My name is Jenni Powell. Some of you know me from my work on the first few episodes of BlackBoxTV. I also wrote for Tubefilter and have been a huge fan of YouTube and web series since 2006. Phil asked me to work with him on a project that would share with The Nation some of the artists and creators on YouTube that you may not have had a chance to check out yet…including ones suggested by you.
When beginning this project, Phil and I were bouncing around ideas on what format it could take and the discussion lead to video interviews. He wanted to know a creator I thought would be interesting to introduce that had a unique voice that people may or may not be familiar with. Without hesitation, I said, “George Watsky.”