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MeFiSwap Mailing Reminder - Saturday January 23! January 16, 2010 9:40 AM   Subscribe

Holy smokes, I just got my first MeFiSwap mix CD in the mail yesterday!
Reminder: the mailing deadline is in one week, Saturday, January 23.

Have you received mixes? Have you sent out yours already? Make sure you let your swapset know (you should have everyone's email via your swapset assignment email) and feel free to tell us here how your swap is panning out.

If you can't mail out by the deadline, please notify your swapset so there isn't any confusion about your participation. If a member of your swapset doesn't participate, please let me know via email (EIP) and I will mark them as banned from further swaps.

Questions? Help? I'll be hanging around this thread and am always available, again, via email (EIP).

Also, finally, thanks to all of you who are swapping. This is such a groovy part of my MeFi experience—for many others as well, I'm sure—and it wouldn't be possible without you. You rock.
posted by carsonb to MetaFilter-Related at 9:40 AM (214 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

That's funny, I just got a return to sender on the one from August: GAC in Philadelphia, I'm sorry. The post office doesn't recognize your POBox.
posted by boo_radley at 10:36 AM on January 16, 2010


Please remember -- the discs should be in CDDA (Audio CD) format. Last swap, I got a disc of mp3/aac files, some of which were DRMed, and a disc burned onto DVD media.

Now, if my brain would stop rejecting the mixes I make and let me feel good about one for more than 24 hours, I'll get mine in the mail soon!
posted by hippybear at 10:39 AM on January 16, 2010


I'm looking forward to receiving mixes!
posted by ocherdraco at 10:40 AM on January 16, 2010


Much like hippybear, I'm having panic attacks about which mix to use. I'm almost ready to just use the first 12 randomly-shuffled tracks that come up. Let's see:

30 seconds of music from Shadow of the Colossus, Zappa, a Mahler Symphony, 30 seconds of music from Batman, four tracks from Brits with funny mopey hair, AC/DC's "Mistress for Christmas", 15 seconds from an anime soundtrack, 17 minutes of ambient drone, Jon_Evil's "Skallelujah".

I'm sure someone would like it. Welp, back to the drawing board.

Looking forward to receiving though, that's for sure.
posted by Dandeson Coates, Sec'y at 11:26 AM on January 16, 2010


Note to self: quit fucking around and finish the CD already.
posted by desuetude at 11:31 AM on January 16, 2010


Way behind the gun and haven't made mine yest. But I'm sure I'll get it in just under the wire as always - getting to the PO on Saturday just before last pick up. When you procrastinate the songs sound better.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 11:32 AM on January 16, 2010


How often is this? Sounds fun! :)
posted by biochemist at 11:42 AM on January 16, 2010


How often is this? Sounds fun! :)

Twice a year. Look for the next signup around June-ish.
posted by hippybear at 11:44 AM on January 16, 2010


I was asked what I was going to name my mix and since then I've been stalled. I've got the mix done and all, I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO CALL IT.

Also, I've never mailed out CDs before, what are the packaging recommendations from people who've done this more frequently than myself?
posted by needled at 12:01 PM on January 16, 2010


Also, I've never mailed out CDs before, what are the packaging recommendations from people who've done this more frequently than myself?

I recommend the bubble-filled padded mailers that are about 10x7". Write 'FRAGILE - DO NOT BEND' all over it too. I've also used two slabs of stiff cardboard wrapped in packing tape before with no complaints outside of 'hard to open'.
posted by carsonb at 12:42 PM on January 16, 2010


Mix made, just trying to get iTunes to remember all the track names and artists. Really pleased with this mix, hope others dig it.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:46 PM on January 16, 2010


Mine is sorted, just need to burn them today and send tomorrow on the way to work. I've decided the mix name is Kitchen Music because I always want to dance around the kitchen when I listen to it, but I imagine everyone else will find the actual music inside to be not at all what they expected given that theme.

My packaging will be stiff envelopes and those horrible thin CD cases (sorry!) because I need to keep it under ten mm thick, but I'd forgotten about putting in some cardboard too and have a couple mm to spare to do so.
posted by shelleycat at 1:11 PM on January 16, 2010


Oh, also in regards to the packaging question, I'm a steady participant so I always have envelopes from the previous swap to use. They go behind the books on the bookshelf between swaps. If you're planning on swapping again come summer, hang on to the envelopes you get this time 'round and recycle them.
posted by carsonb at 1:17 PM on January 16, 2010


I have a bunch of possible mixes partway done. I foresee much music listening in my immediate future (next week).
posted by immlass at 1:22 PM on January 16, 2010


I've received two mixes already. And thank you to carsonb for posting this here and getting me to fire up the external HD and get to work on making mine.

I have been procrastinating like a wombat.
posted by sciencegeek at 1:33 PM on January 16, 2010


I did not know that wombats were particularly prone to procrastination. Thanks, MetaFilter!
posted by Johnny Assay at 1:47 PM on January 16, 2010


I did not know that wombats were particularly prone to procrastination.

Oh yeah, they procrastinate. By the time the wombat came, Stewart Copeland was gone.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 2:06 PM on January 16, 2010


I've got one of mine (thanks, lewistate!), and sent mine out this afternoon.
posted by JoanArkham at 2:11 PM on January 16, 2010


I got one, but I haven't sent out mine yet. I need to do some touch-up, it just needs a little touch-up.
posted by OmieWise at 2:16 PM on January 16, 2010


boo_radley: same here. i had mine returned the other day. wonder where it's been since July..!
posted by gursky at 2:17 PM on January 16, 2010


Mine will be burned tomorrow and sent out Monday or Tuesday. Looking forward to receiving, too!
posted by aclevername at 2:41 PM on January 16, 2010


I sent mine out several days ago, and have received a killed CD from Theta States.
posted by ORthey at 3:03 PM on January 16, 2010


I mailed mine on Wednesday. Hope they are listened to by one and all.........
posted by bjgeiger at 3:35 PM on January 16, 2010


needled: "I was asked what I was going to name my mix and since then I've been stalled. I've got the mix done and all, I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO CALL IT."

Wait, you mean we have to NAME our mixes?! *panics*
posted by IndigoRain at 4:35 PM on January 16, 2010


Stupid iTunes (9.02) question:

How do I burn the CD, so that the song titles/artists etc appear when the CD is loaded into other computers?

I tried burning it as an Audio CD, with "include CD Text" checked. When I do that and put the burned CD in another computer, I get a note saying the CD was not found in the Grace Note database, so all the music files just show up as Track 1, Track 2 etc..

When I try to submit the CD into the database, via iTunes (Advanced>Submit CD Track Names) I'm forced to put in an artist's name for the CD, I type in "Various" and when I put the CD in a 3 rd computer to see how that went, the artists names come up as the title of the CD. WTF? I don't reacll this being that hard or confusing. How can I make iTunes include the relevant song title and artist name for each individual song file on the CD, so that it shows up on other computers when the CD is inserted?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:41 PM on January 16, 2010


NOOOOOOO !! Did I miss this **AGAIN** ??? After a few years of happily sending and receiving cool tunes, I have now missed two Swaps in succession.

where is the sekrit MefiSwap signup location?
posted by seawallrunner at 6:05 PM on January 16, 2010


I think I've got everything in the right order now, so I just have to do some tiny edits and a bit of mixing and some level adjustments, then I should be able to mail mine out some time this week.
posted by plant at 6:21 PM on January 16, 2010


I know what I want to put on it, but the cd drive on my 3-year-old macbook pro chose now to run out of juice, and I can't figure out how to get the mac to burn onto an external cd drive ... grrr but I will get it figured out (probably via an AskMe).
posted by headnsouth at 7:25 PM on January 16, 2010


How can I make iTunes include the relevant song title and artist name for each individual song file on the CD, so that it shows up on other computers when the CD is inserted?

Here's a stab at the issue, if you are on Windows. You have to keep the "include CD text" option checked, which is one of the options when you start burning. But you also have to make sure that the I3D Tags are readable by Windows. Windows can't read the most recent version, 2.4. So right click on the songs in the playlist, and choose "Convert ID3 Tags", then choose version 2.3. Open the folder of one of the songs, and confirm that you can see the tag data in Windows explorer. Then try burning. This at least seemed to fix the issue for me, burning CDs to listen to in my car. YMMV.
posted by gemmy at 7:29 PM on January 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


Major props to ChuqD for getting his (great-looking!) disc out so fast. I'm 'mastering' mine as we speak...
posted by mintcake! at 8:37 PM on January 16, 2010


How can I make iTunes include the relevant song title and artist name for each individual song file on the CD, so that it shows up on other computers when the CD is inserted?

Long story short? You can't, really.

CDDA (audio CD format) doesn't really contain space for this kind of thing. When you "include CD text", you're actually using a tiny bit (heh) of leftover space in the music stream to store a crude tag for the song. It requires a special player to read that data, usually found in car stereos. I don't know of any computer which actually will read this information.

When you insert an audio CD, the computer actually goes online into a database and does some comparing of the track numbers and lengths with other CDs and then tries to deliver the correct titles downloaded from that database. This works about 98% of the time, but there ARE some discs which have thumbprint twins, which is why you sometimes get that "please pick which disc this is" message from your music program before it downloads the track information.

The reason you can burn a disc on your computer and eject it and then insert it and have all the track names and such correct in your Finder or Explorer window after that is because your computer is actually doing the job of remembering what disc that is and assigning the names and such to the tracks. It's not actually stored on the disc in any efficient way. CDDA format simply does not have a directory structure that computers can grok easily.

You don't want to use "Various" as the name of the artist for the CD. You want to have the disc identified as a "Compilation" disc, and then it will allow multiple artist names across the disc. I think if you type in all the information, make sure it's identified as a Compilation, and then hit "submit to database", it should work fine from there.

Alternate methods to distribute computer-friendly files for your swap group could be

1) to make a multi-session CD with all the files as mp3s on the second session. Make sure the CDDA portion is the FIRST part of the disk, or else CD players won't play them. Zip the folder of mp3s to shrink it down a tad. The disadvantage, of course, is that if you have a mix over an hour long, it may be hard to get all this onto one CD.

2) include a second CD with mp3s burned onto it.

3) use a service such as Dropbox (www.dropbox.com -- 2GB of online storage for free, can be upgraded to 5GB through referrals, or up to 100GB for $$$) and post the mp3s there and include a download link in an email to your swap group.
posted by hippybear at 12:19 AM on January 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


hippybear: "

CDDA (audio CD format) doesn't really contain space for this kind of thing. When you "include CD text", you're actually using a tiny bit (heh) of leftover space in the music stream to store a crude tag for the song. It requires a special player to read that data, usually found in car stereos. I don't know of any computer which actually will read this information.


