Mailing List Archive/2003-08-20
3 new and free MP3s at tmbg.com / TMBG Vs. McSweeney's In London Oct. 4 / New kids' book and CD coming / Harvey Milk School Benefit Disc in stores Oct. 21 / NYC Symphony Space Kids' Shows Oct. 25 / Crazy Rarity offer from Operator Dot / Legal disclaimer! _______________________________________
TMBG's OTHER THING DEBUTS AT JOE'S PUB-THE PUBLIC THEATER SEPT. 28
They Might Be Giants' Other Thing is the third in the series of TMBG's "Quarterly Reports" at Joe's Pub, where the band creates a special event just for one special evening. They Might Be Giants' Other Thing finds the Johns joined by a small brass ensemble of tuba, trombone and trumpet (in the capable hands of none other than Mark "Loveman" Pender of the Conan show!). While the arrangements are new, the song selection spans the entire career of TMBG. A number of new selections will also be premiered at this very special event.
Tickets to these shows are limited, and are not advertised to the general public yet, so we're giving you--the email friends of TMBG-unique access to this very small set of shows. Please buy your tickets in advance, because of the never-ending heartbreak of transcontinental travelers who show up without a ticket, and the scalping dramas freak us out. Want to attend the TMBG's Other Thing premiere?
https://www.telecharge.com/eventlist_frame.asp?Event=APUBJO&Modifier=580&Source=000&EVENT_LOCATION=SEARCH&D etail=YES _____________________________________
"GIGANTIC" ROLLS ONWARD, AND BACK TO BROOKLYN Full listings at end of this email....
Coming to Brooklyn! Cleveland! Houston! Nashville! Ithaca! Hartford! Albuquerque! Denver! Ft. Lauderdale! Ripon! Boulder! Milwaukee! and Keene, NH! And for our friends to the north-Edmonton! Vancouver! Check out this smart and unusually thoughtful review of Gigantic from the Seattle Stranger-
A NOTE FROM FLANSY - FREE MP3s- HUZZAH! - HOME MOVIES - BLACKOUT
We have not ONE but THREE FREE MP3s available to y'all at www.tmbg.com. (to download 'em just go to "featured" and then to the obliquely titled "sign") The songs, "Canada Haunts Me," "Pop-A-Shot" and "Anqui," are all included on the upcoming Book- On-Tape of Sarah Vowell's big book of essays "The Partly Cloudy Patriot" on Simon & Schuster.
Last week John L. and I went to Boston to record songs and voice-overs for an upcoming episode of the Cartoon Network's great animated series "Home Movies." We play a few different characters, including junior camp counselors at a performing arts camp (!). The show will include a number of spontaneously generated songs, one of which we'll be turning into something of a real one called "Taste the Fame."
As we drove home we arrived in NYC as night fell. As we came over a bridge on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway we got a little preview of the apocalypse as we gazed on all of NYC in the sunset without a single light on...yikes! Got a chance to drive around with no working traffic lights. There were some heartening moments-saw some self-deputized traffic dudes, and heard lots of pickin' parties and polka music played in near total darkness. That was cool. I don't know about everybody else, but now more than ever, I love electricity. _______________________________________
COMING IN OCT. TMBG and McSWEENEY'S INVADE LONDON on OCT. 4! "BED BED BED" BOOK and CD RELEASED ON SIMON & SCHUSTER. 4 NEW SONG. COOL PICTURE BOOK ILLUSTRATED BY ART SUPERSTAR MARCEL DZAMA! TICKET FOR TMBG KIDS SHOW AT SYMPHONY SPACE IN NYC GO ON SALE SEPT. 2 at TICKETSOMETHIN'! TMBG APPEAR ON "BLUE'S CLUES"! TMBG featured on "WIG IN A BOX"
TMBG is proud to announce we are joining our close show business friends Rufus Wainwright, Ben Folds and Ben Kweller, Sleater-Kinney, Frank Black, Yoko Ono, and Jonathan Richman among many, many other excellent artists for perhaps the best benefit disc so far in this very brief millennium. "Wig In A Box" is the songs from the off Broadway cult hit "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" covered by some great performers. All profits go to the Harvey Milk School, a unique public high school located in Manhattan for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered teens-so it's a great disc for a great cause. We recorded "The Long Grift," the ballad from the theatrical show that somehow didn't make it to the movie (even though it's many people's favorite). There will also be a DVD of the entire "making of" featuring an original puppet show-yes a puppet show-of "The Long Grift" created by none other than Robin "Goldie" Goldwasser. _______________________________________
OPERATOR DOT HAS GOT A WILD OFFER ON AN ANCIENT VINYL RARITY.... Operator Dot reports: We're moving our warehouse and we've uncovered this small stash of vinyl promos of "Ana Ng". The sleeve include the lyrics on a sticker, and the cobalt blue label features John Linnell's blueprint style accordion sketch. Same song on sides A and B. All are pristine, but quantities are limited. Note- this is an actual record, and will not play on your CD player. Act now at this pre-EBay price of just $10.
