September 23 Welcome to another exciting site update! Bunches of pictures for you: four promo ones, fifteen candids, seven live ones from 2003-2005, sixteen from 2011, seventeen from 2012, 41 from 2013, and 64 from this year. 25 new mp3s. 25 new articles. Whole bunch of updates to the TMBG Reading Corner. I've changed my bootlegs policy--I can now send up to five shows for free, so check out my list of shows if you want anything. I've also been uploading random shows to my Tumblr, but they're each only up for a limited time, so get 'em while they're hot! And finally, there are two new issues of This Could Lead to Excellence or Serious Injury available on Etsy!
May 19, 2015 Have I really not done a site update for TEN MONTHS? Geeeeeeeeez. Well, I've got plenty for y'all today to make up for it. 81 new promo pictures! Thirty new candid pictures! Bunches of pictures from shows a couple of weeks ago in Seattle and Portland! Even more live pictures from 2003, 2013, 2015, and miscellaneous other times! Thirty new articles! Twenty new audio things! (May I draw your particular attention to Stumpbox and John reading a Jonathan Lethem short story?) Updates to the Reading Corner and quotes pages! And finally, in gushy news, there are two new issues of This Could Lead to Excellence or Serious Injury, consisting of an annotated version of "The Neverending List of Things About John That are Sexy, Adorable, or Just Generally Completely Amazing," so check those out if you want to hear me ramble on and on (and on and on) about all the reasons I love John. If you want to see the short ("short") version, that's also up here.
July 9 There's been a bonus interview released from the Ask Me Another appearance so there's a new version of the zip with that. Also, realized that the vertical live pictures I've taken with the digital camera I've had for the last few years were showing up sideways when downloaded so that's fixed now.
June 29 There are now some TV appearances (which Youtube won't let be uploaded for copyright reasons) listed on the video page (kindly hosted by Mr. Ant). A new radio appearances, 33 new promo pictures, and tons of new icons. And finally, there has been a bit of housekeeping around here, like changing the imagemaps to make them more Flanserrific! Yay!
February 10, 2014 First update of 2014 and I'm please to report it contains something very exciting. I've gone ahead and uploaded all the Dial-A-Song stuff I have--Power of Dial-A-Song I and II and then all the other miscellaneous stuff, so rush right over to the mp3's page for that! There's also one more radio appearance from last year listed there, plus 17 new candid pix.
December 4 Moved all the TV appearance screencaps to one page. They're listed alphabetically.
November 28 Happy Thanksgiving! Over 100 new pictures from the Pink show at the beginning of the month in New York (thanks to Ant for these). 113 new live pictures from this year and two new misc old ones. Three new radio appearances. Five new articles. Updated the links page a bit. Annnnnnnnd, Issue #7 of This Could Lead to Excellence or Serious Injury is available now! All the issues are available on Etsy and I've just listed a bunch of TMBG buttons there too.
November 4 Long-overdue and BIG update for y'all today! Over 400 pictures from some shows I just went to: 10/25 in Tempe, 10/26 in LA (kids' show), and 10/26 in LA (Pink show!). Ten new live pix from 2009 and eighty-one from this year. 26 new candids. There are ten new articles, and there are some improvements to that section: Articles uploaded since the last update are now marked with a "new" graphic (many thanks to Miss Apollo for designing this), and article titles are now listed on the page as well.
June 16 Pictures from three shows a few nights ago: Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland. 11 new or improved promo pictures. Six new articles.
May 27 Screencaps from an appearance on Jimmy Fallon three nights ago.
May 1 New issue of my TMBG zine! New 1989 show from Munich! Pictures by Apollo from an instore in Brooklyn! 30 other live pictures from this year! Five new articles!
March 18 It has come to my attention that I accidentally didn't upload the updated HTML with the new radio appearances--sorry about that. It's fixed now--the appearances are The Brian Lehrer Show from a few weeks ago and World Cafe from 2001.
March 16 Big update today! 385 new live pictures from a four-show trip I just went on, plus sixteen new articles and two new radio appearances. There's also been an update to the Cowtown page with info on chat clients it'll actually work with.
