Cool Stuff Abounds

Monkey Shines Promo PosterA couple neat things we keep meaning to post, but haven’t quite gotten to lately:

Merlin Mann—he of the 43 Folders and the You look Nice Today and the Twitters and whatnot—has taken our meta-textual tribute to Randy Newman, The 25 Days of Newman, and gone one meta-step further by recording a tribute to our tribute. Go here and listen to his original creation, “Everybody Likes Paul and Storm (In America)”. (“Inbox Zero? More like WIN-box Zero!” [SLAP!] “Sorry.”)

Meanwhile, monster maker-slash-podcaster-slash-friend of the band Len Peralta has drawn yet another Rectangle of Awesomeness; this time, it’s a promotional poster for “Monkey Shines“, the mostly-lost TV show we did with Jonathan Coulton a couple decades ago. Wow; it seems like it was only yesterday…


  1. Posted December 20, 2008 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

    I like Storm’s impression of Randy Newman a lot better than that of this “Mann” man.

    Good drawing from Len, as always. I see he’s based Coulton’s look on that Mandy Moore-lookin’ haircut Coulton got.

    This does me an idea though. Is there a chance for sheet music type of thing to the Randy Newman theme song piano part? Would be nice for those who want to make their own songs.

  2. Posted December 21, 2008 at 3:01 am | Permalink

    Ask and thou shalt receive! Here’s my transcription, including pdf, midi and nwc2 files. Be warned, though. I’m nearing my bandwidth cap for the month, so if you can’t get in, that’s why.

    If Messrs. Paul and Storm would be so kind as to please upload the files here for posterity, that would be lovely. 🙂

  3. Posted December 21, 2008 at 3:25 am | Permalink

    P.S. Added an mp3 (same link).

  4. Posted December 21, 2008 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    w00t thanks. Low bandwidth? I believe that means your tubes are clogged. You need to shoot a power ball through.

  5. Posted December 22, 2008 at 1:37 am | Permalink

    Revised versions up (thanks to additions by Mr. Paul). 🙂

  6. Phantom
    Posted October 12, 2010 at 6:26 am | Permalink

    do you have an improvisation of their “cruel cruel moon”? i heard it and have become obsessed. now i need sheet music.

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