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    Sunday
    Oct112009

    A Flood of They Might Be Giants Stuff

    You can never have too much They Might Be Giants. OK, you probably can, but we haven't reached that part of the supply curve yet.

    1) Did you know that we're coming up on the 20th anniversary of the band's classic album Flood? Did you know the band gave new liner notes of sorts to the album in this interview with Rolling Stone? Did you know that if you're a fan of the album at all, you need to click that link immediately and read? (Sorry. No more questions. I promise.)

    2) Speaking of Flood, while it doesn't have possibly the greatest moment in television history, props to the band for picking one of the lesser-known tracks for airing on this Web-exclusive from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Should they be smiling so much singing a song about being dead? (Oops. Sorry. Last question.)

    They Might Be Giants - "Dead" (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)

    (Thanks on both of those to This Might Be a Wiki.)

    3) Finally, moving back into the present-day, props to Bill for helping to snag a New Year's Eve kids show with the band. If you're in the Northampton area the afternoon of the 31st, you need to go.

    Reader Comments (2)

    And so now I'm slapping my forehead and relizing that I forgot to put TMBG on my entry of top 10 kid's albums of all time. Is it too late to adjust my list, Stefan? Then again, I trust they'll be very well-represented among other Zooglobble fans. If I could, I would add "No!", their first kid's album. But really, any of them would do.
    October 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaty L
    "No!" is on my list, Katy. And I probably should have put "Flood" there as well. I know my daughter's gonna freak when I show her that clip of "Dead." What a song. What an album.

    Of course, if I'd included "Flood" that would have opened the floodgates to other kid-adored-but-not-technically-family-albums such as "Please Please Me" and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." I thought long and hard about it and decided to honor The Spirit of the Thing.
    October 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

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