Went to see They Might Be Giants (the band, not the movie) at a nicely small venue (actually, a university cafeteria) last night. Enjoyed it muchly.
They did play some new work, but they also played most of their best-known work (“Particle Man”, “Istanbul (not Constantinople)”, etc.)… except they didn’t play any of their (three?) TV show themes. And yes, two are kind of obscure.
But I’m kind of glad that they didn’t play the Malcolm In The Middle theme. The nice short version payed on the show is great. The longer version, played once with the show as a video, is less so. Usually, theme songs start with a longer song and cut it down, but I highly suspect that the extended version of the Malcolm theme was just that, an extended version. TMBG is a band that really knows how to write sub-one-minute songs.