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Jonathan Coulton is the Contributing Troubadour for Popular Science magazine and the musical director for John Hodgman’s Little Gray Book Lectures.

Every week for a year Jonathan released a new song for free on his website as part of his Thing a Week podcast, on topics as diverse as vengeful nerds, self-loathing giant squid, partially-imagined historical figures, and devotees of a certain Swedish prefab furniture store. The Thing a Week project is now complete, and all songs can be streamed from his website, (www.jonathancoulton.com). Many of the songs on the site can be downloaded for free.

Jonathan Coulton’s song “Still Alive” has been featured in Valve Software’s game Portal (and becoming a hit among the gamers who finished the game) , and the song “Code Monkey” on the G4 television show Code Monkeys. He also made a remix to his own song called the J.C. Mix which is exactly the same except that he is singing rather than Ellen McLaine as GLaDOS.

Official Website: http://www.gamh.com/artist_pages/jonathan_coulton_011709.htm

Added by Neal Jansons on January 16, 2009