The Incomparable

70: At the Time, They Were Just Average Height

 

  the incomparable podcast number 70 [TS]

  December 2011 [TS]

  welcome back to the incomparable podcast [TS]

  I'm Glenn Fleischmann and I'm slipping [TS]

  into the blue suede shoes of jason l [TS]

  this week the host our first geeky nerdy [TS]

  music episode back in September 2010 we [TS]

  to talk about soundtracks was an episode [TS]

  4 but this is the first time we're [TS]

  talking about band songs your worms our [TS]

  favorite music that kind of thing and [TS]

  there's a lot to talk about so this will [TS]

  likely be the first of several over the [TS]

  next millennia podcast we do on the [TS]

  subject of music we certainly can't fit [TS]

  everything and there's there's an [TS]

  explosion a nerd extravaganza of music [TS]

  designed for those of you who are [TS]

  listening to this podcast so joining me [TS]

  tonight is a regular host subjected to [TS]

  my mockery this time Jason smell I miss [TS]

  I miss the regular host what happened [TS]

  him what's wrong is in rehab again [TS]

  no he's not locked into a closet thank [TS]

  you for joining us thank you for hosting [TS]

  I thank you [TS]

  also joining us is Lex Friedman who is a [TS]

  friend of the podcast last on an episode [TS]

  41 so long ago i'm back to the future [TS]

  and he was also a silent guest for the [TS]

  episode 22 Stephen Fry does not appear [TS]

  which we here at the podcast call the [TS]

  podcast that must never be repeated [TS]

  well I hope to continue that trend of [TS]

  making unrepeatable podcaster also [TS]

  called Glenn's folly that's informal [TS]

  there are many podcasts they're called [TS]

  Glenn's always that's pretty much most [TS]

  of the time that's edited out of [TS]

  podcasts that called that I believe [TS]

  that's Jason's folly because he's doing [TS]

  the editing and finally we've got Scott [TS]

  McNulty host guard Scott Oakland you [TS]

  challenge my supremacy is host for this [TS]

  episode so we'll be fighting it out now [TS]

  you'll pay for your help out thanks [TS]

  Scott look Scott I I like Jason's less [TS]

  hostile introduction [TS]

  oh you will you would well so when we [TS]

  talk about tonight gentlemen we are [TS]

  talking about geeky music and I remember [TS]

  listening late at night when I was a lad [TS]

  to dr. Demento and geeky music back you [TS]

  know 300 years ago [TS]

  oh yeah 30 years ago was was it was dr. [TS]

  Demento stuff it was novelty record and [TS]

  it was Billy mummies [TS]

  efficient as on and you know things like [TS]

  that the coming to take me away and it [TS]

  was novelty stuff it wasn't the things [TS]

  that were for geeks were things that had [TS]

  inside jokes about Star Trek or Doctor [TS]

  Who strange they still do but nobody [TS]

  wasn't mainstream culture than it was [TS]

  all meant for people who were sort of [TS]

  stuck away [TS]

  listen to dr. Demento late at night [TS]

  recording them on their eight you know [TS]

  the reel-to-reel organize it did you [TS]

  ever appear on dr. Demento did you ever [TS]

  call in and let me have your [TS]

  requirements laid on the air you know [TS]

  that's an amazing thing I didn't know I [TS]

  I in fact did [TS]

  oh yes that's cool that's super cool [TS]

  yeah wait [TS]

  super cool i would like to go on record [TS]

  as saying I have a song played on the [TS]

  doctor with radio show we're song you [TS]

  created a song I created was played on [TS]

  the dr. Demento show [TS]

  oh my god this is a great secret you [TS]

  know I had a king and Lex has an ace [TS]

  I'm sorry about that my son was hooked [TS]

  on phonics it was a parody of ironic by [TS]

  alanis morissette with the music done by [TS]

  a person i had met through the internet [TS]

  while I was in junior high school and I [TS]

  have no idea who that person was or who [TS]

  generated that music for me at the time [TS]

  was hilarious [TS]

  that's awesome well we are obviously [TS]

  fully qualified then I get introduced to [TS]

  dr. menter by am I incredibly geeky [TS]

  theater friend so I was like double or [TS]

  triple geeky they're an older woman was [TS]

  involved in theatre and she introduced [TS]

  me to dr. Demento the show not the [TS]

  person and you know I listen for years [TS]

  and at some point I was like you know [TS]

  sort of it never gets any different it's [TS]

  sort of always the same kind of jokey [TS]

  slightly childhood stuff and I loved a [TS]

  lot of was on there and some of it i [TS]

  still listen to but i think that was [TS]

  sort of a a place where that all [TS]

  collected as we're weird al yankovic [TS]

  made his first appearance from Bray she [TS]

  played a doctor better play we're now [TS]

  first before to it though I've been out [TS]

  there the story ends with you having [TS]

  dinner with dr. Demento I swear to god [TS]

  I've never never have no connection you [TS]

  with anything that ok but so dr. Demento [TS]

  so I bring him up because I think he's [TS]

  kind of the point that people think [TS]

  about when they think about Kiki music [TS]

  to think about the novelty stuff but you [TS]

  know now it's something happened maybe [TS]

  in the nineteen eighties where Fred [TS]

  Schneider I mean maybe I'm being [TS]

  ridiculous here but i think that [TS]

  b-52 they're not geeky percent bring [TS]

  them up in this podcast as an example i [TS]

  keep your nerdy music [TS]

  not exactly but it was weird it was [TS]

  strange and hit the mainstream and [TS]

  around the same time I think that's when [TS]

  they might be giants started up in about [TS]

  nineteen eighty-two and we're gonna [TS]

  spend the first half of the podcast for [TS]

  the first portion talking about they may [TS]

  be Giants because they are sort of the [TS]

  the or nerd band they talked about nerdy [TS]

  weird things history and science and [TS]

  surrealism and they were incredibly [TS]

  clever in there lyrics they're sort of [TS]

  you know like as clever elvis costello [TS]

  if Elvis Costello did novelty style [TS]

  songs and they for awhile became almost [TS]

  popular it was an accident [TS]

  as I recall the time remember um was all [TS]

  a misunderstanding what it seemed like [TS]

  because they weren't trying to write pop [TS]

  music but they're really terrific [TS]

  songwriters and they wrote some music [TS]

  that apparently was just mainstream [TS]

  enough like it was the big was don't let [TS]

  start was not one of the big ones i [TS]

  think it was wasn't it slide with the [TS]

  birdhouse in your soul and eventually [TS]

  signed this excitement level [TS]

  yes I don't have particle man and [TS]

  parking and I signed to Elektra Records [TS]

  MTV started playing something [TS]

  Constantinople was on a TV show one of [TS]

  the kids shows and piney too tiny to [TS]

  school which was listened to by stoner [TS]

  watch mostly by stoners i think is [TS]

  orchid children children is there a [TS]

  difference through a child I was a [TS]

  stoner child I was told you were born [TS]

  fully grown so I my mother doesn't [TS]

  return my calls so they might be giants [TS]

  didn't maintain know this popularity for [TS]

  that long we start there's a great line [TS]

  i found the New Yorker profile them from [TS]

  2002 and it said they return to a more [TS]

  consistent if moderate popularity and I [TS]

  think that's sort of the case like [TS]

  everyone at a certain level knows who [TS]

  they might be giants are and they [TS]

  started in children's music more than a [TS]

  decade ago but they're almost 30 year [TS]

  old band and I wonder maybe each of you [TS]

  have a have the how did you come to they [TS]

  might be giants story or some kind of [TS]

  experience where is that assuming maybe [TS]

  I'm wrong this is kind of first band [TS]

  like that that came across your path who [TS]

  would like to start [TS]

  well I'll start is a as a doctor Demento [TS]

  list of course yes I was inculcated in [TS]

  all of that but that was something in at [TS]

  least in my life in it [TS]

  I get the impression in a lot of [TS]

  people's lives that's something you [TS]

  12 between the ages of you know 10 and [TS]

  14 15 and then you move and then you [TS]

  move on or in lexus case he continued [TS]

  problem with this day but most of us [TS]

  move on anyway um they might be giants i [TS]

  had a friend who I worked with in the [TS]

  mid-nineties Jim bribery who was the [TS]

  editor of mac user magazine at the time [TS]

  and he basically loaned me his copy of [TS]

  John Henry which is actually a great [TS]

  album and I i don't know whether this is [TS]

  thought but by more people who listen to [TS]

  they might be giants but it strikes me [TS]

  as like the overlooked and forgotten [TS]

  album in that it doesn't have what feels [TS]

  like a super big hit single on it but I [TS]

  love love love that entire album and I [TS]

  listened to that thing I I you know I [TS]

  gave Jim his CD back and bought my own [TS]

  CD of that and listen to it endlessly [TS]

  the one with the kids in the skull and [TS]

  on the album art and it says we hate [TS]

  they might be giants on the banner that [TS]

  said being held by children and it's got [TS]

  some you know some crazy songs like AK [TS]

  driver and and dirt bike and the end of [TS]

  the tour and snail shell and subliminal [TS]

  which they played in the show that i [TS]

  just saw with them and I thought that [TS]

  was really cool because for some reason [TS]

  I feel like John Henry is this album [TS]

  that nobody basically because one at the [TS]

  time it didn't seem like anybody had [TS]

  ever heard of them and I felt like I [TS]

  discovered this band that had this crazy [TS]

  album and then it opened up and I bottle [TS]

  all their other albums and have [TS]

  continued to do so but it was just a [TS]

  friend who thought that I would like it [TS]

  and boy you know full credit to gym who [TS]

  has excellent taste in music and he and [TS]

