2006 Archived News

From This Might Be A Wiki

December 2006[edit]

December 28, 2006
TMBG was featured in the December 22nd edition of The Christian Science Monitor in the Monitor Picks. They Might Be Giants' podcast is praised for its fun and unique content.
December 22, 2006
Brad has been pretty busy learning how to extend the MediaWiki software. After many requests, we have created a new extension that will allow you to see a breakdown of how other wikians have rated a song. Just go to any song page that has enough votes, and click on the "x users..." link. Report any bugs with that, or the new song ratings / show attendance code, to Brad.
December 22, 2006
They Might Be Giants will be featured on a new Pixies tribute CD, "Dig For Fire". It's scheduled to be released in fall of 2007. Check the official Myspace page for more details: http://www.Myspace.com/pixiestribute
December 21, 2006
A Japanese news post, translated from the English introduction on tmbg.com's splash page regarding TMBG's next album and Here Come The 123s! can be seen at theymightbegiants.com's news page.
TMBG are going to appear at the Technology Entertainment Design Conference on March 10, 2007.
December 19, 2006
This is fairly old news, but still notable. Mashup artist djbc recently remixed Don't Let's Start with Will Smith's "Party Starter" and Pink's "Get the Party Started". That may sound horrible, but it is actually quite the opposite. It can be found at djbc's website under the title "They Might Be Starting". Check it out.
December 15, 2006
A new newsletter has been sent out, plugging tonight's show and a new song on the Free Tunes page entitled Vestibule. It also contains a link to vote for Studio UGO's "Best Act of 2006" award, where TMBG is a candidate (so be sure to vote for them!), along with a link to videos of the band's performance in Studio UGO, and a reminder to everyone that gifts at the TMBG Merchandise Store must be purchased prior to December 21 to ensure holiday delivery.
December 12, 2006
Our Videos page has been thoroughly rehauled, updated, and organized for your viewing pleasure. In addition, a new Television Appearances page has been created, archiving and listing dozens of TMBG's TV performances and appearances.
December 11, 2006
A new page on tmbg.com entitled 'Facts about TMBG' contains a list of TMBG's 30+ television appearances, as well as a selected discography.
December 6, 2006
We have been kindly asked by TMBG's management to take down the "TMBW.Net Free MP3s" page along with our Free MP3 Podcast. If you enjoyed the MP3s that we provided over the years, we continue to encourage you to purchase TMBG albums through the TMBG Download Store and the TMBG Merchandise Store. -- Brad (Duke33)
December 5, 2006
Today, WFUV (90.7 FM in NYC) will be featuring TMBG twice: on Take Five, which airs at 8:15 A.M. and 4:45 P.M, and on Words and Music From Studio A, which airs at 9 P.M. Tune in or stream online! If you missed the appearance on Take Five, you can listen to it here: [1] (Windows Media)
December 2, 2006
I Am A Grocery Bag finds its way onto the AV Club's list of twelve songs about shopping.
December 1, 2006
Podcast 11A, which includes the new TMBG song I'm In A Rut, has just been released. Open iTunes and enjoy!

November 2006[edit]

November 28, 2006
A new newsletter from Operator Dot has been sent out, listing the new holiday bundles with some cool news, "the first 500 Holiday Bundle orders get a special surprise from the TMBG warehouse!"
November 25, 2006
Five brand new holiday bundles have been added to TMBG's online store, here.
November 23, 2006
TMBG's Myspace page has been updated yet again with four different songs: Savoy Truffle, Experimental Film, Where Do They Make Balloons? and O Tannenbaum, as well as some info about the songs and 2007 touring.
November 22, 2006
tmbg.com has undergone a brand new redesign. The front page now contains news items (including mention of Here Come The 123s!), then redirects to the "Temporary New Site". The design is very basic, featuring a white background and one black & purple silhouette on each page. Check it out at tmbg.com.
November 16, 2006
A new newsletter has been sent out stating that this Saturday's kids show at Riverspace Arts in Nyack is sold out, and the two Brooklyn shows at Southpaw next month are already nearly sold out.
November 13, 2006
Podcast 10A has been released, and a new newsletter has been sent out announcing the podcast. Open iTunes and enjoy!
November 12, 2006
They Might Be Giants Myspace page has been updated again, this time with Asheville and Yeah, The Deranged Millionaire available for download.
November 8, 2006
They Might Be Giants have posted a Myspace bulletin for friends of the band, announcing Homunculus and stating that it will be included in Podcast 10A, "along with a lot of unusual material."
November 6, 2006
Birdhouse In Your Soul, as well as a new song, Homunculus, has been added to TMBG's Myspace. Go check it out!
November 5, 2006
Planning on attending an upcoming TMBG show? Let your fellow wikians know with the new Who's going? column on the Shows page!
November 3, 2006
A new episode of Theynow has been released. Get it now at theynow.com or iTunes.
November 1, 2006
A new newsletter has been sent out, containing a written break-down of the contents in "Podcast 9A Remix Part A", and restating a few upcoming show dates.

October 2006[edit]

October 31, 2006
Podcast 9A has been released! Open iTunes and enjoy!
October 25, 2006
They Might Be Giants has landed the 162nd spot on WXPN's 885 All Time Greatest Artists countdown list, just ahead of Natalie Merchant and Depeche Mode, and just behind Oasis and Sublime.
October 25, 2006
Kooky Little Remix, previously referred to as "Podcast Remix", has been posted to the They Might Be Giants Myspace and is available to stream and download.
October 17, 2006
A new newsletter has been sent out, announcing four show dates for November and December, Podcast 8A, and a new Free Tune, Got Getting Up So Down (Extended), which can be found on the Free Tunes page. TMBG also now has a YouTube account, where they have posted the Venue Songs music videos and a new video for the song Scott Bower.
October 17, 2006
The extremely long-awaited Podcast 8A has been released! Open iTunes and enjoy!
October 17, 2006
Playhouse Disney has been playing a new version of Hot Dog!, which we have put on the TMBW.Net MP3s page in MP3 format. Get off that log, and subscribe to our podcast and have it downloaded directly to your iPod!
October 14, 2006
The six new America Runs On Dunkin' songs have been added to the TMBW.Net MP3s page and podcast, including a higher quality version of Human Interest. Open iTunes and enjoy!
October 13, 2006
'Round 2' of the Dunkin' Donuts "American Runs on Dunkin'" campaign, featuring multiple new They Might Be Giants tunes, is beginning to be spotted on the air. Tune in and try to catch the ads, or watch/download them here!
October 11, 2006
Yesterday, iTunes released an "Essentials" playlist of 75 of the greatest songs by TMBG, John Linnell, and Mono Puff. The list is separated into 3 areas - "The Basics", "Next Steps", and "Deep Cuts". You can view the list here.
October 11, 2006
Happy They Day!
October 11, 2006
Threadless.com is currently selling a They Might Be Giants inspired shirt by Matt Palmer called Doing the Things a Particle Can.
October 7, 2006
A new episode of the Theynow podcast has just been released. Head on over to Theynow.com to get it!
October 5, 2006
John Flansburgh will be the auctioneer tonight at the 826NYC Art Show in New York City. To quote Gothamist, "We couldn't think of a better person for the job."
October 3, 2006
Walt Disney Records has released a soundtrack for Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. The album includes both of the songs They Might Be Giants wrote for the show: the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Theme and Hot Dog! The album is currently available for purchase on Amazon.com and iTunes.

September 2006[edit]

September 27, 2006
Nosaj56 has uploaded two versions of No Country, TMBG's new Daily Show song. Download them from the TMBW.Net MP3s page, or subscribe to our podcast and have them delivered straight to your computer.
September 26, 2006
Istanbul (Not Constantinople) is #64 on Retro Crush's list of The Top 100 Cover Songs.
September 26, 2006
A new TMBG song, No Country, was played on last night's episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
September 25, 2006
The Tacoma News Tribune has an article about the recent Seattle Seahawks' victory over the New York Giants with the headline, "These Seahawks might be Giants", an obvious reference to our favorite duo. Read the article here.
September 22, 2006
It has been recently discovered that an a capella cover of Older was played on September 16th's episode of Coverville.
September 21, 2006
A recent article on tuaw.com about retrieving album artwork from the iTunes Store uses the Flood cover as illustration.
September 14, 2006
By popular demand, a copy of the new TMBG Dunkin' Donuts song, Human Interest Story has been uploaded. Download it today from the TMBW.Net MP3s page, or have it downloaded automatically to your iPod, by subscribing to the TMBW podcast on iTunes. (Note: the song was recorded straight from TV to computer, as a result the audio quality is not great.)
September 12, 2006
Gena Wenli has created a custom-made Chopping Block themed TMBW.Net skin. Go to your Preferences (under the "Skin" tab and labeled "TMBW") and check it out! Please post any problems you encounter here.
September 9, 2006
Dick Carlson, an instructional designer and program manager for Microsoft, interviewed Brad Will today about This Might Be A Wiki and maintaining wikis in general for his latest podcast. Hear the 21-minute interview at dickcarlson.com.
September 8, 2006
TMBG's cover of Caroline, No is played in today's episode of Coverville (episode 239).
September 7, 2006
Just a few days shy of our 2-year anniversary for converting to MediaWiki, we hit our 5 millionth page view on MediaWiki tonight! Thanks to all you wikians out there that help make this site great! -- Duke33
September 7, 2006
TMBW.Net got a small mention on Episode 110 of the Oh My Pod! podcast (40:19 into the episode) a few weeks ago. You can download it via iTunes here.
September 6, 2006
John Flansburgh is featured in the new 920-page two-volume book, "Uncommon Sound: The Left-Handed Guitar Players That Changed Music" by John Engel.

August 2006[edit]

