TMBG Countdown #2: Birdhouse in Your Soul

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhjSzjoU7OQ First release: Flood, 1990 (This is an ongoing countdown that will be updated through April. Click here for the full list.)   I mentioned I saw the band this past Sunday night at Music Hall of Williamsburg? They did...

TMBG Countdown #3: Don’t Let’s Start

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAmFTmCs3IY First release: They Might Be Giants , 1986 (This is an ongoing countdown that will be updated through April. Click here for the full list.)   I have a confession: This song almost came in at #1, but I...

TMBG Countdown #4: Disappointing Show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJPRryh14sQ First release: TMBG Unlimited, 2001 (This is an ongoing countdown that will be updated through April. Click here for the full list.) This one requires a story. From TMBG.com: "This is from a live show at Columbia University in NYC....

TMBG Countdown #5: Science is Real

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty33v7UYYbw First release: Here Comes Science, 2009 (This is an ongoing countdown that will be updated through April. Click here for the full list.) An album of science songs was a natural choice for They Might Be Giants, especially after...

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...

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...

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