Jonathan Coulton and Aimee Mann Sing “Red Shirt”
Posted on March 21, 2022 Posted by John Scalzi 4 Comments
Recorded at the final JoCo 2022 concert. For those of you who don’t know, I commissioned this song from Jonathan when Redshirts came out a decade ago. It’s a lovely song, made even lovelier by the fact that Aimee freakin‘ Mann is singing background on it here. My life is delightful sometimes.
Back on the road for me tomorrow: Cleveland at the Parma-Snow branch of the Cuyahoga Public Library at 7pm, and then Boulder, Iowa City and St. Louis. And then home again, home again, jiggity jig.
[Deleted because off-topic, and also it’s pretty difficult to be both a Marxist and a fascist at the same time, so you’ll have to pick which one you want to accuse me of being — JS]
Just my opinion: Redshirts, would be right there (if not above) Galaxy Quest were it made into a feature film.
I’m sure there will come a day when JC makes a song I dislike.
But it is not this day.
Indeed a good time was had by one and all… Much happiness to you as you inspire the creative arts!