I first heard today’s song when my friends’ 90’s alt-rock cover band, The Tenants, played it and I had to ask them about it.
Jonathan Coulton wrote this song in tribute to George Plimpton, who led an extraordinary life, as the song details. Unfortunately he doesn’t mention Plimpton’s Ads for Mattel’s Intellivision, but nobody is perfect. Coulton does however include:
Give it a listen. And if you are in the Lansing area, catch a Tenants show and make Steve sing it.