Jonathan Mann’s Rock Cookie Bottom

Published June 12, 2009 by Graham


Jonathan Mann is the artist formerly known as GameJew: a moniker under which he waxed poetic about his favorite video games, created The Mario Opera, was the first person to buy a Wii on the West Coast, and infamously tracked down Nintendo guru Shigeru Miyamoto to sing him a ballad. Lately, he’s stepped outside the gaming world to take on a new project: writing a song a day in 2009 on his site Rock Cookie Bottom.

The tunes are adorable and nerdy, sometimes sentimental and frequently danceable. Whether Mann’s singing about vampire housecats, gay gladiators, Paul Krugman, or Saved by the Bell, your first instinct will undoubtedly be to tap your foot and sing along. While not every song is destined to become a platinum hit, Mann relies on the 70/20/10 rule: 70% of his output will be just okay, 20% will suck, and 10% of the songs he writes will actually be rad. So over the course of one year, he’ll end up with at least 36 rad songs! This Tuesday’s song, his 161st, definitely falls into the rad category: it’s an infectuous, exhilerating tribute to Where the Wild Things Are. Check it out!

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One comment so far

  1. knittymom says:

    You’re right. That was definitely rad!