- I'm a dentist living in concentric West Virginia. Married, with three children. I First heard of TMBG in 1990 when Birdhouse In Your Soul began in heavy rotation on MTV (Sadly I grew up w/o Nickelodeon and thusly no Nick Rocks). I liked the video enough to tape over some Roxette, but didn't hear much more about Them until Tiny Toons in 1991. The first CD I owned was Apollo 18 which was one of the first discs I bought for my first CD player. I then found a tape of Lincoln (w/o liner notes) at a thrift store for $1. I later found the liner notes at another thrift store and hid them inside a 10,000 Maniacs tape I was buying. By this point, circa 1993 I was hooked. I bought every album and EP I could find. My interest in the band began to wane slightly after They lost Their record deal. Without a good internet connection between 1998-2002, It was hard to keep up with Their online releases. I still followed Them as best I could and bought Mink Car and The Spine when they came out. I wasn't too impressed with those releases, so I was just a casual fan. That is, until the first Podcast. I also discovered the wonderful wiki, as well. I finally bought Gigantic on DVD (don't know why I put that off). So as of 2006, I am, once again, a rabid fan. Now with a steady stream of income, I am devoted to completing my TMBG collection. My three children have inherited the TMBG gene, and refuse to learn their ABC's and 123's from anybody not named John.
Favorite Album Ranking
1. John Henry 2. Lincoln 3. Apollo 18 4. The Else 5. They Might Be Giants 6. Factory Showroom 7. Flood 8. Here Come The 123s 9. The Spine 10. Here Come The ABCs 11. Long Tall Weekend 12. No! 13. Mink Car
Shows I Have Attended
- 1996-09-07 - Searcy, AR. I got to hang with the band. I'll post my account, autographs, and setlist (from memory) eventually
- 1998-08-25 - Morgantown, WV
- 2006-05-09 - Columbus, OH
- 2007-05-09 - Pittsburgh, PA
- 2008-07-25 - Tom's River, NJ. Got to take the kids to see TMBG and Dan Zanes while vacationing in Jersey.
Wow 5 shows in 5 different states. Who else can boast that?
- Music: REM, Radiohead, The New Pornographers, Coldplay, Guided By Voices, Wilco, Neutral Milk Hotel, Flaming Lips, Mountain Goats, Long Winters
- TV: Lost, Smallville, Battlestar Galactica, 24, SNL, The Office, Heroes, 30 Rock, House, True Blood, Mad Men
- Other: Homestar Runner, Poker, Wii
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