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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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This Might Be A Podcast - Episode 5 - Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

This Might Be A Podcast - Episode 5 - Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

Punknews contributor Greg Simpson has introduced This Might Be a Podcast, a show for They Might Be Giants superfans. On this episode, Greg gets his mom and dad in on the gig, talking about a song he subjected them to quite a bit when he was young, "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)," TMBG’s hit song from their 1990 album, Flood. Listen as they delve into the history of the original 1954 song, the history of their cover, and why on Earth this city changed names after all.

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This Might Be A Podcast - Episode 4 - Alienation’s for the Rich

This Might Be A Podcast - Episode 4 - Alienation’s for the Rich

Punknews contributor Greg Simpson has introduced This Might Be a Podcast, a show for They Might Be Giants superfans. On this episode, Greg and Richmond, VA rock musician Matt Monta discuss "Alienation’s for the Rich" off of They Might Be Giants’ self-titled debut. After discussing the song’s parody brilliance, the history of Esperanto and finding some diverse cover versions, they do some research to discover just how prolific of songwriters the Johns really are.

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This Might Be A Podcast - Episode 2 - I've Got a Fang

This Might Be A Podcast - Episode 2 - I've Got a Fang

Punknews contributor Greg Simpson has introduced This Might Be a Podcast, a show for They Might Be Giants superfans. Greg and a guest will discuss and dissect one song on each episode, heading down wormholes about lyrical facts and opinions, musical analysis, silly stories, and anecdotes related to their personal experiences as fans of the long-running band. On this episode, Greg is joined by friend and big shot Washington, DC lawyer Steve Clark to discuss the song “I’ve Got A Fang,” from They Might Be Giants’ 2001 album Mink Car. Are you legally responsible for someone’s head exploding like an atom bomb? Find out!

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This Might Be A Podcast - Episode 1 - The End Of The Tour

This Might Be A Podcast - Episode 1 - The End Of The Tour

Punknews contributor Greg Simpson has introduced This Might Be a Podcast, a show for They Might Be Giants superfans. Greg and a guest will discuss and dissect one song on each episode, heading down wormholes about lyrical facts and opinions, musical analysis, silly stories, and anecdotes related to their personal experiences as fans of the long-running band. On this first episode, Greg and New York comedian David Britton talk about "The End of the Tour,"" The closing track on They Might Be Giants’ 1994 album John Henry.

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