Mailing List Archive/2006-04-13
4.26 DC, 4.27 Baltimore, 4.28 Asheville, 4.29 Charleston,
5.1 Ft. Lauderdale, 5.2 St. Petersburg, 5.3 Atlanta, 5.4 Savannah,
5.5 Nashville, 5.6 St. Louis, 5.9 Columbus, 5.10 Pittsburgh,
5.11 Knoxville, 5.12 Philadelphia, 5.13 Albany and
Special July 1 Free Free Podcast Extravaganza at Mohegan Sun
STOP SHAVING TODAY!
TMBG's Beardo 2006 Tour hits the road in two weeks!
Venues and full details below
PODCAST 6B HAS LIFTOFF!
Includes Contrecoup, I'm Sorry Rosalyn, Sketchy Galore and
Last Name T - The Last Car plus much more...
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ATTENTION TRUE BELIEVERS
The official They Might Be Giants podcast t-shirt is here!
It looks like this:
You can buy it here: store.yahoo.com/tmbg-catalog/benforbanant.html
SUPPORT THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS' NEW OPENER!
Michael Leviton's Album Release Party
April 18 in NYC at Tonic
A NOTE FROM FLANSBURGH:
Hey everybody -
Back from rainy L.A. recording sessions to enjoy some wonderful springiness in NYC.
Podcast 6B is up, and includes a bunch of tracks we hope you'll find interesting:
Contrecoup from the late great NPR show the Next Big Thing, a new track exclusive to this podcast called Sketchy Galore and there is a rare track from the late, great TMBG Unlimited called Chaos by Design by the band Colorwheel. In the words of Dan Miller, there are some "smokin'" live tracks, too, just to get you in the mood for the tour. Hopefully we'll be able to get some new recordings with the band in for your podcasting enjoyment as we roll down the road. Podcast 6C perhaps...?
To respond to some inquiries from y'all: we have to take down the old podcasts as new ones cycle in, simply because the demand is overwhelming our server bandwidth (which we thought was pretty beefy, but apparently not nearly beefy enough!) With the ever-increasing number of subscribers, the unexpected cost of this project is, well, let's just say it's a whole lot more than the old yard sale dial-a-song phone machine! Of course, these are the kind of problems any band would love to have, but we hope everyone understands that we aren't able to offer downloads of all the archived podcast material to late-coming subscribers. We will eventually be making some of these podcast songs available for purchase in higher-fidelity through theymightbegiants.com. We are also considering a compilation of the best of the podcast material on some kind of year-end disc, so if you are worried that this stuff is all going away into the ether when your iTunes crashes, don't fret - we assure you Idlewild Recordings will make a nice package for all the completists.
Hope to see you out there!"
Stay tuned to tmbg.com for ticket links and updates!
WHAT MANY PEOPLE STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND ABOUT THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS' PODCASTS... 1a. You don't need an iPod
1b. You can download these programs to any computer and listen to them through any MP3-playing device.
1c. All you need is an iTunes-like program installed your computer, which is a free download.
2a. They Might Be Giants podcast is also entirely free.
2b. Subscribers can expect a new podcast about once a month.
Every month or so They Might Be Giants creates a podcast - really a radio special - that includes exclusive new material, unusual songs from the vaults and other unique features we haven't even thought up yet. Hosted by public radio's beloved Cecil Portesque, the program's producer and archivist is Julian Dufy. This is the direct link to subscribe and should work from a Mac OR a PC equipped with iTunes:
If you don't have iTunes software installed, go to www.apple.com/itunes/download to download the latest version now for free.
If you have never podcasted before, check out your iTunes application (Mac or PC) and click on the "Podcasts" button. Under "advanced" select "subscribe to podcast" and paste the below link in the field: www.tmbg.com/_media/_pod/podcast.xml
Or if your browser is set up for RSS feeds, you should be able to simply click on the below link to just view and play the mp3 file through your browser or default RSS reader.