xtranormal mandolin

Those cute little xtranormal bears have been employed to give voice to just about every imaginable topic under the sun. Using a clever text-to-speak interface on their site, anyone can create a video with two characters engaging in conversation.

Extranormal user Mandoboy has a couple new ones that are hilarious – even if you aren’t a mandomaniac yourself. First up is this common discussion between a traditional and modern 8-stringer…

And a conversation between a mandolinist and a non-mando type…

Not to be outdone, John McGann (mandolin professor at Berklee) has his own take on the trad vs. modern mando debate.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.