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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.

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One Response to “You Can’t See Me, But I’m Doing a Happy Dance Right Now”

  1. “Strange and smart”–an apt description of They Might Be Giants. Always worth a listen! Almost always.

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