One of my new faves is YouTube phenoms Pomplamoose, a musical duo composed of Nataly Dawn and Jack Conte. On their YouTube channel, they post what they call “VideoSongs,” quick and dirty (tho still quite professional) videos of them performing songs in their home studio. VideoSongs have two rules: 1. What you see is what you hear, and 2. If you hear it, at some point you see it (no hidden sounds). I love the sense you get of them using all of these modern musical and A/V tools to do creative, improvisational work that they can instantly share with the world. What fun.

PomplamooseMusic Channel

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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