Exact Audio Copy will read CD-Text from CDs and use it. As will Nero Burning ROM, CDex, and a plugin for WMP10 will read CD-Text.

check the full list of software here on Wikipedia
posted by grandsham at 12:51 AM on January 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


If a member of your swapset doesn't participate, please let me know via email (EIP) and I will mark them as banned from further swaps.

Seems harsh, what about an email with a gentle reminder to do better next time?
posted by mattoxic at 5:55 AM on January 17, 2010


Time was, they were tarred, feathered, and ridden out of town on a rail.
posted by Sallyfur at 6:32 AM on January 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


Mine are finally ready and will be shipping soon. Carsonb, how do I go about sending you one copy? can you mefimail me your address?. tks
posted by elmono at 7:01 AM on January 17, 2010


Just need to cobble together a CD insert, and then I'm golden!
posted by Greg Nog at 7:23 AM on January 17, 2010


Seems harsh, what about an email with a gentle reminder to do better next time?

How about a snuggle and a kiss on the forehead? Thems the rules mattoxic—always have been, always will be.
posted by carsonb at 7:30 AM on January 17, 2010


How about a snuggle and a kiss on the forehead?

ok
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:22 AM on January 17, 2010


Oh man, I've been waiting and waiting and waiting for the end of 09 Mefiswap, and the first I hear about it is the deadline. :( I must have just missed it somehow.
posted by arcticwoman at 9:53 AM on January 17, 2010


Any suggestions for better or additional ways to announce swaps than a MeTa thread? I try to post them on Fridays so they stay on the front page of MeTa a maximum amount of time. If it's any help, I've been posting announcements late November/early December and Juneish.
posted by carsonb at 10:08 AM on January 17, 2010


Eh, I take that back about posting on Fridays—I haven't been that consistent.
posted by carsonb at 10:10 AM on January 17, 2010


There's the mefiswap tag.
posted by carsonb at 10:14 AM on January 17, 2010


check the full list of software here on Wikipedia

Indeed, and I stand corrected on my statement about computers not reading this data.

However, a glance at the list shows that Brandon Blatcher's frustration with using CD Text for his own purposes will continue, because while iTunes is happy to write CD Text, it isn't going to read that information when a CD is inserted. In fact, this ability is scattershot enough and seems to be devoted largely (but not exclusively) to programs which are not in wide use or to require additional downloads that it is not a guaranteed method of conveying track information, overall.

Again, thanks for the link. I didn't realize that quite THAT many programs had gotten on the CD Text bandwagon. Sadly, CDDA was never designed with such things in mind, and implementation is far from universal.
posted by hippybear at 10:16 AM on January 17, 2010


Any suggestions for better or additional ways to announce swaps than a MeTa thread?

Could you give a rough date when you're going to do the next one? That way those who mixed it this time have a general date to look out for.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:10 AM on January 17, 2010


You could also just throw up a Blogger page with the details and a little info and link to it in your profile.

But overall, there's only so much you can do, you know?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:13 AM on January 17, 2010


As I type this, I am burning mine to CD. I'll send them out in the next couple of days!
posted by jonesor at 1:04 PM on January 17, 2010


I recieved Stinker's cd on Friday but didn't get a chance to listen to it yet. I need to get some artwork together and then mine are ready to go!
posted by minifigs at 1:58 PM on January 17, 2010


Before I left for vacation, I spent a full hour trying to synch up a looped bit of whale song to the intro drum riff of Primus' "John the Fisherman" because I took our swapset name, "The Sea Shanties," wayyyyyy too seriously. Mine's here if anyone outside our swapset (burned! mailed!) wants to listen to it.
posted by Shepherd at 3:01 PM on January 17, 2010


I've received one so far - from the Card Cheat; great old school funk/soul mix! - and have all my mixes burned and sitting in a pile. Since I've hit a level of brokeness where groceries are wishful thinking, I probably won't get mine mailed out til the end of the month or so. I'll drop an email to my group members and will make up for missing the deadline by making some nice collage artwork!
posted by mannequito at 3:02 PM on January 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


You don't want to use "Various" as the name of the artist for the CD. You want to have the disc identified as a "Compilation" disc, and then it will allow multiple artist names across the disc.

Tried that but iTunes keeps insisting I need an artist's name. Weird.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:07 PM on January 17, 2010


I've got mine packaged, labeled and ready to send out. I am a little worried though. Two them are going overseas and the packaging inside is a little... special. Nothing threatening, just some serious batshitinsane stuff (conspiracies and such). That shouldn't be a problem, should it?
posted by cimbrog at 9:13 PM on January 17, 2010


Could you give a rough date when you're going to do the next one?

I've seen carsonb mention June / December in a few different places so he has already. There are usually several metatalk threads about it plus the timing stays the same (winter/summer, which even I can follow despite being summer/winter) so I don't see what else can, or needs, to be done.

I was this close to putting Summer 2010 on the CD actually since it's so hot and lovely over here right now. But I've already confused carsonb about it, figured I'd leave my swapset alone and went with Jan 2010 instead. My lucky swapset gets the full glory of my awful handwriting because I don't have time or technology to make CD labels.

And Tunes is a piece of crap that hates me (feeling is mutual yet I had it set up and it was marginally less effort to fix iTunes than to swap to different software, gah) so I've only just finished burning the CDs. Plus I realised I left the envelopes at work so they won't be sent until the day after tomorrow.
posted by shelleycat at 12:40 AM on January 18, 2010


I've sent mine out, but I now feel a pang of regret that I didn't include any groovy art work to go along with it.
I figured that we were all cyborgs from the future and would immediately rip the mix CD and put it on a music player of our choice, as opposed to going old school and actually putting it in a CD player.
This was my first time at playing this, I'll do better next time.
Swear!
posted by willmize at 4:20 AM on January 18, 2010


My mix is done, but I'd like to do a better CD insert than the automatically generated list from iTunes that I did last time. Does anyone have any recommendations for free software for OSX which can do this?
posted by salmacis at 7:45 AM on January 18, 2010


My mix is finally finished, I have a pack of newly purchased CDRs in my bag, and I have a trip to the post office planned for Wednesday between classes. Prepare yourself, fellow Chouval Bwas-ians!
posted by threetoed at 9:30 AM on January 18, 2010


psychedelics & carsonb: your cd was shipped today. You should be getting it in about ten days or so. I will post the tracklist and digital download at a later date. Enjoy!
posted by elmono at 9:56 AM on January 18, 2010


Does anyone have any recommendations for free software for OSX which can do this?

Um... a good perusal of a clip art collection along with The GIMP or Seashore and a bit of imagination? Or are you looking for a more automated solution than hand-assembling something?
posted by hippybear at 9:57 AM on January 18, 2010


Based on how music threads tend to go, I think that you all might really dislike the mix I am making. But then you'd be silly.
posted by lunit at 10:30 AM on January 18, 2010


Based on how music threads tend to go, I think that you all might really dislike the mix I am making. But then you'd be silly.
posted by lunit at 1:30 PM on January 18


Oh we all think that. And mine should be mailed out by Friday. I think i finally have it down to the final mix
posted by ShawnString at 10:33 AM on January 18, 2010


I've got one of mine (thanks, lewistate!), and sent mine out this afternoon.

Thanks, JoanArkham. Sorry for the lack of a fancy case—my free time is pretty sparse these days, and I figured I should get the CDs in the mail when I had the chance.

Major props to ChuqD for getting his (great-looking!) disc out so fast. I'm 'mastering' mine as we speak...

Seconding this! I haven't had time to listen to the whole thing yet, but so far it's superb.

Can't wait to get the others...
posted by lewistate at 11:01 AM on January 18, 2010


Mixed, burned, packed, labeled and ready to be shipped tomorrow, should take 5-6 days, I hope my swapset will enjoy them.

And for the ridiculous amount of money I paid to ship 5 pieces of plastic wrapped in paper, someone better has these babies on his lap on a private jet over the Atlantic, hugging them every 5 minutes.

/me shakes fist at German mail

posted by starzero at 4:08 PM on January 18, 2010


I'm finishing up making the labels and whatnot tonight. I hope to have them in the mail either tomorrow or Wednesday.

For anyone curious, I also uploaded my mix to 8 Tracks (in keeping with the current fashion of releasing the download before the physical media).
posted by Dr-Baa at 6:13 PM on January 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


Aw, crap! Somehow I missed SemiSophos when I copied and pasted my list of addresses. I'll have that one in the mail tomorrow!

(I thought it was weird that I was only sending out 4, but I hadn't done a swap in years...)
posted by JoanArkham at 6:44 PM on January 18, 2010


Omigosh JoanArkham, I am so pleased you mentioned missing SemiSophos from your list, because I'd remarked on there only being four in our swapset and almost missed him too!

Thanks a bunch lewistate for a most excellent mix, which arrived safe and sound this morning.

I plan on getting mine out on Thursday, but in all likelihood it will be the very last second before the deadline.
posted by the.carol.baxter.experience at 8:45 PM on January 18, 2010


My mix is short 'n weird, loosely inspired by the Exotica genre, which was also both of those things. They're going in the mail tomorrow. Canada and New Zealand...it may take a while to arrive, but I hope it will be worth the wait!
posted by iamkimiam at 9:29 PM on January 18, 2010


Um... a good perusal of a clip art collection along with The GIMP or Seashore and a bit of imagination? Or are you looking for a more automated solution than hand-assembling something?

Yes, thank you for that terribly helpful aside, hippybear. Now, anyone got any useful suggestions for free CD cover creator programs for OSX?
posted by salmacis at 3:03 AM on January 19, 2010


salmacis, basically what you want is a template and a graphics editor (Photoshop, etc.). The template will depend on what kind of jewel case you use, but for a regular ol' standard-sized jewel case the dimensions of the insert are easy: 4.75x4.75". Downloading templates can be confusing (I've never really got it, but here's pretty much any style you'd want) so what I usually do (when I'm not hand-assembling and photocopying inserts) is start up a new file in GIMP with the dimensions 4.75in tall by 9.5in wide and for the cover art go hog wild with whatever I can find on the internetz. That goes on the right half. Then I type out the track list (ostensibly, generally I'm loathe to include it at first because I don't like band names to taint the listening experience) using whatever fonts I want and slap it on the left side. Then I print and cut-out (sadly, you can really only fit one per page) and fold in half and slip into the case and pack up and mail usually just in time before the deadline. Finally, here are some extra parentheses I had left over: ((((())))).
posted by carsonb at 10:40 AM on January 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yes, thank you for that terribly helpful aside, hippybear.

