Saturday, August 27, 2011

TMBG Shirt #35: Dial-A-Song

This shirt by J. Otto Seibold sports a tree-dwelling, hat-wearing bird and a magically levitating cigar-smoking telephone. It's all an advertisement for the (now defunct) Dial-A-Song, what else?
The back has the band name surrounded  by several classic looking J. Otto characters.

MP3 of the Week:
 Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head

 They opened the show with this classic at the Chameleon Club in Lancaster, PA on 7/28/11.
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Saturday, August 20, 2011

TMBG Shirt #34: The Mesopotamians

It's The Mesopotamians: Sargon, Hammurabi, Ashurbanipal and Gilgamesh!
A closer look at this shirt reveals the aforementioned troglodytes hanging out on and around their name. The Merch Store currently only has the women's bright red version available.
 Some nice Mesopotamian Bobbleheads on the back.
Design by David Cowles, who also directed the video.

MP3 of the Week:
 She's An Angel

 Performed at the Chameleon Club in Lancaster, PA on 7/28/11.
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Saturday, August 13, 2011

TMBG Shirt #33: Indestructible Object

This Indestructible Object t-shirt is the natural complement to the EP of the same name. It features a modified version of the familiar logo, with TMBG above and IO below. By the way, I take a large but I also own this shirt in medium for when I want to feel extra indestructible.
The back has the band name superimposed over that of the EP, followed by their time-tested slogan: "Installing & Servicing Melody Since 1982". Buy "Indestructible Object on Blue" at the TMBG Merch store.

MP3 of the Week:
 When Will You Die

 This worldwide debut of this metarrific Join Us song is uncharacteristically the best that They'll ever play it. Performed at the Chameleon Club in Lancaster, PA on 7/28/11.
You can also see my YouTube video of this.
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Saturday, August 6, 2011

TMBG Shirt #32: US Presidents

Here's a shirt that commemorates The Chopping Block days of, when firing at a shooting gallery of icons would cause floating presidential heads to cough up links to different parts of the site. As on the front page, the front of the tee features Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Richard Nixon and Howard Taft (from left), proclaiming the initials of their favorite band. I also have a light blue version of this shirt.
On the back, bonus POTUS Jimmy Carter hangs out, perhaps pondering why he didn't make the cut when the website was designed. His isolation has seemingly been made up for by having the shirt named after him. Buy "Carter on Green" or "Carter on Blue" from the merch store today, and get presidential!

MP3 of the Week:
 Cyclops Rock

 Performed at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ on 7/30/11.
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