Let Me Tell You About My Operation (They Might Be Giants)

Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by Acey, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. Acey

    Acey partly submerged, playing a dirge

    Oh my god this is the actual best interp?? And like. It’s a Flans song. The guy was photographed kissing another man on the lips. It’s actually really plausible.

    I had never thought of it that way but I’m pretty sure I’ll never be able to see it any other way now! Thanks!
     
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  2. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    i mean it could just as easily be about actual lake monsters considering This Band

    but that was the association that sprung to mind for me! especially from the "just looking for a polling station" verse. "monsters" from across the nation emerging to demand legitimacy and recognition.
     
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  3. Acey

    Acey partly submerged, playing a dirge

    Their lyrics get pretty esoteric and are so very up for interpretation, but a lot of people have pegged that song as political in some capacity so it’s definitely not just you!
     
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  4. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    Oh hey also on the way home I realized what a lot of TMBG's music has been reminding me of:

    The whole collection, not just that specific piece, and possibly the whole classical genre of fugues but I don't know enough about classical music to say. Purple Toupee, I Palindrome I, the end of Birdhouse In Your Soul, and a whole bunch more that I'm forgetting right now, they all somehow sound just like that.
     
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  5. Acey

    Acey partly submerged, playing a dirge

    Huh, I can hear that for sure! I don’t listen to much classical music so it’s not something I’d pick up on intuitively, but listening to that piece...

    You are seriously broadening my TMBG horizons here and I love it.
     
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  6. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    not gonna lie my intro to them was "I Am A Paleontologist"
     
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  7. Acey

    Acey partly submerged, playing a dirge

    Nothin’ wrong with that! That song slaps.
     
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  8. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    I finally realized the much quoted line about how everybody dies, is from Don't Let's Start, because my mental image of that song is just the bassline, "DON'T DON'T DON'T let's start, i've got a weeeak harrrt" and clips of the music video
     
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  9. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    does anyone else want this old meme i did yesterday
    (All time what but half the beats are missing)
     
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  10. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    I think my favorite tmbg lyric so far is “The truth is where the sculptor’s chisel chipped away the lie” from The Statue Got Me High. It’s such a poetically precise way of conveying such a bizarre feeling. Close second goes to the entire first verse of Ana Ng for pretty much the same reason - the image it crafts is so evocative and introduces the rest of the song so well!!
     
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  11. Acey

    Acey partly submerged, playing a dirge

    I know, right? A lot of their lyrics are just incredibly evocative like that. Like, they have such a way of putting feelings and concepts that don’t really have designated words but still exist into words.

    I have a lot of fave TMBG lines, but I’ll talk about mine later. :P
     
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  12. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    Yes, exactly this! And they do it in meter and rhyme, and both of those are also really good!!
     
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  13. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

     
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  14. Acey

    Acey partly submerged, playing a dirge

    Oh my god, I LOVE the Flood promo. It’s so much!
     
  15. Acey

    Acey partly submerged, playing a dirge


    the apollo 18 one is great too
     
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  16. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    The silent sudden cuts to flans and then linnels faces killed me because im primed to view that as a joke by youtube poops and weird video edits

    • linnells hair physics
    • brief shot of flans making a weird grimace 1 centimetre away from the camera
    • flans Lift the guitar
    • Is this supposed to only come out the left earphone or are mt headphones finally giving up
    • Green pants
    • Flans Spin while Lift Guitar
    • Claymation!
    • Cute lion
    • I got a text from my boss and when i tuned back in i think its just a supercut of Themes Of Death?
    • Oh no the rest of the astronauts are the newspaper man whose name i keep forgetting
    • Please be seated John and John
    • Donut...........nurture it
    • Where was this even being shown? And when? like, someone said they saw the Flood one on mtv, but was this sent to radio stations or something...
    • Wind chime incorrect for flans falsetto
    • T e n. b e a t s. p e r. m i n u t e
    • Who had to make the caped figure bounce around in front of the donut
     
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  17. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    i came up with the question but im not sure what my answers would even be?
     
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  18. Acey

    Acey partly submerged, playing a dirge

    oh man i have no idea but now i’m curious...
     
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  19. Briar

    Briar Well-Known Member

    Don't let's start appreciation post

    also this TAZ animatic is great

     
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  20. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny



    quick question what the hekc
     
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