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They Might Be giants

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Thursday, December 23, 2004 11:42 AM

RAT


Any "They Might Be giants" fans??

"Everybody dies frustrated and sad and that is beautiful"-TMBG

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Thursday, December 23, 2004 11:54 AM

FREAKYSINS


Ya know, the sun really IS a mass of incandescent gas.

I used to have 2 or 3 of theirs on CD, till they got ganked (along with about 3/4 of my music collection and my acoustic guitar, bastards). Good stuff, though I sort of have to be in a certain mood to listen to more than a couple songs.

Peace

FS

They say there is strangeness, too dangerous
In our theatres and bookstore shelves
Those who would know what's best for us
Must rise and save us from ourselves

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Thursday, December 23, 2004 1:25 PM

HEB


Quote:

Originally posted by Rat:
Any "They Might Be giants" fans??

"Everybody dies frustrated and sad and that is beautiful"-TMBG



I'm a massive Common Ro fan but have yet to hear much TMBG. I love Common Rotation's cover of Don't let's start. For people who don't know, their albumn was produced my TMBG, and Common Ro have toured with them.



...................
Well, my sister's a ship... we had a
complicated childhood
.................
I wear the cheese. It does not wear me.

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Thursday, December 23, 2004 8:53 PM

RAT


For more info and free mp3s go to WWW.TMBG.COM







Standing in my yard
Where they tore down the garage
To make room for the torn down garage-TMBG

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Friday, December 24, 2004 8:50 AM

MAL'SGAL


Yep, another TMBG fan here!

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Saturday, December 25, 2004 6:02 PM

NEEDLESEYE




"...everybody wants prosthetic foreheads on their real heads"
Some how I've always gotten a mental image of everyone wanting to have a bumpy Klingon forehead when I hear this song. ???
Just an odd thing about me I guess.


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Saturday, December 25, 2004 6:05 PM

RAT


Quote:

Originally posted by needleseye:


"...everybody wants prosthetic foreheads on their real heads"
Some how I've always gotten a mental image of everyone wanting to have a bumpy Klingon forehead when I hear this song. ???
Just an odd thing about me I guess.





Me too!


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Saturday, December 25, 2004 9:45 PM

ANOTHERFIREFLYFAN


I'm a fan. :) My favorite albums are Lincoln and John Henry. (Mink Car is my least favorite, haven't even bothered to buy it).

TMBG is great. Anyone else like my *favorite* band, Oingo Boingo? ;)

~AFf

Keep flying

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Saturday, December 25, 2004 9:47 PM

ANOTHERFIREFLYFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by needleseye:


"...everybody wants prosthetic foreheads on their real heads"
Some how I've always gotten a mental image of everyone wanting to have a bumpy Klingon forehead when I hear this song. ???
Just an odd thing about me I guess.




Lol, me too. Turns out they're actually alluding to hats (the rock is a yo-yo). Basically, the stupidity of passing fads. :) But I got the same image, and continue to think of that because I think it's funny.

Keep flying

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Sunday, January 9, 2005 7:14 PM

HORRID


Robot parade Robot parade, wave the flag that the robots made

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Sunday, January 9, 2005 8:20 PM

ANOTHERFIREFLYFAN


I want to thank you for putting me back in my snail shell!

Keep flying

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Monday, January 10, 2005 3:59 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Been a fan for years. Saw TMBG live here in Atlanta a few yrs ago. VERY entertaining.

" They don't like it when you shoot at 'em. I worked that out myself. "

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Monday, January 10, 2005 6:28 AM

ANOTHERFIREFLYFAN


I saw them live this summer in D.C. for $7. It was a special event thing, on Pennsylvania street in front of the Capitol. Terrific show!

Keep flying

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Friday, January 14, 2005 4:22 AM

ANOTHERFIREFLYFAN


So, in the interest of actually starting a discussion: What is everyone's favorite TMBG songs?

