Code Monkey: Software Developer Theme Song a-la World of Warcraft

I just found this video over at the Geekend blog at Tech Republic.

The song is by Jonathan Coulton, a rocker that seems to understand the life of a love-struck code monkey. I headed over to his site and found that I like a lot of his stuff. He’s got a great sound and his songs appeal to my taste :) To top it off, he quit his life of being a programmer in 2005 to pursue music and has done a bang-up job in my opinion. A lot of funny and geeky tunes. Of note are:

  • Code Monkey
  • Re: Your Brains
  • Skullcrusher Mountain
  • Baby Got Back (His own twist on the song…awesome)
  • Mandelbrot Set
  • A Laptop Like You

Etc, etc, etc. I like a lot more of his stuff (which he calls ‘well crafted geeky folk-pop). The best thing of all, he offers the songs for purchase from his store DRM-free! I will definitely be buying a number of them to add to my collection. Definitely worth a listen.

UPDATE:
Ok. So I like this dude’s stuff. I’ve forked over the cash and bought all his songs. w00t. Geekly songs abound (and some non-geeky ones). I have also found another very well done video rendition of “Code Monkey” done anime style with footage from “Black Heaven“. I figured I’d share it here too. Here it is:

I Guess You Should Cook By The Book

I’m not sure what to think about this but I’m sure I’ll be repeating it over and over and over and over (etc).

If you really want to bask in this video’s glory, check out the website dedicated to it (complete with disclaimer): Itsapieceofcaketobakeaprettycake.com!

Update: Here’s the lyrics:

(Ziggy)

Hot pile on the candy
it’s such a pretty sight
it makes the food taste dandy
but my tummy hurts all night

(Stingy)
I’ll put in some ingredients
but keep the rest for me
I’m not just disobediant
I’m careful can’t you see

(Stephanie)

I’ts a piece of cake to bake a pretty cake
if the way is ha-zy
you gotta do the cooking by the book
you know you can’t be la-zy
never use a messy recipe
the cake would end up cra-zy
if you do the cooking by the book
then you’ll have a cake
we gotta have it made
you know that I love cake
finally it’s time to make a cake

(Pixel)

Making food is just like science
with tools that blend and baste
every fun appliance
gives the food a different taste

(Stephanie)

It’s a piece of cake to bake a pretty cake
if the way is ha-zy
you gotta do the cooking by the book
you know you can’t be la-zy
never use a messy recipe
the cake will end up cra-zy
if you do the cooking by the book
then you’ll have a cake
we gotta have it made
you know that I love cake
finally it’s time to make a cake
we gotta have it made
you know that I love cake
finally it’s time to make a
(you gotta do the cooking by the book) cake