acebauer (acebauer) wrote,
acebauer
acebauer

It sucks? Join a choir.

Complaints choirs are popping up everywhere!  Participants list all the things, great and small, that bother them, put them to music and perform  their composition. The choirs have been organized around the world and many of the performances have been posted on the web. Most are subtitled, and many are harmonious. My favorite is the Helsinki Complaints Choir, but the Complaints Choir of Birmingham and the St. Petersburg Complaints Choir also ranked. Complaints choirs also come from Gabriola Island, Hamburg, Poikkilaakso School (an elementary school in Finland), Budapest, Singapore, Juneau Alaska, Sointula (on Northern Vancouver Island), Chicago, and one was created using the listeners of the national CBC radio show, As It Happens. There are many more.

What amazes me is that although many of the complaints are place-specific, so many of them apply anywhere in the world.

Do you have a complaint?

(Thanks to Irene Delse for the link to the Helsinki Choir.)

UPDATE: You can see a map of complaint choirs around the world at this site. Wow!
Tags: links, music
Subscribe

  • Moving

    I will not longer be using this space for my blog. For news and other bloggy things, come visit me at http://acebauer.com/blog/

  • I will be at Boskone 52

    I'm excited to announce that I will appearing be at this year’s Boskone, Friday, Feb. 13 through Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Westin Waterfront…

  • It's okay to write terrible stories

    Though this is about picture books, this holds true for all writing: It's Okay to Write Terrible Stories. (If you write, or wish to: go,…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments