Mailing List Archive/2004-04-01
http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail99.html Yes-it's true. Know Homestar. Love Homsar.
FREE MP3s AT TMBG.COM PASSWORD INFORMATION New people- Sorry about the confusion surrounding the new pass- word system for the MP3s. A pop-up window with the password is going to come up automatically once people sign up soon, but til then, for free MP3s at tmbg.com, the password is: freetheexpo67
4/16 Anaheim, CA / 4/17 UCLA (tickets going fast) 4/18 Santa Barbara / 5/29 Baltimore, MD / 7/3 Ann Arbor 7/30 Brooklyn, NY All tour info at bottom of this email
FLANSBURGH's RADIO SPECIALS A note from Flans...
"My two radio specials- Now Hear This with John Flansburgh airs tomorrow Friday April 2 and next Friday April 9 at 3PM on WNYC 93.9 FM.
I got to chat with all kinds of interesting folks, including the therapist who put Aerosmith back together, a woman who has sung about a thousand jingles, Sleater-Kinney, David Byrne AND Tina Weymouth of the Talking Heads, Stephin Merritt, Stew from the Negro Problem, Janeanne Garafolo, Matt Stone from South Park, and a bunch more other folks. Hope you got the high speed to stream it without going crazy listening to pauses! If not the MP3 can be your consolation prize...
OUT OF NYC AREA? STREAMING AND MORE FREE MP3s... To hear the streaming audio of the show, or to download the theme "I Hear A New World" with Robin "Goldie" Goldwasser, go to this page. The stuff should go "live" as they say in the web biz tomorrow afternoon if not sooner...
This is the official blurb... Attention New York! Attention the World! "Now Hear This" is a casual and highly subjective survey of the popular music scene, with an emphasis on the best of the new. Host and show creator John Flansburgh, best known as a member of the band They Might Be Giants, is your guide for this unique glimpse inside the multidimensional world of pop music. The show includes live performances, interviews with musicians and songwriters, spotlight on recent releases and reissues, and a special segment called Guilty Pleasure/Hidden Treasure where a celebrity explains their passion for an overexposed song as well as an unknown recording.
NEW TMBG EP INDESTRUCTIBLE OBJECT IS IN STORES APRIL 4. ONLY PRE-ORDERS WITH LIMITED EDITION SHIRT AVAILABLE NOW
BARSUK INFO AND EP PRE-ORDERS AND BUNDLES!
The merry-makers at Barsuk Records have put together some creative bundles to fully tantalize our mailing list folks to grab They Might Be Giants Indestructible Object EP early. While the EP will be in better record stores and on iTunes April 4th, these pre-orders are packed with added value that are designed to help make this EP, along with that Gigantic DVD and perhaps a fresh t-shirt design, part of your new scene!
Check out the beautiful limited edition Barsuk TMBG shirt at the Barsuk site, along with the fine Gigantic DVD offer (which doesn't make so much sense for anyone's business model when you really crunch the numbers...) This is the link. http://www.barsuk.com/object
"Indestructible Object" is a five song EP including "Am I Awake" which is the featured song from the TLC show "Resident Life." The show includes two tracks of They Might Be Giants' Other Thing- the beautiful Beach Boys cover "Caroline No" and an amazing reworking of the classic b-side "Ant" featuring a freak-off between Mark Pender on trumpet and John Linnell that has to be heard to be believed. Preview tracks "Au Contraire" and "Memo to Human Resources" give a glimpse of the upcoming TMBG album coming this summer.
TMBG on the West Coast soon
4.16 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues
4.18 Santa Barbara, CA UCSB The Hub For tickets call 805 893 2064.
5.29 Baltimore, MD MD Science Center- Free outdoor show!
7.3 Ann Arbor, MI Ann Arbor Summer Festival http://www.annarborsummerfestival.org/2004/mainstage/artists/tmbg.html7.30 Brooklyn, NY Celebrate Brooklyn- Free outdoor show!