Discussion in 'Your Bijou Blogette' started by Acey, Jun 15, 2019.


what is the best tmbg album

  1. john henry

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  2. a tmbg album that is not john henry

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  1. Acey

    Acey no foot tall against the wall

    because i loved @Artemis‘ idea enough to steal it. feel free to interact and join the discussion! :D

    this is not ONLY gonna be a tmbg thread but like there’s gonna be a lot of tmbg

    but also plenty of non-tmbg bangers to vary it up!

    ...the one i’m currently listening to is tmbg tho

    (haven’t watched this fan video yet, if there’s anything i should warn for lmk)

    just!!! everything about this song is good!!! those LYRICS and that BOUNCY PIANO and the FUCKING MELLOTRON HOOK. god. so good. also big ame vibes lyrically.

    ANYWAY i will try to post here regularly!!
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  2. Acey

    Acey no foot tall against the wall


    i love how the rhyme scheme in the chorus works? it’s a simple aabbccdd rhyme scheme BUT the way the lyrics are divided up is interesting to me:

    “and when you wake up you can feel your hair grow
    crawl out of your cave and you can watch your shadow
    creep across the ground until the day is done
    all the while the planet circles ‘round the sun
    everybody knows
    how this goes
    so let’s get over it
    and let’s get this over with”

    just...idk if i’m making sense but!! it’s so cool!!
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  3. Acey

    Acey no foot tall against the wall

    (expect me to talk about lyrics and rhyme schemes and shit a lot btw)
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  4. Acey

    Acey no foot tall against the wall


    there is such a cool one in this song.

    “every seashell has a story to tell if you’re listening
    but underneath every shell there’s a story as well if you’ve heard enough of the sea
    then everything on the top will just suddenly stop seeming interesting
    so listen now to the sound of the things that are found underground”

    which is uhhhhhh aabccddbeeee, if i’m doing this right good and cool
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  5. Acey

    Acey no foot tall against the wall

    MORE ON RHYME SCHEMES IN TMBG SONGS: i love the internal rhyme scheme of the opening lines here.

    “i got handed an ayn rand sandwich
    straight from the can, it tasted so bland
    i asked a lass to pass me a glass
    of engels’ conditions of the working class”

    which is aaaaabbbbb! that’s super cool imo.

    ALSO VERY GOOD: the chorus to a self called nowhere!

    “the vanishing dot on the map of the spot, let me take you there
    the dotted line surrounding the mind of a self called nowhere
    it’s a thing named it in a bottomless pit, you can’t see it there
    the sunken head that lies in the bed of a self called nowhere”

    soooo aabccbddbeeb!
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  6. Acey

    Acey no foot tall against the wall

    first off: danny has such a gorgeous voice.

    secondly: this might be my favorite cover of all time.

    finally, a cool thing: danny didn't realize the chorus of the original was sung by two people. he sang both parts himself. just...what an amazing vocal range?? so fucking good.
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  7. Acey

    Acey no foot tall against the wall

    seriously, this album is so fucking good.

    i HIGHLY encourage you to listen to the album in full--it's around an hour long, but it's the best hour of music i have ever heard, and it is VERY worth every single minute. here are some highlights though!

    (that last one is quite possibly my favorite song ever. i'll ramble more about it, and probably about john henry in general, later!)
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  8. Acey

    Acey no foot tall against the wall

    i don’t have much specific to say about it (except that i probably should not listen to voicemail for jill again bc it made me cry both times i did and frankly i’m amazed it’s the only song i cried at), but there will be no intermission by amanda palmer is really good

    not my favorite of her post-dresden dolls work but still really good

    (plus like...she’s naked on the cover, i am here for that)
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  9. Acey

    Acey no foot tall against the wall

    i made an anniversary mix for @Inkblot and i’ma share it here too! here’s the youtube link!!

