Having a lovely New York day. Between the TMBG show I went to earlier in the week, and Record Store Day today, I have SO much new stuff to listen to.
Love you all.
So I just met both Johns of They Might Be Giants on their way into Academy Records where they’re playing a free full-band show at 7. (Join me if you’re around!)
FACT: John Linnell is afraid of shaking strangers’ hands, but to make up for it John Flansburgh WILL hug you.
They Might Be Giants…
He Might Have Trumpets.
All alone at the ‘64 World’s fair / Eighty dolls yelling “small girl after all” / Who was at the Dupont Pavilion? / Why was the bench still warm; who had been there? #tmbg (at Columbus Circle)
"Straight from my most played on my laptop computer’s itunes: Redd Kross, Ollabelle, Slim Gaillard, Sun Ra, The Third Bardo, Norma Tanega, Blossum Deare The Heptones, The Smiths, Incredible Bongo Band, Newcleus, Prince, Traffic, The White Stripes, Natalino Otto, LCD Soundsystem, Aimee Mann, Bety Wright, Sugar Pie DeSanto, A Tribe Called Quest, Vampire Weekend, Divinyls, Julian Bream, All Green, Teddybears, Bobby Darin…."
This is what John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants is listening to.
But also Slim Gaillard, guys. If you don’t know him, check him out NOW. An uber-talented pianist and guitarist who is classically trained and also has some Jerry Lee Lewis-esque tricks up his sleeve:
They Might Be Giants - Never Knew Love (by Yusef Quotah)
“Cartography is not my métier.”
Lie Still Little Bottle was written about amphetamines/barbituates, but I can’t help but feel it’s appropriate here too.
They Might Be Cubists
JF: I’ve got a new business model for the major labels—close.
John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants on their official Tumblr offers advice to the major music labels of today.
Take that Nick Pitman. And TAKE THAT, NO, TAKE IT, THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS! (No but I swear I didn’t do anything at all I just logged in this morning and it was different STOP HACKZORING ME)
People seem to be doing this now so here you go. I don’t even know some of these people. Also, I seem to hang out more with Nick Pitman and Richard Nixon on here more than the actual official They Might Be Giants Tumblr run by John Flansburgh. So, way to go Nick Pitman and Richard Nixon.
The original Saul Steinberg-drawn New Yorker cover typifying the New Yorker’s view of the world, juxtaposed with the cute They Might Be Giants poster parody.