Monday, May 12, 2008

Confession time.

In the process of trimming some of the fat off my overloaded iTunes this morning, I was reminded of one of my all-time guilty pleasures: Mr. Bobby McFerrin. Now, I don't have more than a Best of album and a ska cover of "Don't Worry Be Happy" by a Japanese group called Yum! Yum! Orange (it's as crazy as it sounds), but he resides in my iTunes nonetheless. He's not going away anytime soon, either. I don't have a lot of guilty pleasures, really, because I just don't feel uncool listening to the stuff I like. I just don't. I'm not the music snob some make me out to be. But, if I were listening to Bobby loudly, say, in my car, and suddenly came up on some bumper-to-bumper traffic, I just might be tempted to roll up my windows and turn the volume down. I'd even stop singing along. I suppose that says something. Still, watching him do his thing live is almost more amazing than hearing it. Watch this and you'll believe me.

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