If you head on over to iTunes and check out Glee's version of Baby Got Back, you'll find a swarm of unhappy reviews from Jonathan Coulton fans. That's what happens when you rip a song off, I guess.
Last week, a recording surfaced of the cast of Glee performing a slowed-down arrangement of Sir Mix-A-Lot's 90s classic "Baby Got Back." As it turned out, their arrangement of the tune had more than a liiiittle bit in common with an earlier arrangement by well-known geeky songwriter Jonathan Coulton. In fact, the …
Glee made its name on enthusiastic unoriginality. The hit TV show, in which high school teens sing syrupy-sweet covers of famous pop tunes, has never really relied on new musical material. But the cover arrangements on the show are often very original—smart, interesting reharmonizations and mash-ups that often make…
Not a headline you were probably expecting to see in 2012, since the song wore out its welcome just as 2008 was coming around, but the world is an amazing place.
The song (a cover of Jonathan Coulton's now-infamous "Still Alive") is well done, too. Don't turn it off after the first few squeaky seconds. It gets better. I swear.
It's our singular honor to be the first to present two live cuts from the massively talented, massively bearded troubadour Jonathan Coulton's upcoming album "Artificial Heart". You may know Jonathan from his fan favorite songs "Skullcrusher Mountain", "re: Your Brains", "Code Monkey", or—very likely around these…
Need a reason to learn how to play the electric guitar? YouTube musician FamilyJules7X demonstrates how well mad guitar skills and gaming go together in his triumphant electric cover of Jonathan Coulton's "Want You Gone."
Plants Vs. Zombies songstress Laura Shigihara was so impressed by Jonathan Coulton's ending theme "Want You Gone" that she recorded what might be the most adorable version of the song committed to YouTube video.
Haven't finished Portal 2 yet? Go on and listen to the game's ending tune. Do it.
We now know how to make a Justin Bieber song sound good: slow it down 800%. But what happens when Portal's Still Alive, that great video game song from Jonathan Coulton, gets the same treatment? Listen.
The latest batch of downloadable songs for Rock Band Unplugged for the PSP includes the stirring love anthem "Still Alive" from Portal, which will be available, free of charge and includes delicious cake.