I’ve been thinking about They Might Be Giants, an indie band I’ve been following off and on for over twenty years.
TMBG have been together for nearly thirty years.
TMBG never really had major mainstream success. They’ve just done their quirky little thing from their happy little corner of Brooklyn.
They were once of the earliest bands to really embrace the whole Intenet thing. They were pioneers. They had to be, if the band was to survive.
To be small, quirky, unique, ferociously independent and still be able to survive. A true “global microbrand”. Their example has always been huge inspiration to me.
I’m glad we live in a world where folk like TMBG can be exist. A much-needed antidote to the tedious, insatiable maw that is mainstream, celebrity-driven culture.