Tuesday, 5 July 2011
They Might Be Giants' "Tubthumping" cover brings a smile to my day!
They Might Be Giants covers Chumbawamba
No apologies for blogging today about my favourite band who can always bring a smile to my day.
TMBG always put life's craziness into perspective for me with their integrity, sense of the absurd, fascinating and irresistibly earwormish musicality, combined with their ethos of fun, exploring the fine line between sadness and joy, laugh and scream.
And so much more, as fans already know! All this, as well as new generations of kids being taught the alphabet, numbers and science singing along to their amazingly catchy and informative children's songs.
Can't wait for their all-original new album "Join Us" out on the 19th. Tubthumping won't be on it, of course, (this is just them having a blast enjoying the challenge of covering a song they didn't have to write themselves!) but their own wonderfully intricate, clever, funny, thoughtful, life-enhancing stuff will!
Previews, to give us a taster of treats to come can be heard here, courtesy of Amazon.com:
30 sec previews of TMBG's new album "Join Us" out July 19th
Hope this brings a smile to you today also! Enjoy!
*By the way, 'Pinwheels', which was my first experimental blog, has become a real mix of stuff over the years. That's why slowly, I'm trying to start new bloglets to focus on the many different passions in my life! For those who are happy to share my unrepentant fangirling, (too late to hope I'll grow out of it, folks!) most of my TMBG/music/comedy etc obsessive stuff for pure light relief appears now on Tumblr:
There I'm aka "(Dis)carded Folderol", a nom de plume which, for the (lamentably) uninitiated, is taken from a line in John Linnell's sublime TMBG song "Metal Detector" from their album "Factory Showroom". Fair warning: Here be allsorts!