Friday, March 23, 2012

Of Giants and Kids

When it comes to music, there are two kinds of people--those who get They Might Be Giants and those who don't. Me?  I get them.  More than that, I love them.  I've been a fan for years.  So has the little guy, it seems:

My newest all-time favorite TMBG songs is this one:

It's kind of funny how all of their songs have a way of turning into my all-time favorite TMBG song!  I played that one for Keith, and he looked at me like I'd lost my mind.  Maybe it isn't the best thing to show someone first thing on a Saturday morning?

One of  the things I appreciate about the band is their versatility.  Not everyone can make a kids album that not only doesn't drive adults screaming from the room, but also scores so well with the regular adult fan base that several of the songs become featured at many concerts?  I've seen them perform this one a few times:

Isn't that catchy?  I wanna go to West Xylophone for vacation!

Now, try to get this little ditty out of your head:

And, now that I've provided the soundtrack for your day, I'll take my leave.


Roger Owen Green said...

My daughter's favorite TMBG song is Istanbul.

EM said...

I always knew that kid had taste. She must get it from her dad. :-)