TMBG's Canajoharie

If we had to pick a town name from the (greater) greater Capital Region that would work as a refrain in a pop song, Canajoharie wouldn't have been at the top of our list. But it works.

They Might Be Giants have a new album coming out next week and it includes a track called, appropriately, Canajoharie. The live performance of the song is embedded above.

We did a little poking around to find out the backstory. The "this might be a wiki" notes that the Johns both have summer houses in the Catskills, which might have something do with it (yep, that's not much). Anyway, Canajoharie is "Where a frog flipper first evolved on the day" -- or so the song goes.

TMBG is playing the Mahawie in Great Barrington September 9. We don't think they have a song about that place. Yet.

Earlier on AOA:
+ TMBG's video about The Egg
+ Talking with They Might Be Giants' John Flansburgh about The Egg

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