Thanks, I enjoyed it. Now who are you? May 18, 2007 9:09 PM   Subscribe

So, um, who sent out the mysterious "PLEASE ENJOY" MefiSwap CDs?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (staff) to MetaFilter-Related at 9:09 PM (59 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

As of now, at least twelve people in eight different swapsets have mentioned receiving the anonymous "Please Enjoy" CD:

-Myself and jessamyn in Baroque, Julnyes in Pavane and Quadrivium;

-nanojath and arcticwoman in Jota;
-advil and chrismear in Etude;
-Amarynth in Neumes;
-edgeways in Octave;
-chos and Earbucket in Koto.

So, did Dreama send everyone a CD? This seems to be the most logical explanation, but then again mine was postmarked San Francisco, and Dreama's profile says she's in Pennsylvania. What gives?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:09 PM on May 18, 2007

Duclod, natch.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:34 PM on May 18, 2007 [1 favorite]

I got it too, and I was in Intermezzo and Homophony.
posted by Rock Steady at 9:47 PM on May 18, 2007

I hope that nobody ever discovers the identity of the Poe Toaster.

Just sayin'. A little mystery keeps life fun.
posted by cribcage at 10:09 PM on May 18, 2007

Gift horse.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:09 PM on May 18, 2007

Gift horse.


True, but one can be curious, no?

(Plus, I wondered how one might procure the addresses for people not in their group; it just occurred to me that this is trivial with a simple substitution of part of any password. Not a biggie, but perhaps a concern for some people.)
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 10:22 PM on May 18, 2007

Don't listen to it. It's like the video in The Ring, or the tape in Infinite Jest - it'll steal your soul.
posted by LobsterMitten at 10:43 PM on May 18, 2007

Whoever you are, I know I've said it before, but: seriously, awesome mix.
posted by sonofslim at 11:01 PM on May 18, 2007

I got one of those too, likewise postmarked San Francisco. (I was in the Gavotte & Homophony swapsets. ‘Please Enjoy?’—I did enjoy very much & would like to thank our anonymous benefactor.
posted by misteraitch at 11:04 PM on May 18, 2007

I didn't get one. =o(
I was in Homophony and Intermezzo too. Did you get my mix, Rock Steady, misteraitch, sonofslim?
posted by carsonb at 11:56 PM on May 18, 2007

I wondered how one might procure the addresses for people not in their group

Being in two swapsets, it was very easy to figger the passwords to access the blog entries on bluesilver that contained other swappers' info.
posted by carsonb at 11:58 PM on May 18, 2007

Sorry to go on, but everyone who participated in the swap (who hasn't already) should go over to the MeFi Swap Sent & Received forum to report which mixes they've received. It helps sort out the moochers from the swappers for next time 'round.
posted by carsonb at 12:04 AM on May 19, 2007

Seriously, the Please Enjoy Mix is one of the best I've ever gotten. I've listened to it just about every day since I got it.

Whoever it is...thank you.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 3:51 AM on May 19, 2007

What's the tracklist of this mysterious shiny round thing?
posted by dobbs at 4:09 AM on May 19, 2007

... and can I pay someone to copy it and send it to me?
posted by po at 5:13 AM on May 19, 2007

carsonb8212;yours arrived last week, many thanks.
posted by misteraitch at 5:42 AM on May 19, 2007

Here's the ‘Mefi Mix, Please enjoy’ tracklist:

1. Bonobo–Nothing Owed, from Dial “M” for Monkey.
2. Herbert–It’s Only, from Bodily Functions.
3. Plaid–Uneasy Listening, from Trainer.
4. The Cinematic Orchestra–Horizon, from the Horizon single.
5. Doctor Rockit–Cafe Beograd, from The Music of Sound.
6. Fila Brazillia–Shellac, from Dicks.
7. 40 winks–Picture This, from Sound Puzzle.
8. Slim–Your Chair, from Slim 0097.
9. Luminfire–Jewel Scarabs, from the Dosage compilation.
10. Lemon Jelly–The Fruity Track, from the Stay With You single.
11. Malcolm Kipe–Mans Vents, from Breakspiracy Theory.
12. Lamb–Small, from What Sound.
13. Fila Brazillia–Nutty Slack, from Dicks.
14. Mountaineer–Morning Mist, from When the Air is Bright they Shine.
15. Spooky–Belong (Echospace mix), from the Belong single.
posted by misteraitch at 5:56 AM on May 19, 2007 [15 favorites]

Nice. That's a sweet mix. Someone's got some great taste.
posted by dobbs at 6:08 AM on May 19, 2007

Can't get my log in to work at the Sent/Received forums, so for the's the only scum sucking maggot who didn't send me a mix:

posted by spicynuts at 7:24 AM on May 19, 2007

I'm often late but never a moocher. Lost some momentum due to family illness but mixes are almost done and will post this week. Sorry to the folks in my two groups.

