tmbg.com was They Might Be Giants' official promotional website, started in 1995 by Bo Orloff. It has undergone many iterations, and as of September 2009, the site simply redirects to theymightbegiants.com.
The site has gone through many changes over time and information that has once been there is not being kept anymore, so seeing the site through the eyes of the Wayback Machine may be worth a look. From the late 90s to mid-2001, the website revolved around the main design of a fire, over which the Johns' and William Allen White's heads, steaks, various other objects were roasted. After that website style, TMBG employed The Chopping Block to create the now well-known Flash site, wherein rows of moving objects on a clothesline-type rope could be hit to reach streaming audio and video, and contains the famous target and president layout. For about a year from 2005 to late 2006, A Venue Songs-themed page was the main page for tmbg.com, although the "full" version of the website was still linked there. This page contained all of the videos from the Venue Songs DVD, and the Home Movies video for "Taste The Fame" as a bonus. The page still exists and is linked to on the new, temporary tmbg.com.
November 2006 - September 2009[edit | edit source]
On November 22, 2006, a new (temporary) design was implemented for TMBG.com, essentially replacing the Chopping Block's flash design that had been in place for the past five years. The new site begins with a news page that displays for five seconds, after which a large page of links is displayed. The site follows a stylistically simplistic theme of black silhouettes under white and purple text.
The last logo, designed by Barbara Glauber, before the site was made to redirect.
Flash Site - 2001-2006[edit | edit source]
The site from this era, featured the now-famous target and presidents design. The site offered quickCam videos and allowed you to listen to the following songs on the website:
- Ana Ng
- Ballad Of T McSweeney (no longer available)
- Birdhouse In Your Soul
- Certain People
- Dinner Bell (no longer available)
- Doctor Worm
- Dont Lets Start
- The Edison Museum
- Exquisite Dead Guy
- Fingertips (Edits)
- Hotel Detective
- I Can Hear You
- Istanbul (Not)
- James K. Polk
- Kiss Me Son Of God
- Minimum Wage (no longer available)
- Number Three
- Particle Man
- Robot Parade (no longer available)
- Sleeping In The Flowers
- Space Suit
- Turn Around
- Wake Up Call (no longer available)
- Whistling In The Dark
- Why Does The Sun Shine?