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The majestic presence of They Might Be Giants

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February

Tmbg They Might Be the only "cool" band I still listen to. They Might Be the reason I watch the opening credits to "Malcolm in the Middle." And They Will Be calling me on the phone next week to chat.

They Might Be Giants is coming to Tampa Bay next month, but before they can play their March 11 gig at Jannus Landing, John Flansburgh and John Linnell will have to join me for a special Stuck in the 80s podcast interview.

I'm one of many fans who joined the TMBG kingdom in 1990 with the release of their album "Flood." Only after hearing that disc did I go back and hear the real gems from the '80s. These days, I pre-order every album they record and dutifully take off the day from work -- aka "pull a Ferris" -- when it arrives so that I can sit home and play it a dozen times.

So how will I ever narrow down the 3,000 questions I'd like to ask them? The answer: By asking you to leave comments below with your suggestions for questions. What do you want to know from They Might Be Giants?

In the meantime...

TOP 5 THEY MIGHT BE GIANT SONGS FROM THE 80s:

5. PUT YOUR HAND INSIDE THE PUPPET HEAD: "It's a mighty zombie talking of some love and posterity."

4. PURPLE TOUPEE: "I shouted out, 'Free the Expo '67 'til they stepped on my hair, and they told me I was fat."

3. DON'T LET'S START: "When you are alone you are the cat, you are the phone, you are an animal."

2. SHE'S AN ANGEL: "Somewhere they're meeting on a pinhead, calling you an angel, calling you the nicest things."

1. ANA NG: "We still haven't walked in the glow of each other's majestic presence."

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