11 Questions: They Might Be Giants’ John Flansburgh on ALF, MC Serch, and manic pixie dream girls
As one-half of the longstanding alt-rock act They Might Be Giants, John Flansburgh has spent the last 30-odd years of his life both educating and entertaining discerning listeners. 2015 is a bit of a renaissance year for TMBG, with the group reviving its popular Dial-A-Song program, touring the world, and releasing three albums over the next two years. The group is also currently sponsoring a Dial-A-Song video contest, inviting fans to contribute a video tribute to its new song “Erase.” Entries for that are due April 7, and the group kicks off its spring North American tour in April 16 in Pittsburgh.
1. What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
John Flansburgh: The worst job I ever had. Wow. I basically had really bad jobs from 16 to 25. I don’t think I did any job for more than a year, year and a half. It’s …