February 5 Screencaps from four more online videos are up, which is the last of those for now. There's ten new articles, seven new candid pictures, and nineteen new live ones from last year. And finally, webcasts are now .avi, because who the fuck uses .rm anymore?
January 26 New issue of my TMBG zine now available. Also: Screencaps from four new online videos and five new articles.
January 1, 2013 Happy New Year! 345 pictures from the three-show stand TMBG just did in Brooklyn now up.
December 8 Screencaps from four new online videos are up, along with ten new articles and a John Linnell appearance on Morning Becomes Eclectic.
November 18 19 new live pictures from last year and 27 from the Wits broadcast in July. There's also five new articles.
September 30 Whole SLEW of new screencaps today--5,365 to be exact. There are ones for all the Qcam videos, the video for the new extended "Alphabet of Nations", the concert bootlegs section is finally up, AND I've started a section for online videos. There's a new Mundanes picture (big thanks to Apollo for finding this!) and four new promo pix. There's also five new articles and the second issue of my TMBG zine is now available.
July 23 Big exciting developments today: I'm now doing a Linnell/TMBG zine! And there are two new sections of the site: I've made, with the help of Apollo, a guide to TMBG-related sites in New York City, and there's also the beginning of the TMBG Reading Corner, which will compile the books The Johns have mentioned reading. I'll be going through interviews soon to expand on this. Other new things: two new radio appearances, a second appearance on Seven Second Delay from a few months ago and one from World Cafe in 1992, there's 1,423 new screencaps from miscellaneous older TV appearances, 5 new articles are up, and finally, the Cowtown page has been updated, including a lovely illustration by Miss Apollo.
April 22 52 pictures by Apollo from yesterday's Record Store Day show! Caps for the other two TV appearances in the last year are now up, which means I am now ALL CURRENT on capping other than just a few stray older ones (not on the Video Bootlegs) which is CRAZY. Also added more caps from part of the 120 Minutes appearance promoting Lincoln that was not on the Video Bootlegs tape. There's also three lovely new and improved promo pix via Ant and 10 new candids. In fixing stuff news, a couple of Mundanes shows that typos in my coding had kept from being up are there now--thanks to Frank for pointing this out to me.
April 8 First, couple of housekeeping things: the 2003-2010 caps page somehow had not been updated to include links to the second half of appearances, so that's fixed now. And I went ahead and got the license to get rid of ads on photo index pages--I think I've fixed all the ones that had them, but if you come across any do let me know. Added the first appearance to the caps of TV appearances since 2011 page, 3 new recent radio appearances, and 5 new articles. Also, I recently acquired over 100 totally new bootlegs, plus copies of a bunch of the ones I already had in FLAC form, so the bootlegs page has been updated to indicate when that is an option. And I wanted to let y'all know that I'm finallllllly going through answering e-mails, which I've been kind of slacking off on for...years...SO, if you want to set up a trade (or e-mailed me about something else) you'll be hearing back from me soonish. Sorry for the delay. Finally, I am pleased to announce that you can now have your very own @museumofidiots.com e-mail address!
March 26 Realized that somehow I didn't have a couple of the Quickcam movies up--so, "Tender is the Mind" and "Your Mom's Alright" are up now, along with 4 e-cards made for Emusic (they're Flash; open them in your browser). There's also 24 new promotional pictures--thanks to Ant as usual for cleaning some of these up. Finally, I want to apologize for the ads that are now showing up on photo galleries--the program I use just started doing that. I am super-broke right now so I can't afford to get the license to make them go away--hope they're not annoying you too much!
March 14 Added 25 new candid pictures. From now on for regularly updated sections like this one, there will be a little orange "new" tag next to the filename of items added since the last update, which should make browsing more conveneint for y'all. Also added 82 live pictures from this year and 8 new articles.
February 27 So it occurred to me that I still had crappy VHS screencaps of the Brave New World videos rather than more high-quality ones from the Gigantic DVD. So, much better (and also somehow much more numerous) caps of "Older," "Dan vs. Cog," and "King Weed" are now up. There are also 10 new articles.
