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venusinfers

Wow - since his music is, frankly, less-than-stellar, this guy should jump onto the business side of things and just become an artist manager!

Jonh Ingham

"...you've got a more advanced recording studio in your laptop than the Beatles had when they made Sgt. Pepper's"...

So what? They had something Jonathan and guys on a laptop don't: a highly gifted and innovative producer backed up by equally gifted engineers. If you don't understand the importance of those two roles in making records, you shouldn't be in the music making sphere.

Matt Rodela

@venusinfers - I agree, I'm not a big fan of Jonathan's music either, but it really says something when a guy can create so-so music and still make a decent living off of it. He enjoys making music so I think he should stick with it.

@John - No doubt the roles of producer and engineer are valuable and important for creating a complete and timeless musical work. But Jonathan proves that neither is necessary to make a career of being a singer/songwriter.

Dave

I can understand John's point, but not venusinfers. I like Coulton's music.

Jackie Henrion

I think Coulton's music has an audience - it made me laugh just listening to the itunes shorts for "First of May" and "Tom Cruise Crazy". He's got an energy like Loudon Wainwright or Tenacious D. I might even pay for a tune or two. But I think that he IS on the forefront of a new generation of DIY iconoclasts and for an old/new folkie like me, the sparkle is still recognizable.

baracuda

Jonathan who?...

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