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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Crazy, But That’s How It Goes

posted by on February 26 at 8:54 AM

Auschglitz!, the blog devoted to “the magic of the American amateur show choir,” continues to make me very happy to be alive.

This morning’s treasure: Poca, West Virginia’s Visual Volume, going off the rails on a crazy train.

The first five seconds of this clip almost kill me. Then it gets even better. Thank you thank you thank you, Auschglitz!

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what a terrible name for a blog.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | February 26, 2008 8:53 AM

Is this Ron Paul's answer to the Hillary 4U and Me video?

Posted by NapoleonXIV | February 26, 2008 8:56 AM

goddammit, you had to make me think about show choir? most embarrassing shit i've ever done.

Posted by jake | February 26, 2008 9:06 AM

Poca is awesome. Its school mascot is the Poca Dots, it sits in the shadow of a 3000 megawatt coal-fired power plant, and its ground has been used to store toxic byproducts of Agent Orange manufacturing.

Posted by oljb | February 26, 2008 9:23 AM

Why would you be embarrassed about this? It's freaking AWESOME! Consider: this is WEST VIRGINIA we're talking about here -- imagine what other outlets for sequined excitement they have there. This is a wonderful, wonderful thing.

Especially those horribly flat trumpet brapps. Godlike!

Posted by Fnarf | February 26, 2008 9:25 AM

I think "Visual Volume" is an appropriate name seeing as most of what you hear is their shoes/costumes rustling. It's almost as loud as their singing...

What an interesting way to start the morning...

Posted by Lauren | February 26, 2008 9:32 AM

I thought these posts would get old, and yet surprisingly, they just get better. I, for one, welcome our new show choir overlords!

Posted by Juris | February 26, 2008 9:35 AM

Auschglitz! is still my new favorite blog.

Posted by Christin | February 26, 2008 9:40 AM

Busby Berkeley must be spinning like a kaleidescope in his grave about now...

Posted by COMTE | February 26, 2008 10:05 AM

Mental wounds not healing, indeed! This is one of the most wonderful / horrible things I've ever seen and heard! This will remain imbedded insidiously within my brain all day, alas . . .

Posted by Murgen | February 26, 2008 10:17 AM

This is awesome David. Thanks for posting it! We can always count on you to alert us to the highest brow trends in entertainment! :)

Posted by Suz | February 26, 2008 11:53 AM

wow! the rich man's frugue from sweet charity mixed with ozzy's crazy train.

that was incredible.....ey weird.

Posted by terry miller | February 26, 2008 11:56 AM

Does "Auschglitz" reference something that isn't Auschwitz?

Posted by Paulus | February 26, 2008 11:59 AM

I love it! Please continue to post more. I know where to find more, but it is a pleasant surprise to see it pop up on the Slog. Also, watching this after reading the Britney article puts into perspective (again), of how fascinatingly fucked up the US of A really is.

Posted by Deacon Seattle | February 26, 2008 5:51 PM

As a former member of the New Design SWING Choir of Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs, Iowa, I don't know whether to be delighted or deeply offended.

But that's been true of most things in my life.

Posted by catalina vel-duray | February 26, 2008 11:20 PM

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