Well. I'm turning to the internet for help. This could go poorly...
So, I'm a senior in high school, and next to our yearbook picture we get to post our "Senior quote." They're usually pretentious one-liners drafted from art-house films or hallmark cards, but mine's just gotta be a TMBG (Or State Songs or Mono Puff) lyric. Trouble is they've written so many really great lyrics, it's impossible to sift through them all by Wednesday. So, if you could pick one, poignant lyric to exemplify your high school career, what would YOU use? I'm just looking to get ideas. Current favorites are:
I don't want the world, I just want your half.
Speak softly, drive a Sherman tank/ Laugh hard, it's a long way to the bank
I was young and foolish then, I feel old and foolish now.
Thanks! --Homestar Golfer 04:15, 13 September 2008 (UTC)
In the article named "Review: iTunes 8" there's screen shot of iTunes with State Songs in the lower right corner. In another screen shot in the article a playlist includes Twisting, It's Fun to Steal, West Virginia, Snail Shell, and Letterbox. In yet another screen shot demonstrating the Genius Sidebar includes Baroque Hoedown in the Sky, There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow, Statue Got Me High, Zeroes, Ballad of Davy Crockett (in Outer Space.)
So I have DirecTV, which means I get XM Radio. What stations play TMBG?--Dunklekuh81
Fred usually does.
According to a search on XM's website, Fred, Lucy, and XM Kids play TMBG. --ZippZapp 23:26, 21 September 2008 (UTC)
CMJ listed their schedule for the CMJ music marathon (finally)...and it looks like contrary to earlier reports, TMBG will NOT be playing this year. Wonder why? --Duke33 14:30, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
Dylan played James K. Polk on the Presidents Day show. He also called the band the Hustlers. ----Tedadore2 03:59, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
Why was the Likes section of the Johns' biographies removed? I liked it. --BlixieB 01:21, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
What about pages for Opening Acts/People TMBG opened for (beside category:opening acts), Stump The Band and Spin The Dial (that one seems wrong as a song page, it's not really a song). - Wout
According to the most recent email sent out by TMBG, They have appeared on Late Night more than any other rock band, and have been invited back on the show Thursday, Feb 12. This may or may not be front page worthy, but I think it's worth a mention, at least a heads-up about Their upcoming appearance.--Josherz 17:39, 10 January 2009 (UTC)
In a related note, if you ever find yourself watching Conan, check what mug he's drinking from. I fyou want to check on Hulu, all the episodes there include the mug. Kick Butt. --Dunklekuh81
The real question is what song they are going to be playing. I think they're probably going on to be there before Conan leaves, not to promote an album. Maybe they'll play a classic?! --badqueso 21:20, 10 January 2009 (UTC)
Anyone else catch all the Charles Darwin stuff? There was a picture of him next to Abe Lincoln's picture leaning against the keyboard. There was a Darwin fish on an amp and the word "DARWIN" (quotes and all) was on was taped(?) to the bass drum head. The Google tells me that in addition to today being Lincoln's birthday it's also Darwin's, but I get the feeling it's got something to do with Richard Dawkins. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 06:46, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
I moved this from the main page. I don't know anything about it, but it doesn't seem news-worthy to me. I mean, there are 597 "finalists". If someone wants to put forth a convincing argument, I'm open to listen:
January 11, 2009
- The popular 33 1/3 book series has announced its latest set of proposals, including TMBG's Flood. Head over to http://www.33third.blogspot.com to ensure it gets published.
I'd like to work the album release details into the album pages themselves. Currently there is a link that says "Full release details". I'm thinking that we should pull the release details into the main album page itself, and have it so that you can expand/collapse the release details (since they might be kind of long). It would be best to have them in a default collapsed state. What does anyone else think? Got any ideas as to where we could place them seamlessly? --Duke33 02:24, 14 January 2009 (UTC)
Jamie Kitman spoke with some people from NPR about Electric cars at the Detroit Auto show. At the end of the interview, he talks about They Might Be Giants, and how they have "a new song, to be released this fall, about the Electric Car"
is a link to the page about the interview. The audio is available there, complete with a sample of the new song at the very end. Beatle_Vette
I'm currently learning banjo and was wondering if anyone had or knew where i could find TMBG banjo tabs. I know this is odd but i really want to learn a tmbg song on the banjo. --Goodtimes2 not logged in
I'm working on a story for a new magazine in the Lincoln, Mass area (Northwest Life) profiling the Two Johns and their relationship with their hometown. If anyone reads this before February 2, 2009 (yep, Groundhog Day!) who may have gone to school with either of them or saw their return to play a concert at Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School in 1993 or so, I'd love to get an email from you on your experiences.
