A Boy is now available for download from TMBG.com!
December 9, 2005
Laika House's video for Bastard Wants to Hit Me has been posted to TMBG.com. Also, the blurb about a "new site coming soon" has been removed, and replaced by a link to the old Flash site, now deemed the full TMBG site. The Flash site has been updated with links and information regarding the Podcast and Venue Songs, so I (CapitalQ) am assuming that the old site is there to stay.
December 9, 2005
They Might Be Giants releases their very first PODCAST! It's very impressive. Go subscribe!
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December 8, 2005
I have just created an iSketch page on the Wiki, to explain how the game is played, and to show when the room (TMBG-Sketch) is up, since adding news articles each time seems a little obnoxious. The iSketch room is up right now, by the way. :D -CapitalQ
December 8, 2005
Cartoonist, rock musician and TMBG fan James Kochalka Superstar revealed in the Dec. 5 installment of his daily diary strip American Elf that a theme song demo he recorded for a new Fox TV series called The Loop is in direct competition with a demo recorded by TMBG. (See a thread on Kochalka's forum about it.)
December 7, 2005
The Egg is lampooned, says The Business Review.
December 6, 2005
Santa's Beard has been added to iTunes' Children's Christmas playlist (even with the underlying meaning).
December 5, 2005
I have created a They Might Be Giants-themed wordlist for the online pictionary-esque webgame, iSketch. It consists of every TMBG song, album, EP, band member, and much, much more. To play it, you'll have to create a new room and choose They Might Be Giants in the wordlist box, as I doubt any rooms (other than mine) are using it at this point. If you add me to AIM, however (WithACapitalQ), I can keep you up to date as to when I'll make a room. -CapitalQ
December 5, 2005
There is a new free MP3 at tmbg.com, Turtle Songs Of North America. It also mentioned a new official TMBG podcast (not to be confused with Theynow - a fan podcast).
December 5, 2005
The malnourished children recently released a weird Drums'n'Bass version of Ana Ng. It's instrumental, and available here.
December 5, 2005
It's official...TMBG has won the title of "XM Kids Artist Of The Year", beating out "Cathy & Marcy" and Laurie Berkner. Thanks to everyone who voted!
December 5, 2005
In an unrelated note, TMBG were mentioned in Wired erroneously as "They May Be Giants."
December 4, 2005
The They Might Be Giants podcast Theynow has released episode 3, Number Three.
December 3, 2005
Birdhouse In Your Soul will appear on yet another Rhino compilation, this time, it's TBS Tunes: Fun Tracks Wisecracks, which will arrive January 10.
December 2, 2005
The video for Anaheim is up at TMBG.com.
December 1, 2005
Faye Whitaker wears a green TMBG shirt during a flashback to her childhood in today's Questionable Content comic.

November 2005[edit | edit source]

