MeFi Comp awesome! December 4, 2006 6:05 AM   Subscribe

Cortex, Artifice_Eternity, and all the MeFi compers are totally awesome. That's right: last night New Yorkers gathered to listen & I was mighty impressed. Good work all of you.
posted by dame to MetaFilter-Related at 6:05 AM (32 comments total)

Also, I think some photos were taken. I demand they be posted. Because some of us are lookin' very good.
posted by dame at 6:05 AM on December 4, 2006


some of us are lookin' very good.

thank you.

(I took a few shots but I haven't been able to get to DL the pix yet. What I heard from the comp was pretty impressive. good work)
posted by jonmc at 6:37 AM on December 4, 2006


Whee!
posted by cortex at 6:47 AM on December 4, 2006


For reals- the album sounds totally great. Congrats, cortex and comp artists.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:48 AM on December 4, 2006 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I went home and busted it out immediately. The album rocks. Hard.
posted by gaspode at 7:23 AM on December 4, 2006


Does anyone know if there's a way to take the album cover art posted on meficomp.com, and have it appear in iTunes as album cover artwork? You know, in that cool new view in iTunes 7, where you can scroll through all your albums as if you're looking at them physically on a rack?
posted by bingo at 7:34 AM on December 4, 2006


Yes, to all involved: thanks for putting so much blood, sweat and other bodily fluids into the CD. It is an amazing album, and the design was nominated "vice president of adoreable" by hermitosis. I have to second that nomination.
posted by piratebowling at 7:39 AM on December 4, 2006


By my calculations cortex owes me (and the other early investors) $0.16 in accrued interest since my initial investment in MeFi Comp and I'm not joining in the festivities until he pays up.
posted by public at 8:02 AM on December 4, 2006


Actually, I re-invested all the earned interest into 2/5ths of a hooker and seventeen micrograms of blow, which was necessary for morale-management on account of all the constant whinging from somebody named "public".
posted by cortex at 8:24 AM on December 4, 2006


By my calculations cortex owes me (and the other early investors) $0.16 in accrued interest since my initial investment in MeFi Comp and I'm not joining in the festivities until he pays up.

Perhaps you could go to a Mockingbird Foundation program and force some weeping child to play the opening bars to "Smoke on the Water" over and over in trade.

Seriously, thanks for all the kind words from everyone so far. I've loved getting to hear all the songs from the other contributors and turtlegirl, cortex, and interrobang did truly exemplary (and really, really hard work) pulling it all together. I hope we raise a buttload of cash for the kiddies.
posted by melissa may at 8:27 AM on December 4, 2006


cortex, the CD is excellent! You can really hear the coke-and-hookers vibe coming through! And music contributors, your talents are incredible; I had a number of songs from the CD on repeat this morning.

Also, it was lovely to meet all you folks last night. I pronounce my first MeFi meetup to be: EMINENTLY ENJOYABLE.
posted by Greg Nog at 8:33 AM on December 4, 2006


Yes, to all involved: thanks for putting so much blood, sweat and other bodily fluids into the CD.

I'm actually running a little low on bodily fluids now. Anybody got some to spare?
posted by COBRA! at 8:42 AM on December 4, 2006


Here's the few I was able to take - later today, I'll update the descriptions to include user names.
posted by Smart Dalek at 8:48 AM on December 4, 2006


I do.
posted by Tasty Like Your 9V Battery at 8:49 AM on December 4, 2006


*spits on COBRA!*
posted by iconomy at 8:51 AM on December 4, 2006


The CD is fantastic and I'd like to add that everyone who was sporting eyewear had fabulous frames and made me jealous since I have lame-tastic frames on the glasses that I don't wear as much as I should be wearing...and I feel weird that I just admitted to scoping out people's glasses.
posted by kkokkodalk at 8:51 AM on December 4, 2006


What a fun evening. I took the cd home and played it immediately. As almost every new track that came on, my roommate popped in to say, "This is good," sounding less and less surprised each time. I hope it makes a million dollars.

Piratebowling, not only do I stand by my declaration that the cd is the Vice President of Adorable, if for some reason I am ever unable to fulfill my duties, it will take the presidency in my stead.
posted by hermitosis at 8:57 AM on December 4, 2006


I feel more hydrated already.
posted by COBRA! at 8:58 AM on December 4, 2006


Was there any panty throwing? Now that we're all rock stars, I mean. I was promised there'd be panty throwing.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:28 AM on December 4, 2006


I broke a glass by accident. So, uh, technically, we wrecked the joint. Or as DeVito would say, we made sure the place was utilized.
posted by Smart Dalek at 9:35 AM on December 4, 2006


Thanks to everyone who came, and to andrewraff for sharing DJ duties with me!

The album really is chock full of good music.
posted by Artifice_Eternity at 10:42 AM on December 4, 2006


bingo - I think you can use iArt to import the album cover, but I don't use itunes so this is secondhand information. If not that, then definitely some other way exists.
posted by jacalata at 2:46 PM on December 4, 2006


sorry i missed it--a bday brunch became a drinking/dinner/drinking thing : >
posted by amberglow at 2:54 PM on December 4, 2006


I uploaded the song title and author info to the Gracenote database. So, iTunes users, if you insert the CD, you should have the song info already available. Let me know if it doesn't work.
posted by bingo at 6:28 PM on December 4, 2006


Huh. It doesn't seem to be working for me.
posted by Greg Nog at 6:53 PM on December 4, 2006


drat.
posted by bingo at 7:05 PM on December 4, 2006


Now that I've had time to listen to the CD a couple of times, I just want to say that I concur with everyone else; it's great. I would have been happy if it had been just mediocre, really, but it's actually good, which is nice. Congrats to everyone involved.
posted by bingo at 9:27 AM on December 5, 2006


I'm currently stuck in the midwest with the westcoast blooze again, so I'm sorry I couldn't join the festivities in NYC. Thanks to everyone for their kind words and especially to cortex, interrobang, the other artistes, and everyone involved. If you dig the LISBOA track on the comp (track #2), I've posted a few other LISBOA tunes over at music.metafilter.com over the last week or so; please help yourselves.

With luck, the comp sells a million copies so the Mockingbird Foundation can train the next generation of creative kids to not suck as much as I do. The other folks on the disc are, of course, unsuckily awesome. Did I mention the comps make great stalking stuffers?

Metafilter: Is that freedotcom rock? Turn it up!
posted by joe lisboa at 6:19 PM on December 5, 2006


thanks to Artifice_Eternity for organizing and letting me spin tracks from the comp along with some other fun rock music. There are a number of great tunes on the compilation, including, well, most of them.

And I see from the cover art that I managed to completely miss submitting anything for the cover art. I guess that's a good amount of mystery. Or something.
posted by andrewraff at 7:05 AM on December 6, 2006


You mean the liner portraits, andrewraff? I totally bugged you like five times, I swear. For serious.
posted by cortex at 7:41 AM on December 6, 2006


I'm not saying that I wasn't alerted about submitting a picture and info for the cover, but that I simply managed to forget to actually do it. There's no one to blame but myself. Go me!
posted by andrewraff at 7:54 AM on December 6, 2006


I thought you were just trying to be mysterious.
posted by InfidelZombie at 10:03 AM on December 6, 2006


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