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Mike Park

Mike Park appears on This Might Be a Podcast

Punknews contributor Greg Simpson has introduced This Might Be a Podcast, a show for They Might Be Giants superfans. On this episode, Mike Park, owner of Asian Man Records and member of Ogikubo Station (and Skankin' Pickle, Bruce Lee Band and more). They discuss the first song on the first They Might Be Giants album, "Everything Right Is Wrong Again." Listen as we get a quick overview of Park's career in bands and with his label, then they discuss the song, delve into the song's multiple demos, and listen to a couple covers. Mike Park even does his own cover of the song live on the episode!

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Franz Nicolay

Franz Nicolay appears on This Might Be a Podcast

Punknews contributor Greg Simpson has introduced This Might Be a Podcast, a show for They Might Be Giants superfans. On this episode, Franz Nicolay of The Hold Steady and World / Inferno Friendship Society calls Greg from Kiev, Ukraine to talk about the song "I Am Not Your Broom" off of TMBG's first kid's album, NO! They get into some pretty adult topics in the song's possible deeper meanings, and talk shop about accordions. Also hear an intro segment with some questions answered by Joshua Fried about his well-known remix of "The World's Address"!

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Pet Symmetry

Pet Symmetry's Marcus Nuccio appears on This Might Be a Podcast

Marcus Nuccio, drummer of pop punk / indie band Pet Symmetry appeared on a recent episode of This Might Be A Podcast to talk about the song "The World's Address" off of They Might Be Giants' 1988 album Lincoln. He and host Greg Simpson also talk about the 1989 Joshua Friend remix of the song. You can check out the episode below. Also, to coincide with the first day of They Might Be Giants' Australian tour, Greg recently spoke with Australian friend Matty Rendell about the TMBG song "You Don't Like Me" off of 2012's Join Us.

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The Thermals

Hutch Harris of The Thermals guests on This Might Be a Podcast!

Punknews contributor Greg Simpson has introduced This Might Be a Podcast, a show for They Might Be Giants superfans. On this episode, Hutch Harris, solo artist formerly of indie/punk/ garage band The Thermals (Sub Pop, Kill Rock Stars, Saddle Creek) joins Greg on This Might Be a Podcast to talk about one of his favorite TMBG songs, "Dead" from the 1990 classic and platinum-selling album Flood. We ponder Linnell’s piano education and how he got so awesome, how this is essentially a solo track, and how despite being so stripped down, it manages to rock so hard. We also get a Thermals crash course and hear about Hutch’s new solo album Only Water.

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This Might Be a Podcast - Episode 10 - Door to Door Minotaur

This Might Be a Podcast - Episode 10 - Door to Door Minotaur

Punknews contributor Greg Simpson has introduced This Might Be a Podcast, a show for They Might Be Giants superfans. On this episode, Greg makes a very expensive international phone call to Nottingham, England, a place of fairy tales, to talk with Abi Bash about the brand-new TMBG song "Door to Door Minotaur." Abi's artistic mindset gives her a unique perspective on the most odd TMBG songs, and this one, an homage to The Residents' late singer Hardy Fox, is an odd one indeed.

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This Might Be a Podcast - Episode 9 - By the Time You Get This

This Might Be a Podcast - Episode 9 - By the Time You Get This

Punknews contributor Greg Simpson has introduced This Might Be a Podcast, a show for They Might Be Giants superfans. On this episode, Greg and talented folk musician Scott Currie talk about the I Like Fun track By the Time You Get This. We get deep into the lyrics, musical phrasing, and the dark, dark lyrics and video. This Might Be a Podcast also has a Patreon page where you can hear exclusive content, with a new exclusive episode every month, sometimes two. Recently Greg released an episode with They Might Be Giants' drummer Marty Beller, and just last week released an episode with TMBG's bassist Danny Weinkauf to talk about how he started writing kids songs for TMBG, won a grammy, and started his own kids music side project band, The Red Pants Band. Below is the 20 minute teaser for the Danny Weinkauf episode.

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Best Midwestern - South Dakota

Best Midwestern - South Dakota

The Best Midwestern podcast, with hosts Greg Simpson and Scott Heisel, continues to explore the US midwest state-by-state, here's what Greg has to say about this outing: "On the 6th installment of our State-by-State series we discover that South Dakota has been killing’ it in the rock realm for decades and none of us knew it. Come along as we explore the state’s music, from obscure but talented musicians of many genres from years past to the state’s modern indie, punk and hardcore bands." Click below to check it out or subscribe in iTunes.

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This Might Be A Podcast - Episode 8 - Black Ops

This Might Be A Podcast - Episode 8 - Black Ops

Punknews contributor Greg Simpson has introduced This Might Be a Podcast, a show for They Might Be Giants superfans. On this episode, Greg meets on video chat with a guy he’s never met in person, Danny Leary. They're Twitter and Facebook friends now, but had never talked properly until Greg hit record. Danny Leary picked the song “Black Ops,” so listen to these new friends discuss both the Nanobots version and the alternate Phone Power version, the political nature of the lyrics, the weird music video, and for some reason, blink-182.

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This Might Be A Podcast - Episode 7 - Why Does the Sun Shine?

This Might Be A Podcast - Episode 7 - Why Does the Sun Shine?

Punknews contributor Greg Simpson has introduced This Might Be a Podcast, a show for They Might Be Giants superfans. On this episode, Greg and friend Missy Tate discuss a song with a long and complicated history - “Why Does the Sun Shine? (The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent Gas)” From the original song to their 1993 cover, from Severe Tire Damage to their updated Here Comes Science tune, Miasma of Incandescent Plasma. Take a journey with us into the final frontier!

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This Might Be A Podcast - Episode 6 - Ana Ng

This Might Be A Podcast - Episode 6 - Ana Ng

Punknews contributor Greg Simpson has introduced This Might Be a Podcast, a show for They Might Be Giants superfans. On this episode, Greg and childhood pal Patrick Mooney, the very guy who introduced Greg to the band, talk about the number 1 fan-voted song on the TMBW Wiki. They reminisce about listening to TMBG in Patrick’s childhood bedroom in mid-90s, talk about the genius of this song’s lyrics and find a ton of great covers of all genres from ska punk to 8-bit to power pop.

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Best Midwestern - Best of the Midwest 2018

Best Midwestern - Best of the Midwest 2018

The Best Midwestern podcast, with hosts Greg Simpson and Scott Heisel, returns! Scott and Greg are back and getting back in the swing of things with a 2018 Midwest retrospective. On this episode they chat about their favorite Midwest releases of 2018, play lots of clips, and argue about both Andrew WK’s new record and if The Sidekicks are getting better or worse. Also, stay tuned for a Patreon-exclusive episode about their favorite non-Midwest albums of 2018.

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