Got good chords? Got stuff to bitch about? The first official U.S.-based Complaints Choir is forming in Chicago, and they’ll be debuting on Nov. 3. The Complaints Choir is performance art — people send in their complaints about life, the world, the environment, whatever’s pissing them off, and then everyone gets together and makes a song out of them.
Think the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for cynics, or at least people who are fed up with all the crap. A lot of the complaints have eco-themes — the Finnish version of the choir notes that we’ve chopped down all the trees to make toilet paper, yet there’s never any when you’re on the can. And the punctuating line of this number from the British choir bemoans that “Life’s going down the loo.”
Check them out in Russian and Finnish, too.