August 30, 2006
A new episode of Theynow is available! Get it at iTunes or theynow.com!
August 26, 2006
A video of the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Theme is included on a Playhouse Disney Sampler that is handed out if you attend any of the Playhouse Disney in Concert Series at Disney-MGM Studios at Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The guys are not shown but it is still a fun song.
August 24, 2006
A new newsletter has been sent out reminding everyone about the Chicago show tomorrow, and apologizing for the lack of a new podcast. Flansburgh states, "...Sometimes real life has to interrupt the flow of the pod - but we have some cool stuff cookin'. We'll post it as soon as we got it buffed and polished!"
August 21, 2006
Dan Nelson and Michael McGlinchey are doing an ALL TMBG radio show August 29th, on the Bowdoin College radio station. The show is from 11am to 1pm EST. Listeners in Brunswick, Maine can tune in to 91.1 FM. For everyone else, the show will be streaming from http://studorgs.bowdoin.edu/wbor/. It should play on iTunes. The request line is 207-725-3250.
August 17, 2006
It's kind of early, but since news has been light lately, SPIN Magazine is reporting that Gigantic will air on Starz on October 30th at 10 p.m. EST. Get your Tivos ready! --Duke33
August 11, 2006
I couldn't find one already in existence, so I've created a TMBW.net group over at Last.fm, where I know many of us are members. Go to its page and add yourself, everybody! -Gena
August 11, 2006
A new book by Seth Kushner, "The Brooklynites," will feature, among other Brooklyn celebrities, They Might Be Giants. Read the news here.
August 11, 2006
In other news, after some random searching on the interwebs, I ran across some nifty TMBG wallpaper and Windows screensavers based on the videos for (She Was A) Hotel Detective and Istanbul (Not Constantinople), plus an animated GIF adapted from the Istanbul video. Check it all here. -Ecks
August 8, 2006
A new "Object d'Giants" has been recently added to the TMBG Merchandise Store, the Indestructible Object Baseball Hat that was sold at shows on the Beardo 2006 tour. It's "just in time for summer," and available for $16 here.
August 2, 2006
DialASong.com has had a complete makeover, revealing a brand new TMBG website. Unlike previous iterations of DialASong.com, this one really has nothing to do with Dial-A-Song, but instead focuses on the They Might Be Giants Podcast and related news. The site features new news (see below) regarding the two albums TMBG is currently working on, and also contains new music such as Cast Your Pod To The Wind, La Dolce and Podcast Remix, various other music from the Podcast, and contains an archive of previous episodes. Check the new site out here. Here's the news:

"Greetings all!
They Might Be Giants is/are currently recording two albums in a row-one for adults and one for little kids.On the adult project, currently untitled, we are collaborating with our long-time band, along with our long-time producer/friend the honorable Patrick Dillett of New York City, and the Dust Bros. of Los Angeles. Both the adult and kids projects will be released in 2007, and will be accompanied by a stop in your town on our extensive international tour.

Until then we are podcasting as frequently as possible, and organizing a number of Holiday Kid Show benefits - watch tmbg.com for updates on that stuff.

Sincerely- TMBG"

July 2006[edit]

July 31, 2006
A flash cartoon using In The Middle, In The Middle, In The Middle as its soundtrack has appeared on the front page of albinoblacksheep.com
July 29, 2006
To celebrate the eighth consecutive year of American victory in the Tour de France, Inland Southern California periodical The Press-Enterprise has compiled a short list of bike-related songs, which includes TMBG's Dirt Bike (along with the likes of Pink Floyd's "Bike" and Queen's hit "Bicycle Race").
July 29, 2006
"When did They Might Be Giants stop making sense?" Birdhouse In Your Soul is analyzed on Radio Rivron. Listen again for the next seven days on the BBC's website here; TMBG are featured about 22 minutes and 20 seconds in. Apparently, Bill Wyman isn't a fan, and he even goes as far as to call the band "They Might Be Tossers" (see definition #3).
July 27, 2006
TMBW.NET now has a Myspace presence. If you're on Myspace, please give us an add and help get word out about the wiki.
July 23, 2006
A new episode of Theynow has been released! Get it at iTunes or theynow.com!
July 20, 2006
This week's Spare The Rock, Spoil The Child podcast features The Guitar and Impossible. (On a side note, Muckafurgason is also featured, along with the Banana Splits original version of I Enjoy Being A Boy.) Warning, the show is nearly 2 hours long and the download is 57MB!
July 18, 2006
A five-song They Might Be Giants compilation EP by Rhino has been released on iTunes called Rhino Hi-Five: They Might Be Giants - EP. It contains Istanbul (Not Constantinople), Your Racist Friend, Particle Man, The Guitar, and New York City. Get it here.
July 17, 2006
Today's episode of The Sounds in My Head podcast features Hotel Lights' cover of The End Of The Tour. Listen to it at thesoundsinmyhead.com.
July 12, 2006
Episode 220 of the podcast Coverville was posted today and along with being titled "I don't want the world, I just want your half" features Self's cover of Ana Ng. Listen to it at coverville.com.
July 11, 2006
Lincoln is back on iTunes along with an extra version of the Pink Album. Istanbul (Not Constantinople) was also included on the Bon Voyage Essentials.
July 11, 2006
Hello Radio: The Songs Of They Might Be Giants, the TMBG tribute album, is released today. Buy your own copy from Amazon!
July 8, 2006
Another Myspace page for Hello Radio: The Songs Of They Might Be Giants has been created here.
July 7, 2006
We have upgraded to version 1.6.7 of our MediaWiki software. Please report any problems to the MediaWiki 1.6.7 Issue Tracker Page. Thanks for your patience! -- Duke33
July 4, 2006
A new episode of Theynow has been released! Get it now or subscribe to the podcast at theynow.com.
July 3, 2006
The official TMBW chat room is now up and running on IRC at irc.dal.net under the channel #tmbw. If you don't have an IRC client, you can access the chat through ircatwork.com using the server name punch.va.us.dal.net and channel name #tmbw.
July 3, 2006
Three Dial-A-Song versions of songs that were later released on solo project CDs have just been added to the TMBW.Net MP3s page and podcast: Maine (Dial-A-Song), Don't I Have The Right? (Dial-A-Song), and Nixon's The One (Dial-A-Song). Get them now on iTunes!
July 2, 2006
The new TMBG tribute album, Hello Radio: The Songs Of They Might Be Giants is now available for preorder on Amazon. Also, check out a 30 second sample from each song at bestbuy.com!

