2.13.2008

"Build a little birdhouse in your soul"

I remember being introduced to They Might Be Giants in the 9th grade: April Crittenden was listening to Flood on her Walkman on our way to a ski trip. I thought it was just about the weirdest thing I had ever heard and, truth be known, we totally teased April about it because it was all so strange and new.

Cue college and I fell in love with and married a huge TMBG fan.

Now I have a kid who watches the Disney Channel where it’s impossible not to hear They Might Be Giants.

So you can probably guess what happened: 18 years later, after making fun of April, I’m a dedicated fan of the band. Check out Zooglobble’s interview with TBMG member John Flansburgh as they chat about the new kids’ album, Here Come the 123s.

2 comments:

Susan T. said...

I'll have to go read that interview. Somehow TMBG passed me by. Now, Deee-lite, that's a different story...

Meanwhile, here's a great piece on "Flood" from my blogging pal Quiet Bubble:

http://quietbubble.typepad.com/quiet_bubble/2007/05/after_the_flood.html

Susan

amy cray said...

i have a picture of you, me, and april on that camping trip.