  I share a lot of likes of power pop [TS]

  bands and things like that that he [TS]

  zeroed in on they might be giants and [TS]

  let me borrow John Henry and the rest is [TS]

  history [TS]

  but John Henry is also my favorite [TS]

  they've enjoyed somebody really when it [TS]

  came out it was a controversy amongst [TS]

  hardcore they might be giants nerdy [TS]

  because it was a full band right because [TS]

  it's full band so everyone was like this [TS]

  is out [TS]

  Aegis what are you doing to us where's [TS]

  the accordion but exactly i will never [TS]

  listen to this [TS]

  well you can say where's the accordion [TS]

  on on John Henry the very first track [TS]

  yeah i knows with the accordance with [TS]

  the hardrock accordion I know but still [TS]

  there's the synthesizer I had no right I [TS]

  had no idea where the drum machine [TS]

  that's true that was the first that i [TS]

  had an experience that they might be [TS]

  giants up for me it was perfectly [TS]

  natural and I thought that was an [TS]

  awesome so I'm glad you like a to scott [TS]

  i do so Scott what's your what's your [TS]

  what's your story [TS]

  what's your story man I so when I was a [TS]

  kid I was not really interested in music [TS]

  for whatever reason so the music I grew [TS]

  up listening to was the music that my [TS]

  mother listen to which happened to be [TS]

  for those who lived in the New York area [TS]

  at the same time it was a CBS FM they [TS]

  play your favorite oldies CBS FM so I [TS]

  the music of my childhood is like from [TS]

  fifties and sixties which I thought [TS]

  apparently they lived in like a time [TS]

  bubble was current music and then I went [TS]

  to my friends house and he put on flood [TS]

  in a cassette and it blew my mind I was [TS]

  like what this is not due up [TS]

  what is going on these men they're [TS]

  singing with their voices in a different [TS]

  fashion it's true so then that was birds [TS]

  and things the first I heard of them and [TS]

  then I they have because they were my [TS]

  favorite band ever since and that's my [TS]

  story [TS]

  I think it's sorry i just listened to [TS]

  SBC FM which played your least favorite [TS]

  oldies I don't know they're on the [TS]

  airport they tied her up [TS]

  it's funny you say that i grew up with [TS]

  my parents weren't that into music my [TS]

  dad actually is from the pretty rock n [TS]

  roll era so he has no no connection to [TS]

  actual modern music and my mom was a [TS]

  high school student 50 so she kind of [TS]

  got it and but the station listened to [TS]

  was like this weird am stationed in San [TS]

  Francisco that played like the giants [TS]

  baseball games were on there and they [TS]

  were like guys doing funny voices and [TS]

  comedy sketches and then adult [TS]

  contemporary songs [TS]

  I haven't I have energy like no can be [TS]

  our before it became an all sports [TS]

  station and I have an encyclopedic [TS]

  knowledge of some of the worst music of [TS]

  the nineteen seventies and early [TS]

  eighties because you know it's Starland [TS]

  Vocal Band afternoon do not delight whoo [TS]

  boy I know that one backward forward [TS]

  that it took me until it was it was [TS]

  until i was in high school before I [TS]

  realized all these songs that I thought [TS]

  were great were actually buy one band [TS]

  called The Beatles I knew what I knew [TS]

  the songs but had no knowledge of this [TS]

  only so I I hear what you're saying [TS]

  Scott that's in strange they might be [TS]

  giants a little bit of the graduation [TS]

  bandits one of the first bands where you [TS]

  claim it if you're the right age which [TS]

  apparently is from roughly 30 years to [TS]

  roughly in your forties is it's the band [TS]

  you go like oh that's the band that is [TS]

  of my time even if it's weird you know I [TS]

  was in college in 1991 flood came out [TS]

  and i totally missed it and i have no [TS]

  idea how that happened [TS]

  that was when they were popular you [TS]

  probably just regarded them as no no it [TS]

  was a land college campus it was the [TS]

  perfect place i have no idea my I feel [TS]

  like my college underground music store [TS]

  let me down by not saying son by this [TS]

  flood thing by this now my wife's elvis [TS]

  costello in college there's a slight [TS]

  digression but it was all that same time [TS]

  he was touring in the first half he do [TS]

  this thing we started a lot of your [TS]

  favorites and whatever and kind of [TS]

  wasn't great was a fine show and then [TS]

  everybody left the people who stayed he [TS]

  sort of got rid of all the fat boys he [TS]

  brought the great we love songs and [TS]

  spinach and play whatever came up you [TS]

  know people come up and spin his entire [TS]

  saga discography was that kind of time [TS]

  it's like people actually enjoy great [TS]

  colleges and playing two notes I mean [TS]

  now it's all there wasn't commercial [TS]

  them but they weren't making much money [TS]

  then it's all different time but it was [TS]

  also time when you could have like they [TS]

  might be giants all these groups that [TS]

  even if they are relatively popular to [TS]

  go to college campuses they get you know [TS]

  hundreds and hundreds of people out [TS]

  there Philip the football stadiums or [TS]

  the auditorium or whatever it was some [TS]

  was fun time [TS]

  go on I know what you're thinking I know [TS]

  what you're thinking you're thinking [TS]

  wait a minute i still don't know how Lex [TS]

  got introduced today when yeah I wasn't [TS]

  exactly thinking that but now you [TS]

  mentioned iamcurious you tell us- by [TS]

  virtue and benefit of my [TS]

  age i was introduced to the moment a [TS]

  much younger age then for example Jason [TS]

  my first cassette of they might be [TS]

  giants was actually any legally dubbed [TS]

  copy this was curly file-sharing folks a [TS]

  lot of copy that my sister I have two [TS]

  sisters my older sister am who was five [TS]

  years older than I am had gotten this [TS]

  tape from a friend in school so I got a [TS]

  dub of Abby's dub and one side of the [TS]

  tape was flood and the other side of the [TS]

  tape was the self-titled debut they [TS]

  might be giants album and I just I wore [TS]

  it out i listened to that tape over and [TS]

  over again so much so that I literally [TS]

  wore out the tape and so using those [TS]

  media that existed that you can wear out [TS]

  over time by using this it is true and [TS]

  so I the the what's true for me in my [TS]

  fandom of any kind of entertainment [TS]

  source whether it's TV shows or books or [TS]

  music is that whatever music or TV or [TS]

  whatever I like I have to like [TS]

  obsessively and III become a complete so [TS]

  the first musician that I really loved [TS]

  as Jason already alluded to was weird al [TS]

  yankovic and you know what I think [TS]

  separates will get too weird elegant [TS]

  little bit later perhaps but what I [TS]

  think separates they might be giants and [TS]

  even weird al is not just you know [TS]

  especially they may be times it's not [TS]

  just the the topics they sing about the [TS]

  fact that you know it's the their name [TS]

  implies especially are not going for [TS]

  humor in most of their music but it's [TS]

  the the fact that what separates them is [TS]

  that they take the musicianship the [TS]

  music part of it just as seriously as [TS]

  they take the lyrics and I think to me [TS]

  that's you know so there's you can [TS]

  listen to their coming to take me away [TS]

  you could take well there's some funny [TS]

  lines in there you can listen to a lot [TS]

  of the stuff dr. mental place and feel [TS]

  that way but meant much of it is not [TS]

  realistic able because the musicality [TS]

  just isn't there and I think that's [TS]

  where they might be giants really set [TS]

  themselves apart and I think even when I [TS]

  was you know I don't know 19 might be is [TS]

  so I got the tape 1991 so I was 11 [TS]

  even at 11 years old I was appreciative [TS]

  of the fact that this was something you [TS]

  could listen to over and over again and [TS]

  it didn't wear out its welcome it just [TS]

  wore out the tape itself i think you [TS]

  bring up a great point is I think that [TS]

  was the that was the difference between [TS]

  they might be giants maybe other your [TS]

  mission say that a lot of novelty [TS]

  actually actually we're pretty fine [TS]

  musicians but they really were trying [TS]

  to be silly your infantile or should get [TS]

  a rise of trying to see it was by roll [TS]

  back in the you know 60 seventies [TS]

  eighties when people were exchanging [TS]

  tapes they could sell 45 and record [TS]

  stores and the whole thing like they're [TS]

  hoping to get like I'm gonna get a [TS]

  grandma got run over by a reindeer thing [TS]

  and sell a million copies over Christmas [TS]

  and that's how I'm gonna make my money [TS]

  and in that was a different thing than [TS]

  these guys building richly later music [TS]

  even with just the two of them and you [TS]

  know some drum sander drum crab [TS]

  synthesizer and other stuff they they [TS]

  can sing in so many different styles [TS]

  it's kind of like Weird Al and I don't [TS]

  think I felt like I didn't realize this [TS]

  with we don't feel much weight very late [TS]

  in his career the two guys John [TS]

  Flansburg and John well the John's who [TS]

  front the band they could have been pop [TS]

  stars i think if they wanted to in some [TS]

  way like I think they wrote songs that [TS]

  sound practically like the Beatles and [TS]

  then that is fine and refined whatever [TS]

  that quite as catchy but they could have [TS]

  chosen a different route than this one [TS]

  and this is the one that their music and [TS]

  interest [TS]

  welcome to is to be you know super geeky [TS]

  and funny and also you have to like was [TS]

  it john munoz that side project was the [TS]

  50 states that ever listen to all the [TS]

  songs state songs dance songs yeah his [TS]

  side effort what I've been told so [TS]

  perhaps you're interested where I [TS]

  learned about they might be giants maybe [TS]

  yes Glenn oh yeah tell us [TS]

