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LAist Interview: Jonathan Coulton at SXSW
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.
'Code Monkey' October 2006 at Temple Bar, Santa Monica
'Baby Got Back' at Bumbershoot, 2007
'Flagpole Sitta' with Heather Gold, SXSW, 3/10/08
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