This post is essentially meant to annoy my brother.
I went to see Jonathan Coulton play in Manchester on Weds (supported by Paul + Storm, who I’d not seen before). It was a pretty good gig. I didn’t think it was quite as good as the one in London at Easter that I went to, because that was just JoCo playing so he did more songs, to a bigger audience. But the Manchester gig had a special guest appearance for the encore.
They played the first verse and chorus of “Creepy Doll”, then stopped and Jonathan said it just wasn’t creepy enough and it needed something else. “Wouldn’t it be great,” he said, “if there was someone in the audience who was perhaps an internationally famous author of creepy stories, who could come up on stage to help us?” This is what happened next: