Is there a reason no one's added "Can't Keep Johnny Down"?
I'm not sure about "The Long Grift". Not only was it written by someone other than TMBG, I believe "John" in this context means something else.
From dictionary.com, a john is someone "who is a prostitute's customer"
Re The Guitar: "Is it Jim? I don't know" Refers to NASA calling TMBG Jim and Jim
Is there some evidence that a) NASA called TMBG Jim and Jim, and b) this inspired the line in the song? The only accidental reference to the Johns as "Jim and Jim" that I can find is the article in New Routes magazine talking about their participation in International Space Year. Am I missing something? --Octoflange 04:11, 21 November 2010 (UTC)
- Well, on the Direct From Brooklyn commentary track for the song, They say the drummer on the video's name is jim. I don't know if that was just a joke or what. But that was said. -- DidgeGuy (आ ज) 03:20, 21 November 2010
re: johnny[edit | edit source]
- That's a really oblique and subtle self-reference, though, given the Johns' other very clear statements. But I won't argue the point any further. -- CJSF (talk) 14:23, 4 September 2013 (EDT)
Mono Puff[edit | edit source]
There are a couple of Mono Puff songs that reference the name of that band: "Distant Antenna" and "Dedicated". Shall I create a separate section for those tunes since they're not strictly TMBG references? --MisterMe (talk) 08:12, 16 April 2014 (EDT)
Drink![edit | edit source]
I'm not so sure if this counts or if people would agree, which is why I'm saying this here and not just editing the page, but would Drink! count as a song mentioning itself? I'm thinking of the line "But what words rhyme with 'buried alive'?", since it's asking for a rhyme to add to the lyrics of the song the narrator is presumably writing. Again, not sure how many people are with me on this, so I thought I'd check in here before doing anything drastic. --Nooneknowsmyplan (talk) 21:16, 24 November 2016 (EST)