Matt came to Studio 360 in 2014 from Louisville, Kentucky, where he was a features reporter for the Courier-Journal. There, he wrote about celebrity chefs, the world’s largest collection of poisonous snakes, and a former monk turned furniture maker to the presidents. He also taught courses on literary journalism, feature writing, and arts and culture reporting at Bellarmine University. Although he lived for four years in Louisville, he still doesn’t know how to bet on a horse race. His writing has appeared in Salon, The New York Observer, USA Today, the Detroit Free Press, The Rumpus and elsewhere. A former Studio 360 intern, Matt’s first piece for the show was on the design of that quintessential 1970s mode of transportation, the moped.
Kurt Gets Auto-Tuned
Friday, August 21, 2009 - 09:52 PM
Reports of the death of Auto-Tune are greatly exaggerated. This week on the show, we hear from the Gregory Brothers, a band that has turned the music industry's favorite note-correction software on TV newscasters and politicians. With their series of viral web videos "Auto-Tune the News," they've made divas out of talking heads.
Check out our story here:
While we were at it, we asked the Gregory Brothers if they could do their Auto-Tune magic on our own Kurt Andersen. Now, Kurt's not one to belt out tunes around the office. But the result, as you can hear below, is infectious (and a little bit stirring):
For an introduction to the Gregory Brothers' unusual genius, check out the video below.