Round about this time of year, singers everywhere are slogging through that holiday favorite, Handel's Messiah (see my roundup of local performances for DCist). I get flack for being so grumpy about my Messiah fatigue, but I wish we could have a moratorium on that work for ten years or so. Whenever I get into this mood, it makes me laugh to listen to this recording of a hometown rendition of the famous chorus Hallelujah with a colossal, brain-splitting error in it (presented by Tim Rutherford-Johnson and first brought to my attention by Alex Ross). My guess is that it involves a transposition knob on an electronic organ. Whatever it is, I never tire of listening to it.
As part of the Stop Messiah Campaign™, here is a video of the Northwestern University Kazoo Choir in a spirited rendition of the same hallowed work:
Also, Hallelujah lip-synched by a Nutcracker: