They Might be Tech Giants

February 10, 2008

Two guys named John started They Might be Giants in 1982. By 1983 they were already ahead of their time when it came to music and technology. That year they started dial-a-song. They hooked up an answering machine to a phone line and fans could call in getting a new song everyday. Now you can check out This Might be a Wiki (you can probably guess it’s their fan wiki). Listen to their free podcast or watch their video podcast for kids. You can visit their myspace page or download the latest concert from their website. Bored at work? How about downloading their free clock radio? It has demos on the AM station, live recordings on the FM station and interviews on the EBS station. If that’s not enough how about downloading free mp3s? Oh, it takes to long to listen to them. How about a downloading a free ring tone for your cell phone?


I must say that I just didn’t know about how connected they were until I became more connected. I saw them last week at the Beacon Theater and was impressed that they mentioned looking something up on Google and rewriting history on Wikipedia during their concert. After that I was planning on blogging about them. When I got home I did a little research to find out more about dial-a-song and found out about how much more with the times they were than I am. Now I’ve got the podcast on my shuffle and I’m ready to go.


Oh, I guess I should tell you a little about the band. To me their songs are like Tapas. Lots of little treats. Most of them aren’t very long but they are fun and upbeat. Some are even informative. There just isn’t any angst there even if the song is about a sad topic it’s upbeat so you have a hard time figuring that out. If you don’t know the band you might know a song or two. They wrote the theme song for Malcolm in the Middle and Istanbul not Constantinople. If you’re a little down and want to hear some fun music check them out.