July 9, 2005
I tried to reform. After leaving college, I had to confront the fact that my activities during those four years were not socially acceptable. I assiduously removed all references to that lifestyle, reforming some of those dead-giveaway behavioral tics, brushing up on new conversation topics, even tweaking my music collection.
It was hard. It had been a wild four years, and I was still in the thrall of college a cappella. I had to move on.
But last week, my former a cappella group’s CD was released, it arrived in my mailbox on Thursday, and folks, I have backslid completely. I have not stopped listening to this thing since I got it. I am absolutely swimming in six-part harmony cover versions of contemporary pop songs, and I’m no longer going to hide it. Call me a degenerate. I don’t care anymore.
In fact, I’m posting three snippets of the album, three of my favorite parts. How I love this stuff.