Frankyboy sent me the link to a YouTube video of the song "Still Alive," which plays at the end of the computer game "Portal." The song is absolutely hilarious, twisted and infectious — which came as no surprise when I found out that it was written by uber-geek troubadour Jonathon Coulton. The singer is Ellen McLain.
There’s no sense crying over every mistake
You just keep on trying until you run out of cake
So the science gets done
And you make a new gun
For the people who are still alive
The song is available for download here and here. If you like it, you can tip Jonathon on his website, and check out his huge range of nerdy, cool music.