  I was different so i was i was a hundred [TS]

  years old in 1986 and I'm sorry [TS]

  acquisition college in nineteen eighties [TS]

  and UK market their first album on a wax [TS]

  cylinder it was it Mel Thomas Edison [TS]

  delivered itself states he said that we [TS]

  played on my victory in the omaha this [TS]

  marvelous new recording by these [TS]

  gentlemen they must be Giants they've [TS]

  birthday must be giants at the time they [TS]

  were just average height so a friend of [TS]

  mine who is the most interesting person [TS]

  I'd probably ever met in college later [TS]

  became an editor of the at the Village [TS]

  Voice and wrote a fascinating novel that [TS]

  I think called personal days that [TS]

  reflects everything I knew about him in [TS]

  college [TS]

  he's like hey I bet you like this group [TS]

  they're called they may be Giants that i [TS]

  was like i like the name just I like the [TS]

  name to start with I'd seen the george [TS]

  scott film which is [TS]

  very peculiar and he takes me to some a [TS]

  record store with with actual vinyl [TS]

  recordings and we purchased such an item [TS]

  and that was it i believe i did buy [TS]

  their first album I think it was they [TS]

  may already have had a Lincoln might [TS]

  already been out but i believe i bought [TS]

  the very first they might be giants and [TS]

  self-titled album but then that was [TS]

  great when flood came and remember [TS]

  coming out and going oh this is so much [TS]

  its better produced it's richer it's [TS]

  like it's a bigger thing with the same [TS]

  thing and then Apollo 18 which I felt [TS]

  terribly became something quite [TS]

  different less silly there's like there [TS]

  was a narrative continuity in the song [TS]

  they made sense for once but anyway so I [TS]

  feel like I didn't discover them by [TS]

  simply just turned out of the really [TS]

  early on and I've got this you know [TS]

  25-year history with them now but they [TS]

  don't know me a bit i haven't Jason I've [TS]

  never met them either [TS]

  ok there are no connection to them [TS]

  whatsoever it's funny that it came up [TS]

  the idea that they went chose to go [TS]

  another direction and not be pure sort [TS]

  of like straightforward pop but had this [TS]

  kind of quirky element I feel like it's [TS]

  a John Henry was controversial but I [TS]

  their next album factory showroom I felt [TS]

  like verged on being a completely [TS]

  straight mainstream Rock Album not quite [TS]

  but so close that I felt like I expected [TS]

  their album after that to just be a [TS]

  regular rock album and instead what [TS]

  happened is they went back to being [TS]

  crazier and Kiki or a nerdier they went [TS]

  the other way was like you know know [TS]

  know this song is too straightforward we [TS]

  can't have that we need to step it back [TS]

  not i just went away in there Jason I [TS]

  believe because you know i have had this [TS]

  conversation that factory showroom is is [TS]

  another one of your favorite they might [TS]

  be giants album yes but it's so funny to [TS]

  me to hear you say that you thought that [TS]

  one was there you know more mainstream [TS]

  Rock effort i mean i think there are [TS]

  some some real hard rock song real hard [TS]

  is not really reacted with some you know [TS]

  real intense rock songs like till my [TS]

  head falls off there when you think [TS]

  about tracks like exclusive dead guy or [TS]

  metal detector xec vs animated or james [TS]

  k polk or I can hear you [TS]

  which are you know make up half this [TS]

  album down I don't like it any sense you [TS]

  could say this is a rock out many of [TS]

  these tracks are a performance pieces [TS]

  yeah but i had his pet name not about a [TS]

  straightforward as they've ever been in [TS]

  New York City is that not about [TS]

  straightforward several new york city is [TS]

  a cover this capital that they do love [TS]

  doing the covers and I i agree with you [TS]

  there but your pet name I think I mean I [TS]

  love pet name it I would you know we can [TS]

  get into this too but I happen to my end [TS]

  up being more of a lil song fan the [TS]

  flames of birdsong family list my [TS]

  favorites is it always leaves lanell but [TS]

  cracking the favorites list from [TS]

  Flansburg is always going to be pet name [TS]

  and I don't think it's straightforward i [TS]

  mean i think that you know musically [TS]

  sonically maybe it's a little bit [TS]

  straightforward but lyrically it's it's [TS]

  not a pop song you can listen to the [TS]

  radio and say I know exactly what's [TS]

  happening in this song it's especially [TS]

  the verses progressive we get into cats [TS]

  cradle and where God me it's very I [TS]

  think subtle isn't leading the NL your [TS]

  tribute band name [TS]

  yeah where it is now right Eileen john [TS]

  henry st each other you know I'm gonna [TS]

  tell you honestly I couldn't tell you [TS]

  which I'd ever look at those credits for [TS]

  these guys [TS]

  whether its plans for early now I know [TS]

  there's different kinds of things things [TS]

  that right but yeah well sort of yeah i [TS]

  mean that's the thing too is they have [TS]

  like some might actually my favorite [TS]

  they might be giants memory is not [TS]

  seeing them live which i saw i think [TS]

  only see them once at the Showbox in [TS]

  seattle classic venue where the smoke is [TS]

  so thick it was in the space looking [TS]

  smoking clubs days that I almost [TS]

  couldn't see them on the stage from [TS]

  across a very small but states but they [TS]

  were terrific they're actually such good [TS]

  performers live that it was slightly [TS]

  disappointed as I hoped they would be [TS]

  more spontaneous but very tight and they [TS]

  they delivered but my favorite memory is [TS]

  watching them when Apollo 18 came out [TS]

  they want the jay leno show and they [TS]

  performed with my favorite singers are [TS]

  sit straw the tall strange woman who was [TS]

  on adventures of pete and pete just a [TS]

  terrific fasting singer with interesting [TS]

  voice and she sang they saying the lion [TS]

  sleeps tonight [TS]

  silver spaceship and which is a weird [TS]

  song in any guitar with that all the [TS]

  good times all the guitar Glenn it's [TS]

  called let him host this podcast i was a [TS]

  clerical error [TS]

  I don't know who wrote any of the songs [TS]

  I don't know what you don't know the [TS]

  names of the sound perfect i was singing [TS]

  your favorite memory is not seeing them [TS]

  live [TS]

  but i have lunch with their producer [TS]

  allocation I'll get you LT so the so [TS]

  they're performing the song it was [TS]

  slightly a tune because you know the [TS]

  monitors don't always work in studios UC [TS]

  Santa live it's often whatever say sing [TS]

  this song and the cover letter and he's [TS]

  looking at them like who the hell but [TS]

  these guys I don't know what that world [TS]

  so he says [TS]

  so I you guys like sports it was like if [TS]

  in Letterman that would have been funny [TS]

  but letter just had no they just SAT [TS]

  there and sort of series each other made [TS]

  adultery conversation to linocuts single [TS]

  for a commercial but it was like he did [TS]

  not get em one bit not a superpower me [TS]

  surprised yeah exactly but they were [TS]

  booked because they were popular at that [TS]

  exact moment in time they were popular [TS]

  enough to be considered and then booked [TS]

  on the jay leno show whatever it was [TS]

  called at the time the tonight show [TS]

  perhaps I don't know the show jay little [TS]

  shouldn't host GRE look it's whatever [TS]

  show it was it was the right I believe [TS]

  it was the conan o'brien show featuring [TS]

  a letter [TS]

  I you know I i have it's not guilt but [TS]

  there's a tiny sense of shame for me [TS]

  even participating in this podcast only [TS]

  because I feel like especially in my [TS]

  even younger years they might be giants [TS]

  help me develop was probably my worst [TS]

  habit as a friend who wanted to share [TS]

  music which was I was that guy when I [TS]

  wanted to play know the the newest [TS]

  greatest they might be trying to track [TS]

  from whatever the new out was for [TS]

  friends who were perhaps less fond or [TS]

  less familiar with the band was it but [TS]

  you gotta listen just listen to this [TS]

  next year you know just listen to what [TS]

  happened seriously because act to me you [TS]

  know for some songs when you're [TS]

  listening to the beatles whom you know [TS]

  they may be guys themselves have cited [TS]

  as a strong influence i guess every [TS]

  decent band has that's a good influence [TS]

  you know you can hear it though you can [TS]

  hear the beatles in the lyrics and the [TS]

  OGG certainly can what do you think [TS]

  about something like I wanna hold your [TS]

  hand I think you're okay by verse 2 if [TS]

  you check out a little bit and just [TS]

  start you know appreciating the sound [TS]

  and aren't paying attention but when [TS]

  you're in that they might be giants song [TS]

  you want to pay attention at least I [TS]

  want to pay attention to what's [TS]

  happening lyrically 1 verse 2 comes [TS]

  around and whatever else comes around [TS]

  because there are no wasted words and [TS]

  everything they're saying is important [TS]

  to that song and I was like you know you [TS]

  have to be quiet listen to standing in [TS]

  my car where they tore down the girl [TS]

  just wait for the next line to make room [TS]

  for the torn down garage [TS]

  okay so yeah just needlessly obsessing [TS]

  over each individual lyric I feel that I [TS]

  do and I I feel a little bit of shame [TS]

  about well you know I want to ask you [TS]

  guys I think I made this comment I [TS]

  didn't make this coming earlier I [TS]

  haven't forgotten yet which is that I [TS]

  you know the first couple albums the [TS]

  eponymous album eponymous debut album [TS]

  and Lincoln we're really i would say [TS]

  their nonsense song for the songs had [TS]

  less intentional meaning in what should [TS]

  we say they're a little more like almost [TS]

  stream-of-consciousness you know just [TS]

  things that was a [TS]

  stream-of-consciousness more like [TS]

  subconscious thinking like that thing [TS]

  when you're half-asleep and kind as the [TS]

  unconscious is like you're half asleep [TS]

  and these things connect like I you know [TS]

  purple to pay our countdown going down [TS]

  to count on the counter friends with me [TS]

  they live beneath the ocean live need to [TS]

  see of course the cows do great [TS]

  it's just things like you're almost [TS]

  you're just nodding off to sleep and it [TS]

  makes sense then and then its culture [TS]

  killed my dog and I don't have enough [TS]

  air they'll need to shoehorn with teeth [TS]

  you know I want to shoehorn stepped on [TS]

  my teeth it's just this clock [TS]

