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Tayser Abuhamdeh doesn’t have what most people would call an exciting job. “Eventually I started opening up, saying random things, telling jokes and laughing at my own jokes.He works behind the counter at a deli in Brooklyn, a small shop that does a brisk business in snacks, coffee, and cigarettes. I started to act like people were there watching, and that’s when they showed up.” Abuhamdeh’s routine was subtle.
So that made it impossible to do anything involving shooting the band live.
In June of last year, on a whim and mostly out of boredom, Abuhamdeh mounted his phone next to the register and began to broadcast his day on You Now, a live streaming service. People would walk up and pay, he would ring them up, and then as they left, nail them with a zinger spoken to the camera.
But I was nervous, I felt like there were people watching. It was weird.” After a few weeks of broadcasting he began to find his rhythm.
We spoke to Kawamura and Kirkland about the webcam concept, the challenges of working with a cast spread around the world and more. Kawamura: I'm friends with the lead singer and guitarist from the old days, so they joined forces in about 2002 and I was already into design and started working on their album covers.
I made their first video and Hal and I did the second one when we started working together in Amsterdam.