June 2006[edit]

June 30, 2006
Today's show is now available from NPR.org for streaming. Click here to listen (RealPlayer or Real Alternative required).
June 28, 2006
A new newsletter has been sent out, announcing the soon-to-be-released Podcast 8A and confirming two special shows this week- Friday, June 30th's which will be broadcast live over the internet at xpn.org and radio on WXPN 88.5 FM (Philadelphia), both at noon EST; and Saturday, July 1st's show at the Mohegan Sun which will later be available as a downloadable podcast episode from TMBG.
June 28, 2006
Join tmbgfans on YouTube and add TMBG-related videos to the group!
June 27, 2006
Karate! has just been added to the TMBW.Net MP3s podcast. Get it now on iTunes!
June 24, 2006
An article on Salon.com today contains brief mentions of TMBG, No!, Here Come The ABCs and Here Come The 123s!. Read the article here (needs a daypass to read the full article -- TMBG are on the second page).
June 23, 2006
Every deleted podcast from the official They Might Be Giants Podcast has been re-uploaded! Get them at each podcast episode's page.
June 22, 2006
Mink Car (Song) has been featured on the dopefiend.co.uk podcast "Sounds of World Wide Weed". You can get it here.
June 21, 2006
A recently released Sunshine Records promotional EP, Summer Fun, features a new remix of Birdhouse In Your Soul on the B-side (along with a remix of the Sir Mix-a-Lot classic Baby Got Back). Hear a full MP3 of the remix here.
June 20, 2006
Lincoln and Mink Car have vanished from iTunes for some reason. Lincoln songs can still be bought from Then: The Earlier Years.
June 20, 2006
Your Own Worst Enemy (Demo) has just been added to the TMBW.Net MP3s page and podcast. If you're subscribed, open iTunes and enjoy!
June 20, 2006
Pitchfork includes Ana Ng on its "100 Awesome Music Videos" list.
June 16, 2006
Come on down and join the new They Might Be Giants Fan Frappr Map!
June 15, 2006
Fifteen awesome new (and old) videos have been added to TMBG Multimedia!
June 12, 2006
It's John Linnell's 47th birthday!
June 11, 2006
A new episode of Theynow has just been released. Subscribe at theynow.com to grab it!
June 9, 2006
Rest Awhile (Dial-A-Song) has been added to the TMBW.Net MP3s page and podcast. If you're subscribed to the podcast, just open your iTunes and enjoy!
June 6, 2006
Marvel Comics recently released the first two parts of a three-part podcast discussing the upcoming Eternals comic book by award-winning novel, comic book, and film writer Neil Gaiman, and in part 2 of the podcast discussion between Gaiman and Marvel editor-in-chief Joe Quesada, the upcoming Coraline film is discussed. And, as mentioned in the 12/09/05 TMBG mailing list e-mail, the fact that TMBG will be doing the music for the film is mentioned. To read more about the podcasts, go here, and part 2 of the podcast can be downloaded directly from marvel.com or iTunes. (Coraline is discussed from 11:30 to 13:00 of part 2.)
June 5, 2006
We have moved (yet again) to hosting provided by fellowsites.org (by one of the founders of HRWiki). Please report any issues on the Fellowsites.org Migration Issue Tracker Page, and the admins will look into it. -- Duke33
I have made an irc chat room for all TMBG fans out there. To chat click here or point your favorite irc client such as Xchat or mIRC to irc.echel0n.net and channel #tmbg. - Nbx909
June 3, 2006
Attention all tab writers! Join the new Tab Squad to help give guitar tabs to all the songs on TMBW! It would be great if we could get some bass tabs as well!

May 2006[edit]