  I want to apologize to our they may be [TS]

  Giants who are you were so upset at [TS]

  Glenn's butchering the lyrics of this [TS]

  song [TS]

  wait what am I saying so you sing it [TS]

  what is that every everything you do is [TS]

  better hide with he started the door he [TS]

  would get what beat i was eating their [TS]

  beliefs are very good too or no access [TS]

  respiration skating like the leaves [TS]

  oh gosh i did not realize how hard this [TS]

  job was Jason and so I took it off and I [TS]

  don't want the world glad I just want my [TS]

  half due to so from this guy you know [TS]

  now I was gonna make up the lyrics [TS]

  remember to myself don't think my god is [TS]

  going to host the podcast play with us i [TS]

  think that it would you mind if i write [TS]

  and green magic marker on the back of [TS]

  your head right now Jason because you [TS]

  know so between they might be giants [TS]

  eponymous debut and Lincoln yes with [TS]

  flood they got into more narrative stuff [TS]

  and I think Apollo 8 even more so [TS]

  there's actually a stitched on the story [TS]

  i mean their stories in the first two [TS]

  albums but i think they didn't become [TS]

  like true [TS]

  contains storytellers until later apollo [TS]

  18 is famous for a you know annoying [TS]

  people who shuffled because they realize [TS]

  there is that too [TS]

  absolutely just which makes absolutely [TS]

  no sense but is my favorite part of [TS]

  Apollo 80mm at least you're saying the [TS]

  fingertips the song makes no sense [TS]

  I i think it makes little sense see you [TS]

  know I'm gonna talk at two sides of my [TS]

  mouth which is a parlor trick I learned [TS]

  you know I think there is respect once [TS]

  okay this that you know there's a [TS]

  tendency and this part of what am I you [TS]

  know when my early internet time was [TS]

  spent on forums either discussing weird [TS]

  LOL where they might be giants and you [TS]

  know there was this tendency then and [TS]

  still now to to analyze everything might [TS]

  be giants long ago for what's the [TS]

  interpretation what's really happening i [TS]

  think that probably in my mind at least [TS]

  that starts because of their first I [TS]

  think one of their first major singles [TS]

  birdhouse in your soul whose lyrics are [TS]

  not it's not obvious to many listeners [TS]

  who liked the song what it's about if [TS]

  they don't spend the time to actually [TS]

  look we're really pay strict attention [TS]

  to the lyrics so then every song of [TS]

  theirs gets over analyze and you know [TS]

  you have a baby died saying you know [TS]

  most of the time we don't have deeper [TS]

  meaning you know when people are [TS]

  learning about this lyric it's because [TS]

  it fit the song nicely there or arrived [TS]

  at the regular price but it is a [TS]

  different thing between it the song [TS]

  having to make some coherent sense that [TS]

  you can decode and they're being a story [TS]

  in the song and I think osher the story [TS]

  was a very small story like both of car [TS]

  is a crate I Love Boat of car but it's [TS]

  like it's almost indecipherable what the [TS]

  story is and there's sort of using [TS]

  language not tell the story but to tell [TS]

  you there is a story there [TS]

  I think that's there when you get into [TS]

  flood and Apollo 18 i think more so and [TS]

  there's there is an actual narrative [TS]

  they're telling within many not all of [TS]

  the songs where paints all you know it's [TS]

  it's a world they create briefly and [TS]

  then destroy no I think that's fair but [TS]

  i would just say even though i think [TS]

  that it's easy to overanalyze they might [TS]

  be giants songs that I feel that [TS]

  fingertips actually does tell a story [TS]

  well you pick that is your favorite song [TS]

  so you don't get a talk about anything [TS]

  that's fine because I'm cutting you off [TS]

  I'm cutting you off friedman because we [TS]

  talked in this episode we're planning [TS]

  this episode about that a little more [TS]

  focus where each picking a song that we [TS]

  like and we'll talk about it [TS]

  like I want you to go first because i [TS]

  just cut you off and lets you picked the [TS]

  Mesopotamians unless i'm pronouncing [TS]

  that wrong no you nailed it [TS]

  oh it you know it to me there without a [TS]

  security what album is it from her that [TS]

  I'm sure well the Mesopotamian else is [TS]

  on the else that's exactly right 20,000 [TS]

  that somebody has done their homework [TS]

  left like somebody has been the pedia [TS]

  really open front of them yeah sadly [TS]

  wikipedia just include lyrics you don't [TS]

  even wikipedia you just need TM bTW this [TS]

  might be a wiki which is the variable [TS]

  source for they might be giants wiki [TS]

  information that's where the real fans [TS]

  come tmw dotnet you've got your lyrics [TS]

  your interpretations your song facs [TS]

  analysis and all that but so the [TS]

  Mesopotamians I like on 800 levels and i [TS]

  think that the reason i picked it for 75 [TS]

  cows our podcast the reason i picked for [TS]

  this podcast is because i truly think I [TS]

  mean it is up there nine children focus [TS]

  songs it has to rank in the top ten [TS]

  nerdiest they might be giant songs it [TS]

  works out a lot of levels first you've [TS]

  got the the historical level you know [TS]

  he's Jenelle who wrote and sings the [TS]

  song you know is talking about the [TS]

  Mesopotamia and he's citing Sargon [TS]

  Hammurabi oxygen bond appalling [TS]

  Gilgamesh you very rarely feature i [TS]

  think of popular music I can't name a [TS]

  many other songs with offshore Barbara [TS]

  Calif specifically asked but so you've [TS]

  got that element and you've got a very [TS]

  strange as that when you listen to the [TS]

  song you've got a very strange sort of [TS]

  temporal anomaly happening at the song [TS]

  because there clearly living in [TS]

  Mesopotamia in the time of Mesopotamia [TS]

  yet they're driving around in there [TS]

  econoline van as they tour from town to [TS]

  town in their band so you've got all [TS]

  that happening which i think is [TS]

  interesting and then you've got this [TS]

  note first that the band has a sort of [TS]

  theirs discontent within the band at one [TS]

  point where you know he's not going to [TS]

  share his gun with one of the members of [TS]

  the band because he said his haircut was [TS]

  poor and then you've got a whole Beatles [TS]

  Paul is dead reference where they're [TS]

  singing you know I thought that you were [TS]

  dead I thought you crashed your car and [TS]

  he's no man I've been right here this [TS]

  whole time playing bass guitar it's it's [TS]

  it's it's a mean the song is bizarre [TS]

  there is no other band that could ever [TS]

  have written that song I don't think you [TS]

  can say that about every day might be [TS]

  giants song [TS]

  I'm confident that with the [TS]

  Mesopotamians and I think you know it's [TS]

  it's also i think just musically very [TS]

  interesting and it's starting i think [TS]

  around i don't know 2004-2005 john [TS]

  linnell started writing songs more often [TS]

  that didn't require in his mind a [TS]

  standard verse chorus verse chorus verse [TS]

  chorus pattern and know when you listen [TS]

  to Mesopotamia is it doesn't sound like [TS]

  it's you know a crazy contract that's [TS]

  weaving in and out of all sorts of [TS]

  different sections but when you if you [TS]

  pay strict attention to it it's it's [TS]

  very crazy the way all that works [TS]

  together there isn't a standard [TS]

  first-force pattern at all and I don't [TS]

  know it's I think it's musically great i [TS]

  think it's clearly great it's it's I [TS]

  love it [TS]

  let's pretend to listen to a little bit [TS]

  of it right now hey man [TS]

  [Music] [TS]

  and [TS]

  [Music] [TS]

  I'm gonna pick Scotland's got you picked [TS]

  one of my favorite songs i almost picked [TS]

  it but you did so I'm letting you have a [TS]

  exquisite dead guy but i guess some [TS]

  rotating in his display case it is from [TS]

  factory showroom is it not yes yes it is [TS]

  a program i thought i had turned to [TS]

  glare do one point I think we were all [TS]

  picking songs from factory showroom [TS]

  sometimes the way to land the plane [TS]

  kicked i picked 12 and led kicked me out [TS]

  and we're going to choose something else [TS]

  1996 yeah actually showroom is a very [TS]

  strong album you know that has many [TS]

  fantastic songs on it I think squid [TS]

  squid a dead guy is the best [TS]

  they might be giants on on that album [TS]

  because it is kind of odd how it is [TS]

  short [TS]

  it has very few lyrics it's very [TS]

  catching make sure thang who is this [TS]

  exquisite dead guy [TS]

  are they talking about I don't know let [TS]

  in or Jesus recording or recovery or are [TS]

  they just talking about the exquisite [TS]

  corpse writing game [TS]

  who knows beautiful harmony harmony it's [TS]

  true and if they mention a skyhook which [TS]

  i'm not sure what it is but I like it [TS]

  could you picture that I picture the [TS]

  exquisite guy like sort of being flown [TS]

  under a helicopter from the sky look as [TS]

  always my images just being suspended [TS]

  rotating flying through the sky under a [TS]

  helicopter now but not everyone's [TS]

  opinion print that that could be it i [TS]

  don't know what's gonna hook it all have [TS]

  our I don't know exactly [TS]

  this is a the beauty of the song is it [TS]

  so short and yet so many possibilities [TS]

  there's very little instrumentation it's [TS]

  mostly just like I think there's a base [TS]

  and maybe a little bit of a very subtle [TS]

  drums but it's mostly just them singing [TS]

  we want to harp in the Oregon going into [TS]

  the leverage to the bridges what makes [TS]

  the song let's pretend to listen to the [TS]

  bridge right out my supposed to let you [TS]

  no way I feel about you [TS]

