The Aural Times - Singing the News So You Don't Have To
March 6, 2006 9:12 AM   Subscribe

My favorite so far: German Cat has Deadly Strain of Bird Flu
posted by dios at 9:13 AM on March 6, 2006

Actually, Homer Eagles Will Be Beggars No More might be my favorite. Can't decide.
posted by dios at 9:16 AM on March 6, 2006

I was expecting video with costumes and dancing girls and jazz hands. Bah.
posted by cillit bang at 9:20 AM on March 6, 2006

Hey! Awesome! God I hope the server doesn't melt.

cillit bang: there has been a terrible jazz-hands shortage lately which has delayed the launch of the dancing-girls routines. My apologies.
posted by cortex at 9:28 AM on March 6, 2006

and so of course I have to go to a meeting.
posted by cortex at 9:29 AM on March 6, 2006

This just makes me miss Ambrosia Sings the News that Air America Radio used to do.
posted by Space Coyote at 9:29 AM on March 6, 2006

Brilliant! I can't imagine how much time this must suck up. I bet if I didn't spend so much time reading Metafilter, I might be able to come up with something as tenth as cool.
posted by ewagoner at 10:27 AM on March 6, 2006

posted by shoepal at 10:49 AM on March 6, 2006

cute, but different stories should be in different styles of metal for the South Dakota story, and bhangra or Bollywood for Bush's trip...
posted by amberglow at 10:52 AM on March 6, 2006

ewagoner: so far it's been about 3-5 hours of work per issue, depending mostly on the song -- the rest of the content goes pretty quickly.

amberglow: I might get more directly thematic as time passes, but right now I've been just sort of madly getting my legs and trying different things in general. Once I stop discovering new miniature workflow catastrophes every single issue, I'll have a little more room to stretch my legs, as it were.
posted by cortex at 11:02 AM on March 6, 2006

i prefer to hear my news from drunken hookers
posted by 29 at 12:23 PM on March 6, 2006

Yes, but drunken hookers prefer to hear their news from The Aural Times. Vicious cycle; you can't escape.
posted by cortex at 12:28 PM on March 6, 2006

These are really fun, and brightened my day. Can't wait for the next ones.
posted by jrb223 at 1:35 PM on March 6, 2006

This is great. Maybe not drunken hooker great, but great.
posted by arto at 5:43 PM on March 6, 2006

posted by riffola at 10:13 PM on March 28, 2006

I just stumbled on this post thanks to the relevent MetaTalk thread. Cortex, you are now up there with Jonathon Coulton on my list of Favorite Internet-Based Musicians.
posted by yankeefog at 8:44 AM on March 29, 2006

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