Monday, December 22

Music Monday: Cheery Christmas

by Scott Lydon


Happy Music Monday! There's a lot of absolutely terrible Christmas music, isn't there? Today Scott's goal is to give you a respectable Christmas mix made of very good Christmas songs. Such as this one:

Duke Pearson - Sleigh Ride

 

This album on Blue Note is basically the greatest Christmas album ever. It's so good! If you like this, you'll like everything on it. Play it over and over. Santa will thank you for it.

It won't get better, but it'll be pretty good. More Christmas to come after the jump.

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Monday, December 15

Music Monday: Happy Hanukkah!

by Scott Lydon


Happy Music Monday! Even though Jewish songwriters are responsible for nearly every major breakthrough in modern pop music, there's only like five to seven Hanukkah songs out there! So let's make a deal, readers: if you know a Hanukkah song that Scott couldn't find, put it in the comments.

Eyal Bitton - Rock Me Maccabeus

 

I don't normally let singing YouTubers qualify for Music Mondays, but I gotta make a small exception here. This Falco parody covers the history of the Maccabees and that's pretty important to this time of year, I think. Plus if I gave the top spot to Adam Sandler again I might get throttled by a loyal reader.

More to come after the jump! Happy Hanukkah!

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Monday, December 08

Music Monday: Green Monday

by Scott Lydon


Happy Music Monday! Today's Green Monday, the traditional holiday that was invented in the late 2000s to represent a day when online sales were... right. It's one of THOSE holidays. Anyway, it's today, it's happening, and we might as well celebrate. So gather around the Green Monday Tree and hang the Green Monday Stockings! Scott's got five songs about the color green.

George Jones - Green Grass Grows All Around

 

Green is a peaceful and soothing color. It's a color of joy and happiness. It's the color of spring! Of rebirth! And also, our site. See? It's all nice and green up there.

Let's all learn about green together, shall me? HAPPY CORPORATE HOLIDAY, EVERYONE!

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Happy Green Monday

by Scott Lydon

Today's Green Monday, the most exciting day of the year! Why? Today's the day we celebrate, um... something. To be honest, Green Monday is one of those retail holidays that nobody fully understands. But be happy! Because you're gonna get something out of it whether you understand it or not!

All day today (excluding sales on Wine.Woot, continental U.S. shipping only) you're getting Free Shipping with any purchase of $50 or more. Use promo code FREEGREEN at the time of checkout and that's it! You're done! Free shipping! And that's ALL freakin' DAY, from the moment you read this until December 8th, 11:59pm CST.

You wanna buy a hundred bucks of television over breakfast? Free Shipping! You wanna go back and buy seventy-five bucks of blender at lunch? Still Free Shipping! Get the picture? As long as it's still Green Monday, every purchase of fifty bucks or more gets Free Shipping.

As such, we've asked our friends Næöwävë to celebrate the holiday with a little song about the day. Please enjoy.

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Monday, December 01

Music Monday: Songs About Clothes

by Scott Lydon


Happy Music Monday! Today we're preparing for the new year by picking out a new winter wardrobe. This week Scott's picked out five songs about clothes! Dress yourself in musical style, and join in!

Steely Dan - The Fez

 

In some cultures, you're not fully dressed until you put on your hat. In others, the hat is more ceremonial. Which sort of culture do YOU fit into best? Discuss.

We're choosing the rest of our clothes after the jump. Come on in and dress with us.

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Monday, November 17

Music Monday: Songs About Desserts

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! Everyone loves desserts, right? Even your favorite rock stars love desserts! That’s why it was so easy to assemble today’s tribute to pie. Cut yourself a slice, won’t you?

Led Zeppelin - Custard Pie

 

Like all things Zep, this song is technically either about women, drugs or hobbits. But just this once we’re gonna take it literally. Just for today, we’re pretending this song is about actual pie.

Remember, you can post any dessert-themed song in the comments. But you get bonus points if you can find a pie song Scott overlooked. See you after the jump! There’s pie!

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Monday, November 10

Music Monday: We Honor Jacob Cats

by Scott Lydon


Happy Music Monday! Today we honor the birthday of Jacob Cats, a Dutch poet. You all love Dutch poets, don’t you? Sure you do! And that’s why you’ll be joining Scott in this cat-themed tribute today. Or else.

Squeeze - Cool For Cats

 

Jacob Cats studied law, and was almost married, but caught a form of malaria just before he took his vows. He moved to England to consult the doctors there, but to no avail. He was finally cured by a traveling doctor who may have been a fraud!

Today’s your day to salute the great Jacob Cats. See you after the jump!

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Tuesday, October 28

Item-Level Tracking: It’s Here!

by Scott Lydon

How many times have YOU formed an angry mob and marched on Woot HQ to demand item-level tracking? By our count… never. And we’d like to keep it that way. That’s why you’ll be noticing that you can now visit your order page and look at each individual item*, learn where it is, consider what it needs and desires, and prepare your home for what day it should be arriving. No more angry cries of “WHERE IS THE SECOND HALF OF MY ORDER?” and “WHY ARE YOU HIDING MY TRACKING INFORMATION?” Now it’s just click and read and done. So simple even our writing team could understand it.

See? Head on over to your order page and check it out. We think you’ll be pleased.

* Notice the asterisk? That’s because when we say “each individual item” we don’t mean items shipping from our Carrollton offices or items you buy from Shirt.Woot. They work a little different for now. But don’t panic. We hope to force them to also track neatly just as soon as we are able. Also it’s worth mentioning “Something Shipped”. What that means is our computer has noticed that some/all of your order has shipped, but can’t tell exactly what/how much! We’re a little embarrassed we didn’t get it perfect but it’s all a good step forward, right?

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Monday, October 27

Music Monday: Epic Hip-Hop

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! Are you one of those people who hate rap and hip hop as a genre? Yeah? Well, you’re as wrong as those people who hate all country or hate all classic rock. Today Scott’s challenging every one of you to join in with some epic rap songs. Because if you hate 100% of an entire genre, it’s not the genre’s fault. It’s yours.

Doug E. Fresh - The Show

 

Famously uncleared samples, beat boxing, funny accents, the “Six Minutes” stage reminder and banter between the MC’s. This is the Bohemian Rhapsody of hip hop, moving you from a backstage gathering to the big moment onstage, and perfect to sing in a car with your pals. Simply glorious and amazingly epic.

See you after the jump, everyone with taste! And the rest of you listen to this over and over until you catch on. Also here’s a heads up: after the jump some of the lyrics might be NSFW, okay? Okay.

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