More Second Life Coverage

September 19th, 2006

PopSci.com’s got a page with some highlights from the Second Life concert – photos, complete audio, and the individual songs as broken up by the ever helpful Spiff. Also, at CreativeCommons.org they’re running a contest for best photo and machinima from the event, and you can see a bunch more photos on that page. You might even catch a glimpse of John Hodgman’s naked avatar…

Boston Show

September 18th, 2006

Having the largest number of demanders (as well as the longest freedom trail in the US), Boston is the winner! Of something. Of this: when I come into town next week on the 27th to do a John Hodgman reading at the Brookline Booksmith, I’m totally going to kick it up a notch by doing a solo show later on that night. Much later. 10:30 PM – I really hope I can stay up. This will be at the Paradise Lounge in the front room, and it will cost $10.

And if this goes well, I will try to do something similar in some of the cities that John and I visit in October. Not all of them, because I’m not a complete masochist, but certainly in the ones where the demand is large and the timing works out. So if you’ve always been meaning to add to the eventful demand in your city but haven’t gotten around to it yet, now’s the time…

JoCoPro – My Monkey Video

September 18th, 2006

This one comes from Ruth, who did that last one for When You Go. Made with The Movies, and blessedly limited in actual monkeys. Thanks Ruth (and JoCoPro)!

VTAW – Pull the String

September 18th, 2006

File this one under “obscure, but kind of hard to avoid once you think about it.” I thought of Ed Wood a lot as I was writing this song because of the Martin Landau/Bela Lugosi line “Pool da strinks! Pool da strinks!” Not that it had any bearing on the song. Unless it’s really a song about Ed Wood, which maybe it is. Thanks Len!

Thing a Week 50 – Pull the String

September 15th, 2006

This appears to be about a famous person with a terrible secret. It’s not about anyone in particular as far as I know. Maybe it’s about you – Tom Cruise! Or you – John Hodgman! It kind of reminds me of Big Bad World One, mostly because of the A/E ambiguity in the verse. Believe it or not, that acoustic riff in the verse is an idea that’s been floating around in my head since I was about 17 – it’s a relief to finally get that one out the door. Who’s next!

Pull the String

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