May 31, 2006
The long-awaited Podcast 7A has finally been released with a new newsletter! Open up your iTunes and rock out!
May 30, 2006
TMBG has placed #84 in Paste Magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Living Songwriters. Here's what they had to say:
"Spinal Tap frontman David St. Hubbins so wisely characterizes the artistic balancing act by saying, 'It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.' They Might Be Giants have made a career out of obliterating that line. Writing bizarre tales of narcotic statues, birdhouse-filled souls and toothy shoehorns, it would appear that songwriting partners John Linnell and John Flansburgh are the Lennon/McCartney of an alternate universe. Their gift is in making inescapably catchy melodies, endearingly nerdy vocals and wildly entertaining arrangements play the straight man to their nontraditional subject matter."
Thanks to skippyelephant on the TMBG LJ for the quote. See the complete list of winners (minus comments) here.
May 26, 2006
John Flansburgh just did a great essay about TV theme music for eMusic. The URL is here: emusic.com (Credit to Maldo for finding the link.)
May 25, 2006
John and John sat down with "Swept Away" host Zac Rich for a short interview while they were in Ft. Lauderdale during the Beardo tour. The interview, which highlights several clips of TMBG music videos, is featured on this week's episode of "Swept Away TV." Surprisingly enough, Linnell fields most of the amateur questions as Flansy sips on what appears to be a bottle of IBC Root Beer. Check your local listings!
May 25, 2006
Check out this picture at the humor site Office Pirates for a little mention of TMBG.
May 23, 2006
There's a treasure trove of kid's songs Essentials on iTunes that feature several TMBG songs, such as Kids Let's Learn! (6 songs from Here Come The ABCs), Dance Party (Clap Your Hands), Fun With Food (E Eats Everything), and Learn a Song (Where Do They Make Balloons?).
May 22, 2006
Today marks the third annual They Might Be Giants Day (not to be confused with They Day). The holiday was first proclaimed on May 22, 2003 by Robert Krulwich of Nightline, via a Proclamation from the Borough of Brooklyn, at a spectacular concert.
May 22, 2006
The MP3s keep on a comin'! Check out the newly uploaded Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Theme MP3. For all you technophobes, you can go to the TMBW.Net MP3s page to download, but you cool kids can get it delivered directly to your iPod via our new TMBW.Net Free MP3 Podcast.
May 19, 2006
An MP3 for Hot Dog! has been uploaded. Check out the TMBW.Net MP3s page to download, or get it delivered directly to your iPod via our new TMBW.Net Free MP3 Podcast. Update - May 20, 2006: A higher quality, full (1:45) version of Hot Dog! has just been uploaded. If it didn't automatically download in iTunes, delete the old (0:30) version, click the Unsubscribe button, and then click Subscribe.
May 15, 2006
This week's Paste Magazine Culture Club Podcast episode includes "interview and live performances with They Might Be Giants plus new tracks of music." Download the MP3 here or subscribe to the podcast here.
May 15, 2006
The winners of the TMBW Theme Song Contest have been announced! Congratulations to everybody who entered.
May 15, 2006
Tmbg.com has a new front page. We can only guess that the much anticipated redesign is going to follow soon.
May 14, 2006
Today officially marks the end of the FOX series Malcolm in the Middle, for which TMBG wrote Boss Of Me.
May 13, 2006
A free MP3 download of Call Connected Thru The NSA has just been added to theymightbegiants.com! (download)
May 12, 2006
Now you can keep up to date with our free MP3 offerings with the TMBW.Net Free MP3 Podcast! You can subscribe on iTunes or via our XML feed directly. Sign up today, and get new MP3s delivered automatically (usually every few months).
May 12, 2006
How well do you know your TMBG? Take this quiz from KnoxNews.
May 9, 2006
A new newsletter is out, confirming the coming appearance of the band at this year's Albany Tulip Festival and announcing a new Free Tunes song, Kendra McCormick.
May 8, 2006
According to Dan Miller, TMBG is recording the Beardo 2006 shows, but is not planning on selling them because of the new songs being performed. However, a live compilation might be released at the end of the tour since they've brought out a lot of classics that people might like to hear performed again. Thanks, aliste! (source)
May 7, 2006
All entries for the TMBW Theme Song Contest have been submitted and finalized. A winner will be announced on May 14th.
May 6, 2006
A new official compilation entitled Podcast Highlights has been popping up with a tracklist and samples on various online stores, and even already has a review on smother.net. It contains fourteen tracks, all of which except La Dolce have already been featured in the first nine Podcasts. Expect it within the next few months. Samples and tracklisting on allmusic.com
May 6, 2006
Today is John Flansburgh's 46th birthday! Happy birthday, John!!
May 6, 2006
In the UK, Virgin Megastores has Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) on sale for £3.99 (reduced from £19.99), with some copies available for £1.99 in certain stores! Blimey!
May 5, 2006
Tonight's Nashville show just had a last-minute venue change from City Hall to Exit/In. (source)
May 5, 2006
A new episode of Theynow was released yesterday. Check it out!
May 5, 2006
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, the new show on Playhouse Disney for which TMBG did the theme song and another song called Hot Dog!, premieres tonight at 7:30 Eastern.
May 4, 2006
There is a group of hardcore TMBG fans in the online community surrounding Lucasarts' game Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast, that call themselves "They Might Be Jedi". Their website has details about the group, and they even went as far as programming a level into the game based off of their favorite band. The group mixed a 10 minute medley of a variety of TMBG songs for their level. You may call that nerdy, but I call it dedication!
May 3, 2006
In one of their occasional Originalville episodes, Coverville threw a nod to TMBG by playing the original version of Why Does The Sun Shine? (The Sun Is A Mass Of Incandescent Gas) in last night's episode.
May 2, 2006
Napster.com now allows free full listenings of almost every song and album in their 2-million-track library, which includes a huge amount of TMBG's catalog! The only restrictions are that each song can be listened to a maximum of five times and the quality's a bit low, but you can't really complain when it's free.
May 1, 2006
John Flansburgh did a half-hour interview today with Nashville's Liberadio(!). Listen to the whole appearance here, or read more about the interview here.
May 1, 2006
This is actually old news from back in August 2005, but it hasn't been noted here at all. On The Office employee playlists, Pam Beesly's (actor Jenna Fischer's) playlist includes Another First Kiss. "It just makes me happy. That's all." says Pam.

