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March 23, 2013 9:32 AM   Subscribe

The Sydney Symphony held a contest for its Facebook fans to find the best lyrics for the Carmina Burana. The winner - Ode to Sleep Deprived Parents
posted by pjern (11 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Man, when I see something like this all I can think is what a treat it must have been for the contest winner, Matthew Hodge -- like, you agonize over a silly little filking project for a few hours, and send it off into the Internet void, and suddenly an entire choir of accomplished singers is bringing it to life on YouTube.

Good for him, seriously.
posted by Narrative Priorities at 9:38 AM on March 23, 2013 [2 favorites]


Meh-I bet he had enough material for the whole album. :-D
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 9:42 AM on March 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


The best piece of parenting advice I ever got from my own mother was, don't ask the question if you don't want to know the answer.
posted by drlith at 10:11 AM on March 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


I love how many of those singers have just the slightest tiny twitch at the corner of their mouth, like they're trying so hard not to bust straight out laughing.
posted by dersins at 10:22 AM on March 23, 2013


That's wonderful.

Speaking of O Fortuna, misheard lyrics for the original.
posted by rmd1023 at 10:25 AM on March 23, 2013 [9 favorites]


The winner's prosody leaves something to be desired.
posted by ReeMonster at 11:01 AM on March 23, 2013 [2 favorites]


Speaking of Carmina Burana, I recently found on YT the full version of that wild 1975 European Television production, which took me quite by surprise when I saw it on CBC-TV in my youth...
posted by ovvl at 12:03 PM on March 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


Amazing! A parenting related post where we made it at least five comments without someone saying, "this is why I'm glad I'm not a parent"!
posted by tylerkaraszewski at 1:41 PM on March 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


this is why I'm glad I'm not a parent :P
posted by Diag at 2:03 PM on March 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


That was hilarious. Brilliant!

I love how many of those singers have just the slightest tiny twitch at the corner of their mouth, like they're trying so hard not to bust straight out laughing.

I want to see the blooper reel.
posted by homunculus at 5:01 PM on March 23, 2013


I love the way they intone their R's.
posted by Joe in Australia at 7:11 PM on March 23, 2013


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