Here's my list of favorites:

Don't Let's Start
She's an Angel
Ana Ng
Where your Eyes Don't go
Hearing Aid
Hall of Heads
Snail Shell
Mink Car
Wearing a Raincoat
Museum of Idiots


There are a lot more that I really love, but I went with what I consider TOP favorites. These are the songs I can listen to over and over and always love. These are the songs I'm delighted to show up next on shuffle on my iPod playlist.

Anyone else care to share?

~AFf

Keep flying

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Friday, January 14, 2005 5:23 AM

FIREFLOOZYSUZIE


lOVE THEM! Loved the documentary. Was one of my son's favorite groups -- he was especially fond of "Particle Man." :-)

My daughter's favorite is, I think, Birdhouse in Your Soul (or something like that) plus she frequently quotes others, like "The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent Gas" and something about a squirrel.

Didn't they redo "Constantinople" also?
We liked that, too.

They make me proud to be geeky.

But I don't know any of the ones you listed, AnotherFireFly [edit]-- we only stumble on stray songs from friends. Do they have a greatest hit album out there?

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Friday, January 14, 2005 5:37 AM

ANOTHERFIREFLYFAN


I *knew* I liked you guys!

There actually is a greatest hits, called "Dial-a-song" a two disc set. Of course, not all of my favorites are on there, but that's greatest hit albums for ya

I strongly recommend picking up "Then: the earlier years". It contains the entire first two albums, PLUS Miscellaneous T (an album of older B-sides), PLUS several bonus fun snippets - all for a considerable low price. Both the albums alone are terrific, and Lincoln, the 2nd one (included), is one of my favorites. :)

I'm a pretty recent fan, actually. This summer I just kept buying more and more of their albums and stuff. They're lots of fun in concert, too! And yes, I own the documentary too. Oh, I also recommend the DVD "Direct from Brooklyn", which contains music videos for Doctor Worm, Snail Shell, The Guitar, The Statue Got Me High, Istanbul (Not Constantinople), Birdhouse in Your Soul, They'll Need a Crane, Purple Toupee, Ana Ng, (She Was a) Hotel Detective, Don't Let's Start, and Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head. (The only song I don't like on there is Hotel Detective, all the others are fantastic. This was also my first TMBG purchase, and I never looked back.)

~AFf

Keep flying

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Friday, January 14, 2005 6:48 AM

DOUBLESHINY


Man , it's so loud in here!

Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!

www.alantudyk.net

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Friday, January 14, 2005 6:56 AM

FIREFLOOZYSUZIE


We *knew* we liked you too! Thanks for all the SHINY information. Also thanx for reminding me that I want to catch those guys in concert. Gotta do that! Gotta check their calendar. Perhaps all the NE region Firefly TMBG Fans can meetup at one of their shows. Ooh, what a brilliant notion.

I'll make sure Sami sees your recommendations about CDs (since she's the lucky holder of all the holiday gift certificates for buying stuff online).

Are you between semesters like I am?
Is that why we're online a lot lately, or are we just lazy mouse-potatos? You are not required to respond to that; it's semi-rhetorical

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Friday, January 14, 2005 7:41 AM

RAT


My list of favorites:

Thunderbird
SenSurround
She Was A Hotel Detective
She's An Angel
Richards Soundcheck
Dirt Bike
Boss Of Me
Certain People I Could Name
She Was A Hotel Detective
Chaos By Design
Dinner Bell
A Self Called Nowhere
Hillbilly Drummer Girl
Back Stabbing Liar
Experimental Film
The Famous Polka
Unrelated Thing

Whoa, way too many, I gotta stop!



-Ratboy

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Friday, January 14, 2005 7:47 AM

HONORBOUND


Would you believe that I listen to them EVERY day. It's not that hard. They do the theme song for "Higglytown Heros". It's a show on Playhouse Disney that my 3 year old watches. They even have "cameos" from time to time with the songs "video".





A kind word turneth away wrath, but not as well as superior firepower

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Friday, January 14, 2005 7:51 AM

SAINTOFCHEESE


Wow, I haven't posted in forever (that's what college does to me... makes me hermit.) but i should take this time to gloat.

I'm probably going to go see them at a friend's school in February. It's exciting. My friend might be getting paid to make promotional posters too.

