Last night (after the gizzard dinner) S.Vix and I went to see They Might Be Giants at the 9:30 club. We ran into a friend of mine from middle school and her brother. He asked how many times I'd seen them at this club...I'm going with at least three or so. Then I started counting all the other times I'd seen them, and the total is around 10. Which is nothing compared to one friend's brother I met, who'd seen them more than 20 times - and he was about 23 years old.
And they were awesome. They played the songs everyone knows, and I was particularly excited to hear Purple Toupee, Whistling in the Dark, The Famous Person Polka, and - one of my concert favorites - Dr. Worm.
Quiz for you: S.Vix and I kicked off the evening with a concert by the Karelian Folk Music Ensemble at the Kennedy Center's Millenium Stage. The Karelians played Finnish music in the Christmas show two years ago when it was Scandinavian-themed. So. What single musical instrument do KFME and TMBG share?