I assume that they will all begin with the words "It's Britney, bitch." October 17, 2007 6:55 AM   Subscribe

MeFiSwap: Best of 2007 Edition.

It seems like it has been a while since the last mix CD swap, and I would like to propose another one, but with a twist. Mix CDs comprising only songs released in the year 2007 (and none of that "I first head this song in 2007" cheatery). Instead of compiling a "Best Albums of 2007" list to post to your blog, pick some songs off those albums and then arrange them in a pleasing manner and burn them to a CD and then send that CD to people to listen to.

I can't build a website to facilitate this, so this can either be a proposal that we have a swap and that one of the people with swap websites facilitate it, or if they aren't interested, or if there are only a few people who want to participate in this kind of a swap, then we can just be one big swap group and I will compile people's addresses to distribute by e-mail.

Finally, if you are loathe to participate because the world somehow conspired to stop making good music sometime around when you left high school/college, then you can just go here and write down the albums listed and then download them and listen to them and pick songs from there. You should be fine. It is only the middle of October, so if we make the deadline the end of the year, then that gives you plenty of time to figure out what those kids on your lawn are listening to.

So what do you say guys? Anybody interested?
posted by ND¢ to MetaFilter-Related at 6:55 AM (102 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Did you really just suggest a CD swap and then link to Pitchfork?

* steps away *

Who wants to swap banjo music with me?

Seriously though I would like some new music. However, as much as I think there have been a few good songs written since 1986, I find your suggestion a bit too restricting for me personally.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:59 AM on October 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


In the alternative, if people are only interested in another free format swap, then having just discovered Yacht Rock, I have a kickass playlist of Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Steely Dan and Hall & Oates music in the works. So smooth!
posted by ND¢ at 6:59 AM on October 17, 2007


Yacht Rock

more like hall & boates amirite
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:06 AM on October 17, 2007 [5 favorites]


Songs only from 2007 is way too constrictive. I'm still discovering all sorts of good stuff from various eras, so the idea that of sticking to just one year is sily. I would NOT like to subscribe to your newsletter.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:07 AM on October 17, 2007


ND¢: Don't stop.... so smooth...
posted by spec80 at 7:10 AM on October 17, 2007


Often restrictions can be quite beneficial to the creative process. Look what the 22 minute time limit and content restrictions have done to the American sitcom. It is one of the greatest art forms ever known, and it is that way because of the restrictions placed upon it, not in spite of them.

spec80: Keep the fire burning.
posted by ND¢ at 7:14 AM on October 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


Wow, an idea for a cd swap that contains its own "Your favorite band sucks" default right inside it.

I like a lot of music being made today, but what if my favorite music, and the stuff I spend my money on, was made before my dad was even a glimmer in my grandfather's eye?
posted by OmieWise at 7:15 AM on October 17, 2007


Then you make a mix CD of the music that you like that is being made today for this swap and you save your favorite music for the next swap.

Or, and it looks like from the early reports that this is the way it might turn out, I arrange a very small swap of like 12 people who do want to swap "Best of 2007" mixes, and everybody swaps with everybody. That is cool too though.

Okay, spot one if filled by me. Spots 2 through 12 are going fast. Who's in?
posted by ND¢ at 7:21 AM on October 17, 2007


I forgot option 3: we could just have a regular old MeFiSwap if people are into that. Those are fun too.
posted by ND¢ at 7:24 AM on October 17, 2007


Often restrictions can be quite beneficial to the creative process.

Ok, lets cut off your ears and see what kind CD you can make under those restrictions! I love ya ND, like only an internet stranger could, but picking 2007 is so meh.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:31 AM on October 17, 2007


I always find out about the good music from a particular year reading all the best-of lists in January. Still, I would like to swap music of some sort with some sort of people, because it's October and I haven't heard any good new music recently.
posted by anotherpanacea at 7:34 AM on October 17, 2007


Often restrictions can be quite beneficial to the creative process.

I think the real stumbling block here—as in 'problematic idea', not 'bad idea'—is that the folks whose listening habits are aggressively current enough to serve a kickass 2007-only mix are, likewise, a restricted subset of swap-friendly mefites in general. So, yes, you may be setting yourself up for a 12- (or 6-?) person swap, if you want to run with the constraint.