  [Music] [TS]

  ba-bop ba-bop ba-bop ba-bop ba-bop [TS]

  ba-bop ba-bop ba-bop ba-bop ba-bop [TS]

  ba-bop and there we go that was good all [TS]

  right so that Scott continue pray [TS]

  continue [TS]

  that's it i'm a simple explanation of [TS]

  the songs only two minutes long how much [TS]

  kids to do I don't want to explain to [TS]

  talk about it for longer than the actual [TS]

  song is that's well apparently don't [TS]

  have that problem that they have with [TS]

  Star Wars so oh let's talk about [TS]

  exquisite dead guy all night [TS]

  well I i mean if you wanted to talk for [TS]

  an extra medicine is dead guy it's one [TS]

  of the name Abby Jones they might be [TS]

  giants songs that I put in that category [TS]

  of its it's a set-piece it's a [TS]

  performance art song in a way that you [TS]

  know some other songs on every car that [TS]

  doesn't make it better or worse but I [TS]

  feel like there are some and i think i'm [TS]

  in the minority opinion here because I [TS]

  think you all three if you really love [TS]

  the song whereas i merely like it you [TS]

  know there are songs that you can rock [TS]

  out to when you can just say I'm gonna [TS]

  put this on and whether i'm paying [TS]

  attention or not it's going to make my [TS]

  day better by virtue of my listening to [TS]

  it but exquisite dead guy to me is a [TS]

  song that one rocks out to revenge have [TS]

  to it's a song that you experience each [TS]

  time displayed because it's like it's [TS]

  theater in a song i agree with that [TS]

  actually it's not [TS]

  I I wouldn't although Scott is a [TS]

  handsome man i would not pick this is my [TS]

  close to my favorite from that album [TS]

  with some of my favorite songs are on [TS]

  but it's funny and I enjoy it and I [TS]

  recall my wife and I sing along to it [TS]

  the car every time it played and it's [TS]

  just fun it is a symbol nights [TS]

  interaction or something well it's it's [TS]

  I think it's that we don't know the [TS]

  skyhook is we don't know what's going on [TS]

  but it's all intriguing it's and it [TS]

  sounds good and it's it's catchy and I [TS]

  could dance to where I saw his mouth [TS]

  move so I and i'm going to take the next [TS]

  talk before I give it a sin which is [TS]

  another song from faction room because [TS]

  it's it's so darn catchy and this song [TS]

  is I'm gonna double-check the title in [TS]

  order to mark the bells are ringing [TS]

  write it as medicine i pricked [TS]

  called lossing twice daily but is it [TS]

  that called the dolls are bringing great [TS]

  fantastic song and so the reason I've [TS]

  always always like the Sun and sometimes [TS]

  when I just need like to get something [TS]

  out of my head i'll play this song [TS]

  because i think it's so catchy will [TS]

  chase other earworms away and it's it's [TS]

  a you know this talk is well let's [TS]

  listen to a little bit of it first [TS]

  doing it [TS]

  [Music] [TS]

  voices telling [TS]

  [Music] [TS]

  constructed a generation they probably [TS]

  by the way [TS]

  Congress [TS]

  baby [TS]

  [Music] [TS]

  and [TS]

  and so there's that great this recurring [TS]

  thing its exquisite guy has the has a [TS]

  pop on about up and up and up and up and [TS]

  up everything thing up and and the bells [TS]

  ringing has the bong bong bong bong [TS]

  bong-bong-bong bunk but i like the bells [TS]

  are ringing because it the first time I [TS]

  heard them like I've seen that [TS]

  science-fiction movie it it tells almost [TS]

  the entire structures like is an alien [TS]

  invasion people's minds are taken over [TS]

  there's a little tension that the girl [TS]

  you know this one woman it's this as a [TS]

  girl need [TS]

  [Music] [TS]

  shield from [TS]

  by hand [TS]

  p dude pays her staring [TS]

  it's just this is beautifully written [TS]

  little concise think it's as if someone [TS]

  said ok tell me an entire story about an [TS]

  event in you know 40 words can have a [TS]

  Twitter style competition [TS]

  oh it's it's basically invasion of the [TS]

  Body Body Snatchers except instead of [TS]

  aliens its consumerism and holiday [TS]

  holiday consumerism specifically which [TS]

  for this time of year seems appropriate [TS]

  I it is one of my favorite kind of [TS]

  oddball christmas songs in a way because [TS]

  it to me that's exactly what it is is [TS]

  you can't you cannot escape it it you [TS]

  will get you talk to your better ideas [TS]

  because I hear that I think this song is [TS]

  being about mind control but I don't [TS]

  think of its being about consumerism so [TS]

  where do you get the consumerism from [TS]

  what the great things about they may be [TS]

  Giants as they try to do rhythmically [TS]

  rich interesting things they do you know [TS]

  syncopation they do what do you call [TS]

  that effect with you it is it that [TS]

  syncopation it's a common response and [TS]

  you have like pop but we got two sets of [TS]

  voices working in alternation there is a [TS]

  musical term for it i don't recall the [TS]

  NK track singing the user in them anyway [TS]

  so they to our stuff that's very well [TS]

  it's very often when there when they [TS]

  want to they can be rhythmically complex [TS]

  harmonically complex they pull of things [TS]

  from world music some of which sound [TS]

  very obscure they'll use really bizarre [TS]

  instruments when I saw them live there [TS]

  like and the glockenspiel and bring up [TS]

  will you play the glockenspiel after [TS]

  this whole bit with a guy he comes and [TS]

  goes being and then it goes away with [TS]

  the clock it feels like Van baerle show [TS]

  and horn exactly right and you played [TS]

  the glockenspiel so they they like to [TS]

  play with instruments like to play with [TS]

  that and i think this song its there's [TS]

  aspects of minimalist music in it [TS]

  because you're a repetitive theme that's [TS]

  used the underlying components that [TS]

  supposed to create you in and i think is [TS]

  part of the whole musicality they bring [TS]

  but it's just like listening to it like [TS]

  singing along to it [TS]

  ok so Lex here's my answer to you about [TS]

  the bells ringing which is it is my [TS]

  interpretation of it i feel that the [TS]

  bells themselves are our I've [TS]

  interpreted that as being kind of [TS]

  holiday like bells and I feel like what [TS]

  they're what the people are doing is is [TS]

  shopping is is buying things it's it [TS]

  that's what the people miss you know [TS]

  they're trying to fulfill themselves and [TS]

  I [TS]

  I so that's how I've always read it is [TS]

  as interesting as a Christmas as a xmas [TS]

  on where Christmas bells and the [TS]

  compulsion to go out and buy things that [TS]

  Christmas is what what's happening [TS]

  the nice thing for me is that your [TS]

  interpretation can co-exist very kindly [TS]

  with mine so I it's it's it means it is [TS]

  mind control but I I view it as being [TS]

  through the reflection of sort of [TS]

  consumerism but i also like the science [TS]

  fictiony part of if you think about it [TS]

  was pure sci-fi where where they didn't [TS]

  have aliens come down there giant bodies [TS]

  take over us it's its bowels there's no [TS]

  explanation that off the tell stories [TS]

  one of the great things about I think [TS]

  music in general is that you can tell a [TS]

  story in such short strokes because the [TS]

  the music itself is supposed to make up [TS]

  and helps us paint the picture our head [TS]

  and the negative things like the bells [TS]

  ringing it's a-ok oral i don't care i [TS]

  don't know the details [TS]

  you got me drunk and hit the outro to is [TS]

  so great [TS]

  [Music] [TS]

  we have one more contestant dr. worm [TS]

