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John to Appear with John Hodgman

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:27 am
by pahouk
John will be joining John Hodgman's book tour in LA, Portland, and Seattle: http://areasofmyexpertise.tumblr.com/tour. I saw the show at Town Hall last time and it was a lot of fun. Looking forward to seeing them again. On the Town Hall website it had said that Jonathan Coulton was appearing. It now says Jonathan Roderick is appearing. I assume this is some sort of frightening creature that merges John Roderick and Jonathan Coulton and was concocted in a secret lab somewhere.

Re: John to Appear with John Hodgman

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:18 pm
by pahouk
John is also going to be appearing with John Hodgman in St. Louis Thursday, 11/3/2011 : http://areasofmyexpertise.com/tour.

Re: John to Appear with John Hodgman

Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:04 pm
by orochics
The show in LA was really fun, John wooed the audience as always. He played Blue Diamonds, Pushover and even performed with Aimee Mann and Paul F. Tompkins for an unknown song, probably an Aimee Mann song if I was guessing.

Re: John to Appear with John Hodgman

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:08 am
by pahouk
Also appearing at tonight's show at Town Hall will be Sean Nelson, Jonathan Coulton, and an additional secret guest. The last time John, John, Jonathan, and Sean did a show at Town Hall was a great deal of fun so I'm looking forward to tonight's show.

Re: John to Appear with John Hodgman

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:20 pm
by pahouk
Last night was a lot of fun. (There were entirely too many Johns last night so I'll use last names.) Sean Nelson and Roderick came out and introduced themselves as Hodgman and Coulton. A heckler in the audience (John Flansburgh from TMBG) interrupted and demanded to see the real Hodgman and Coulton. Hodgman came out to try and pacify him. He explained that Sean and Roderick were the touring company for the book tour. There were too many dates for him to get to them all so he sends out the touring company to the lesser dates. Sean got angry that Hodgman was checking up on him and left. Hodgman explained that Roderick was only there because the real Coulton was too busy. That was the cue for Coulton to come out, saying he had received an emergency message from Flansburgh. Roderick then left the stage and Coulton began the Hodgman theme song. Hodgman told Coulton that Roderick just wasn't feral enough and had clearly not been raised by animals.

Roderick and Coulton later did an acoustic version of Nemeses: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAzpmXNxJqw

Everyone also took part in a skit about Hodgman's proposed completely scripted reality show involving kidnapping several people and and forcing them to participate in a competitive hoarding contest. John was "Samantha".

Roderick, Sean, and Coulton played Commander with Roderick on piano and Coulton on guitar.

For the finale Roderick, Nelson, Coulton, and Hodgman recreated their version of You Belong to Me from three years ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9wIxO1-gZk