Sparks Official







We again wish to thank all the wonderful fans who have responded so passionately to the announcement of the Kimono My House shows in London and have purchased tickets. As a result of the high demand for tickets and for some inexplicable online snafus at the venue’s website, we are aware that the ticket buying experience for some of you was less than stellar. For those of you who haven’t yet purchased tickets, a few remaining seats are still available for the 2nd show on December 20. But please act fast as we hate to see the seats get into the hands of the greedy ticket touts who will charge much more than face value. http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=16809

We again wish to thank all the wonderful fans who have responded so passionately to the announcement of the Kimono My House shows in London and have purchased tickets. As a result of the high demand for tickets and for some inexplicable online snafus at the venue’s website, we are aware that the ticket buying experience for some of you was less than stellar. For those of you who haven’t yet purchased tickets, a few remaining seats are still available for the 2nd show on December 20. But please act fast as we hate to see the seats get into the hands of the greedy ticket touts who will charge much more than face value. 

http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=16809
keatulie:

I only just got around to the newsletters, and I don’t think I can take much more, they’re too cute.

I am pleased to know that you are enjoying them. We thought they were too wonderful to keep to ourselves. Some fans deride them as amateurish but I think that’s their main charm. It’s so easy to imagine their mother sitting at her kitchen table literally cutting and pasting them together.

keatulie:

I only just got around to the newsletters, and I don’t think I can take much more, they’re too cute.

I am pleased to know that you are enjoying them. We thought they were too wonderful to keep to ourselves. Some fans deride them as amateurish but I think that’s their main charm. It’s so easy to imagine their mother sitting at her kitchen table literally cutting and pasting them together.

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chriddofsitemsofinterest:

I originally reblogged this off of Tumblr user “mycrazywebsite”, and the reason why I’m reblogging it again is because I’ve just remembered that I have actually heard of this show before, and it’s actually a bit different to how whichever one of the Mael brothers describe it in that accompanying scan, funny as their flippant dismissal is…

The Oblongs weren’t actually rectangular shaped, they were humanoid mutants created by toxic waste who were a family with the surname “Oblong”. That name came from the illustrator Angus Oblong, whose picture book “Creepy Susie and 13 Other Tragic Tales for Troubled Children” inspired the series. The fact that the song appears to describe a group of rectangular creatures suggests a breakdown in communication somewhere between the show’s producers and Sparks which may have led to the theme’s rejection.

Also, the show did get beyond pilot stage, but only managed a single series of 13 episodes (a small number in US TV terms), initially airing on The WB (a now-defunct TV network run by Warner Bros.) and getting cancelled halfway through the run. Adult Swim then stepped in, showing the remaining unaired episodes and repeating the entire series.

Despite some mooted plans for “The Oblongs” to continue on Adult Swim (which was the case for “Home Movies”, another cancelled show from another network that Adult Swim picked up), nothing happened, and those 13 episodes were all anyone got.