Fight the Power. Stay Informed.
Can I just say...
"Psalm of The City of the Dead" - The Funeral of God
"Violet" - Where Blood And Fire Bring Rest
sound like a small child who received his first piano and started "messing around" with it.
I ran across this random site today while I was looking for quotes from the many incarnations of The Transformers (don't ask) and I found a bunch of quotes from the band They Might be Giants. I must say, they might be pretty funny (RaPUNzel strikes again).
They Might Be Giants Quotes
Noah Adams: "Well, some of them are really quite understandable. 'Montana is a leg.' is..."
John Linnell: "...it's grammatical. It's not true, and it doesn't strictly make sense, and..."
"We've got some new songs here that are not even on the MP3 thing. They're not available in any format, except of course the bootlegs that seem to proliferate all through our audience, as we watch people lip-synch along to songs that HAVEN'T BEEN RELEASED! DAMN YOU!" - John Linnell
"I can't remember stuff." - John Linnell
John Linnell: "This song is called...it's called..."
Audience: "Louisiana! Montana!"
John Linnell: Don't tell me what it's called..."
"We're going to take a five minute break...we'll be back in twenty minutes." - John Linnell
"This song is dedicated to everyone in the audience tonight...WITH ONE EYE!" - John Linnell
"We were leaving New York this morning and we were checking in at the gate at the airport and the attendant said, 'You must be musicians,' and I said, 'Yes,' and she asked, 'What's the name of your band?,' and I said, 'We're called the Statesmen,' and she said, 'Oh, I've heard of you!'. I think if we'd said, you know, 'We're the Green Egg,' or something, she would have said the same thing." - John Linnell
"This is a brand new song...we haven't recorded it yet, but we're going to now." - John Flansburgh
"This spontaneous stuff takes a little bit of planning." - John Flansburgh
"I was walking out of a movie, and some people recognized me from They Might Be Giants. They said 'Are you John?' and I said '...Yeah.' and then they said 'We're glad to see you getting out.'" - John Linnell
John Linnell: "You know, we actually know the next song we're going to play. We're talking about some personal stuff that concerns just me and John. I realize that this probably isn't the time or the place."
John Flansburgh: "We can finish this conversation in the car."
John Flansburgh: "This song is so old that it's actually featured on our brand new record."
John Linnell: "It's one of those year 2000 problems."
"We can't really say we feel comfortable in Los Angeles, because we don't." - John Flansburgh
John Linnell: "This next song is from our album 'The Spaghetti Incident.' And...it's actually a new song."
*several seconds pass*
Audience Member: "Oh, I get it..."
"Have you heard Alanis Morisette trying to play the harmonica? She doesn't know how to play the harmonica. Well guess what, Alanis, I INVENTED the 'don't-know-how-to-play-harmonica-harmonica-solo.'" - John Flansburgh
"Ladies and gentleman...the only band that refuses to be a force to be reckoned with....They Might Be Giants!" - Mario
John Linnell: "Thank you...you're much too kind. And we're going to prove it to you right now."
"That's what I call 'Guiliani Time', my friends. 'We've got a problem. Let's kill it.'" - John Flansburgh
"Look, up in the sky! It's the sky!" - John Flansburgh
Memo to: Cavemates
Regarding: The Cave
Hi guys. We've all been putting in long hours but we've really come together as a group and I love that. Big thanks to Omar for putting up the poster that says "There is no I in team" as well as the one that says "Hang In There, Baby." That cat is hilarious. However, while we are fighting a jihad, we can't forget to take care of the cave. And frankly I have a few concerns.
First of all
, while it's good to be concerned about cruise missiles, we should be even more concerned about the scorpions in our cave. Hey, you don't want to be stung and neither do I so we need to sweep the cave daily. I've posted a sign up sheet near the main cave opening.
, it's not often I make a video address but when I do, I'm trying to scare the most powerful country on earth, okay? That means that while we're taping, please do not ride your razor scooter in the background. Just while we're taping. Thanks.
, and this is a touchy one. As you know, by edict, we're not supposed to shave our beards. But I need everyone to just think hygiene, especially after mealtime. We're all in this together.
: food. I bought a box of Cheez-Its recently, clearly wrote "Osama" on the front, and put it on the top shelf. Today, my Cheez-Its were gone. Consideration. That's all I'm saying.
, we've heard that there may be American soldiers in disguise trying to infiltrate our ranks. I want to set up patrols to look for them. First patrol will be Omar, Muhammed, Abdul, Akbar, and Richard.
Love you lots.