User:The Vanishing Dot

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I'm a stage actor, singer, musician (guitar, bass, drums, piano, etc.) and songwriter.

Least favorite album: Mink Car. Although it has many great tracks (and some good ones), it's a bit of a mess and some of the songs were far overcooked compared to their original versions/demos.

Favorite TMBG songs: Ana Ng, Fingertips, Dead, No One Knows My Plan, My Man, A Self Called Nowhere, Where Your Eyes Don't Go, Museum Of Idiots, They'll Need A Crane, She's An Angel, She Was A Hotel Detective (the sequel version), The End Of The Tour, Don't Let's Start, Dinner Bell and The Statue Got Me High, to name just a few.

You could say I have a definite Linnell bias, as he is one of my top five songwriters of all time, although I do love Flans.

Least favorite: Theme From Flood (does that even count?), Particle Man, Another First Kiss, Au Contraire and the Mink Car version of Finished With Lies.

TMBG songs I like that everyone else seems to loathe: Wicked Little Critta, Mr. Xcitement, You'll Miss Me, Santa's Beard.

Favorite TMBG solo project: Hello The Band. I went through a period in college where I'd come back to my dorm every day and play this right around sunset. I was oddly obsessed with it.


The Vanishing Dot's Collection
1985 Demo TapeAlbum Raises New And Troubling QuestionsApollo 18Back To SkullBed, Bed, Bed (Book)Boss Of Me (Single)Dial-A-Song: 20 Years Of They Might Be GiantsDirect From BrooklynFactory ShowroomFirst Album LiveFloodFlood Live In AustraliaGigantic (A Tale Of Two Johns)GleanHello The Band (EP)House Of MayorsI Palindrome I (EP)Indestructible ObjectInstalling & Servicing MelodyIstanbul (Not Constantinople) (EP)It's Fun To StealJohn Flansburgh's Mono PuffJohn HenryLincolnLincolnLive!! New York City 10/14/94Long Tall WeekendMink CarMiscellaneous TNanobotsNo!S-E-X-X-Y (EP)S-E-X-X-Y (EP)Selections From The 2-CD Retrospective Then: The Earlier YearsSelections From The SpineSevere Tire DamageState SongsState Songs (EP)T-Shirt (Single)The Devil Went Down To Newport (EP)The ElseThe ElseThe Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) (EP)The Hal Cragin YearsThe SpineThe Spine Hits The RoadThe Spine Surfs Alone (EP)The Steve Calhoon YearsThen: The Earlier YearsThey Got LostThey Might Be Giants (Album)They Might Be Giants Vs. McSweeney'sThey'll Need A Crane (EP)UnsupervisedVenue SongsWhy Does The Sun Shine? (EP)Working Undercover For The Man (EP)


TMBW Userboxes
FAN This user became a TMBG fan in 1989.


SHO This user has attended the following shows.


Lincoln.png This user's favorite album is Lincoln.
FAV This user's favorite TMBG song is Ana Ng.


VID This user's favorite TMBG video is Ana Ng.


The Spine Surfs Alone.png This user's favorite EP is The Spine Surfs Alone .


SV This user has rated the following songs.


Vancouver 45.JPG This user's favorite Venue Song is Vancouver.


Babel keyboard.jpg This user plays keyboard.


Guitar 45.gif This user plays guitar.


Bass 45.gif This user plays bass.


Drums 45.gif This user plays drums.


Accordion 45a.gif This user plays accordion


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Southern California.