November 29, 2005
The video for Albany has returned on TMBG.com.
November 28, 2005
The First Album Medley, a radio performance of all of the tracks from the first album (although, Youth Culture Killed My Dog was forgotten but quickly made up for), and My Lone Constellation, the early Dial-A-Song version of See The Constellation, have both been added to the TMBW.Net MP3s page.
November 28, 2005
I figured it would be a cool idea to create a list of celebrities and famous personage who have stated that they like TMBG. So, here it is: Famous People Who Like TMBG. R3D
November 27, 2005
TMBG is up for XM Kids Artist of the Year. Voting is closed! Winners are announced Dec. 5.
November 27, 2005
I have started a podcast / audioblog for fans of They Might Be Giants. Show notes, mp3 downloads and subscription link are all at Theynow.com. Hope you enjoy it!
November 26, 2005
After looking at yesterday's news update, I noticed how it said that we need screen captures for the new Venue Songs. Upon further investigation, there are also many videos from Direct From Brooklyn and Here Come The ABCs which still require screen captures. So, visitors should try to upload images from these videos as well, if possible.
November 25, 2005
The "Run Time" information has been filled in for a large part thanks to the tireless efforts of several users. We now have a new job for any interested folks...if you have the Venue Songs, we need screen captures from the videos. Please feel free to upload any shots, if you have time. --Duke33 11:56, 25 Nov 2005 (EST)
November 24, 2005
The video for Hollywood is up at TMBG.com. In addition, Albany has dropped off the list for the time being.
November 23, 2005
The malnourished children recently released a cover of Doctor Worm (Dial A Song Version). Apfelbitsliam is one of the malnourished children.
November 23, 2005
TMBG was recently featured on KEXP's Live performances series. Listen to the podcast or streaming audio.
November 21, 2005
The Hodgman Promo is written out in John Hodgman's book The Areas of My Expertise on page 132. Also, in the back, he thanks "The Amazing Duo of Flansburgh and Goldwasser on cocktails that women enjoy".
November 21, 2005
We've added a new field called "Run Time" to all the song pages, to show the song's length. Please feel free to start adding this info, as we're starting completely from scratch on it. --Duke33 09:40, 21 Nov 2005 (EST)
November 20, 2005
The new edition of "Wired" magazine has an advertisement in the latter half that features an MP3 player accessory showing "Robot Parade" on the display. You can see the image at cheesegod.com
November 19, 2005
The new Homestar Runner DVD "Everything Else, Volume 1" was released this past week. It includes the Experimental Film video, as well as three new DVD exclusive Puppet Jam Recordings - President's Daughter, Apple Juice Blues, and Everybody Knows It. It can be purchased here at the Homestar Runner store
November 17, 2005
The video for Albany is now up at www.TMBG.com.
November 15, 2005
Check out Rupert Grint's (Ron from the Harry Potter movies) iTunes Celebrity Playlist. I Am Not Your Broom is listed with Rupert's comment, "Cool track."
November 14, 2005
www.TMBG.com now has a brand spanking new look, and the Venue Songs videos have begun streaming! According to the bottom of the page, the full new website is coming soon.
November 14, 2005
Flansburgh mentions that their 12th album is in pre-production in an article for the Oregon Daily Emerald.
"I really look forward to this show; it's going to be a gas. Bring your crash helmet and we'll see you there." -Flansy
November 12, 2005
Remember Hello Radio: The Songs Of They Might Be Giants? Steve Burns' beautiful rendition of Dead is now available for download online at Do It Old Maid. Three Thumbs Up!
November 10, 2005
Four new concerts have been added to the live concert download page, including San Francisco (2nd night), Eugene, Portland, and Seattle.
November 7, 2005
John Hodgman's new book (the credits of which thank Flansy & Robin) is reported in today's New York Metro free newspaper. See Hodgman Promo for information on Hodgman.
November 2, 2005
Three new t-shirts have been added at theymightbegiants.com, including Carter, Amish Giant, and Drunk Guy.
November 1, 2005
The wiki software has been upgraded from 1.4.7 to 1.4.11. Please list any migration issues on the MediaWiki 1.4.11 Migration Issue Tracker Page. --Duke33 23:27, 1 Nov 2005 (EST)

October 2005[edit | edit source]

