But Jonathan Coulton is really funny. I recommend listening to his myspace page for two songs. Specifically “RE Your Brains” and “Code Monkey.” Both of these songs have an “Office Space” feel to them, infused with the undead and referring to oneself in the third person antics, respectively. Those of you listening at work may want to wait until you get home to listen to his other songs. On occasion, he has been known to drop the F-Bomb.
Code Monkey get up get coffee
Code Monkey go to job
Code Monkey have boring meeting
With boring manager Rob
Rob say Code Monkey very dilligent
But his output stink
His code not â€œfunctionalâ€ or â€œelegantâ€
What do Code Monkey think?
Code Monkey think maybe manager want to write god damned login page himself
Code Monkey not say it out loud
Code Monkey not crazy, just proud
Mr. Coulton is also the mad genius behind the song “Skullcrusher Mountain,” a love song sung by a misunderstood scientific genius. Also funny is “Chiron Beta Prime,” a Christmas ode to our robotic overlords. Did I say, “overlords?” I meant, “protectors.”
He also has some songs that are just very inspiring. Take a listen to “A Talk With George.”
His humorous work reminds me very much of Weird Al Yankovich’s non parody songs. (Speaking of whom, new album out September 26th.) That is, songs that are humorous stories sung by good musicians.