I love They Might Be Giants. I was a counselor at a summer day camp when Flood was released and we took the kids on a camping trip. I shared a tent with my friend, Tate, and we stayed up sharing the two ear buds from a Walkman, listening to his copy of the tape. When we got back to the camp, the headmistress yelled at us because male and female counselors were not supposed to share tents on trips. I remember being really stunned by this news and said, "but I shared tents with boys all the time back when I was a camper here." And she snarled, "it's a different world now, Melissa." And I always associate that moment with the album, Flood.
I love They Might Be Giants so much that they were one of the sole tapes (Apollo 18) I listened to during my walk to campus every morning my freshman year. I set out down Langdon to "Dig My Grave" and when I hit the all-girls co-op house on the corner, it changed to "I Palindrome I." I was at Le Chateau for "My Evil Twin." And then at the Union for "Mammal." And then I usually was in the throng of people near H.C. White in the middle of "The Statue Got Me High" and I was at my first anthropology class right around the beginning of "The Guitar" and almost always got to the psych building afterwards for "Dinner Bell." I could tell if I was running late if I wasn't hitting my buildings at the right song.
I just really wanted to proclaim my love of They Might Be Giants.
This song is probably my favourite song; maybe due to my love of water and the boat imagery or because I get all emotional thinking about population explosion.
What are you showing today?
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- If you would like to join circle time and show something to the class, simply post each Saturday night (or earlier in the week or on Monday if you can't do the weekend), hopefully including a picture if possible, and telling us about your item. It can be anything--a photo from a trip, a picture of the dress you bought this week, a random image from an old yearbook showing a person you miss. It doesn't need to contain a picture if you can't get a picture--you can simply tell a story about a single item. The list opens every Saturday night and closes on Tuesday night.
- You must mention Show and Tell and include a link back to this post in your post so people can find the rest of the class. This spreads new readership around through the list. This is now required.
- Label your post "Show and Tell" each week and then come back here and add the permalink for the post via the Mr. Linky feature (not your blog's main url--use the permalink for your specific Show and Tell post).
- Oh, and then the point is that you click through all of your classmates and see what they are showing this week. And everyone loves a good "ooooh" and "aaaah" and to be queen (or king) of the playground for five minutes so leave them a comment if you can.
- Did you post a link and now it's missing?: I reserve the right to delete any links that are not leading to a Show and Tell post or are the blogging equivalent of a spitball.