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Jason K. is an Architecture student studying in the cold city Adelaide, Australia. The last time They Might Be Giants visited Australia was in 2001 promoting Mink Car, however at the time, Anklepants was too young to attend, and thus has never seen Them perform.

Myspace page: Jay-Man


My Introduction to TMBG[edit]

I was first hit by the Giants in early 2000 when a distant friend accidently left a copy of Then: The Earlier Years in my family stereo. I remember it as if it were only yesterday, when the previous CD had finished and following was a strange song (describing the events of a 1950's movie I had coincidentally watched earlier that week) sprung to life in my amazement, and my mind was musically blown away like never before. I then began to buying each album one by one, in reverse chronological order.

I now consider Flood to be the greatest album in my opinion, as it explores their range of arrangement abilities moreso than any other album. My least favourite album are those released in the last 5 years: No!; The Spine; Here Come The ABCs!.

My Collection[edit]

Please note how unlikey it is to come across ANYTHING TMBG related in Adelaide

Record Year Format Notes
Make It The Same (The Mundanes Single) 1980 Mp3 Downloaded
They Might Be Giants (Album) 1986 LP With lyric sheet. Greatest Find Ever!
Don't Let's Start (EP) 1987 LP 12" Second Greatest Find
Australian Don't Let Start (EP) 1988 LP 7" Came with above
Flood 1990 CD Best Album
Miscellaneous T 1991 CD
Apollo 18 1992 CD
Why Does The Sun Shine (EP) 1993 CD
John Henry 1994 CD
The Songs Of XTC 1995 CD XTC - An awesome band
Unsupervised 1996 CD
Factory Showroom 1996 CD
Then: The Earlier Years 1997 CD
It's Fun To Steal 1998 CD Best MonoPuff Album
Severe Tire Damage 1998 CD
Best Of The Early Years 1999 CD
State Songs 1999 MP3 Downloaded N/A MP3 Win 1998 auto saved all these songs to my HD!
Power Of Dial-A-Song N/A MP3 Downloaded
Power Of Dial-A-Song II: More Power To You N/A MP3 Downloaded
Mink Car 2001 CD Second Best Album
Man, It's So Loud In Here (EP) 2001 CD
They Might Be Giants In Holidayland 2001 CD
Another First Kiss (Single) 2002 CD
Dial-A-Song 2002 CD
No! 2002 CD
Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) 2003 DVD Best TMBG documentary
The Spine 2004 CD
The Spine Surfs Alone (EP) 2004 MP3 Downloaded
Indestructible Object 2004 CD
Here Come The ABCs! 2005 CD Worst TMBG Album

Other Artists AnklePants enjoys[edit]

Adam Green;
Adult Rodeo:
The Avalanches;
be your own PET;
Beastie boys;
The Bedridden;
Ludwig van Beethoven;
Ben Folds;
Clint Mansell;
Combustible Edison;
Corky and the Juice Pigs;
Daft Punk;
Dead Kennedys;
Django Reinhartd;
The Doors;
The Drowning Hitlers;
The Dust Brothers;
Elliot Smith;
Erik Satie;
Felix Mendelssohn;
Fountains of Wayne;
The Frantics;
Herman Dune;
Home for the def;
Howard Shore;
Jan A. P. Kaczmarek;
Jefferson Airplane;
Jeffrey Lewis;
John Cage;
John Linnell and the Statesmen;
Kimya Dawson;
Lazaros Dog;
Lemon Demon;
Matts little brother;
MixMaster Mike;
The Moldy Peaches;
The Mundanes;
No Through Road;
OK Go;
Philip Glass;
The Presidents of the USA;
The Prodigy;
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky;
Richard Hell and the Voidoids;
Richard Wagner;
Stan Freberg;
Stephen Lynch;
Tears for fears;
Thomas Newman;
Tom Lehrer;
Tosca Tango Orchestra;
The Undecided;
The Unicorns;
Veruca Salt;
Weird Al Yankovic;
Wim Mertens;
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart;
Yann Tiersen

Self Applied Alias[edit]

  • Jay-Man
  • Jay
  • Anklepants
  • Ankle
  • Dr. Puzzle
  • Jesus


I play the accordion, which I have already aquired five, free of purchase.

I am currently reading Don Quixote De La Mancha, of which is the part-influence of then bands name. I find Don Quixotes antics remonicent of TMBG lyrics. I wonder if Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was a fan...