October 27th, 2009

Yellowgold (real name: Jason Howell) is a musician based in San Francisco, California. As Jason Howell, he is a podcast producer and co-host of such CNET.com podcasts as Buzz Out Loud and Gadgettes. Jason has also released a number of techno and dance mixes under the alias DJ Raygun. The song featured below, One Night Out, is a Yellowgold release from his free album The Mellower, and is available at YellowgoldMusic.com.

I’ve been a musician since I was 12 years old, having recieved my very first keyboard. (Casio PT87, then soon after the Yamaha PSS-480) In high school, I evolved to playing the bass guitar for a Boise, Idaho industrial band called Waste of a Life. Upon the acquisition of an Ensoniq Mirage sampler, we renamed ourselves WAL, and continued to record new material using the new found sampler. During that time, I also joined together with fellow WAL member John Kuehne and drummer Brent Kelly to form the punk rock outfit, Freak in a Jar (full cd available for download). [...]
February 28th, 2008

This video is a week old, so if you poke around at CNET’s podcast pages, you may have already seen this. But, for those who haven’t, Jonathan Coulton joined Tom Merrit on CNET Live last week on the 21st to talk about his career and to sing a few songs. He only sang the first verse, but he did happen to sing my three favorite songs of his. He also talked about the various ways you can acquire his music¬†as well as how you can help to persuade him to come sing in your area. Enjoy!