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Fire up your CD-burning lazercheeses, rifle your music collection swamp for suitable floaters, and elect your stamp-licking uberminions. MeFiSwap 2011-1 commences.

Twice a year for the last several years, hunnerds of MeFites have compiled their most brilliant tunes, burned them onto handy, decorative CD-Rs, and mailed them across the globe.

>>>>>>> To sign up, send me an email with BOTH your MeFi username and your mailing address at:
tediseasy [at] gmail [doot] com

I will reply with a form letter confirmation saying something along the lines of 'You're signed up to swap!' and acknowledging any special requests.

Before you sign up, however, please familiarize yourself with the swap guidelines:
  • Swapsets consist of 6 people. You mail out 5 copies of your mix to the other swapset members, and in return you get 5 different mixes mailed to you.
  • We swap audio CD-Rs. Your swapmates should be able to put the disc you send them into just about any CD player and have it work. If you want to swap data discs (loaded with .mp3s) or tapes or something and enough are interested, I can set up a side-swap. Please do not send any media other than a music CD-R without running it by your swapset first.
  • If you signed up to participate last time but didn't mail out your mix, you are not invited to swap again you damned mooch. Maximum pukka is attained through 100% participation. If you sign up to participate this time, do so with the full intention of mailing out at least 5 mix CDs within ~6 weeks from today. If you didn't get all 5 mixes in a previous swap, feel free to email me so I can keep track of who's eligible to swap again and who's not.
  • You may be asked to mail overseas, and if you live outside the USA, you will most definitely be asked to mail packages to foreign countries. Special requests regarding mail should be included in your sign-up email.
  • Communication is important so if you can't get your mixes out by the mailing deadline (see below), let me or the other members of your swapset know.
Deadlines
Here's some schedule:
  • Sign-ups close in ~2 weeks on Sunday, January 30th, 2011.
  • Swapset assignments will go out shortly thereafter via email.
  • The mailing deadline will be about a month after the swapset assignments go out, tentatively set for February 28, 2011. The sooner you mail out your mixes, the better!
If you would like to be in two swapsets (mailing 10 copies of your mix out) or if you have any other specific requests or restraints, please include them in your sign-up email. I will honor them the best I can, but no promises. I'll be around here to answer any other questions or concerns.

Yay, happy swapping!
posted by carsonb to MetaFilter-Related at 3:16 PM (115 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

I, sadly, had my life kind of fall apart and still have not shipped out the CDs required from the last CD swap.

I will be making good on that as soon as I can put them together, and will not be participating this time around.

I apologize to everyone in my swap group for having poor follow-through this time around. (Although I'm not the only one in my swap group who didn't mail out, so maybe I'll prompt the other flake to follow through also.)
posted by hippybear at 3:37 PM on January 14, 2011


Oh, and these questions always seem to come up:

Packaging: Most folks use the standard padded mailer, but if you can figure out a way to deliver your mix without it bending, breaking, or otherwise becoming damaged then go nuts.

Themes: Make a theme for your mix! Or don't! Put what you wanna put on your mix.

Liner notes: Some include detailed liners with the mix disc. Some put them online to be referenced later. Some just send a bare, unmarked disc (don't do this though; at least put your username on it or something).
posted by carsonb at 3:38 PM on January 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Email is in and I am EXCITED!
posted by immlass at 3:38 PM on January 14, 2011


I never sign up for these things. I signed up for this one. BRACE YOURSELVES.
posted by Zozo at 3:46 PM on January 14, 2011


I've done this twice now and have not received a bad mix. Each one has introduced me to new music, each one is like a fascinating glimpse into a stranger's life. (I guess that sounds like a musical form of stalking. Sorry swap buddies.)
posted by naju at 4:05 PM on January 14, 2011


Awesome! In!
posted by Go Banana at 4:08 PM on January 14, 2011


What's a CD?
posted by found missing at 4:11 PM on January 14, 2011


Just a few clarifications/requests:

If necessary, or if you don't want mail to you to have your username on it, include your real name as a part of your mailing address.

