#118 – “Sally Boy Candy Bar” (1983)

TMBG Unlimited - July

A.S.: AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH L.K.: This fucking song. A.S.: SKJVN;SZKNBSZFG LBNFGH’N EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE L.K.: We should’ve done this yesterday when I had my capslocking excitement! It’s worn off since then! A.S.: I’m trying to recapture the excitement of seeing this pop up in the shuffle. L.K.: I can’t feign keyboard-smashes… Go copy and paste whatever I did yesterday. A.S.: Sorry I was busy watching Mon Oncle at My Mind’s Eye and … Continue reading

#117 – “O Tannenbaum” (1993)

O Tannenbaum 7"

L.K.: God, my iPod loves having this come up on shuffle. A.S.: Really? I guess your iPod wants every day to be Christmas for you. L.K.: Oh yeah, or at least it did until I had to erase all the music from it. It isn’t even a particularly good version of this song though, although it is in fractured phonetic … Continue reading

#116 – “Ana Ng” (1988)

Lincoln

A.S.: Oh boy. L.K.: HOLY SHIT. Can I start this off by saying that this is my favorite TMBG song OF ALL TIME? OF ALL TIME. A.S.: I wouldn’t go so far with that, but it is impossible to deny its greatness. L.K.: It is absolute musical and lyrical perfection. Also it is up there with “Accidents Will Happen” on my … Continue reading

#115 – “Sketchy Galore” (2006)

Cast Your Pod To The Wind

A.S.: Maybe it’s because we haven’t been Song-A-Dayin’ for a couple of days but this song is sounding really good to me today.  Like I’m just diggin’ it more than normal. L.K.: It’s a fun track from the early days of the podcast. I’ve always dug the shifting time signatures. A.S.: Yeah, I feel like this song was partly the … Continue reading

#114 – “I’ve Got A Fang” (2001)

Mink Car

L.K.: I think “strange” is really the only word I have to describe this song. A.S.: Oh yeah.  Shades of the band’s earlier work really find their way into this one, only with a much bigger budget. L.K.: It seems like it’s trying too hard though, unlike the more organic weirdness of the earlier stuff. A.S.: You think … Continue reading

#113 – “Processional” (1996)

House Of Mayors EP

A.S.: Since the technical title of this song is “Processional”, I’ll specify that this is the first “Processional” on the House of Mayors EP L.K.: Not gonna lie, this is my favorite of the three processionals that serve as variations on the main theme of the EP’s title track. A.S.: I’m not sure if this is my favorite or the … Continue reading

#112 – “AKA Driver” (1994)

John Henry

L.K.: Oh I was just thinking about this song earlier, in the wake of the Kanye West “Theraflu” debacle. A.S.: Yep.  Looks like Theraflu won that one. L.K.: Remember kids, you can have brand names in songs, but you just can’t print them. A.S.: The company posted a message saying that they in no way endorsed the song, and then I … Continue reading

#111 – “D & W” (2005)

Here Come The ABCs

A.S.: “I like to watch the sports.” L.K.: This isn’t going to win any songwriting awards, but damn is it cute. A.S.: John Linnell in a dialogue with himself. Can’t go too wrong with that premise. L.K.: He’s got a secret desire to be a voice actor, I’m telling you. At least he can do amusing accents. The D puppet from the video is … Continue reading

#110 – “I Can’t Hide From My Mind” (2004)

The Spine

[audio http://www.tmbg.com/_media/_pod/TMBGPodcast34A.mp3] [“I Can’t Hide From My Mind” begins 4 minutes, 19 seconds into podcast.] L.K.: It’s kind of a minor song but we still need to radiate the Flans-love today… and all other days, really. A.S.: Yes, happy Flanso de Mayo, everyone! L.K.: You drank Mint Juleps and Mexican beer yesterday… I am not sure what the official Flanso … Continue reading

#109 – “Nevada” (1999)

State Songs

L.K.: Probably the only really hated State Song, but that’s less for the song and more for the seven minutes of parade noises that follow it… A.S.: I mean the song itself is also probably the simplest thing Linnell has ever written, outside of maybe a few “Fingertips” L.K.: Yep. It sounds more like a nursery rhyme … Continue reading

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