February 17 Radio appearance from Tampa! The rest of the screencaps from TV appearances between 2003 and 2010--2,857 pictures! 23 random live pictures! Six new articles!
January 31, 2012 Today, a whole bunch of swell pictures from two shows in LA on Saturday. Also added a radio interview from Philadelphia in September.
December 5 Now up: 105 live pictures from various shows this year and a whole bunch of screencaps: ones from another 5 TV appearances, high-def ones from the "You Probably Get That a Lot" video, and ones from the new "Electronic Istanbul" video. 7 new articles too!
November 13 Appearance from KEXP annnnnnnnnd over 500 new live pictures from three shows last week!
October 30 New today: 740 screencaps from the HOTTEST THING TO EVER EXIST, aka the new video for "You Probably Get That a Lot." Also up: a Milwaukee radio appearance from Friday, an hour-long interview with Flans about techy stuff from May, and 29 new candid pix. I've also vastly updated the icons section--figured out a quick and easy way to make icons 64x64px so they'll look ok if you use larger ones, so all the old ones are now like that and there are a bunch of new ones too. There's a link to all my Livejournal icon posts there as well.
October 11 Happy They Day! Today, there's a new interview from All Things Considered as well as an interview with Flans from 2007. There's also 7 new articles and the first batch of screencaps from 2003 to 2010, 1,883 pictures in all!
October 2 Well, the day after I did the "Cloisonné" caps a high-def version was posted (guess that's what I get for trying to be timely). So, better versions of those up now. Also there's a radio appearance from Rochester on September 15. There's also a new section on the mp3 page of TV and radio themes and TV performances, with a few new things and more stuff to come soon. Also, ten new promo pictures, including better versions of a few of the new Join Us ones.
September 19 Caps from the "Cloisonné" video that came out today are here (how's that for a quick turnaround?). Also: Radio interviews from The Leonard Lopate Show and The Word, and 4 new articles.
August 10 Here today: FULL SHOW broadcast on Chicago's WXRT on August 2 (well, almost full show--there were 8 minutes of commercials), screencaps of the remainder of the appearances between 2000 and 2002, 6 new articles. Also you should check out my new tattoo!
July 23 Apollo has donated 48 pictures from a show at the Apple Store in Manhattan on Wednesday! We also have 35 new live pictures on the 2003-2006 page, and there are 5 new articles.
June 19 "Albany" and "Asbury Park" caps up now! Also added a performance of six tracks from WTUL in 1988.
May 31 New section of screencaps up now--official vids that aren't on Direct from Brooklyn. Currently up: "Boss of Me" and bonus stuff from Here Come the ABCs--over 1,200 pictures in all! Also, I have split up the former "miscellaneous" section into two, more managable pages: there is now one for promotional/magazine photos and one for candids (from radio appearances, signings, and such). Both of these have a few new ones, including the new Join Us promo pictures. And, there are 3 new articles.
April 17 New FULL SHOW today, a live broadcast from Bremen in 1989! 10 new misc pix up also, including more yearbook fun (with Flans this time) here and here, plus better versions of this, this, and this. And in housekeeping news, updated the bootlegs list--I have all my copies now (my external drive died on me a year ago and I just got my hard copies back so I'm able to trade again), and finished making the snazzy new layout pages for thumbnails.
March 10 Something very exciting to share with you today! BlueCanary has sent over some pictures from the 1977 Lincoln-Sudbury yearbook! Here's John's senior photo. There's also this candid, this one from graduation day, and (my personal favourite) one more candid with some characteristic weird hands-ness. Thanks also to Ant for cleaning these up a bit. There are three other new misc pix as well. WYEP appearance from 2006 is also up, with interviews and some Venue Songs and podcast performances. Also in the process of fancyin' up all the thumbnail pages, woo! On the new pages the images will be scaled down to fit in your browser window but the high-res originals will still be available when you click on the "original image" button at the bottom right of the image page so do make a note of that.