Also, please include your country in your mailing address, even if you're in the USA.

Confirmation emails are trickling out (I'm at work), so if you don't hear back from me right away, don't worry. I'll respond soon with either your confirmation or a request for more information.

Thanks!
posted by carsonb at 4:58 PM on January 14, 2011


I signed up. It's been a while since I've done one, but I'll try my best.
posted by drezdn at 5:15 PM on January 14, 2011


Signed up! Before I saw the request to include country name in the mailing address, though, sorry.
posted by rhiannonstone at 5:31 PM on January 14, 2011


I'm not eligible for this swap as I, er, still have CDs to send out to last go-round's swap set. Which I am so going to do now that my memory has been jogged.

So, sorry Brown Eyes that you got shafted. Think of the CDs that will be on their way to you as just... kinda late Christmas presents.

I sort of have an excuse: I found out I was pregnant (after I'd signed up) and proceeded to lose seven months of my life while I had no energy to do ANYTHING other than work and gestate. Now that I'm not working, I have time for things like "going to the post office" and "putting away my laundry." But anyhow, sheepish and very sorry.
posted by sonika at 5:35 PM on January 14, 2011


so maybe I'll prompt the other flake to follow through also.

I RESEMBLE THAT REMARK.
posted by sonika at 5:36 PM on January 14, 2011


Let's do this; I missed my chance last year.
posted by ddaavviidd at 5:44 PM on January 14, 2011


This was so fun last time! If you are a first timer, Check out the previous follow up threads where many people posted downloadable versions of their mixes.
posted by soelo at 6:08 PM on January 14, 2011



Awesome. After receiving some great covers from the last round (especially from arcticwoman and cheap_paper, and from an 09' swap - owtytrof) I thought that I and metafilter would love to see the rest of the great covers being produced, and ended up creating a flickr group for it.
posted by fizzix at 6:22 PM on January 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'll definitely have to put more effort into a cover this time. Mine was just plain paper with the track names, while everyone else made lovely covers. Kind of embarrassing. I enjoyed making the mix, though and the ones I received introduced me to a lot of great music.
posted by Dismantled King at 6:57 PM on January 14, 2011


I'm in like Howard Zinn. Standard disclaimers apply (expect Todd Rundgren to make an appearance or six, etc.)...
posted by mintcake! at 7:15 PM on January 14, 2011


I'm in. You're getting either alt gothic country tinged with dark cabaret or retro big band.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:22 PM on January 14, 2011


I'm in! Woot! Woot!
posted by fyrebelley at 8:23 PM on January 14, 2011


I'm in!! Forgot to include USA in my email, too. Sorry.
posted by puritycontrol at 8:52 PM on January 14, 2011


In! The last two rounds were damn fun.
posted by pedmands at 9:03 PM on January 14, 2011


In! It's just you, me, and the sultry musical stylings of Mr. Justin Bieber, future swappies!

My soul is damned.
posted by arachnid at 9:28 PM on January 14, 2011


I also forgot to put USA in my address, so I am sad CD-mixing panda. In my defense, my email was in before the request was made.
posted by immlass at 9:34 PM on January 14, 2011


No sweat on the country thing, so cheer up sad panda. It's just a convenience thing for me 'cause my fingers hate CTRL+ENTER.
posted by carsonb at 9:47 PM on January 14, 2011


I'm down for another round; it was very fun to mix, give and receive.
posted by stachemaster at 9:57 PM on January 14, 2011


Yay!!! I'm so looking forward to another round of this - I'm in!!!
posted by seawallrunner at 10:03 PM on January 14, 2011


Maximum pukka is attained

Jamie Oliver, is that you?

Anyway, I haven't done one in ages, so consider me In Like Howard Zinn (tm mintcake!) as well!
posted by scody at 10:37 PM on January 14, 2011


In! Again!