  Jason you like dr. which is also i would [TS]

  have to say one of my many thousands of [TS]

  favorites of their songs [TS]

  dr. worm is from which album dr. worm is [TS]

  the I think only studio track on the [TS]

  entire damage one of the only studio [TS]

  taxon severe tire damage correct [TS]

  what's the other the severe tire damage [TS]

  theme is that what you're thinking [TS]

  well there's the severe tire damage the [TS]

  but there's also about me [TS]

  oh really weird bizarre at the very end [TS]

  right okay it's the only decent studio [TS]

  song will accept that you on the live [TS]

  album severe tire damage where they [TS]

  stick at studio track on the front of it [TS]

  in order to sell it to people who might [TS]

  not want otherwise by a they might be [TS]

  giants live album and so it'sit's track [TS]

  one and it's actually good album [TS]

  management good rare rare ish stuff on [TS]

  there that I like in the end the live [TS]

  stuff too but and this is truly horrible [TS]

  disappears because because although my [TS]

  favorite my favorite I think bar none [TS]

  they might be giants on his metal [TS]

  detector and the geeky song that I [TS]

  wanted to talk about is spiraling shape [TS]

  also from factory showroom client has [TS]

  instructed me to talk about dr. work dr. [TS]

  worm is great because it is it is nerdy [TS]

  but it's music nerdy and I think one of [TS]

  the interesting things about they might [TS]

  be giants there are a lot of musicians [TS]

  who are who are our geeky but their [TS]

  music geeks because they're musicians [TS]

  right and they might be giants does both [TS]

  and cut has sort of strange stories [TS]

  about you know strange people or things [TS]

  that was about science or science [TS]

  fiction concepts dr. worm is none of [TS]

  those dr. worm is about a a diluted [TS]

  drummer or a an up-and-coming drummer [TS]

  he's invented a stage name and he's very [TS]

  enthusiastic about it that he says call [TS]

  me dr. worm [TS]

  good morning how are you I'm dr. when he [TS]

  gets to rehearse sort of who he is under [TS]

  his stage name and the rest of the story [TS]

  is essentially how much he loves playing [TS]

  the drums and he wants you to come in [TS]

  and I've lee i left the door unlocked [TS]

  because i can't hear the doorbell and [TS]

  playing the drums so loud [TS]

  come and tell me if you think I'm [TS]

  getting better with my with my drum [TS]

  playing and it's just it's [TS]

  it's very fast it's got the Bighorns and [TS]

  it and he's a doctor was very [TS]

  enthusiastic and there's some of the [TS]

  turns of phrase like both my kids [TS]

  they've been growing up will [TS]

  occasionally be focused on something [TS]

  very very peculiar and and minut that [TS]

  they'll focus on an intense detail [TS]

  because their children and trying to [TS]

  learn about it and my wife and i will [TS]

  just say to each other [TS]

  he's interested in things because that's [TS]

  the line and dr. were most interested in [TS]

  things I mention things i'm not a real [TS]

  doctor I am a real actual worm [TS]

  [Music] [TS]

  they call me dr good morning [TS]

  dr. war [TS]

  I'm interested in things I'm not [TS]

  dr. by [TS]

  I like to play the drums [TS]

  my [TS]

  I can [TS]

  this is [TS]

  show you what [TS]

  [Music] [TS]

  you need [TS]

  I'll so it's silly and yet it's got that [TS]

  the the it's got a a protagonist who is [TS]

  has this intense focus and is very [TS]

  enthusiastic about something and you get [TS]

  the sense that maybe he's not very good [TS]

  at it but he's very enthusiastic about [TS]

  it and that's why I that's why i put [TS]

  that on my list of they might be giants [TS]

  songs because I I like what it says that [TS]

  they're writing you know there were [TS]

  writing a song about a character like [TS]

  that who's got that intense enthusiastic [TS]

  focus on something right you never know [TS]

  if it's misguided or not you assume it [TS]

  is there's aspects of it makes you think [TS]

  maybe it's not maybe at this striving [TS]

  right he certainly put the cart before [TS]

  the horse in choosing his stage name [TS]

  while he's still practicing how to play [TS]

  and as somebody who who wants roomed [TS]

  with a guy with the drumset I i can [TS]

  there's a one side of a Led Zeppelin [TS]

  album that I know the entire drum part 2 [TS]

  not the album itself i hear the album [TS]

  and I get sweaty because I know the drum [TS]

  part but uh so I know what it's like to [TS]

  be around a drummer who is enthusiastic [TS]

  but uh but yeah I assume he's not he's [TS]

  not great because he's asking if I he's [TS]

  getting better and he but yet he still [TS]

  chosen his stage name you've seen them [TS]

  perform that song live every day so I [TS]

  have in fact I saw him perform it up [TS]

  just a few weeks ago [TS]

  it's it's become a real concert staple I [TS]

  think because it's such a great stinking [TS]

  song it against the Fed the pace of it [TS]

  too i love how fast and and Pepe and [TS]

  it's gonna play faster live albums and [TS]

  my dear life a play day may be fast [TS]

  yeah they loved it so much I always you [TS]

  know I've seen them play that song with [TS]

  with some horns and I've seen them play [TS]

  that song where there's no for example [TS]

  there's no horse its weaker you know [TS]

  it's lyndell using his key that will sit [TS]

  inside some trumpet sounds and it's kind [TS]

  of better with the horns i agree i've [TS]

  seen it both ways but what I love about [TS]

  it is the lyrical improvisation might be [TS]

  too strong with the lyrical liberties [TS]

  they take with that's on both jobs when [TS]

  they performed live you know I've seen [TS]

  especially this that there's that spoken [TS]

  interlude the song you know but well [TS]

  it's it's sung in the song acapella in [TS]

  the recording but then it live very [TS]

  often i will start speaking there you [TS]

  know call me back to where I not real [TS]

  doctor [TS]

  I'm interested stuff and you know just [TS]

  as he starts you know playing with that [TS]

  I really enjoy [TS]

  and while he says he sometimes with my [TS]

  point here going on live from any [TS]

  changes your ex changes other and then [TS]

  they do that [TS]

  even better is at the end of the song [TS]

  you know they're supposed to just saying [TS]

  you know dr. were is the is the last leg [TS]

  of the song song and perhaps harmonized [TS]

  on but will very frequently i have found [TS]

  flip because I've seen them live at [TS]

  least two dozen times flavors really [TS]

  seeing extra background lyrics like you [TS]

  know i'm interested in things which is [TS]

  not what does not actually up here the [TS]

  original recording a song that always [TS]

  just kills we've seen them two dozen [TS]

  times at least yes astonishing [TS]

  oh as about I've seen twice yeah I've [TS]

  seen them once i got a rock so we should [TS]

  move on from this which is great tight [TS]

  around maybe the lightning round now [TS]

  yes if you guess wrong you're shocked by [TS]

  lightning that's how we play this game I [TS]

  like it [TS]

  that's like element of danger so Jason [TS]

  when you go first since you taking up [TS]

  the mantle we're going to talk about [TS]

  some other nerdy albums are so many I [TS]

  mean this is one of the things we have [TS]

  to do multiple podcast on the news we've [TS]

  talked about we talked about Paul and [TS]

  storm we talked about Jonathan Coulton [TS]

  we mentioned weird al yankovic and we [TS]

  will come back to moment but there are [TS]

  we could do entire podcast about some of [TS]

  these folks because they have such a [TS]

  huge ear visit discographies are [TS]

  enormous and but you want to talk about [TS]

  thousands of way in which i would say [TS]

  Jason I didn't think initially I was [TS]

  like after then exactly as a nerdy band [TS]

  and I mention this to my dad and it is [TS]

  so nerdy my dad listens to it so there [TS]

  you go there you go there you know if [TS]

  your dad listens to it but so you you [TS]

  picked the song your song pic yeah I [TS]

  went through a whole list of bands and [TS]

  different ways of you know you are there [TS]

  is a band of nerds but they write [TS]

  straightforward pop songs is it people [TS]

  who write about nerds that people who [TS]

  write nerdy things I each other lots of [TS]

  ways to define it and i went with [TS]

  fountains of wayne which is a power pop [TS]

  band and i love them and they're one of [TS]

  my favorite bands of all time because [TS]

  the songs they write they there's a [TS]

  whole it's about a third of the songs [TS]

  they write are these character songs [TS]

  they're there about these characters who [TS]

  are not the [TS]

  kind of people you usually have a you [TS]

  usually see in songs they usually have [TS]

  songs written about them and their sad [TS]

  sacks and they've got their obsessions [TS]

  and they've got their their interests [TS]

  that are our kind of the outsider e in a [TS]

  way that makes me feel like that's why I [TS]

  want to bring them up is that I I feel [TS]

  like they they kind of reflect something [TS]

  about the the geek experience of the [TS]

  outside or experience and and their want [TS]

  to choose from I know your dad mentioned [TS]

  hackensack which is a fantastic song [TS]

  it's also only 1i my creepy stalkers [TS]

  playlist got Stacey's mom he really like [TS]

  Stacy's mom which is a very very [TS]

  peculiar that's what we had a little bit [TS]

  of that that you can be started on this [TS]

  being a little nerdy to in the little [TS]

  stalkery but a song that i picked is a [TS]

  song called leave the biker which is [TS]

  from their first album which is the [TS]

  self-titled fountains of wayne which i [TS]

  think came out in like 96 something like [TS]

  that the nineties we check all the [TS]

  thousands of vici [TS]

  let me check films are yes please do he [TS]

  is your ear in New Jersey Lex so you are [TS]

  the hub this the home team for you i'm [TS]

  assuming there's a week II al4 we're [TS]

  Dallas yes of course it's the AL pedia [TS]

  so all the UH so for the first album and [TS]

  what I love about leave the biker is [TS]

  leave the biker structurally is is just [TS]

  it's not like other songs because it's [TS]

  not a love song its and it's not a [TS]

  breakup song we know those from pop [TS]

  music leave the biker the protagonist [TS]

  and leave the biker doesn't want the [TS]

  girl although he likes the girl the girl [TS]

  is every man's dream and he doesn't have [TS]

  the girl because he can't get the girl [TS]

  she's with the bike she's with the biker [TS]

  so there's this beautiful woman with the [TS]

  biker and the biker is big and mean and [TS]

  drunk and homophobic and slow a slob and [TS]

  this beautiful woman is with him [TS]

  so all the protagonist really wants he [TS]

  doesn't want the girl he doesn't want to [TS]

  ride off into the sunset with a girl all [TS]

  he wants with his body and soul as he [TS]

  focuses his like hate beam on the bar [TS]

  and the biker in the girl who are at the [TS]

  bar [TS]

  he just wants the girl to leave the [TS]

  biker and break his heart so that he can [TS]

  feel pain because he deserves it because [TS]

  he's a jerk and that there's something [TS]

  about that that [TS]

  that story and that feeling of like look [TS]

  I'm not going to get her she's beautiful [TS]

  she's every man's dream [TS]