    1. I Love You For Psychological Reasons - TMBG
    2. Gorgeous - theSTART
    3. Geeks In Love - Lemon Demon
    4. A-W-E-S-O-M-E - Reel Big Fish
    5. Disloyal Order Of Water Buffaloes - Fall Out Boy
    6. Accidentally In Love - Counting Crows
    7. Yeh Yeh - TMBG
    8. You! Me! Dancing! - Los Campesinos!
    9. New York City - TMBG
    10. All The Things She Said - t.A.T.u
    11. Ban The Tube Top - Reel Big Fish
    12. First Kiss - TMBG
    13. Glasses - Jonathan Coulton
    14. Mercury - Counting Crows
    15. Between You And Me - Lemon Demon
    16. Never Knew Love - TMBG
    17. I’m Your Moon - Jonathan Coulton
    18. Alternative, Baby - Reel Big Fish
    19. Love Song - Jack Off Jill
    20. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths
    21. Your Tattoo - Jonathan Coulton
    22. Ampersand - TMBG
    23. Love Like You - Rebecca Sugar
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  11. Acey

    Acey no foot tall against the wall

    more rhyme schemes? more rhyme schemes. it’s Rhyme Time

    “you ordered well
    they brought you medium rare
    you were promised fair
    and in response a clap of thunder broke the air
    the weather changed
    the sky went black
    and then it rained”

    which is aaaabb, but with two non-rhyming lines in there (if we include those, it’s abbbbcdc, but i don’t THINK that’s how rhyme notation or whatever it’s called works?)
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  12. Acey

    Acey no foot tall against the wall

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  13. Acey

    Acey no foot tall against the wall

    trail mix time!

    every time we go on a road trip, i make a mix cd to play in the car. here’s the 2019 acey and her mom go to spokane edition! (youtube link)

    track listing:
    1. for just one day let’s only think about (love) - su
    2. i kill people - jon lajoie
    3. the communists have the music- tmbg
    4. everything you know is wrong - weird al
    5. candy store - heathers
    6. first date - nsp
    7. mr. brightside - the killers
    8. diamond heart - lady gaga
    9. bubblegum bitch - marina
    10. non-stop - hamilton
    11. i’m not a loser - spongebob
    12. don’t feed the trolls - joco
    13. africa - nsp
    14. last wave - tmbg
    15. the end of the tour - tmbg
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  14. Acey

    Acey no foot tall against the wall


    seriously, i love a strong beat like that, and the fact that it actually sounds like a basketball being dribbled is?? so perfect??

    honestly the song just slaps in general but...that percussion. good shit.
  15. Acey

    Acey no foot tall against the wall

    top 10 tmbg songs of 2018, in no real order (not counting last wave bc it came out in late 2017), aka my top 3 from each album (...see above re: last wave) and one from das direct:
    1. all time what
    2. let’s get this over with
    3. mrs. bluebeard
    4. ampersand
    5. the communists have the music
    6. best regrets
    7. the poisonousness
    8. jackie the clipper
    9. john postal
    10. i am a ring
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  16. Acey

    Acey no foot tall against the wall

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  17. Acey

    Acey no foot tall against the wall

    this one makes me so emotional for reasons i cannot articulate

    just listen, it's heartbreaking but i cannot put my finger on why i find it as sad as i do
  18. Acey

    Acey no foot tall against the wall

    i know i’ve already linked to communists upthread but lemme talk about that fuckin hook in the chorus (such as it is, it’s not a traditional verse-chorus-verse-chorus song?)

    “and the fascists have the outfits, but i don’t care for the outfits; what i care about is music, and the communists have the music”

    like. jesus CHRIST that hook is good. the lyrics, and the way the music swells and the “aaaaaahhhhh” in the bg!! so fucking good!!!
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  19. Acey

    Acey no foot tall against the wall

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  20. Acey

    Acey no foot tall against the wall

    okay but let's actually talk about this song. it's so fucking intense. and that keyboard!! so fucking good!!

    but just. the sheer INTENSITY. it's really excellent and idk how to explain why, but it's so good.

    also my dad thinks it's about a guy who's overworked and stuck in a repetitive life he doesn't like, which i love, it's a very good interp imo?
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