Wednesday, December 13, 2006

The unholiest of nights

I've often thought that a virtuoso performance of Verdi's Requiem can make a believer out of an atheist.

Now, courtesy of The Sneeze, I've found a song that will do the opposite.

(There's a streaming audio button you can hit, but which is barely visible in Firefox. It's right above the words 'or download the mp3.')

Merry Freakin' Christmas.

UPDATE!! The antidote, courtesy of Xmas Xtravaganza. The angel's name is Antonique Smith. It's a Christmas miracle.

Another Update: The bad 'O Holy Night,' with zombies. (I actually find it funnier to hear the song without visuals, but Your Mileage May Vary.)

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OMG! It is truly horrible! What a combination of awfuls! A voiceworse than mine coupled with an attempt to sing like Elvis.


Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 12/13/2006 8:43 AM

It's blissfully bad, and just keeps getting better/worse as it goes along, right down to the extra breath taken on the last note. I haven't laughed like that in a week.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 12/13/2006 9:26 AM

Oh dear. I especially like the sudden octave-or-so downshift at the end, with the exact same result you get when you downshift badly in a standard-transmission car.

I almost baled after 20 seconds but I'm more or less glad I hung in until the end. It is one of my favorite holiday songs and I always like to see how the high note at the end gets handled. Although in this case it was not so much handled as thrown through a plate-glass window.

Posted by: Blogger Dave S. at 12/13/2006 12:49 PM

I don't dare listen to it if it has sudden octave changes. I updated my blog about why I felt so lousy yesterday if you'd like to know why I am avoiding sounds right now.:-) Oh, and Merry Freaking Christmas to you too Jeri.

Posted by: Blogger Unknown at 12/13/2006 1:25 PM

OMG, Kathy! How terrible. Hope you're feeling better today. {{hugs}}

That definitely "beats" my MRI horror story where they "accidentally" left Brooks & Dunn playing in my headphones. I think the tech was a country music fan and didn't like the way I blanched when she rattled off B&D on the list of choices.

The funny thing was, by the end of the procedure, Brooks & Dunn was starting to sound pretty good. Which was when I decided that MRI actually stood for Mutant Retard Inducer.

Wow, I just listened to that O Holy Night rendition again, and I'm left with an endorphin rush like the one I get after eating Green Thai Curry. It's the pain!

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 12/13/2006 1:50 PM

Aside from a bad headache I'm fine today. And I feel your pain. Brooks & Dunn. Yuck!

Posted by: Blogger Unknown at 12/13/2006 4:33 PM

While everyone's going on about that amazingly bad performance, I thought I'd thank you for the link to the antidote. Glorious.

Oh, and I agree about the Verdi.

Posted by: Blogger Greg! at 12/21/2006 7:56 PM

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