Greetings from Massachusetts; I'm writing a story for a new magazine on the Johns and hometown Lincoln, Mass. I was wondering if any of you has ever taken a trip to Lincoln specifically to see the land of their upbringing and second album title. If so (and you read this before the end of Groundhog's Day 2009), please drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and either share a small bit about why you went, what you found, and what people thought when you told them why you were there - and did you pick up any town merchandise as a souvenir.
Thanks! Brian Goslow (email@example.com), Northwest Life
I was recently shocked to learn my most popular youtube video was removed because I Palindrome I was owned by WMG! Is this true?!?!?!? --Goodtimes2
Paul and Storm (who covered Spider and parodied Their style, check Theynow's archive) have nominated They Might Be Giants for Secretary of Geek Affairs! Vote before Sunday, February 15 at http://www.paulandstorm.com/archives/geek-madness-geek-16-part-1/#more-767.
I have written a number of easy piano arrangements for TMBG songs for my little boy to play. Has anyone else written any piano music that they would be willing to share? If you are interested in trading arrangements, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I was just looking up some pictures of They Might Be Giants at the Grammy awards and I didn't see Flansburgh in any of them. Did he not go? It seemed odd to me. -CBGBrocker22
According to a wikipedia article, on which brother Paxus is a main contributor, JF's father passed away February 3rd... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Flansburgh
Hey everyone! I don't know if anyone heard it, but I'm the guy who made the cover of Cupid for the Dial A Song tribute album that got canceled. You can still hear it on that wiki page by Ben Simon. If you want to see what happened to the song I used it in this video I made. I'm showing you because the video is part of a contest which is judged by positive comments. So you should post a positive comment if you already have a youtube account! Thanks so much!
Featuring the background of my cover of Cupid (the vocals were taken out for obvious reasons) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPbsGsjiesw
I know this has been up for auction before. Maybe it never sold. But, i thought it was worth posting, that if you have $750 burning a hole in your pocket, you can buy the original props from the Boss Of Me video on Ebay! --Duke33 17:08, 30 March 2009 (UTC)
TMBW is blocked at my school for being entertaining. What Communists. --dunklekuh81
When the iTunes Music Store went 100% DRM free, a number of TMBG albums were removed from the store. Basically everything other than the Elektra and Disney albums is gone (Indestructible Object is still available, too). Most notably, this means The Spine Hits the Road is "out of print". --Andy
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Does someone want to record WFUV's performance today? I won't be able to listen when they're on. --Duke33 13:54, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
I'm not sure where to put this, but except for one track (Careless Santa) Mono Puff seems to have disappeared from iTunes.--HerRoyalFlyness 14:43, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
I just thought this was interesting. Scripps National Spelling Bee Finalist Tim Ruiter's favorite artist is They Might Be Giants. I just saw so on the TV. Thought that was cool. --Goodtimes2
Oh, when I saw thatm I was like OMG!!! My mom was like he like TMBG too! And I'm like I knew i liked him! Apparently it must be an odd coincidence because I was in many spelling bees (team captain as a matter of fact) and we always made it to states. Tmbg must be popular among smart people. --Nerdy4ever95
How much do you think I could get for a vinyl copy of The Else signed by The Johns and Dan Miller if I sold it on eBay? Check my profile for a photo. --Inunaota4a 04:18, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
It seems TMBG were on The Brian Lehrer show recently, talking about The List. There's video and audio. Unfortunately, the audio stops right as Linnell is about to talk about Europeans who don't say wow.--HerRoyalFlyness 19:44, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
... absolutely terrified by the disembodied Linnell head that replaced the old guy at the bottom of the pages recently? Maybe it was the shock of not seeing what I expected and instead saw John, maybe it's the particular pose, maybe it's the whole not-on-a-body thing, but the blood ran cold in my veins the moment I first saw it.
