There's an article in The Age today, You Too Can Be a Star, about the phenomena of bedroom popstars miming on webcams to well known songs.
Good to see that all the old favourites are there, Barbie Girl-Lynne and Tessa and BackDorm Boys, but also a bit disappointing because it means there's not much new coming through.
I like this one, I Wanna Hold Your Hand.
And it begs the question what makes a good webcam (or video) mime.
You can clearly see that the BackDorm Boys, Lynne and Tessa from Barbie Girl, all have something in common, but what is it? Partly, they can mime, know the words, and the nuances of the song, but there's something else isn't there?
It's fun to search on YouTube for a single song, and check out some of the versions. Try "Barbie Girl" as a search on YouTube and see what it throws up.
This version is very very weird, Barbie Girl - Lazytown.
My kids who are nearly 3 and 5, love the YouTube experience of say, Barbie Girl, and they don't/can't distinguish too much between visual versions of the audio. Similarly, they get used to the visual, and you can play any old crap synched to a recognisable visual. What the hell am I going on about?
Well check this out, The Wiggles visual synched with Gangsta!! Jay who is aged 2 loves it, because he thinks it's Toot Toot Chugga Chugga Big Red Car.
What kind of parent am I!!