31 Days Of Music: “Things You Think”

Three of my favourite things coming together in one song: Ben Folds, Nick Hornby and Pomplamoose. The result is pretty magical and funny.

The video above is a VideoSong, a Youtube medium that Pomplamoose has been fooling around with for a couple years now. I don’t know if they invented it exactly but they’ve been the key online pioneers/popularizers. There are two rules for a VideoSong:

1. What you see is what you hear (no lip-syncing for instruments or voice).
2. If you hear it, at some point you see it (no hidden sounds).

You can check out Pomplamoose’s other work on their Youtube page. (“Hail Mary,” “Little Things,” and “If You Think You Need Some Lovin'” are particularly awesome tracks.)

I stumbled upon them last Xmas when they put out “Always In The Season” which should already be a classic holiday tune playing in every department store in the land. But it’s not which is yet more proof there is no justice in the universe.

As for the Hornby/Folds end of things…. they collaborated on an album together called Lonely Avenue and “Things You Think” is the iTunes bonus track from it.

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  1. A band called the Angry Petunias recorded an entire album that way about 15 years ago, directly to Hi-Fi VHS.

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