After quitting his job as a software programmer in 2005, Jonathan Coulton's career as a singer/songwriter took shape with the year long "Thing a Week" project, creating 52 original songs and covers. Coulton is the Contributing Troubadour for Popular Science magazine and the musical director for John Hodgman's Little Gray Book Lectures. His songs about vengeful nerds, ennui-afflicted clowns, self-loathing giant squids and devotees of a certain Swedish prefab furniture store are insanely clever without ever being too clever for their own good. They repeatedly lure you into laughing before suddenly breaking your heart.
Added by Upcoming Robot on October 28, 2012