They Might Be Giants.
I’m glad that the world has finally discovered their genius.
Hmm..it might have been about ’86 or so..Saw them on Nickelodeon, of all places. They sang 2 songs..pretty sure one was “Don’t Lets Start”.
Then I never heard of them on t.v. again.
Remembered them out of the blue in highschool. (Era: 1990)
Went to the record store to see if they still existed.
Yes they did: Flood
Bought the tape. Yes: TAPE.
Found out that a few of my friends had this album. Quite serendipidous. Ann and I tried to get them to play it on the bus during a fieldtrip to NY. The students voted to turn it off after 2 minutes.
Bought several earlier albums..and a lot of their next releases over the next decade..
Went to a show in Philadelphia with my bro, sis and friend..one of the best concerts I’ve seen.
It’s ranking up there with my 1999 R.E.M. experience in the 3rd row.
..pretty soon I didn’t buy their albums..my brother did. (And he met them too)
And so I listened to his cds. (Including solo efforts and the children’s album)
Now he’s buying them for me.
I think this is the year of the never-ending birthday. I’ve still got more gifts coming my way..a month later! ROCK!
Thanks for mentioning to me how you told Allison I inspired your passion for all different kinds of music. Thanks for agreeing with me that “New Adventures” is one of the best of R.E.M.’s efforts, telling me about your escapades with the Flaming Lips, using your experience as a college radio dj to uphold the time-honored tradition of expanding ppl’s musical tastes, making songs with me and Kathy and various guests on a tape recorder in the ’80s *Thanks to Mom and Dad for buying the realllly expensive keyboard we asked for that Christmas and carting it all the way to Kansas in the trunk of the car, so Seth could help us record a full-length album.(“Double Bookums Over Ice” will live in infamy!)
It’s always fun to go to concerts with you, Dan, because you’ll get up and dance and sing to Paul Simon when all the oldheads around us cast glances as if to say “sit down on the picnic blanket” and complain that they don’t know half of the songs.
I could live through you, because when Mom gave you money, you didn’t think: “Gee, I’d better use this for food, or books..”, but: “How many cds can I buy with this?” or “Should I go see Garbage next month? Um..yeah!!!”
I think it’s really cool that you started teaching yourself piano and making scores for your movies. And for some reason, it’s a really nice memory that you sold your copy of “Mutations” to me at a discount.
So, because of all this, and some other stuff, I’m overlooking the fact that you like Genesis. But I just have to get one dig in there: I think it’s really funny that when you showed Mom your latest Phil Collins t-shirt, she asked you if that was your Halloween costume. Heee!
Love you Beavis!
Your “little” sister,
Hey Kaffy: BEWARE.