MeFiSwap 2012-2 The Swappening Mailing Deadline is Saturday July 21! Do it! July 20, 2012 3:15 PM   Subscribe

MeFiSwap 2012-2, The Swappening, is almost over! I'm on my way to the post office this afternoon to mail out my mixes, and I can't wait to dig in to all the mixes from the (put-together, ahead-of-the-game, super-awesome) swappers who have already mailed out. If you're signed up to swap, the mailing deadline is tomorrow, Saturday, July 21!

Have you mailed out already? How did your mix turn out? How are the mixes you've gotten so far?

Did you miss sign-ups this time? Want to swap the next time around? Don't press your luck guessing when sign-ups will open—
email me at tediseasy at gmail doot com
to request inclusion on the Next Swap Notification List!

Also, please remember that if you are signed up to swap and don't mail out your mixes you are not freakin' welcome to swap ever again, dammit. Do it, get 'em in the mail, and if you can't make the deadline you have the email addresses of your swapmates—do the right thing and let them know you'll be late.

On a related note, those of you who signed up to be a pinch swapper are Glorious Champions of the Internet, and I will be contacting you over the next several weeks with requests for additional copies of your mix. If you didn't sign up for this mix, but would like to still make someone's day and fill in for a scumbag mooch as a Pinch Swapper, hit me up in the email (no memail! email!) and you can still participate.

Pinch Swappers is a great idea that I'm still working out the kinks for, but if you have any other ideas that would make future swaps all the more awesome, let's hear 'em!

Thanks to everyone for making the MeFiSwap maybe the best thing going on the 'tubes once again. Y'all rock!
posted by carsonb to MetaFilter-Related at 3:15 PM (114 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

I mailed mine out today. I'm pretty stoked about it.
posted by Slinga at 3:20 PM on July 20, 2012


Mailed out today to the Julias. Yay!
posted by Babblesort at 3:33 PM on July 20, 2012


Mine are in the mail today. Yea me! And as a bonus one for the awesome carsonb
posted by ShawnString at 3:46 PM on July 20, 2012


Yay you!
posted by carsonb at 3:53 PM on July 20, 2012


I really liked ancillary's disc art. I still don't know how people do that... is it a sticker?

Mostly just worried that my mix will be too weird.
posted by koucha at 4:17 PM on July 20, 2012


Mostly just worried that my mix will be too weird.

These tend to be my favorite mixes.
posted by mykescipark at 4:22 PM on July 20, 2012


Yeah sometimes too weird is just weird enough, you know?
posted by carsonb at 4:29 PM on July 20, 2012


I stressed so much over this, trying to make The Perfect Mix, then threw up my hands this week and decided to just burn the personal playlist that I've been listening to. I hope The Blackbirds are an open-minded group, because the mix is kind of... eclectic. They'll be in the mail tomorrow morning, as soon as I pick up some padded envelopes!
posted by specialagentwebb at 4:53 PM on July 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


I've already RECEIVED four out of five of the Gently Weeping Guitars' mixes. We rock!
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:11 PM on July 20, 2012


Mostly just worried that my mix will be too weird.

I'm mostly worried that my disc will have way, way, way too many explicit lyrics for the non-Australian audience.
posted by kithrater at 5:22 PM on July 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


Mailed my batch yesterday and am very excited! I also volunteer to be an emergency fill-in sender if needed.
posted by Occula at 6:47 PM on July 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm mostly worried that my disc will have way, way, way too many explicit lyrics for the non-Australian audience.

I, for one, have no problem with explicit lyrics, kithrater! Now I'm looking forward to them, in fact. :)
posted by désoeuvrée at 6:51 PM on July 20, 2012


I've vacillated my way into lateness and now I'm going to just slap something together tomorrow. So I may be mailing on Monday instead, but I'll email.


Crap. I need to make a cover, too!

But thanks again, carsonb.
posted by Red Loop at 7:22 PM on July 20, 2012


Burned, packaged, & addressed. Out tomorrow (yay!) or Monday (boo!) depending on the things it depends on.
posted by feckless at 7:40 PM on July 20, 2012


My mix was made weeks ago and my mood is pretty different from then, so I'm second guessing some choices a bit. But at the same time, having gone with "this song feels good to listen to," I can't really say I'd know what to take out.

They'll be in the mail tomorrow!
posted by smirkyfodder at 7:48 PM on July 20, 2012


I mailed mine today too! I have two mixes at least (pretty good so far, having only listened to them once), but haven't checked my mail in a while, so hoping more are there. I love the swaps!
posted by gemmy at 7:51 PM on July 20, 2012


Burning right now, which means they probably won't be in the mail until Monday. So many favorites in this mix.
posted by otters walk among us at 7:59 PM on July 20, 2012


I've already received two awesome mixes from EGStHEMaMMs, but mine will be late, probably some time next week. Trying to decide how many Call Me Maybe covers is too many.
posted by maryr at 8:20 PM on July 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm cutting it closer than I'd like, but mine are going out in the mail tomorrow. Here's the track listing and "liner notes" for my mix, Everybody's Got Something to Flag Except Me and My Sock Puppet. I had a problem with my graphics system, but I think it's resolved. Hopefully I can knock out a cover before the mailing deadline - otherwise this would be the first mix I've made in 25 years without a cover. I can't let that happen. Sometimes the cover is my favorite part of the mix.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 8:47 PM on July 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


Finished putting them together, minus one glue stick and some mailing envelopes. In the mail by tomorrow! I put together an ecclectic, but pleasant (I hope) accordion-themed mix, and I discovered a lot of really great artists in the process. As always, so happy to have participated.

Received one (great) mix so far; excited to get the rest!
posted by likeatoaster at 9:38 PM on July 20, 2012


I'm working on mine RIGHT THIS MINUTE. Post tomorrow or bust!
posted by snorkmaiden at 9:43 PM on July 20, 2012


Mine are going out today right after I see a 9 am showing of the Batman movie. I didn't know they had 9 am showings of movies, but there you go.

Also, my song selection will prove once and for all that I truly have the greatest taste in everything ever.
posted by item at 3:57 AM on July 21, 2012


I mailed mine the weekend after I got the addresses for the Birthdays 'cause if I didn't they (the CDs, not the Birthdays) would have sat on the counter for the next six months 'cause my follow through kinda sucks and stuff.

Nothing earth shattering about my mix, but it's good coffee or wine drinking music.
posted by Mooski at 4:55 AM on July 21, 2012


Sent mine out Thursday. Tried to be diverse with my mix, but it still ended up way shoegazey. My sincere apologies to anyone in the "Revolutions" who doesn't like loud guitars ...
posted by Sonny Jim at 6:20 AM on July 21, 2012


The Dear Prudences has been a wonderful group so far. I've received most mixes. Haven't heard them all yet, in part because rongorongo's was the first to arrive, and I've had a hard time taking it out of my car stereo. A great mix.

