I'm Your Moon
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|I'm Your Moon|
|Release||Thing a Week Four|
"I'm Your Moon" was released as the forty-seventh Thing a Week on August 25th, 2006, after several people suggested Jonathan write about Pluto's new status as a dwarf planet (which has since been renamed "Plutoids").
"I'm Your Moon" is played somewhat regularly at Jonathan Coulton concerts. Jonathan usually gives a full explanation of the song's origins and what it means before playing it, casually damning the scientists who changed Pluto's status. Because there is no major solo in the song, the live version is essentially an acoustic version of the original recording.
- "I'm Your Moon" is classified as a sweet song on the Listening Suggestions page.
- The song is written from the view of Charon, Pluto's moon. Because Charon is almost half the size of Pluto, the two do not have a traditional orbit where the small body basically moves around the center of the large body. Rather, both Pluto and Charon revolve around a point between them (the barycenter), like a bola or a spinning pair of skaters. In addition, the two celestial objects are tidally face-locked, meaning they keep the same "face" towards each other ("like dancers", according to Jonathan's blog of the song).
"I'm Your Moon" is available for purchase in the Jonathan Coulton MP3 Store as an individual track or as part of Thing a Week IV. Of course, this song is also included as part of the "Everything" playlist.
Downloadable FLAC versions of the above are available in the Jonathan Coulton FLAC Store
"Thing a Week IV" is available for purchase as a CD here.
A karaoke version of "I'm Your Moon" is available on the Jonathan Coulton Karaoke Store.
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