Actually one of my swapset members from the summer was way behind schedule and I just received their mix about a month ago .. kinda cool, makes it almost a year round thing.
posted by mannequito at 12:24 AM on January 15, 2011


Whoop whoop! I did an excellent job the first year and a piss-poor job the second. THIS YEAR IS THE COMEBACK.
posted by Shepherd at 2:44 AM on January 15, 2011


Loving this--I've been wanting to do some music-swapping lately, and what better network?

Any interest in a cassette-only swapset?
posted by Chichibio at 3:31 AM on January 15, 2011


I'm in. The last swap was one of the best ones yet, with all members sending disks - a couple sent two- and the effort put into the covers was exceptionally strong. I resolve to do a better job of my cover this time.
posted by salmacis at 4:08 AM on January 15, 2011


Jamie Oliver, is that you?

Heh, I was reading a dictionary at summer camp about 15 years ago when I came across pukka. I said to myself then, 'This is your superlative, young man, to use and disseminate and popularize!'

Jamie Oliver is the chef who makes delicious and healthy cafeteria food for public school kids, right? Where the heck was that guy 15 years ago?
posted by carsonb at 6:31 AM on January 15, 2011


This was so fun last time! If you are a first timer, Check out the previous follow up threads where many people posted downloadable versions of their mixes.
posted by soelo at 9:08 PM on January 14 [+] [!]


Can someone link to previous playlist examples before I commit? I want to make sure I understand the concept!
posted by thinkpiece at 7:03 AM on January 15, 2011


I'm in!
posted by limeonaire at 7:18 AM on January 15, 2011


thinkpiece - see metatalk items tagged with mefiswap
posted by artlung at 7:25 AM on January 15, 2011


Thanks, art, perf.
posted by thinkpiece at 8:00 AM on January 15, 2011


Long-time bystander, first time participant. My sincerest hope is to receive mixes that are as unusual as the one I just made.
posted by sleevener at 8:11 AM on January 15, 2011


My debut quonsar swap went so well, ain't no way I can miss out on this.
posted by the bricabrac man at 9:28 AM on January 15, 2011


I'm definitely in; the last swap resulted in some fantastic mixes.
posted by .kobayashi. at 10:42 AM on January 15, 2011


My special request is for a side-swap involving mix cds conveniently packaged together with COOKIES. OM NOM NOM.
posted by so_gracefully at 10:52 AM on January 15, 2011


As of this second, all emails are replied to in one sense or another. We're up to 50 participants already! and this is looking to be one of the more popular swaps in recent history.

If you received anything in reply that didn't start with "Well Hello Swapper!" then I need to hear back from you with additional info/clarifications/etc.

Also, memail doesn't work well at all for this. Please send me email at the address in the post (also found in my profile). Thanks!
posted by carsonb at 11:57 AM on January 15, 2011


To those of you who have been prompted by the swap announcement to come through and get your unmailed mixes from swaps past out, that is AWESOME and once you're caught up you are of course welcome to swap again next time around.
posted by carsonb at 11:59 AM on January 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Aww yeah, I'm so in!
posted by aheckler at 1:30 PM on January 15, 2011


In Like Flint.
posted by conrad53 at 1:44 PM on January 15, 2011


I did this once long ago on Monkeyfilter, and I just relistened to those mixes. They were great. I'm in for this one.
posted by kimdog at 1:59 PM on January 15, 2011


I hang out for this every 6 months, and everytime I dilly-dally and end up creating, packaging and posting right at the last minute (or a couple of days later). I will endeavour to be more organised this time.
posted by robotot at 2:40 PM on January 15, 2011


Rock on. Which is exactly what my mix is going to do.
posted by She Talks To Angels at 4:35 PM on January 15, 2011


Yay! It's that time of year! Just the thing to get that unholy pong of eggnog to dissipate.

If you want to, you can see what my previous victims have suffered by looking at the swapset tracklists I put in my profile page.
posted by Sallyfur at 4:39 PM on January 15, 2011


I don't do a lot around here but would love to be involved in this one.

