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Tuesday, December 19, 2006
The Globe is reading my blog?
In an odd bit of synchronicity, yesterday's Globe highlighted the Helsinki Complaints Choir, which is my new favorite thing.
A Finnish-German artist couple has formed The Complaints Choir of Helsinki, reports The Guardian. Tellervo Kalleinen and her husband Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen asked visitors to an arts festival to submit their complaints about life, then set the idea to music. "Why is the cord of the vacuum cleaner always too short?" the choir sings. "You can't get rich by working and love doesn't last forever . . . going to work every morning and coming home every night, eventually you lose your mind . . . the employment agency only needs Java programmers . . . tramline three smells of pee . . ." and then a rousing chorus of "It's not fair! It's not fair!"
(or the Guardian is reading my blog)
No link to YouTube? Bad Globe, no choir for you.
Globe and Mail - Social Studies - December 18, 2006
My favorite complaints from the choir? "My dreams are boring" followed by "Reference numbers are too long".