Words on World Music

These are a few of the cutest damn things


Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Well since when did CBS get so morally upstanding? A leaked letter to Grammy Award attendees from the network insisted, “Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered… Thong-type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare flesh under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack,”

I’m guessing that last part applied to the guys as well. But, seriously, what other good reason is there for watching this annual music crapfest? Well, when as it so often does, television lets us down, there’s always that bastion of the video bite, the internet. Because while it’s tough to slap lipstick on a 3 and a half hour TV pig, it’s really hard to screw up 3 minutes on You Tube.

That’s where I discovered The Australian Voices and their choral ode to joy of super cute animal videos called, “The Nine Cutest Things That Ever Happened”. Under the direction of choirmaster Gordon Hamilton, the skilled Australian Voices set some of the cutest animal videos of all time to a serious piece of classical composition. Only the lyrics, a simple descriptive narration of each ‘aw shucks’ moment give the satire away. Had the words been in Latin and not accompanying frolicking lambs and bathing baby elephants it would be positively high brow. Click the link, The Australian Voices and add to its virality.

It’s cuter than Carly Rae Jepson and Rhianna combined and the best part? It will only take up 3 minutes of your valuable time.

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