Wow, seriously? Your question was "I don't like with iTunes creates, how can I make a cover that doesn't use that", and I point you at two free graphics programs (since none come with the Mac software package), and you get snarky back at me?

Try exercising some Google-fu of your own next time. Jeez.
posted by hippybear at 2:29 PM on January 19, 2010


My CDs went out today!
posted by pasici at 2:49 PM on January 19, 2010


I did it! I finished a project! I said I was going to follow through on something in this new year and holy cow, I did. The CDs went out in the mail today. And I LOATHE going to the post office. It was a lightenin' and a thunderin' and I got in my stupid car and went there and filled out the little customs forms and everything. Done. You guys have no idea how good this feels! Send yours and you'll know this glory.

I am a productive human worthy of your love, yay. Now I just wait for music booty to come to me, five times over.

I also mailed off a belated Channukkah present. To a family member. That's how bad I am at this follow-thru-with-commitments thing.
posted by iamkimiam at 3:27 PM on January 19, 2010


I was really freaking out about my mix and I realized I basically already had a theme mix-worth of songs all done. All they need is some ordering and they're ready to burn and go. What a relief!

(And I'm sadly not very creative with mix covers. Sorry, fellow Zouks. I will tell you what songs you got, though.)
posted by immlass at 4:38 PM on January 19, 2010


I think I'm too stupid for Seashore. :(
posted by desuetude at 5:17 PM on January 19, 2010


No, hippybear, go and read your original reply. You were being an ass. Nothing good could have come from a reply like that. I asked about a program for creating CD inserts so I wouldn't have to do it all in GIMP. (And GIMP is horrible to use on OSX.) I know at least one exists because I used to have one on an older machine, but I can't find it any more.

carson, thanks for the slightly more helpful reply. hippybear, if you wanted to suggest using GIMP, that was the way to do it.
posted by salmacis at 2:48 AM on January 20, 2010


Can we please keep the schmoopy going? Why is there snark of any kind in this thread?

Please, I beseech you, banish the snark and the snippiness and instead feast your ears on this rendition of Prince's "I Would Die 4 U" by Mariachi El Bronx.
posted by ocherdraco at 6:10 AM on January 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm guessing hippybear is in the same situation as I, having never heard of software specific to the making of CD inserts. Their original response doesn't read snarky with that in mind. I've heard of CD-R printers that will lay a label down on the actual CD-R, and the software that runs them, but nothing comes to mind that is meant to just make inserts/liner notes. It's always been easiest to just put it together in a graphics editor for me anyway—the whole dessert AND a floor wax attitude of software usage, I guess.
posted by carsonb at 10:31 AM on January 20, 2010


Prince covers! PRINCE COVERS! It's like my chocolate honey heaven.

Here's Dump doing When You Were Mine.
posted by carsonb at 10:36 AM on January 20, 2010


Too drunk to aquarium I guess. Bad link!

Here's a whole slew of 'em to make up for it: When You Were Mine (including Dump's version).
posted by carsonb at 10:40 AM on January 20, 2010


Heh, doing the Prince cover thing myself. Dump's version of 1999 was awfully tempting to use, but it's too damn long, so 4 lucky listeners get the depressing version of Pop Life instead.

Finally have everything in the right order, burning and (hopefully) mailing today. Just need a frickin' name...
posted by Dandeson Coates, Sec'y at 11:12 AM on January 20, 2010


Whoa yeah, I didn't think hippybear's reply was assy in the slightest. I mean, as far as cover creator programs go, I woulda just suggested a word-processing program to print out a 4.75 x 4.75 piece of paper. I usually use photoshop to print mine, but in the days before I'd gotten my own copy of Photoshop, I just used a couple of markers and a photocopier.
posted by Greg Nog at 11:15 AM on January 20, 2010


Thanks carsonb and Greg Nog... I wasn't meaning to be assy. I know that the Mac software package doesn't come with any real graphics editors at all, and had never heard of an automated cover creator before iTunes integrated their non-interesting version, and assumed that was the only example of that in existence.

Sorry for the misunderstanding salmacis. I seriously thought you were looking for free graphics programs.
posted by hippybear at 12:16 PM on January 20, 2010


Man, I made my covers in Microsoft Word. On Windows Vista. I'm so uncool.
posted by shelleycat at 2:01 PM on January 20, 2010


A Love Bizarre.
posted by elmono at 2:56 PM on January 20, 2010


Hey shelleycat! I used Powerpoint to make my covers! I'm cooler than you are!
(maybe)
posted by Miss Otis' Egrets at 6:08 PM on January 20, 2010


Covers are finished; I'm burning my first CD now. I'll get them mailed out no later than Friday. Under the wire, Zouks!
posted by Bigfoot Mandala at 6:15 PM on January 20, 2010


Mailed out today. Hope you all like Nickelback and Celine Dion :)

It never occurred to me that said CDs wouldn't include all the track info I saw on my own iTunes, however, so if that stuff doesn't come through and you want to know what awesomeness you're listening to, lemme know. I tend to have a kind of blind, childlike faith in my computer. Yep, tech savvy, that's me.
posted by Go Banana at 7:13 PM on January 20, 2010


I made my covers in Word, too. And ungracefully scribbled on the CDs with Sharpies.
posted by desuetude at 7:42 PM on January 20, 2010


Fair enough hippybear. Peace shall reign in Metatalk once more!

I've received The Card Cheat's mix so far, and quite interesting it was too.
posted by salmacis at 3:24 AM on January 21, 2010


Have shipped your CDs, Anti-Folkers.
posted by desuetude at 11:52 AM on January 21, 2010


The proverbial check is in the mail, Jives.

(I'm planning to put this thing up on Mixcloud or some such in a week or two, so as many people as possible can goof on my taste in ass-shaking music. Fun!)
posted by mintcake! at 12:37 PM on January 21, 2010


Likewise, fellow Jives, my contribution went out today. Complete with dorky cover "art."

Is there a semi-official place for us to post set lists or streams? mintcake! mentions Mixcloud; I was thinking of using Grooveshark, except it doesn't have the exact versions I'm using of two of the songs in my set.
posted by expialidocious at 2:56 PM on January 21, 2010


Is there a semi-official place for us to post set lists or streams?

I'll be using Dropbox to serve zip files when the time comes. Post your set list here!
posted by carsonb at 3:38 PM on January 21, 2010


The covers are done and so, so ugly. But they're being shipped out tomorrow morning first thing, and the pretty pretty music will fill your ears with delight, Anti-Folks.

(There is no folk on my mix, luckily.)
posted by Dandeson Coates, Sec'y at 8:13 PM on January 21, 2010


What are you calling it?
posted by carsonb at 8:21 PM on January 21, 2010


Clear! (raises hand away from keyboard). Mine are sent out as of yesterday (postage to Nigeria is no laughing matter) and I have just sent my fellow Polkas Rapidshare links to the mp3s.
posted by rtimmel at 8:37 PM on January 21, 2010


Finished recording my mix, "Dancing Therapy", and I'm burning copies now. I'm also uploading a MP3 version to Mediafire for those not in my swap group that wish to hear it. [mefi-mail me for the link]

I found this guide helpful in estimating postage costs- eLivermore's CD mailer tips.
posted by stachemaster at 11:35 PM on January 21, 2010


Mine are done and sent.
Thought it was pretty funny that postage to New Zealand was only $1 more then postage to New York (a city that is 3 hours away as opposed to 27hrs away)
posted by ShawnString at 6:11 AM on January 22, 2010


Looking forward to it, rtimmel. Mine went out yesterday, too so we should be getting them around the same time.

Also, fellow Polkas, please don't be too alarmed by the written contents of the packages. Its all in the name of keeping the theme. (Mix name is, "Wake Up Sheeple!")
posted by cimbrog at 7:38 AM on January 22, 2010


Dear Exoticas,

You're getting a CD of live recordings that cross genres, hope you enjoy.

Here's the lineup:

1. Nothing Owed
by Bonobo

2. Tulsa Telephone Book
by Calexico

3. Carole of the Bells
by Soul Relief

4. Country Fair Dance
by Mary Coughlan

5. My Brain
by Morphine

6. Roads
by Portishead

7. Old Dollar Mamie
by 22 & Group

8. Back He Flew Away (found on Mefi Music)
by Kelly Kessler

9. Go Limp
by Nina Simone

10. Chocolate Jesus
by Tom Waits

11. Grinnin’ In Your Face
by Son House
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:10 AM on January 22, 2010


11. Grinnin’ In Your Face
by Son House
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:10 PM on January 22


Did you just happen to see "It Might Get Loud"?
Jack White LOVES that song
posted by ShawnString at 10:51 AM on January 22, 2010


No, I love old Delta Blues, and Son House is a favorite.

Jack White did a great version of Wayfaring Stranger, found on the Cold Mountain soundtrack, highly recommended.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:30 AM on January 22, 2010


He just has a slight almost religious feeling about that song in general. Its a very cool movie.
posted by ShawnString at 12:16 PM on January 22, 2010


Oh shit- here I was so proud of myself for getting it mailed a week early, but now I read this thread and find out I should have ripped the music differently! I also assumed everyone would just immediately put the music on their computers so I didn't use the CDDA format or worry about fancy stuff.

:( Sorry, Boogie Woogie's!! I'm a mefite mix fail!
posted by Eicats at 12:39 PM on January 22, 2010


I sent out my mix to the Techno-Tribals and the Sports Anthems. It really changed a lot like in the past 24 hours, and I was glad to be reminded of a lot of bands I love but don't listen to enough.
posted by OmieWise at 1:03 PM on January 22, 2010


Here's my playlist:
Baby, You're Doing It Right

Song*Album*Artist
In The Papers*Jewels&Binoculars*Bob Dylan
The Trip*Nuggets*Kim Fowley
Froggie Went A-Courtin' *Good As I Been To You*Bob Dylan
Burning Airlines Give You So Much More*Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy*Brian Eno
Ready To Go*Gospel Store Front*Lo Moda
Thunder Road*The Brave And The Bold*Tortoise & Bonnie "Prince" Billy
Hymn Amerika*Human Bell*Human Bell
Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down*High Atmosphere*Frank Profitt
Jonas Got A Tooth*Long Live the Well-Doer*Arbouretum
James & The Quiet*James & The Quiet*Wooden Wand
Holy War*Low Road*Okay
Dramamine*Tiny Cities*Sun Kil Moon
Honest James*Trees Outside The Academy*Thurston Moore
Going to the Sea*The Anomoanon*The Anomoanon
What A Beautiful Place*What a Beautiful Place*Catherine Howe
New Partner*Edinburgh 2006*Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Cyprus Avenue*Astral Weeks*Van Morrison
Broken Bones*Landscape of Bone*Hush Arbors
Baby Blue Eyes*Bamboo*Dennis Wilson
I will look into uploading it somewhere.
posted by OmieWise at 1:07 PM on January 22, 2010


Since my post office closes early at 4:30 and I haven't yet burned my mixes (and am waiting for an email from Carson re a question I asked), I promise to mail mine Monday after I get the oil changed in my car. I apologize in advance for any perceived girliness of my mix, but I am, in fact, a girl.
posted by IndigoRain at 1:39 PM on January 22, 2010


So far, I've managed to get one good copy of my mix burned. All the rest of them are horribly mangled for some reason. So, On Monday I'm going to use a friend's computer to finish burning and I'll have them mailed out on Tuesday. I memailed my swapset members to let them know but I decided to update here too.
posted by d13t_p3ps1 at 1:39 PM on January 22, 2010


Just sent mine out yesterday, and it's called "Music To Love Your New Lady By". Not all baby-making music, but it'll help you get the job done.
posted by reenum at 2:07 PM on January 22, 2010


Oh, what the hell.

