One or two tracks might make it through to me, but most either leave me cold, or result in a series of prolonged rants. I also yell at my television.
Anyways, unlike many of my friends and colleagues who have either decided to intellectualise the business or simply succumbed to sugary nostalgia, I usually try to avoid the stuff. Except for Pink and Robbie Williams. So the idea of listening to a mashup comprised of Billboards top 25 from 2008 wasn't really top on my list of things to do. But I did it anyway.
And it wasn't too bad. As a matter of fact, it was pretty darn good. Probably one of the best "best of 2008" ideas I have seen so far.
And to top it all off, it either means that the mashup artist is a technical genius, or it proves my suspicion that most pop if formulaic crap that is interchangeable by nature.
There is a video too. Somewhere out there, roommates or family members are really happy this project is finally over...
Tis the season
to count down and list off. That said, I'm going to jump on the editorial bandwagon with something that isn't really a best of or topten 2008. It is however a top ten list full of information about a subject that should be a top issue for 2009.
This is a big old monster in the closet kind of subject that I can't really deal with here, but it's one that needs as much press time as possible. Now, I can't help anyone whose data has been compromised by government or business officials who leave millions of peoples data laying around on subways, but a lifehacker article with ten tips for personal data security might be a good starting point for those bits of data you DO actually control.