Nothing wrong with that. Just be aware.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:34 AM on October 17, 2007


I'm up for the challenge. Count me in. Although I wonder if we're going to end up with a lot of the same stuff on everybody's mix. Oh hey, you like Arcade Fire and The Shins? Me too!
posted by hydrophonic at 7:38 AM on October 17, 2007


BTW, I browsed the Pitchfork (head of it, never been) and pretty much everything I thought I was cool for liking from the last year was already there.

My name is anotherpanacea, and I'm a demographic.
posted by anotherpanacea at 7:40 AM on October 17, 2007


Oh hey, you like Arcade Fire and The Shins? Me too!

Yes but which of the songs off their albums? "Keep the Car Running" or "(Antichrist Television Blues)"? "Turn on Me" or "Girl Sailor"? The possibilities are almost endless!

And by "almost endless" I mean nowhere near endless at all.
posted by ND¢ at 7:45 AM on October 17, 2007


As for your point cortex, I see the validity of it, but "aggressively current"? How long is your average mix CD? Fifteen songs? I don't think that your music listening habits have to be all that aggressively current to have heard fifteen songs that you like that came out this year. Your average top 40 radio listener could probably do that.
posted by ND¢ at 7:53 AM on October 17, 2007


I'm in as long as I don't have to mail 11 CDs abroad, it's a bit expensive for me.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:54 AM on October 17, 2007


I don't think that your music listening habits have to be all that aggressively current to have heard fifteen songs that you like that came out this year. Your average top 40 radio listener could probably do that.

Sure, but would you like to receive that disc? I tend to make the a priori assumption that the recipient is a bigger music snob than me, so I would try to be at least *marginally* more adventurous than the latest from established Pitchfork sweethearts.

And for the record, I think the Pitchfork link was perhaps a bit ill-advised, and I love the 2007-only idea.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:58 AM on October 17, 2007


I didn't mean to offend by the Pitchfork link, nor, joking aside, would I much enjoy a swap where all the songs were by Arcade Fire and The Shins. One thing that I really like about MeFiSwaps is being exposed to music that I never would have heard otherwise. I got a Kiwi Sampler in the last swap that I participated in that I still listen to. My motivation in including the Pitchfork link was not to encourage homogeny, but to encourage participation by those that might think "I can only think of a few songs that I liked in 2007. What has come out this year?"
posted by ND¢ at 8:05 AM on October 17, 2007


I'm up for this, and as I have no problems with restrictions, I'll go one further and create a mix of the best swedish songs released in the year 2007. You have been warned. Or something.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 8:21 AM on October 17, 2007


Ahh, the perfect opportunity to infect people with Coulton's "Still Alive".
posted by cashman at 8:24 AM on October 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


I make Best of Year Foo CDs every year, so I'd be down for this, even if it is just you and me ND¢.
posted by sciurus at 8:28 AM on October 17, 2007


"I like a lot of music being made today, but what if my favorite music, and the stuff I spend my money on, was made before my dad was even a glimmer in my grandfather's eye?"

Man, it's a shame this swap is mandatory!
posted by klangklangston at 8:31 AM on October 17, 2007 [3 favorites]


Sweet. It looks like there is at least marginal interest in this idea. Unless one of the swapmasters pop in to volunteer to run this internetically, everyone that wants to participate can e-mail their names and addresses to nd-cent@hotmail.com. I will compile the list until, lets say, November 1 and then e-mail that list out to all participants, and then we can have December 1 be our date to send the CDs out. If more than 10 people want to play, then I can always put people in groups. Sound good to all or is there a hurdle that I am not thinking of?
posted by ND¢ at 8:38 AM on October 17, 2007


"Man, it's a shame this swap is mandatory!"

Ah, it's a shame I wasn't more clear for the folks in the cheap seats. I should have written, "I love to participate in swaps, but this proposal doesn't excite me because..."

I suppose I was really responding, though, to the last paragraph of the proposal which suggests that not listening to music made in 2007 is somehow rooted in nostalgic irrationality. I'm not upset about it, but figured I'd point out that there are other reasons than that to not listen to The National.
posted by OmieWise at 8:45 AM on October 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


We've all come a long way since I wrote that paragraph. Must you always live in the past?
posted by ND¢ at 8:50 AM on October 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm in as long as I don't have to mail 11 CDs abroad, it's a bit expensive for me.

