#107 – “Come On And Wreck My Car” (1992)

Apollo 18

L.K.: We are having the worst luck lately! A.S.: Yeah, although I will say that this is one of my favorite “Fingertips” songs. It has a good energy that sustains its 12-second length. L.K.: Its single-sentence lyric is the sort of thing that sounds great when shouted or shrieked at increasingly higher pitches, as Flansburgh tends to do in … Continue reading

#105 – “WMOB ID” (Robin “Goldie” Goldwasser; 2001)

TMBG Unlimited - October

A.S.: Well this isn’t exactly what I was thinking when I said, “I hope we start getting songs we really like again.” L.K.: Big hits every day, here on They Might Be Giants Song A Day!  “Big”. “Hits”. So uh, this is less than 10 seconds long. Not really sure what to say, other than subject matter-wise, it … Continue reading

#88 – “Even My T-Shirt” (2001)

They Might Be Giants vs. McSweeney's

L.K.: More tiny tracks, oh boy A.S.: This one is exceptionally strange, too.  I kind of really love this one. It’s just… inexplicable. L.K.: A lot of McSweeney’s tracks are completely inexplicable when viewed as individual tracks. A.S.: Yeah, we need Nathan’s help with this one, since he actually has a copy of McSweeney’s Issue #6. But I mean… just this … Continue reading

#87 – “All Things Considered” (Mono Puff) (2001)

TMBG Unlimited - October

L.K.: The TMBG-NPR connection continues. A.S.: With a funky Mono Puff cover of the All Things Considered theme, which is also as far as I know, the last released Mono Puff recording. L.K.: Yeah, although the fact that this was released at all is kind of weird. Mono Puff was on All Things Considered at least twice; in 1996 … Continue reading

#86 – “Free To Be You And Me” (2006)


[audio http://www.tmbg.com/_media/_pod/TMBGPodcast6A.mp3] [“Free To Be You And Me” starts at 4 minutes, 24 seconds into podcast.] L.K.: I know TMBG has done a lot of covers, but I feel like we are getting a disproportionately large number of them relative to originals. A.S.: I dunno, we haven’t had any in a while. L.K.: “Dog On Fire”? A.S.: Oh yeah. Well. They … Continue reading

#70 – “Rotary Club” (2000)


[audio http://www.tmbg.com/_media/_pod/TMBGPodcast5B.mp3] [“Rotary Club” found 5 minutes, 47 seconds into podcast.] A.S.: This is a little Malcolm in the Middle instrumental that can be found on a podcast. L.K.: I first heard it on a podcast… is that where it made its debut on an official release? A.S.: Yup, although it’s been floatin’ around on Malcolm bootlegs n stuff for a while. I get … Continue reading

#68 – “Spines” (2004)

The Spine

[audio http://www.tmbg.com/_media/_pod/TMBGPodcast37A.mp3] [“Spines” found 13 minutes, 17 seconds into podcast] A.S.: Okay, now here’s a short song that merits discussion. L.K.: Okay, no offense to Mr. Flansburgh, but I can’t listen to this without cracking up. A.S.: Wasn’t that sort of the point? L.K.: I don’t know! I honestly can’t tell if it’s supposed to be serious or not. Well I mean, not … Continue reading

#67 – “Goodnight My Friends” (2005)

Here Come The ABCs

L.K.: Another tiny song, oh boy. A.S.: Another tiny Here Come the ABCs song. L.K.: Yeah, what a weird coincidence. A.S.: Get ’em out of the way. L.K.: Yeah, might as well get through them… though I sort of wish they’d be spaced out a little more evenly so that we wouldn’t have a bunch of big, discussion-ripe songs in a row, … Continue reading

#63 – “Here Come The ABCs” (2005)

Here Come The ABCs

A.S.: The effect on the keyboard is pretty cool, whatever exactly that is. Some kind of clippy tremolo thing. L.K.: More annoying shouting kids. It’s kind of unfair that this even counts as a song given its brevity, but then again, it’s no worse than a Fingertip, I guess. A.S.: It’s a track on the album — the first track … Continue reading

#55 – “Everything About It Is A Podcast” (2007)


[audio http://www.tmbg.com/_media/_pod/TMBGPodcast23A.mp3] [Song found at 1 minute 31 seconds into podcast] L.K.: Okay, well that was short. No wonder I don’t remember hearing this before. A.S.: The “Theme From Podcast 23A“. L.K.: We got the goods, we got the goods. A.S.: This is a fun, inconsequential little tune. L.K.: I feel like it reminds me of something I’ve heard before, but I … Continue reading

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