As for mine, I do imaginary soundtracks to novels. This time around, I did Ben Marcus's "The Flame Alphabet." This format tends to lead to a combination of genres, and a mix of the familiar and the less-familiar, and this iteration was no exception. For those who want to see what I think this novel sounds like in MeFi mix form, you can see at the MeFi Swap Flickr Cover Pool. I think this one turned out alright. You don't need to have read the book to enjoy the mix. But hopefully, if you like the mix, you'd like the book, and vice-versa.

Innovations for this round included: 1) sending a bonus disc with mp3 files and artwork for those who tend to like that sort of thing, and 2) figuring out how to burn the metadata on the audio CD, so that if you have one of those newfangled car radios, it'll give you the text of what you're listening while you're listening to it.
posted by .kobayashi. at 7:24 AM on July 21, 2012


Just sent mine out. Couldn't come up with a particular theme so it's just a bunch of songs I've been liking lately, minus the sad ones (cause it's summer).
posted by ghharr at 10:39 AM on July 21, 2012


"Oxen Hope" went out last weekend to the U.S.S.R.s.

Any other cross-border swappers have to fill out customs forms for theirs? Mine ended up requiring a signed form for each one.
posted by scruss at 12:07 PM on July 21, 2012


Any other cross-border swappers have to fill out customs forms for theirs? Mine ended up requiring a signed form for each one.

Yes, this is a matter of course whenever mailing a package outside my home country (USA).
posted by mykescipark at 12:19 PM on July 21, 2012


But is über helpful is you can create and print out the customs forms online.
posted by ShawnString at 12:24 PM on July 21, 2012


My mix is ready but I can't get to the PO until Monday. You'll have them soon after, swapmates. (I already emailed.)
posted by immlass at 1:53 PM on July 21, 2012


I guess this is where I publicly admit I am a stupid, bad person and I feel bad. I waited til today and I find out that my CD drive (I don't even remember what to call them) won't recognize anything, let alone write anything, and I'm about out of time even if I knew someone with a CD writer. I liked my mix too.

Feel free to flog and shun *lies face down in the dirt*
posted by cmoj at 1:54 PM on July 21, 2012


I had my mix CDs in the mail within a week of getting mailing addresses. There's no real unifying theme to my mix, other than it's one song from each of several musicians that I like.
posted by AMSBoethius at 3:22 PM on July 21, 2012


Which isn't to say I've given up just because I'm already a reprobate. Your mixes are coming, just late, swap-buddies!
posted by cmoj at 6:01 PM on July 21, 2012


This is the first time I've tried doing a theme that wasn't instrument based, or songs I like right now based. I was thinking about running to music, and what it would take to make a good playlist for that. I normally run to podcasts instead of music, so I'm not sure if it's really worked out as a running sound track, but I'm still found of the music on the disk. Art and song list up at the Metafilter Swap Flickr pool, linked above.
posted by garlic at 9:42 PM on July 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Was surprisingly tricky to meet the deadline, but that's procrastination for you. Mostly, I'm just glad that I'm not a swapfest delinquent.
posted by blue t-shirt at 11:43 PM on July 21, 2012


I'm not going to make the deadline (will email shortly), but my mix is pretty much ready to go; unfortunately, I've got a family emergency right now that's gonna push me back a bit on the actual burning, cover-making, and mailing part. I like my mix, though, and hopefully my group will too!
posted by limeonaire at 7:33 AM on July 22, 2012


Ok not to start a whole thing again... But did we ever decided weither linking to a zip file of our mixes was ok or not?
posted by ShawnString at 7:50 AM on July 22, 2012


Sorry to everyone in my mix-set. I have a mix compiled, but vacation got in the way of burning and mailing it. Plan to have it out tomorrow.
posted by codacorolla at 9:20 AM on July 22, 2012


Mine went out yesterday, and the theme is coincidentally related to the swap set names, which pleases me. I've already received great mixes from two other Piggies.
posted by obloquy at 2:08 PM on July 22, 2012


Mailed mine out yesterday, and have already gotten at least three from my fellow birthday partiers. Good stuff... Good stuff...
posted by drezdn at 3:06 PM on July 22, 2012


Mailed, complete with bitchin' koala stamps.
posted by kithrater at 8:19 PM on July 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Mailed out to my fellow Crybabies yesterday, after a flurry of last-minute activity. If you're interested, more info is in my profile.
posted by expialidocious at 9:02 PM on July 22, 2012


My "Everybody's Got Something to Flag Except Me and My Sock Puppet" mixes went out on Saturday (tracklisting and cover here). I've already received three mixes from fellow EGStHEMaMMs and Good Nights swappers and am anxious to dig in. Thanks again to carsonb for wrangling this whole mix monster and making it run so smoothly.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 6:03 AM on July 23, 2012


I hope The Blackbirds are an open-minded group, because the mix is kind of... eclectic.

Oh, specialagentwebb, this Blackbird LOVES eclectic music. Never fear! Mine mix is pretty mainstream this time around, but eclectic mixes kick ass!
posted by jillithd at 6:37 AM on July 23, 2012


Discs to my fellow Sexy Sadies went in the mail Friday. Other than the one headed across the pond from me, they might even be in folks' mailboxes as we speak!
posted by Rocky Mtn Erica at 7:34 AM on July 23, 2012


Mine were sent out last week, and all my swapmates have received them. I've received 3 mixes, two of which I've listened to, and one which I meant to stick in the car today but it's still sitting at home.

I've found at least two songs that I *need* to find more of the band, and I can't wait to listen to the rest of the mixes!
posted by needlegrrl at 9:13 AM on July 23, 2012


My home computer totally broke, and I had to resort to buying the songs and burning the disks on my work computer. So, sorry, Dear Marthas and So Tireds! The mixes will go out today or tomorrow.

As usual I made collages for the CD covers. Having an excuse to make a bunch of little CD-sized collages is one of the reasons I like doing this...
posted by showbiz_liz at 9:39 AM on July 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Well here are my 2 covers (My 2 kids made them) and my track listing. mefi-mail me is you want the actually mix
posted by ShawnString at 9:54 AM on July 23, 2012


I am sending mine out TODAY because I AM LATE AT THINGS.

I decided to hand write the track lists.

My hand hurts a lot.
posted by helicomatic at 9:58 AM on July 23, 2012


Ok not to start a whole thing again... But did we ever decided weither linking to a zip file of our mixes was ok or not?

I post mine after I've confirmed everybody in my actual swapset has received it.
posted by mykescipark at 10:31 AM on July 23, 2012


And they're out! Only two days late, hooray!

I have yet to listen to any of my mixes, because I am in the middle of a 3-week stay away from my apartment. But as soon as I get back home I will listen to them all (and actually make an effort to email all the people in my sets, telling them what I liked).

