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for March 1, 2002


Please Don't, Don't Stop
by Shaun "Bastard" Nelson

Of course, I'm a They Might Be Giants fan. Love them, never get the band members confused with each other. John's the guy that sings and John's the guy that plays. Sometimes they switch.

At work, I listen to MP3s. A lot. And I have a standard rotation of music I like, and of course, TMBG figure heavily in the mix.

"Don't Let's Start" is a great little song by John and John; one that they parleyed to get one of their first record contracts. The biggest problem they'd soon face was the songs that they had made for their next record, which weren't "Don't Let's Start." Seems the people producing the album, and financing it, would rather have had a slew of clones of a fast paced love story gone bad, than something outside the box.

Which of course led TMBG to a different record company, a gig on Letterman, and of course more records.

But that little song, it all it's 2:41 glory, was the kick that John and John needed to convince themselves that could do this music thing full time.





©2002 Shaun Nelson

All material ©2001-2014 Sean Carolan, except as noted.

 







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