Podcast 36A

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See also: They Might Be Giants Friday Night Family Podcast

Host: John Flansburgh
Date published: September 19, 2008
Show length: 19:49
Subscribe: XML Feed / iTunes
Download MP3: tmbg.com (18.1 MB)
Audio quality: 128Kbps MP3, Stereo


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Direct from Brooklyn's own They Might Be Giants, this is the only authorized and official podcast from the band. Often imitated, never remunerated. Specializing in original, live and/or rare material from the band, please enjoy TMBG's finest podcast!

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  • Starting time [0:00] - Narrator Patter:
It's They Might Be Giants' Podcast! With the music of They Might Be Giants!
It's They Might Be Giants Podcast. Yes, we have returned. I am your host, sitting in for the real host, the Duke of Dead-Air, Cecil Portesque. It's John Flansburgh from They Might Be Giants. This is Podcast 36A, and yes, ladies and gentlemen, it's time for They Might Be Giants live music calendar. That's right, we're starting off the September shows, on Friday, September 26 at the Chameleon Club, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. That show is 14+, I believe. And then Friday, Septem- SATURDAY, September 27, um, They Might Be Giants are kicking off their very first rent party show, at Le Poisson Rouge at New York City, that is a special set, featuring the Velcro Horns, and a, uh, unique set of material: We'll be preforming songs off of every album, ladies and gentlemen. That is at the Le Poisson Rouge, the old Village Gate, our old stomping ground at West Village, where there's a guaranteed fist fight in the middle of the night every weekend! Um, after that, we're at The Crazy Donkey, on October 23. We've never been there, we don't even know what it is. It's Farmingdale, New York, on October 23. The Calvin Theatre in Northampton, on October 24, that will be a special set, entirely different from our last performance at the Calvin Theatre, I can guarantee. Um, also with the Velcro Horns, October 25, back at Le Poisson Rouge, for another special show, part of our Rent Party series. November 28, we're at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. November 29, back at Le Poisson Rouge, doing yet another different kind of show, and so on and so forth. We are preforming New Year's Eve, in Philadelphia. I don't know if tickets are on sale for that yet, but we're doing two shows at The Theatre for the Living Arts, the TLA, the Filmore, whatever they calling it these days. We will be preforming two shows, including a special midnight show, at which the band will be carefree. Thank you so much for listening to our podcast, and now, we take you to a song we recorded for PBS Kids, the cable channel PBS Kids, and this song is called Kids Go.
It's Podcast 36A, with They Might Be Giants. I am your host, sitting in for Cecil Portesque, it's John Flansburgh, from the band They Might Be Giants. Just to back announce what you just heard on this podcast: We started off with Minneapolis, from the Venue Songs DVD and CD, then Tippecanoe and Tyler Too, uh, which has shown up in various places, but started out as a song on the Future Soundtrack of America, a benefit album from MoveOn.org for the 2004 election. We want to remind everyone to get out and vote for the people we're gonna vote for this November. Um, then we heard Kids Go, from PBS Kids, My Other Mike is a Boom Mike, from Wired magazine, a bunch of ringtones we made for Wired Magazine, featuring Michael Cerveris, the great Michael Cerveris, singing the lead vocal. You might have seen him in the Sweeney Todd revival that was on broadway a couple months back, Greasy Kid Stuff, from the radio show Greasy Kid Stuff, that's their theme song, also featured on The Else Bonus CD. Right now, here is a cover of a Beatles song, Savoy Truffle.
That was Phone Cord, from the Wired Magazine Ringtone series. I don't know if you can still upload those ringtones, but it was an interesting experiment- something that we did with those folks at Wired. We want to tell you that we are performing a free show in October, I forgot to mention it before, it wasn't on the list. October 5, we a preforming a free show for families in New York City. It's the New York Times Children's Read Event that we did last year, and we're back again, for a second year in a row. It's going to be a gas, there at the Columbia University Green, so come on out for a free show. Bring all the kids. Um, and one other thing. Oh yes, we now have a Facebook page. I don't know how to get on it or join it myself, but, there is an official They Might Be Giants Facebook page, as well as the now time honored, and almost old fashioned Myspace page. We have a Myspace blog that goes out to people that subscribe to it that will keep you in touch with the latest media stuff that is happening with They Might Be Giants if you really want to keep in the super-loop. And then of course, if you join the Free MP3 Club, you will get our mass emails that are essentially the same thing in a different forms. It's a good way to keep up with all the stuff that is happening with the band. That's how we keep up with what's happening with the band. Thanks for podcasting it, and I leave you now with another track of the Cast Your Pod To the Wind bonus disc that comes with The Else CD. It's a song called I Hear a New World and features the vocals of Robin "Goldie" Goldwasser.