February 14, 2008

New newsletter, article, and videos

A new TMBG newsletter has been sent out to those subscribed to their Free MP3 Club. The e-mail informs us that the song for tomorrow's Family Podcast will be Here Come the 123s' "Number Two" followed by "E Eats Everything" from Here Come the ABCs.

An interview with They Might Be Giants will be appearing in next month's issue of Electronic Musician, but a bonus article has already appeared on their website. The article lists ten pieces of gear that TMBG use when they play. Among the items are a tape recorder--so Flans doesn't forget good ideas for songs--and a Stylophone, which they mention came with a record of Rolf "Tie Me Kangaroo Down" Harris praising the instrument. (You can listen to what is likely the same record in a two-part video on YouTube.)

Lastly, a couple of concert videos were uploaded to YouTube recently. Three 30-second clips of "James K. Polk" in Philadelphia, PA from 2005 (parts 1, 2, 3) and a performance of "Violin" at Leeds, UK from 2004. The uploader of that last video, astralbee, also has some amazing videos of TMBG from the early 90s including Flans on dual trumpets and the Johns on MTV Europe.

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