Yes, an interesting topic.
While I agree that the artist generally creates for him/herself, I can also see that feedback from fans could spark new ideas. On the other hand, it could completely squash whatever creativity was there to begin with. (I'm not even going to get into originality and copyright issues.) There are a couple of TED videos about creativity that address this, but I don't have links handy.
One thing I like about the JoCo community is that there is a wide variety of new (to me) artists to discover. If you like JoCo, maybe you'll like John Roderick, or the Doubleclicks, or John Hodgman, or David Rees. (Obviously not restricting myself to a single medium.) There are enough paths to keep me occupied until the next album (or whatever) is released.
Getting a bit off-topic, I saw the Mercury 2 capusle that carried Ham less than two weeks ago. And I would totally buy an album filled with songs about space animals. If I liked it.
the brand new JoCo album featuring acoustic covers of the songs that inspired the graphic novel is being mastered even as we chat and will be delivered shortly!
That's my understanding. I think I saw something, maybe one of the Kickstarter updates, that he was going to try to get some guests on some of the tracks. Or something like that.
Oh, there's also the new Code Monkey Save World song.
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