Monday, December 29

Music Monday: Scott's Favorites Of 2014

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! As the year comes to a close, it's a great time to recap all our favorite songs of the year that was. Of course Scott's made a list of his favorite five. You should start in on yours now, then you'll be ready to post them in the comments. Ready? Okay! Let's go!

Tom Vek - Sherman (Animals In The Jungle)



Four more songs, after the jump. Don't cross him, people. He's loco.

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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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Monday, November 03

Music Monday: Butts Butts Butts Butts Butts

by Kristy Tye

Happy Music Monday! It's me, the professed butt-lover and belove'd forum moderator, adq! I'm... I'm so sorry to you all for this week's selections already. I feel like it might be unnecessary to preface this with a warning, but these songs have NSFW lyrics and videos (depending, I guess, on your W).

Sir Mix-A-Lot - Baby Got Back

Oh my god, Becky, let's get this one out of the way. Sir Mix-A-Lot has provided us the quintessential butt song and karaoke favorite of thousands of aspiring "singers". It's led to the oft repeatable adage- "I enjoy large posteriors and I am incapable of deception" or something like that.

But, no doubt you've heard that one a million times already, that's only the tip of the gluteal iceberg, more after the cut!

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