I first discovered “the 4th most popular folk comedy duo in New Zealand” through listening to their first studio album on repeat with a friend while we were having a long drive to a cabin trip in 2010.
This is a video I made over ten years ago, featuring Jonathan Coulton’s folksy soft-rock cover of Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’, the 52nd and final song he did for his Thing-A-Week project.
Merry Christmas, and a happy new year to you all!
I would like to gift you a bunch of links to Christmas and New Year’s Eve related posts I have made in the past.
Are you tired of the same old Christmas songs on the radio?
I’ve got you covered!
Chiron Beta Prime – Jonathan Coulton
This song is a
cry for help Christmas letter from a family that is being held against their will protected by evil robots giant metal Santa Claus’.
This is the first of many bonus images we have planned of Anubis dressed up for a holiday.
We already have some plans for Christmas 😉
In this first one, Anubis’ new owner has dressed him up for Halloween!
As we are closing in on this year’s Halloween, I wanted to share some of my favorite horror songs. Turns out, almost all of them were made by Jonathan Coulton.
Jonathan Coulton was born on the 1st of December 1970 in New Haven, Connecticut.
He had hopes of becoming a musician from a young age. So while studying for his Bachelor of Arts degree at Yale University, he was part of several bands with fellow students. Most notably the collegiate a capella group The Yale Whiffenpoofs.
Tim Minchin is an Australian musical comedian, usually performing with a grand piano, and sometimes with an entire orchestra.
The fourth Ninja Sex Party album (sixth with their cover albums) released last friday.
After listening to it on repeat well over ten times, I have a few thoughts I’d like to share.
1. Intro (Cool)
I figured that the best way to go about this is to just go through the whole track-list, and share my thought as we get to the most relevant track.
2. Cool Patrol
One of the most popular NSP-songs ever, and well deserved.
I can’t belive that it has been almost two years since the music video for this song was released, time surely must have absorbed the power of flight!
Previous albums have almost exclusively focused their comedy on Danny Sexbang’s carnal desires (and Ninja Brian’s bloodlust), but this album is in many ways much sweeter.
This first song on the album is the first indication that this album is not quite like the others, as the song focuses on the Cool Patrol helping a kid deal with his bullies, with the comedy coming from how bad and random their advice is.
3. Orgy for One
….and then this song immediately undercuts the point I was trying to make.
This song reminds me a lot of ‘Carol Brown’ by Flight Of The Conchords, and that is high praise.
4. Danny Don’t You Know
I covered this song extensively back when the music-video came out, and it remains my favorite.
It also supports my claim of how this is a sweeter album than what I’ve come to expect from NSP.
5. Release the Kraken
Sometimes, a normal live-action music video cannot do justice to a Ninja Sex Party song.
Thank god for animation!
Samurai Abstinence Patrol
A lot of the songs by Ninja Sex Party are quite raunchy, but here are five mostly safe for work ‘Ninja Sex Party’ songs.
Dinosaur Laser Fight
Danny Sexbang and Ninja Brian teaches a classroom full of kids the science of dinosaurs, and how they battled robots with lasers.
The animated bits were made by Arin Hanson, aka Egoraptor.
Danny is rock as fuck, just ask his mom!
The animated bits were made by Gregzilla, and the tagging on the wall were various bits of NSP fan-art.
Let’s Get This Terrible Party Started
A party anthem works wonders for getting party attendees psyched!
But there needs to be an actually good party underneath it all, or the whole thing just seems silly.
For the record, I think a ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ party would actually be pretty cool.
Danny tries to win over a woman, by bragging about how he defeated a mythical beast.
Eating Food In The Shower