fun flans fact

theantigovernor:

john flansburgh played guitar in a performance arts project called Frieda, which consisted of his coworker barbara lipp singing songs while some guy danced around in a 6-foot-tall barbie costume. kate pierson from the B52s was also involved. it was fabulous. 

their only release was a 12” single put out in 1987 by a lesbian couple living in the east village.

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officialwilliamblake:

some of my favorite john flansburghisms

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stick to the music, Symphony Sid!

stick to the music, Symphony Sid!

theantigovernor:

flans was being super flansish at celebrate brooklyn

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theantigovernor:

flans was being super flansish at celebrate brooklyn

thelse:

(From They Might Be Giants Wiki This Might Be a Wiki)
“This song has been commonly misunderstood, this song is called ‘Lie Still, Little Bottle’ and people seem to think it’s about alcoholism, but we are family entertainment, and this song is about, uh…amphetamines and barbiturates, actually, so please, don’t get the wrong idea. It’s fictitious.” - John Flansburgh, February 10, 1992

ive been laughing for like 21 years

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the truth has been uncovered

the truth has been uncovered

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tmbgareok:

JF selfie/reverse photobomb of Pete Seeger.

tmbgareok:

JF selfie/reverse photobomb of Pete Seeger.

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36 notesPosted on June 16, 2013 at 11:33pm
tmbgareok:

Recommended: The Boss Dr. Rhythm DR-110 drum machine
Flansburgh: They came for the kick drum, but they stayed for the hand claps! The DR-110 was an early tool for TMBG. There is nothing real about the sounds that came out of this early “pro-sumer” drum machine, but more singular to the DR-110, there was nothing particularly big sounding about it, either. The graphic display can be tapped into, which put it well past the pre-programmed “accompanist” rhythm boxes that were created for console organ players, and hearing the results of an entirely hypothetical graphical idea turned into a rhythm wasn’t usually successful but was still fascinating. 
from Flansburgh’s guest editorial in Magnet Magazine

tmbgareok:

Recommended: The Boss Dr. Rhythm DR-110 drum machine

Flansburgh: They came for the kick drum, but they stayed for the hand claps! The DR-110 was an early tool for TMBG. There is nothing real about the sounds that came out of this early “pro-sumer” drum machine, but more singular to the DR-110, there was nothing particularly big sounding about it, either. The graphic display can be tapped into, which put it well past the pre-programmed “accompanist” rhythm boxes that were created for console organ players, and hearing the results of an entirely hypothetical graphical idea turned into a rhythm wasn’t usually successful but was still fascinating. 

from Flansburgh’s guest editorial in Magnet Magazine