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Quinn Collard

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Jun 6, 2008, 4:04:10 PM6/6/08
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So um, I heard from Dot that we're not supposed to have DAS stuff and
such up on-line, so I had to take that down from my site, but I do
have a bunch of new interview and radio performance mp3's. Some of it
is stuff that used to be on Twistid and some of it is stuff from my
personal stash. There are some other new goodies on the site lately
too. Check it out, yo. Oh, and if anybody has radio mp3's that they'd
like me to host let me know. Especially stuff from the last few years.
I've been kind of out of the loop for awhile.

(Also, heyyyyyyy, newsgroup. *waves*)

Quinn

The Dar'L

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Jun 6, 2008, 8:28:02 PM6/6/08
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Quinn Collard wrote:
> So um, I heard from Dot that we're not supposed to have DAS stuff and
> such up on-line, so I had to take that down from my site

Really? They still taking that line, even though the online community
is moribund? I think something like a comprehensive DAS collection on
a fansite would do the band wonders.

> I've been kind of out of the loop for awhile.

Yeah, why so?

> (Also, heyyyyyyy, newsgroup. *waves*)

Hey back at ya. Welcome home.

Dar

Quinn Collard

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Jun 6, 2008, 10:22:44 PM6/6/08
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On Jun 6, 7:28 pm, "The Dar'L" <octofla...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Quinn Collard wrote:
> > So um, I heard from Dot that we're not supposed to have DAS stuff and
> > such up on-line, so I had to take that down from my site
>
> Really? They still taking that line, even though the online community
> is moribund? I think something like a comprehensive DAS collection on
> a fansite would do the band wonders.

I know right? I was really surprised. I figured DAS, stuff from old
live shows, and maybe old demos--basically anything that wasn't
released officially--would be ok. My guess is they want to have in
case they decide to put it on future podcasts, or something. I don't
know. (Or maybe they're planning to actually release a DAS compilation
at some point...well we can hope...)

> > I've been kind of out of the loop for awhile.
>
> Yeah, why so?

Oh, I just kind of needed to take a TMBG hiatus for awhile and get
some stuff sorted out, you know. Stuff with the boy, stuff with me.
Things are mostly ironed out now, happily, although I'm still not
actually listening to them at the moment. I'm taking things one step
at a time, you know?

> > (Also, heyyyyyyy, newsgroup. *waves*)
>
> Hey back at ya. Welcome home.

I'm back I'm back as a matter of fact. Thank you for the welcome! Now
where the hell is everybody? I'm trying to talk Mr. scratch into
reappearing. I'll see if I can talk to some other people too.

Speaking of getting back to things, I've recently revived Cowtown, the
Wed. night TMBG AIM chat. It's a good time, if anybody wants to jump
in on that. Um, I'm not so good at having a consistent start time, but
if you IM me (I am ThePeculiarGirl) I will invite you. Woo!

Quinn

teil...@gmail.com

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Jun 7, 2008, 7:11:50 AM6/7/08
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On Jun 6, 1:04 pm, Quinn Collard <nightmarepers...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> So um, I heard from Dot that we're not supposed to have DAS stuff and
> such up on-line, so I had to take that down from my site,

Hi, I have a story.

A few weeks ago someone mentioned tumbleweeds and I remembered that
there was a TMBG song about a tumbleweed, except I couldn't remember
what it sounded like. I looked it up on the wiki and I clicked on the
"download" link and discovered: oh, neat, Quinn's site has it. I'm
glad I got to it in time.

I hadn't heard a DAS song in quite a while. Listening to it, I was
reminded how great a song can sound in extremely low quality (isn't
that the whole point of distortion anyway?). Also, the occasional gaps
in sound left by whoever recorded it originally were familiar, as if
they were part of the song itself.

I think it would be neat if people got together and did another of
those cover albums, except this time they would cover DAS songs that
were never made into higher-quality versions.

Also: I am Asa Pillsbury. I think Google just shows my e-mail address
when I post here. I'm not sure how to change that.

Quinn Collard

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Jun 7, 2008, 10:27:32 PM6/7/08
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On Jun 7, 6:11 am, teilad...@gmail.com wrote:

> I think it would be neat if people got together and did another of
> those cover albums, except this time they would cover DAS songs that
> were never made into higher-quality versions.