  I just want him to feel a little bit of [TS]

  the pain that I feel in my life and if [TS]

  that doesn't say something about the [TS]

  kind of experience I don't know what [TS]

  does so play the bikers my choice i love [TS]

  off leave the biker let's listen to a [TS]

  little bit of that to give people a [TS]

  flavor for the front go in my place [TS]

  he's got leather and tattoos scars all [TS]

  over his face [TS]

  ask [TS]

  and [TS]

  [Music] [TS]

  special [TS]

  can't you see [TS]

  [Music] [TS]

  leave the biker and leave the biker [TS]

  break his heart [TS]

  please [TS]

  the biker leave the biker his five [TS]

  break his heart let's do Scott next [TS]

  Scott you picked interesting band Moxie [TS]

  for is sex or haha for multipurpose to [TS]

  the proven it's got an umlaut i'm going [TS]

  to use it up well I had a little bit [TS]

  just a little not for every way you can [TS]

  take the dots on the unbeatable service [TS]

  um you pick this band please tell us [TS]

  something with a span of which I knew [TS]

  nothing which is why you must tell us [TS]

  I'm not surprised I so much promise [TS]

  hails from Canada are they are kind of [TS]

  well they've broken up sadly but uh they [TS]

  were a pop folk kind of weird band I [TS]

  suppose arm and they had their first [TS]

  album which wasn't their demo but they [TS]

  had a demo and that led to their first [TS]

  album bargain ville which has a number [TS]

  of fantastic songs on it [TS]

  the one I picked as my favorite is my [TS]

  baby loves a bunch of authors in which [TS]

  chronicles the relationship between a [TS]

  man who wants to go out dancing and his [TS]

  baby wants to stay home and read all [TS]

  kinds of fiction and if you did they go [TS]

  to counseling and he hurts himself and [TS]

  go to the doctor and the doctor says [TS]

  I'll be with you as soon as I'm finished [TS]

  reading my book and he's very frustrated [TS]

  by this whole culture of people reading [TS]

  about finally go to a party but its [TS]

  authors night and so there are a bunch [TS]

  of authors there and the name of the [TS]

  song and they they saying about uh up a [TS]

  number of authors many Canadian and I [TS]

  like this song because it mentions [TS]

  Robertson Davies which made me go read [TS]

  everything that Robertson Davies rode up [TS]

  and he's a fantastic canadian author so [TS]

  check them out [TS]

  also dead but he has a giant beer so [TS]

  there's a joke about that the Sun [TS]

  [Music] [TS]

  am i still really baby you should hear [TS]

  the things that she says she says [TS]

  hundreds dead I better go to bed with [TS]

  Gabrielle see a market at eleven william [TS]

  s burroughs leave on the like bell hooks [TS]

  and flirting with burden because he's so [TS]

  smart in this book i like to go dancing [TS]

  maybe another bunch of Arthur's my heart [TS]

  broke and it's just sitting there doing [TS]

  some reading and so a moxie purpose a [TS]

  fantastic good time kind of upbeat band [TS]

  with lots of great songs and I have seen [TS]

  many times I mean I won't see them ever [TS]

  again since i since I don't think he'll [TS]

  be coming back together but if they do I [TS]

  will go to the reunion concert Scott [TS]

  since we both lived in Pennsylvania [TS]

  simultaneously for a while did you ever [TS]

  see them in king of pressure [TS]

  ah where were they playing in a gazebo [TS]

  yes I was that chance we have to make [TS]

  sure this God that is a bit easy when [TS]

  you stepped on that punk kid and told [TS]

  him to get lost that was yeah it was a [TS]

  little kid in the face up [TS]

  actually we're both simultaneously [TS]

  Punk's kids so you know you damn kids [TS]

  get off my lawn [TS]

  get off my nephew gobo exactly my gazebo [TS]

  that was a great concert they have a [TS]

  joke that was the start of their gazebo [TS]

  tour which I always found quite amusing [TS]

  I don't really understand why they're [TS]

  playing in the gazebo but I went it was [TS]

  felt as if you have the opportunity you [TS]

  do it is my thinking strip blacks we [TS]

  leave you for last [TS]

  I don't have another pic at this point I [TS]

  decided instead of making a podcast [TS]

  insanely long [TS]

  I would defer but next time but since [TS]

  you don't know anything about Kiki [TS]

  apparently I know nothing about Kiki [TS]

  music and never listen I don't actually [TS]

  photograph like her work so that as my [TS]

  fellow panelists know this was this is [TS]

  and i think this is true for all of us [TS]

  but this decision was you know very [TS]

  difficult 1i I was overwrought making [TS]

  this call because I i love so many gig [TS]

  bands out of the Act venture to say that [TS]

  there are very few bands like that [TS]

  wouldn't qualify as a nerdy bands of [TS]

  some sort but I did go at Jason strong [TS]

  urging with Alfred Matthew Yankovic [TS]

  better known by his stage name weird [TS]

  now and you know we had my first [TS]

  introduction to weird out that I [TS]

  remember was far from his first album [TS]

  Eno 1983 he's got his album in 3d with [TS]

  beat it on it but I you know I was three [TS]

  so I didn't really get into him for for [TS]

  several years until he next parody [TS]

  michael jackson which was a his parody [TS]

  fat and i saw i had known the michael [TS]

  jackson song bad and then I'm friend [TS]

  says you've got to check out this video [TS]

  and he didn't show it to me on youtube [TS]

  because it didn't exist yet but we [TS]

  waited for it to show up on MTV and we [TS]

  watch it we gonna wait for chad hurley [TS]

  to invent you to in order to like it [TS]

  took it took years no week so we watched [TS]

  this fat music video and I'm I'm history [TS]

  I think it's hysterical i'm cracking up [TS]

  i cannot keep myself together and I'm [TS]

  thinking to myself and this I I can [TS]

  admit this all of you because you were [TS]

  very close but you know for a moment [TS]

  there thing that was good that's funny i [TS]

  wonder why he didn't make a song called [TS]

  good because that seemed to me at the [TS]

  moment to be a better parent of a song [TS]

  called bad and it had been about [TS]

  somebody who's really good and it took a [TS]

  couple more i would I don't know who's [TS]

  months or years till my sense of [TS]

  appreciation for parity could really [TS]

  mature a bit more than that but you know [TS]

  the song that I have picked from Weird [TS]

  Al i think is certainly his nerdy song [TS]

  is the song white and nerdy a parent [TS]

  even not hugely popular rap song by a [TS]

  guy named Joe Millionaire called ridin [TS]

  the course of that song is trying to [TS]

  catch me ridin dirty and in Al's version [TS]

  of the song he's actually I think [TS]

  singing close to in the first person as [TS]

  himself which he doesn't usually do but [TS]

  he's saying you know he's having a hard [TS]

  time hanging out with the gangsters [TS]

  because they recognized that he is [TS]

  simply too white and nerdy [TS]

  go with friends for a while [TS]

  just do white nerdy singers 21 nerd and [TS]

  see my nerdy white [TS]

  [Music] [TS]

  just do white nerdy just too white nerdy [TS]

  just really really white [TS]

  just really really white [TS]

  mit skills opportunity nvm TS that's my [TS]

  favorite and cd40 outside have a great [TS]

  team i rinsed the contrary you'll find a [TS]

  different station they're all my action [TS]

  figures cherry stephen hawkings in my [TS]

  library my myspace page all totally [TS]

  pimped out got people looking for my [TS]

  topic spaces you know why you're [TS]

  thousand places still worth breaking my [TS]

  sandwich prevent your name with the [TS]

  minesweeper day you receive the same [TS]

  main central place in place until rabbi [TS]

  haven't grown at past yeah well I'm [TS]

  number one for calculus just bought from [TS]

  got it but I got a soldering gun happy [TS]

  things in my favorite things on the [TS]

  church but in a game of paint on the [TS]

  trivia quiz you bring on the loose and [TS]

  JavaScript smell of clean now really [TS]

  qualifies it as an organization in many [TS]

  ways especially because he himself is [TS]

  exceedingly nerdy but he graduated from [TS]

  high school valedictorian at age 16 he [TS]

  he had an architecture major that he was [TS]

  pursuing a caltech Paul at Cal Poly [TS]

  university and you know he he got that [TS]

  degree was thinking that was the job is [TS]

  going to go into but for all of his [TS]

  songs that he writes he he talks about [TS]

  the incredible homework that he puts [TS]

  into them i know people who write funny [TS]

  songs and they take 20 minutes and he [TS]

  takes you know weeks to put together [TS]

  many of the songs with notebooks you [TS]

  know he did a YouTube parody that was [TS]

  about dentistry and he's researching all [TS]

  sorts of dental terms and is no talking [TS]

  to Dennis and getting books from the [TS]

  library [TS]

  he talked though that for white nerdy he [TS]

  said that was one song I didn't need to [TS]

  do any extra preparation for is the one [TS]

  I was preparing for my entire life that [TS]

  he's actually a a remarkably [TS]

  accomplished musician and and and [TS]

  songwriter people who only know him from [TS]

  his parodies I mean most of his albums [TS]

  have original songs he wrote it he did a [TS]

  song that is still very funny but is not [TS]

  a specific parody of one thing called [TS]

