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|From:||They Might Be Giants|
|Date:||Jan 28, 2008 2:54 PM|
|Subject||TMBG on American Idol? & TMBGmyspace now 60 thousand strong!|
|Body:||Go Giants! TMBG on American Idol? See Flansblog 9000 below!|
Melody powered! Coffee fueled!
THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS ARE ON TOUR!
New York City, Cleveland,
Bloomington, Madison, Omaha, Houston,
Columbia, Dallas, Austin,New Orleans, Jackson,
Birmingham, St. Petersburg, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando,
Jacksonville, Charlotte, Burlington, Portsmouth!
Here we come!
Visit our myspace page for all the latest dates, and direct ticket links!
TMBGs MYSPACE IS NOW SIXTY THOUSAND FRIENDS STRONG!
(and our music player is still busted!)
FINALLY THERE IS A BRAND NEW PODCAST FOR ADULTS!
Live on XM, previewing the 123s, and a song from some one night thing...
EVERY WEEK THERE IS A FREE VIDEO PODCAST FOR KIDS!
This week is a brand video for a brand new song: 813 Mile Car Trip!
BRAND NEW AMAZING DVD & CD FOR KIDS!
Here Come the 123s is coming out on Feb. 5! It is available right now for pre-order to arrive at your doorstep-probably on the day of release-by those reliable and well-read people and robots at Amazon. This is the link that will rock your Amazon pre-order
FLANSBLOG 9000 from the buttoned-down desk of John Flansburgh
"Happy Monday everyone! John Flansburgh here. This is an incredibly busy time for us! We know this is something many of you already know, but TMBGs music was featured last week on American Idol. Yes, American Idol. They played a bit of our song "No!" during their always entertaining, profoundly strange audition process. Yes. We have all seen that show. But it is exciting in the abstract to know so many millions and millions are hearing TMBG-maybe even Paula Abdul. Crazy, man.
So, we're getting ready for the big Beacon show on Saturday. We'll be performing "Hey Mr. DJ" for the very first time, which we are all psyched about. We are sooooo close to being sold out it's killing us (and maybe it's "gone clean" by now-who knows) but for the last two weeks it's felt like we have exactly 2550 fans in the New York area! When will they tell their 100 friends who are still on the fence? Maybe Paula could put in a good word for us!
On the family front, we really want to make sure everyone knows what is going on with the weekly video podcast. Not only do the John and John puppets have their own sweet sign off song, there are many improvisational moments we think even the most grizzle adult would enjoy, like this weeks Morrissey-like musical moment as we introduce the brand new video to 813 Mile Car Trip.
There is a radio special with TMBG on XM airing this week at XM 44 (the Fred channel) on a show called "Surface Noise." Some of the live tracks we recorded for them are included on the upcoming TMBG audio podcast, and the sound is pretty killer.
So, back to rehearsing we go!
Peace, or at least like outta Iraq I mean, now!