Talk:Bed, Bed, Bed (Book)
Just some things I noticed:
1)The book is dedicated to Henry, Linnell's son, which I thought was pretty cool.
2)The illustration for the line "I read my book" shows the boy reading Bed Bed Bed and the girl reading "Ulysses"!
4)On the CD, Linnell uses a flanger effect for the line about turning into an octoflange.
5)Happy Doesn't Have To Have An Ending mentions the words hippie, akimbo, gavotte and minuet. Hopefully kids will be inspired to figure out what these cool words mean!
6)Idlewild was the original name of JFK airport in New York, and it also happens to be the label this is released on.
8)The back cover shows pictures of Linnell, Flansburgh and Marcel Dzama as kids. Go to www.giantkid.com to see them, and also the website's new look.
9)If you take off the jacket, there is a different picture for the cover.
10)Buy this book and go to bed!
11) This is not only a great book to get your little Giant to sleep, it's also a fantastic learn-to-read tool. My little Giant likes to listen to the CD in the car while following along in the book. She'll be reading on her own in no time.
Check this out:
It's a Bed, Bed, Bed single -- no insert or anything, so it's hard to know where it came from. Has anyone ever seen this before? I am assuming it's tied to the Bed Bed Bed book, and not "No!". Anyone know? Assuming it's legit, we should create a separate page for it. --Duke33 13:50, 27 May 2010 (UTC)
- We need to make sure someone from this wiki bids highest, and then they can see if it's legit or not. Um, I don't have the book, so I don't know what the disk that comes with it looks like. But as I said, someone on the wiki's gotta get that CD! No telling how high the price will go. -- DidgeGuy (आ ज) 14:48, 27 May 2010
Portraits of John Linnell and John Flansburgh throughout "Bed, Bed, Bed."
I recently purchased a copy of the book and CD combination, "Bed, Bed, Bed."
Knowing how the band members usually have themselves pictured throughout their materials, I thought I'd look through the book to see how they were depicted.
"The Johns" are depicted ambiguously.
On the opening color plate, on the right hand page opposite the title color page, look approximately 1/3 of the way down the top of the page. You notice on the left a human face with long brown hair facing left, and on the opposite side, a smiling bear facing right. Looking closely at their faces, and comparing them to photographs of TMBG, it's a pretty good guess that Linnell is on the left in long hair, with Flansburgh on the right as the grinning bear.
Next, there is the page titling the song "Impossible." This is not so clear, but Linnell is pictured as an elephant wearing a bow tie and a green blazer. Let's call this the "Linnellephant."
On page 8, the "Linnellephant" is much clearer, right in the center of the page. On the right, John Flansburgh is there, not so clearly depicted as the second elephant, but without eyeglasses. Look closely at the grinning lips and the shape of the elephant's head.
Of course, on the jacket's back cover, the real Johns are in color portraits in the upper right corner -- as children! Bottom center of the back jacket cover is the "Linnellephant."
Think and remember: The Tiny Toon Adventures music video of "Istanbul (not Constantinople)." Linnell was animated as a green-headed duck, while Flansburgh was animated as a pig.
Yet, never mind all this claptrap. Just buy the book "Bed, Bed, Bed" even if you do not have any children. Open up the CD, and crank the volume. Blast your neighbors. The CD alone is good enough reason to buy the book and CD combo. All right, it has only 4 songs, but these are about 4 of the best TMBG tunes of the modern era.
"Impossible" and "Happy Doesn't Have to Have an Ending" are enough to give a suicidal malcontent reason to live. If anything, these tunes should be loaded onto any bar and grill's jukebox just to get people talking, if not dancing.
Of course, if any of you readers can find anything else likable about "Bed, Bed, Bed," please post it here. Thank you.
With happiness in mind,
Richard C. August
Reply to #7 above
In reply to #7 above,
The crickets chirp in tune with the Kimya Dawson recording of "Bed, Bed, Bed" during the second verse. I noticed this as I listened to this twice on my car's CD player this afternoon.
Richard C. August