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By SHAULA CLARK  |  June 19, 2010

ARE YOU STILL AS GUNG-HO ABOUT MAKING YOUR WORK AVAILABLE THROUGH FREE MP3 DOWNLOADS AND CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSING AS YOU WERE WHEN YOU FIRST STARTED YOUR PROFESSIONAL MUSIC CAREER? Absolutely. I credit my success to that. People ask me all the time, "How did you promote yourself when you were first starting out?" And the answer is, I didn't. The Internet did it for me, and that was sort of the crazy plan I had. And I wasn't really convinced it was going to work, but there's no question in my mind that it did, and it continues to.

LAST QUESTION: AT PAX 2008, YOU RICKROLLED THE AUDIENCE. AT PAX 2009, YOU PERFORMED "MY MONKEY" AS "WIL WHEATON." HOW ARE YOU GOING TO TOP THAT THIS TIME? Quite honestly, I don't know yet. I'm runnin' scared. It's a lot of pressure. I've gotta outdo myself. Now you see the horrible burden of fame and success. There are a couple of things that are in the works. . . . We'll see if they pan out.

JONATHAN COULTON PLAYS PAX EAST MARCH 27

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