February 27 First chunk of 2000-2002 TV appearance caps are up! So are seven new articles!
February 16 Couple of tweaks to the FAQ (IF YOU WERE EVER CURIOUS ABOUT THE THINGS I LOVE ABOUT JOHN NOW YOU KNOW), and some links updating as well. Also up: mp3 of "There's a Light Coming Out of My Head," a radio theme, FULL SHOW from a radio broadcast in Vienna in 1990, & 31 new promo etc pix, including better versions of this one, this one, this one, and this one (thanks to Ant for doing his fancy scan tricks on some of these and Shannon for digging some up)!
January 10, 2011 FULL SHOW from February 10, 1992 (kindly hosted by Ant) is up today. It's duo! With no backing tracks! And it's soundboard! There's also been a TOTAL overhaul of the live photos section, with the miscellaneous ones (with known dates) split up by year, which should make it a lot easier to navigate! There's some new stuff in there too! There are also 16 new misc pix, including better versions of this one, this one, this one, this one, this one, this one, this one, and this one (big thanks to Ant for prettyin' up the scans of many of these). Annnnnnnnd, there are five new articles.
November 10 KEXP interview from 2005. PLUS ten new articles. PLUS 21 new promo pix including better versions of this one, this one, this one,this one, this one, this one, this one, this one, this one,and this one. There are also 8 new TMBG-related stuff pix, including a darling take on the Apollo 18 cover by Izzy. I'd also like to direct your attention to my new TMBG Tumblr, where I'll be posting rare mp3's and pictures and other goodies, plus the ridiculous amount of John gushing you might expect. And I've made a few Facebook pages you might be interested in: there's one for Sapphire Bullets and one for Gigantic.
October 17 October 2's Kennedy Center webcast is now up (thanks to Ant for hosting this). Also the links page is FINALLY updated (it was only like 7 years out of date...) Oh, and there are five new articles.
September 25 Two new radio things: WERS appearance and John on the Lab Out Loud podcast. 17 new misc pix incluuuuuuding improvements on this one, this one, this one (yes we love you Ant), and this one. Also have better "Make It the Same" mp3's AND FLAC versions so big thanks to Ant for these as well.
August 7 52 new misc live pics and 17 new promo pics, including better versions of this one, this one, this one, and this one (big thanks to Ant for cleaning these up!)
August 2 Ok, all files should be restored now. If you find anything still amiss let me know. Sorry again.
July 30 I don't know what the fuck happened, but somehow almost all my files disappeared from my server. In the process of restoring things now and hopefully everything will be up and running again in just a few days. Sorry about that.
July 18 Ten new articles, and 3 new recent radio-y things: The Strand, Iain Lee interview with JL, and Backstage at Bonnaroo.
July 14 Fixed some broken article links and added 3 new radio things from the recent trip to England: Iain Lee, Jonathan Ross, and Robert Elms. Also updated the FAQ a bit.
June 27 Ten new articles up! (I told you it would be soon.)
June 26 Fixed links to articles. New ones coming very soon.
June 9 Fixed links to Studio 360 2003 and The End 1996, fixed Frank O'Toole titles to be canon, and did a couple of other mp3 cleanup things.
June 4 In the process of getting a tonnnnnnnn of articles up--10 new ones so far. Also 3 new radio thingers: Talk of the Nation 1998, Studio 360 2003, &
May 31 Thrilled to have some new show pictures to share with you--Sasquatch Festival pictures now up. Apologies for the ones that are woefully out of focus, but there are some nice close-ups via the screens next to the stage. FIXED to not be sideways!
April 15 Today we have 43 new promo pictures, including a bunch more from the Gigantic premiere and the 2009 Grammys, 184 new misc live pictures, plus 3 new interviews from earlier this year.
April 13 66 new promo photo Windows icons, 131 new LJ TV appearance icons, and full show from 7/25/09!
April 11 Pleased to report the last of the Video Bootlegs caps are up. Plus, a full show from 6/20/88. Also, spiffy new TMBG-y backgrounds!