Yay. I hope it happens!

~*Saint of Cheese*~

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Friday, January 14, 2005 8:06 AM

ANOTHERFIREFLYFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by firefloozysuzie:
Are you between semesters like I am?
Is that why we're online a lot lately, or are we just lazy mouse-potatos? You are not required to respond to that; it's semi-rhetorical



I'm in between semesters, but starting again soon. Actually, I wouldn't normally be online as early as I have been, except I've got a temporary job at the Library of Congress.

But I do tend to spend quite a bit of time on the Firefly forums.

It would be cool to have a meetup at a concert! Of course, there is still some considerable distance between us all. We'll have to see how things pan out.

Any other mid/north East Coast TMBG fans??

Keep flying

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Friday, January 14, 2005 8:10 AM

ANOTHERFIREFLYFAN


Psst... Hillbilly Drummer Girl isn't TMBG. ;)

Also you got Hotel Detective on there twice. Does that mean you like both of them (two songs with the same name... very confusing)?

A few of those I haven't heard. Must be B-Sides. Several I have, though. Comes from listening to the TMBG Clock Radio a lot ;)

Keep flying

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Friday, January 14, 2005 8:24 AM

RAT


Quote:

Originally posted by AnotherFireflyfan:
Psst... Hillbilly Drummer Girl isn't TMBG. ;)


Psst...You miss'd Back Stabbing Liar!
Quote:


Also you got Hotel Detective on there twice. Does that mean you like both of them.



Yes, but I like the Sing Like Girl one more.




-Ratboy

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Friday, January 14, 2005 8:50 AM

ANOTHERFIREFLYFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by Rat:
Psst...You miss'd Back Stabbing Liar!



OH yeah, that one too ;) I thought I missed one. Yup. That one isn't TMBG either. :P Your list is flawed! FLAWED I SAY!!

Quote:

Originally posted by Rat:
Also you got Hotel Detective on there twice. Does that mean you like both of them.
Yes, but I like the Sing Like Girl one more.



LOL
I agree, the sing like a girl one IS better. I actually like that one. The regular one, however, I usually skip ... don't like it much.

~AFf

Keep flying

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Friday, January 14, 2005 9:05 AM

RAT


Every where I go, there is yet AnotherFireflyfan, Taglog, Monty thread, whats up with that?


-Ratboy

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Friday, January 14, 2005 9:26 AM

RAT


Not that I'm complain' it's just weird is all.

-Ratboy

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Friday, January 14, 2005 9:42 AM

ANOTHERFIREFLYFAN


lol. I'm *everywhere*

Keep flying

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Friday, January 14, 2005 10:14 AM

MILT


i always liked Birdhouse in your soul

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Friday, January 14, 2005 12:35 PM

ANOTHERFIREFLYFAN


Hehe... I was noticing that these forums seem to be rat infested

Keep flying

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Friday, January 14, 2005 1:02 PM

VENA


My ex-room mate listened to them all the time. At first I loved it--after the fourth or fifth month it got to me. It truly was what going mad feels like.

Because I am an American. And what does an American want? Democracy? Capitalism. I want to sell out and settle down. For one day only, it's a blue light special on Aisle Three. My wormhole technology... and a free set of steak knives... for all the tea in China. And anything you can imagine to pay me... welcome to my cold war.

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Friday, January 14, 2005 2:19 PM

RAT


Being a Rat is so much better then being just AnotherFireflyfan!


-Ratboy

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Monday, January 17, 2005 6:19 PM

STEWIE


Yes indeedy another TMBG fan here....

Turn Around, Particle Man, She's An Angel rank amongst my favourites...

but then theres so many others.

You're coming in loud and clear.
That's Because I'm Standing Right Here

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Monday, January 17, 2005 7:18 PM

RAT


Hay everybody take this test ( wwwcsif.cs.ucdavis.edu/~carlsonn/tmbg.html ) and let us know how you did.

I said yes to 95 of them. I think that puts me about here> "36-55: Mr. Me. You show serious Gianthead potential-apply yourself!"


