This is not the first time I've written about TMBG on this blog. I also shared my delight at discovering them in song on the dearly departed Pushing Daisies way back when.
TMBG is the band version for me of an long lost old friend. When they come up on random rotation on my ipod, I'm always nostalgically pleased, like coming across someone from your past you didn't realize you'd be so tickled to find on Facebook, but certainly are.
When I find myself rocking out in the kitchen to the likes of "Particle Man" or "Don't Let's Start" and J. happens to be in the room, he just rolls his eyes. Yet more proof that it is a good thing he and I did not meet until well past adolescence. Guess his car stereo was tuned to Rush and Van Halen in the high school parking lot, not TMBG and the Violent Femmes.
Anyhow, this new CD follows the trend the band has been pursuing lately of creating songs intended mostly for kids, but certainly enjoyable for all. They started with Here come the ABC's and Here Come the 123's, and this newest one is Here Comes Science.*
This is so exciting for me, the secret science nerd. I've always loved the science themed songs in their repertoire, including "Mammal," "Dinner Bell," and the one about the sun being a "mass of incandescent gas."
Turns out, the sun isn't truly made of gas, so they've rewritten that last one and turned it into "The Sun Is a Miasma of Incandescent Plasma."
I told you. Geeked.
*One of the tracks is titled "I am a Paleontologist" so I think I can get by with making this a Christmas gift for O.!