Brainstorm With Me, Won't You?
Okay, this is the coolest e-mail I've gotten in a long time. With the subject line "John F. from TMBG here," the text was this:
So we want to put together a little song for your show. What should we mention in the lyric?
Yes folks, that's right, They Might Be Giants will be writing and recording a song for our little show. But it presents a conundrum: What should we ask for in the lyrics?
I'm thinking the show name, certainly. Probably not the station name or timeslot, just in case those change at some point. Ella's name? My name? "Are you prepared to rock?"? "Based on the radical notion that music for kids shouldn't want to make parents gouge out their ears"? (What would you rhyme with "gouge out your ears," anyway?) Ella thought maybe we should suggest that they namecheck some of our favorite artists, a la Mary Lou Lord in "His Indie World."
Other thoughts? Post 'em!
(And yes, I jumped around the house giggling when I got the e-mail.)