#59 – “Nightgown Of The Sullen Moon” (1989)

They'll Need A Crane EP

A.S.: The shuffle gods are feeling quite guilty about the “Ten Mississippi” mishap. L.K.: We’re really breezing through the 1980s though, for the most part. A.S.: I suppose, although outside of “7-11” we haven’t gotten any of the really obscure, weird old stuff. L.K.: Yeah. I’m just talking album tracks and EPs here. A.S.: True, it does feel quite disproportionate. … Continue reading

#49 – “Don’t Let’s Start” (1986)

They Might Be Giants

L.K.: AAAAHHH WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF ALL THE GOOD SONGS. A.S.: I’m enjoying discussing all these undisputed classics/popular favorites, but we’re setting ourselves up for just, I dunno, five lousy kids songs in a row at some point. L.K.: We are going to get 10 “Fingertips”/McSweeney’s songs, followed by “Ten Mississippi”. A.S.: We’ve had a disproportionately large number of really … Continue reading

#39 – “Hey, Mr. DJ, I Thought You Said We Had A Deal” (1989)

Miscellaneous T

L.K.: I had the honor of being at the second-ever live performance of this song! A.S.: I am eternally jealous. L.K.: I have no idea why They Might Be Giants thought coming to Cleveland in February was a good idea, but they kicked their 2008 tour off there anyway, and it was amazing. And this was the song they … Continue reading

#17 – “We’re The Replacements” (1987)

Don't Let's Start EP

L.K.: You have much stronger feelings about this song than I do; a much stronger love. A.S.: This song rules. I honestly think it’s one of my absolute favorite TMBG tunes.  It’s always difficult to say as there are so many stellar songs, but this one will always inhabit a special place for me. After all, it’s … Continue reading

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