officialwilliamblake:

some of my favorite john flansburghisms

(Source: emilyjanepitchiner)

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

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the truth has been uncovered

(Source: zacharypeacock, via flansjohnburgh)

59 notesPosted on July 16, 2013 at 9:18pm
tmbgareok:

JF selfie/reverse photobomb of Pete Seeger.

tmbgareok:

JF selfie/reverse photobomb of Pete Seeger.

50 notesPosted on June 21, 2013 at 12:52pm

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(Source: Flickr / nevercoolinschool, via selfcallednowhere)

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

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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

"John Flansburgh, wandering bar minstrel." via mynameisbluecanary

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"John Flansburgh, wandering bar minstrel." via mynameisbluecanary

theantigovernor:

tmbgareok:

RECOMMENDED: The FURminator

JF: My family has two long-haired cats. While they look “fancy,” in fact they are very lazy about their grooming; they shed a lot. This fact has frequently undermined my long-held desire to not look like a complete hobo/weirdo at various “grown up” functions. Until recently, nothing could really hold back the tide of their ever-present, clingy cat hairs. Brushing combs on them? Useless. Rollers and tape on me? After extreme effort—meh results.
 That all changed when we met our friends David and Catie. David and Catie owned a big hairy dog, two cats, as well a lot of sheep, so they were not strangers to the world of hairy, hairy animals. They were also elegant people, and routinely arrived at restaurants and cultural events looking remarkably grown up. Their secret? The FURminator. Yes. The name is embarrassing. What is the FURminator? It is a life-changer. It’s a metal long-toothed comb with what seems like a recessed blade. The device seems to be able to get to the animal’s undercoat and extract an impossible amount of hair. The FURminator is expensive—like $40—which I never would have spent if I hadn’t seen how well it works. We’re talking enough hair to think about spinning it into yarn. Here’s a lady using it on a big dog. Skip to the end; it’s insane how well this thing works. Everything is different now.

everything is different now

31 notesPosted on May 27, 2013 at 11:02pm