They Might Be Giants

“Blue canary in the alley by the light switch
Who watches over you!
make a little birdhouse in your soul
Not to put too fine a point on it
I’m the only bee in your bonnet”

I LOVE that song. If I have to say why, we are not on the same page. TMBG’s Flood is a album where I can say, “Set phasers on repeat, Spock!”

But most of the other TMBG albums are like that. I saw them play live at the Warfield in San Francisco. The concert was so much fun! Fun! Fun!

It was interesting to compare notes afterwards with the guys at the record store I worked at during that time…The week before, the boys had gone to see Marilyn Manson at the Warfield. Apparently, the highlight of that concert was when all the people in the balcony began spitting towards the stage. The boys in the pit got a rain of saliva, even though most of it hit the band. Apparently the band just rubbed it in, making it part of their act.

Not my Warfield experience. MY band did not encourage that sort of thing. We were all in the pit bouncing up and down and bobbing our heads to our favorite songs. Everyone there was congratulating each other on their mutual love of nerd rock and by extension, nerds.

Yay for nerds and yay for They Might Be Giants!

I am excited to read the TMBG and David Eggers are on tour together. How interesting would that kind of show be? Pretty darn, I think.

Anybody going to be checking it out?

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The Vagina Monologues

It’s Woman’s history month, but even if it weren’t, this is a good show to watch.

I didn’t see the live version, that would have required forethought and effort.

I just happened to see teh DVD at the library when I was browsing for things to entertain me.

I loved it. I just hope my neighbors didn’t hear me yelling out responses to the TV. I was loud.

I absolutely LOVE hearing women talk about what is. So often, we will skip straight to what should be. But that leaves out a good appreciation and assessment of what is going on right now.

It was so sweet to hear the older ladies talk about their vaginas. The way we think about women, older women, and sexuality, you get the impression that they just seal over at a certain age. Of course, that’s silly. I plan on being an old ladies someday, and it’s nice to know that my vagina will still be there.

The whole things makes me want to ask more and different questions of the people I know.