I am considering making my next swap mix 'songs from bands I discovered via Metafilter swaps' but I fear that might be too recursive
posted by showbiz_liz at 12:55 PM on July 23, 2012


I've done that, _liz. Which one was it again? Oh yeah, heh, Your Favorite Band...
posted by carsonb at 1:54 PM on July 23, 2012


Mine went out this morning, because as I mentioned in my explanatory email I didn't realize until it was too late that the post office closes at high noon on Saturday and at the time I was watching an expensive-looking but thoroughly enjoyable superhero movie about a bat or the Occupy movement or something.

I also clumsily gave out my real last name in that email, something that I've been pretty careful about not revealing to but a very few Mefites in the 10* years I've been a member here. I am now on my way out the door now to buy a couple of extra deadbolts for my doors, a few dozen boxes of fresh crossbow bolts, and a vat of acid to melt off my fingerprints.

*yikes!
posted by item at 1:58 PM on July 23, 2012


Mine went out today.
posted by codacorolla at 1:59 PM on July 23, 2012


It's probably a reflection of the times how a lot of people found out their cd/dvd readers don't work anymore while doing this :P
Mine didn't read (and badly scratched) anything i put in it. I couldn't remember the last time i used the dvd drive on my laptop.

Anyway, i mailed mine a while ago, hope the other piggies got them (and enjoyed them!).

What? Is an ~80min melancholy mix in the summer not a good idea? Oops. ;-)
posted by palbo at 2:20 PM on July 23, 2012


I decided to go nuts a do two separate swaps this round. I'm currently listening to truly excellent mixes by bkeaggy and rainperimeter and am positively giddy at the prospect of receiving 8 more majestic mixes.

For anyone who may be interested, I've thrown my mixes up on 8tracks. #1 is a summery mix:

1. Weekend – Smith Westerns / 2. It’s Real – Real Estate / 3. Punching in a Dream – The Naked & Famous / 4. Stay Useless – Cloud Nothings / 5. Fire’s Highway – Japandroids / 6. Do You Have the Time – THEESatisfaction / 7. Get Right – The Cool Kids / 8. Who the Philip Glass of This Rap Shit? – Satellite High / 9. Nonstop Disco Powerpack – The Beastie Boys / 10. Pop Culture – Madeon / 11. Light Sleep – Bibio / 12. Deep Routes – Toro Y Moi / 13. Once Around the Block – Badly Drawn Boy / 14. Miami – Foals / 15. National Anthem of Nowhere – Apostle of Hustle / 16. Romance Layers – Gang Gang Dance

Mix #2 is a bit of night music:

1. Everywhere, Everyone – Lilacs & Champagne / 2. Exercise 5 – CFCF / 3. Replica – Oneohtrix Point Never / 4. Portrait in Black and Blue – King Krule / 5. Caught a Long Wind – Feist / 6. Gold World – Aloha / 7. There are Thousands Sleeping in Peace – The Mercury Program / 8. Casanova – Floex / 9. Raindance – Lone / 10. Night Light – Miho Hatori / 11. Nocturne (Sleep Dyad 1) – DJ Food / 12. Yawning Sky – Mount Eerie / 13. Sleep - Blackalicious
posted by Consonants Without Vowels at 4:42 PM on July 23, 2012 [3 favorites]


Just realised that I burnt an earlier iteration of my playlist and not my final masterpiece (ha!), but I did get it out 3 weeks in advance.

Jermspeaks's disc is on rapid rotation at the moment with certain tracks on almost permanent repeat. Pop perfection.

Obsessively checking my postbox for the others.
posted by kreestar at 4:31 AM on July 24, 2012


Mailed mine out last week, and I think I've gotten four back so far... two yesterday!
posted by litlnemo at 6:38 AM on July 24, 2012


Okay - can I share my list now?....

I was kind of obsessed with a song recorded by the band Traffic this spring -- "John Barleycorn Must Die." It's a traditional English folk song, and I got to wondering - hey, how many OTHER non-folk bands have done covers of folk songs? And that's what started this playlist.

Some really surprised me (Sinead O'Connor didn't write 'I Am Stretched On Your Grave'? Who knew?) Also - this turned into a tribute to Leadbelly in some weird way, because at least 30% of the songs I found were covers of what people thought were Leadbelly compositions, but were covers of leadbelly covering a folk song.

So here it is! Starting with the most obnoxious earworm first to get it out of the way.

Rednex – “Cotton Eye Joe” (trad. USA)
Lloyd Price – “Stagger Lee” (trad. USA)
Bruce Springsteen – “Pay Me My Money Down” (trad. Barrier Islands, Georgia)
The Pogues – “Rocky Road To Dublin” (trad. Ireland)
Joe Strummer – “The Minstrel Boy” (trad. Ireland)
Creedence Clearwater Revival – “The Midnight Special” (trad. USA)
Traffic – “John Barleycorn Must Die” (trad. England)
Great Big Sea & The Chieftains – “Lukey” (trad. Newfoundland)
Led Zepplin – “The Gallows Pole” (trad. Origin unknown)
Moby – “Run On” (trad. USA)
Rod Stewart – “Purple Heather” (trad. Scotland/Northern Ireland)
Thin Lizzy – “Whiskey In The Jar” (trad. Ireland)
Nirvana – “Where Did You Sleep Last Night?” (trad. USA)
The Waterboys – “When Will We Be Married?” (trad. Scotland)
Nick Cave & P.J. Harvey – “Henry Lee” (trad. Scotland)
Sinead O’Connor – “I Am Stretched On Your Grave” (trad. Ireland)
The Beatles – “Maggie Mae/Fancy Me Chances” (trad. Liverpool, England)
Kate Bush – “My Lagan Love” (trad. Ireland)
Ram Jam – “Black Betty” (trad. USA)
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:54 PM on July 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


Since most of my swapset seems to have received my mix, I posted it as well. Warning: Melancholy.
posted by gemmy at 6:27 AM on July 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


I went with melancholy as well, the scandinavian variety, because they're so good at it. Hopefully my swapset chums in Europe got the mix already.

Interested folks can get it in spotify, or download the whole thing from dropbox (there are bound to be some geographical restrictions on that spotify playlist).

Tracklist:
01. Ulver - Eos
02. Lampshade - Fjäril
03. Jeniferever - Closing In
04. Agnes Obel - Falling, Catching
05. Stina Nordenstam - Parliament Square
06. Under Byen - Om Vinteren
07. Jaga Jazzist - Seems To Me
08. The Whitest Boy Alive - Rollercoaster Ride
09. Studio - Indo
10. Kim Hiorthøy - Ting Som Virker
11. Arild Hammerø - Til All Mose
12. Daniel Norgren - Moonshine Got Me
13. Cult of Luna - Waiting For You
14. Biosphere - Poa Alpina

posted by palbo at 11:25 AM on July 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


Been away from home for many days and I haven't been to the post office in awhile, so I'm not sure yet whether or not I've gotten any discs.