Here's the song list for mine:

Music To Love Your New Lady By

1. Al Green- Have You Been Makin' Out OK?
2. Aaliyah- At Your Best (You Are Love)
3. Amy Winehouse- Me and Mr. Jones
4. Anthony Hamilton- My First Love
5. Black Star- K.O.S. (Knowledge of Self)
6. Death Cab For Cutie- For What Reason
7. Ben Folds- Still Fighting It
8. John Legend- Green Light
9. Alicia Keys- Teenage Love Affair
10. Ciara- Love & Sex & Magic
11. Blues Traveler- Justify the Thrill
12. Kenny Loggins- This Is It
13. Doobie Brothers- Little Darling (I Need You)
14. Brian McKnight- Distant Lover
15. Green Day- Tired of Waiting For You
16. Lily Allen- Womanizer
17. Donell Jones- Knocks Me Off My Feet
18. Linda Ronstadt- Ooh Baby Baby
19. Katia B- Parece Mentira
20. Esthero- Superheroes
posted by reenum at 2:16 PM on January 22, 2010


Since this seems to be the cool thing now:

Saint Walker's Mix
Daft Punk - Digital Love
Al Green - I Want To Hold Your Hand
Blur - You're So Great
Radiohead - All I Need
Straightjacket Fits - Down In Splendour (yes there's a 'u' in splendour)
PJ Harvey - This Is Love
Gomez - Bring It On
Shihad - La La Land
The Brunettes - B-A-B-Y
Bjork - Hyperballad (Brodsky Quartet version)
Dump - Pop Life (LastFM link because I can't find a video)
The Four Tops - Bernadette (I love that the link has 'ooh' in it)
kARHu - Vakuum (Movement II)

This is the cover.

Saint Walker, for reference.
posted by Dandeson Coates, Sec'y at 2:29 PM on January 22, 2010


it's called "Music To Love Your New Lady By". Not all baby-making music, but it'll help you get the job done.

Thanks reenum, for thinking of me!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 3:33 PM on January 22, 2010


Mine are all packaged and ready. If I don't get them to the post office on time tomorrow, I'll for sure do it Monday! I have two in hand but am being virtuous and not listening until I get mine safely in the mail.
posted by immlass at 3:34 PM on January 22, 2010


ts a very cool movie.

Haven't seen Cold Mountain, because I read the book and it was so incredible, I worry the movie won't do it justice
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 3:38 PM on January 22, 2010


Thanks a bunch for pulling this all together once again carsonb, marvellous job as always!

CDs are on their way, Neo-Progs!

In the interests of full disclosure, I totally copped out and re-used the mix I made for the Summer 2009 swap - am proclaiming this publicly so I am shamed into making a new mix for the next go-round. Six months should be enough time to track down sufficient songs for "I gave my love a banjo", right?
posted by the.carol.baxter.experience at 3:46 PM on January 22, 2010


No way I'm giving out my setlist until everyone in my group has received their CDs and listened to it the hard way. And if you want names attached to the files you'll have to read the list and type them in yourself too. The Boogie Woogies are going to have to work to hear them gems!

But then I still listen to my actual CDs on my 20 year old stereo. I'm old school. Or possibly just old.
posted by shelleycat at 4:08 PM on January 22, 2010


Mine are all in the mail except one which had a nonexistent ZIP code (turns out it's 787--, not 778--). I'll get it out Monday, or maybe tomorrow if the main branch still has the self-weighing postage machine thing.
posted by Bigfoot Mandala at 6:13 PM on January 22, 2010


I just got back from posting my mix, "The story of a wealthy family who lost everything", to the rest of the Illbients. Despite problems with hardware (flaky burner, nonexistant printer) and software (found five bugs in this CD burning tool and fixed most of them), I somehow got it done in time. Hope all the discs work..
posted by plant at 6:27 PM on January 22, 2010


Hello the Anti-Folks! Mixes burned and mailed this afternoon. It's a double disc set - apologies for my apparent inability to edit. Hope you like them though!

salmacis, dunno if this would be helpful to you - but as an idiot person who can't navigate her way through most graphics proggies (MS Paint makes me cry) - I used this online CD liner generator for one of my discs. For the second, I found a graphic file I liked, and used this set of instructions (pdf) to create a very simple origami CD "case."
posted by arachnid at 6:31 PM on January 22, 2010


Done. To my fellow Newbeats, I got a bit worried that the mailers I bought would be too flimsy, so I put in a small piece of cardboard approximately the size of the CD to try to keep it from getting bent or cracked.

Tracklist

1. What U Do 2 Me (Video Mix) - Boomkat
2. Together We Got the Power - Da Buzz
3. Baby When the Light - David Guetta
4. The Autumn Leaves - ATB
5. Fear - Stop Making Friends (Pauley Perrette's band, from the NCIS soundtrack)
6. Alive - Kate Ryan
7. You've Got a Way - DJ Encore
8. Breeze - Genki Rockets
9. A Day in the Sun - Rimini Project
10. Midnight Heartache - September (samples from Kim Carnes' Bette Davis Eyes)
11. Round Round - Sugababes
12. Unpredictable - Skye Sweetnam
13. Drive Out - Sunfreakz
14. I Like the Way - Kate Ryan
15. Elements of Trance - Tonic & Serenity
16. Don't Walk Away - Rio & Juliano
17. Walking on Air (Lindbergh Palace Remix) - Kerli
18. Such is Love - Peter Paul & Mary (in loving memory of Mary Travers - 11/9/1936 - 09/16/2009)

posted by IndigoRain at 7:18 PM on January 22, 2010


Mine are all in the mail except one which had a nonexistent ZIP code (turns out it's 787--, not 778--)

The accused stood mute and the judge ordered a plea of nolo contendere entered into the record. I'll keep an eye out for it.
posted by immlass at 8:12 PM on January 22, 2010


My were in the mail on Wednesday. Theme -- Music From Across Canada. It includes songs from at least one artist from each Canadian province or territory. At this time I refuse to post a track listing because based on what's posted so far? Not nearly cool or obscure enough.

But I promise there is no Nickelback or Celine Dion.
posted by aclevername at 10:29 PM on January 22, 2010


aclevername: don't worry. My mix is pretty pedestrian; mostly pop stuff. I was intimidated when I got chuqd's and jeremias's mixes. They're obviously much cooler than I am. But, hey, they didn't say you had to be cool to play. Fortunately we didn't all line up to get picked by the team captains (aw, picked last again).

Just send out the mix. At least everyone will get two cool mixes, one pedestrian mix (and the others will probably be cool too). So three cool ones, one lame one. That's pretty good! It's especially good for me, 'cause I'll get four cool ones.

By the way The Jives, it'll be in the mail tomorrow. My theme: Civilization and Its Discontents. Really, it's not as depressing as it sounds. Really.
posted by Barry B. Palindromer at 11:15 PM on January 22, 2010


My mix is done and I'm heading to the post office now. The tracklist and cover are here if you're interested. I thought the swapsets were bigger, so I made too many discs. If anyone is interested in an off-the-book swap, MeFi Mail me.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 8:31 AM on January 23, 2010


Mixes mailed! Doesn't give much away showing the liners, so here's those. Lookout for more later.
posted by carsonb at 2:00 PM on January 23, 2010


I mailed mine off this afternoon. I feel pretty virtuous, but at the same time I feel like my taste is somewhat lame compared to the people whose mixes I've already received, not to mention the ones I'm seeing on the grey. I hope my fellow Zouks enjoy mine anyway.
posted by immlass at 2:09 PM on January 23, 2010


Oh, and having used up all of my creativity on the track-ordering and cover, I have no cool name for my mix. Sorry, Anti-Folks. I think it wound up as "Metafilter Music Swap CD" or the like.
posted by desuetude at 2:35 PM on January 23, 2010


i finally labelled and mailed mine this morning. HI DEADLINE, HOW ARE YOU? NICE TO MEET YOU.

and i share immlass's feeling of inadequacy because everyone else's mixes so far are way more awesome than mine.
posted by rmd1023 at 3:21 PM on January 23, 2010


And what was up with having to fill out customs forms for mailing a small package outta the US? Sheesh.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 3:32 PM on January 23, 2010


Okay, now they're *all* out. Err, I just realized I didn't put my username anywhere. So, fyi, mine are the ones with the dancing vampire-thing on the cover that are all Kinks songs (title: You Don't Got You Really Got Me).
posted by Bigfoot Mandala at 5:29 PM on January 23, 2010


I have no cool name for my mix.