April 2006[edit]

April 29, 2006
Just one week left to submit or edit submissions in the TMBW Theme Song Contest! Also, if you are interested in judging and have not submitted an entry yet, you may now apply here.
April 28, 2006
The video for Brooklyn is now on tmbg.com, allowing fans to watch Venue Songs in its entirety online.
April 27, 2006
Hello Radio: The Songs Of They Might Be Giants now has a release date of July 11th.
April 27, 2006
Flans: Podcasts are "like Christmas every couple of weeks!" Read the interview with Connect Savannah.
April 26, 2006
Pitchfork Media has an article today about the Venue Songs project and the upcoming album with The Dust Brothers, which is slated for 2007. Also, TMBW.Net is linked to at the bottom of the article. Read it here.
April 26, 2006
Seth Stevenson of Slate gives the new Dunkin Donuts campaign (featuring music by They Might Be Giants) an A. You can read the review here. Also, click here to view all of the ads in their entirety and to get a bit of an insider's perspective on the making of each one.
April 24, 2006
Homestarrunner.com's new game references Fingertips! It displays the lyrics to I Don't Understand You when the computer can't understand what you're trying to say.
April 24, 2006
Podcast 6C has been released and a new newsletter has been sent out.
April 20, 2006
Cronny, the winner of Participate.net's Report it Now journalism contest has given a shout-out to They Might Be Giants in his auto-biographical blurb.
April 19, 2006
CapitalQ and myself have been busy adding download links to Napster and eMusic for all the download pages, and the project is now completed. If you've been thinking about subscribing to one of these services, check it out! (TMBW.Net gets a referral fee for all new trial subscriptions and paid subscriptions that we send their way...so help support our site!) -- Duke33
April 18, 2006
Malcolm In The Middle (Music From The Television Series) is now available on iTunes, featuring TMBG's Boss Of Me and Older.
April 18, 2006
I've uploaded new MP3s for your listening pleasure, of three additional songs from the Dunkin' Donuts "America Runs On Dunkin'" ad campaign. Download Tree, Early Fishin', and A Ton Of Stuff from the TMBW.Net MP3s page. -- Duke33
Update: The MP3s for all five commercials have been replaced with higher quality ones, so don't hesitate to get them again.
April 16, 2006
AtionSong has created a TMBW Theme Song contest, to see who can write the greatest wiki-related TMBG parody. The new lyrics must be the full length of the original song lyrics. The contest ends May 6th, so get writing!
April 13, 2006
Podcast 6B has been released! Open iTunes and enjoy. Also, a new newsletter has been sent out, revealing a new anteater-themed Podcast T-shirt, Benefit For Bandwidth. The shirt's name suggests that sales will go directly toward the bandwidth bills of TMBG.com, which have skyrocketed since the creation of the They Might Be Giants Podcast. Flansburgh states in the newsletter that previous podcasts are being deleted due to the bandwidth costs, and one can infer that the price of T-shirts in the TMBG Merch Store recently shot up to $25 for the same reason. The newsletter also announces the release of Podcast 6B and reminds concert-goers to stop shaving in anticipation of the Beardo 2006 Tour.
April 11, 2006
TMBG are responsible for the songs in the new Dunkin' Donuts ad campaign. View the videos for Things I Like To Do and Pleather here. Related news story is here.
Get the MP3s at our TMBW.Net MP3s page!
April 10, 2006
Attention parents: Listen for TMBG's latest song on commercials for the upcoming new show "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" on Playhouse Disney.
On an unrelated note, the official Myspace page for Hello Radio: The Songs Of They Might Be Giants is once again offline.
April 9, 2006
Hello Radio: The Songs Of They Might Be Giants has a new song available on its Myspace, David Miller's take on Narrow Your Eyes.
April 4, 2006
Podcast 6A has just been released! Open iTunes and enjoy! Also, a new newsletter has been sent out.
April 4, 2006
Hello Radio: The Songs Of They Might Be Giants is back on Myspace, with a stream of OK Go's cover of Letterbox and Charles Douglas' She's An Angel.
April 2, 2006
New episode of Theynow for April 2, 2006!
April 1, 2006
Check out John Barna's sweet cover of Particle Man (Live At XM Studio) on his Myspace page! Also dig the samples from that song and Don't Let's Start.

March 2006[edit]