Here's the playlist for my mix, which I titled "Questions in the Mother Tongue," a line from a track I ended up not using on the mix after all. It's country-er than I am by a long shot, but I think it's a mellow summer selection.

Adult Rodeo - "Charlie Hack"
Aretha Franklin - "The Weight"
Johnny Cash - "Flushed from the Bathroom of Your Heart"
Adult Rodeo - "Top Shelf Gin"
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - "Stagger Lee"
Johnny Cash - "Folsom Prison Blues"
Adult Rodeo - "Empty Space"
Adult Rodeo - "Rainin'"
Luther Wright & the Wrongs - "Vera"
Asylum Street Spankers - "Sugar in My Bowl"
Adult Rodeo - "Laketown"
Asylum Street Spankers - "You Made the Night Too Long"
Asylum Street Spankers - "Paul Revere"
Luther Wright & the Wrongs - "One of My Turns"
Johnny Cash - "Nobody"
Adult Rodeo - "No Flattery"
Asylum Street Spankers - "Got My Mojo Workin'"
Adult Rodeo - "View from the Inside"
Luther Wright & the Wrongs - "In the Flesh"
Asylum Street Spankers - "Hick Hop"
Adult Rodeo - "Nothing to Offer"
posted by Rocky Mtn Erica at 12:01 PM on July 25, 2012


palbo: Interestingly, as an American I can only see 10 songs on that playlist. Missing are Lampshade, Jeniferever, Stina Nordenstam, and Under Byen.

Also I will totally post my Spotify playlist after a bit (want most of my swapset groups to get it first...)
posted by showbiz_liz at 12:27 PM on July 25, 2012


palbo: Interestingly, as an American I can only see 10 songs on that playlist. Missing are Lampshade, Jeniferever, Stina Nordenstam, and Under Byen.

All of the really good ones, figures. ;-)

But yeah, it happens, i'm still on my norwegian spotify account, because i accrued so much cool stuff on it that's not on the US version. They're probably in youtube if you're lazy and don't want to download the mp3s.
posted by palbo at 12:40 PM on July 25, 2012


Finally got mine out today (bad swapper, no biscuit--lots of minor disasters which were really disappointing because the mix was ready last week.)

My mix and cover.
posted by immlass at 1:10 PM on July 25, 2012


I sent mine out on Monday night, and have received all five of my swapset CDs. GREAT SUCCESS!
posted by not_on_display at 9:15 PM on July 25, 2012


The 9 Noitul Overs seem to be the ones sleeping through our alarm clocks (well, five of us anyway.) After sending an email out saying mine would be a bit late (and thinking I was the only one) four others came out of the woodwork to say much the same. Kudos to the one person in the swapset who got their mix to us early on; without that prompting I'd have been even later getting mine out the door.
posted by Hardcore Poser at 10:00 PM on July 25, 2012


> Rednex – “Cotton Eye Joe”

Can I just say that this is the first time I've been really glad to not be part of someone's swap group? 'Cos this one is weapons-grade earworm. No amount of mahna mahna will fix that.
posted by scruss at 9:30 AM on July 26, 2012


As I urged my swapmates: consider, though, just how staggeringly weird it is that a Swedish techno band's biggest hit is based on a United States traditional folk song.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:35 AM on July 26, 2012


Because I am exceptionally lame, my mix (No Hook, No Jangle, No Service!) won't be in the mail until tomorrow. But it's worth the wait, I promise!
posted by otters walk among us at 7:22 PM on July 26, 2012


Scruss...how did you guess (mahna mahna) was my opening track?
posted by ShawnString at 4:54 PM on July 28, 2012


I've gotten 3 mixes from my fellow OLD-OLD's ranging in tone from lovely and mellow to heartbreakingly personal.
Here's mine:

1) Alphaville: "Song for No One"
2) Cabaret Voltaire: "Yashar"
3) DJ Food featuring Matt Johnston: "Giant"
4) Rammstein: "Feuer Frei (Junkie XL remix)"
5) Kerekes Band featuring Meg5loves: "Mr. Hungary"
6) Tikiyaki Orchestra: "Bali Hai-Ball"
7) Terry-Thomas: "Send for Me"
8) Peter Murphy: "Gaslit"
9) Dead Can Dance: "Black Sun" (live)
10) Ken Nordine: "Flibberty Jib"
11) Current 93: "Lucifer Over London" (live)
12) a-ha: "Butterfly Butterfly (The Last Hurrah)"
posted by The Ardship of Cambry at 4:36 PM on July 29, 2012


I feel kinda bad for my fellow Do It in the Roaders because when I made my mix, I was Sad Girl and grotesquely overworked. It's yawningly chill with a thru-note of jangling and twinkling guitars/synths and about a thousand CCs of melancholy. Even the title, The Golden Age, is from Beck's very sad song of the same name in the mix.

I'm enjoying the other mixes a lot. This has truly become one of my favorite things.
posted by emcat8 at 7:19 PM on July 29, 2012


I figure most of my swapset has gotten mine, so here's the tracklist I went with:
1. Mirah, Mt. St. Helens (Off of the album Advisory Committee)
2. My Morning Jacket, War Begun (Off of the album The Tennessee Fire)
3. Mountain Goats, Idylls of the King (Off of the album Tallahassee)
4. Pinback, Loro (Off of the album This is a Pinback CD)
5. Nick Drake, Place to Be (Off of the album Pink Moon)
6. Roof Light, Harlem Power (Off of the album Harlem Power EP)
7. Underworld, Jumbo (Off of the album Beaucoup Fish)
8. Future Islands, The Great Fire (Off of the album On the Water)
9. Tennis, Baltimore (Off of the album Baltimore)
10. Yuck, Rose Gives a Lilly (Off of the album Yuck)
11. Blackbird Blackbird, Hawaii (Off of the album Summer Heart)
12. Dirty Gold, California Sunrise (Off of the album Roar)
13. Slowdive, When the Sun Hits (Off of the album Souvlaki)
14. The Constantines, Conductor (Off of the album Too Slow for Love, it's an alternate version of what I've linked, but I can't find that on YT)
15. The National, Gospel (Off of the album Boxer)
16. Yo La Tengo, Moby Octopad (Off of the album I can Hear the Heart Beating as One)

posted by codacorolla at 7:59 PM on July 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


codacorolla, Moby Octopad is on my mix, too! My swap set hasn't had time to get my mix yet, so I won't post the entire track list for a day or two.

