TMBG Countdown #6: Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsQrKZcYtqg First release: Flood, 1990 (This is an ongoing countdown that will be updated through April. Click here for the full list.) Flood was the record that started it all for so many TMBG fans, and still holds up as one...

TMBG Countdown #7: James K. Polk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9SvJMZs5Rs First release: Factory Showroom, 1996 (This is an ongoing countdown that will be updated through April. Click here for the full list.) Have I mentioned that I tend to favor the nerdiest songs? A muscial summation of the presidential...

Avengers: Age of Unrepentance

In which Hawkeye might not actually be sorry.

TMBG Countdown #8: Subliminal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6bfJIoabcE First release: John Henry, 1994 (This is an ongoing countdown that will be updated through April. Click here for the full list.) As the first track on the first They Might Be Giants album to feature a full band,...

TMBG Countdown #9: Fingertips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXmBs1OppXw First release: Apollo 18, 1992 (This is an ongoing countdown that will be updated through April. Click here for the full list.) I was thirteen years old in 1992, a nerdy kid, and They Might Be Giants was one...

HBO’s Game of Thrones: “House of Black and White” (S5E2)

WARNING: As usual I play fast and loose with spoilers, so if you aren't caught up on the TV series AND books (including the Winds of Winter sample chapters) you may want to sit this one...

TMBG Countdown #10: The End of the Tour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3tvB8XFG3g First release: John Henry, 1994 (This is an ongoing countdown that will be updated through April. Click here for the full list.) There is a pattern, at least in my mind, in which the last song on many They...

TMBG Countdown #11: Why Does the Sun Shine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JdWlSF195Y First release: Why Does the Sun Shine (EP), 1993 (This is an ongoing countdown that will be updated through April. Click here for the full list.) Another of the "science-songs" that made TMBG nerd icons long before the release...

TMBG Countdown #12: They’ll Need a Crane

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XdqMGBZjGM First release: Lincoln, 1988 (This is an ongoing countdown that will be updated through April. Click here for the full list.) For some reason, most of my favorite "love song"s are about breakups, and this goes right up...

TMBG Countdown #13: When Will You Die

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSQ8tZ35t4U First release: Join Us, 2011 (This is an ongoing countdown that will be updated through April. Click here for the full list.) Join Us was a pure pleasure for most TMBG fans for a lot of reasons, not...

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