October 29, 2005
TMBG is set to appear on Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 3 for Xbox, with the song Istanbul (Not Constantinople), along with the corresponding video. View the press release.
October 25, 2005
Go grab They Got Lost in stores today! Also available in stores is Here Come the ABCs! as a CD/DVD combo.
October 25, 2005
The minds behind the TMBG tribute album Hello Radio: The Songs Of They Might Be Giants just released a full track listing of the upcoming album on their Myspace blog. The album includes covers of many TMBG songs, including Ana Ng, Pet Name and Dead.
October 24, 2005
The Venue Songs Dual Disc is now slated for delivery in early November, and it is no longer a DualDisc, but a 2-disc set with a CD and a DVD. The TMBG Store now also has an official tracklisting and album art for the Venue Songs double-disc set.
October 18, 2005
THE POLLS ARE OPENED!! Hi everybody, it's me drworm818 again, the crackpot who is trying to form a TMBG Holiday. I have decided to see who the people like more, Flansy or Linnell. Polls close on November 20 so vote now!! If you wanna vote go to my buddy profile and find my poll. It should be called "Linnell or Flansburgh?" I'm drworm818 AIM.
October 16, 2005
From theymightbegiants.com
"Dan Miller is starting to offer guitar lessons in the Williamsburg, Brooklyn area. If your (sic) interested, please email him here."
October 13, 2005
ATTENTION All THE PEOPLES!!! Go here for my plans for a TMBG themed holiday. -drworm818
October 11, 2005
Happy They Day! (Someone needs to make a page for this.)
October 11, 2005
TMBG makes WXPN's 885 greatest albums of all-time list again, with Flood coming in at #251.
October 10, 2005
A clip of Henry Selick's short film, Moongirl, is available here. The short features music by TMBG.
October 6, 2005
"Magnum Opus Dork," the student produced/directed documentary that was being promoted by the trailer that featured SenSurround (Power Rangers version)(mentioned earlier on September 30th), has just been added to Studentfilms.com. Not only does the film include two TMBG songs in its soundtrack (Out Of Jail and the beginning of Older), but TMBG is mentioned several times as a musical inspiration by the band the documentary's story is centered around. Also, the Flood and Severe Tire Damage (as well as the Flood cover art) CDs make an appearance on one of the band member's wall several times throughout the film alongside with the snowman sweatshirt being worn by the band's drummer. Plus, a picture of John and John appears in a short animated section of the film as well. You can check the whole thing out here.
October 5, 2005
Velcro Dan (TMBW members tgies and Suujita) have released a decidedly electronic cover of Metal Detector. Get it here.
October 4, 2005
WXPN, a Philadelphia-based public radio station and home of "The World Cafe", is counting down the 885 greatest albums of all-time, and TMBG has checked in with Lincoln at #692. - Duke33

September 2005[edit | edit source]

September 30, 2005
Studentfilms.com has just updated its "New Films" forum with a trailer for a student produced/directed documentary that features the second half of SenSurround (Power Rangers version). You can check it out here. Also, check out the Snowman sweatshirt and the small Flood poster near the end. (note: studentfilms.com has been experiencing some technical difficulties as of late, so just try refreshing the page a few times if the trailer doesn't come up)
September 27, 2005
TMBG's Online Store is accepting pre-orders for the new Venue Songs Dual Disc, slated to ship on December 10th. It contains ten video clips on the DVD portion, as well as an hours worth of audio recordings on the CD side. It also comes in many holiday bundles, and a special treat comes with the first one thousand bundles purchased. Order now!
September 26, 2005
They Might Be Giants will be playing at the Moore Theatre in Seattle,WA on November 7. Link to information and tickets.
September 23, 2005
Mozdev.org is now mirroring the Mozilla Firefox plugin for the TMBG wiki. Check it out here
September 21, 2005
John Flansburgh will be participating in the "Loser's Lounge Tribute to Burt Bacharach", part of Lincoln Center's 2006 "American Songbook" series on February 11th. Details here.
September 20, 2005
The TMBG newsletter is out! It plugs the Katrina show, New Year's show, Verizon's ringtones, The Last Car (A trio with Robin Goldie Goldwasser), and a redesign of TMBG.com next month!
September 20, 2005
TMBG to perform at Katrina benefit concert at Southpaw in Brooklyn this Sunday, Sept. 25th. Details here. Event will be hosted by amazing NY comedian and indie-rock lover, Aziz Ansari.
September 19, 2005
Check out Time's Gadget Of The Week. Notice the first station in the picture.
September 19, 2005
Robin Goldie Goldwasser is performing at a free show on September 28th at Galapagos Art Space in Williamsburg. More info here.
September 18, 2005
Apollo 18 is now available on iTunes! It's the version with the Fingertips as all different tracks.
September 16, 2005
The Integrity Project has been recently redesigned. The new site features personal TMBG blogs, polls, downloads, and other cool stuff. Create your account today!
September 13, 2005
TMBG are yet again being featured in the most recent Coverville Podcast. They are singing their version of Through Being Cool. (For the anxious, it starts at 21 minutes.)
September 11, 2005
The rarities collection "They Got Lost" is being re-released through Zoe Records on October 25, 2005. Zoe Records listing here.
September 10, 2005
Flans says: "We don't write namby-pamby songs for kids." Article here.

