View from Behind a Beard
I spent all my time in Seattle and Portland walking around with a Flip Video in my pocket annoying all the very nice people who were just trying to check me into my hotel or sell me a donut. Below are the results (in a fancy playlist – thanks for the suggestion Javier). Part 1 is my trip to Seattle, Part 2 is our drive to Portland and the show there. I hope there will be more parts, but I haven’t edited them together yet.
Also, a longer version of the Giant Donut Incident exists, but I will leave that for Paul and Storm to post and discuss.
Jeremy Friesner says
I wonder what the legal status is of filming the airport security checkpoint?
Jason C. Brand says
It's like Cloverfield but without all the destruction... and more interesting.
Cody Carel says
Seattle really gets on my nerves. PAX is the best part of it.. but sadly its only once a year
Video 1: I have a copy of that very book (the first one you bought) in this room. Actually, I have 2 copies, the Brit and US versions. Good choice!
Video 2: That's the only time I've ever seen anyone running towards a Wal-Mart :P
Also, Haplo got mentioned again? Seems she really does have worldwide fame.
Tune in for more "Jonathan Coulton: Behind the Beard"
Nice pheasant! Or, wood duck!
I've done that JFK to Seattle trip once. It's almost depressing how much nicer other cities' airports are, isn't it.
I only watched Part 1 thus far, but my favorite part was the book-shopping. This confirms that I am a big geek.
Roman V. says
I echo what most of these people say, that it was very interesting.
But I will add that there is very little "director commentary" going on, and that having some might be awesome. Like take the time to say something while you are walking, or have random people say "Hi YouTube!"
I iz in the Portland video!!!111 :)
W00t -- there's Piggy! Such a cutie.
I love how the Golden Duffel says "JOCO" on it.
"Jeremy Friesner Says:
I wonder what the legal status is of filming the airport security checkpoint?"
If a man with a beard, a duffel bag, and what *appears* to be a guitar case can't videotape our airport security and post it on the internet haven't the terrorists really won? ;)
What? You used an electronic device while the plane was taking off? It's a wonder the plane didn't crash.. *phew* We might have lost JoCo! Never do that again....
I noticed that you use Martin strings for your guitar. Have you ever tried elixirs? I find them to be superior strings. Unless you have a deal with Martin, i would suggest you try them at least once if you haven't. Now that I've been playing them for years, i don't think i could ever go back to "regular" strings again.
P.S. Those donuts looked fantastic.
I also wanted to add that i don't endorse Elixirs, i just really like them and think everyone who plays guitar should at least try them.
Wow. That looks a lot like my life, except with more music and less paperwork.
P.S. Hope no one saw P & S get freaky with their bubble wrap. ;-)
Your hips are very narrow. I'm concerned about your ability to bear children.
John D'arc says
Was that the zen drum on your bed when you arrived?
Umm, Scarface? Haven't you ever seen Notting Hill? JoCo is an INTERNET SUPERSTAR. He should NOT check into hotels with his REAL name, for crying out loud. His opus provides a plethora of options: Marc Manelli, Kenesaw Mountain Landis, Millard Fillmore, to name a few.
JoAnn in VA says
Why do I feel like a total voyeur now? And though interesting it seems kind of lonely too. Loved the Skymall shot!
Mark Gordon says
It's like reality television, but without the television!
OOOO....no trip to Portland is complete without a visit to VooDoo Doughnut. I go into a sugar coma just from the fumes. I am bummed i had to miss the show. Hope you come back soon!
It's like Cloverfield meets Cocksucker Blues - without the monster chaos or the hedonism.
unless scarfing that donut counts as hedonistic, that is.
wow this was sooooooooo boring can i have that wasted time of my life back?
Totally awesome Portland show! Please come back soon. And bring back those nutty musical buddies of yours Paul and Storm. My new favorite song is "That's why I like robots." It was a huge hit! I can't wait to listen to it on your site.
Gary Fixler says
Happy May 1st, everybody! Please be safe out there.
Happy ___ of ____. ________ ______ starts today.
I really like the second one.
Happy first of may Mr. Coulton!
I kept waiting for the twist ending.. like P&S were already in the hotel room, out on the balcony.. or something. Hey you never know.
I'd wish everyone a happy First of May. But, I'm sure everyone is away from their computers... busy... outside...
Roman V. says
@Demetrius, I'm celebrating First of May like it was intended apparently - by writing English papers :(
Happy May Day!
I am amused and delighted by how many friends have already forwarded me links to YouTube videos of you singing "First of May" this morning. :-)
It's the first of May, first of May,
We woke up to snowfall here today. :(
Mario Panighetti says
Happy First of May! Celebrate Spring with... well, you know.
@Roman V. - I don't know if you heard or not, but no mention of english papers was mentioned in the song. Hmm...maybe you misheard. ;) (my condolences, btw).
It's been a wonderful First of May so far and I'm going to be singing that all day I'm sure. Now...if only I can get some alone time w/ the wife tonight in the backyard...
Happy 1st of May! Haven't seen anyone selling ice cream yet, though...
first time I've seen inside a plane. It was cool, but I got a little nervous when you were taking-off. :)
"Roman V. Says:"
You *go*, Roman! Write those English papers 'til they can't walk straight! :D
Roman V. says
@ WiredMonkey You just have to play it backwards.....
@Demetrius - I know shoes have hands, but I wasn't aware that paper had feet.
I've tried to post this comment onto YouTube proper, but it wouldn't let me.
Anyway. I feel like I was there, in a riding-on-your-back sort of way.
So now I'm going to bother you about editing and posting the one with me in it. Ready?, go:
! This is me pestering you. !
I too am sorry for the drunks trying to do your show for you here in Portland.
This was the first concert I had been able to get to, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was an outstanding birthday present from my friends, and I will be standing in line for the next time you come to Portland.
So, anyone have the rest of the lyrics to "...and that's why I like robots"?