  Velvet Elvis which is one of my [TS]

  favorites [TS]

  it is a it is every police song ever [TS]

  condensed into a single song and calls [TS]

  the style parody it's amazing it's just [TS]

  amazing and then he also does his polka [TS]

  medleys on every album which my daughter [TS]

  apparently told me about just the other [TS]

  day that she just she discovered and one [TS]

  of her teachers played one of them and [TS]

  she thought was hilarious because she [TS]

  wreck [TS]

  nice the modern songs i said oh honey he [TS]

  was doing that one when I was your age [TS]

  to which he said wow he's really old but [TS]

  uh but i love that the Polka medleys are [TS]

  in same to the the rolling stones hot [TS]

  rocks polka dots is insane it's so you [TS]

  know he's more than just just the song [TS]

  parodies and his song parodies are are [TS]

  artfully done but he's got a lot of [TS]

  other very clever very well written [TS]

  stuff that he does beyond just so he [TS]

  does have musical people accuse him of [TS]

  not having any musical invention at all [TS]

  and just being a clear assistants not [TS]

  trills oh yeah he's also involved in his [TS]

  elves are our original songs and you [TS]

  know i think it's it's hard times to get [TS]

  a sense of you know which upset with [TS]

  milk all of his albums are a mix of of [TS]

  parodies an original song so half of [TS]

  each album had his original music yeah [TS]

  it's it's tough sometimes to know what [TS]

  do what would an original al song sound [TS]

  like because so many of his originals [TS]

  are done is these past teaches the style [TS]

  parodies but I think if you're out there [TS]

  and you want to know what an original [TS]

  song sound like I think that skipper [TS]

  damn on his most recent album alpaugh [TS]

  collapse is a good place to look and [TS]

  potentially a song like Frank's 2000 HTV [TS]

  off the otherwise you know minimal and [TS]

  less subpar effort uh which is called [TS]

  it's got a Jurassic Park style cover is [TS]

  called alappuzha ah let's see you almost [TS]

  lost here I I wasn't worried about you [TS]

  before his name was incorporated in [TS]

  plans and every one of his albums but I [TS]

  i used to play on my high school radio [TS]

  station i used to play i'll be mellow [TS]

  when i'm dead so which is a which is a [TS]

  really really nice one and there's a [TS]

  city in the in the central valley on [TS]

  Interstate 5 called Kettleman city and [TS]

  every time we drive past it my wife and [TS]

  I cannot help but make reference to the [TS]

  jingle for spatula city from from it uhf [TS]

  a fine film starring weird al yankovic [TS]

  specialist city we sell spatulas and [TS]

  that's all this is this is the thing [TS]

  about about where Dallas not only is he [TS]

  a again another person could have been a [TS]

  mainstream [TS]

  talent in mainstream artists and [TS]

  probably very successful at it maybe in [TS]

  a very different way and he found his [TS]

  niche and is the biggest person in that [TS]

  niche so that's you know that's [TS]

  something remarkable but the other thing [TS]

  is I didn't know until he did the [TS]

  american american pie i'm calling the [TS]

  song the wrong man being our night the [TS]

  size of Egyptians saga begins Thank You [TS]

  the pair American five pattern on the [TS]

  Guardian Perry um I didn't know that he [TS]

  was handsome [TS]

  no one knew today I'm here to even have [TS]

  this hair head shaved or was where we [TS]

  gotta know his head so so he's got short [TS]

  hair [TS]

  he has no crazy mustache and he looks [TS]

  serious and then watch the video i'm [TS]

  like who is the guy doing weird al like [TS]

  oh my God he's a matinee idol like he's [TS]

  he's as beautiful as you McGregor and [TS]

  you're like I'm maybe I'm exaggerating [TS]

  but he's awfully good-looking guy and I [TS]

  was like how fascinating that like [TS]

  there's the amy sedaris who is a [TS]

  beautiful woman and in nearly every [TS]

  appearance she makes with exception of [TS]

  like elf I think the movie elf she is [TS]

  always distorting your face in some way [TS]

  to be ugly or her appearance and you [TS]

  like God we're now there's a lot of [TS]

  psychology there I'm sure but like he's [TS]

  a great singer he's a great musician [TS]

  he's handsome and he makes himself look [TS]

  super goofy and sings perry song is sort [TS]

  of fascinating he doesn't really well by [TS]

  the way I'm since the Glen mentioned [TS]

  that his dad has a has a song pick four [TS]

  fountains of wayne out i'll point out my [TS]

  my father-in-law loves Amish paradise [TS]

  found the iconic which is the only time [TS]

  that coolio song will ever be brought up [TS]

  on the biggest honorable hit in concert [TS]

  that song wasn't his biggest of all time [TS]

  was highest you know charting song but [TS]

  that song in concerts when he rides out [TS]

  when he comes you know it weird al [TS]

  concert sort of like shares the parking [TS]

  lots of costume changes and set pieces [TS]

  and you know he'll run off dancer some [TS]

  hot hands although that's part of his [TS]

  thing right is it like he's very highly [TS]

  produced two I mean that i right [TS]

  she was no doubt in that Amish beer [TS]

  though the people pictures go crazy [TS]

  that's hilarious if there were any [TS]

  criticisms i could let me guess we'd [TS]

  Allen there are and I could do this only [TS]

  because i love him i would say that I [TS]

  wish and it's who he is and how it does [TS]

  his business i wish you were slightly [TS]

  less formulaic I wish he didn't feel for [TS]

  example that every kind of his concerts [TS]

  or more [TS]

  like musical theater than like concerts [TS]

  in England you mentioned it much earlier [TS]

  in the show that they might be giants [TS]

  found were very tight i find that very [TS]

  loose it shows which I appreciate know [TS]

  they'll improvised they'll go off set [TS]

  list and they'll mess around [TS]

  oh that's funny i've i've only seen the [TS]

  one time because i was actually felt [TS]

  like I wasn't getting something [TS]

  sufficiently different than a studio [TS]

  recording so obviously i saw them in one [TS]

  of their tightest most atypical concerts [TS]

  and now I must go see them again but so [TS]

  Alice fields are scripted even the the [TS]

  word he speaks into the microphone are [TS]

  scripted you know he's got every moment [TS]

  you know his jokes and beets are all [TS]

  scripted and I don't like that I don't [TS]

  love that every single Allen's got to be [TS]

  five parodies five regionals are you [TS]

  know for apparently and the poem at like [TS]

  you know he experiment with the Polka [TS]

  Milian alappuzha where he does the poker [TS]

  that's just one song it's just bohemian [TS]

  rhapsody with the entire song focused I [TS]

  but you know I i wish that he could [TS]

  sometimes be a little bit less strict [TS]

  with himself and how he does his thing [TS]

  but I guess he has a process to work [TS]

  some chooses to stick with it so I can [TS]

  respect that even though i wish that he [TS]

  could sometimes you know flail a little [TS]

  bit more [TS]

  that is awesome that is awesome and I [TS]

  think we find ourselves at the end of [TS]

  another beautiful lovely evening of [TS]

  podcasting I'm sorry podcast take the [TS]

  place in an indeterminate period of time [TS]

  not evening or morning [TS]

  well so this was fun and we've got you [TS]

  know there's so much material with some [TS]

  right here so much Jonathan colon cancer [TS]

  we need to talk about pdq bach who in [TS]

  fact I think may have also been an [TS]

  inspiration he will be another another [TS]

  Peter sickly who I've seen live and just [TS]

  one sadly so far and pdq bach you know [TS]

  there's like that's even the or stuff [TS]

  but there's a lot more material to talk [TS]

  about so perhaps on a future podcast if [TS]

  we have popular requests will will come [TS]

  back and I think Jonathan Coulton [TS]

  deserves his own podcast almost [TS]

  certainly because of his current place [TS]

  in the pantheon of nerdy musicians in [TS]

  the success and because he is so [TS]

  stinking awesome [TS]

  well yeah the success he's found through [TS]

  this thing called the internet the [TS]

  Internet in a way that having a memory [TS]

  Giants and the weird al three data and [TS]

  they both made incredibly good use of [TS]

  and I think well maybe the Giants [TS]

  particularly but but you know Jonathan [TS]

  Coulton too [TS]

  and subject altogether 14 other times so [TS]

  i would like to thank our panelists this [TS]

  week [TS]

  thank you Scott for only mocking me [TS]

  every other time that's great thank you [TS]

  I do it I can't I know I know well next [TS]

  time you can install Oh Lex thank you [TS]

  for coming aboard [TS]

  I will never forgive you for making me [TS]

  pick just one they might be giants on I [TS]

  know that's you know that's the job of [TS]

  the host isn't it [TS]

  Jason smell thank you for being here at [TS]

  least he let you choose your song gave [TS]

  he gave me my third choice to follow one [TS]

  rule i'm interested in things yes thank [TS]

  you this [TS]

  thank you for hosting glad you're [TS]

  welcome and thank you for editing me out [TS]

  of the host when we let's go haha well [TS]

  that's the real where the real work [TS]

  happens is in post-production that's [TS]

  right you know the passengers are was [TS]

  balanced on this it's really the design [TS]

  of be yesterday a host the host is the [TS]

  ballast on the great Zeppelin that is [TS]

  being comfortable podcast is thrown [TS]

  overboard so until next time thank you [TS]

  dear listener the Spurs listeners for [TS]

  turning into the uncomfortable and we'll [TS]

  see you again soon [TS]

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  today me and Sargon Hammurabi asha [TS]

  vonabell and kill you manage upon about [TS]

  popped up and popped up but it opened up [TS]

  everything thing pop song bong [TS]

  bong-bong-bong bong bong bong Sun i am [TS]

  able you know I I don't even know you [TS]

  scare me watch that I belong and I we [TS]

  want to be scared girlie well in that [TS]

  she able to my son sees the two grand on [TS]

  one unwind dating guru movable was he [TS]

  saying the background data base tone [TS]

  denotes a bad age which is a palindrome [TS]