Friday, December 20, 2019

Watching the candles burn - the eight nights of Chanukah returns this Sunday evening.

That time is upon folks.  You guessed it, our annual tradition of eight consecutive days of extra-special, BFD uploads of my choicest records, bootlegs and such that I've been holding out all year for are about to be unfurled in tandem with the eight days of Chanukah themselves.  This year the festivities run from the evening of Sunday December 22nd to that of the following Sunday. 

If you're new to the site please check out the preliminary details for past Chanukah roll-outs (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018).  You might be asking what initially motivated me to start this tradition altogether.  For one, it gives me a convenient excuse to share several mind-blowing "gifts" instead of just one big reveal 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.  Bear in mind that what's a revelation to me, may not be the equivalent of a holy grail to you...but hopefully you'll come around.

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 29th.

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 23rd) so as not to interrupt the continuity of the eight consecutive nights of the holiday.
  • Some offerings will be made available in FLAC (in addition to standard MP3), but not as much as in past years.
And as always, download responsibly.  Cheers.


Beyes said...

Mazel tov! Maccabees unite for the Willfully Obscure festival of lights!

joseph kyle said...

I can't wait! save me some gelt!

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J-Ro said...

chag sameach!

heartsofstone said...

Hope you have a great holiday!