I’ve no idea how this only has 50 views, or how I missed that this was posted finally - 2 months ago. I give the gentlest “whoo” like the crazy northwest owls to this lengthy talk about social media in the lives of John Roderick, Jonathan Coulton, Merlin Mann, Scott Simpson, and the ever classy John Hodgman. All helping people.
Jonathan Coulton (left ear) vs Glee (right ear).
I should note: the only editing I did to this was aligning the tracks. I didn’t isolate the vocals and put them over the same backing track; Glee were already using the exact same track, which is, as far as I can tell, JoCo’s recording.
This is nothing short of ludicrous.
Can’t believe they’d even attempt to defend this nonsense.
It’s literally the same song. Key, tempo, instrumentation—GAAAAAAH!—it’s the SAME fucking song.
I’ve released this track as a single. It’s a cover of Glee’s cover of my cover of Sir Mix-a-Lot’s song, which is to say it’s EXACTLY THE SAME as my original version. I’m releasing this under the same Harry Fox license I used for the 2005 release, so Mix will get all the royalties due to him. I’ll donate the proceeds from all sales that happen between now and the end of February to two charities: The VH1 Save the Music Foundation, and The It Gets Better Project.
It’d be difficult for me to love Jonathan Coulton more than I already do, but, well, there you go.
A night of comedy and music with John Hodgman (The Daily Show), Merlin Mann (Back to Work), Scott Simpson (You Look Nice Today), Jonathan Coulton (JoCo Cruise Crazy III) and John Roderick (The Long Winters).