Could we swap files instead of CDs?
posted by hydrophonic at 8:53 AM on October 17, 2007


I would be completely open to that. My only problems being: (1) I don't know how and (2) a lot of people really like to design the booklets and stuff like that.
posted by ND¢ at 9:02 AM on October 17, 2007


I'm putting together a compilation of the best comments from the last hour of this thread.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:03 AM on October 17, 2007


Well, you know, I was just responding to kkston. I've got no hard feelings.
posted by OmieWise at 9:04 AM on October 17, 2007


I'm game.
posted by hermitosis at 9:07 AM on October 17, 2007


I'm putting together a compilation of the best comments from the last hour of this thread.

Wow grandpa. What are you going to compile them on? Your papyrus scroll? Any comment made before noon EST is pretty irrelevant to the kids today's lifestyles. But nice try. Loser.
posted by ND¢ at 9:15 AM on October 17, 2007


I'm game, this-year-only restrictions and all.
posted by heeeraldo at 9:18 AM on October 17, 2007


Get off my thread, you whippersnapper!

*waves cane*
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:24 AM on October 17, 2007


cortex: you meant Hull and Boates, surely.
posted by boo_radley at 9:29 AM on October 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


more like hall & boates amirite

simultaneous groan/disapproval/favoriting.
posted by jonson at 9:38 AM on October 17, 2007


Hmmm. I'm game, but I have really high standards of flow on mixes and really eclectic taste, soundwise. The 2007 restriction will be hard.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:42 AM on October 17, 2007


Who wants to swap banjo music with me?

I'd be up for that. 2007? Not so much.
posted by octothorpe at 9:47 AM on October 17, 2007


Surely some barefoot illiterate hillbillies wandered drunkenly into a studio somewhere in Appalachia and made some banjo music this year.
posted by ND¢ at 9:53 AM on October 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


Getting people just to participate in a mefi cd swap is hard enough. Restricting them to a particular type of music is probably too restrictive.

Here's a better idea, ND¢ ... get a mefi swap going and you limit yourself to just music from the last 10 months. Everyone will love you for how saavy you are about new music --- all the girls will want to sleep with you and all the guys will probably want to, too. It'll be a win-win, even if only 2 of the 5 people in your swap group bother to send you their CDs back.
posted by Dave Faris at 10:53 AM on October 17, 2007


Surely some barefoot illiterate hillbillies wandered drunkenly into a studio somewhere in Appalachia and made some banjo music this year.

Perhaps you haven't heard of the Music section of MetaFilter, ND¢? You should check it out!
posted by hermitosis at 10:56 AM on October 17, 2007


I'm in for a swap, but I think, tragically, my 2007 collection is too thin to do a mix justice. How about restricted to music each person discovered in 2007? Or music that got you through the year? I like the idea of getting a sense of what the year has been to people as opposed to a general greatest hits.
posted by wemayfreeze at 11:22 AM on October 17, 2007


"I'm not upset about it, but figured I'd point out that there are other reasons than that to not listen to The National."

Well, yes. But there are still MORE reasons not to listen to The National, like that they're boring and suck.

But, now having access to a cd writer that goes faster than 16x, and an ample amount of postal implements, I could be in for this.

So long as everyone pinky-swears not to suck.
posted by klangklangston at 11:26 AM on October 17, 2007


The only new songs I have acquired in 2007 are the free iTunes downloads handed out at Starbucks. I'd be game for a 21st Century only swap, or even a past five years only swap.
posted by croutonsupafreak at 11:30 AM on October 17, 2007


I'd be up for this, so long as I get things other than Arcade Fire and The Shins.

