Life in a Blender is the personal playground of Don Ralph, a bizarre vocalist that offers a deep-voiced quirkiness to match his charismatic college rock. Working with high school friends Dave Moody, Mark Lerner (Rosine,) Rebecca Weiner (Patti Smith,) Ken Meyer, John Donne, and Al Houghton (a frequent They Might Be Giants collaborator,) Life in a Blender is a project that is often put on hold due to the member's various musical commitments. Still, as members of They Might Be Giants' inner circle, they enjoy a status as a cute and lovable pop band that hides a twisted sense of humor and wicked attitude underneath the surface. Starting in the late 80's, the band comes together every four to six years and makes fun rock music that offers a deranged lyrical viewpoint in contrast to the jangly guitars and lushly produced music. Based in Brooklyn, New York, the band makes waves in their home city with fun publicity stunts such as performing at a strip club art opening, and playing "Stairway to Heaven" on the street in their underwear. A lengthy absence marked the time between records after Motivational Tape #1, but they returned in 2002 with Tell Me I'm Pretty.
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