August 2005[edit | edit source]

August 31, 2005

Coverville.com has updated with another track from the "Hello Radio" tribute album. This time it's Steve Burns' rendition of Dead.
August 30, 2005
Another TMBG cover of Experimental Film over at Songs to Wear Pants To.
August 29, 2005
LisaWalks.com is raising money for The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer by selling several small breast cancer awareness teddybears with tags thanking you for your donation. Several celebs--including TMBG--have autographed some of these bears, which are now up at Yahoo!Auctions. (Update: The auction is over and TMBG's bear sold for $101.15. Link to the auction.)
August 11, 2005
The editors of Amazon.com have named Here Come The ABCs the 13th best album of the year so far. Read the review!
August 6, 2005
The wiki software has been upgraded from 1.3.9 to 1.4.7. Please list any migration issues on the MediaWiki 1.4.7 Migration Issue Tracker Page. Scott Redd 22:11, 6 Aug 2005 (EDT)
August 4, 2005
Kevin Titzer's Snowball In Hell: art inspired by the music of They Might Be Giants art show is available online at Seattle's Garde Rail and the whole TMBG inspired gallery can be found at [1]
August 3, 2005
There will be an art show in Seattle at Garde Rail featuring art inspired by They Might Be Giants.

July 2005[edit | edit source]

July 29, 2005
The latest issue of the Disney Insider e-newsletter is devoted to TMBG. It is posted in the Disney Insider archives.
July 25, 2005
TMBG will not be playing Seattle at all. The NW Program for the Arts just sent out an email stating: Unfortunately, we had up-front costs to meet to bring them here and secured these funds 30 minutes after They Might Be Giants' booking agent made other plans. We're grateful to the band for their willingness to help NPA and wish the circumstances could have been different. Let's hope this can happen another time and I believe the band might return to Seattle in the fall. Sorry to disappoint those who were looking forward to this.
July 25, 2005
Check out this interesting cover of Birdhouse In Your Soul at Songs To Wear Pants To.
July 16, 2005
TMBG may not play at Alki Beach in Seattle during the concert starting on August 12, however, if the organizers get enough support by the 21st, a replacement show may take place at the Moore Theater on August 12.
July 15, 2005
Flans talks about the band's different audiences. Also, it's noted that Here Come The ABCs went gold in April.
July 8, 2005
Another newsletter was just sent out that advertised more shows and showed off more awesome fanstuff.
July 8, 2005
After over a year of being in the vault, the lost Puppet Jam Recording, "Mission Control" has finally been released today on homestarrunner.com!
July 8, 2005
They Might Be Giants appear on the Sky High soundtrack CD performing the song "Through Being Cool" (by Devo). It is not known if the song appears in the film.
July 8, 2005
They Might Be Giants, along with other notable artists, will donate rare and signed items to Waxploitation to aid victims of 'ethnic cleansing' in Sudan. Check it out on July 16th.
July 7, 2005
We've made a small change to show the current votes and current ranking for songs on their pages. If you see any errors, let Duke33 know. --Duke33 23:26, 7 Jul 2005 (EDT)

June 2005[edit | edit source]

