No, not a WoW party or group.
I mean that, as usual, all the cool boys and girls seem to know all about this stuff, and I only catch a glimpse of it dimly, as if from a great distance.
Once I follow the faint traces, I find an entire world of awesome unveiled before me.
The awesomeness that is Jonathan Coulton.
Now, as I said, I’ve seen the traces, the glimpses, as if from a distance. I’ve heard Code Monkey before, but not as a “Here is Jonathan Coultons’ brilliance, listen and bask in the glory.” Instead, I stumbled across the song somewhere on da web, listened, went “Cool as HELL”, and moved on.
I kept hearing about how bloody awesome the Orange Box was for PC, most especially Portal (which apparently you can purchase, all by itself. I didn’t know that.) Now, I haven’t played it, but I had a link from somewhere, I think Melpo sent to to me, lord only knows, I forget, but the link I was given was to a YouTube of the end credits song from the Portal game, featuring a song called “Still Alive.” Freaking BRILLIANT song and video mixture.
Well, come to find out Still Alive was written by Jonathan Coulton also.
Now, it all comes together in one tight package.
I followed a link to a high quality video that ties together Jonathan Colton playing Still Alive on Rock Band at a live performance, where he announces it will be available in the future as a download.
And frankly, he rocks. Go check it out.
Yeah, yeah. I know. All the cool kids new about him two years ago, and here comes da bear, late as usual.
At least I get there eventually.
Special thanks to NightRavyn for helping me with the YouTube links!