I’m not sure how I first found the music of Jonathan Coulton. It may have been Wil Wheaton’s blog, it may have been Twitter, it may have been The Fabulist, I just don’t know. But I’m certainly glad I did.
Here’s hoping I’m your first introduction to Jonathon Coulton’s music.
Start here. I reccomend Code Monkey, Ikea and his cover of Baby Got Back. Go ahead, listen to a few of the songs there. I’ll wait.
Here’s a video:
I enjoy supporting geek music. I enjoy listening to geek music and thrusting geek music on others, whether they want me to or not. I mean JoCo, as he’s known on the streets, started out as a software engineer, for Chrissake. Can’t get much geekier than that.
Since I’m in a sharing mood, I’ll share with you a few other cool things to check out.
How about The Fabulist? Without the Fabulist, I certainly wouldn’t know what was cool and hip. And for that, I owe them a great debt.
And The Spout. Great little website that’s still in it’s early stages of development. It will someday be a grand presence on the intrawebs, one to which we will all bow and worship ( and I’m not just biased due to their showcasing my work. ).
Are you on Twitter? No? Why the hell not? It’s a great little social tool. Plus, if you follow Warren Ellis, you get messages like this every morning. Doesn’t that make you feel all warm and fuzzy?
Right. I’ll be checking in on my unfinished piece and I’ll see if there’s any progress I can make before bed.