#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

#85 – “Purple Toupee” (1988)

Lincoln

L.K.: Another big one! A.S.: Yes, and a damn near perfect song, too. The idea behind the song is wonderful enough on its own, lampooning revivals of eras that the revivalists were barely alive for.  Reminds me of an awful lot of what I hear going on today… L.K.: The difference is that John Linnell wasn’t trying to be … Continue reading

#71 – “Love Is Eternity” (2004)

Venue Songs

[audio http://www.tmbg.com/mp3/LoveIsEternity.mp3] [Song available for download from TMBG’s site here.] A.S.: As birds chirp outside my window… L.K.: I have such a kneejerk reaction against love songs that I actually couldn’t stand listening to this for the longest time. A.S.: Really? L.K.: Yeah. The stereotypical “perpetual singleton doesn’t want to listen to people in love talk about how great it … Continue reading

#50 – “Tryptophan” (Mono Puff; 1995)

The Devil Went Down To Newport EP

L.K.: Or however it’s spelled. A.S.: Not even Flansburgh can decide how it’s spelled, it seems, even though as far as I know, it’s correct without the “e”.  Many Thanksgivings have taught me this. L.K.: Well I think it’s the amino acid versus… the substance? I don’t know, I’m a terrible biology major. A.S.: I feel like I’ve read … Continue reading

#13 – “The Statue Got Me High” (1992)

Apollo 18

A.S.: We’ve gotten pretty lucky over the last few days, just in terms of really great consecutive songs. L.K.: We really have, which means we’ll probably get cursed with an unlucky streak later on… A.S.: And you were also hoping we’d get a song with a music video too, so here we are. L.K.: Let’s cover the music video … Continue reading

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