Last Wednesday, the Coolidge's upstairs theater was heaving with
excitable dorks of all stripes, all giddy with anticipation for a live
reading and performance from John Hodgman and his surprise musical guest, Jonathan Coulton. You don't get a bill like this too often, folks. (Impatient peeps, scroll down for the MP3 download.)
After that, we all scooted out of the theater and over to the Booksmith, because the 7 pm screening of Vicky Cristina Barcelona waits for no one. ("The movies must go on!" Hodgman proclaimed, shooing us out. "I know from when I worked here.")Listen to the full reading and concert here:
DOWNLOAD: John Hodgman reads from "More Information Than You Require" and Jonathan Coulton performs live at Coolidge [MP3] (recorded October 22, 2008)
If this podcast is in fact less John Hodgman information than you require, we humbly submit to you a few This American Life gems:
-John Hodgman explores the secret inner life of Cuervo Man-John Hodgman is both delighted and horrified to be professionally entangled with legendary B-film star Bruce Campbell (who is coming to Boston in just one week!)-John Hodgman investigates the psychological significance behind the age-old question: "Flight or invisibility?" Also, Bostonist has a great slideshow up from the event -- check it out.