You Can’t See Me, But I’m Doing a Happy Dance Right Now
Posted by purplemary54 on October 14, 2014
Who cares if the world is going to hell in a handbasket? Dial-a-Song is coming back!
Dial-a-Song was a service from the perfectly weird They Might Be Giants which was pretty much what it said on the tin. You dialed the number, listened to a song TMBG recorded, and presumably hung up. I never had the guts to call the long distance number myself (this was a time before unlimited long distance plans on landlines, much less cell phones), but I just loved the idea that it existed. Only a band this strange and smart could do something like that. And now, thanks to the wonders of the interwebs, they’re doing it again.
The new Dial-a-Song is a website that will officially begin in January. The video I posted is the song that’s currently available on the site, “Authenticity Trip” from the 2011 compilation Album Raises New and Troubling Questions (which I might have to get just for the title). It doesn’t quite have the cool cache of calling a New York area code just to hear a song taped on an answering machine, but I know I’ll be clicking at least once a week. More if the song is as awesome as this one.