That would be awesome. I would totally be in on that, if it was in
awhile when I've actually figured out what I'm doing with my accordion
a bit more. There are so many fab DAS songs.

> Also: I am Asa Pillsbury. I think Google just shows my e-mail address
> when I post here. I'm not sure how to change that.

Hi Asa! :D If you go to the "My Account" link at the top there, you
should be able to fix that.

Quinn

Bryce

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Jun 8, 2008, 11:51:58 AM6/8/08
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Asa:

> I think it would be neat if people got together
> and did another of those cover albums, except
> this time they would cover DAS songs that
> were never made into higher-quality versions.

Okay count me in on this. Now to pick a song that I could do halfway
decently, hmm.

It's the phone-level fidelity that determines a song's eligibility, right?
So for example "Half a Boy" would not be eligible anymore since we've got
the podcast version, even though it's presumably the same recording. Or
does that limit the scope a little too much?

Bryce

Reverend Beastly

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Jun 9, 2008, 11:47:44 PM6/9/08
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DAS tribute album? Well, I recorded a cover of Cupid in 2004. I'll re-
record it now.

-Alex

tmbw...@gmail.com

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Jun 10, 2008, 9:42:49 AM6/10/08
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If people are interested, we could coordinate this through TMBW.Net.
We could really easily put together a signup page, and people could
pick their songs there. Thoughts?

--Brad

On Jun 9, 11:47 pm, Reverend Beastly <reverendbeas...@gmail.com>
wrote:

tmbw...@gmail.com

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Jun 10, 2008, 11:22:57 AM6/10/08
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I compiled a list of preliminary list of songs that could be used.
It's just my first crack at it.

Brainwashing Our Fighting Boys
Bread Hair
Coffee Table Of Love
Confusing The Mind
Cupid
Don't Know Why It Takes That Long
Feel Good Sublet
Free Bird's Rebirth
Hi
How Much Cake Can You Eat?
I Find It Hard To Believe
I Might Be Giants, Too
I Need Some Lovin'
Live Like Pigs
Mario Speaks
Mrs. Cinderella
No Answer
Not Too Clear, Not Too Long
Reminder
Side 2
The King Of Wingo
The Power Of They Might Be Giants' Dial-A-Song
The Summer Breeze
The Sun Is On Fire
The Writing's On The Wall
There's A New Song Every Hour
Tumbleweed
We Just Go Nuts At Christmastime
Welcome To The World
What Is Everyone Staring At?
When Tornadoes Take Over The World
Wreck It Apart
You're Watching...
-----------------
(Songs that have appeared on tmbg unlimited, clock radio, or podcasts,
that have "technically" not been officially released otherwise):

Hi Honey I'm Home
Nice Is Good, Mean Is Bad
Outboard Part Of Man
Rock Club
Somebody's Body
The Next Plane To London
Too Real

Bryce

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Jun 10, 2008, 1:40:58 PM6/10/08
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Brad:

> If people are interested, we could coordinate this through TMBW.Net.
> We could really easily put together a signup page, and people could
> pick their songs there. Thoughts?

Personally, I think it should be more free and easy than that. It should
encourage as much participation as possible. I would just link to the songs
that are already finished as they become available. Maybe have a list at
the bottom of what's reported as "currently in production," so that you
could tell if ten people were currently working on the song you were
thinking of doing.

But you know, if ten people really wanted to do the same song, who am I to
say they can't? Let 'em all be heard, at least. Then if we're serious
about an album, then wiki voters can decide which versions make it on (with
like a two-win-per-artist limit or something, to keep it diverse). Just my
two cents.

Bryce

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Jun 12, 2008, 5:45:44 PM6/12/08
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Wow, I forgot how many good DASes there were!

Songs I may cover:

The Sun Is On Fire

Brainwashing Our Fighting Boys


What Is Everyone Staring At?

How Much Cake Can You Eat?

Tumbleweed

The Dar'L

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Jun 13, 2008, 11:43:53 AM6/13/08
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Count me in too.

