I am probably the last person to blog about Jonathan Coulton. Not that there won’t be more to hear from him, just that I’m so late.
I’ve been a fan of Coulton’s ever since February ’06 when escapepod used one of his songs as an outro song. As soon as I heard “Skullcrusher Mountain” I knew I had found something exciting.
He writes comedic songs for the most part, many of them off-kilter lovesongs. “Skullcrusher Mountain” is a ballad sung by an evil genius in his mointaintop lair to a woman whom he is holding captive. “Codemonkey” is a song of the unrequited love of a programmer for the company secretary.
I went to a concert which he performed in Glasgow last year and it was just great. He was all on his own but he was clever, accomplished and funny.
Coulton also releases his music under a ccreative commons license which has allowed his fans to go wild on YouTube.
If you like witty songs and haev some time to spare i’d heartily recommend checking him out. (Buy Jonathan Coulton’s Music on iTunes)