April 7 Been hard at work scouring the internets all night/day and have 175 new live pictures for you plus 10 new promo and stuff pictures. Also changed things to be a bit more colourful (and hopefully not eye-straining) and almost done fixing thumbnail pages to fill the whole page (thought I already did this?...)
April 4 128 new misc live pictures today, along with 15 new misc pictures, including better versions of this one, this one, this one, this one, and this one (thanks to Ant and Dayle for these).
April 1 Volume 3 caps!
March 27 Volume 2 caps! &, tangental TMBG stuff!
March 24 Added 89 new miscellaneous pictures, including better versions of this one, this one, this one, this one, this one, this one, this one, this one, this one, and this one, plus better scans of the "Make It the Same" sleeve (thanks to Ant for a bunch of these fab high-res scans).
March 23 Miscellaneous live pictures section is in running shape again, with 155 pictures just added. There's some new radio stuff. Also have icons (including LiveJournal ones!) up and running again. And don't forget to find out about goin' down to Cowtown!
March 21 Video bootleg Volume 1 screencaps are up!
March 1 All mp3's are now organized, dated, and split into indivdual tracks!
February 24 Kevin Cole KEXP interview also got scrambled up somehow. Fixed. Also added missing "Au Contraire" and fixed "Violin" on Soundcheck 2003.
February 23 Eep, Jonathan Ross interviews were all scrambled up. 2001 and 2003 appearances are both now fixed.
February 22 In the process of fixing the tags and titles of mp3's. Some of them were in the wrong order, some of them didn't have the dates, etc. Also breaking down long files into individual songs which I should have done in the first place but I've been lazy. Keep an eye out.
February 15 Webcasts are back up! Added 6/28/02 Atlanta, GA! Also, trading bootlegs again! So, y'know, send me bootlegs!
February 12 28 new interviews and radio performances! 119 new miscellaneous pictures! Including better versions of the Electronic Musician and Gigantic background pictures, Corbis pictures without the watermarks, and a better version of this one. Finally updated the FAQ. Also new YouTube channel crammed full of TMBG goodness!
February 11 Much more high-quality and much much more plentiful Direct from Brooklyn caps now up!
December 30 New Gigantic screencaps! Clearer and six times as many!
December 12 Back in working order after the entire site was deleted (yeh, by an ex-boyfriend, lovely). Sorry about that.
November 24, 2009 Added 30 miscellaneous pictures, including some swell Grammy ones, 43 miscellaneous live pictures, The Frank O'Toole Show and another interview mp3, 9 webcasts, and a TON of new Mundanes mp3's.
July 26 Added a whole bunch of screencaps, including 4/27/00 webcast, computer videos, and miscellaneous bootleg videos. Also added a page of videos, at the moment consisting of Qcam stuff that used to be on the official site. Also fixed all the photo pages to actually fill up the full screen.
July 23 Added 25 miscellaneous pictures and 15 miscellaneous live pictures, mostly snagged from Corbis (thanks to Lauren for help getting a few of these). Also added CD101 interview mp3's (thanks to Eddie).
June 6 I've been informed by Operator Dot that They don't want to have any Dial-A-Song or live stuff up, so unfortunately I've had to take that down, but in its place are a bunch of new interview and radio performance mp3's. If you have any more of these you'd like me to host please let me know.
May 20 Gigantic extras screencaps are finally back up. Also added 15 new miscellaneous pictures, including high-res promo photos from Mink Car and The Spine.
May 12, 2008 Back in business! Added 50 new pictures to the miscellaneous page. More updates coming soon!
July 21 Was supposed to do this awhile ago and totally forgot, but Gigantic screencaps are also operational again, except for the extras stuff. Also added something like 40 new misc pictures.
June 3 The Direct from Brooklyn screencaps are operational again. Other stuff is still in progress.
May 15 So, we're in the process of reconstructing some of the screencap pages. Check back here for updates.
April 15 Just making it official: regular updates are on hiatus until further notice. If you would like to keep up on the status of the site and are not in any of the on-line fan forums then feel free to e-mail me.
