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One Christmas at a Time

This year's holiday season will be the most original one in years. Because here is One Christmas at a time, a full album of original Christmas songs by John Roderick and Jonathan Coulton.
That's ten original Christmas songs (actually one of them is a Chanukah song, so OK, nine).

The music is on sale in all your favorite online stores, but the signed CD and deluxe gift box edition are only available on the special website for a limited time starting November 8. This holiday season, you CAN buy happiness.

Here's a little preview:

» One Christmas at a Time website

John Roderick shows with Keane in UK and Ireland

John Roderick will be joining his friends Keane for three shows. These are the first European shows for John in a couple of years, so this is a unique opportunity!
The shows in Edinburgh and Dublin on 19 and 21 November have sold out already, but as we write this, tickets are still available for the 22 November show in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
» Check out the Keane website for more info

John Roderick & Friends at the Showbox, 29 October

John Roderick and friends will host an evening at The Showbox. A night of music and comedy, starring Merlin Mann, John Hodgman, Scott Simpson and Jonathan Coulton.

What to expect? "It's going to be like Sammy, Frank, and Dean at the Sands in '63, except with more classy dames, more roulette, more Lincoln Continentals, hotter tunes, funnier jokes, and better suits."

Tickets for this 29 October show are on sale now.

Roderick, Hodgman, Coulton, Mann, Simpson at SIC 2012

A very special variety show will take place at the Seattle Interactive Conference this year: John will be joined by his good friends John Hodgman, Jonathan Coulton, Scott Simpson as well as RotL co-conspirator Merlin Mann for an afternoon of music, hilarity and nerdpower on Monday October 29th at the Washington State Convention Center. Please visit the SIC website for more information.

John teaching at MaxFunCon East

John will be hosting a storytelling workshop at MaxFunCon East in Pacono Manor, PA from October 26th-28th. For more information on tickets, times and places please visit the MaxFunCon homepage.

TLW live track on TIG Mix CD

As part of their 10th anniversary celebrations, Three imaginary Girls have released a limited edition zine and mix CD featuring rare and exclusive tracks, among them the live version of Scared Straight from Adam Pranica's Live at the Showbox DVD.
Also, congratulations to Seattle's Sparkly Indie Pop Press on 10 years of awesomeness, and a heartfelt Thank You! for the continuous support: As you can see in this nifty infographic, The Long Winters have been mentioned no less than 710 times on!

JoCoCruise2 videos

A video account from the second JoCoCruise is now up on Youtube. John Roderick playing on a cruise ship - again! Complete with ukelele tuning and different line-ups to suit each song.

Seattle Rock Orchestra performs The Beatles

John Roderick will join the Seattle Rock Orchestra on May 12 and 13 for a performance of The Beatles’ Rubber Soul and Revolver in their entirety. Both shows will take place at the Moore Theatre. » Read more

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