Does it count if 2007 represents the first CD release, but it was out on vinyl in 2006?
posted by aubilenon at 11:30 AM on October 17, 2007


Oh, hell, I'm game for a 2007 swap even, upon some reflection.
posted by croutonsupafreak at 11:35 AM on October 17, 2007


I am willing to be pretty loose about the rules: live versions off of commercially released live albums of songs that were released in previous years. Yes. Live recordings of songs from previous years from bootlegs of concerts that took place in 2007. No. Albums that were commercially released on any format in 2007, even if another format was released in the previous year. Yes. Remastered albums from years past. No. Music each person discovered in 2007 or music that got you through the year. No.
posted by ND¢ at 11:38 AM on October 17, 2007


2007 reissue of a long-out-of-print album?
Songs available only on a 2007 compilation?
2007 domestic release of an album previously available as an import?
posted by hydrophonic at 11:45 AM on October 17, 2007


No.
No.
Yes.
posted by ND¢ at 11:47 AM on October 17, 2007


Songs that are 20:07 long?
posted by Pater Aletheias at 11:52 AM on October 17, 2007


I think a "best of the century" would be fun/amusing as the century is less then a decade old but still long enough to give a good wide selection. For myself for a BOY mix I would worry that I'd get a bunch of stuff I already own or have decided not to own, so as much as I like CD swapping I'll sit this one out.
posted by edgeways at 11:53 AM on October 17, 2007


2007 issue of previously-unreleased older material? 2007 issue of previously-extremely-rare (say, private pressing) material?
posted by box at 11:56 AM on October 17, 2007


I am down for this, and am not at all bothered by the 2007 constraint.
posted by sparkletone at 12:00 PM on October 17, 2007


PS: I can't pinky swear to not suck as I both lack pinkies, and, in fact, suck.
posted by sparkletone at 12:01 PM on October 17, 2007 [3 favorites]


2007 issue of previously-unreleased older material? 2007 issue of previously-extremely-rare (say, private pressing) material?

I'll allow those two by the skin's of their teeth. We're going for currentness here, so stuff recorded long ago kind of defeats the purpose. I am sure all of you are familiar with my band's contribution to the Metafilter Compilation, "Where's Scott Cann?". Well a buddy of mine who was in the band with me and my little brother exchange "best of" CDs every year and I told my buddy that "Where's Scott Cann?" was going on mine last year and he said "No its not." and I said "Why not? The release on the MefiComp was its first real release." and he said, "No. It was released on All These Songs Are About Kurt [our album that we recorded on a boom box and sold to people in our high school in 1996]. This is just a reissue." And I said "Oh." and didn't put it on my Best of 2006 mix. True story.
posted by ND¢ at 12:10 PM on October 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


Okay, I'm totally in. Plus, I guarantee over half of my mix will be new to you, or you can send it back!
posted by aubilenon at 12:11 PM on October 17, 2007


Sure, count me in... I usually try to avoid putting stuff from the past year on my mix CDs, just to make sure I leave out things that sound really good on the first few listens but then get stale really fast. Trying to pick some keepers from the current year sounds like an interesting challenge.
posted by klausness at 12:14 PM on October 17, 2007


Speaking of the best music of 2006, those MefiComps are still available . . .
posted by ND¢ at 12:43 PM on October 17, 2007


I am in for 2007 only or for a non-restricted swap. Or both!
posted by rmless at 12:52 PM on October 17, 2007


I'd like to do another swap, but unrestricted only.
posted by boo_radley at 1:02 PM on October 17, 2007


Surely some barefoot illiterate hillbillies wandered drunkenly into a studio somewhere in Appalachia and made some banjo music this year.

Why yes, they have, and it's quite good.

I think it's a great idea, but I've been absorbing old music lately and would be unable to contribute.
posted by 1f2frfbf at 1:16 PM on October 17, 2007


i'm in.
posted by Stynxno at 1:22 PM on October 17, 2007


My conclusion as well. Albums I've liked this year: 6. Slim pickin's. I'm sure I could be turned on to more by you smarties, but I can't pay the club cover my meager offering.

Let's do another compilation on a theme. Foppishness! I love me some foprock.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 1:22 PM on October 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


@ 1f2frfbf
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 1:23 PM on October 17, 2007


and i'm for the restriction. if you ain't listening to new music, you're too old.
posted by Stynxno at 1:28 PM on October 17, 2007


You don't have to like the whole album Ms. Voyeur. You just have to like one song.
posted by ND¢ at 1:35 PM on October 17, 2007


Foprock!

Congrats, AV, Google confirms you have created a new genre. I eagerly await the invasion of frilly cuffs, velvet leggings and men's platform shoes into the hipster scene.

