Video: The horrifically bad Microsoft Songsmith commercial; Update: "Runnin' with the Devil"

They specialize in freaky-awful ads. Why should this be different?

The concept’s not horrible in principle, actually. If the software’s geared to the ‘tween demographic, which is how it looks, there are worse marketing strategies than pitching this as a sort of “High School Musical 4.” But, er … why’s there only one kid in the video, then? And what’s with Ozzie and Harriet at the end?

Exit question: That’s not really a MacBook Pro, is it? Dude.

Update: Want to hear what it does with one of David Lee Roth’s most famous vocals? Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.