Also, I can't be the only one who really wants to hear emcat8's mix, right?
posted by pasici at 5:32 PM on July 30, 2012


pasici, emcat8's mix is great. Thanks emcat8!
posted by Miss Otis' Egrets at 6:27 PM on July 30, 2012


OK, here's the YouTube/etc. version of my mix, Millions of Sunsets, which is incomplete:

YOUTUBE PLAYLIST (1:07:23)
01 - Bumps - Nashira
02 - Islands - Jogging Gorgeous Summer
03 - The Holidays - Golden Sky
04 - Miniature Tigers - Gold Skull
05 - The Rentals - Waiting
06 - The Ataris - San Dimas High School Football Rules!
07 - Young MC - Bust A Move (Diplo Remix)
08 - Sifl & Olly - Cindy's The Hostess
09 - Bumps - Bin Johnson
10 - Swearin' - What A Dump (Download full demo album, free)
11 - Kitty Pryde - Thanks Kathryn Obvious
12 - Boyz II Men - Motown Philly
13 - Twin Shadow - Patient
14 - Elf Power - Hot Love (linked version is T-Rex original)
15 - Broken Social Scene - KC Accidental
16 - Grimes - Genesis
17 - Bumps - Swingland Hit
18 - J.D. McPherson - North Side Gal
19 - Erin Tobey - Psychology Song (Download full album, Booyah Grandma Demo, free)
20 - Lost In The Trees - Golden Eyelids
21 - Hello Blue Roses - Scarecrow
22 - Kaki King - Night After Sidewalk
23 - Desire - Under Your Spell

I can't link to any versions of the Bumps tracks from here at work, but the whole album (23 tracks!) is only 9 bucks to download on Amazon, in case you're interested in an entire album of kick-ass 4-4 two-kit backbeats from the guys in Tortoise.

Let's see, there's some other stuff to apologize for: Boyz II Men? I've had this song rattling around my head since middle school; my girlfriend is about to wring my neck from the random outbursts of Motown Philly I subject her to daily. · The cover of Hot Love I put on the mix is a fairly straight-ahead cover by Elf Power of the T-Rex classic, which is why I don't feel bad just subbing in the T-Rex version above. The covers album by Elf Power Nothing's Going to Happen is a crazy collection of interesting tracks. They do Tall Dwarves (natch), a bunch of Roky Erickson songs, and several other fascinating little songs. · In case you didn't see, you can download full albums from Erin Tobey and Swearin' at If You Make It, which has a nice little repository of indie albums to choose from. There's a lot of dreck in there, as there is in all free collections, but I've found plenty of stuff to enjoy as well. · A bunch of other tracks were free on Amazon at one point, J.D. McPherson, Lost in the Trees, Grimes. · Kitty Pryde, Twin Shadow, and (I can't remember if this article about Weezer) The Rentals were featured on The Blue recently.
posted by carsonb at 6:45 PM on July 30, 2012


Thanks again carsonb, for taking the time & trouble to make this happen. My mix, ‘Salvage Songs’, brings together two dozen tracks from the years 1978-81:

01. [Fool in the Rain] (spoken intro. only) - John Bonham
02. I am The Fly - Wire
03. Shot by Both Sides - Magazine
04. Win a Night Out with a Well-Known Paranoiac - Barry Andrews
05. From Here to Eternity† - The Only Ones
06. I'm in Love With a German Film Star - The Passions
07. 7teen - The Regents
08. Pretty Baby - Blondie
09. White Overalls - La Dusseldorf
10. Boys Keep Swinging - David Bowie
11. Reward - The Teardrop Explodes
12. Lovers and Other Strangers - The Flying Lizards
13. Mad-Eyed Screamer - The Creatures
14. [Fool in the Rain] (edit) - John Bonham
15. Do You Remember Rock'n'Roll Radio - The Ramones
16. Top of the Pops - The Rezillos
17. Kids in America - Kim Wilde
18. Echo Beach - Martha and the Muffins
19. Army Dreamers - Kate Bush
20. Pearl's Cafe - The Specials
21. Cruel to be Kind - Nick Lowe
22. Is That Love? - Squeeze
23. It's Different for Girls - Joe Jackson
24. Easy Money‡ - Rickie Lee Jones

† I used the Peel Sessions version rather than the one linked here.
‡ I couldn’t find the studio version on a cursory YouTube search, hence the live version linked to here.


I’ve received three discs so far from my fellow Wild Pies & keenly await the other two!
posted by misteraitch at 7:33 AM on July 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


So far, I've only received two CDs from my group the Savoy Truffles, great mixes from straw man special and CuJoe. Still nothing from imabanana, flex, or DubHeavyBassMan. I hope I end up receiving more mixes, because as of now I'm feeling like kind of a sucker, the kind of sucker that's going to be pretty hesitant to take part in future swaps.

I'm most curious about Mr BassMan - notice there's no link to his userpage? It's because I can't find a user with that name (or any of the various variations on that name that I tried). Did I send a CD to some random dub-loving man in France?

Really, though, I would've thought that a requirement to take part in the Mefi swap would be that, you know, you need to be a member of the site.
posted by item at 8:38 AM on July 31, 2012


I'm crossing my fingers for you, item. This was my third (or fourth??) swap and I have received 100% of CDs. Probably closer to 150% of CDs because some people have too much good taste in music to limit themselves to just one CD. And I thank them for that.

Batting 1000 for me, awesome swapmates!

I'm sure your folks are just giving that mix an extra listen (or five) or are flailing wildly at the only working CD burner in the house (after trying three other ones and failing in different ways with each) because iTunes decided to only burn 54 seconds of five different songs even though they were each at LEAST 3 minutes long and they made all five copies of the disc before discovering iTunes' error and then realized that they don't have enough CDs left to reburn the whole lot again!

Or, at least, that's what happened at my house.

Stupid iTunes.
posted by jillithd at 10:50 AM on July 31, 2012


Thanks. I'm still confused as to why someone would've signed up for this if they aren't even a member of the site. I mean, if you're gonna screw members of a community over, at least be a member of that community yourself! Jesus.

I'm finding it hard to believe someone with a moniker such as DubHeavyBassMan would really enjoy the mix I sent out or either of the mixes I received. I like many genres of music and my mix (hopefully) reflected that, but in my experience when someone is so into a certain type of music that they name themselves after it, they tend to have little interest in other stuff, much as if he'd been called NorwegianBlackMetal666 or HoobastankGrandma or SmoothJazz4Life or AllIListenToIsMollyHatchetYouGotAProblemWithThatBuddy? Then again, I could be totally wrong and my amazingly well thought out mix could've opened his mind to a world beyond French deep house PA sets.
posted by item at 11:57 AM on July 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


I've added 'Must be a member of MetaFilter already' to my guidelines template. It was implied before, but.

*sigh*

There's still no word from that person as to what the deal is, so I'm hesitant to make any accusations at this point. I've reached out to them for some explanation. It's really a bummer that I'm going to have to start double-checking this kind of thing. I like it that this swap operates on a healthy dose of Good Will, because that stuff turns around and amplifies really well, but there are some limits I guess. Not to mention some real assholes out there with no compunction against abusing it.

Accounting for Assholes is the title of the book I'm writing about online group dynamics and management.
posted by carsonb at 12:21 PM on July 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


I have recieved all my discs and they where greatly enjoyed. The Affirmatives are a great group of peeps! On that note I will post my playlist. Those of you that do not care for heavy bluegrass or alt country don't bother unless you just want to listen to new stuff and some old......

