Very Thin Ice
April 24, 2019 2:20 PM   Subscribe

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Autotune the News, Schmoyoho a.k.a Andrew Gregory has traveled back in time to finish his duet with Katie Couric about Climate Change.

The duet started in Autotune the News #2, previously on metafilter
posted by vibratory manner of working (23 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
I remember Autotune the News #2 and the "very thin ice" section, which made me cry the first time I heard it -- not just for the message, but for the way it lifted off in a beautiful, haunting musical setting of the text. I bought the song and played it over and over...

Autotune #2 also had a section about gay marriage, and Sec State Clinton refusing to negotiate with pirates... but "very thin ice" was the transcendent bit.
posted by profreader at 2:34 PM on April 24, 2019 [4 favorites]

Same. Katie Coric autotunes so well. First thing i thought when saw the post title was "Autotune the News"
posted by ST!NG at 2:38 PM on April 24, 2019

I literally gasped out loud! I went to school with this dude, loved Autotune the News from the beginning, and STILL sing the OG Couric "verse" to myself on the regular. Lovely, hilarious, melodic at once. proreader: oh how perfect that "very thin ice" bit was! I cannot wait to get to some headphones and watch this.
posted by youarenothere at 4:13 PM on April 24, 2019 [4 favorites]

Yo, #2. Imma let you finish but #5 was one of the best autotunes of all time!!

(Seriously. That song gets stuck in my head more than any other. Me, atheist who wants borders to fall, has Joe Biden singing “God bless America!” stuck in her head for days at a time. *sob*)
posted by greermahoney at 4:28 PM on April 24, 2019 [8 favorites]

Soon, we all be gettin’ blessed by Joe Biden from spaaaace!

YT Link.

On preview, what greermahoney said. :-P
posted by darkstar at 4:32 PM on April 24, 2019 [1 favorite]

I knew I liked you, darkstar.
posted by greermahoney at 4:36 PM on April 24, 2019 [2 favorites]

It's the smoooooke, the smooooooke.

Sticks with you. Ten years???
posted by bunderful at 5:09 PM on April 24, 2019 [6 favorites]

I'm a real fan of #8. Joe Biden throwing down, a dragon chart, and those geese are cooked. (And even a little bit of very thin ice too.) Simpler times.
posted by BlahLaLa at 5:17 PM on April 24, 2019 [3 favorites]

#6 or GTFO, peeps. "Hell No, Hell No, Hell Nooooo!", "freedom, FREEDOM", etc. Their best mix in my view.
posted by ovvl at 5:32 PM on April 24, 2019 [4 favorites]

I have a chart.

I have a mullet.

I needed this. Thanks.
posted by jon1270 at 5:38 PM on April 24, 2019

Obama goes Ham is still in my rotation.
posted by Reyturner at 5:54 PM on April 24, 2019 [2 favorites]

Winston Churchill backed by a band from the future is one of my favorites.
posted by bunderful at 6:27 PM on April 24, 2019 [4 favorites]

Put me down as another #8 stan. The way all the pieces come together at the end is amazing.
posted by tocts at 7:09 PM on April 24, 2019

I was just telling one of my kids about these guys a couple of days ago.

*large heart emoji*
posted by wenestvedt at 7:17 PM on April 24, 2019

It's the smoooooooooooooooooooooooooke!
posted by WCityMike at 9:41 PM on April 24, 2019 [11 favorites]

If this kind of thing is your kind of thing you might also enjoy some of the contributions of Red Symons, who has been making them on and off since 2006.
posted by flabdablet at 4:51 AM on April 25, 2019 [1 favorite]

The 45 era has not been funny, but space force is such an earworm
posted by eustatic at 4:56 AM on April 25, 2019 [1 favorite]

Whoa, I didn't realize I had heard #5 before, but hearing it now took me right back to the summer ten years ago when I moved to the city where I live. It was such a good summer for silly pop music!

I was 22 then, and I'm 32 now, and my life is so much better than I could ever have imagined. Thinking about that, and seeing the juxtaposition of Andrew Gregory ten years ago and now in the anniversary video, is a lot more moving than I expected from this post. The march of time sure is a whole thing, apparently.
posted by ITheCosmos at 5:37 AM on April 25, 2019 [3 favorites]

#10. The other wall we must build: A Turtle Fence.
posted by mrmcsurly at 11:01 AM on April 26, 2019

Obama mike drop Could be about 2019
posted by growabrain at 11:01 PM on April 26, 2019

All the links in this thread are really wonderful if you’re lit
posted by growabrain at 11:28 PM on April 26, 2019

Bad hombres, nasty women
posted by growabrain at 11:41 PM on April 26, 2019

really wonderful if you’re lit

There are things we do not know
posted by flabdablet at 12:50 AM on April 27, 2019

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