The Season of Giving

ByJoCo November 22, 2010

Uh-oh, he’s blogging, he must want something.

No no! Ha ha, it’s funny you would think that. Very funny. I only wanted to remind you that the holiday season is upon us, the time of year when you buy things to give to other people. “Gifts” they are called. Just in case you are stuck for ideas, may I recommend a few options? Having nothing to do with me of course, these are just things I think a lot of people would REALLY LOVE to have:

Many Hands: Family Music for Haiti

This is the only place you can get the newest released Jonathan Coulton song “The Princess Who Saved Herself” and some of your $$$ will go to the Haitian People’s Support Project. Even aside from that, it’s a terrific collection of family music. Also available at Amazon.

Jonathan Coulton USB Thumb Drive

If you don’t care about Haiti or helping people or families, you can always purchase the Jonathan Coulton USB Thumb Drive. It’s got all the music I’ve ever released in high quality mp3 format (except not the above-mentioned princess song, and not the DVD stuff), plus artwork, plus source tracks for everything on JoCo Looks Back. You can even buy a pre-autographed version through Topatoco.

Jonathan Coulton Tshirts

There’s a mess o’ nice ones over at, including a couple that I never have with me at shows, and so to the Jonathan Coulton fan on your holiday gift-giving list, they may be new and fantastically special. (OK, that last one is through CafePress, which we all know makes kind of terrible shirts. I mostly include it so the table is even. But still!)

First of May Laika
Code Monkey Re Your Brains
Skullcrusher Mountain JoCo Like You

Really I am just trying to help you. I’m a helpful guy.


This sentence will contradict itself at the end says

I love the "Jonathan Coulton. Just like you, only he writes songs" shirt.

olly says

I really want one of the shirts, but I don't know which one to get!!

Roz says

Get Skullcrusher Mountain.

JanetS says

I highly recommend "Many Hands." It's a very generous compilation with many originals you won't find in any other place. It's fun for folks on your list with kids and fun for the young at heart, too......something there for almost anyone. Affordable and for a good cause to boot; it doesn't get much better than that!

SquareWheel says

is not a proper tag!

SquareWheel says

Well that was unexpected.

Carol says

Happy birthday!!

Xenagogue says

Guess bold works, Square. Unexpected, but hilarious.

I'm off to buy the Many Hands Comp for some of my friends, right now. (and, probably a Skullcrusher Mountain tee for meself.)

Thanks for the selfless suggestions, JoCo.

Justin says

I've had "Many Hands" on my own "gifts-for-myself" wishlist for a quite a while. Maybe what I need to do is get it for a friend, possibly earning bounus karma points?

Heck, I'll just buy it and we'll see who it ends up with ;D