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Actor / EntertainerWe are The Gregory Brothers, the creators of 'Auto-Tune the News' and 'Songify This.' We traveled around the world to make songs with musicians from foreign countries. It's our new show called Song Voyage - AMA!

Dec 14th 2016 by crazydakka • 12 Questions • 141 Points

EDIT: headed to rehearsal now, thanks for stopping by--high fives from ny!! will check back in later in case there are belated questions we miss

If you know us, it's probably because you've seen an episode of "Auto-Tune the News" or "Songify This!" Including the Double Rainbow Song, the Bed Intruder Song, and 8 years of other YouTube videos we've posted to /schmoyoho and /thegregorybrothers.

But we just made a new, very different thing! It's called Song Voyage, and it premieres today, Wednesday, December 14 on YouTube. Catch new episodes every other week on our YouTube and Facebook channels, as well as The STATION by MAKER YouTube and Facebook channels. Each episode follows us as we travel to a new country – Australia to Japan, Mongolia, the Philippines, South Korea, and Vietnam – where we bumble through the native customs while writing a song and recording a music video with a local musician. You can also download all the new original songs from the series on iTunes.

Find the first episode of Song Voyage here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYxP4z2Heks&feature=youtu.be

get all of our songs for $2/month here: https://www.patreon.com/gregorybrothers

If you miss us here, holler at us later on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram Ask us anything!

michael is /u/shmoyoho

evan is /u/evanisloveevanislife

andrew is /u/crazydakka

sarah is taking care of her and evan's infant twins

Proof: https://twitter.com/gregorybrothers/status/808790382066733056

Q:

Do you plan on continuing auto tuning the news during this current administration? Additionally your auto tuning about the legalization of pot is brilliant.

A:

yes, we do! all the videos we made in the SONGIFY 2016 we see as being part of the series really...but excited to go back to Songify the News where we have to weave together a couple pieces. // did you see Junkie Einstein's non-autotuned take on legalization? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Urx21kpsB40


Q:

conf call, awwww yeahhhhhhh

A:

hey folks, michael, evan, & andrew (me) are gonna be answering questions - michael is /u/shmoyoho, evan is /u/evanisloveevanislife


Q:

i'm going rogue with my own proof

A:

bold


Q:

also difficult to say whether a beleaguered manatee can swim underneath a yacht.

A:

why build a fence for turtles when you can build a fence for men? /u/PneumaticPtarmigan is referencing Pete Hoekstra in Auto-Tune the News #10, one of best eps ever https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qizNQKzatXA


Q:

When we build that fence, we shall pay our rents!

A:

oh wait oh wait, nm, someone did, here is a video of it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9de0npGME6E


Q:

yes-

(1) i despise skim milk; get it out of my face

(2) when the milk is gone, i feel like my spirit and power is drained

so, yeah, there's enough there for a tv movie to say 'based on a truethingmaybelolyeahrightayyy

A:

is skim milk even milk


Q:

What was the rough timeline for that episode? Planning, writing, shooting? A month? 6 weeks? How'd you find the two rappers and the motorcycle guy?

A:

we shot this episode in 5 or 6 days. the whole trip took was a little under 6 weeks to 6 countries to make 6 episodes. we were able to do it so fast mostly because of great planning by our fantastic co-creators, Portal A, who produced the show. They were in touch with all the musicians in advance so we were able to plan the song some in advance as well. Although there were lots of hotel recording sessions. Gotta call the front desk and ask for extra pillows.


Q:

holy shit that's a crazy schedule

you must've gone through 17 to 34 pairs of flip flops

A:

tbh don't wear flops when you're carrying camera gear and running around, but also i own awesome flip flops that can take a lot of wear and tear


Q:

bc all 3 of us play ultimate

A:

we can wreck some chumps in a 3v3 pick-up park game


Q:

Do the Gregory Brothers have a preferred board game to play together?

A:

evan & I have been known to play Dominion against each other on cross country flights. if we are in a bigger family setting Anomia is a big winner.


Q:

underneath a tree that's about to get uprooted

A:

i would like to know where the gold's at.


Q:

hello again!

like the rest of humankind, we're huge fans of Weird Al so it was a nirvanic experience and he crushed it with his performance (even though it's too bad his performance opened a portal to Hades®)

A:

it was basically a dream come true because he is a hero to all musicians and all comedians. he was an incredible pro, knocked the singing & the video out beyond anything we could've expected. we also owe Nice Peter of ERB a huge shoutout because he shot it all because it had to be done in LA.