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"The Future Soon" was, in its early days, performed as part of [[John Hodgman]]'s [[Little Gray Books]] Lecture #18, "What Will Happen In The Future". During the course of ''Little Gray Books'', Jonathan was discovered by Andrew Zolli, curator of the Pop!Tech technology conference. While Jonathan had been playing music for some time (including having released his first album, ''[[Smoking Monkey]]''), it was after a performance of "The Future Soon" that Andrew approached Jonathan.
 
"The Future Soon" was, in its early days, performed as part of [[John Hodgman]]'s [[Little Gray Books]] Lecture #18, "What Will Happen In The Future". During the course of ''Little Gray Books'', Jonathan was discovered by Andrew Zolli, curator of the Pop!Tech technology conference. While Jonathan had been playing music for some time (including having released his first album, ''[[Smoking Monkey]]''), it was after a performance of "The Future Soon" that Andrew approached Jonathan.
  
Jonathan was invited to play "The Future Soon" at Pop!Tech 2003. On October 17, 2003, he performed as one of the events scheduled between official sessions. This performance was so well-received by the audience that Jonathan was asked to play several more songs over the course of the weekend-long conference, including "[[Gambler's Prayer (demo)|Gambler's Prayer]]" and "[[Mandelbrot Set]]". Jonathan later cites Pop!Tech 2003 as the cause of several career-shaping decisions (contributing to ''Popular Science Magazine'', releasing music under [[Creative Commons]]), making "The Future Soon" a unique keystone of Jonathan's early career.
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Jonathan was invited to play "The Future Soon" at Pop!Tech 2003. On October 17, 2003, he performed as one of the events scheduled between official sessions. This performance was so well-received by the audience that Jonathan was asked to play several more songs over <span class="plainlinks">[http://goo.gl/Aby3er<span style="color:black;font-weight:normal; text-decoration:none!important; background:none!important; text-decoration:none;">2000 bandung auto]</span> the course of the weekend-long conference, including "[[Gambler's Prayer (demo)|Gambler's Prayer]]" and "[[Mandelbrot Set]]". Jonathan later cites Pop!Tech 2003 as the cause of several career-shaping decisions (contributing to ''Popular Science Magazine'', releasing music under [[Creative Commons]]), making "The Future Soon" a unique keystone of Jonathan's early career.
  
 
== Demo version ==
 
== Demo version ==
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When playing alone, Jonathan usually performs "The Future Soon" as the very first song on the setlist. When the show opens with [[Paul and Storm]], "The Future Soon" marks the beginning of the "Jonathan Coulton" part of the show--a subtle but important detail, considering that Jonathan usually performs backup vocals for Paul and Storm for at least one song.
 
When playing alone, Jonathan usually performs "The Future Soon" as the very first song on the setlist. When the show opens with [[Paul and Storm]], "The Future Soon" marks the beginning of the "Jonathan Coulton" part of the show--a subtle but important detail, considering that Jonathan usually performs backup vocals for Paul and Storm for at least one song.
  
When playing the song live, Jonathan uses only an acoustic guitar, and is otherwise unaccompanied. If Paul and Storm were performing prior to this song, they leave the stage until the next song for which they perform backup vocals and percussion. Thus, the recorded version and the live version of this song differ mainly in the instrumentation and the presence of backup vocals.
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When playing the song live, Jonathan uses only an acoustic guitar, and is otherwise unaccompanied. If Paul and Storm were performing prior to this song, they leave the stage until the next song for <span class="plainlinks">[http://goo.gl/alzaqF<span style="color:black;font-weight:normal; text-decoration:none!important; background:none!important; text-decoration:none;">harga hp nokia terbaru juni]</span> which they perform backup vocals and percussion. Thus, the recorded version and the live version of this song differ mainly in the instrumentation and the presence of backup vocals.
  
 
A few, much more minor, differences exist between the recorded version and the live version of the song:
 
A few, much more minor, differences exist between the recorded version and the live version of the song:
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
 
* "The Future Soon" is classified as a funny/sad song on the [http://www.jonathancoulton.com/primer/listen Listening Suggestions] page.
 
* "The Future Soon" is classified as a funny/sad song on the [http://www.jonathancoulton.com/primer/listen Listening Suggestions] page.
* "The Future Soon" was regularly performed by the character Emil Bleehall at the [[wikipedia:Adventurers Club|Adventurers Club]], a themed nightclub in the Pleasure Island portion of Walt Disney World. The Adventurers Club has since closed down, and Emil's last performance was, appropriately, of [[When You Go]].
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* "The Future Soon" was regularly performed by the character Emil Bleehall at the [[wikipedia:Adventurers Club|Adventurers Club]], a themed nightclub <span class="plainlinks">[http://goo.gl/ZecRJc<span style="color:black;font-weight:normal; text-decoration:none!important; background:none!important; text-decoration:none;">kata kata lucu]</span> in the Pleasure Island portion of Walt Disney World. The Adventurers Club has since closed down, and Emil's last performance was, appropriately, of [[When You Go]].
 
* "The Future Soon" was featured during the Harmonix Rock Band Network panel at PAX 2009, and was released for the Xbox 360 on March 4th 2010 and June 1st 2010 for the Playstation 3.
 
* "The Future Soon" was featured during the Harmonix Rock Band Network panel at PAX 2009, and was released for the Xbox 360 on March 4th 2010 and June 1st 2010 for the Playstation 3.
 
* Cory Doctorow used lyrics from this song's chorus as the title and epigraph of a science fiction [http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=story&id=2993 short story].
 
* Cory Doctorow used lyrics from this song's chorus as the title and epigraph of a science fiction [http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=story&id=2993 short story].

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