Any age/location information can be found in the Babel at right. Other information provided below:
- I own the following instruments:
- Electric Bass
- Acoustic Guitar
- Electronic Keyboard
- Of those instruments, I play the bass and recorder the best. I am currently learning how to play the accordion (with free lessons from this accordion page. I used to play the euphonium, but learned trombone for jazz band. When my band teacher left school, he left me his trombone. The trumpet I played a long time ago, but now the mouthpiece is too small after having made the switch to a bigger instrument. That and the mouthpiece receiver and lead pipe have broken off. The other instruments I just play around with. And I am also taking drum lessons, just to round out the whole thing.
- I got my degree in Chemical Engineering, and am currently working in a recycled paperboard plant in the Midwest as the Quality Controller/Technical Director.
How I Became a Fan
The very first song I heard from TMBG was Istanbul on the radio when I was around nine years old. The song stuck with me, and when I saw the video for it on Tiny Toons, as well as the one for Particle Man, I became a fan. As it happens with young ones, I forgot about Them for a few years, until in six grade I heard Birdhouse In Your Soul and suddenly remembered the other few songs I have heard from that band. After some internet searches, I eventually was able to figure out who the band actually was, as well as track down other songs by them. Starting in eighth grade, I began buying Their albums, the first being Factory Showroom. From then on, I was hooked.
Albums I Own
- They Might Be Giants
- Apollo 18
- Factory Showroom
- John Henry
- Mink Car
- The Spine
- Here Come the ABCs (DVD/CD Combo)
- Here Come the 123s
- Here Comes Science
- Venue Songs (DVD/CD Combo)
- The Else
- Join Us
- Phone Power
- I Like Fun
- My Murdered Remains
- More Murdered Remains
Taglines I've Done
I spend way too much time thinking about taglines... -Eraelan
These are what I consider to be my better taglines.
"Wiki page, heck yes we got 'em. Integral to a fan's learnin'. If a fact seem incorrect then Do feel free to re-edit them. Problems? Take them up with Admin. Wiki Page!"
"There's a page right now on the screen. There's a page right now on screen. And on the page there's phrase, and in the phrase there's a fact, And editing that fact is you-oo-oo-oo-oo."
(only did the bolded sections of this one) " "This Might Be A Wiki", a service to the public. / Doling out the info on the music we all covet. / The T-M-B-G Knowledge Base / Provides the facts that we all needed! / Right on the front page / I read the lengthy tagline / It takes a moment to discern the song. / But when it finally clicks / I feel such elation / And superior to the common throng."
"See them on the screen / See the pages loaded there / Inviting you to read / And add your imput, should you dare // Amazed, you have to look around / Marveling at what can be found / You start to search for something / And realize why this is / You finally start to see / This Might Be a Wiki"
"I K I, I K I, W A E B. T H G, T H G, I M S I H T."
"Come on, come on and be an editor. / I think you should really sign up and be an editor. / Think of all the facts you can learn, / all the truths you'll discern. / With only one click to join, why wouldn't you sign up and share what knowledge you have."
"Please allow me to correct this page, I'm an editor / You missed some facts but I fixed it with my last edit / I'm the guy who came in the night / Changed the Babel on your user site / And you hate me for that / You hate me for that / I'm an editor / Aggressive editor"
"There was a crazy mess, disorder, out on the interwebs / And no one wanted to acknowledge the need to edit it / So the admin created a guy / A guy who would fix all the wiki sites / Q-Bot / Q-Bot"
"The few remaining projects on the list await someone / To log in and do the edits needed to get them done / Admin is hoping you're up to the task / The project has some meaning, else they would have never asked / Look at the page / Fix that mistake / And add more info if you want before you go / I think it's so great that you helped the wiki site."
"Son I will edit", she said, "Can I change this word?" / Said I "Beloved," I said, "Word this change, I can." / Said she "Edit will I, son?"
"The wiki, it stands / With pages at hand / To be carefully picked over, and picked over again / Editors on each night / Working by screen-light / No site un-maintained, thanks to keyboard rain"
'The day Scott Redd and Brad Will got married / The fans all made their user sites / Happiness bled from every new song page / And Bi-Planes bombed with fluffy pillows"
"I built a little web site with a few lines of code / And ten bucks that I got from my friend Brad / Then I built a couple bots to do the work I'd rather not / As the fans say "Thanks for the Giant facts" "
"Sometimes, I feel like reading wikis / And once in a while give editing a try / I don't do it a lot 'cause dial-up is all I got / And I hope that this page loads before I die"
"If you're editing a wiki / And the site crashes / Would you jump off a building? / Would you start looking for the skull head / Frustrating all your efforts / With its machinations maddening? / Would you live inside a room so small / With such soft walls / And no windows? / If so, don't forget to leave a memo / In the bag of groceries / Sitting next to the door."
"But I'm thinking of a wiki page / About a band that is all the rage / And I'm scrolling down the web site / Looking at some stuff / Oh, I can't get enough / Let me surf you there / Read about this show / To which I did go / T'was in the middle of nowhere / So many are here / And they have made it clear / That they really care / And though I hate to quit / I have to admit / This line is going nowhere!"