I find that a line from one of the songs, taken sufficiently out of context, almost always provides a great title. Creativity not really required.
posted by OmieWise at 5:29 PM on January 23, 2010


All my swap mates are from either the U.K. or the States, so taking inspiration from some excellent FPPs from the last year about Australian rock history I've sent my fellow Old Timeys a bunch of Australian music going as far back as 1970, eliminating from my list of potential selections any musicians that appeared to have significant and/or sustained success in the American or British music charts (with one obvious and one probably-not-so-obvious exception). I also eliminated any performance that I could find a mention of here on MeFi, rounding the disc off with a handful of covers by Australian artists:

34°55′44″S 138°36′04″E:
1) One More Boring Night in Adelaide - Redgum
2) Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again? - The Angels
3) Standing on the Outside - Cold Chisel
4) I'll Be Gone - Spectrum
5) Turn Up Your Radio - The Masters Apprentices
6) Hindley Street - Powderfinger
7) Paycheques - Tex Perkins
8) Charlie No. 1 - The Whitlams
9) Surf City Limits - The Fauves
10) At First Sight - The Stems
11) Dancing in the Storm - Boom Crash Opera
12) Winter in America - Doug Ashdown
13) Adelaide - Ben Folds
14) We'll Give 'Em Back Their Heroes - Brian May
15) The Passenger - Rowland S. Howard
16) Bow River - Troy Cassar-Daley
17) Eve of Destruction - The Screaming Jets
18) Don't Dream it's Over - Sarah Blasko
19) Eleanor Rigby - Zoot

Sent the discs off yesterday morning; hope they arrive shortly, folks!
posted by MarchHare at 5:41 PM on January 23, 2010


I've put my mix up on Dropbox:

1. Horse & I - Bat For Lashes
2. Throwing Fire At The Sun - Heather Nova
3. Deeper Well - Emmylou Harris
4. Gone Gone Gone - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
5. Cloudy Now - Blackfield
6. We Haven't Turned Around - Gomez
7. Like You - Kristin Hersh
8. Fill Your Sails - Public Symphony
9. Saint - Texas
10. Berlin - Marillion
11. Walk The Walk - Poe
12. Les Morts Dansant - Magnum
13. Woodstock - Matthews Southern Comfort
14. The Mirror - Spooky Tooth
15. Forgiven - Within Temptation

It can be downloaded as a zip here for the next week or two.
posted by salmacis at 3:11 AM on January 24, 2010


Heres mine:
1.red dot • - Pearl Jam
2.Lugubrious Whing Whang - Squirrel Nut Zippers
3.Steelin Home - The Hula Monsters
4.Malfunction - Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet
5.Chromatic Death - Anthrax
6.Fight Club Opening Theme - The Dust Brothers
7.E102-2 - BMX Bandits
8.B.O.U. - Wellwater Conspiracy
9.Seen Your Video - The Replacements
10.Jessica - The Allman Brothers Band
11.Bron-Yr-Aur - Led Zeppelin
12.Guaranteed [Humming Version] - Eddie Vedder
13.Tamacun - Rodrigo y Gabriela
14.I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow (Instrumental) -John Hartford
15.Endgame - R.E.M
16.The Interlocutor - Squirrel Nut Zippers
17.Rolling O - They Might Be Giants

Along with a zip in my drop box (if you are interested) I am currently uploading it so if it 404s give me a lil bit
posted by ShawnString at 5:04 AM on January 24, 2010


Thanks ShawnString! I've downloaded it.
posted by salmacis at 6:51 AM on January 24, 2010


Wow, I am SO much more lo-tech than y'all people. I gave up pretty quick on making the CD-text readable, though it's supposedly in there. And making my CD covers didn't include any software at all-- it involved scribbling like a 3-year-old with oil pastel crayons.

Mine will be in the mail tomorrow. Sorry, microhaus crew. I threw in a wildcard to make up for it.
posted by zennie at 8:06 AM on January 24, 2010


zennie, those look freaking great.
posted by mintcake! at 8:27 AM on January 24, 2010


salmacis…cool let me know what you think. Downloading yrs now
posted by ShawnString at 8:47 AM on January 24, 2010


Church of Sequencers has shipped to the Anti-Folks: my personal trimming-down of fifteen blogworthy electro/nu-disco/avant-dance tracks from a pool of over 400 contenders. I spend unfathomable hours on hipster dance blogs so you don't have to! Lace up those Converse and prepare to dance secretly non-ironically.
posted by mykescipark at 9:24 AM on January 24, 2010


Dropped off SemiSophos' CD on the way out of town Friday morning...so I'm done!
posted by JoanArkham at 9:46 AM on January 24, 2010


I'm not going to post my tracklist, but I will tell you that it's all female vocalists. Seemed as good an idea for a theme as any.
posted by lunit at 4:44 PM on January 24, 2010


Yay! My first CD arrived yesterday and I've just now finished listening - so awesome. Thanks desuetude!
posted by arachnid at 6:01 PM on January 24, 2010


I used my new linocut skills to make you a limited run CD cover mini-print of some bacon and a happy steak on 100lb smooth plate bristol board, which was then handcoloured with delicious fruity-scented markers.

I hope this makes up for all the customs forms.

I AM THE MEAT, a banjo-friendly mix of hornets, octopuses, funnels, birds, bugs, chickens, sex, death, ammunition and unemployment, is suitable for daily use, or as a gift for the most beautiful woman you know. I'll put the track list in my profile.
posted by Sallyfur at 8:48 PM on January 24, 2010


Yaay, glad you liked it, arachnid!
posted by desuetude at 8:50 PM on January 24, 2010


To all who feel their tracklist is inadequate, have you seen mine??? I've got Ciara and Kenny Loggins on it. There is no reason for you to feel shame if I don't.
posted by reenum at 7:08 AM on January 25, 2010


Here's mine - titled "Dancing Therapy", it's a bunch of pop/italo/disco songs that always get me dancing. The zipfile of MP3s is available for download at http://drop.io/mefimixzip

1. Bobby Orlando - How To Pick Up Girls
2. IMS - Dancing Therapy
3. Larabell - I Can't Stop
4. The Cage feat. Nona Hendryx - Do What You Wanna Do
5. Le Jete - La Cage Aux Folles [Instrumental]
6. Lime - Babe, We're Gonna Love Tonight
7. Machine - There But For The Grace of God
8. Love Exchange - Got To Find A Disco
9. Macho - I'm A Man
10. Tumblack - Caraiba
11. Kryptonite - Baby I Don't Know
12. Hot Chocolate - I Just Love What You're Doing
13. Debbie Jacobs - High On Your Love
14. Montreal Sound - Music [Remix]
15. Blue Lazer - Dance Party [Remix]
16. Secession - Touch [Pt 3]
17. Vicious Pink - Cccan't You See [Extended French Version]
18. Ghost Town DJ's - My Boo
posted by stachemaster at 9:35 AM on January 25, 2010


Okay... *whew* I finally got my CDs mailed off today to the Zouks, and can relax and start listening to the incoming mixes. Yay!

I'll post the mixes for download in about a week once the physical product has had a change to find its way to my swap group.

Another six months and we get to do it all again! Wheeee!
posted by hippybear at 12:53 PM on January 25, 2010


oh, and for salmacis and anyone else wanting to do a quick layout job... I've found a great little program that is a lot more intuitive than GIMP, and is available for all platforms.

Inkscape.

It may require some other downloads (I had to update X11 on my Mac), but it worked like a charm, and will be used for just about everything by me when I need just a quick'n'dirty layout.
posted by hippybear at 12:58 PM on January 25, 2010


Here's my mix:

01. Nappy Roots - Good Day
02. The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - Lady Jesus
03. Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - Me And Mia
04. Santogold - Lights Out
05. Oh No Oh My - Walk In The Park
06. Mos Def - Quiet Dog Bite Hard
07. The Bird And The Bee - My Love
08. Friendly Fires - White Diamonds
09. Bill Moss - Number One
10. The Hives - Statecontrol
11. Animal Collective - What Would I Want? Sky
12. Matt & Kim - Daylight
13. Shiny Toy Guns - Season Of Love
14. Jurassic 5 - Swing Set
15. The Pierces - Boy In A Rock And Roll Band

Download
posted by supercrayon at 1:55 PM on January 25, 2010


My burn set:

Index of /2010
Parent Directory
01 - Garden of Eden.mp3
02 - Midnight In Her Eyes.mp3
03 - Have Love Will Travel.mp3
04 - Hurt Like Mine.mp3
05 - Grounds For Divorce.mp3
06 - Oh, I'm A Good Old Rebel.mp3
07 - Girl from the North Country.mp3
08 - To Hell With the Devil.mp3
09 - Testimony.mp3
10 - Fell On Bad Days.mp3
11 - Captured Blues.mp3
12 - Comin' Back.mp3
13 - New York.mp3
14 - Hallelujah.mp3
15 - Flow Like a River.mp3
16 - Cabin Down Below.mp3
17 - Comin' Into Los Angeles.mp3
18 - The Joker.mp3
19 - Bad Company.mp3
20 - Runnin' Thru The Fire.mp3
2010 Burn.rar
21 - Smoke From a Distant Fire.mp3
Image3.jpg

Pick and choose or download the rar.
posted by bjgeiger at 3:19 PM on January 25, 2010


Go Banana, my favorite new word is bevereens.

And yours and reenum's CDs have had the weird effect of making my laptop smell like lotion.
posted by not_on_display at 4:39 PM on January 25, 2010


My playlist:

1. Train That Stole My Main - Two Gallants
2. Something is Not Right With Me - Cold War Kids
3. Adelita - O'Death
4. Float On - Iron Horse
5. Circus Train - skeletonbreath
6. Beautiful Man - Mason Jennings
7. Black Eyed Dog - Nick Drake
8. This Year - Mountain Goats
9. Milk - Kings of Leon
10. Trouble - Ray LaMontagne
11. Heart it Races (Architecture in Helsinki cover) - Dr. Dog
12. Answering Bell - Ryan Bells
13. Exhibit A - The Features
14. Damnit Anna - The Morning Benders
15. Worries - Langhorne Slim

download here
posted by runningwithscissors at 7:14 PM on January 25, 2010


rmd1023: "HI DEADLINE, HOW ARE YOU? NICE TO MEET YOU"

Don't you love the sound they make as they go whooshing by?

Mailed mine. Tracklist up here. Download it here.
posted by IndigoRain at 12:22 AM on January 26, 2010


Don't mean to stupid but how do I open the protected m4a files in some of the swap downloads?
posted by bjgeiger at 2:09 AM on January 26, 2010


Tracklist:

1. chaiyya chaiyya from the soundtrack of the film dil se
2. we baba omncane by busi mhlongo
3. bitilè by habib koité and bamada
4. assibavi by orchestre poly-rythmo du cotonou
5. olé by the funkees
6. african dialects by peter king
7. azon de ma gnin kpevi by orchestre poly-rythmo du cotonou
8. ifã, um canto pra subir by margareth menezes
9. desconocido soy by david byrne
10. olerê camará by alcione
11. batuque by daniela mercury
12. leiley by dania
13. na by ramata diakite
14. yo le le by youssou n’dour
15. 7 seconds by youssou n’dour
16. ja fun mi by king sunny adé and his african beats

Download here
posted by pasici at 4:11 AM on January 26, 2010


Nice work iamkimiam, I'm really digging your mix and only half way through!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:01 AM on January 26, 2010


bjgeiger: you don't. whomever posted a download with protected m4a files needs to take care of business by stripping the DRM out of the files. Perhaps MeMailing them to let them know of their faux pas would be wise.
posted by hippybear at 11:18 AM on January 26, 2010


My I also highly suggest Supercrayon's mix.

