3.75 Reasons Jonathan Coulton Is More Interesting than Radiohead

In Jonathan Coulton’s Portal post, I find 6 things very interesting. He:

  1. was commissioned (I’m assuming) to write a song for a video game ($$$)
  2. likes the video game (is this an ad or a recommendation to his fans?)
  3. includes the lyrics in the post
  4. includes the chords in the post
  5. thanks the video game dev team
  6. recommends another game with a great theme song that

3.75 of them are for JC’s fans. He didn’t need to include any of them. Others haven’t and wouldn’t. This to me makes Coulton a far more interesting and fan-oriented musician than Radiohead simply removing the middleman.

LATER:
Tonight, my iPod randomly pulled an almost-exactly-one-year-old Coulton/Hodgeman/Sound of Young America interview from my Unlistened Podast playlist. Quite good. Hodgeman even discusses Minnesota State Fair food.

The Future Soon Flickr Flick

I got another Jonathan Coulton tune stuck in my head last week. As I’ve discovered, the best way to get the earworm out is to make a music video for it (i.e. purposefully listen to it repeatedly hundreds of times).

Inspired by JC’s classic Flickr, and the recently launched JoCoPro, I present you:
Future Flickr [quicktime].

Thanks to all the photographers (and JC himself) for publishing their works under Creative Commons – with special thanks to Chuck Olsen and J Wynia.

Photo Credits:
http://flickr.com/photos/thefinned1/68650290/
http://flickr.com/photos/kendrak/41782223/
http://flickr.com/photos/pulpolux/104679240/
http://flickr.com/photos/shipwreck/157334746/
http://flickr.com/photos/argent/57353072/
http://flickr.com/photos/jonmelsa/133054919/
http://flickr.com/photos/amrita_b/31917858/
http://flickr.com/photos/jasoneppink/124826582/
http://flickr.com/photos/jymferrier/40634925/
http://flickr.com/photos/garrick/175147381/
http://flickr.com/photos/benchilada/828218/
http://flickr.com/photos/k9/70373718/
http://flickr.com/photos/freestone/135556525/
http://flickr.com/photos/chibidan/106113706/
http://flickr.com/photos/clintjcl/117026879/
http://flickr.com/photos/digitalcameraguy/52080227/
http://flickr.com/photos/slushpup/152992745/
http://flickr.com/photos/bugmonkey/56935981/
http://flickr.com/photos/stitch/17325981/
http://flickr.com/photos/dystopos/8921528/
http://flickr.com/photos/jlmaral/21106095/
http://flickr.com/photos/manwhoyells/57659276/
http://flickr.com/photos/dancoulter/21042744/
http://flickr.com/photos/seangraham/125679348/
http://flickr.com/photos/maqroll/114345268/
http://flickr.com/photos/origomi/167795432/
http://flickr.com/photos/dan4th/141106288/
http://flickr.com/photos/michaelbrown/12807725/
http://flickr.com/photos/schizoo23/156689672/
http://flickr.com/photos/mize2oo5/169086147/
http://flickr.com/photos/bohnc/8400222/
http://flickr.com/photos/blogumentary/31821091/
http://flickr.com/photos/garrick/175147382/
http://flickr.com/photos/sluggo/60899386/
http://flickr.com/photos/sillydog/106223147/
http://flickr.com/photos/misterwindupbird/37964113/
http://flickr.com/photos/jpdaigle/57417826/
http://flickr.com/photos/arbron/93952944/
http://flickr.com/photos/brantles/98149310/
http://flickr.com/photos/bhikku/10873/
http://flickr.com/photos/dalehugo/43674770/
http://flickr.com/photos/jwynia/166441918/
http://flickr.com/photos/misocrazy/136123929/
http://flickr.com/photos/robadob/147810984/

Tuesday Triple Play – The ER Being Like an After Bar

This triple play was tough, two of these songs were sitting in the queue for a while now awaiting a third. This morning inspiration struck – like that scene from Pulp Fiction. Conventional wisdom says there’s a fine line separating pleasure and pain. These three songs aren’t sure which side they’re on.

Tuesday’s Triple Play – Let’s Go Shopping

The day after Thanksgiving (or Halloween, or Arbor Day, or St. Patrick’s Day) marks the start of the holiday shopping season. This week’s Tuesday Triple Play is dedicated to the entertainment of retail.