#100 – “Down To The Bottom Of The Sea” (2001)

They Might Be Giants vs. McSweeney's

A.S.: Welp, we’ve made it to #100, slowly but surely, especially in the last couple of weeks.  We apologize for the delays. L.K.: Yeah, I don’t know what’s up with us lately. A.S.: A combination of being lazy and busy. I think. L.K.: This is kind of an anticlimactic song to be the big #100. A.S.: Such is the drawback of the shuffle. But to … 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

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