Thanks carsonb for doing the legwork.

My mix will be an eclectic mix of Kiwi music and might (as I am on the other side of the world to most MeFites) take a little while longer to get to people.
posted by nixit at 11:29 PM on January 15, 2011


I finally got brave and signed up. I already have a playlist started...be afraid, be very afraid.
posted by biscotti at 6:51 AM on January 16, 2011


I'm in, no doubt to the eventual disappointment of my swapmates. My musical tastes are so pedestrian as to be arrested for jaywalking, but I'm in anyway.
posted by Janta at 12:13 PM on January 16, 2011


Thank you so much for arranging this! This will be my first one, and I love swapping music. Huzzah!
posted by shortyJBot at 12:25 PM on January 16, 2011


Yay! So excited! Already finished my first mix and am at work on a second one. I may even include some songs that are not by Paul Weller!
posted by scody at 1:21 PM on January 16, 2011


*gasp* =^O
posted by carsonb at 11:07 PM on January 16, 2011


In!
posted by spherical_perceptions at 12:56 AM on January 17, 2011


I'm in and hope you all like my current musical tastes. Personally, I am excited by the prospect of alt gothic country tinged with dark cabaret. I'm not sure my lab mates who will be forced to listen at work will feel the same, but it can't be worse than the time I made them listen to Puffy AmiYumi.
posted by maryr at 8:23 AM on January 17, 2011


I've been avoiding this forever because I don't think my musical tastes are all that interesting, but then I remembered the week my coworker played nothing but Wesley Willis. So, let's see if I can do better than that.
posted by hades at 9:50 AM on January 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


alt gothic country tinged with dark cabaret

i want to be in maryr's swapset!
posted by slappy_pinchbottom at 9:50 AM on January 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


er, scrolling back, i guess i mean in brandon blatcher's.....
posted by slappy_pinchbottom at 9:53 AM on January 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Here's what the previous alt gothic country mix was, from the previous cd swap (Hit me up via Mefimail if you want a CD). A bit more of of that (different songs though) with dark cabaret sans Dresden Dolls woven in.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:39 AM on January 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


I am in. This is great timing, because I've just pulled a ton of my old music off of mp3 cds, doubling my music library.
posted by Gordafarin at 11:36 AM on January 17, 2011


Here's what the previous alt gothic country mix was

Heh! I went to high school with (the awesome) 16 Horsepower's Dave Edwards, back in the days before he went by David Eugene and started dressing like a 19th-century itinerant preacher. I had a little crush on him for awhile, particularly during that semester when he had the most beautiful raspberry-jello colored hair... His first band was about two steps away from being an Alarm cover band (this was the mid-'80s, so I do not mean that as an insult), and he used to eat a lot of Hostess fruit pies at lunch.

posted by scody at 12:21 PM on January 17, 2011 [3 favorites]


What did he dress like before?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:44 PM on January 17, 2011


standard mid-'80s punk-ish dude style... jeans, band t-shirts, thrift store grandpa sweaters, army or leather jackets, floppy hair over one eye. He was cute! Somewhere in my vast collection of teenage memorabilia that's scattered among boxes somewhere, I have the breathless review of his first band's first concert (an all-ages show at some dingy club in front of maybe 100 or so kids) that I wrote for my high school paper, with the confident declaration that They Would Be Stars One Day!
posted by scody at 1:34 PM on January 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Was he playing just guitar or where there other instruments?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 3:01 PM on January 17, 2011


He played guitar (and I think he was originally a drummer) but I don't recall him playing anything else at the time with his first couple of bands I saw him with. I don't think I've seen him since c. 1988 or '89, so pre-16HP.
posted by scody at 3:21 PM on January 17, 2011


In like sin. Went complicated-theme last time (every song's title had "Gloria" or "Glory" in it), so this time I might just keep it simple and throw on whatever sounds cool.
posted by Paragon at 5:37 PM on January 17, 2011


I'm in but I don't exactly have an address at the moment (oh the joys of graduating and entering The Real World), so I'll email later.
posted by showbiz_liz at 9:01 PM on January 17, 2011


For those of us who have massive libraries of mp3, but also have access to iTunes and conversion programs, what formats should the songs be in??

