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Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton is a musician and songwriter. A former computer programmer and self-described geek, Coulton tends to write quirky, witty lyrics about topics like science fiction and technology: a man who thinks in simian terms, a mad scientist who falls in love with one of his captives, and the dangers of bacteria. His most famous hits are "Code Monkey," "Still Alive," "Skullcrusher Mountain," and "The Future Soon." He is largely associated with the folk rock genre, though he occasionally experiments with other styles. His primary instrument is the guitar, but he also plays all of the other instruments in most of his recorded songs.