Four Of Two
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|song name||Four of Two|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||No!, No! Preview, TMBG Clock Radio|
|first played||April 20, 2000 (109 known performances)|
|sung by||John Linnell|
- 'Four Of Two' is an old-fashioned American way to say 'four to two', or 1:56.
- The clock in question is in Manhattan, on the Restoration Hardware building at Broadway and 22nd (935 Broadway). Apparently it was stopped at 1:56 for some time, but shortly after Linnell had recorded the demo, it was fixed. The clock in its broken state can be seen here.
- "Four of Two" was originally written as a Dial-A-Song song aimed at TMBG's adult audience, with a graphic ending in which the narrator strangles himself out of boredom. This child-friendly version first appeared as a rough mix in 2000 as one of several free MP3s offered through eMusic that predated TMBG Unlimited.
- At a San Francisco show in 2003, John Linnell announced the song thusly: "This is a song about a clock that doesn't fucking work."
- A clip from the song is often played on NPR's Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!.
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