January 18, 2005 Been prevented from doing anything in the way of updates for awhile because of computer difficulties, but we should be all set again now. Added fifteen new miscellaneous photos and a live version of "I've Got a Match."
December 2 New mp3: "Summer Breeze." Some of the interview mp3's are down until I can get more space, but the TV appearance screencaps are finally up. Also updated the FAQ and finished giving the photo galleries a new, uniform layout.
November 15/16 Going to be having a new mp3 every other Monday. Up now is the Dial-A-Song version of "4 of 2." Fixed the UBRadio mp3's.
November 3 In an attempt to get back on track with the mp3 of the fortnight, added "A Horse with No Name." Also added quotes and interview mp3's.
October 9 Added icons and updated the FAQ.
September 20 We are back! Added, uh, a whole bunch of stuff. Don't feel like listing it all. Look around.
January 19, 2004 New mp3 of the fortnight, the demo of "A Self Called Nowhere." Fixed the Mundanes photo and mp3 pages.
January 9, 2004 Happy new year! New mp3 of the fortnight,"What is Everyone Staring At."
December 6 New screenname. Fixed April 4, 2003,April 5, and April 6.
December 3 New mp3 of the fortnight, "Wreck It Apart."
November 14 New feature: mp3 of the fortnight. I will change this on the first and fourteenth of every month. First selection: "No Answer." Also added show reviews.
November 12 Vastly updated bootlegs list.
October 28 Added 17 new misc pics and 6 new misc live pics.
October 24 Spiffy new layout!
October 4 Added "Stalk of Wheat" and parts one, two, and three of the October 4, 2003 Jonathan Ross interview.
October 1 Added live Mundanes photos and a whole bunch of new misc and misc live pictures.
September 30 Added photos from May 25, 2003,May 26, and September 28.
April 20 Added photos from April 4, 2003, April 5, and April 6.
February 20 Removed the equipment page.
February 18 Added photos from February 14, 2003.
January 5 Gave all the concert photos more logical filenames. Added photos from June 20, 1999 and October 20, 1999, expanded November 11, 2002, added this photo, and seven other new ones.
December 31 Added pictures from December 28, 2002.
December 21 Added Gigantic screencaptures, plus cropped versions of the promo photos from it (four here and one here).
December 13 Added "Why Does the Sun Shine" live mp3 (donated by Rich).
December 10 Fixed the miscellaneous pictures and seperated them from the miscellaneous live pictures. Made a seperate page of Mundanes pictures.
December 8 Added quotes page and this picture.
November 22 Added bootleg page.
November 20 Added pictures from the October 26, 2002 in-store and November 11, 2002. Changed my AIM screenname.
November 10 Added screencaps from April 30, 1997, more pictures from August 17, 2002, pictures from October 25, 2002, and pictures from October 26, 2002.
November 7 Added 18 new pictures.
November 6 Fixed the State Songs in-store and Direct from Brooklyn (again!) screencaptures. Added "Au Contraire" live mp3.
October 15 Added a new picture and interview (thanks to Sylvan) and a nifty new counter from digits.com.
September 23 Added 21 new pictures. Also added CD-sized pictures of the front and back of the single and fixed the Direct from Brooklyn pictures.
September 17 Added pictures from the Dial-A-Song: An Anthology liner notes.
September 15 Added pictures from the DC webcast.
September 14 Added pictures from Boston, a bunch of Mundanes pictures (including improved scans of the single), and some other new pictures.
September 9 Added pictures from April 28, 2001. Also added pictures of the "4 of 2" clock and the bees from the "Purple Toupee" video and a whole bunch of computer pictures. Expanded the selection of pictures from the No! in-stores on July 28, 2002 and June 19, 2002. Created a page for pictures of equipment.
August 30, 2002 Decided to make an update page. Added pictures from July 26, 2002, August 15, 2002, and August 17, 2002. Also added a picture of John looking really young and hot, pictures from the "Don't Let's Start" and "They'll Need a Crane" video sites, screencaptures from the second to last Conan appearance, and a few other pictures.