You’re the director in an ultra-low-budget movie set around an alien encounter. You select scenes, summon special effects, and play the supporting cast members: G-Man, Scientist, Alien, and Little Girl. Your lead actor Ted is a struggling reporter who wakes up tied-up on an alien spaceship. What do you do? You improvise.
Four years ago, Jonathan Coulton quit his “code monkey” day job to pursue a career as a professional musician. His songs about laptops, supervillains and aspiring cyborgs quickly made him geek culture’s favorite troubadour, and this year he released his first concert DVD, brazenly titled Best. Concert. Ever.