June 26, 2005
There's a bumper on Nickelodeon featuring a Bongo Playing Monkey that uses a sample from "Weep Day"; it's the opening drum bit right before the scream; the bumper shows the monkey playing the "Weep Day" drum part, then getting hit in the head by an object; he plays the bit again, then gets hit again by a different object, and this happens three or four times.
June 22, 2005
They Might Be Giants received a "warm" critique at Something Awful. Funny take on TMBGism, to say the least. Worth a read (for the comedy, of course). The editorial for this article is very enlightening about this parody, too.
June 21, 2005
TMBG's "Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head" was used on the MSNBC show "The Situation with Tucker Carlson" during a story about PBS using the "Sesame Street" Puppets to premote healthy eating.
June 21, 2005
TMBG's Fingertips was featured in a recent animutation at Albino BlackSheep, appropriately called The Fingertips Project. The project was a collaboration of thirteen different animators, led by the animutation legend "Toxic AKA Bob Barker."
June 17, 2005
TMBG's "Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head" is listed as song #13 on Weird Al Yankovic's iTunes Celebrity Playlist, where he states, "TMBG...prolific, smart, funny, great guys. One of my all-time favorite bands."
June 16, 2005
TMBG's 30-second classic Minimum Wage was heard during the premiere of Morgan Spurlock's new reality program 30 Days.
June 12, 2005
Happy Birthday John Linnell! John Linnell turns 46 today.
June 11, 2005
John Linnell (who turns 46 tomorrow) says that "kids are the toughest audience of all".
June 10, 2005
TMBG has added several new July tour dates for a few midwestern cities.
June 10, 2005
tmbg.com's Free Tunes page has been updated with Pictures Of Pandas Painting . You need to know the username and password to download it.
June 8, 2005
TMBG will be featured in Rhino's collection of music from the '90s, "Whatever: The '90s Pop Culture Box", which will be released on July 26. Here's an article on it.
June 3, 2005
We are currently experiencing problems with searching. We apologize, and hope to have it fixed soon. --Duke33 22:54, 3 Jun 2005 (EDT) Update: It's all taken care of now.

May 2005[edit | edit source]

May 22, 2005
They Might Be Giants were featured quite prominently in the popular Nickelodeon television show "Clarissa Explains It All". On Clarissa's bedroom wall, there's a poster of the two Johns as well as a neat Flood logo wall fixture. The first season just came out last week on DVD, so check it out.
May 20, 2005
The May 13th, 2005 Stone Pony (Asbury Park, NJ) show is now available for download. This show features a Venue Songs set narrated by Sarah Vowell, and sports a great setlist with the first performance of Absolutely Bill's Mood in many years.
May 19, 2005
They Might Be Giants will be the featured musical guest at the 4th Annual Lebowskifest in Louisville, Kentucky. The festival runs July 22-24, with The Giants appearing for opening ceremonies. Follow the link for ticket info, which go on sale June 18.
May 17, 2005
RedState.org discovers that They Might Be Giants is secretly coordinating democratic strategy.
May 16, 2005
The Courier Post in Philadelphia interviewed John Flansburgh and he talked about Istanbul and an "animated thing for adults"; a Venue Songs DVD in September.
May 14, 2005
They Might Be Giants will be doing an interview with Jonathan Ross on BBC Radio 2 on May 21st and will stream on the site for 7 days.
May 12, 2005
A preview of the heavily anticipated tribute album, "Hello Radio", can be found here.
May 12, 2005
On May 5, Flans said that fame doesn't equal wealth.
May 11, 2005
iTunes has added Holidayland and Then to their Music Store.
May 6, 2005
The Free Tunes page has been updated with a version of Particle Man.
May 6, 2005
Today is John Flansburgh's 45th birthday! Check out and add to a custom mix page celebrating today.
May 2, 2005
John Flansburgh did an interview with dvdtalk. You can listen to a stream here or you can download the mp3 here. He talks about a lotta stuff in just under 20 minutes including Here Come The ABCs, the Venue Songs, and even a little on Gigantic.--2sheds

April 2005[edit | edit source]

