Don't write your complaint, sing it: the complaint choir

People have complaints. That's been made abundantly clear by perusing the WalletPop comments each day. How, though, can you voice your complaints in a way that they won't be lost in sheer volume of other laments? Here's an idea -- start a complaint choir.

Complaint choirs, an idea that started in 2005 in England and Finland, give public performances of specially-written pieces that set complaints to music. Imagine 80 voices strong expressing your distaste for deregulation, anger over appropriations, ire about the IRS, wrath over rap music, choler about climate change, rage over repossessions, and fury about folly.

But how do you form a complaint choir? Luckily, complaintchoir.org has created a list of the nine steps needed to create a bitchin' choir. Number eight is most important (in my humble opinion): find the right venue for the performance.



Merely singing out your complaints to one another won't change the world. Singing them in a public place such as a train station, shopping mall or athletic event might get more attention, including that most desired attention, television cameras.

I'm going to compile the most imaginative WalletPop complaints over the next month or two and turn them into lyrics for a complaint choir, so stay turned. We may just turn your lament libretto into lyrical loveliness.

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