We swap audio CD-Rs. Your swapmates should be able to put the disc you send them into just about any CD player and have it work. If you want to swap data discs (loaded with .mp3s) or tapes or something and enough are interested, I can set up a side-swap. Please do not send any media other than a music CD-R without running it by your swapset first.

thank you.
posted by seawallrunner at 10:20 PM on January 17, 2011


For those of us who have massive libraries of mp3, but also have access to iTunes and conversion programs, what formats should the songs be in??

It will be listed as "Audio CD" in pretty much any program that you use to burn the CDs. Here are the directions from Apple for how to do it in iTunes. "Audio CD" means that the CD is just tracks of audio, as opposed to a "Data CD" that would have computer files on it.
posted by burnmp3s at 1:03 PM on January 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


In! I'm feeling a little homesick this summer so prepare to be inundated with heavy Americana swapmates!
posted by supercrayon at 5:27 PM on January 18, 2011


I'm in~
posted by rmless at 12:59 PM on January 20, 2011


Oooh, in! I'm supposed to be making a mix as a late holiday present to a certain lovely lady, so hopefully this will give me the added kick in the pants necessary to actually put something nice together.
posted by Devika at 8:48 AM on January 21, 2011


All signed up and ready to rock!
posted by ElectricBlue at 8:18 PM on January 21, 2011


I can tell I'm excited about this swap because I dreamed about it last night. Of course, the part that included the swap was the part where the IRS dropped a $300K tax bill on me for all the money I'd made on the swap, so maybe I'm anxious about the swap too. But I did dream about it!
posted by immlass at 9:56 AM on January 22, 2011


awesome! i am in! i am doing this!
posted by chickadee at 2:55 PM on January 23, 2011


Am I the only person who waits for the swapset name and then makes something themed entirely around that? Is everyone now building ultimate mixes while I wait to scramble like an idiot?
posted by Shepherd at 2:08 PM on January 25, 2011


Shepherd, I don't think you are the only one who hasn't started on their mix yet. I started and then stopped and am still trying to decide between two themes (on two discs) or no theme.
posted by soelo at 3:08 PM on January 25, 2011


Am I the only person who waits for the swapset name and then makes something themed entirely around that?

This will be my fourth time participating and it has never even occurred to me to base the theme of my mix on the swapset name. Also, unless I've been too obtuse to pick up on it, I don't think any of the other members of my swapsets have done so. Some have made cover art based on the swapset name, but not the mix itself.

I have a hard enough time coming up with a good, flowing, well thought out mix without handicapping myself by trying to conform to carsonb's completely random and arbitrary assignment of a swapset name. If you are able to do that, my hat is off to you.
posted by pasici at 6:56 AM on January 26, 2011


The last time I did this (six years ago, nearly) I actually compiled two completely different sets of tunes only for everything to fall to pieces. I still find those disks and feel guilty (so if you were one of the non-recipients, get in touch - I'll send you your disk!).

What the hell, I'm in. I miss doing it.
posted by Grangousier at 1:08 PM on January 26, 2011


OK, it's been nearly 2 weeks, and sign-ups close day-after-tomorrow, on Friday!

- If you chimed in here in this thread wanting to participate, but didn't send me your MeFi username and mailing address in an email at the address listed in my profile (please no memail!), YOU ARE NOT SIGNED UP. Send me that email and we'll get you sorted out.

- If you did send me an email and haven't yet had a response that started with something like, "Well hello swapper! You're signed up to swap!" confirming that you're participating, please email me again. At this point I'm 99% sure everyone who's contacted me to sign up is in fact signed up.

