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LAist Interview: Jonathan Coulton at SXSW

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We caught up with Jonathan Coulton after he participated in a live taping of the Heather Gold show, an experience he blogged as well, without noting the more relevant details -- he sang a duet of Harvey Danger's "Flagpole Sitta" with Gold reading the lyrics from an iPhone and then sang Billy Joel's "Don't Ask Me Why" with Harvey Danger's Sean Nelson.

We had a couple minutes (before running out of hard drive space) to find out when Coulton where return to LA (where a couple hundred fans demand his presence) and how he plans to continue supporting his family through music without the help of a label or a day job.

JoCo is the consummate techie troubadour. He's also hilarious, especially for a self-described geek who spent his post-Yale years writing software. Perhaps you've heard his cover of Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back."

Check out some of Jonathan Coulton's greatest below.

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'Code Monkey' October 2006 at Temple Bar, Santa Monica


'Baby Got Back' at Bumbershoot, 2007


'Flagpole Sitta' with Heather Gold, SXSW, 3/10/08