April 29, 2005
Set your TIVOs, DirecTV subscribers...TMBG's concert at the House Of Blues will air all month long on channel 124 (Freeview) starting May 6th. You can view a clip from the show here--Duke33 23:46, 29 Apr 2005 (EDT)
April 29, 2005
Samples from A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants, whose liner notes will reportedly include a detailed list of TMBG shows and songs.
April 29, 2005
The TMBG Free Tunes page at tmbg.com has two new songs up for download: E Eats Everything and Flying V at Amoeba Records ("the coolest record store in the world") in-store in Los Angeles.
April 29, 2005
Just today, the TMBG Clock Radio was updated, adding songs from The Spine, Here Come The ABCs, and probably much more.
April 28, 2005
Here Come the ABCs CD and DVD set highlighted in the "hollywood kids" section of the May 2005 InStyle Magazine. Alas, no pictures of the two Johns but there is a celebrity plug photo of Conan O'Brien.
April 26, 2005
Attention old timers...I've run a script, so that all your old contributions from before we migrated to MediaWiki (Sep 2004) will now show in your "my contributions" page. --Duke33 07:39, 26 Apr 2005 (EDT)
April 25, 2005
Amazon now has a complete track listing of the new compilation album: A User's Guide to They Might Be Giants.
April 20, 2005
The shows from TMBG.Net have all been imported and cleaned up! Special thanks to Bryce, Aliste, and No Mo (as well as all our anonymous contributors and anyone else who I am forgetting) for spending countless hours cleaning the pages up. You have helped to ensure that a piece of TMBG history is not forever lost! --Duke33 12:54, 20 Apr 2005 (EDT)
April 19, 2005
Selections from Here Come The ABCs! can be heard on United Airlines inflight audio on select aircraft in March/April. Click here for details.
April 14, 2005
A Cincinnati, Ohio radio station played 40 minutes of a March 27 live show at a bookstore in San Francisco. The songs included were Alphabet Lost and Found, Doctor Worm, Particle Man, Istanbul, Alphabet of Nations, and Robot Parade. It was part of a promotional for Here Come the ABCs.
April 12, 2005
Recordings from the March 26th show in San Diego, CA are available for purchase on theymightbegiants.com.
April 6, 2005
ThisMightBeABot is busy working on importing shows from the old tmbg.net show archive. We don't want to throttle the system, so it will probably take a few days to import them. Please feel free to dive in and clean up any of the pages that need cleaned up. (Note - some shows might be kind of a mess, because we're importing straight html from the WayBack Machine) -- Duke33
April 4, 2005
Several more concerts in June and July have shown up on Theymightbegiants.com

March 2005[edit | edit source]

March 31, 2005
This Might Be A Wiki is prominently featured in an article in NY Newsday about Wikis.
March 30, 2005
They Might Be Giants will be playing on May 14 at M&T Bank Stadium (Thats in Baltimore, MD) for the HFSTIVAL (a huge concert hosted by a local radio station)
Tickets go on sale this saturday and will sell out really really fast.
http://www.live1057.com - its not on www.theymightbegiants.com yet
March 28, 2005
This has been some week for TMBG on TV. Pieces of Doctor Worm were played on the Late Show with David Letterman during the segment "Harold Larkin's: What Would You Do for Twenty Dollars?"
March 25, 2005
tmbg.com's Free Tunes page has been updated with Clap Your Hands (Almanac version) and the venue song Anaheim. You need to know the username and password to download them.
March 24, 2005
From BoingBoing.net:
"Infringing teenager's awesome They Might Be Giants video"
"Dave Logan is a high school senior who just finished his latest animation, which is a music video for They Might Be Giants' excellent song ' Bloodmobile.' This is a really excellent video, and I hope we can all appreciate a good science song. I think this is pretty in-fringe-ified, but I imagine it's just a matter of time before it's available on the Giants' site. What's the status of student work and fair use anyway?"
(Link To Video)
March 24, 2005
From CNN.com:
"What the kids are listening to nowadays - Some rockers now entertaining children"
ALBANY, New York (AP) -- Audiences at a recent They Might Be Giants concert were rocking out -- or at least jumping up and down a bit before bedtime.
March 21, 2005
From Billboard.com (3/17/05): "They Might Be Giants will be the subject of their first anthology on 'A User's Guide to They Might Be Giants: Melody, Fidelity, Quantity.' Due May 3 via Elektra/Rhino, the package features 29 songs packed onto a single disc, including late '80s/early '90s staples such as 'Purple Toupee,' 'Particle Man,' 'Birdhouse In Your Soul,' 'Istanbul (Not Constantinople)' and 'Ana Ng'.
Also rounded up is 'Boss Of Me,' the band's theme song for the Fox comedy 'Malcolm in the Middle,' plus the track 'Dr. Evil' from 'Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.'
On the heels of last month's release of the family-oriented CD/DVD 'Here Comes the ABCs,' the group is playing a handful of in-store performances this month in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle."
-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
March 20, 2005
Istanbul (Not Constantinople) was played in the last few seconds of the new Simpsons episode that aired tonight. -From Flansburgh: "Just 12 hours since we fell off our collective couches watching the Simpsons last night. The new episode ended with Istanbul, Not Constantinople. Very exciting (but why are we always the last to know about this stuff?)!"
March 19, 2005
TMBW.Net is back up, after some issues with our hosting service. We had to do a database restore, and everything should be current (hopefully nothing is lost). A few edits from yesterday were lost, and we apologize about that. If you notice anything that looks wrong, please let us know.
March 11, 2005
An MP3 for a new Play-Doh product called Crystal Cave, for which TMBG did the commercial, has been uploaded to the MP3s page.
March 9, 2005
ThisMightBeABot is busy creating new Chronology pages to replace the "Alternate Version" info on all the song pages, and consolidate the info into a single page for each song's versions. Please visit the Needs Cleaned Up page and help us clean these pages up. (Note: Don't worry about removing the "alt version" info on the individual pages, or creating redirect links to the new chronology pages. ThisMightBeABot will clean those up later.)
March 8, 2005
BBC 6 Music played Birdhouse In Your Soul from TMBG in London in 1990 tonight as part of their 'Dream Gig' feature -- mattl
March 7, 2005
Amazon.com lists a forthcoming album from TMBG entitled User's Guide to They Might Be Giants, to be released by Rhino Records on May 3, 2005. No further details are known other than that it's not a brand new album. (www.pauseandplay.com - classified under "Old Stuff which means it will have no new songs on it.. like the dial-a-song cds.)

