You might know brilliantly witty and wise singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton as the writer of the Portal theme Still Alive, or from his many viral hits, albums, huge tours, or even his fan-cruise... We talk about JoCo's Thing-A-Week project and how it (combined with a timely fascination for crowd-funding) propelled him from a software career to one of the kings of online creativity. We also discuss the pros and cons of aiming for viral success, his tool-kit for uncovering catchiness in his music, and why he secretly finds it hard to rock authentically.
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Published: 25th September 2021. Length: 83 minutes.
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