Jawbone 122: Down With The Clown
The 122nd episode of Jawbone, in which JoCo calls in to talk about Seahorse.
Transcript of JoCo's call
Hello Len, Nora. Jonathan Coulton here. Seahorse. This was, this actually, the music for this, musical idea for this, had been floating around in my head for a while. And originally, I think pieces of it ended up being used in I Crush Everything, which is also a song in D about a sea creature. So, you know, there's a little bit of Coulton trivia for the biography. But yeah, so this is a, I was, sort of, thinking about the idea that seahorses actually carry the, carry the eggs before they hatch. Or, I don't know if they are eggs, see, I don't know what I am talking about, I don't know anything about science. I'm a fraud. Seahorses are pregnant? I don't know what happens, some, something weird with seahorses. They carry around babies or eggs or something. Anyway, you can see I didn't think this through very well. But the image that I had in my head was that the male seahorse who's constantly falling in love and then getting left and so he is very sad; but listen, man, when you're a seahorse, that's how it goes. And, you know, he should know better. Why does he keep trying? Why does he keep butting his little seahorse head up against that wall? No one, no one will ever know. But that's, that's the harsh life in the cold, unforgiving sea.
23:21 *Song starts*