Dude digging it hard.
posted by ShawnString at 11:23 AM on January 26, 2010


I just want to fit in, so here's my playlist:

title: NSFW

1) Gilda Radner, Let's Talk Dirty to the Animals
2) Tom Lehrer, Poisoning Pigeons in the Park
3) Cruella DeVille, Those Two Dreadful Children
4) Shel Silverstein, Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out
5) Kids in the Hall, These Are the Daves I Know
6) The Coasters, Charlie Brown
7) Frank Gallop, The Ballad of Irving
8) Fred Blassie, Pencil Neck Geek
9) Benny Bell, Shaving Cream
10) Spike Jones & His City Slickers, Der Fuehrer's Face
11) Orson Bean, The Baloney Song
12) Bowser & Blue, Polka Dot Undies
13) Weird Al Yankovic, Yoda
14) Tex Williams, Smoke, Smoke, Smoke
15) Tim Cavanagh, I Wanna Kiss Her (But She Won't Let Me)
16) Mrs. Miller, The Renaissance of Smut
17) Monty Python, The Penis Song
18) Waitresses, I Know What Boys Like
19) Chuck Berry, My Ding-A-Ling
20) Oscar Brand, The Clean Song
21) Muppets, Mahna Mahna

The link seems to be here. Did I do it right?
posted by not_on_display at 12:06 PM on January 26, 2010


not_on_display: what, no Detachable Penis?
posted by Miss Otis' Egrets at 1:13 PM on January 26, 2010


He had it on there. Musta fallen off.
posted by carsonb at 1:29 PM on January 26, 2010 [3 favorites]


Try looking in the medicine cabinet in the bathroom.
posted by Miss Otis' Egrets at 1:42 PM on January 26, 2010


sharebee is too much hassle for me.......
posted by bjgeiger at 1:44 PM on January 26, 2010


While I appreciate the links to additional mixes, why bother with actually sending CDs to five people if we are putting them online for all to take?
posted by cimbrog at 1:50 PM on January 26, 2010


why bother with actually sending CDs to five people if we are putting them online for all to take

It's not a requirement, it's an option that some are partaking in.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:40 PM on January 26, 2010


While I appreciate the links to additional mixes, why bother with actually sending CDs to five people if we are putting them online for all to take?

I thought the rationale was that not everyone in a swapset will get 5 cds as not everyone who signs up actually sends a mix out. Putting the mixes up online lets people redress the balance.

Also sorry about using sharebee, file sharing and me don't get along and that's the easiest one to use for me. And I think I might an m4a or two in my mix, d'oh! And as I have a Macbook Air, which doesn't even have a bloody cd drive, how did that even happen anyways?! At this point I think my relationship with the music files on my computer can be characterized as:

supercrayon (staring at computer): PC load letter? What the fuck does that mean?! *backhands computer*

Cheers for the kind words ShawnString.
posted by supercrayon at 2:41 PM on January 26, 2010


For those of you messing about with rapidshare and the likes, Dropbox is free. (That link is a referral link which gives both parties extra space.)

So far I've downloaded mixes from IndigoRain, Supercrayon, ShawnString and runningwithscissors (who was the one with one protected file.) I'll do the rest as they get posted. I'll hold off commenting until I've had a proper listen.

Personally, I think swapping a physical CD is getting obsolete - sharing a mix online seems easier and cheaper all round. I only got 3 from the last swap and I've already beaten that, even though I've only had one actual CD from my swapset so far.
posted by salmacis at 3:34 PM on January 26, 2010


BTW - m4a is an unprotected AAC file, m4p is a protected AAC.
posted by salmacis at 3:35 PM on January 26, 2010


Personally, I think swapping a physical CD is getting obsolete - sharing a mix online seems easier and cheaper all round.

Easier and cheaper is overrated. I love that we exchange physical CDs. Even my non-Metafilterarian SO, who giveth not a damn about online internet communities, thinks it's pretty damn cool that I'm getting CDs in the mail every day this week.
posted by desuetude at 3:41 PM on January 26, 2010 [7 favorites]


I really really really want the physical CDs. It's a nice little thing sitting on my shelf. I'm thrilled to have the mixes to download, too, but when I do my physical copies, I actually source the songs from the physical media (if I have that) so the sound quality is better. Plus, the whole ritual of creating the packages and going to the post office and receiving mixes in the mail... It's just totally groovy, and makes me smile.
posted by hippybear at 7:11 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yeah, yeah... I had the protected song. Didn't even think about it before posting. I *think* I've fixed it, so if y'all wanna try again, here's the whole set again. Whinypantses.

Ooh, I get to use my shiny new unicorn "post" button! Hooray!
posted by runningwithscissors at 7:36 PM on January 26, 2010


I know it's counter-intuitive, but there's value in the clunky, inefficient, slow-you-down, costly, time-consuming process of bothering to burn CDs, design covers, find addresses, mail them...and wait.

I had a massively annoying day. Receiving two CDs in the mail and a thank you from a CD-receiver today spared me from taking out today's trifles on my much-deserving car (with a crowbar in hand, ready to go). It kind of turned the whole listing ship around for me, thanks.

The internet is full of hugs and kisses, but you have to go out and get 'em. That can be a soul-sucking, humanless kind of clunky, inefficient, slow-you-down, costly, time-consuming process of getting what you need. Sometimes you just need the love to come right to you, somewhat unexpectedly. More touching of things, less clicking on things.

(Sorry I just sexualized your CDs, swapsetters. I guess I'm trying to say, it meant a lot to get them today.)
posted by iamkimiam at 8:03 PM on January 26, 2010 [4 favorites]


It's not so much the CDs... I don't listen to CDs anymore really, and the songs on these that I like, I'll find for myself online. But getting something in the mail from other Mefites is just awesome. It feels like penpals.
posted by IndigoRain at 9:08 PM on January 26, 2010


Questions: If I want to upload the mp3 files from iTunes to something like Dropbox, so that you people can have a listen, how do I preserve the playing order of the mix? Also, isn't sharing these tunes via the internet ever so slightly illegal?
posted by jonesor at 11:05 AM on January 27, 2010


Also, isn't sharing these tunes via the internet ever so slightly illegal?

So is burning them onto CDs and sending them to people through the mail. Home taping is killing music!

Anyway my CDs are in the mail and hopefully all of my swapmates will be receiving them soon (with an extra bonus).
posted by burnmp3s at 12:37 PM on January 27, 2010


Jonesor: what I did was just made dragged all the files out of my play list (so it makes copies of the files) Then just add 01, 02, 03 to the beginning of the file names.
Then zip them all together, drop them in your public folder and done.
posted by ShawnString at 12:39 PM on January 27, 2010


Here's another set list and download for y'all:

manic shoehorns

1. Love Dance / Minutemen
2. Lucky Today / Cloud Cult
3. Ask the Angels / Patti Smith
4. Clampdown / The Clash
5. The Avenue / Greencards
6. Dance With Me / Old 97's
7. Trouble / Split Lip Rayfield
8. I Will Dare / The Replacements
9. Sheena Is a Punk Rocker / The Ramones
10. So Far Away / Social Distortion
11. The Sky Is a Poisonous Garden / Concrete Blonde
12. The World's a Mess; It's In My Kiss / X
13. White Noise / Trampled by Turtles
14. St. Jimmy / Green Day
15. St. James / The Devil Makes Three

Download
posted by expialidocious at 9:58 AM on January 28, 2010


Los Psychedelics Tracklist

Skylab - Six Nine (intro)
The Millennium - Prelude/To Claudia On Thursday
The Pretty Things - S.F. Sorrow Is Born
Kaleidoscope - Egyptian Gardens
Spacemen 3 - Come Down Easy
Opal - Grains of Sand
The Terminals - Mothlight
Dukes of Stratosphear - Your Gold Dress
Magical Power Mako - Ruding Piano
The Monks - Oh, How to Do Now
West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - Buddha
The Soft Machine - Lullabye Letter/We Did It Again
The Moles - Tendrils And Paracetamol

http://www.mediafire.com/file/mz3qxbjnily/thepsychedelicsmefiwinterswapset.zip
posted by elmono at 11:20 AM on January 28, 2010


Aw, SHEEEEEET. elmono, I am now more excited than ever to receive your mix, knowing that we're both Monks fans! FUCK YES!
posted by Greg Nog at 1:50 PM on January 28, 2010


Glad to know that you're also a fan of the "anti-beatles" Greg. I think you'll enjoy the mix.

I can't wait to hear yours!
posted by elmono at 2:55 PM on January 28, 2010


I got a space food stick!
posted by ChuqD at 4:14 PM on January 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


First two arrived today from arachnid and Myke. Thank you sooooo much!

This whole thing rules so hard I may have to do a little dance.

/does a little dance.

Yeah!
posted by Dandeson Coates, Sec'y at 6:45 PM on January 28, 2010


I was going to wait until I had all 5 mixes (and it looks like we Techno-Tribals will), but I'll just say now that they're all awesome, and people have some cool-ass music tastes and it is totally fun getting mix CDs in the mail with different neato packagings. Yay!
posted by fleacircus at 8:36 PM on January 28, 2010


"Aw, SHEEEEEET. elmono, I am now more excited than ever to receive your mix, knowing that we're both Monks fans! FUCK YES"
posted by Greg Nog

Stop it, stop it, I don't like it!
It's too loud for my ears.
Pussy galore's comin' down and we like it.
We don't like the atomic bomb.
posted by not_on_display at 9:39 PM on January 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


Keep Warm

01. Memory Cassette - Last One Awake (Friend Version)
02. Air France - No Excuses
03. Ladyhawke - Paris is Burning (Cut Copy Remix)
04. CFCF - The Explorers (feat. Sally Shapiro)
05. Bat For Lashes - Daniel (Death Metal Disco Scene Remix)
06. YACHT - Psychic City (Classixx Remix)
07. Memory Tapes - Bicycle
08. The Tough Alliance - A New Chance (The Juan Maclean Remix)
09. Ercola - Follow Me (feat. Annie) (Lifelike Remix)
10. Friendly Fires - Skeleton Boy (Air France Remix)
11. Washed Out - Feel It All Around

Download
posted by naju at 8:37 AM on January 29, 2010


Have received entirely excellent mixes from mykescipark and smartyboots - thank you thank you!
posted by arachnid at 8:39 AM on January 29, 2010


Sent my mixes out yesterday! Less than a week late, which is actually pretty good, for me!

Fun fact: In my family, mucus/boogers/snot was known as "mixes" -- at least, I think that's how it would be spelled; I believe it was a sort of English-sounding corruption of a Greek word for mucus. I don't know if that's a real Greek word, or just slang from Pentalofos, where the family hails from. Anyway, whenever I type the word "mixes", I tend to think, "Heh. Mixes."
posted by Greg Nog at 9:57 AM on January 29, 2010


I received my second CD but, In my zeal, threw away the envelope. So thanks for the "It Was Raining..." CD from...SemiSophos?

