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(YouTube)   What happens when 38 white dudes from Kentucky try to do an a capella rendition of Michael Jackson's "Thriller"? It doesn't suck quite as much as one might expect   ( youtube.com) divider line
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2014-07-18 09:26:29 AM  
I'm familiar with misleading headlines on Fark. White dudes from Kentucky tend to not have all that much talent.

/Hi, Drew!
 
2014-07-18 10:15:27 AM  
Fastest cessation of applause mid performance I've heard from something that wasn't a recording.
 
2014-07-18 11:56:29 AM  
Actually it sucks about as much as I expected it to.
 
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2014-07-18 12:07:41 PM  
No.
It doesn't suck quite as much as one would suspect.
It sucks more.
 
2014-07-18 12:46:56 PM  
I don't think I've ever witnessed an event that better defines "suck".
 
2014-07-18 12:49:39 PM  
Someone should edit Wikipedia and link this video to their definition of "Suck."
 
2014-07-18 01:03:51 PM  
Note to submitter, when sharing new forms of music with the uneducated, make sure to provide example that has not been shot on a camera phone in 30 rows back. Maybe a professional camera, mounted on a tripod, with a separate audio feed that comes straight off the mics being used on stage?
 
2014-07-18 01:26:40 PM  
I made it through about 30 seconds. Then I moved to later in the video. Do they ever pick up the tempo? Not interested enough to find out. Sounded like some kind of middle ages monastery chant,
 
2014-07-18 01:36:35 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: Note to submitter, when sharing new forms of music with the uneducated, make sure to provide example that has not been shot on a camera phone in 30 rows back. Maybe a professional camera, mounted on a tripod, with a separate audio feed that comes straight off the mics being used on stage?

Subby here. While there is much better video of them doing the same act later at the International Convention (in which they scored in the Top Ten, IIRC), it's copyrighted. This was the only one available on YouTube and I just happened to see it (they also did "Man in the Mirror" as the first song in that set).

To the haters (such as spittman), be sure to watch it all before you judge. Some pretty decent stagecraft happens starting about halfway through.
 
2014-07-18 01:53:13 PM  

COMALite J: copyright


The downfall of all stage performers. Broadway used to record their shows before talkies came around and then quit. Absurd mentality that hobbles itself from gaining wide exposure to protect IP that few will ever see.
 
2014-07-18 01:53:57 PM  
subby, i trust you have been around long enough to know that any music related submission is going to generate more vitriol than appreciation.

Having said that, since I'm not an MJ fan, the bar was set pretty low to begin with, thus i find your assessment quite accurate.  Take that however you want.
 
2014-07-18 02:13:34 PM  

COMALite J: InterruptingQuirk: Note to submitter, when sharing new forms of music with the uneducated, make sure to provide example that has not been shot on a camera phone in 30 rows back. Maybe a professional camera, mounted on a tripod, with a separate audio feed that comes straight off the mics being used on stage?
Subby here. While there is much better video of them doing the same act later at the International Convention (in which they scored in the Top Ten, IIRC), it's copyrighted. This was the only one available on YouTube and I just happened to see it (they also did "Man in the Mirror" as the first song in that set).

To the haters (such as spittman), be sure to watch it all before you judge. Some pretty decent stagecraft happens starting about halfway through.


I appreciate being called out specifically from among the haters. I tried it again and still didn't care for it.

 

InterruptingQuirk: Note to submitter, when sharing new forms of music with the uneducated, make sure to provide example that has not been shot on a camera phone in 30 rows back. Maybe a professional camera, mounted on a tripod, with a separate audio feed that comes straight off the mics being used on stage?


I generally like these types of performances. This particular one didn't work for me. I do believe the sound quality of the video has something to do with it.
 
2014-07-18 03:02:12 PM  
It's kinda cool... Not the best I've ever seen, but not bad at all. The costume changes were cool.

That said, I only saw 33 people, and a couple didn't really look like white guys, but I couldn't tell for sure. First glance at the headline, and 38 White Guys From Kentucky made me think we were gonna see some burning crosses.
 
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2014-07-18 03:29:47 PM  
Never liked Yankovic.  Never saw any humor in any of his work.
 
2014-07-18 04:10:23 PM  
Sounds like 10 Barbershop Quartettes were battling it out at once, and even then, 2 people chickened out and refused to come on stage.

Every time they clapped I was looking for who tripped and fell (got pushed) off stage... WTF were they clapping for? Stopped watching after no one fell after 2nd round of claps...
 
2014-07-18 04:22:13 PM  

Bf+: Never liked Yankovic.  Never saw any humor in any of his work.


*snert*
 
2014-07-18 04:58:53 PM  
www.fakebands.com
 
2014-07-18 05:59:04 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: COMALite J: copyright

The downfall of all stage performers. Broadway used to record their shows before talkies came around and then quit. Absurd mentality that hobbles itself from gaining wide exposure to protect IP that few will ever see.

You're preaching to the choir Barbershop chorus here. Copyright should be knocked back to its original duration, nature (opt-in instead of opt-out), and purpose.

Heck, don't even get me started on the ludicrous copyright situation of "Happy Birthday to You."

spittman: I appreciate being called out specifically from among the haters. I tried it again and still didn't care for it.

I only called you out because you were the only one who specifically stated that you'd only watched the first 30 seconds, then skipped ahead a bit and watched some more. I just wanted to make sure you knew that the visually involved stuff was later, so I was hoping you had Notify of Mentions on. I meant no insult by that.

Mikey1969: It's kinda cool... Not the best I've ever seen, but not bad at all. The costume changes were cool.

That said, I only saw 33 people, and a couple didn't really look like white guys, but I couldn't tell for sure. First glance at the headline, and 38 White Guys From Kentucky made me think we were gonna see some burning crosses.

I went by the number on stage at the Contest performance in Vegas a couple weeks ago. I didn't actually count them, and apparently there were fewer at this particular performance.
 
2014-07-18 06:06:25 PM  
it

it sucks

it really sucks
 
2014-07-18 07:07:10 PM  

COMALite J: InterruptingQuirk: Note to submitter, when sharing new forms of music with the uneducated, make sure to provide example that has not been shot on a camera phone in 30 rows back. Maybe a professional camera, mounted on a tripod, with a separate audio feed that comes straight off the mics being used on stage?
Subby here. While there is much better video of them doing the same act later at the International Convention (in which they scored in the Top Ten, IIRC), it's copyrighted. This was the only one available on YouTube and I just happened to see it (they also did "Man in the Mirror" as the first song in that set).

To the haters (such as spittman), be sure to watch it all before you judge. Some pretty decent stagecraft happens starting about halfway through.


I was a little disappointed.  Do they do SpiderPig?  Because every time I hear this kind of music, I get earwormed by SpiderPig, and it doesn't even wait until the damn song is over.  Fark you, Groenig!
 
2014-07-19 10:41:44 AM  
I sincerely hoped the headline here was a play on the Fark trope where the video is touted as a horrifying scene of animal brutality only to be treated to piles of puppies squirming around on giggling children.

This however, sounds like a horrifying scene of animal brutality.
 
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