Talk:Right Before Showtime

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I relate to this song way too much[edit]

This song amuses the hell out of me because it reminds me very much of the experience of doing NaNoWriMo--you try to think of ideas and come up with nothing, but then you sit down to actually start writing and the drugs (in this case a combination of coffee and time pressure) kick in and MIRACULOUSLY A NOVEL HAPPENS. I wonder if the same thing does happen to John too? That’s inspiring to me as a writer, that even the creative person I most admire in the whole world can deal with periods of absolute creative drought. Also, John actually acted in a play for 24 Hour Plays in 2006! He played an accordion-playing mute. --Self Called Nowhere (talk) 20:33, 28 September 2015 (EDT)

Wow. We all know that the Johns tend to exhibit a bit of a potty mouth during their live raps, but I never thought that I'd live to see the day that a TMBG song contained a top-tier swear word, let alone the big one. But then, I guess that it's technically not a TMBG song? I'm not saying that I find it particularly offensive or anything like that, just that it really surprised the %&@#! out of me. -TDK (talk) 07:43, 29 September 2015 (EDT)

52 songs is not enough?![edit]

Apparently, John Linnell did not have enough on his plate this year with writing and learning to play 52 new songs. He decided to come up with yet another new song with this highly entertaining vignette leading up to a play. Safe to say it's not going to dethrone "Don't Let's Start" or "Ana Ng" from the top spot of the rankings, but it never ceases to amaze me what he can come up with. It's not easy to write about creative drought without sounding cliche (i.e., I was out of ideas, like I is) but this is an effective way to do it. Imagine having to go out on stage with little to no product ready--perhaps "the drugs" are the only way to muddle through! --MisterMe (talk) 16:08, 1 October 2015 (EDT)