Ok, melodrama aside is this replacing the old guy head? What about Flansy? I like it, but I'll miss the old guy. His place as wiki figurehead seemed oddly appropriate as cryptic a reference as he was while still being distinctly of TMBG.
--Homestar Golfer 04:43, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
It's for John Linnell's birthday, which is today. --Inunaota4a 07:08, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
Yep, we did a Flans head on his birthday, too. It'll be gone by tomorrow. :) --Gannabel
Oh wow that's awesome! I never noticed that. Carry on, Carry on... --Homestar Golfer 03:37, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
Just referenced Dial-a-song. That guy. He is amazing. --Valerie 05:35, 23 June 2009 (UTC)
Are we sure the Aspen show is going to be broadcast live? It seems tonight's episode is all about The Great Gatsby. --HerRoyalFlyness 01:10, 5 July 2009 (UTC)
Confused! The show their website says is this week's show doesn't mention TMBG or sound like the one they're going to be in. Are we sure it's going to be broadcast this weekend? --Ganna Insert non-formatted text here
I'm positive that the new logo has been there before today. I think I saw it either Saturday or Sunday. I didn't know it was front page news --Goodtimes2
In case any one missed it, TMBG was featured on Uncyclopedia: http://tinyurl.com/mu8qk3 ~jadeybeans
I just noticed on Yahoo's front page, TMBG is #9 in their top searches today, right between the GI Joe movie and Biodiesel. -- LitMatch 14:18, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
It's down. Just thought I'd mention it in case, I dunno, the webmaster is unaware. --Dunklekuh81
Just wanted to mention that Ellie Greenwich has passed away- writer of Maybe I Know who once passed the Johns busking her song on the street and tipped them $20. Might be worth mentioning on the home page- but it looked like I wasn't able to post updates. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellie_Greenwich --Oddjob 18:56, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
Looks like TMBG was interviewed about Here Comes Science in yesterday's issue of nature. I'm not willing to part with $30 for that interview, but if anyone has a subscription, here's the url: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v460/n7259/full/4601084a.html
Just as an aside to the launch of the new theymightbegiants.com, tmbg.com has not changed and still links to the old version of theymightbegiants.com. I assume it is still a bit of a work in progress. --BlueCanary 04:59, 28 August 2009 (UTC)
Don't think it's main page worthy as it's a bit short, but the Zooglobble blog has posted an interview with John Linnell where he discusses his childhood musical memories, the challenges of writing a science themed album and a little bit about the process of making the videos. You can read it here. --BlueCanary 05:22, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
The Johns have been nominated for the Spike TV Scream Song of the Year at the 2009 Scream Awards for their Other Father Song from Coraline!
Someone better be recording this. My laptop has seem to lost its "Stereo Mix" recording option. So I can't. Or it better be streaming again sometime. -- Jason DeLima - ♥! - 02:44, 3 September 2009 (UTC)
It sometimes automatically redirects you to theymightbegiants.com. BUT, I found a new file on tmbg.com which was created on August 23, 2009. Here it is. It looks like it might have something to do with the homepage of the new site. —The thing Talk 16:26, 19 September 2009 (UTC)
I hope everyone watched the Emmys tonight! There were a couple of things for us TMBG fans this year. First, John Hodgman was announcer of the evening. Secondly, you all need to see Jon Stewart's speech! He mentioned "Flansy"! I thought I was hearing things! --HerRoyalFlyness 03:04, 21 September 2009 (UTC)
WNYC show Radiolab's podcast feed includes a half-hour minishow with TMBG discussing Here Comes Science and performing songs from the album at Water Taxi Beach in Queens.
Here is a pretty cool thing you may be interested in: People going to see TMBG perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, October 6 can sign up to appear on TV behind the band as they play. You don't meet the band, but you can bring a friend. And be on TV. Remember to use the code TMB. --badqueso 01:24, 26 September 2009 (UTC)
Is now on homestarrunner
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