I take this opportunity to champion the cause of the youth of Norway, represented in this clip by is something of an international YouTube celebrity, Lasse Gjertsen. At least he is considered as such in his home country, where we are suckers for any news that Norwegians are being recognised abroad. I want to highlight Gjertsen's clip "Amateur" for two sets of reasons: First, it's clever, and fun. a real attention-grabber. It pretty much has what you tend to expect of distributed and shared digital video clips. Consider merely the exquisite drumstick fumble as he counts up, the triangle, and the cigarette. The very idea of constructing a musical performance via timeline editing, and the facility to actually pull it off, is crafty enough to get my vote. Secondly, the clip has interesting things to say about a current research interest of mine, media participation by "ordinary people" and the encounter between professionals and non-professionals via media. At the very end of the clip, Gjertsen states that he plays neither the drums nor the piano. False modesty is probably involved here, since at the very least Gjertsen needs to be a musically gifted person to put together something like this. Given that he evidently also has a knack with editing software, this raises the question of precisely what it is that separates the media professionals from the media amateurs nowadays.