Starting in 2012, I decided to spread the goodies out over the eight nights of Chanukah (check out the preliminary details for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. This made sense on a couple of levels. For one, it gives me a convenient excuse to share several mind-blowing "gifts" instead of just one explosion on Christmas. Secondly, Chanukah represents personal relevance to me. We all know you were envious of that boy down the block who had a yarmulke festooned to his head, who was given the privilege of lighting the menorah, and of course, reveling in eight glorious nights of presents. Once again, I'm paying it forward. Previous Chanukah entries have featured Wire, Velocity Girl, Jellyfish, Husker Du and Redd Kross, but name recognition is hardly a guarantee. As in past years, there will definitely be familiar faces, but also several participants that have never garnered face-time on W/O.
At the top of each Chanukah upload will be a thumbnail photo of a menorah, with the appropriate number of lit candles to denote each succeeding evening until all eight slots in the candelabra are occupied on the concluding night, December 9th.
All of this begs the question, "Has Wilfully Obscure been holding out on us for the last 11 months?" Somewhat...but not quite. In short, the presents I plan on revealing over the eight nights of Chanukah are of considerably high caliber. I like to think that everything I share qualifies as good to excellent, but to paraphrase that sage Orwellian dictum, some are more equal than others.
Kindly bear the following in mind:
- Look for the first Chanukah posting this Sunday evening, and then for the remaining seven nights 'round supper time all next week.
- Mystery Monday will be taking a break this coming Monday (Dec 3rd) so as not to interrupt the continuity of the eight consecutive nights of the holiday.
- If I can offer files in FLAC (in addition to standard MP3) I will. If I don't post a FLAC download link for a certain title you can assume it's not available in that format.
- No singles this year. Apologies in advance.