Monday, January 19, 2009

Welcome to my secret lair on Skullcrusher Mountain

I recently subscribed to a Joss Whedon podcast, and they've been closing out each episode with music from Jonathan Coulton. His music is fabulous; very Whedonesque. The two songs I heard on the podcasts were, first, "Re: Your Brains." It's sung from the point of view of the leader of a hungry zombie horde:

All we want to do is eat your brains
We're not unreasonable, I mean, no one's gonna eat your eyes

The next song they used was "Skullcrusher Mountain." This one is the lament of a mad scientist who has kidnapped a woman and wishes she would fall in love with him:

I made this half-pony half-monkey monster to please you
But I get the feeling that you don't like it
What's with all the screaming?
You like monkeys, you like ponies
Maybe you don't like monsters so much
Maybe I used too many monkeys
Isn't it enough to know that I ruined a pony making a gift for you?

I bought those two songs from iTunes, and while I looked at this list of his other music, I saw the title "Tom Cruise Crazy" and just couldn't resist, so I bought that, too:

Tom Cruise is Tom Cruise crazy
Just be glad it's him, not you
If you had Tom Cruise's troubles
You might be Tom Cruise crazy, too
You'd flash your big white shiny smile
And buy expensive shoes
But you'd be the only man on Earth who couldn't enjoy Tom Cruise, oh no
You couldn't enjoy Tom Cruise


I had a good ride today. I videotaped, but it's mostly lots of circles again, so I won't bore y'all to tears. I do enjoy pausing the video and seeing evidence of more thrust behind from Willow. And the other day, as I was leading Willow by, the head trainer said, "Wow, Willow's butt looks great!" Unsolicited butt praise is always nice.


dp said...

David is a rabid Jonathan Coulton song. When he first did Eat Your Brains or whatever it's called I got to a point where I was tempted to eat his brains because he played it over and over and over and over. But I will concede that the guy is pretty funny and talented. My favourite is the closing song from the game Portal strictly becaut it includes the line "look at me still talking when there's science to do". I always have science to do, so I use it a lot.

A Bay Horse said...

I heard that Tom Cruise song a while back. I also like the song from Portal. Didn't know they were by the same guy. Thanks for sharing that.

dressagemom said...

My kids love to watch J. Coulton videos on youtube. One of their favorites is Just as Long as Me -

They call it "Walkin' Man" because it's World of Warcraft footage and at points in the video the man is just walking.

I also really like the President's song.

Very catchy tunes. Great for the ipod!