Come See About Me Revelator by Tedeschi Trucks Band

Midnight Train to Memphis The SteelDrivers by The SteelDrivers

Do Wrong Right Do Wrong Right by The Devil Makes Three

Louisiana Rain Osborne Orchestra by Anders Osborne

Old Ramblin John Blue Skies and Green Grass by Austin Homegrown

Darkness Out Of Me A New Home In The World by Austin Lucas

Jackson Station The Band Of Heathens by Band Of Heathens

Judas 'scariot Blues Live from Momo's by Band Of Heathens

Let' Em Roll Nashville Baby by Cathouse Thursday

Take Me Down (To The Liquor Store) Game Bird by Chet O'Keefe

Barton Hollow Barton Hollow by The Civil Wars

Music Man Music Man by Coldcreek Redemption

The Only Long Rider I Know Losin' Lately Gambler by Corb Lund Band

Home In The Woods Cabin Ghosts by Cory Chisel

My One Conclusion Craig Cassler by Craig Cassler

Shotgun Rider This Ole Boy by Dallas Davidson

Only the Wine Foundling (Deluxe Edition) by David Gray

Woman Knows No Heartache No Kind of Life by The Doc Marshalls

Dive Which Side Are You On by Flatcar Rattlers

Real Mean Bottle (Duet With Kid Rock) Face The Promise by Bob Seger

Hellbound Train Hell Bound Train by Delta Moon

Where Did You Sleep Last Night MTV Unplugged in New York by Nirvana

I don't listen to very popular music I guess, some of these were hard to find online.
posted by bjgeiger at 12:41 PM on July 31, 2012


This is my third swap, and I haven't ever gotten all five of my swap CDs. I'm still missing one from mine.

I actually don't get too fussed about it, though, and by the time I realize that "hey, I never did get that fifth CD," I've long since lost the original email that says who was in my swap set and it's too late to gell Carson anything. I'm still 4 CDs ahead of the game.

But Carson, this probably creates a headache for you -- at what point DO you want people to start telling you "hey, I never got a CD from [name of person]"? just keep on waiting too long because I simply don't notice.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 12:42 PM on July 31, 2012


Hey, bjgeiger, we both had one of the same songs! Nifty!
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 12:43 PM on July 31, 2012


Hey, EmpressCallipygos, that was my was my moms favorite song! She was 85 and enjoyed listen to new music almost to till the day went to join my dad over the rainbow....
posted by bjgeiger at 12:57 PM on July 31, 2012


at what point DO you want people to start telling you "hey, I never got a CD from [name of person]"?

About now, sure. I don't recall offhand whether I did this last swap (or previously at all) but I'll be sending out a big blast email in about a week asking for names of damned moochers. Soon thereafter I'll contact our Glorious Pinch Swapper Heroes, who will hopefully have some mixes at the ready to make good.
posted by carsonb at 1:11 PM on July 31, 2012


I am totally registering a sockpuppet named AllIListenToIsMollyHatchetYouGotAProblemWithThatBuddy? just to participate in the MeFi swaps, and upend people's expectations in the process.
posted by .kobayashi. at 2:46 PM on July 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


I might be missing one from The Birthdays but I'm not sure. I have cds from drezdn, jcreigh, Mooski, and iamck. I don't have one from underthehat, but I am not 100% certain that I didn't get another and set it down somewhere that I have forgotten. Probably not, though.

Here's my playlist -- leaning towards the melancholy because I have been having a tough year:

1. Bee Gees: Coca-Cola commercial from the 1960s
2. Bee Gees: Lonely Days
3. Best Kissers in the World: Pickin' Flowers For
4. JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound: I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
5. Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra: Hey Ya
6. Ken Stringfellow: This One's On You
7. Jellyfish: The Man I Used to Be
8. Our very own Cortex: Fidelity
9. Colin Hay: Overkill (acoustic)
10. The Frames: Falling Slowly
11. Dan Wilson: Cry
12. Jon Brion: Voices
13. Linus of Hollywood: I'll Get Through It
14. Julian Lennon: Lookin' 4 Luv
15. Ben Lee: In My Life
16. Loud Family: Don't Respond, She Can Tell
17. Jon Auer: Beyond Belief (cover of the Elvis Costello song -- this one isn't on YouTube, but you can listen here)
18. Jonathan Richman: That Summer Feeling
19. Gavin Guss: X (this is a live version of the song, not the one that was on the mix)

This is a link to the YouTube playlist (missing three of the tracks, unfortunately).
posted by litlnemo at 5:16 PM on July 31, 2012


16. Loud Family: Don't Respond, She Can Tell

I LOVE YOU! Interbabe Concern is one of my favorite albums of all time.

Anyway, I guess enough time has elapsed, so here's my mix, Garden of Language, in two versions: one long MP3 and broken into tracks. It's mixed DJ-style, so you can choose depending on your preference for navigating a continuous mix. Genre-wise, it's a combination of bloghouse, space disco, nu-disco, re-edits, indietronica, or whatever you'd like to call it this week...
posted by mykescipark at 8:41 PM on July 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Late guy here, reporting in that I have completed the set list and the cover art, so not to despair, members of the swap group which I belong to, that presumably has a name!(nutso week at work, brain slowly baking in its own juices)

It rocks pretty hard yet flows pretty well, I hope.
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:29 PM on July 31, 2012


carsonb, never apologize for Boyz II Men! That's my motto, anyway.
posted by emcat8 at 12:23 AM on August 1, 2012


Music to Eat Spaghetti by (mp3 version):
Sukiyaki Guitar -- Koji Endo
The Western Exile -- Secret Chiefs 3 (Traditionalists)
Cattle Drive -- Man or Astroman
Into the West – Mermen
The Ballad of Hank McCain (instrumental) -- John Zorn (original by Ennio Morricone)
I Giorno dell'Ira -- Riz Ortolani
Outlaw -- Split Lip Rayfield
Roman Blue -- Danger Mouse
Denhichi -- Koji Endo
Guns (Then) – Negativland
War Song – Tomahawk
Il pistolero dell'Ave Maria -- Roberto Pregadio
The Killers -- Pray for Rain
Book T Exodus -- Secret Chiefs 3 (UR)
Apache -- The Ventures
Gli Fumavano Le Colt s1 -- Bruno Nicolai
Perry's Theme -- Quincy Jones
Benten -- Koji Endo
A Man Called Apocalypse Joe -- Bruno Nicolai
Watching ET's Mom in Other Movies -- The Harvey Girls
posted by cog_nate at 6:22 AM on August 1, 2012


Ooh. Now I'm gonna make spaghetti and eat it for lunch. Thanks for the idea, cog_nate! And also, your mix was sent to my house, as you were in my live-in ladyfriend's little listening lot, and I believe I played it before she did. We both really dug it, however, and not just because of your Negativland inclusion (though that definitely didn't hurt).
posted by item at 10:16 AM on August 1, 2012


pasici, here's my playlist, sorta -- I had some trouble finding official videos for these so I prolly should just put the whole thing up somewhere, but I haven't had time.

