Filed under:General — eric @ 5:12 am

John and John: together for twenty years.

Here’s a story that sounds impressive, but really isn’t. Once, at a TMBG concert in Albuquerque, John let me play his guitar during a song. Then, later in that same song, John let me play his accordian.


  1. Not an interesting story? What do you think made you cool to me? Sheesh!!
    Not only that, but you met them in St. Louis, and— and…. Oh yea, that’s right, you are just a super cool dude.

    Comment by Anonymous — 8/14/2002 @ 4:10 am

  2. You know…I really missed out on getting the proper TMBG live experience. I didn’t see them in concert until sometime around 1995, and by that time they were just too darn popular…the entire crowd was basically 14 year old boys, and the Johns didn’t seem to be having very much fun. Debbie and I REALLY should have post-poned our return from spring break a few days in 1990 and seen them at Numbers (very small club) in Houston…now that would have been a show to see. I have no doubt that she would have ended up on stage.

    Comment by M — 8/14/2002 @ 9:13 am

  3. If you havn’t already, everyone must go to They Might Be Giants’s website (www.tmbg.com) as THEY not only have their most excellent children’s album, “No,” out, but THEY also have an exclusive rarities/oddities (well, more odd than usual) collection out called “They Got Lost.” The albums are both quite swell and their web design is pretty cool as well…

    Comment by Matt — 8/14/2002 @ 9:14 am

  4. How on earth did that happen? You are my idol…

    Comment by Tim — 8/14/2002 @ 12:48 pm

  5. That was the same show where somebody got on stage and dove back into the
    audience. They stopped playing (maybe just singing), announced how stupid that
    was and resumed the song. Or was that a different show? Egad, the years!

    Comment by randy — 8/15/2002 @ 1:58 am

  6. Lysa and I (and our friend Jon) got into TMBG’s “super-secret” show in LA in July, where they were very, very good, even after 20 years of playing in stinky clubs. This may be the trick you’re looking for, M — go to the super-secret shows, where there’s fewer of the young’uns to get in the way while us elderly folk dance with our walkers.

    Comment by Jason — 9/5/2002 @ 10:49 am

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