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ReleaseThe Aftermath
Release date06-07-2007
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  • Released June 7, 2007.
  • According to Jonathan Coulton, this song was inspired by a YouTube video his daughter liked to watch, showing an octopus attacking and devouring a shark:

If you are a sea creature that an octopus wants to eat, God help you, because it’s definitely going to eat you, and it’s going to hurt a lot. So for a while I went around singing "Octopus, some kind of octopus," in my head and thinking about an octopus just tearing things to pieces, mostly crabs. Naturally, this became a nice metaphor for a breakup song (as long as I avoided using the word "sucker").

  • The video of Jonathan Coulton's recording sessions for this song was streamed live over the Internet to inaugurate the JoCo in a Bubble project (archive: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]). (He has since repeated this process with other songs from The Aftermath; see My Beige Bear and Lady Aberlin's Muumuu.)
  • Fan Len Peralta drew and painted a piece of art while the song was being recorded live via Ustream. A finished music video ([7]) of the song, depicting the art being drawn in time-lapse, was released an hour after the song hit the net. This is the first time that a fan video and piece of art has appeared so soon after the song was released.


Currently only available as a single track purchase here.


Sea creatures, Break-ups, (Your themes here)

The Aftermath
1. Octopus - 2. Re: Vos Cerveaux - 3. My Beige Bear - 4. Lady Aberlin's Muumuu - 5. Washy Ad Jeffy - 6. Monkey Shines - 7. Big Dick Farts a Polka - 8. Space Doggity - 9. Always the Moon - 10. Blue Sunny Day

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