Singer/ Song Writer
Jonathan Coulton is a singer and a song writer who has given short speeches on song writing. Coulton was formerly a computer programmer working for a company called Cluen in New York City. He left this job to pursue a more enjoyable career in music. Coulton is known for his comedic songs such as 'Tom Cruise Crazy' and 'Skull Crusher Mountain.' Coulton has become very successful in the music business despite not having a record label backing him.
Coulton encourages people to pursue their interests and passions if they're unhappy with their careers. In his speeches on song writing, Coulton discusses writing comical songs. He believes the best way to go about this is to pick or create a character to base the song around and then go from there.