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selfcallednowhere:

tmbgareok:

They Might Be Giants have a very special gift for you  http://www.theymightbegiants.com/firstalbumlive/
We respectfully request that all you fine folks on tumblr reblog this free offering. We would sincerely appreciate you spreading the good word of this project.
They Might Be Giants’ first album, or “pink album,” was a turning point for both the band and for the burgeoning world of indie rock. Performing in downtown NYC clubs, the band had become a fixture on the East Village scene where performance art and music flowed together in a vivid late night club scene. In those earlier years, the band was making recordings for their Dial-A-Song service and their demos were actively passed around town. While the album’s release in late 1986 was met with raves from critics (including the rare “A” rating from the Village Voice’s Robert Christgau), with no major label push or immediate radio interest, it seemed destined to settle comfortably into the Miscellaneous T section within a number of months. All that would change quickly when the band collaborated with video director Adam Bernstein on a series of original clips that would get serious play on MTV…

Oh haha I just noticed the part where Flans said to reblog this. Well ok, I DO AS INSTRUCTED, even though I would be very surprised if people following a TMBG-specific Tumblr weren’t already fully aware (especially after I’ve made multiple posts about it today).

selfcallednowhere:

tmbgareok:

They Might Be Giants have a very special gift for you  http://www.theymightbegiants.com/firstalbumlive/

We respectfully request that all you fine folks on tumblr reblog this free offering. We would sincerely appreciate you spreading the good word of this project.

They Might Be Giants’ first album, or “pink album,” was a turning point for both the band and for the burgeoning world of indie rock. Performing in downtown NYC clubs, the band had become a fixture on the East Village scene where performance art and music flowed together in a vivid late night club scene. In those earlier years, the band was making recordings for their Dial-A-Song service and their demos were actively passed around town. While the album’s release in late 1986 was met with raves from critics (including the rare “A” rating from the Village Voice’s Robert Christgau), with no major label push or immediate radio interest, it seemed destined to settle comfortably into the Miscellaneous T section within a number of months. All that would change quickly when the band collaborated with video director Adam Bernstein on a series of original clips that would get serious play on MTV…

Oh haha I just noticed the part where Flans said to reblog this. Well ok, I DO AS INSTRUCTED, even though I would be very surprised if people following a TMBG-specific Tumblr weren’t already fully aware (especially after I’ve made multiple posts about it today).

mydrunkkitchen
Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.
Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

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