So far my swapset has been really mellow. Which is a good thing, since I'm kind of lacking on the mellow music front. As my fellow swappers may have figured out by now.
posted by JoanArkham at 2:04 PM on January 29, 2010


I have arachnid and mykescipark's mixes. Whee! Waiting for the CDs from the rest of you Anti-Folks, hoping there's some presents in my mailbox when i get home.

arachnid, I'm having trouble with your second disk. I'll let you know if I can't get it to read when I try again tonight.
posted by desuetude at 3:33 PM on January 29, 2010


Here's mine:

Civilization and it's Discontents

01 Paul Simon - The Boy in the Bubble
02 Living Colour - Cult of personality
03 Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five - The Message
04 Flight of the Conchords - Inner City Pressure
05 Danny Kaye with the Andrews Sisters - Civilization
06 Gil Scott-Heron - Whitey on the Moon
07 Pete Townsend - I Am Secure
08 Streetlight Manifesto - A Moment Of Silence
09 Peter Gabriel - Here Comes the Flood
10 Flaming Lips - Do You Realize
11 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - jesus of the moon
12 The Chemical Brothers - The Golden Path (ft The Flaming Lips)
13 A hard Rain's A-gonna Fall
14 Prince - Sign 'O' the Times
15 Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry, Be Happy

Download here. Thanks for the Jives for the great mixes so far, and for their patience as I flubbed the deadline and sent atoms late.
posted by Barry B. Palindromer at 3:35 PM on January 29, 2010


As of today I've received all of the mixes from my group. That was fast, considering shelleycat's was from New Zealand. I'm amazed and delighted by the diversity of each mix, and I've only heard a handful of these songs. It'll take a month to digest everything. A++ will swap again!
posted by naju at 4:45 PM on January 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm in for sharing!

BEAT MUSIC 2010:

01 Advertising - Lipstick
02 Todd Rundgren - Mary & The Holy Ghost
03 Bill Laswell - Work Song (Edit)
04 Althea + Donna - Uptown Top Ranking (Live At The BBC)
05 ORS - Moon-Boots
06 Rip Rig & Panic - You're My Kind Of Climate (Party Mix)
07 Cat Stevens - Was Dog A Doughnut?
08 Difford & Tilbrook - Love's Crashing Waves
09 Alden Tyrell - There May Be Dark Days Ahead
10 Robbie Williams - Supreme
11 Utopia - Black Hole
12 Desmond Dekker - Intensified Festival '68
13 Peter Gabriel - Ga Ga
14 Roisín Murphy - Let Me Know
15 John Davis & The Monster Orchestra - Love Magic
16 Lora Logic - Wonderful Offer
17 Nature Zone - Porcupine

Stream it here. And yes - thanks, Jives, for all the awesomeness so far. This is totally fun.
posted by mintcake! at 5:51 PM on January 29, 2010


Two points in favour of physical CDs for me: if I didn't have to send a physical object out into the world, I'd never decide it was 'done', I'd still be thinking about switching out this track for that or redoing some of the transitions. If I didn't receive things on CD, they'd just fall into my ever-expanding download pile and I'd never listen to them, or I'd take a look at the track list and decide I didn't even need to download them in the first place.

Anyway, here's mine.

01 Two Lone Swordsmen - Kist
02 Deepchild - Reconnect
03 Sound Secretion - Beat Trilogy
04 Banabila - Do Something About It
05 Sofa Surfers - Container/The Low Rider (Melted down by Enduro)
06 Mutamassik - M28
07 Scanner vs DJ Spooky - Guanxi
08 Mouse on Mars - Paradical
09 ckid - TV People
10 Milky Globe + James Holden - Sun Spots
11 Pretty Boy Crossover - Sub Holiday
12 Augustus Pablo - Jah Light Version
13 The Bird - Road to Lion
14 Aleksi Virta - Whirlwind Pistols Dub
15 High Pass Filter - Horn Again
16 Unitone - Dag Nabbit (Fila Brazillia remix)
17 Banco de Gaia - China (clouds not mountains)
18 Baier/Box - Duck Dub (Taho remix)
posted by plant at 7:46 PM on January 29, 2010


I finally got mine out in the mail today (only one day later than Greg Nog!). I've received two in the mail so far!

Mixcloud playlist

NORTHBOUND
Mostly Melancholy Songs for Slightly Sunny Days

John Kaada "Blindekjøring"
Oppenheimer "Saturday Looks Bad To Me"
Pernice Brothers "Baby In Two"
Sally Timms "Horses"
Boiled In Lead "Son, Oh Son"
Twink "Cobweb Collector"
Laura Veirs "The Cloud Room"
Miracle Legion "You're The One Lee"
Jack Conte "Yeah Yeah Yeah"
Immaculate Machine "C'Mon Sea Legs"
The Monks Of Doom "Lappish Tea Song"
Garmarna "Gamen"
The Balancing Act "Dangerous Roof"
Harm Farm "Annie Macnaught"
Washington Phillips "I Had A Good Father And Mother"
Damon Albarn/Michael Nyman "Boyd's Journey"
Milk Cult "'63 Mercury Meteor ($500)"
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 12:34 AM on January 30, 2010


Mine's a sort of narrative about apocalyptic signs leading to Armageddon and rebirth, with bonus Riddley-Walker-inspired album art!

1. The World Is Broken - Martin Martini & The Bone Palace Orchestra - 5:04
2. Ultimate - Gogol Bordello - 3:30
3. The Boy In The Bubble - Paul Simon - 3:59
4. Golden Age - TV On The Radio - 4:12
5. Weekend in Western Illinois - The Mountain Goats - 2:43
6. Psalm for the Elks Lodge Last Call - The Weakerthans - 2:45
7. The Sky Is Fallin' - Queens Of The Stone Age - 5:31
8. Time We Left This World Today - Hawkwind - 5:48
9. Of Fire, Wind & Wisdom - Eluveitie - 3:06
10. And The North Star Cried - Kiuas - 6:59
11. Obscure Divine Manifestation - Old Man's Child - 4:20
12. Ascension - Enslaved - 6:46
13. 3rd Planet - Modest Mouse - 3:59
14. Beginning Of The End - W. G. Snuffy Walden - 3:22
15. It Is Accomplished - Peter Gabriel - 2:56
16. And Then The Rains Came - William Elliott Whitmore - 2:17

Download "Revelation 6:12" here!
posted by Greg Nog at 8:04 AM on January 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


I had three mixes waiting for me when I got home last night. One more to go hopefully. I sent mine out last week so hopefully they'll reach America some time this week.
posted by minifigs at 10:15 AM on January 30, 2010


Hey, Anti-Folks, I still only have mykescipark and arachnid's mixes.

*cries*
posted by desuetude at 10:37 AM on January 30, 2010


Exactly Where We're From

DISC 1
01 - Morningwatch by Dolorean
02 - Dream Alone by Artie Garr
03 - Hurley by Pinback
04 - No One Does It Like You by Department of Eagles
05 - Two-Bit Faux Construction by The Aluminum Group
06 - OK Fine by The Thin Man
07 - The Give by Thao w/ The Get Down Stay Down
08 - Guitar Guitar by Liz Janes
09 - Blues on the Ceiling by Karen Dalton
10 - On the Beach by Neil Young
11 - Kiss Distinctly American by Q and Not U
12 - The Coffin of Your True Love by S
13 - Randy by Hello Damascus
14 -

DISC 2
01 - Directions by Sound Directions
02 - Game Is My Middle Name by Betty Davis
03 - Hey by Matthew (as Prince)
04 - Debasement A Go Go by RIAA
05 - Stillness Is the Move by The Dirty Projectors
06 - Testament to Youth in Verse by The New Pornographers
07 - Oh Fine by French Kicks
08 - Dogs Are Cool by Deerhunter
09 - Another Day (Radio edit) by Statistics
10 - A Minha Menina by The Bees (A Band of Bees)
11 - Sunshine by The Presidents of the United States of America
12 - You Cried Me by Jookabox
13 - Happy Birthday by Pizzicato Five
14 - Jackson Contu Barumba by Yesterday's New Quintet
15 -

Hopefully a bunch of stuff you might not have heard amid a few gems you'll recognize. Or vice-versa. A bunch of these tracks were introduced to me in previous swaps. A bunch are from the days I was listening to and filtering through lots and lots of new music (years ago). Nearly everything is ripped from my CD collection in high quality, a few per disc are sourced shadily from the internets. There are cover songs and imposters and one song twice. I like the video for You Cried Me. One of the guys who did that also did a silly video about internet misinformation called About Dogs that I like too. I put the anagrammed tracklist thingy in with the uploads, but didn't include the big picture from NatGeo of glacier cliffs and the NYT building I used for the 'cover'. Again, that's here if you wanna see it.
posted by carsonb at 12:02 PM on January 30, 2010




Hey mintcake! great night driving mix.
posted by ChuqD at 6:01 PM on January 30, 2010


I got my first 2 CDs in the mail yesterday and already discovered some great bands I hadn't heard of yet, thanks a lot threetoed and lunit!

Here's mine:

01 Ef - Ett
02 Caspian - Last Rites
03 pg.lost - The Day Shift
04 Maybeshewill - Accept and Embrace
05 Joy Wants Eternity - From Embrace To Embrace
06 God Is An Astronaut - All Is Violent, All Is Bright
07 Lights Out Asia - Six Points Of Fire
08 Long Distance Calling - Fire In The Mountain
09 The Calm Blue Sea - The Rivers That Run Beneath This City
10 Balmorhea - Night In The Draw
11 The Photographic - Secure

Download
posted by starzero at 5:31 AM on January 31, 2010


This was so fun! I'm really happy I participated.

