Jonathan Coulton

  • First of May 2008


    Begone, ye fools and showers! April is no more!

    As is my annual tradition, I am posting (some of) the lyrics from Jonathan Coulton’s “First of May”, with the caveat that the remaining lyrics are decidedly adult in nature.

    Jonathan CoultonJonathan Coulton is as close to an Internet rock star as one can possibly be. His song “Skullcrusher Mountain” is the official theme of The Secret Lair, and if that isn’t enough to convince you, Coulton’s “Still Alive” appears not only in the wildly popular first-person shooter, Portal, but also in the wildly popular musical madness known as Rock Band.

    Yes, he’s an incredibly talented, incredibly funny, incredibly bearded guy, and he wrote a song just for today.

    I woke up this morning
    I had a scone and a large house blend
    Then a little conversation
    with my squirrel and chipmunk friends

    I said, “I’m sick and tired of winter,
    and I wish that it was spring.”
    Then a little fella named Robin Red Breast
    began to sing.

    And he sang,
    Ooh-ooh, child
    what you think the cold winter’s gonna last forever?
    Ooh-ooh, child,
    now’s the time for all the people to get together…

    ‘Cause it’s the first of May,
    first of May…

    First of May” by Jonathan Coulton

    Whether or not you celebrate today in the spirit that Jonathan intended, do get outside and enjoy the weather, and if you should stumble across someone who is celebrating in the spirit of the song…well, it’s probably best to just avert your eyes.

  • Music: Coulton Does Cleveland


    Singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton — who is responsible for songs like “Code Monkey”, “Skullcrusher Mountain”, “First of May” and “Soft Rocked By Me” — will be playing Wilbert’s in Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday, 30 November.

    Also playing that night are Paul and Storm, formerly of the excellent a cappella group, Da Vinci’s Notebook (“Title of the Song”, “Another Irish Drinking Song”, “Enormous Penis”Here come the Google hits!).

    If you are in the Cleveland vicinity on 30 November, have dollars numbering ten at your disposal, and enjoy music with a humorous twist, you may want to get yourself to Wilbert’s.