Although my creative time will be a little stemmed over the next few
weeks as my wife is having our first baby.

I already know what I'm going to cover ;)

Darrell

teil...@gmail.com

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Jun 13, 2008, 3:07:23 PM6/13/08
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Cool, people are responding favorably to my random musing. I haven't
really recorded a song before (though I've come close a few times) but
I think Tumbleweed would actually work well for me, if this takes off.

I think the ones I'd most like to hear are No Answer and What Is
Everyone Staring At? The latter was of course turned into Sleepwalkers
but they took out the best part.

Quinn Collard

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Jun 13, 2008, 6:44:04 PM6/13/08
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On Jun 13, 10:43 am, "The Dar'L" <octofla...@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Although my creative time will be a little stemmed over the next few
> weeks as my wife is having our first baby.

Congratulations dude! How exciting!

Quinn

fabl...@gmail.com

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Jun 14, 2008, 5:32:22 PM6/14/08
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On Jun 10, 11:22 am, tmbw....@gmail.com wrote:
> (Songs that have appeared on tmbg unlimited, clock radio, or podcasts,
> that have "technically" not been officially released otherwise):
>
> Hi Honey I'm Home
> Nice Is Good, Mean Is Bad
> Outboard Part Of Man
> Rock Club
> Somebody's Body
> The Next Plane To London
> Too Real

Also "Half a Boy," which is the same thing as "The Writing's on the
Wall."

Nathan

J. L. Moquin

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Jun 16, 2008, 7:36:18 AM6/16/08
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Ditto!! :)


-jennifer,
mommy to alice the bean, 8/15/97, and
sammy-girl, 6/4/02
official mother of AMTMBG
(someday i'll die and you'll get the money)
you may call me momma-puff if you prefer

The Mirthful Interloper

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Jun 19, 2008, 3:41:00 AM6/19/08
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In article
<79870d3c-72b8-4b1a...@p25g2000hsf.googlegroups.com>,
Quinn Collard <nightmar...@yahoo.com> wrote:

> On Jun 6, 7:28 pm, "The Dar'L" <octofla...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Quinn Collard wrote:
> > > So um, I heard from Dot that we're not supposed to have DAS stuff and
> > > such up on-line, so I had to take that down from my site
> >
> > Really? They still taking that line, even though the online community
> > is moribund? I think something like a comprehensive DAS collection on
> > a fansite would do the band wonders.
>
> I know right? I was really surprised. I figured DAS, stuff from old
> live shows, and maybe old demos--basically anything that wasn't
> released officially--would be ok. My guess is they want to have in
> case they decide to put it on future podcasts, or something. I don't
> know. (Or maybe they're planning to actually release a DAS compilation
> at some point...well we can hope...)

 Yes, it will be a bonus disk included with the first pressing of the
eventual release of "Supercharged Freaksicle".

 Gee, remember back in the '90s when Flans was reluctant to release SF
because he didn't want to "flood the market"? Ever since "Long Tall
Weekend", they've never *stopped* flooding the market.

 Meh, maybe I'll have a go at "We Just Go Nuts at Christmastime".

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tmbw...@gmail.com

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Jun 21, 2008, 5:46:10 PM6/21/08
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Ok, I've been on vacation, but I'm back now. I've set up a page with
instructions about how to submit your recording, and there's also a
list of songs that could potentially be included. Feel free to debate
them. Here's the page:

http://tmbw.net/wiki/Dial_A_Song_Tribute/Signup

I hope we can get this off the ground...it should be fun!

brad

Quinn Collard

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Jun 21, 2008, 10:05:00 PM6/21/08
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On Jun 21, 4:46 pm, tmbw....@gmail.com wrote:
> Ok, I've been on vacation, but I'm back now.  I've set up a page with
> instructions about how to submit your recording, and there's also a
> list of songs that could potentially be included.  Feel free to debate
> them.  Here's the page:
>
> http://tmbw.net/wiki/Dial_A_Song_Tribute/Signup

Somebody else signed up for No Answer? WTF. I totally was planning to
do No Answer. Somebody who doesn't even have all the albums, even.
Amateur.

