Thursday, July 28, 2011

To songify life

I posted a couple “Auto-Tune the News” videos from the Gregory Brothers, the last one just over two years ago. They’re now doing a bunch of different things, and the video above is an example of that.

Above is their latest video, “Best NASCAR Prayer Ever”. It was a real prayer that somehow got—ahem!—off track. Here, it’s gone completely around the bend.

They say of this comedy project, “The Gregory Brothers transform non-songs into the songs that the cosmos originally intended them to be.” The results are funny, often hilarious, but without being gratuitously cruel. Usually, they’re kind of silly. This appeals to me.

They also have an iPhone app called, oddly “Songify” which will take ordinary speech and “songify” it (as mentioned at the end of this video). I downloaded the app, and it’s a lot of fun. I used it to record people at a family gathering this weekend, and while the results weren’t as good as songs “songified” by the Gregory Brothers, they were still fun and funny.

An older video, “Can't Hug Every Cat”, is below. They took an actual eHarmony video and “songified” it. As I write this, it’s been viewed over 4.2 million times.

Anyway, I needed a little break, a sort of midweek diversion.

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