February 20, 2009

Conan video, hand-painted ukulele


A few days after winning children album of the year at the Grammys last week, They Might Be Giants performed on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Playing "The Mesopotamians" from The Else, this was their 13th appearance on the show and their last before Conan takes over The Tonight Show.

The band has been keeping us informed of their endeavors with several updates via MySpace/Facebook, their newsletter, and the theymightbegiants.com blog. Be sure to check out their MySpace and Facebook pages for updated songs, videos, and pictures in their respective players and pages.

Lastly, John Flansburgh has hand-painted a ukulele with images of his cat for the Humane Society of Berks County to be auctioned off in an annual event. The auction takes place on Saturday, March 28th but advance bidding is offered. Head over to their website for all of the relevant information.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like the Mesopotamians video is no longer available. Here's a link to the Youtube version of it.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=760nBuIXV60

go said...

Yep, thanks. That's the video I was planning on linking to once the higher quality version went sour.

Anonymous said...

I was really looking forward to your concert this week in Ithaca. We had excellent seats in the first five rows. All was good, until your light show started. Maybe I’m just an old fart, but your stadium intensity strobe light show took all the joy out of being there, for me and my companions. I had to keep my eyes closed almost the entire time. For a band that promotes science as entertaining, why would you want to cause such damage and pain to eyes of your fans, for every song? I don’t know how your tech crew at the back of the theater can stand to look at you night after night. Your light show made it impossible for me to appreciate your music and the rest of your performance. Sadly, we left early cause we just could not stand being blinded by science any more. Carol

Anonymous said...

I just want to thank you for your music! As an English teacher in Rome, Italy I use everything I can to teach over 300 kids and they love your songs and videos more than any other material I offer! At the moment, my own children are in the other room singing and dancing to "I don't want to go to work"! It's great! Thanks again!
Dawn

meriah said...

Great, I was searching for something along the lines of this. I was wondering. some great stuff in coming across here.

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Maggie said...

http://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/they_might_be_giants/

this interview explained so much of TMBG to me.