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Fifth in a five-part series of interviews conducted by [[User:Jinx|Jinx]] and [[User:Bry|Bry]], on June 23, 2008, audio hosted [http://www.archive.org/details/ATalkWithJoCoPart5theFuture here]
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Fifth in a five-part series of interviews conducted by [[User:Jinx|Jinx]] and [[User:Bry|Bry]], on June 23, 2008.
  
 
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Well, that's true -- you could remix it, I suppose....
 
Well, that's true -- you could remix it, I suppose....
  
'''Bry:  But, speaking of fame, you've talked before about how you don't want to get too famous so it'd get in the way of your personal life ...  You can still sit outside on the street outside of a tea lounge and get recognized by friends and not by fans...'''
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'''Bry:  But, speaking of fame, you've talked before about how you don't want to let too famous so it'd get in the way of your personal life ...  You can still sit outside on the street outside of a tea lounge and get recognized by friends and not by fans...'''
  
 
Yeah, you know, it's a tough thing.  Having said that, I'm not sure I would say no to something that'd make me super famous.    But it is something that I'm aware of.  When I say that, I mean more that the famous part is not the goal for me.  Really the goal for me is to have a stable income that I can support my family with from now until when I'm dead and beyond, without having to sacrifice too much on the front of doing what I like to do.   
 
Yeah, you know, it's a tough thing.  Having said that, I'm not sure I would say no to something that'd make me super famous.    But it is something that I'm aware of.  When I say that, I mean more that the famous part is not the goal for me.  Really the goal for me is to have a stable income that I can support my family with from now until when I'm dead and beyond, without having to sacrifice too much on the front of doing what I like to do.   
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'''Bry:  Do you think other people... anyone could follow the Jonathan Coulton pattern and have the Jonathan Coulton level of success by following your model, without having to write Jonathan Coulton songs?'''
 
'''Bry:  Do you think other people... anyone could follow the Jonathan Coulton pattern and have the Jonathan Coulton level of success by following your model, without having to write Jonathan Coulton songs?'''
  
Well, that's another aspect of it.  There's a nice synergy between the subject matter and the business model.  So the fact that... I'm releasing songs on this podcast model, it helped that they were geeky songs and that the fans were geeks, who knew how to access, how to subscribe to a podcast.  If I was writing polka music, I'm not sure I would have the same kind of success with this distribution method.
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Well, that's another aspect of it.  There's a nice synergy between the music and the business model.  So the fact that... I'm releasing songs on this podcast model, it helped that they were geeky songs and that the fans were geeks, who knew how to access, how to subscribe to a podcast.  If I was writing polka music, I'm not sure I would have the same kind of success with this distribution method.
  
 
'''Jinx:  You could tour in Poland, though....'''
 
'''Jinx:  You could tour in Poland, though....'''
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===Outro===
 
===Outro===
'''Bry: That's the end, so you can stop listening. But I hope you'll linger for a couple more seconds. I'd like to thank Jonathan Coulton and Jinx, of course, but I can do that elsewhere. I want to say this entire interview owes a lot to a gentleman name of Dave Coffin, who wrote a little free program that's the only reason I was able to process these audio files. If you enjoyed this interview, and I hope you did, head to http://cybercom.net/~dcoffin/rca and maybe throw him a buck or two. And if you didn't enjoy the interview, come to jonathancoulton.com/forums and tell me so.'''
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'''Bry: That's the end, so you can stop listening. But I hope you'll linger for a couple more seconds. I'd like to thank Jonathan Coulton and Jinx, of course, but I can do that elsewhere. I want to say this entire interview owes a lot to a gentleman name of Dave Coffin, who wrote a little free program that's the only reason I was able to process these audio files. If you enjoyed this interview, and I hope you did, head to http://cybercom.net/~dcoffin/rca and maybe throw him a buck or two. And if you didn't enjoy the interview, come to jonathancoulton.com/forums and tell me so.
  
'''Well, here's the real end. I feel as though I should say something, or at least [[Till the Money Comes|trip over a bass]] or something, but then I never was very good at letting go, and I've said way too much already. So, take care. Yeah.'''
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Well, here's the real end. I feel as though I should say something, or at least trip over a bass or something, but then I never was very good at letting go, and I've said way too much already. So, take care. Yeah.'''
 
 
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