Quinn

teil...@gmail.com

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Jun 22, 2008, 12:23:47 AM6/22/08
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As the page says, multiple people can do the same song.

Quinn Collard

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Jun 22, 2008, 2:24:43 AM6/22/08
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On Jun 21, 11:23 pm, teilad...@gmail.com wrote:

> > Somebody else signed up for No Answer? WTF. I totally was planning to
> > do No Answer. Somebody who doesn't even have all the albums, even.
> > Amateur.

> As the page says, multiple people can do the same song.

Yeh but...I don't know. It's not as cool that way, and I would be sad
if people were all "your version sucks this other version is way
better."

Quinn

LSK

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Jun 22, 2008, 8:01:33 AM6/22/08
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I'd definitely be up for this if it was still open in two months. I'm
going to be away from my recording equipment until then...

fabl...@gmail.com

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Jun 22, 2008, 5:08:23 PM6/22/08
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On Jun 19, 3:41 am, The Mirthful Interloper <tagut...@earthlink.net>
wrote:

>  Gee, remember back in the '90s when Flans was reluctant to release SF
> because he didn't want to "flood the market"? Ever since "Long Tall
> Weekend", they've never *stopped* flooding the market.

Well, we all know the first time they Flooded the market was in 1990.

(Yeah, bad joke, I know.)

Nathan

Quinn Collard

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Jun 22, 2008, 9:17:41 PM6/22/08
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On Jun 21, 4:46 pm, tmbw....@gmail.com wrote:

> http://tmbw.net/wiki/Dial_A_Song_Tribute/Signup
>
> I hope we can get this off the ground...it should be fun!

Ok I signed up for Somebody's Body woooooooo. I'm excited.

Quinn

Bryce

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Jun 23, 2008, 10:40:30 AM6/23/08
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Quinn:

> and I would be sad if people were all "your
> version sucks this other version is way better."

Do it for the satisfaction of doing it. Do a song you want to sing just
because you like singing it, and then feel good about the accomplishment;
nobody can take that away from you.

I'm in it for fun and practice, not to compete with anybody. Good thing,
too, given how long it would take me to produce something polished. But DAS
isn't about polish anyway.

Bryce

Quinn Collard

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Jun 23, 2008, 5:55:20 PM6/23/08
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On Jun 23, 9:40 am, "Bryce" <br...@tmbg.or(somethin)g> wrote:

> Do it for the satisfaction of doing it.  Do a song you want to sing just
> because you like singing it, and then feel good about the accomplishment;
> nobody can take that away from you.

Ok ok, signed up for No Answer too. Yay!

Quinn

Quinn Collard

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Jun 23, 2008, 5:58:46 PM6/23/08
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On Jun 23, 4:55 pm, Quinn Collard <nightmarepers...@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Ok ok, signed up for No Answer too. Yay!

Also, I notice that people are signing up for things that aren't
actually DAS things (Tiny Doctor and Rocket Ship). That has to be
against the rules, right?

Quinn

pe...@offbeat.dk

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Jul 2, 2008, 10:43:29 PM7/2/08
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On 23 Juni, 23:58, Quinn Collard <nightmarepers...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> On Jun 23, 4:55 pm, Quinn Collard <nightmarepers...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > Ok ok, signed up forNoAnswertoo. Yay!

>
> Also, I notice that people are signing up for things that aren't
> actually DAS things (Tiny Doctor and Rocket Ship). That has to be
> against the rules, right?
>
> Quinn

Hi all

I was just wondering, where I can get to hear these songs? I am wild
and crazy for doing a cover.
I am a longtime fan of The Johns but have never heard any of the DAS-
songs.

What should I do?

OWG

Quinn Collard

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Jul 6, 2008, 5:36:25 AM7/6/08
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On Jul 2, 7:43 pm, pe...@offbeat.dk wrote:

> I was just wondering, where I can get to hear these songs? I am wild
> and crazy for doing a cover.
> I am a longtime fan of The Johns but have never heard any of the DAS-
> songs.
>
> What should I do?

I would suggest checking out your filesharing program of choice.
Otherwise, I can hook you up. Do you have AIM? I'm ThePecuilarGirl.

Quinn

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