This is, and always will be, my favorite song by They Might Be Giants. It always reminds me of a dear friend who I haven’t been able to see in many, many years. This song is one of the few tunes that I can say always warms my heart, and not feel like a total sap for saying it.
This might be the most magnificent live version of “Birdhouse” that I have ever seen. TMBG and the Johnny Carson-era Tonight Show band. The only unfortunate portion of the video is that it is not introduced by Carson himself… I’m not sure why that is. So, you get to see a young Jay Leno introduce them, after he complains about having to buy their album when he could have gotten a copy for free.
What a douche.