Lullabyes for Grownups (slow, quiet, indie rock type mix)
01. Band of Horses: No One's Gonna Love You
02. Grizzly Bear: A Good Place
03. Plus/Minus: The Important Thing is Love
04. Bon Iver: Blindsided
05. Calexico: Red Blooms
06. Wilco: How to Fight Loneliness
07. Elliott Smith: Angeles
08. Lou Barlow: Imagined Life
09. Jose Gonzalez: Storm
10. The Weepies: Love Doesn't Last too Long
11. Mirah: Don't Die in Me
12. Rocky Votolato: White Daisy Passing
13. Kings of Convenience: I Don't Know What I Can Save You From
14. Tristeza: Liquid Pyramids
15. The Softies: You and Only You
16. Andrew Kenny: Secrets of the Heart
17. Sufjan Stevens: To Be Alone with You
18. Aloha: Equinox
19. Do Make Say Think: 107 Reasons Why
20. Explosions in the Sky: What Do You Go Home to?
posted by so_gracefully at 2:36 PM on January 31, 2010


I love getting mail from Australia! Thanks for the CD the.carol.baxter.experience, I forgot to bring it to work with me but will give a listen tonight.
posted by JoanArkham at 5:31 AM on February 1, 2010


I was late sending mine out, so I threw in a third (highly self-indulgent) disc to make up for it:

Swing and Dine (ska and rocksteady)
1. "Cuss Cuss" by Lloyd Robinson
2. "Silent River (Runs Deep)" by The Gayletts
3. "Johnny Too Bad" by The Slickers
4. "Fat Man" by Derrick Morgan
5. "This Woman" by Desmond Dekker
6. "Liquidator" by Harry J. and the Allstars
7. "Rocksteady" by Alton Ellis
8. "Ba Ba Boom" by The Jamaicans
9. "Beardsman Ska" by The Skatalites
10. "Swing and Dine" by The Melodians
11. "Cry Tough" by Alton Ellis and The Flames
12. "Somebody's Baby" by Pat Kelly
13. "Don't Touch Me Tomato" by Phyllis Dillion
14. "Island in the Sun" by The Paragons
15. "54-46 That's My Number" by Toots & The Maytalls
16. "Rivers of Babylon" by The Melodians
17. "Fu Manchu" by Desmond Dekker

The Big Sleep (Music as Narcotic)
1. "Another Green World" by Brian Eno
2. "Open the Light" by Boards of Canada
3. "Moonfuzz" by Alias & Ehren
4. "14 31 (Ob-selon Mi-Nos" by Global Communications
5. "Spiegel Im Spiegal" by Arvo Part
6. "Mighty Morphene (Before and After Part 3)" by Kid 606
7. "A Drinking Song (Fur Katja)" by Stephen Mathieu
8. "1-1 (Music for Airports) by Brian Eno

Doom-Mantia (The worst of Electric Wizard)
1. "Return Trip" from Come My Fanatics
2. "Master of Alchemy" from Let Us Prey
3. "The Chosen Few" from Witchcult Today
4. "Saturn's Children" from We Live
5. "Saturnine" from Witchcult Today
6. "Supercoven" from Supercoven
7. "Doom-Mantia" from Come My Fanatics
posted by Bookhouse at 3:23 PM on February 1, 2010


Ah, somehow missed this follow-up thread until now... I missed the deadline by a couple of days, but with a bit of luck they should now have made it across the Atlantic to my fellow Zouks. Anyone else can now grab a copy here. Those with sensitive ears may wish to skip the penultimate track ;)
posted by anagrama at 7:02 AM on February 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


I realllly like anagrama's mix. And not just because it has an Obits song I didn't know about. I hope he's in all my swapsets in the future. All the other Zouk mixes I have so far (4 out of 5) are also quite nice. Hippybear's has Kate Bush and Rowlf the Dog! A match made in heaven! Too bad it's not a duet, right? Immlass's has a lot of unfamiliar covers of familiar songs, which is high up on my own list of mix-success tactics. I love the jazzy version of Mad Tom of Bedlam, I song I know by way of Steeleye Span (but don't they call it something else?). And I need to make a note to check out most of the artists on Ufez Jones's 'Side A'.
posted by Bigfoot Mandala at 5:17 PM on February 2, 2010


I got a cd with songs all about rain! Big rain love here. Big love also for mollymayhem's beautiful handmade cd cover with an appliqué umbrella and real stiches. Makes me happy.

My fella thinks you (the collective you) and me are having an affair I spend so much time with y'all. But he's been easily bought out with the cds arriving in the mail. In fact I think he'd overlook any indiscretions between Metafilter and me if there was a cd in the mail from each and every of you. So baby, how about it?

Four in the pocket, one to go. What a gas this has been.

Spiritualists, I apologise for not abiding by file type rules. If you can't read my cd, let me know and I'll send another proper one.

My pterodactyl internet connection won't cope with carrying a full upload but here's my playlist for the Kerasia Metamix 2010.

1 Better Than – John Butler Trio
2 Headway – Bertie Blackman
3 Take My Hand – Ben Harper & The Blind Boys of Alabama
4 This Is Not The Way Home – The Cruel Sea
5 Here We Go Again – Angus & Julia Stone
6 When In Rome – Nickel Creek
7 My Culture – 1 Giant Leap with Robbie Williams
8 I’m Sure Of It – Blanche
9 Wicked & Lazy – David Byrne
10 Thirsty – The National
11 Four – The Cruel Sea
12 World Keeps Moving Sideways – Chris Wilson
13 We’re Up To Our Necks In It – Skunkhour
14 Save Me From My Own Hand– Barry Adamson
15 Mega Bottle Ride – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
16 Guns Of Brixton – Nouvelle Vague
17 Falling At Your Feet – Daniel Lanos with Bono
18 Last Great American Whale – Lou Reed
19 Brokeback Mountain 1 – Gustavo Santaolalla

I particularly recommend #14. It's "full of damp towels and asthma inhalers".
posted by Kerasia at 12:37 AM on February 3, 2010


I've received two mixes from the other Old Timeys in the mail as of the weekend - glibpaxman's and kingbenny's. Really neat stuff, folks. Glibpaxman's inclusion of The Decemberists was really neat 'cause I'd just seen them in Melbourne on Monday last week, and kingbenny's disc came with an awesome kitty postcard! Hope my discs are making it through the postal system okay!
posted by MarchHare at 1:26 AM on February 3, 2010


I mailed mine a day late (no dollars short, I hope) but I completely forgot about this thread, until a lot later (now!)

Here's my mix:
Last Thing in the Morning
01 - The Matthew Herbert Big Band - Misprints
02 - William Orbit - You Know Too Much about Flying Saucers
03 - The Amorphous Androgynous - The Witchfinder
04 - Telefon Tel Aviv - TTV
05 - Lateduster - Hospital No.32
06 - Hifana - See'em
07 - Kid Koala - Temple of Gloom
08 - Terry S. Taylor - Klayman Shuffle
09 - Doctor Rockit - Café de Flore
10 - LeH - Consepontowa
11 - Two Lone Swordsmen - Ivy and Lead
12 - Utah Saints - Rhinocerous
13 - The Cinematic Orchestra - Channel 1 Suite
14 - The Landau Orchestra - Stevie Bam Jackson
15 - 40winks - I Heart You on Drums (Interlude)
16 - Matmos (With Clodagh Simonds) - Cockles and Mussels
17 - Transporter - Emmentaler Swing
18 - Jamie Lidell - Multiply

I got a bunch of cds from folks, but I forget who some of them were from, and one of them wasn't labeled at all. But thanks guys! I've been rubbing them all over my ears, and they sound great!
posted by aubilenon at 12:33 AM on February 5, 2010


I hope mine have all made to their destinations...I sent out 10 and have received 4.
posted by bjgeiger at 11:55 AM on February 5, 2010




I ended up sending mine a day or two late, but I've really happy with how it turned out. I've gotten 2 from others folks, and have heard from at least one other person on when it's coming, so all good so far from our group.

And this cracks me up. So glad the Ziggy return address label made it into the photo.

1. Poke Her Face - Kanye West (Feat. Kid Cudi, Common, Lady Gaga)
2. Whiskey in the Jar - The Crofters
3. Another Shot Of Whiskey - The Gits
4. Lift Up Your Hearts - Winston Churchill and the Band from the Future
5. Like A Staring Contest - The Future Kings Of Nowhere
6. When You're Older - Kate Earl
7. Multitude Of Casualties - The Hold Steady
8. Punk Rock Heaven - Mary Prankster
9. Velvet Rabbit - Kimya Dawson
10. Heads Up, Hearts Down - I Fight Dragons
11. When I Went Off My Medication - King Of Prussia
12. Thank You - The Cut-Offs
13. Photograph - Jason Falkner
14. Gimme Some Lip - The Thieves
15. Let Go - Ingrid Michaelson
16. Anything But Love - Squirrel Nut Zippers
17. Kiss With A Fist - Florence And The Machine
18. Alternative Girl - Holiday With Maggie
19. Dinosaurs - King Missile
20. You Are My Sunshine - Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash
21. Lee Harvey Was a Friend of Mine - Laura Cantrell
posted by ivey at 12:44 PM on February 5, 2010


Here is a link to my mix.

Here is the setlist:

Baby, You're Doing It Right

Song*Album*Artist
In The Papers*Jewels&Binoculars*Bob Dylan
The Trip*Nuggets*Kim Fowley
Froggie Went A-Courtin' *Good As I Been To You*Bob Dylan
Burning Airlines Give You So Much More*Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy*Brian Eno
Ready To Go*Gospel Store Front*Lo Moda
Thunder Road*The Brave And The Bold*Tortoise & Bonnie "Prince" Billy
Hymn Amerika*Human Bell*Human Bell
Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down*High Atmosphere*Frank Profitt
Jonas Got A Tooth*Long Live the Well-Doer*Arbouretum
James & The Quiet*James & The Quiet*Wooden Wand
Holy War*Low Road*Okay
Dramamine*Tiny Cities*Sun Kil Moon
Honest James*Trees Outside The Academy*Thurston Moore
Going to the Sea*The Anomoanon*The Anomoanon
What A Beautiful Place*What a Beautiful Place*Catherine Howe
New Partner*Edinburgh 2006*Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Cyprus Avenue*Astral Weeks*Van Morrison
Broken Bones*Landscape of Bone*Hush Arbors
Baby Blue Eyes*Bamboo*Dennis Wilson

xoOmieWise
posted by OmieWise at 4:34 PM on February 6, 2010


Mailed my mix cd's today - I am the uber-slacker!
Apologies to my fellow Anti-folks who've been very patient with me.
posted by robotot at 8:47 PM on February 7, 2010


My mailbox isn't big enough to fit a CD in and my apartment office now refuses to hold packages. The first four CDs I picked up at the post office (thanks, guys! But I think the Swagger© is causing a reaction with the Funkatryl©). But pick_the_flower's CD got shoved in my mailbox and snapped in half. I had a sad CD day :(
posted by cimbrog at 9:53 PM on February 7, 2010


just got the last mix CD in the mail yesterday. Pretty excellent stuff all around. pick_the_flower's CD had some damage on it's surface, but I managed to get it ripped successfully, so I will be able to experience it in all it's glory. Looking forward to my 4 hour car ride on Friday so I can listen to all of the CDs one after another.

I hope everyone enjoyed my mix. MeMail me if you'd like the track listing.
posted by grandsham at 10:36 PM on February 10, 2010


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