I've been a fan since around 2004, which is crazy for me to think about. TMBG are the first band that I really found on my own, and I've remained a fan since. I think that's kinda crazy. TMBG is the band I grew up with, I found them when I was 12, and now I'm almost 19.
I took piano lessons for 5 years, and added 3 years of accordion lessons as well. I quit lessons after a while and then basically played no music for a while. In 2009 I got my friend to teach me some chords, and since then I've been teaching myself guitar, as well as reteaching myself piano and accordion.
You can see some videos of my first band A Rare Kung-Fu Weekend here:
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And here is my soundcloud. I sporadically post new music I write/record, as well as any other dumb audio stuff I do.
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How I Became A Fan
Sometimes I hear one of Their songs and am brought back to a distant memory of hearing it before. So for all I know I might have been lisening to Them subconsiencly for years.
But I know that my first recorded enocunter with the Giants was in grade 6. We had to find a song that tied in with the book "A Wrinkle In Time" and give reasons. At this time all I listened to was Jason Mraz and Weird Al. And I knew that I wouldnt get anywhere with those guys. So I went to a lyrics site and started looking at random bands. I hit T and found They Might Be Giants, this intriuged me so I delved deeper and picked Their self titled album. It ended up with me giving like 15 reasons in how the book ties in with Hide Away Folk Family, without me ever hearing the song.
But a strange change of events led to me actually listeing to the band. I listened heavily to Weird Al in grade 6 so I was extatic to see he was going to be on a TV station that I had. I live in Canada so we dont get too many stations that you Americanos get. But it watched it and ended up keeping watching Tech TV, and I kept watching during the merge with G4, so when i watched this thing about something called Homestar Runner I was weirded out and went to he site. I soon became a regular visitor. Then the video for Experimental Film came out as did the puppet jams, so I decided to check this band out. I bought the spine when it came out, then soon followed by buying ABC's and Users Guide. Now I buy songs off iTunes individualy.
COMPLIMENTS FOR CODY!
DUDE!!! nice tagline ive had that song stuck in my head all day i went crazy when i saw it, that was so sweet you made my day!!
I envy you for being able to play the accordion. =O But I'm sorry to hear it broke. =( --Lemita 20:02, 6 May 2006 (CDT)
Wicked cool choice of instrument. Keep pumping that accordion! JackBanzai
You are so lucky that you got to see the show today! I was gonna become a hitch-hicker to get there...it didn't really work. =( - CuppaCoffee 23:18, 30 Jun 2006 (EDT)
I didnt actually see the show, i just listened to it online, but i though it counted... --[[User:Cody-schmidt|-Cody-schmidt]] 22:22, 2 Jul 2006 (MDT)
Really? Then, I guess I attended it too! :) - CuppaCoffee 23:05, 4 Jul 2006 (EDT)
YAY, go attending but not really attending! --[[User:Cody-schmidt|-Cody-schmidt]] 22:13, 4 Jul 2006 (MDT)
Woo! I should try that more often...the possibilities are endless- CuppaCoffee