Monthly Archives: December 2009

Best of Best of the Aughts Array

It’s a list of lists! Who doesn’t love a good end of the decade round up? And the aughts/oughts/naughties (ugh) were fraught with poor decisions, wars, a couple of ~*~controversial~*~ presidential elections, some firsts, and a recession. Compiled is a list of my favorite retrospective lists, that help us remember the worst of either the 00s or just 2009. Maybe some of the best, too. PS – FoBoBlo does not necessarily endorse the views of these lists. Happy New Year, y’all.

In no particular order...

Humpday Sales

Howdy. Sorry it’s late, y’all!

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Christmas Tunes Guide

Hey blog readers! I hope everyone got the prezzies they wanted, and that if you have to go to the mall, you don’t have to elbow anyone in the neck to get that item on sale/return that gimmicky book you received from someone who didn’t want to think too much about things. If you’re like me, you probably are ready to destroy Michael Buble/Harry Connick Jr./other generic Christmas singers after listening to them flow out of the speakers of every business establishment since December 1. HOWEVER, Christmas isn’t over until January 6th, so you might not yet be in the clear.

Here’s the part where I can’t generalize: I have over twenty-four hours of Christmas music on my iTunes. I know. This is the perfect time to scoop up cheapo, awesome, and totally fresh Christmas music from your local gigantor books&CDs conglomerate. Since I am clearly more Christmas-carol-obsessed than your average atheist, here is a list of some albums to keep your eyes peeled for as you continue the shop/return/shop/return loop.

Albums for All Genres...well, for a couple genres..

Got an iTunes giftcard? Need some classical music?

Many of you probably received iTunes gift cards for Christmas, and I was just browsing around the store and found something I had to pass on. It really has no relation to FoBo, but I think it’s a phenomenal collection. The record label Naxos has come together with iTunes to make a downloadable album of 24 hours of classical music for $9.99. It really is kind of a greatest hits (Bradenburg Concerti, The Four Seasons, Messiah, etc) but not in the obnoxious way so many collections are prone to (“Here, have one movement of the Four Seasons!”). Instead, you get whole pieces, and some actually great recordings. Here’s a link to a webpage that will ask you to open iTunes to look in the store. You don’t have to, and you can browse on the page, but you need to open it to buy. If you want to see the albums that the selections are drawn from, take a look here.

I’ve got a ton of these pieces already, but I’ll be getting the set because I don’t have them all, and the deal is just astounding. If you’re looking to start a classical music collection, this is a great way to do it. For now, I’m off to enjoy some John Dowland, and then maybe some Messiah later on. (Sure, it’s cliche, but whatever.) Enjoy!

The Friday wat. X-mas Edition! [open thread]

Happy Christmas folks!  Our X-mas gift to you is a Christmas edition of the Friday wat.  It’s an open thread as usual, so give us some holiday cheer in the comments, yeah?  Hopefully your day  is, to quote Heidi Klum, “Wonderland, wonderland, shining stars, jingrle bells.” Whatever that means.  So whether you’re in FoBo or far away visiting family, we here at wish you a Christmas that’s merry and gay.


And hopefully that video made your Christmas just a little big gayer.