The whole set of ground rules for artist/audience interaction has changed, of course, here in the 21st century, and it's nice to see artists adapting. Unsurprisingly, it's the artists who've been around the longest -- who've figured out over many years what it takes to attract and retain an audience -- who've been adapting best.
So I'm not surprised that Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer have followed They Might Be Giants into the world of video podcasting. Yep, if you go to their new Song Shop Podcast page, you'll find the first in what is promised to be an ongoing series of video podcasts. The first episode (also available on iTunes) features "Better When We Sing It Together," general clucking mirth, and a handful of chicken-related puns. If the production values aren't of the highest quality, they're considerably better than the production values of my -- non-existent -- videopodcast.