Our Bodies, Ourselves, Our Cybernetic Arms
August 17, 2005 6:01 AM   Subscribe

Popular Science has posted on their website 5 free mp3's by Jonathan Coullter to go along with their "The Future of the Body" special issue. Below are some lyrics to "Better", a song about the romantic perils of body augmentation: "You started out small Some gills and some wings and a few extra thumbs Now you're thirteen feet tall Even when you're asleep your machinery hums And I'm tired of the evenings I spend Making small talk with your new robot friends And their stupid insistence on scanning my iris When they know damn well who I am" It's all pretty funny stuff. And pretty slick to boot. You can download the songs direct from Coulter's site here as well as the lyrics.
posted by saketini99 (10 comments total)
Coulton. Coulter is the batshitinsane family line.
posted by Rothko at 6:17 AM on August 17, 2005

Oh crap... right.

he he, my bad... duh.
posted by saketini99 at 6:24 AM on August 17, 2005

Also check out his fabulous song "Ikea." I sing it every time we go. To Ikea.
posted by sugarfish at 6:41 AM on August 17, 2005

Coulton's not merely a novelty songwriter, although I do love his goofy takes on furniture, heartbreak, mad scientists, and al fresco fucking. If you're poking around his songs page, try "Brookline", "Screwed", and "Skullcrusher Mountain" for a start. He has a real melodic gift and a great voice.

I ran to get both his CDs from CDBaby (who are also awesome) after downloading and playing all the mp3s for a couple of weeks. If you don't want the CDs, but you like what you've downloaded at his site or Popular Science, toss him a few bucks through PayPal or Amazon, would ya?
posted by maudlin at 8:04 AM on August 17, 2005

Oh yeah -- "First of May", too.
posted by maudlin at 8:05 AM on August 17, 2005

I'm so proud - Jonathan's a friend of mine and I was just about to pimp his new stuff here. :) Doubly proud 'cause I'm actually from "Brookline"!
posted by tristeza at 9:12 AM on August 17, 2005

the sound and lyrics feel more than a little derivative of the giants, but that's not at all a bad thing.

having trouble getting unstuck from the popsci ep right now, much as I want to listen to some of his other stuff.
posted by dorian at 9:21 AM on August 17, 2005

And don't forget "Mandelbrot Set"! It's a fun, poppy song, and it'll make you want to know more about fractals.
posted by RakDaddy at 9:48 AM on August 17, 2005

Yea, Skullcrusher Mountain is awesome.
posted by JHarris at 5:38 PM on August 17, 2005

hee, skullcrusher mountain (and the fanart) reminded me of this.
posted by dorian at 5:43 PM on August 17, 2005

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