Boom Monkey

For Christmas, Misty’s mom got me a set of boomwhackers. They’re pitched plastic tubes — think handbells for people too nerdy to play handbells. After I got them, I had fun playing various simple songs for Eli. Then I started wondering: could I do something more complex with them?

The result, through a chain of reasoning I will not attempt to reproduce: Boom Monkey, a cover of Jonathan Coulton’s Code Monkey. The vocals are his; I did the arrangement and played the instruments, where by “instruments” I mean “boomwhackers and a shaker”. Boom Monkey is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 US license. You can either download the mp3 or listen to it below.


Update: By request, I’ve made a separate instrumental version of the song.