When I was in early high school, my dad came home from work with a CD. It was a recording of the MIT Logarhythms, because they’d dropped by his office to do a quick concert, and he’d liked them so much he bought a recording. I didn’t know that these college a cappella groups even existed, but I thought what they did was so cool. Still do, in fact. Their version of “I Wish” gets decent iTunes play.
All that brings me to the Yale Whiffenpoofs, a selective singing group that’s been around for more than 100 years, which makes them older than the MIT Logs by at least 50 years. It’s the oldest in the country, in fact. The current incarnation–14 singers, all seniors–perform here tonight at the Jewish Community Center after hanging out in Fort Worth for the weekend. I’ve never heard the Whiffenpoofs live, of course, but a Mass Transit (one of NYU’s many collegiate a cappella groups) concert was always a really fun time. Fans (or occasional hate-watchers like myself) of Glee should know that the Dalton Academy Warblers are voiced by the Tufts Beelzebubs. As an aside, this is also a perfect response to that dreaded first date question, what kind of music do you like? College a cappela groups, exclusively. You’re welcome.
I’ve been craving a La Duni mojito and the chicken flauta things, so I might do that for dinner since it’s just a quick ride from the JCC. But of course, we have a whole host of other nearby recommendations, such as Meso Maya and Liberty Burger, over in our our exhaustive restaurant directory.
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