Mailing List Archive/2004-12-16
New free MP3 at tmbg.com [see below]
Get The Spine, Lincoln, and the new live set Almanac at theymightbegiants.com!
Download any full length album and get Venue Songs free!
Download and tune in to TMBG's Clock Radio for new exclusive songs!
Coming soon- new animated clips from The Spine!
See TMBG VS. McSWEENEY's in a BENEFIT for NYC826 at LINCOLN CENTER MARCH 2
TMBG will be joined by best-selling authors Dave Eggers, Sarah Vowell, and Ben Karlin (producer of The Daily Show and author of America) along with the Juilliard Choir at the prestigious Allen Room at Lincoln Center. TMBG will be accompanying all the speakers, as well as doing a special set including selections from their Venue Songs collection, just out on theymightbegiants.com.
Tickets available now - and not later - at www.lincolncenter.org/esro/load_event_1.asp?event=5522. Please be advised - this is one show only and tickets are going fast!
ALL artist proceeds will go to support 826NYC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping students ages 6-18 develop their writing skills. 826NYC is located in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
SO MUCH GOOD NEWS, and new free MP3, awaits you at tmbg.com!
Because TMBG works on a faith-based system, we are giving away yet another song from our Venue Songs collection just released at theymightbegiants.com. Over 150,000 of you downloaded Albany just a few weeks back, and we want to match that high number, so please tell a friend about how to sign up for They Might Be Giants' MP3 service. TMBG relies on you to spread the word! Think of your friend who needs more MP3s...
This week's selection is Columbia - a song that celebrates the fantastic Blue Note club, a venue that TMBG visited very early on in their touring career, and where on separate occasions both Linnell and Flansburgh have performed with the flu. Not to be confused with the "two-drink minimum" softjazzocracy of the NYC club, the Blue Note in Columbia is one of the pillars of the alternative music touring scene. Back in the asymmetrical nu-wave hairdo days of the 80s, it is where a young AJ Schnack, director of Gigantic, first encountered TMBG, and it has been the host to countless musical legends over the past 20 years. The stage is 22 feet wide and 16 feet deep, making it about normal for a small theater stage.
The current username is tmbg and the password remains thespinesurfs but please encourage your friends to sign up for the newsletter for password updates!
MORE VENUE SONGS at THEYMIGHTBEGIANTS.COM
After experiencing the majesty of the free download, you might ask yourself- where can I experience more of this happiness? or how can I do my part to support this misguided project? The answer is simple and available this minute- theymightbegiants.com, an artist-owned and operated site, now offers a FREE set of Venue Songs (31 in total) with every full album download. We want to encourage everyone to support this unique service. Obviously it isn't as alluring as the totally FREE service TMBG provides at tmbg.com, but it does deliver iPod satisfaction at a very reasonable price, along with the peace of mind that the proceeds will promote original music. The site is highly efficient, and totally secure, and offers all downloads in the flexible MP3 medium. Overwhelming interest crashed the site for three hours the other day, but we're back up and rolling out songs 24-7.
Currently the site includes the just-released ALMANAC which compiles the best live recordings from their 2004 touring, along with full album downloads of TMBG's eponymous album, Lincoln, Severe Tire Damage, Misc. T, The Spine, No!, They Got Lost, Then (in two manageable downloads) along with the notoriously adult EP The Spine Surfs Alone.
DOWNLOAD ANY ALBUM AND RECEIVE ALL OF VENUE SONGS FOR FREE. OVER 40 MINUTES OF NEW ORIGINAL TMBG MUSIC AS A BONUS!
A brief note of clarity from TMBG's high-powered spiritual advisors:
In light of recent events, we here at tmbg.com and theymightbegiants.com want to remind everyone that They Might Be Giants offer free Mp3s, Dial-A-Song, and TMBG's Clock Radio to their audience out of respect and love for their support. Please do not take their stuff and disseminate it in ways that will only crush their spirit of generosity. Do not feel compelled to overthink this. Enjoy the music in the spirit and the form it was given. It's a gift to you- not content to be exploited.
If you have questions for TMBG, write Operator Dot at TMBGDot@aol.com.