*giggles maniacally into lace hanky*
posted by 1f2frfbf at 1:45 PM on October 17, 2007


That gives me a chance to experiment with false beauty marks like I've always wanted to.
posted by hermitosis at 1:56 PM on October 17, 2007


Fop Rock!
posted by hydrophonic at 2:00 PM on October 17, 2007


Ooh, speaking of fop, this friday Dickon Edwards will join Friday Bridge (if you recieve my swedish mix, you'll get some Friday Bridge, make no mistake) live on stage and I'll be there! Goosebumps! Just thinking about it!
posted by soundofsuburbia at 2:05 PM on October 17, 2007


In the alternative, if people are only interested in another free format swap, then having just discovered Yacht Rock, I have a kickass playlist of Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Steely Dan and Hall & Oates music in the works. So smooth!

THIS IS ME PREPARING MY STABBING KNIFE TO LET YOU OUT OF THIS CRUEL WORLD, FUCKO.


Err, I mean: Here's my mix. ANGRY TECHNO. IT IS GOOD FOR THE HEALTH OF YOUR BOWELS AND INNARDS. HIDE THE CAT - PLAY VERY LOUD! And make your own damn CDs - I personally don't touch 'em any more.

Some of the music is even from 2007. Sometimes not. Pizza!
posted by loquacious at 2:09 PM on October 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


ND¢: I'm afraid it just wouldn't sound very good. Maybe if La Cucaracha is super good, I'll resume a state of weenvangelicalism and make it make love to Super Taranta, Kala and 12 Crass Songs, but I have a feeling this year's not been a good one from my particular musical outlook. I need schoolin' in the movers of "indie rock", probably. Or whatever it is.

Anyway, could yall make a thread with your final tracklists and commentary, or otherwise publish them where I and others could read and DL accordingly? I am earnestly always looking for new direction.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 2:11 PM on October 17, 2007


Oh, count me in, 2007-only restriction and all. I've heard some great new stuff this year.
posted by myrrh at 2:23 PM on October 17, 2007


Anyway, could yall make a thread with your final tracklists and commentary, or otherwise publish them where I and others could read and DL accordingly?

That is a good idea. What we need is a community mp3 weblog (otherpeople'smusic.metafilter.com?). Each swap participant could make a post with their track list and mp3's of each track and jpegs of their cover designs and what not. They could also write commentaries describing why they chose each of the songs. That would be great. Unfortunately, that is not within my power to make happen.
posted by ND¢ at 2:24 PM on October 17, 2007


Oh and loquacious, I am listening to "Sailing" by Christopher Cross right now.

And I am listening to it very softly.
posted by ND¢ at 2:27 PM on October 17, 2007


All joking aside, this really is a beautiful song.
posted by ND¢ at 2:27 PM on October 17, 2007


loquacious: Please identify yourself in this photo! :)
posted by soundofsuburbia at 2:28 PM on October 17, 2007


ND¢:

If I make CD's that aren't 2007-exclusive and send 'em out, do you promise you'll travel the globe collecting them so that you can then crush them all together under the giant wheel of a bulldozer?

I need a yes here, otherwise I'm gonna sit this one out.
posted by item at 2:29 PM on October 17, 2007


Oh daddy's going to enforce the rules on this swap no doubt. None of this "I only got two CD's" crap. Everybody will send out CDs and all CDs will be MeFiSwap: Best of 2007 Edition Rules and Bylaws compliant. I promise you that.
posted by ND¢ at 2:32 PM on October 17, 2007


No, really, you really want to rule over this with an iron fist? Kind of sucks the fun right out of it.
posted by item at 2:33 PM on October 17, 2007


"That is a good idea. What we need is a community mp3 weblog (otherpeople'smusic.metafilter.com?). Each swap participant could make a post with their track list and mp3's of each track and jpegs of their cover designs and what not. They could also write commentaries describing why they chose each of the songs. That would be great. Unfortunately, that is not within my power to make happen."

They did that on ILX and it was awesome.
posted by klangklangston at 2:37 PM on October 17, 2007


Oh and loquacious, I am listening to "Sailing" by Christopher Cross right now.

And I am listening to it very softly.


See, I was going to come back and apologize for my little outburst, with a little disclaimer about how I'm actually from another planet - but now I just can't.

