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New "Playground" entry coming soon!

For you few who follow the past and present adventures of the Holy Bee, it’s been a long time since the last installment. Why the delay? Apart from a fairly hectic (for me) last few weeks at work, and working in fits and starts on the Idle Time Decades project, I have been stymied by the loss of a picture. A new entry in the 90’s Playlist series has been in the works for quite some time (half-written), but in my quest to provide you with unparalleled quality, I have been turning my house upside down in search of an old picture that will complement the written piece perfectly. I may have to give up on the search soon, and push on without it.

So the next entry (#36-40 — don’t let the small amount of songs fool you, it’s another epic) will be up by the end of the week, along with, perhaps, a Holy Bee Recommends entry for good measure.

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The Beginning of the End of 2008


It’s that time of year. The Institute Of Idle Time‘s long-awaited sixth annual compilation of the absolute best music of 2008 is currently under construction, and will officially be made public in January 2009. The final list is determined by a mathematical average of six people’s individual ratings of six people’s Top 20 albums. The result is a collaborative cream-of-the-crop, a thing of wonder.

Over the next few weeks, I will post in these pages (Holy Bee of Ephesus) my individual Top 20 Albums of 2008, soon subject to the opinions of the five other Idle Timers. How many will make the final list in January? It remains to be seen.

We will begin in the next week or so with Honorable Mentions, albums that either greatly pained me to have to cut from my final list, or were interesting but just not strong enough to make the Big Show.

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