Jonathan Coulton and the Zendrum

When I saw Jonathan Coulton perform, at one point he pulled out this weird triangular MIDI controller called a Zendrum. It reminded me of the Synthaxe Drumitar that Future Man used to use when playing with Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, and indeed, looking at the web page for the company, I found out that the Zendrum creator was inspired by Future Man’s creation. The Zendrum’s got little drum pads across it that you trigger with your finger, and is totally the kind of drum kit that I, an avowed keyboardist with strap envy, would play.

Anyway, the song that Jonathan Coulton played with it…well, you need to see it. Thanks to the wonders of YouTube, now you can!