An audio preview of the globe-smashing alien destruction that awaits your pitiful species can be found at about +15:00 in the mix I linked above.

loquacious: Please identify yourself in this photo! :)

I have no idea who any of those punters are. Sorry. :)
posted by loquacious at 2:38 PM on October 17, 2007


No, really, you really want to rule over this with an iron fist? Kind of sucks the fun right out of it.

Really. I really want to rule over a CD swap with an iron fist and I really refer to myself in the third person as daddy.
posted by ND¢ at 2:39 PM on October 17, 2007


I find wearing a cuban shirt and panama hat and having people refer to me as papi to be pretty gratifying, ND. Give that a try, too.
posted by boo_radley at 2:41 PM on October 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm down.
posted by duende at 2:44 PM on October 17, 2007


I'm down.

No, you're duende.

(Sorry. Couldn't help myself.)
posted by sparkletone at 2:46 PM on October 17, 2007


I'm game. I kind of like iron-fist-enforced rules on things.
posted by pombe at 2:46 PM on October 17, 2007


Okay I am heading home for the night. I have had four people sign up already, so the MeFiSwap: Best of 2007 Edition appears to be a go. If you want to sign up, just e-mail your address to: nd-cent@hotmail.com.
posted by ND¢ at 2:52 PM on October 17, 2007


Everybody will send out CDs and all CDs will be MeFiSwap: Best of 2007 Edition Rules and Bylaws compliant. I promise you that.

And what do you do for a job again...?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:54 PM on October 17, 2007


Sure, why not.

Your favourite band fucking rules!
posted by sveskemus at 2:55 PM on October 17, 2007


I might get in on this. First I have to check and see if I have fifteen songs that were released this year.
posted by Sailormom at 3:18 PM on October 17, 2007


I have bought no new music in 2007. [Shakes head, cries] :(
posted by DarkForest at 3:36 PM on October 17, 2007


I will do this. I was just wondering last night whether any good music had come out in 2007. I couldn't come up with more than three albums.

So I'm in this purely for selfish reasons. My mix will probably be lame, but I will get to hear good stuff from everyone else.
posted by kyleg at 3:38 PM on October 17, 2007


We had a little bulletin board set up somewhere after the '06 MeFi Swap for people to post links to mediafire/senduit/whatever where they had uploaded zip files of their mixes. I'll see if I can find it tonight.
posted by Rock Steady at 4:26 PM on October 17, 2007


I'm in. Yay! I think that 2007 restriction will be awesome.
posted by arcticwoman at 5:46 PM on October 17, 2007


We had a little bulletin board set up somewhere after the '06 MeFi Swap

It was MetaMix. But don't do fun stuff there, as I can't remember my login. monju-bosatsu set it up.
posted by Rock Steady at 8:00 PM on October 17, 2007


...and we have 'til the end of '07 to get this out, you say? OK, sure, but y'all are getting Akron/Family and the Shins, fuck car go.
posted by carsonb at 9:07 PM on October 17, 2007


I'm in. Can you please make a new MeTa post when you have a website running? I'll most likely forget in like 2 days.
posted by spiderskull at 11:25 PM on October 17, 2007


I have a question, in case anyone is still reading this down here -- is it okay if we include musicians that are also friends?
posted by spiderskull at 12:44 AM on October 18, 2007


I'm in... Some good music came out in 2007.

What we need is a community mp3 weblog (otherpeople'smusic.metafilter.com?)

I think you got the address wrong.
posted by whir at 12:54 AM on October 18, 2007


What we need is a community mp3 weblog (otherpeople'smusic.metafilter.com?)

Well, there is a Mefi community on Lastfm (with 535 members), which isn't exactly that, but still.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:33 AM on October 18, 2007


I'm in. Can you please make a new MeTa post when you have a website running? I'll most likely forget in like 2 days.

I have a question, in case anyone is still reading this down here -- is it okay if we include musicians that are also friends?


It doesn't look like we are going to have a website. If you would like to participate, you can e-mail your address to nd-cent@hotmail.com. There are 13 people signed up currently.

If your friend released or created music in 2007, then it is fair game, but the same logic behind posts of friend's projects being discouraged as FPPs would apply here too. Be sure that you really think that their music is some of the best that you have heard this year, and that you aren't biased in favor of them just because they are your friends.
posted by ND¢ at 4:59 AM on October 18, 2007


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