My rather shitty day was vastly improved by listening to Geoff Lloyd‘s show (the best thing on Absolute Radio IMO) on my drive back from the station.
He was interviewing a man called Jonathan Coulton, who apparently used to be a web developer but now, as far as I can tell, makes his money by making music & blogging, which is rather wonderful. What’s also wonderful is the song he played, called Code Monkey: it’s a very sweet little ditty about a love-lorn developer. Don’t believe me? You can download Code Monkey here or watch the video below. I have to say that I prefer the acoustic version, as shown in the video and which was what was played on Geoff’s show, to the ‘proper’ rocky version, as I think it’s more touching, but they’re both pretty still cool.
What was also cool was when Jonathan berated one of his backing musicians for suggesting that you can use an & in a URL. You wouldn’t get that from Pete Doherty.
Code monkey by Mister Wilson on flickr