- If you're itching to mail your mixes out, the good news is that swapsets are being ordered and checked and double-checked starting now and should be out by Monday evening at the latest. Once you know who you're swapping with, there's no need to wait for the mailing deadline* to act—stick those mailers in a post box ASAP!

- Any suggestions for swapset names? There'll probably be 19 groups this time. I'm drawing a blank and would hate to resort again to something as topical and inane as last swap.

* Mailing deadline is still set for Monday, Feb 28. If, for whatever reason, you're going to miss the deadline please please please! let your swapset or myself know.
posted by carsonb at 6:46 PM on January 26, 2011


Well... I don't think any of this really helps, but...
posted by maryr at 9:05 PM on January 26, 2011


The elements hydrogen(1) through potassium(19)?
posted by soelo at 9:06 PM on January 26, 2011


If it hasn't been done yet, girl groups of the sixties could be fun. (I just sent carsonb a list.)
posted by naju at 9:23 PM on January 26, 2011


I so want in on this.
posted by narwhal bacon at 12:01 AM on January 27, 2011


I'm in and excited.
posted by reductiondesign at 2:23 PM on January 28, 2011


Haven't gotten my mailing / swap list yet. Hope it's coming soon, because I'm excited!
posted by dchrssyr at 11:51 AM on February 1, 2011


In all fairness, a few ladies have fallen for carsonb recently, so dude might be, uh, busy.
posted by mintcake! at 11:58 AM on February 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yeahhhh, I'm working on it. Sorry for the slow turnaround. I'm crossing my fingers for this evening, but it depends on how busy work is.
posted by carsonb at 3:00 PM on February 1, 2011


I'm not trying to rush you, carsonb. I was just fishing to make sure that they hadn't gone yet and I'd somehow missed the boat.
posted by dchrssyr at 3:11 PM on February 1, 2011


No, no, I feel bad because I'm always late putting this part together. I need to streamline my process at some point.
posted by carsonb at 4:40 PM on February 1, 2011


NASA Astronaut Group 5 had 19 people in it.

Of do the first 19 moons of Saturn or Jupiter or asteroids, first 19 elements of the periodic table, etc

The tv show, My So called Life had 19 episodes.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:02 PM on February 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Thanks Brandon! I had two people respond earlier with different lists: Girl Groups (of the 60's?) and Favorite Episodes of Dragnet. I just combined the two lists to get the swapset names this time around.
posted by carsonb at 5:51 PM on February 1, 2011


Working on my mix this afternoon! It's made up of everything I know best, so I apologize to you all, because what I know best is scratchy field recordings made in Appalachia in the 30s and 40s. It can't be helped...
posted by Polyhymnia at 2:24 PM on February 2, 2011


My mix is finished. Now I just need to know who to inflicit it upon.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:43 PM on February 2, 2011


Finished two different mixes last night because after not participating for so many years, I decided to go all Little Lebowski Haughey Urban Achiever on this one. Now to obtain my list of victims upon which to inflict my ALL PAUL WELLER ALL THE TIME mixes!
posted by scody at 2:59 PM on February 2, 2011


OK, OK, I hear you!

Swapset assignment mailings went out just now. Here's the list of all the swapset names. Like I said above, Girl Groups + Dragnet, combined more or less in the order they were suggested. Yow:

The Angel Dognappers
The Apollas Squeeze
The Big Supremes
The Chiffons Racket
The Cookie Swindle
The Crystal Interrogations
The Crystal Trials (oh shit this just now popped up because I switched around one of the names. fail. *sigh* *doesn't care anymore*)
The Dixie Cup Frustration
The Dolls Problem
The Exciters High
The Fur Burglary Blossom
The Marvelette Clan
The Pearl Riders
The Ronettes Explosion
The Royalette Departure
The Senior Popsicles
The Shangri-La Shootings
The Shirelle Jobs
The Socialite Shipments
The Three Degree Investigations
posted by carsonb at 5:10 PM on February 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Awesome, thank you. I think the Angel Dognappers might be missing one of the addresses, though - I only count 5.
posted by Paragon at 5:37 PM on February 2, 2011


COOKIE SWINDLE. Awesome.
posted by mintcake! at 5:45 PM on February 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Thanks Paragon, I did forget to include a mailing address. Hopefully fixed now.