Greg Laswell: Comes and Goes in Waves
Mono: Life in Mono
The Barr Brothers: Beggar in the Morning
Imogen Heap: Wait It Out
The Perishers: Sway
Ivy: Ocean City Girl
The Shins: A Comet Appears
Sianspheric: Watch Me Fall
Band of Horses: Infinite Arms
Caroline Lavelle: Sheherezade (I can't find a link for this, so will probably have to post it and then a link later)
K's Choice: Wait
The Lumineers: Charlie Boy (this is some random person's video, it's hard to find a non-live version of this)
Beck: The Golden Age
Olive: Smile
posted by emcat8 at 2:11 PM on August 1, 2012


Just got rabbitbookworm's CD, which means we OLD-OLD's are six for six! Woohoo!
posted by The Ardship of Cambry at 4:47 PM on August 1, 2012


emcat8, thanks! Hope you do get a chance to put it up somewhere we can download it.
posted by pasici at 5:44 PM on August 1, 2012


I've received 4 of 5 mixes: Rocky Mtn Erica, pasici, thetarium, and eotvos. Still waiting on djdrue. Listening to thetarium's right now!
posted by ghharr at 5:54 AM on August 3, 2012




The other Dear Prudences all came out to play and got their mixes even as far as France. I am having great fun listening to them. Big thanks to the other group members and to carsonb especially. For my part here is the mix I sent out: inspired by the idea of numbers stations and those who use them as part of their work. Also by this askme about "spy music".

Track list:
1 French Number Station: The Conet Project
2 Bullitt Main Title: Lalo Schifrin
3 Stiff Jazz: Dzihan & Kamien
4 Rodney Yates: David Holmes
5 Prowler: Bohren & der Club of Gore
6 Main Title (Touch Of Evil): Henri Mancini
7 9th & Hennepin: Tom Waits
8 Harlem Noctune: Johhny Otis
9 Hot Blood (The Wild One):Shorty Rogers And His Orchestra
10 Catch Me If You Can: John Williams
11 Inspector Clouseau Theme: Henri Mancini
12 Ironside: Quincy Jones
13 Stealing the Pinch: David Holmes
14 Inversion: Mark Ronson
15 The Young Savages: Martin Denny
16 Under the Mango Tree: John Barry
17 Twiggy Twiggy vs. James Bond: Pizzicato Five
18 Nobody Does it Better: Carly Simon
19 The Man from Uncle: Daniel Caine Orchestra
20 Theme from Lupin III: Yuji Ohno
21 Batman Theme: Neal Hefti & his Orchestra
22 The Chase: Alan Reeves, Phil Steele & Philip Brigham
23 Return of the Pink Panther, End Credits: Henry Mancini
24 The Lincolnshire Poacher: The Conet Project


For anybody interested, here is a link to the mix, the constituent tracks and the cover.
posted by rongorongo at 7:52 AM on August 3, 2012


rongorongo, I think your link needs fixing; at least I should say it doesn't work for me.

Here is my mix. I was trying for a slightly off kilter basement dance party vibe.

1. Rough Rider by the Hygrades
2. Lillies Of The Valley by David Byrne
3. Gun Has No Trigger by Dirty Projectors
4. Moby Octopad by Yo La Tengo
5. Would It Not Be Nice by Divine Fits
6. The Ghost Inside by Broken Bells
7. Get Back to Love (Street Joy) by White Denim
8. Arctic Circle by Indigo Jam Unit
9. Eggs In A Briar Patch by David Byrne
10. Holy Ghost by The Bar-Kays
11. Born On The Bayou by Creedence Clearwater Revival
12. Laisse Tomber Les Filles by France Gall**
13. El Microscopico Bikini by Los Straitjackets
14. Mercy Mercy Baby by Ray Barretto
15. Assibavi by Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou
16. Hand Covers Bruise by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Cover and Dropbox link to download available here.

** Taken from two or three cars parked under the stars' excellent summer 2009 mix. (This is the second song I've cribbed from that mix for a swap.)
posted by pasici at 4:31 AM on August 4, 2012


The disc from underthehat finally showed up today -- 12 days after its postmark! The USPS didn't serve us well this time.

Anyway, wow! Great concept (songs with fade-ins), liner notes, and packaging. Professional all the way through. I am going to love this one.
posted by litlnemo at 9:35 AM on August 4, 2012


Finally made another trip to the post office and came home with three discs. Yay! Listening to eotvos' now and very much enjoying it. Pasici's & thetarium's mixes are up soon.

For my first time participating in a swap here, I'd have to say I scored :)
posted by Rocky Mtn Erica at 7:54 PM on August 4, 2012


Oh, and ghharr's mix arrived on my last visit to the PO and it is very groovy.

Again, I say "yay!"
posted by Rocky Mtn Erica at 8:02 PM on August 4, 2012


All Revolutions received! An awesome sampling of music, over 75 songs and no duplicates. SarahElizaP's handwritten track listing and disc lettering was a warm entre to stringed delicacies within, while Carson B's "Millions of Sunsets" and Sonny Jim's "Things Are Great" featured thoughtful notes and artful packaging of intense collections I am still processing. Baltimoretim's "A Day In the Life" delighted me with Josie & The Pussycats and Black Dub, and Larus' untitled mix became my favorite with its opening cut "California Earthquake" by Mama Cass Elliot.

The grand structure of my mix was alternating new sounding old songs with old sounding new songs, as they appealed to a wistful mood at the time, hence the title. Of note is "History" by Lamont, ripped from my own vinyl, as well as Little Dragon going into Little Richard, a serendipitous segue I am just noticing now!

"Wist"
(Artist - Song)
1) Shangri Las - Past Present And Future
2) Ill Gotten Gains - Spirit Of '67
3) Sly & The Family Stone - Running Away
4) Michael Kiwanuka - Tell Me A Tale
5) Lamont - History
6) Lay Low - Last Time Around
7) Serge Gainsbourg - Jane B
8) The Black Keys - All You Ever Wanted
9) Barbara & Ernie - Searching The Circle
10) Little Dragon - Twice
11) Little Richard - Hurry Sundown
12) Can - Vitamin C
13) Elvis Presley vs The Wailers - Crying In The Chapel
14) Junior Parker - Tomorrow Never Knows
15) Asa - No One Knows
16) Mechanical Bride - Umbrella
17) Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - Comment
posted by bonefish at 11:48 PM on August 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


rongorongo, I think your link needs fixing; at least I should say it doesn't work for me.

