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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Monday, October 20

Music Monday: Songs About You

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! Today’s all about you. Without you, where are we? We’re here, but alone. So lonely. Because without a you, there can’t be an us. :(

Alice Cooper - You And Me

 

There’s a lot you and me aren’t. But we’ve got all this, don’t we? And haven’t we developed a relationship over the years? Don’t we matter to each other? SAY YES, PLEASE! WE NEED THE COMMENTS!

There’s more to come inside, and it’s all for you. See you after the jump!

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Monday, October 13

Music Monday: Me &…

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! The character of “me” is one of the most popular in all of music. It’s easy to understand why, right? A singer up there can speak for themselves better than for someone else. Today Scott’s gathered five songs that start with “Me &” and thrown down the gauntlet. Can you do better? HE DOESN’T THINK YOU CAN!!!! But we’ll see.

Billy Paul - Me & Mrs Jones

 

It might be grounds for divorce, but it’s so smooth. In this one the “Me” is leading a secret double life with Mrs. Jones each and every day. It sounds filthy… but is it? Because if you listen to the lyrics, they seem to be just be sitting and talking. Is this a relationship or just implications and daydreams? Who can say? Only the unreliable me. And, maybe, the Mrs. Jones. Too bad she never recorded a song.

Be the me you want us to see. And we’ll see that me after the jump!

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Monday, October 06

Music Monday: Sports Songs

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! Some people love sports. Some people love sports so much, they write songs about sports! Scott’s gathered those songs here today for your amusement. Also we need 50 million dollars in public money to build a Music Monday stadium or we’re taking this post to Oklahoma.

Operator Please - Just A Song About Ping Pong

 

This is so catchy and simple that it’s hard to believe Malcolm McLaren wasn’t involved somehow. And don’t start looking for metaphor here. This is JUST a song about ping pong.

See you after the jump!

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Monday, September 29

Music Monday: Guess The Theme!

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! Hey, wanna play guess the theme? Well… tough, you’ve got no choice. Scott’s kept today’s theme secret from everyone. See how many videos it takes you to guess it. No cheating!

THE HINT: Poe - Hey Pretty

 

This song doesn’t quite fit the theme, but it’s close. So consider this a hint. If you guess it correctly right now, award yourself ten imaginary points! Everyone else? Head on inside!

Remember: play fair. Imaginary points you don’t earn honestly turn into poison in your hand. See you after the jump!

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Monday, September 22

Music Monday: Blue-Eyed Soul

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! Most of you probably know how much Scott loves some serious soul music. But Scott also has a soft spot for blue-eyed soul as well! Today’s mix is full of all those white guys who wanna prove they’ve got heart too.

ABC - Be Near Me

 

ABC was one of the first bands I can remember liking. They’re no Larry Saunders or anything, but c’mon. C’MON. That icy cold sound is like the soul music robots listen to. It’s just plain lovely! IT IS!

More happening inside. See you after the jump!

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Monday, September 15

Music Monday: Scottish Independence

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! Thursday, September 18th is the day that Scotland could begin the processing of being an independent nation. Which way will they go? Which way will the people lean? Scott’s gathered some exciting Scotland-connected bands to celebrate the eventful week to come.

God Help The Girl - Come Monday Night

 

God Help The Girl was born out of Belle & Sebastian, the Scottish band much loved by the hip and the cool. I don’t know their feelings on the vote, but I am so very happy they didn’t redo this song as “Come Thursday Night” with lyrics all about the referendum.

Democracy will prevail! See you after the jump?

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Monday, September 08

Music Monday: Royalty Songs

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! Today we’re gonna celebrate the royalty of the world. They’ve got it hard, don’t they? Poor royalty. Will no one ever think of your sacrifices?

Thompson Twins - King For A Day

 

Kings are the top of the royalty heap. To be King for a day implies one could do anything one wanted! And yet, real royalty can’t just do anything they want. Because an unpopular King very quickly breeds a popular rebellion. Or, possibly, an independence referendum. But that’ll be next week.

It’s all about royals this week! See you after the jump!

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Monday, September 01

Music Monday: Happy Birthday, Freddie

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! There was no front man like Freddie Mercury. There will never again be a front man like Freddie Mercury. For a big chunk of his life, Freddie Mercury wasn’t even Freddie Mercury! That mustached rock god didn’t turn up until well after Queen was an established band, but now? How could he have been anything else? Today Scott’s paying tribute to a true rock-n-roll hero. Happy Belated Birthday, Freddie. This post’s all about you.

Queen - Stone Cold Crazy

 

Yeah, this long-haired metal king IS the same guy who’d be singing fond ballads near the end of his life! And it IS an incredible song! The best part about Freddie Mercury is that he could sell almost anything. A rock song about a water gun might get laughed off the stage today, but with Queen? People are throwing devil horns and singing along.

More tribute, after the jump!

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