I also managed to accidentally hit 'send' before I was done putting together emails for two swapsets. It's likely I've made other mistakes. *shameface*

Let me know here or in email and I'll fix anything else wrong (with the swap, ahem) ASAP.

Thanks everyone for your patience and your participation. Happy swapping!
posted by carsonb at 6:00 PM on February 2, 2011


woot! Thanks for organizing this, Carson, and thanks for giving me the excuse to take a break from crying and yelling in my living room whilst listening to Aljazeera to go to the store to get a spindle of CDs and some mailers.
posted by scody at 8:51 PM on February 2, 2011


Yeah, thanks Carson, these things are always fun and opposed me to all sorts of great new music.

When the zombie apocalypse comes, I do hope you're of the people holed up on the water platforms.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:49 AM on February 3, 2011


Dolls Problem woot! I've finished the mixes and I'm almost done with the packaging. I too just got a new spindle of media and a new printer. Having a committed project gives me all kinds of useful justification for buying new electronics I wanted anyway.
posted by Babblesort at 7:44 AM on February 3, 2011


Thanks again for organizing this Carson!

To the Chiffons Racket: I've just finished the cover for my mix and it's going out soon -- maybe as soon as tomorrow. The last couple of mixes have been imaginary soundtracks to novels. This one's based on Denis Johnson's Fiskadoro.
posted by .kobayashi. at 2:33 PM on February 4, 2011


Yeehaw!

After several hours burning CDs, cutting patterned paper into funny shapes, gumming up library books with purple glue, stickering it up, and standing in line at the post office, my swap contribution is complete!

Ten people are going to be very happy next week--hopefully. :) Let's just say that my musical taste ranges towards the eclectic.
posted by ElectricBlue at 4:04 PM on February 4, 2011


I'm having fun playing with a new LightScribe drive I just installed... Wowie zowie, do detailed graphics take a long time to burn. They look neat, though.

Discs by the end of next week, Apollas Squeezes.
posted by mintcake! at 2:02 PM on February 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Mixes finished; final touches being put on liner notes; the burning of witches discs begins in earnest tonight. Watch your mailboxes in the next week or so, Dolls Problem and Pearl Riders!
posted by scody at 2:29 PM on February 5, 2011


Alright fellow Apollas Squeezes, I've managed to get all your mixes packaged up and ready to go. They'll be in the mail tomorrow!
posted by aheckler at 2:55 PM on February 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


The last couple of mixes have been imaginary soundtracks to novels.

That's really interesting: mine is the soundtrack to an imaginary novel.
posted by Zozo at 9:18 AM on February 7, 2011


I want to hear Polyhymnia's scratchy Appalachian recordings.
posted by Sallyfur at 11:04 AM on February 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Mine are in the mail. I also uploaded it to MixCloud because... because I wanted to see if I could. Seems I could, so I did. Would possibly be a bit unfair to give the URL out too generally (Twitter already posted it, even though I didn't ask it to) until the disks have had a chance to arrive, wouldn't it?
posted by Grangousier at 6:09 AM on February 10, 2011


I think so, yes.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:22 AM on February 10, 2011


I want to hear Polyhymnia's scratchy Appalachian recordings.

Seconded!
posted by supercrayon at 4:35 PM on February 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wow, I already got Consonants Without Vowels' (excellent) CD yesterday. Go Cookie Swindles! My mix is done, the liner notes printed up and placed in cases, but I have to go get some envelopes and more CDs today...
posted by limeonaire at 8:21 AM on February 13, 2011


Attention Dolls Problem peoples. I just got back from the post office. Your CDs are in the mail!
posted by Babblesort at 9:45 AM on February 14, 2011


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