February 2005[edit | edit source]

February 26, 2005
Love Is Eternity is now available for free download on TMBG.com. Head to the MP3s section to listen. Or click here. (You will need to know the user/password from the mailing list.
February 26, 2005
A new Play-doh Doh-Doh Island product, Crystal Cave, has a commercial out featuring an updated song from TMBG. Same music, with different lyrics.
February 22, 2005
Here Come The ABCs has been released on iTunes.
February 22, 2005
We have changed the naming conventions of the Guitar Tab, Lyrics, Interpretations, and Bass Tab pages. The old method of "Ana Ng/Lyrics" has changed to now be "Lyrics:Ana Ng", using mediawiki's namespace conventions.
February 16, 2005
TMBG performed the extended Alphabet Of Nations on the Conan O'Brien show, February 15:
February 15, 2005
Here Come The ABCs is out. Buy it! Buy it now! "For the first time we're offering this download in the ever-better FLAC encoding."
February 11, 2005
Attention all Guitar Tab and Bass Tab fans: Please check out our discussion on potentially installing the LilyPond software, which lets you enter musical notes as text, and it spits out an image of the sheet music. Chime in on the discussion today. --Duke33 19:59, 11 Feb 2005 (EST)
February 9, 2005
Amazon.com has posted exclusive video of an interview with John and John about children's music. They also have a "Best Value" combo deal with both the DVD and CD for Here Come The ABCs for only $17.08.
February 6, 2005
AOL Music is providing free RealAudio streams of:
February 6, 2005
Creator Sam Henderson has posted a video for Flying V. (QuickTime video)
February 6, 2005
The TMBG Viral player features six more videos and eleven audio clips.
February 6, 2005
Finally, iTunes has the exclusive single T-Shirt, which didn't make it to the final cut of Here Come The ABCs Grab it!
February 3, 2005
Our RSS and ATOM feeds now work in FireFox!

January 2005[edit | edit source]

