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Feliz Navidad Forever (dot com)

In a fit of long-overdue crazypants this Ecsmas Eve, I hacked this new internet radio station into existence:

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It’s… a streaming station that plays nothing but nonstop Feliz Navidad. I have always wanted to do this!

Feliz Navidad Forever wreath

With a little hitting-up of fellow crazies as well as an hour’s worth of searching for mp3s using the time-tested “index of” search phrase method, I assembled over 60 renditions of “Feliz Navidad” — everything from a cowbell-laden salsa version lasting 10 minutes long to a death metal version to a solo flute version.

My mom commented that she has been fascinated by the flexibility of the basic “Feliz Navidad” construction, which allows a huge variety of interpretations. Of course you could also argue that it’s the listener who is “allowing” the interpretations, with the artists essentially doing whatever they want and slapping “Feliz Navidad” on it.

Well, whatever your epistemological approach to the atomic integrity of cultural information, I think you’ll enjoy this rarified frivolity.

So, feliz navidad, everybody!

Brought to you by icecast2, liquidsoap, contributions from Noisebridge hackers, and suckers like you.

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