Welcome to Kiss Me, Son of Blog!
A blog where Chase Roper writes about every single song by They Might Be Giants
Do you like They Might Be Giants?
I do. Hi, I’m Chase Roper. In fact, I like them so much that I thought it would be “fun” to write about every single song from every album. Where was I when I heard it? What did I feel then versus now? Is it a banger, a no-skip, or a once-in-a-while listen? Have I ever heard it before now? Let’s talk about it. Or, let’s me write about it and you read about it. But please do comment and let’s talk!
1. Do I have a playlist dedicated to my favorite They Might Be Giants songs on Spotify?
Yes I do. It’s called The Big Steamy Thing. You guessed it; an anagram for They Might Be Giants.
2. Is the person (you) reading this a fan or new to hearing the band?
Let’s talk about it in the chat! I want to know your favorite song, favorite album, when did you first hear the band? Ever seen them in concert? How was it? Did you and your best friend in high school also play guitar and accordion and practice TMBG songs in his bedroom? Let’s connect and nerd out about this rock and roll band.
3. This is how it will work.
Every Monday, I will post about a They Might Be Giants song starting with the first track of their self-titled album and continuing in order from there. Yeah, this will be exhaustive as it will be exhausting to write consistently every week. That’s my dedication to you!
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Access to read posts, including the full archive.
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4. Subscribe and let’s Meet at the End of the Tour!
That’s a song reference.
“If I were still alive, I would be subscribed to this newsletter.” - Chase’s grandma.
A few more words about this newsletter.
"Kiss Me, Son of Blog" is a deeply personal exploration of They Might Be Giants' discography, blending nuanced song analysis with poignant autobiographical reflections. The newsletter serves as both a tribute to the transformative power of music and a window into the life of a devoted fan.
Each post delves into the multifaceted layers of a specific song, intertwining the band's intent with Chase's own life experiences. The narrative is marked by a profound appreciation for the band's unique sound and lyrical depth, and it's evident that the songs have been life's soundtrack for the author, accompanying them through the highs and lows, joys and sorrows. Furthermore, the blog's title, a playful nod to the song "Kiss Me, Son of God," perfectly encapsulates its essence: a blend of reverence for the band's work and a personal touch of wit and nostalgia.
Readers, whether they're ardent TMBG fans or newcomers to the band, are invited on a journey that showcases the universal and deeply human connection we share with music.
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