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Flood Extras

Another cheery reminder that S. Alexander Reed and I have just had our book on They Might Be Giants' Flood released by Bloomsbury Academic. You should buy it! On top of that, you should review it. No, really. The 33 1/3 series has a bit of a chronic problem in reviews, which is that people buy them expecting them to be extended Rolling Stone articles and then get cranky when they're pop scholarship. So having people who understand what the book is trying to do put reviews in would really help. (Likewise, A Golden Thread is sad and unreviewed. Can you spare a few minutes for that?)

Right. So, you may recall Alex and I guest-editing 33 1/3's blog last week. But we had some stuff on the cutting room floor, so I figured I'd use it here. First off, we have an entry that I am truly at a loss for why 33 1/3 decided not to run, preferring as they did our promo video...

Fifteen Cat GIFs Captioned With They Might Be Giants Lyrics

What's that blue thing doing here?

A snowman with protective rubber skin.


Glass of milk standing in ...

A Giant Book Launch

Right, lots to cover here. First of all, the final part of Alex and my guest-editing 33 1/3's blog is up, with me running over some videos of and about They Might Be Giants.

As this suggests, our book for the 33 1/3 series on They Might Be Giants' 1990 landmark Flood is now available for purchase. The Kindle edition looks to be, for some reason, held back until November 28th. Nobody tells me anything about these things or why. Further frustrating is that in the UK, print isn't available until January, although, oddly, you seem to be getting the Kindle edition in two weeks. There are no doubt sound reasons for this as well.

But enough about the details. Let's talk about this book. And then after I talk about it, I'll give two copies away.

Flood is, without being particularly autobiographical at all and with half of it written by someone else, probably the most personal book I've ever written. They Might Be Giants formed an absolutely massive part of my childhood cultural landscape, effectively plugging the gap between my flaming out of interest in Doctor Who come 1996 and the ...

Book Preview: They Might Be Giants' Flood


Today we've got the intro to They Might Be Giants' Flood, the book I wrote with the brilliant S. Alexander Reed for Bloomsbury Academic's 33 1/3 series. The book is out November 14th, and is available for pre-order at Amazon and Amazon UK

I'll surely write about the book again closer to release, so I don't want to do too much beyond just put the intro here and let it speak for itself. I will say that even if you're not a huge They Might Be Giants fan, I think the book probably has plenty of cool stuff for you. It's not just about They Might Be Giants, but about a particular historical moment. It's not just a book about music, but about how 1990 was a turning point for geek culture ...

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