March 31, 2006
It's been a big work-in-progress for a couple weeks, but all song downloads have been moved to separate pages. From these pages, you can purchase directly from the TMBG Download Store, iTunes, and other fan sites. (All iTunes purchases through these pages help support tmbw.net, by giving us a 5% referral fee.) -- Duke33
March 28, 2006
A new newsletter has been sent out. Among other things it mentions that new songs are going to be put up on Clock Radio.
March 28, 2006
On this day in 1930 the city of Constantinople officially became Istanbul. That makes today the 76th Istanbul (Not Constantinople) Day.
March 28, 2006
Today's Thinkin' Lincoln update includes a fancomic with a TMBG theme. (Miles, the author of Thinkin' Lincoln, is an avid TMBG fan himself!)
March 27, 2006
Podcast 5B has just been uploaded to tmbg.com! The TMBG Podcast feed works now so you can get it from iTunes as well.
March 26, 2006
This Might Be A Wiki has been profiled in a blog series titled "33 Wikis." It's about best-practices in wiki-based collaboration. Read.
March 25, 2006
A new MP3 is up on the TMBW.Net MP3s page, the Four of Two demo.
March 21, 2006
A special video edition of Theynow is now available.
March 20, 2006
According to a March 19 news article by New Jersey's Herald News:
"On Disney's music label Disney Sound, They Might Be Giants is putting together a second DVD/CD set, "Here Come the 1-2-3s," which should be available in the spring."
Read the full article here. A huge thanks to INeedACrane for finding this!
March 16, 2006
Cronny has created a fabulous "When Did You Become A Fan?" page, where you can let other TMBG fans know when you became a fan, and what made you become a fan (your first album, song, etc).
March 16, 2006
Popular indie rock comic Questionable Content makes a reference to They Might Be Giants in today's comic. Read, laugh, agree that they are better than Animal Collective.
March 15, 2006
The free MP3 for P.S.O.K. is now available on theymightbegiants.com.
March 15, 2006
Also on Salon, watch a 2-year old singing "Kiss Me, Son of God", which, frankly, is awesome. (again, requires membership or free day-pass).
March 15, 2006
Cartoonist Keith Knight of the Salon.com weekly "The K Chronicles" gives a passing reference to They Might Be Giants in this week's comic (requires membership or free day-pass).
March 13, 2006
The MP3s for Podcasts 1A and 2A have been removed from tmbg.com, and those episodes have also been removed from the feed. 3A's MP3 is still up for download, but has also been removed from the feed. This probably means that each podcast will only stay up for a short while before being removed, so in the future, remember to stay subscribed to the podcast in iTunes in order to get them all.
March 13, 2006
The Homestar Runner Video Podcast has made available the Different Town e-mail, which features music by our good friends TMBG!
March 13, 2006
Podcast 5A has just been released for downloading, only 10 days after the previous podcast! This podcast includes (She Was A) Hotel Detective In The Future, P.S.O.K. (Paul Stanley of KISS), and Flansburgh singing a new composition, It Never Fails, written by composers Greenberg and Goldwasser of People Are Wrong!
In addition, (She Was A) Hotel Detective In The Future is available on the Free Tunes page, P.S.O.K. (Paul Stanley of KISS) is supposedly available for download on theymightbegiants.com, a whole slew of upcoming tour dates have been announced, and a new newsletter has been sent out!
March 13, 2006
I've just had a phone call with Operator Dot, speaking on behalf of TMBG's management group. You can imagine how nervous I was to take that call, but it turns out all they wanted was for me to redesign parts of the site/show to make sure people know that Theynow is an unofficial, fan-based effort. Does anybody want to submit a new logo for the show? ;)
March 13, 2006
John Linnell's Flash video for I'm All You Can Think About is now on tmbg.com, under the name "Only Think Of Me." The video for Brooklyn has also been uploaded, but is not yet on the main page.
March 13, 2006
For anyone interested, we've written down the history of tmbw.net. Warning, this page is incredibly self-serving! (Nod to hrwiki.org for the idea.) -- Duke33
March 8, 2006
Two new songs are up on TMBG's Myspace page, Why Did You Grow A Beard? and I Enjoy Being A Boy, both available to download.
March 6, 2006
The video for Asbury Park is now on tmbg.com.
March 5, 2006
A new field, track number, has been added to every song page. This field shows the track number each song has on its main album release. See Everything Right Is Wrong Again for an example.
March 3, 2006
Please welcome our newest admin, CapitalQ!
March 3, 2006
A new TMBG newsletter has just been sent out, Podcast 4A is up for download, Miniature Sidewalk Whirlwind is on the Free Tunes page, and the TMBG Clock Radio has had a content update to the EBS dial, including Contrecoup!
March 3, 2006
The latest TMBG newsletter officially confirms that TMBG has taken over the formerly fan-operated Myspace page. "At long last! TMBG officially marks their own corner of the cyberblogglobe with Myspace.com/theymightbegiants "
March 3, 2006
Listen to WIDB WIDB The Revolution on Saturday, March 4th at 8-10 PM est. to hear cuts from Hello Radio: The Songs Of They Might Be Giants and an interview with David Miller.

February 2006[edit]

