Jawbone 125: In Search Of...Apelad
The 125th episode of Jawbone, in which JoCo calls in to talk about Soft Under The Pines.
Transcript of JoCo's call
Hello Len, Nora. Jonathan Coulton, here, calling to talk to you about Under the Pines. Obviously, a sort of a break-up song. A one-night stand gone bad between Lenord Nemoy and Bigfoot during that famous, it happened in that famous 'In Search Of...' episode. You know, I knew I wanted to write a big-bigfoot song, but everything I was coming up with was, sort of, too obvious and hackey and weird. Obviously, I went with the break-up song because that's my thing, you know. But it was sort of boring until I realized that it was actually Lenord Nemoy. Who should be the jilted lover? But, you know, I kept it subtle. I like that. Bigfoot is not even mentioned nor is Lenord Nemoy. It's not exactly clear what is going on; it is, sort of, a puzzling song. And I sort of like the melody a lot, even though I'm pretty sure I stole it from somewhere. But, yeah, that's the story, Under The Pines. You know, the love that they must have shared [was] a very special moment, but Bigfoot is a total arsehole, as everyone knows.
25:21 *Song starts*