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    playing at HOB here in Dallas tonight. Thinking of checking it out. Never seen 'em.

    Worth it?
    "Now, for some of you it doesn't matter. You were born rich and your going to stay rich. But here's my advice to the rest of you: Take dead aim on the rich boys. Get them in the crosshairs and take them down." -- Edward Blume

  • #2
    S'pose so. They've done some good stuff.
    "An emphasis was placed on drivers with road racing backgrounds which meant drivers from open wheel, oval track racing were at a disadvantage. That led Tony George to create the IRL." -Indy Review 1996

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    • #3
      I saw them during WXRT's annual July 4th concert in 2005, they warmed up the Old 97's and Counting Crows, I was actually surprised how much I liked them. Their stage banter was hilarious, and I forgot how many songs by them I liked. I love going to see live music(as you do it sounds ), so I'd say go.
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      • #4
        I'm a fan.

        However, my funniest They Might Be Giants moment came at a Renaissance Fair about 10 years ago. The two singing minstrels were doing their thing, singing "authentic" Renaissance songs, and all of a sudden I noticed that they were singing TMBG's "The Cow Beneath The Sea." I busted 'em.
        "It was actually fun, because you're back fully driving again in these trucks. Ninety percent of the tracks we go to in the IRL, you're flat-out. I was having to lift off the corners some here." - Buddy Rice

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        • #5
          Do it. They wont blow you away with instumental prowess. But they are a blast. Even if you don't know the tunes, they are easy to pick up.

          Hell, just do it to lift my spirits.

          I have a free ticket to see Umphrey's McGee at a private show in Bloomington tonight. And here I sit, one hour away under normal conditions, frozen in by a damned sleet downpour. :mad:
          "The face of a child can say it all. Especially the mouth part of the face" - Jack Handey

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          • #6
            Speaking of weather....

            it was 70 degrees here Sunday.

            Last night it snowed.

            Now it's 75.

            WTF?
            "Now, for some of you it doesn't matter. You were born rich and your going to stay rich. But here's my advice to the rest of you: Take dead aim on the rich boys. Get them in the crosshairs and take them down." -- Edward Blume

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            • #7
              I've been a fan forever and have seen them many, many times. If you like them at all you should love seeing their live act. It's a blast. Go!!!!
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              • #8
                I sall em at the Vogue and enjoyed it.

                I am a Floyd/U2/James/Garbage/Femmes/LedZep/Perfect Circle kinda guy so it a departure for me, but very fun

                Istanbul....
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                What irks me (maybe its too soon for the truth), DW was a 16-oval WIN specialist, yet the vast majority those boohooing for him, hardcarders & fans, alike are the same ones trying to kill anything with more than 9 deg banking & 4 corners, where Dan ultimately made his home...

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                • #9
                  I was obviously to "cool" for that show. Looked like a Revenge of the Nerds reunion. Alot of children's tunes mixed in with an overly geeky attempt at humor. Was like a bad attempt at Barenaked Ladies, with a guy singing that sounded like he belonged in the Dead Milkmen.

                  Was a little dissapointed, but maybe I expected too much.
                  "Now, for some of you it doesn't matter. You were born rich and your going to stay rich. But here's my advice to the rest of you: Take dead aim on the rich boys. Get them in the crosshairs and take them down." -- Edward Blume

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mattndallas
                    I was obviously to "cool" for that show. Looked like a Revenge of the Nerds reunion. Alot of children's tunes mixed in with an overly geeky attempt at humor. Was like a bad attempt at Barenaked Ladies, with a guy singing that sounded like he belonged in the Dead Milkmen.

                    Was a little dissapointed, but maybe I expected too much.

                    OK, maybe it was the 'refreshements' that made me enjoy them so much when I saw them. Or maybe it was the fact that the Old 97's were next.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mattndallas
                      I was obviously to "cool" for that show. Looked like a Revenge of the Nerds reunion. Alot of children's tunes mixed in with an overly geeky attempt at humor. Was like a bad attempt at Barenaked Ladies,
                      Oops. Forgot to mention that their newest release came out a few weeks ago and was called Here Comes The 123's. Which happens to be their 3rd children's music release.

                      I think the only kid CD that really transcends the children genre for me is No!. The others are Disney-backed and a tad less appealing to adults. Even us adults that still behave like kids.

                      with a guy singing that sounded like he belonged in the Dead Milkmen.


                      There's a problem with that? I happen to enjoy Rodney Anonymous.

                      OK. With all of that being said, go ahead and deduct the cool points from my tally.
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                      • #12
                        Put me down in the Nerd category, the. I still love TMBG. Sorry you didn't enjoy it. I'm pretty sure they've been around a little longer than Barenaked Ladies.

                        The band has recently released a few CDs just for kids. I think this is something that fans recommended and they've done well with it. They've also done theme songs for tv shows (e.g. "Malcolm in the Middle" and "The Daily Show") and cartoons.

                        But I agree with your assessment that it's nerdy. It is.
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                        • #13
                          The Giants have been around since the mid-80's. I was a fan from the start, and their largest fan base has grown with them, and tend to be college educated, professional...and by this point middle-aged. That tends to buttress the nerdy perception; you don't see too many blue-collar types in NFL apparel at a TMBG show.

                          They are HUGE favorites of media types, too, which is why so much of their stuff winds up on tv shows, multimedia stuff, and commercials (uncredited). They are very much a catchy hook/jingle kind of band, as opposed to a band that jams. They're not for everybody.

                          A quick question out of curiosity, Matt:
                          did they do the "Phone Call From the Dead" routine last night? They were doing that bit on the last tour, but I'm curious if it is now a standard part of their shows.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Martyj
                            A quick question out of curiosity, Matt:
                            did they do the "Phone Call From the Dead" routine last night? They were doing that bit on the last tour, but I'm curious if it is now a standard part of their shows.
                            Nope. Not that I recall.
                            "Now, for some of you it doesn't matter. You were born rich and your going to stay rich. But here's my advice to the rest of you: Take dead aim on the rich boys. Get them in the crosshairs and take them down." -- Edward Blume

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mattndallas
                              Was like a bad attempt at Barenaked Ladies, with a guy singing that sounded like he belonged in the Dead Milkmen.
                              the dead Milkmen just came up in conversation at work last week

                              creepy.
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