January 31, 2005
TMBG announces a new slate of in-store Shows. And the free-with-an-album deal of Venue Songs at theymightbedownloads is going away next week.
January 31, 2005
The video for Damn Good Times is now available from tmbg.com. It's "animated by Divya, the new star of "Here Come the ABCs"."
January 31, 2005
On February 1st there will be a repeat of the August 13th Conan O'Brien show. CNBC at 12:35 AM and 7:00 PM (Eastern Time Zone). And Gigantic is having another run on the Sundance Film Channel (Times in Eastern Time Zone)
  • Friday 4th - 12:00 PM,
  • Saturday 5th - 1:40 AM,
  • Tuesday 8th - 2:50 PM,
  • Wednesday 16th - 4:05 PM,
  • Monday 28th - 2:30 PM
January 27, 2005
The Phoenix has an article about They Might be Giants' upcoming concert at Swarthmore College on February 19th. It turns out hiring TMBG only costs $15,000. (A steal at any price, I know.)
January 25, 2005
Alphabet Of Nations, C Is For Conifers, and Here Come The ABCs have been added to winamp.com.
January 23, 2005
Attention Firefox and Mozilla users! You can now download our very own TMBW.Net search bar plugin! You can use it to search this site, straight from your browser's toolbar.
January 21, 2005
tmbg.com has two new Venue Songs up, Brooklyn and Dallas. Log on and check 'em out! Or, just go to the Free Tunes page. Also, TMBG will be preforming at an NYC826 benefit show at the Lincoln Center on Wednesday, March 2. Tickets can be bought here. News via the new newsletter.
January 19, 2005
Tonight on the University of Arkansas student-run radio station KXUA (88.3 FM) there will be a Wednesday Night Feature Show called "The Dork Rock Show," which will feature TMBG along with Talking Heads, Weird Al Yankovic, and Devo as their main artists of the show (Other bands include Moxy Fruvous, Weezer, Cowsponge, and Harvey Danger, to name a few). The show will be hosted by DJ Sam and will start at 10pm Central time. If you're not within the Fayetteville area and would still like to listen, you can listen online in streaming audio at kxua.com.
January 18, 2005
You can purchase last week's "Next Big Thing" show from iTunes, which features TMBG's new song Contrecoup, for $5.95. Click here to purchase. Of course you can still listen to it for free thru RealAudio.
January 16, 2005
tmbg.tk seems to have been hit by the NeverEverNoSanity WebWorm generation 14 worm.
January 16, 2005
It seems like tmbgnet.com is nearly up and running.
January 16, 2005
John Linnell premiered his new song, presumably titled Contrecoup, on "The Next Big Thing" yesterday afternoon on NPR. Listen via RealAudio (Use it or Lose it Pt. 2).
January 13, 2005
Pitchfork: "Pennsylvania-based MultiMedia Three label is set to release a They Might Be Giants tribute album this May or June, according to Philadelphia musician David Miller, who is curating the project. Confirmed contributors include The Wrens, Frank Black, Steve Burns, Hotel Lights, This Radiant Boy, Recepter, and the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players." More here.
January 13, 2005
The video for Experimental Film has been posted to iTunes. Click here to view.
January 13, 2005
According to pollstar.com TMBG will be playing in Swarthmore, PA at Lang Concert Hall on 02/19/05
January 11, 2005
Fubar! Radio http://fubar.danumhosting.com/ is going to have an only They Might Be Giants show.
January 10, 2005
Amazon.com has Here Comes The ABCs, with two bonus tracks, and an Amazon.com exclusive track, Sombrero. Help support TMBW.Net by purchasing the CD or the DVD through our partnership with Amazon!
January 10, 2005
TDK has posted the TMBG.ORG FAQ here on TMBW.Net for editing. Please feel free to dive in and add new questions and answers, or clean up old ones.
January 10, 2005
Experimental Film was played on BBC Radio 2 at 3:00 am GMT. "What an excellent song that is," says Alex Lester. Huzzah. - Rednic
January 8, 2005
Don't Let's Start was played (very) briefly during VH1's "My Coolest Years: Rich Kids". The song was pretty much present as background music-all that was played was the first eight seconds or so looped a couple of times.
January 7, 2005 (India)
TMBG's Courage The Cowardly Dog air on Cartoon Network Groovies.
January 4, 2005
John Linnell has put up a Celebrity Playlist at the iTunes Music Store, called Songs I Tried to Resist. There is also a page in the wiki for those of you who would rather get it here: Songs I Tried To Resist ~ fingertips
January 4, 2005
There's a new article for anyone who wants to read it: Deciphering TMBG
January 1, 2005
Happy New Year! Resolve to listen to even more TMBG!
January 1, 2005
The folks at Flashplayer.com have hosted an animation of Particle Man! Find it at http://www.flashplayer.com/music/particleman.html
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