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|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||Join Us, Podcast 55|
|first played||September 8, 2011 (83 known performances)|
|sung by||John Flansburgh|
- John Flansburgh on the song via Twitter: "It's a pretty impressionistic song. It wasn't written in a rehearsal hall, but it's kind of ABOUT writing in a rehearsal hall."
- This song's introduction was adapted from the video Bong Hit Station from artist Tom Sachs' Nutsy's series, which includes instructions such as "To play a record, select an album and place it on the turntable," and "...the racer must attach five dollars to her car and drive to the booth. Signal by ringing the bell."
- Read about the pop culture references in this song (from Wikipedia): Banksy, Anonymous, and Hieronymus Bosch.
- While recording the song, Marty Beller "slipped in" a drum fill at 3:30 in tribute to Phil Collins, who had announced retirement in 2011, before returning to music in 2015. A video of the drum fill was uploaded to YouTube on March 14, 2011.
- Flansburgh says the bridge for this song is based on the Rolling Stones song ""Emotional Rescue".
- The lyric "You hear the cataclysmic discharge of the optimist" may refer to the saxophone playing of Stan "The Optimist" Harrison, who is featured elsewhere on Join Us.
- Used in the episode "Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time" of the TV series Switched at Birth.
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