Saturday, April 28, 2012

28 April 2012 - They Might Be Giants - Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

Constantinople was the capitol of the Eastern Roman and later the Ottoman Empire.  However, the name change to Istanbul was mandated by the new Turkish government, who wanted to distance themselves from their history and insisted that the rest of the world call their city Istanbul, and not Constantinople.

This history/geography lesson was originally recorded by a Canadian band called The Four Lads.  However, They Might Be Giants rerecorded it, remade it, and now, it's theirs.

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