#78 – “Vancouver” (2004)

Venue Songs

A.S.: Well, we’re back! I guess it’s not technically Monday anymore, but our schedules aren’t terribly consistent anyway L.K.: We might’ve had it done earlier had my computer not decided to act up again… it’s been dying a slow, painful death for a very long time. A.S.: Well, or if I hadn’t gone and seen ANDREW W.K. tonight, which was tremendous … Continue reading

#76 – “Glasgow” (2004)

Venue Songs

L.K.: Okay, so let’s talk GAY-RAGE… Whoops that just looks like gay rage. I was trying to type a British-accented “garage”. A.S.: I feel like the British would pronounce “Garage” as GAH-redge. The Scottish too, although I’m no expert on Scottish accents. L.K.: I guess, although I swear I remember reading about some TMBG show in the UK where part … Continue reading

#73 – “St. Louis” (2004)

Venue Songs

L.K.: I have to remember which one that is… A.S.: Yeah, this was one of the last venue songs that I came to recognize by its city title.  It’s a good song, but it does just sort of blend in with a lot of the other songs toward the end of the disc. L.K.: Ohhhhh, it’s Mississippi Nights! Okay, … 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

#66 – “Santa Cruz” (2004)

Venue Songs

L.K.: This is the most fucked-up of all venue songs, and therefore, it is the greatest. A.S.: Okay, I’m not 100% sure on greatest, but it is pretty wonderful. L.K.: Okay yeah, me either, I just really wanted to say that. I have this bizarre love for this song. I think everyone, deep down, really enjoys this song. I don’t … Continue reading

#42 – “Leeds” (2004)

Venue Songs

L.K.: A REAL Venue Song! A.S.: Alright, well I’ll just go ahead and state the obvious that this is a Who reference, almost certainly thanks to the Live At Leeds LP, which I still confidently claim to be the greatest live album of all time. L.K.: A lot of Venue Songs are pretty blatant shoutouts to other bands. This one being … Continue reading

#41 – “Boston” (2004)


[audio http://www.theymightbegiants.com/mp3/boston.mp3] L.K.: The infamous lost venue song, right? A.S.: One of the infamous lost venue songs. This one is actually available on their website; the true lost venue song is “New York”, the Irving Plaza one. L.K.: Given the questionable musical quality of some of the venue songs that actually were released, what is it about this one (and especially that one) that … Continue reading

#16 – “Tippecanoe And Tyler Too” (2004)

Venue Songs

L.K.: I was just thinking about this song all week, because I’ve been going back and listening to a bunch of political and presidential-themed music A.S.: It’s pretty nutty how all these songs keep conveniently popping up. This has to stop soon. L.K.: It’s too convenient. It’s eerie. A.S.: We can’t keep lucking out like this. L.K.: But yeah, this is … Continue reading

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