February 28, 2006
Reprehensible Songs: An (impersonated) Celebrity Tribute to TMBG has released another song. You can download Bob Dylan's version of Museum of Idiots right here or visit their website here for more tunes.
February 27, 2006
From TheyMightBeGiants.com: "There is no official TMBG Myspace site. Any shenanigans going on has nothing to do with the band. Sorry if this has caused confusion."
February 26, 2006
The WB is currently using Twisting in its advertising for two of this week's sitcoms. I'm sorry I can't remember which shows, but you probably haven't heard of them anyway. One of those sitcoms is called Modern Men.
February 26, 2006
They Might Be Giants are the featured article on the Homestar Runner Wiki this week.
February 25, 2006
Paste Magazine is conducting an online poll for Best Living Songwriter(s), and the Johns are in the running! Click here to vote! The Johns are listed under "They Might Be Giants (John/John)"
February 23, 2006
The new (huge and exciting!) episode of Theynow is available! Features include a podcasterpalooza of spoken word TMBG and an interview with Jonathan Coulton.
February 22, 2006
A Florida State Univeristy show will feature a band (The Ums) that will masquerade as They Might Be Giants on Friday at 9:30 PM. More info
February 20, 2006
The new E-zine, Mass Broadcast has featured Hello Radio: The Songs Of They Might Be Giants in its newest issue. It reveals the secret new band that is contributing to the album! Read the article here.
February 15, 2006
The Free Tunes page is functioning again. The password is the same as it has been for a while, but it now functions correctly.
February 15, 2006
The video for Charlottesville is up on tmbg.com.
February 13, 2006
Metal Detector was played on MSNBC's "Countdown With Keith Olbermann" accompanying a story about a man who emptied his pockets at a metal detector and was revealed to have a bag of cocaine.
February 11, 2006
The Song Ratings code has been updated so that songs with less than five votes are not counted in the overall ratings. If you notice any irregularities, please let Duke33 know.
February 11, 2006
Just like the TMBG's Mysterious Next Album page, I have created a page for speculation about the upcoming They Might Be Giants Songbook. Come on to it and speculate! -AtionSong
February 10, 2006
The minds behind Hello Radio: The Songs Of They Might Be Giants just updated their Myspace blog with not only reports of a new unidentified band joining the album, but also a link to the official music video for Steve Burns' cover of Dead. You can watch it here in Quicktime format.
February 10, 2006
TMBG has just sent out another email announcing plans for an official They Might Be Giants Songbook. The email also contains a note from John Linnell asking fans to send recomendations and ideas of what the ultimate function of the book should be here. Quote: "...just email your comments and ideas about what kind of TMBG songbook would best suit your needs...and we will read and take your suggestions to heart... We think with your help, maybe we could serve you better."
February 10, 2006
TMBG Podcast 3A has just been released and Valentine is available for download here. (Note: The Free Tunes password is currently unknown)
February 9, 2006
A small Tribute album is forming based around impersonated celebrity voices. Right now they have Tom Jones doing Birdhouse In Your Soul. Visit the Website. Or Download: Tom Jones - Birdhouse In Your Soul. UPDATE! You can now also hear Neil Diamond doing Particle Man. Download: Neil Diamond - Particle Man.
February 9, 2006
KEXP's Song of the Day podcast has released today's podcast which has a live performance of New York City. Here's a link to the XML Feed.
February 4, 2006
The move to the new server looks good so far. Please user the New Server and MediaWiki 1.4.12 Migration Issue Tracker Page to help us identify and solve problems with the move. We hope that this new server will be more stable and possible quicker than the old one. If you happen to come to the wiki and the content looks old and is uneditable, then perhaps your DNS is pointing you to the old server.
February 3, 2006
We will be attempting to move the wiki to a new server tonight. Please be patient as we lock the wiki, move it, tune it, etc. Watch for an all clear notice to appear here.
February 3, 2006
The Bastard Wants To Hit Me video is up for an Annie Award
February 2, 2006
More from Velcro Dan: a Game Boy version of Ana Ng.

January 2006[edit]

January 31, 2006
John Hodgman (Hodgman Promo/The Venue Songs "Deranged Millionare") and his dial-up crystal ball made an appearance on the January 31, 2006 edition of The Daily Show.
January 30, 2006
On the Shows pages, we've added another custom mod, so that you can now mark which shows you have attended. Have fun - Duke33
January 29, 2006
I've put up a new episode of Theynow!
January 25, 2006
As a part of the new KEXP Song-of-the-Day podcast, New York City will be released on February 9. Read more.
January 23, 2006
The John Hodgman connection continues, with this post on "The Areas of My Expertise" blog.
January 22, 2006
From a Pop Candy post,"This morning I got an e-mail about a new They Might Be Giants podcast that's now up on iTunes. It includes some new material, including a song called Why Did You Grow A Beard?. Here's a direct link for those who are interested. (In the e-mail, TMBG's John Flansburgh adds that next month the band will be working with The Dust Brothers in the studio. Fun stuff.)"
January 20, 2006
I have just started a page called TMBG's Mysterious Next Album, which will be renamed when TMBG announces the title for their next album. Included on the page is a section where you can add speculations on what you think the album will be called, and what songs you hope will be on it. --My Evil Twin's Twin
January 18, 2006
Malcolm In The Middle, for which TMBG wrote the Grammy-winning theme song "Boss Of Me", will be ending on May 14.
January 17, 2006
Please welcome our newest admin, Ecks!
January 17, 2006
TMBG Podcast 2A has just been released!
The video for Damn Good Times has been put up at TMBG.com
January 16, 2006
John Hodgman, better known by TMBG fans as the candidate mentioned in the Hodgman Promo and the deranged millionare of the Venue Songs videos, made an appearance on the January 16th, 2006 edition of The Daily Show as a correspondent. UPDATE: Video available here.
January 11, 2006
Dan Miller talks about the Venue Songs project. Article
January 9, 2006
DeviantArtist Steve Worek has made two of his TMBG Photoshops available, each depicting the Johns in fantasy situations around Pittsburgh. Check 'em out here and here.
January 8, 2006
There's a new episode of Theynow available!
January 8, 2006
I have just created an eBay page on the Wiki, to post rare or inexpensive TMBG auctions found on eBay. Check it out, or post something you find! -CapitalQ 19:40, 8 Jan 2006 (EST)
January 7, 2006
Glasgow is now available for viewing on tmbg.com.
January 6, 2006
Both New Year's Eve shows are now available for download at the download store.
January 2, 2006
Asheville is now available for viewing on tmbg.com.
January 2, 2006
The latest incarnation of the Venue Songs' narration that was spoken by Robin Goldwasser at the North Six show is posted on the Venue Songs DVD/CD page. The introductions to each song in the set are under the titles where each would normally appear. If you feel there would be a better place for me to put them, please let me know. - Kayakcup 12:53, 2 Jan 2006 (EST)
January 1, 2006
Happy New Year!
Also, over at a fellow wiki, Your Subculture Soundtrack, I've posted a guide to the TMBG Albums/EPs (and related projects) with the intent of providing a review-based guide for new TMBG fans wondering where to start getting into the band, as they've kinda got a lot of releases and all. Feel free to add your own reviews as well! - TODCRA
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