Indeed!. Here is a working link, I hope. If there is a mod who could fix the link above I'd be really grateful. Thanks.
posted by rongorongo at 1:47 PM on August 5, 2012


Fixed!
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 1:55 PM on August 5, 2012


I am going to assume that my swapset got my mix by now, so here it is. I had such fun putting it together. I've also got it up on Spotify, or you can listen to the entirety as a playlist on YouTube. I've linked individual songs below.

1. The Fat Man - Fats Domino* (1950)
2. It Ain't the Meat - The Swallows (1951)
3. Glow Worm - The Mills Brothers* (1952)
4. Last Call for Alcohol - Julia Lee and Her Boyfriends (1953)
5. Oop Shoop - Shirley Gunter & The Queens (1954)
6. Sugar Sweet - Muddy Waters (1955)
7. Hound Dog - Elvis Presley (1956)
8. Stood Up - Ricky Nelson (1957)
9. Come On, Let's Go - Ritchie Valens (1958)
10. Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darin (1959)
11. Let's Have a Party - Wanda Jackson (1960)
12. Unchain my Heart - Ray Charles (1961)
13. Ruby Baby - Dion (1962)
14. Da Doo Ron Ron - The Crystals (1963)
15. Good Times - Sam Cooke (1964)
16. Iko Iko - The Dixie Cups (1965)
17. Good Day Sunshine - The Beatles (1966)
18. The Tide is High - The Paragons (1967)
19. This Will Be Our Year - The Zombies (1968)
20. I Want You Back - The Jackson 5 (1969)

* These are slightly different versions than the ones on the actual mix; I couldn't find the exact versions I used on YouTube.
posted by k8lin at 2:13 PM on August 6, 2012


I'm still waiting for one mix, and got two in the post last Friday; but that's what I get for being Canadian. Hopefully mine have all reached their destination by now, but if not, they should be en route. My mix:

It's About Time

1. Pink Floyd - Time
2. Yes - Time and a Word
3. MGMT - Time to Pretend
4. Tegan & Sara - Time Running
5. The Indigo Girls - Everything in its Own Time
6. Wax Poetic - Time (Jungle) (feat. Saul Williams)
7. Quantic - Time is the Enemy
8. Cut Copy - Time Stands Still
9. Ella Fitzgerald - Time Alone Will Tell
10. The Rumble Strips - Time
11. Grand National - By the Time
12. Ani Difranco - Lag Time
13. Jack Johnson - Times Like These
14. Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
15. Robyn - Time Machine

Plus a secret track not included on the enclosed track listing: William Shatner - You'll Have Time
posted by snorkmaiden at 2:23 PM on August 6, 2012


Hi. I'm the OLD-OLD behind the 'heartbreakingly personal' mix Ardship of Cambry mentions above. The call for the mefi CD swap came out while I was in the midst of helping to plan a friend's memorial service. As it turns out, meticulously putting together a mix CD is a fantastic distraction. My own music taste runs towards the sad and folksy anyway, so I had plenty to work with. But I also threw in a few songs that others posted to facebook or sent to me personally as news of his death spread. (Not Alone, Peace in the Valley), a few songs by artists who hail from or played shows in our neighborhood. (Strange, What's Wrong With Me, Almost Home.) And I tried to make it uplifting and redemptive in the end.

I'm doing a lot better now.

Songs:

Railbired-Strange
Hurray for the Riff Raff-What's Wrong With Me
Kina Grannis-Hallelujah
Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer-When I Go
Among the Oak and Ash-Angel Gabriel
Richard and Linda Thompson When I Get to the Border
Girlyman-Reva Thereafter
Concete Blonde- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46_Ynl1ARgM">Tomorrow, Wendy
Patty Griffin-Not Alone
The Klezmatics-Gonna Get Through This World
The Mountain Goats-This Year
Chenda Cope-Almost Home
Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers-Peace in the Valley
Warren Zevon-Keep Me in Your Heart
Drive-By Truckers-A World of Hurt

If anyone would like a copy of this mix, please memail me and I'll get one to you.
posted by ActionPopulated at 7:39 PM on August 6, 2012


Here's my Spotify link! I decided to do a mix of only songs I'd discovered this year, and then it turned out that almost all of those songs were about lost love, so I decided to go with it and made it my theme.

Unfortunately for me, my home computer has been broken for ages, and in this modern age I have no actual CD player, so I haven't actually listened to any of the mixes I received yet!
posted by showbiz_liz at 8:13 AM on August 9, 2012


Got all five from The USSRs; great stuff!
posted by scruss at 5:04 PM on August 9, 2012


I received the last mix from my group just today. Thank you all for the lovely mixes.

Here are the tracks on my contribution: No Hooks, No Jangle, No Service
The Bats - Spacejunk (2011)
Phil Wilson - I Own It (2010)
The Sea Urchins - You're So Much (1987)
Mighty Mighty - Throwaway (1986)
Spectrals - 7th Date (2010)
Eux Autres - Other Girls (2004)
The Haywains - Bye Bye Boyfriend (1993)
The Legendary Bang - That's Fine (1990)
The Bartlebees - And Then Suddenly (1998)
The Chesterf!elds - Last Train To Yeovil (1988)
The Aislers Set - Long Division (1998)
Bubblegum Lemonade - Susan's In The Sky (2008)
The Feelies - Let's Go (1986)
Able Tasmans - Sour Queen (1986)
David Kilgour - You Forget (1991)
Lightships - Sweetness In Her Spark (2012)
The Springfields - Sunflower (1988)
The Dentists - I Had An Excellent Dream (1985)
Sportique - Anatomy Of A Fool (1999)
Human Television - Saw You Walking By (2004)
Orange Juice - Blue Boy (1980)
The Holiday Crowd - Never Speak Of It Again (2012)
Velvet Crush - Ash And Earth (1991)
The Autumn Leaves - You Didn't Say A Word (1997)
The Groove Farm - The Best Part Of Being With You (1987)

If you'd like one, let's trade.
posted by otters walk among us at 6:16 PM on August 18, 2012


Right - so I hope all mine have at last made it to their destinations. Went with the title Righteous Indignation (Suggested listening for the Political Season).

1. Love and Happiness, John Mellencamp
2. Conspiracy Theory, Steve Earle
3. My Country, Midnight Oil
4. The Future, Leonard Cohen
5. Goodness Gracious, Kevin Gilbert
6. We Can't Make it Here, James McMurtry
7. Welfare Music, The Bottle Rockets
8. Sons and Daughters, Neville Bros.
9. You Haven't Done Nothin', Stevie Wonder
10 Night Train, Bruce Cockburn
11. Rich Man's War, Steve Earle
12. Melt The Guns, XTC
13. Rockin' in the Free World, Neil Young
14. Driven to Tears. The Police
15. Listening Wind, Talking Heads
16. The Revolution Starts Now, Steve Earle
17. Sunrise, The Divine Comedy

Sure, mostly some old man music, and heavy on the Steve Earle, because... fuckit, he's right.
Cover art here.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:03 PM on August 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


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