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The Sideshow is a daily podcast featuring funny songs by up and coming comedy music acts.
||AutoSake: The Unauthorized Auto-Tune vs. Vocoder Story by Tyler Zahnke||It's the same old story, for Heap's sake! You've probably heard it a billion times, especially if you are in the music industry: "Insert name of singer/rapper here can't sing! He just uses Auto-Tune or a vocoder to make it sound like he can sing!" Also, there are people who prefer a vocoder, the neat robovoice effect used in Imogen Heap's Hide and Seek, Disney's Main Street Electrical Parade, and several songs by Electric Light Orchestra, Mr. Roboto by Stix, and even bits of the soundtrack to A Clockwork Orange, or Auto-Tune, the more modern-sounding robovoice effect used by Cher, T-Pain, and pretty much everyone else in the studio these days. This technology fascinated me so much that I did a bit in 2012 about what would happen if a petition to ban Auto-Tune got enough support. Would the vocoder that ELO and Stix used get banned too? I don't think so; it sounds like a robot in more of a comical way than Auto-Tune does, though both have been very funny in different situations on YouTube. Note: No vocoders or Auto-Tune were used in the production of this bit; this bit is about these technologies, but does not utilize them, except for the comically-placed short Cher clips played over a tiny speaker.||25 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Ardrana Song by Tyler Zahnke||This sing-along camp song, or science fiction/fantasy convention song, whichever you think it is is about the gaming world of Ardrana, one of the lesser-known settings used for Dungeons and Dragons. It has such a well-written story that you'd think it would be as popular as Dragonlance or Planescape. So, in this hand-clappin', foot-stompin' song, I try to get this extremely well-written masterpiece of roleplaying game fantasy into the limelight.||21 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Bouillon Girl by Blaydeman||Parody of "Go On Girl" on Ne-Yo. A story of love lost... and Asian soup products.||15 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Boycott Bing--Because It's No Good by David Tanny||Bing stands for "But It's Not Google". More like "But It's No Good" to me! Bing canceled my account for some mysterious reason about their TOS violation which they won't explain.||10 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||It's Not 'Or No', It's 'Or Not' by David Tanny||This song addresses a problem in the way the people ask a question.||26 6 2015||Free||View In iTunes|