On which I write about the books I read, science, science fiction, fantasy, and anything else that I want to. Currently trying to read and comment upon every novel that has won the Hugo and International Fantasy awards.
Straight No Chaser is an a capella singing group first formed at Indiana University in 1996 as a student group made up of Kevin Carroll, Walter Chase, Jerome Collins, Patrick Hachey, Mike Itkoff, Charlie Mechling, Steve Morgan, Dan Ponce, Dave Roberts, and Randy Stine. As happens with most student singing groups, when the member graduated, they were replaced by new members, and Straight No Chaser probably would have been no more than another local university group with ever-changing membership had a video of their 1998 performance of a mixed-up and humorous version of The 12 Days of Christmas (based upon an earlier adaptation by Richard C. Gregory) not been uploaded to YouTube in 2006. The video went viral and the original members of the group reunited and eventually obtained a recording contract.