Category Archives: They Might Be Giants

Listening Backward

One thing I was reminded of in response to my recent post on Satanic panic was that there were some people who genuinely did do horrible things due to what they thought were messages from the Devil or some other … Continue reading

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Oceans Rise, Empires Fall

I’ve seen several people mention on social media that they refuse to celebrate Independence Day, which is understandable in the light of all the crap that’s going on now, much of which has always been present in the United States. … Continue reading

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Turtlenecking with the Best

Before he and John Linnell started They Might Be Giants, John Flansburgh was in a band called the Turtlenecks (even though it seems to be Linnell who actually WORE turtlenecks more often), which he’s mentioned before as sort of a … Continue reading

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Let Us Contemplate the Sadness of a Banjo-Playing Frog

One thing I noticed in the book Yama Yama Land, by Grace Duffie Boylan, was a reference to a giant frog playing a tennis racquet like a banjo. Picture by Edgar Keller So what’s the connection between frogs and banjos? … Continue reading

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Can Anybody Help Me Turn Off the Poisonousness?

They Might Be Giants, The Escape Team – This is a weird sort of project based on a series of characters that the band developed with artist David Cowles. I remember seeing a few of the videos back on the … Continue reading

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I Don’t Need a Rationale to Sing the Internationale

They Might Be Giants, My Murdered Remains – Even though TMBG’s albums tend to have a lot of songs, there are also quite a few they record that don’t make the cut, many of which are still quite good or … Continue reading

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Dinah, Won’t You Blow Your Horn?

I remember thinking when I was a kid that, in the song “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad,” Dinah was actually the train. I’m don’t know that I was entirely sure about it even then, as how could a train … Continue reading

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My Murdered Remains Are Incapable of Learning Anything

They Might Be Giants, I Like Fun – There was a time when I would have been a lot more preoccupied by the release of a new TMBG album. I mean, it’s still exciting, but not the event it was … Continue reading

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No Place in the Processional and No Seat in the Convention Hall

They Might Be Giants, Phone Power – TMBG have always been a prolific band, and not everything they do fits all that well onto their albums. Sometimes this doesn’t stop them from including these songs on the albums anyway, but … Continue reading

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Now I Eat Humble Pie

Beth and I watched last week’s episode of Real Time with Bill Maher last night. I sometimes think we should just skip them if we miss them, since they’re related to current events, but Beth likes to be caught up … Continue reading

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