Posts Tagged ‘Jonathan Coulton’

Videos – Jonathan Coulton – “I’m Your Moon”, Descendents – “When I Get Old”, R.E.M. – “Falls to Climb”

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

I was busy last night, playing a lot of acoustic songs for videos. I settled on three.

“I’m Your Moon” (Jonathan Coulton)

First up, an acoustic cover of “I’m Your Moon”, which is a beautiful love song between Pluto and Charon. Carrie and I wish that we’d known about this song for our wedding, as it would have been our first dance (it was “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds, which doesn’t rally have much of a beat).

“When I Get Old” (Descendents)

Next up is some punk rock introspection from the Descendents.

“Falls to Climb” by R.E.M.

Finally, in honor of their breakup announcement, here’s one of my favorite tracks from R.E.M. This is my go-to cheer-up song. I guess the original recording was mostly acoustic and mandolin-based, then Michael Stipe replaced all that with some synthesizers. Crazy Michael!

Video – Code Monkey

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

An electric cover of “Code Monkey” by Jonathan Coulton. I’m not nearly as cool a sneering musician as that poster frame would indicate.

Code Monkey (Jonathan Coulton cover)

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

This is a bare-bones acoustic cover of Jonathan Coulton’s song, “Code Monkey.” The cover’s nothing special, just something I did in between packing stuff. I recorded it live with my Mac’s mic, with very little processing: a little noise reduction here, a little bass reduction there. The hardest part was keeping quiet, since it is technically quiet hours in my dorm. Enjoy!

Download MP3 here.