OUR VERY FIRST LEGAL DISCLAIMER In light of recent events, we here at tmbg.com want to remind everyone that They Might Be Giants offer the TMBG Clock Radio and free Mp3s to their audience out of respect and love for their support. Please do not take their stuff and disseminate it in ways that will only crush their spirit of generosity. Do not feel compelled to overthink this. Enjoy the music in the spirit and the form it was given. It's a gift to you-not content to be exploited. Sincerely-the staff of tmbg.com.
GIGANTIC IS NOW PLAYING AT A LOT OF PLACES!
ONGOING in SEATTLE The Varsity Theatre www.landmarktheatres.com/Market/Seattle/Seattle_Frameset.htm
Returning AUGUST 22 to SAN FRANCISCO, CA United Artists Galaxy Theater http://www.fandango.com/theater.asp?distance=30&chain_id=REGL&theater_id=AAFBL_LIVE
Opening AUGUST 22 in MILWAUKEE, WI The Times Cinema www.timescinema.com
AUGUST 29-31 in VANCOUVER, BC CANADA The Ridge Theatre www.ridgetheatre.com
AUGUST 31 in BROOKLYN Cinema Warsaw http://www.cinemawarsaw.com/indexe.php
SEPTEMBER 3-4 and 7-8 in VICTORIA, BC CANADA Cinecenta www.cinecenta.com
RETURNING on SEPTEMBER 4 (One Night Only) to CLEVELAND, OH Cleveland Cinematheque at the Cleveland Institute of Art www.cia.edu/campuslife/cinematheque/default.asp
SEPTEMBER 4-7 in HOUSTON, TEXAS Rice Film Center http://ricecinema.rice.edu/
Opening SEPTEMBER 5 in NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE Regal Green Hills 16 www.uatc.com for tickets http://www.fandango.com/theater.asp?distance=30&chain_id=REGL&theater_id=AAIWP_LIVE
Three Nights Only - SEPTEMBER 5, 7 & 9 in ITHACA, NEW YORK Cornell Cinema http://cinema.cornell.edu/
Two Weekends - SEPTEMBER 12-13 and 19-20 in HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT Real Artways www.realartways.org
OPENS SEPTEMBER 12 in ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO Madstone San Mateo www.madstonetheatres.com
Opening SEPTEMBER 12 in DENVER, COLORADO Madstone Tamarac Square Theatre www.madstonetheatres.com
Opening SEPTEMBER 19 in EDMONTON, ALBERTA Metro Cinema Society http://www.metrocinema.ab.ca/
Opening SEPTEMBER 26 in FT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDAGateway Theatre http://www.sunrisecinemas.com/index.php?selection=theater_name&theater_name=Ga teway
One Night Only - SEPTEMBER 28 in RIPON, WISCONSIN Ripon College
One Night Only - OCTOBER 3 in NEW YORK CITY, NY New York University
Limited Engagement - OCTOBER 6-8 in BOULDER, COLORADO International Film Series, University of Colorado
One Night Only - OCTOBER 7 in MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN Union Theatre, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
Opening OCTOBER 10 in KEENE, NEW HAMPSHIRE Putnam Screening Room at Keene State College
Opening OCTOBER 17 in ATLANTA, GEORGIA Madstone Parkside 8 www.madstonetheatres.com