-Ratboy

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Monday, January 17, 2005 8:20 PM

NEUTRINOLAD


Quote:

Originally posted by AnotherFireflyfan:
So, in the interest of actually starting a discussion: What is everyone's favorite TMBG songs?



Pencil Rain

Does anybody remember what album that was from?

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Monday, January 17, 2005 9:47 PM

RAT


Quote:

Originally posted by NeutrinoLad:

Pencil Rain

Does anybody remember what album that was from?



Lincoln - track 09

-Ratboy

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Monday, January 17, 2005 10:36 PM

ANOTHERFIREFLYFAN


funny, I always tended to skip that particular one.

I guess to each their own. I bet there are plenty who skip past Hearing Aid, or Museum of Idiots.

Man, Museum of Idiots. That one just grows on you. I can't figure out why I love it so much. I just do.

They built this whole neighborhood out of wood, out of wood
I hope I'll still be around when they burn, burn it down


Keep flying

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 12:28 AM

RAT


I like that one too! The Spine is the best, most of all, for Thunderbird!


Quote:

They built this whole neighborhood out of wood, out of wood
I hope I'll still be around when they burn, burn it down.




Makes me think of..."Standing in my yard
Where they tore down the garage
To make room for the torn down garage"

-Ratboy

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 12:45 AM

ANOTHERFIREFLYFAN


Self Called Nowhere is fantastic! And I love that line.

Keep flying

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 7:12 AM

RAT


Trivia time: On what album did "Oranges" appear?

-Ratboy

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 10:57 AM

ANOTHERFIREFLYFAN


Isn't it "They Got Lost"?

Which I don't have, but I'm wondering if I should get. I've heard most of the songs on Clock Radio, a few are pretty good, most not so much.

Keep flying

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 11:11 AM

RAT


(HA HA) So it is, I thought it was just on NO!

-Ratboy

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 11:34 AM

ANOTHERFIREFLYFAN


It's not on No!

Another TMBG album I will never buy. But it's meant to be a children's album anyway. I think the only song on there I kinda like is the Edison Museum. Heh.

Keep flying

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 12:59 PM

SPIKEANDJEZEBEL


I actually produced an animated music video of TMBG's for the Cartoon Network - it's called "Dee Dee and Dexter", and was based on "Dexter's Lab". If you want to see it, go to:

www.kachew.com
Click on the "Directors" tab at the top of the screen, then select "Chris Prynoski". The video will be one of your choices to view.

"I like smackin' 'em!" - Jayne Cobb

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 1:20 PM

RAT


Quote:

Originally posted by AnotherFireflyfan:
It's not on No!


Yes it is on NO!

www.tmbw.net/wiki/index.php/Oranges



-Ratboy

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 2:22 PM

RAT


Quote:

Originally posted by spikeandjezebel:
I actually produced an animated music video of TMBG's for the Cartoon Network - it's called "Dee Dee and Dexter", and was based on "Dexter's Lab". If you want to see it, go to:

www.kachew.com
Click on the "Directors" tab at the top of the screen, then select "Chris Prynoski". The video will be one of your choices to view.



The music has been on the clock radio, but I had not seen the vid, thanks!

-Ratboy

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 2:26 PM

ANOTHERFIREFLYFAN


It's not on the tracklisting...

Keep flying

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 2:58 PM

RAT


Put the disc in your CD-ROM drive, and watch the credits!

-Ratboy

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 6:54 PM

ASA


thought you guys might like to know that recently John Linnel wrote and performed a song on NPR, for a show called "The Next Big Thing". He was asked to write a song using words that are about to removed from the dictionary becuase of lack of use. The words were:
contrecoup, limerent and craniosphic

Here's a link to the lyrics and an .mp3 of the song which is quite good and very funny. http://gwaldon.blogspot.com/ (it's the jan 16th post)

The last TMBG Cd i got was "Mink Car" I liked about half the tracks, but their albums have been getting shorter and shorter recently. Mink Car has some gems though. "What word rhymed with buried alive?"

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 7:41 PM

RAT


Good MP3, I vote he do that every week.....only with Flans too!!!

-Ratboy

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