Off the Internet, Onto the Stage?

Question: What’s next for you? 

Jonathan \r\nCoulton: It's been a few years now of me trying to process that and \r\ntouring and actually building this business of making and selling music.\r\n And I feel like I've finally come to the end of that period of working \r\nwith that music and I have been ready for some time to begin the next \r\n"thing." I just haven't known what it was. I also along the way have \r\nstopped writing music, largely. Here and there a song will trickle out \r\nbut I haven't had the time or energy or drive to focus on writing stuff \r\nand I miss it. So I recently opened for They Might Be Giants, for about a\r\n week and a half. That's several shows and I've been a fan of theirs for\r\n years and years. So it was a real thrill to open for them and our \r\naudiences kind of overlap and we share a sensibility that I stole from \r\nthem. So, that was a big thrill. I got to know John Linnell and John \r\nFlansburgh, the two main dudes and liked them quite a bit. And at the \r\nend of my time with them, John Flansburgh suggested to me that I make a \r\nrecord, I write a bunch of songs, put a band together, and make a record\r\n and that he would like to produce that record. So that is the thing I'm\r\n working on right now, feverishly and with enormous panicky feelings. I \r\nam home trying to write songs that are good... in anticipation of \r\nplaying them with actual musicians and submitting them for the approval \r\nof one of my heroes, John Flansburgh. And then going into a real studio \r\nand spending a lot of money to hire people who know what they're doing \r\nto mix it and engineer it and master it and to hire musicians who know \r\nhow to play their instruments. These are all new things for me. So, it's\r\n a very exciting project. I don't know what it's called. I don't know \r\nwhen it's coming, but that is the thing that I am very excited to be \r\nworking on right now and also very terrified to be working on right now.

Recorded on May 6, 2010

After opening for They Might Be Giants, Jonathan Coulton might be expanding his music career.

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