Monday, July 13, 2009

Videos of the Day

UPDATE: below

I rarely watch or recommend YouTube videos. But what "Auto-Tune The News" does with Katie Couric and Joe Biden is an exception; try number 4, number 2 and number 6.


From the July 19th Washington Examiner:
Gregory Brothers: Which pol is best 'unintentional singer'?
By: Jeff Dufour and Kiki Ryan

You know the Gregory Brothers have made it big when they're not just using C-SPAN for raw material, but rather appearing on the political junkies' favorite network.

The brothers for the uninitiated, have created a web sensation with their remixed, mashed-up videos of politicians and talking heads, called "Auto Tune in the News."

"We had a feeling that if Paris Hilton had a recording contract, then why couldn't our nation's leaders, Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner, have their own recording contracts and pop careers?" asked Evan Gregory, as he appeared on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" on Friday.

He explained how he, his wife and his two brothers mine C-SPAN for content. From there, it's a matter of determining "who is going to be the best unintentional singer" (Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., seems to be a popular choice, as are Pelosi and Boehner). Then, "we take their speaking voices and tune them to pseudo-singing voices," said using the infamous Auto-Tune software, which creates a robotic effect on the voice (for reference, think late period Cher).
(via reader Paul P.)


Carl said...

I can't believe I'm the only one who loves these.

OBloodyHell said...

Didn't do much for me.

Certainly not as much as Literal Videos --

(the best ones seem to be the ones from dascott)

Total Eclipse of the Heart

White Wedding

Making Love Out of Nothing at All

Under The Bridge

Anything For Love

Daydream Believer

Boys of Summer

Harden My Heart