Also, yes, thank you for the Please Enjoy mix. Most awesome indeed!
posted by mds35 at 7:53 AM on May 19, 2007

Carsonb, I did get yours and I meant to tell you I really liked it. Off to the swap forums to do so for real...
posted by sonofslim at 7:53 AM on May 19, 2007

You just have to dig deeper into the mystery.

And you just have to learn to let go.
posted by BeerFilter at 8:01 AM on May 19, 2007

Just a note: This has been a great swap for me (swapset Baroque). Got CDs from jessamyn, goodnewsfortheinsane and asbestos mcpinto and they've all been GOOD. As in listen to several times good. As in rip to iTunes and put on the iPod for next week's 16 hou4 cardrive good. Add in the Please Enjoy mix and and things are rockin'.

goodnewsfortheinsane put together a professional looking package but jessamyn's handcrafted case just fit her theme perfectly, while asbestos mcpinto's handwriting should be made into a font it's so good looking.

thanks folks!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:15 AM on May 19, 2007

I received one copy of Please Enjoy as well - I was in two groups (Lieder and Koto).

I could not read the post mark, but the stamp is from the US.

My hunch is this CD was sent to returning swap members. If all of us 'Please Enjoy' recipients got together and pooled the names of the recipients of /our/ swap CDs over the years, we would suss out our mystery benefactor in one moment.

I still have the names and addresses of all the people that I sent my three CDs to. I participated in three swap rounds, two of these I was in two swapsets.

It's not that hard (but very generous!) to send a mystery CD to former swapmates - although my Canadian stamp would give me away in a moment.

So thank you mystery benefactor! I enjoyed your swap set very much.
posted by seawallrunner at 8:31 AM on May 19, 2007

My hunch is this CD was sent to returning swap members.

Nope, because my address has changed in the intervening years.
posted by chrismear at 8:42 AM on May 19, 2007

we would suss out our mystery benefactor in one moment.

Walk away knowing there are people in the world who take the time and money and effort to give out free stuff just because.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:42 AM on May 19, 2007

I got it too (in Quadrivium or whatever it was called) and am not a returning swapper. It is pretty good and has been passed around my office .... po, I'll drop you a copy in the mail if you email me your address. Other than Please Enjoy I only got 2 CDs of five expected (thanks julnyes and phatlobley!) although received one polite "sorry I'll be late" email too.
posted by jamesonandwater at 9:06 AM on May 19, 2007

My hunch is this CD was sent to returning swap members.

Nope -- I got one and this was my first swap. Maybe it was just sent to the cool kids?

(And my name got on the list by accident?)
posted by sonofslim at 9:43 AM on May 19, 2007

I posted this in the wrong thread: Wouldn't it be cool to start a Metafilter private torrent site? I mean CDs are so last century, and everyone here has good tastes ... I would be willing to help set it up, where I can. No transcodes!
posted by geoff. at 9:43 AM on May 19, 2007

Wouldn't it be cool to start a Metafilter private torrent site

posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:58 AM on May 19, 2007


Thanks for the public shaming. They're going out on Monday. New computer was required, and all that. I know. You'll believe it when you see it.
posted by kosem at 9:59 AM on May 19, 2007

Not only does Please Enjoy totally rock, after reporting in a previous thread that my copy of Please Enjoy had arrived damaged, I came home this morning to find another copy of Please Enjoy waiting for me. Please Enjoy person, whoever you are, you are awesome.

Now if only any of the other discs from my swapset had arrived...
posted by jacquilynne at 11:48 AM on May 19, 2007 [1 favorite]

bac rightfully points out that I did get his disc. D'oh! Didn't mean to cast unfair aspersions on you, bac!
posted by jacquilynne at 12:06 PM on May 19, 2007

I would really like to hear this mix.
And I would really like it if someone could point me to a .tor of it.
email is username at gmail. I have a mixtape project via another site going on. When I get that one done (due in june) I'll up a .tor to anyone interested and put the info in my user profile.
posted by isopraxis at 12:38 PM on May 19, 2007

it is a mystery
posted by sourwookie at 12:39 PM on May 19, 2007

I want this mix badly. It is awesomeness. Someone please torrent it? Or snailmail available on request via email.
posted by loquacious at 1:07 PM on May 19, 2007

Whatever did happen to that anthrax scare of years past?
posted by Catfry at 1:10 PM on May 19, 2007

I want this mix badly.

I don't know how to make torrents, but here's the 'Please Enjoy' mix (66 MB, zip of AACs) as a straight download.
posted by chrismear at 2:46 PM on May 19, 2007 [12 favorites]

omigod the whole thing was a viral for heineken
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:34 PM on May 19, 2007

I got one, and I'm a newbie. Unfortunately, I can't remember where I put it.

Maybe that's punishment for stalling on getting my mix out. (This weekend it burns! I swear.)
posted by dw at 3:45 PM on May 19, 2007

posted by sciurus at 4:02 PM on May 19, 2007

I got one. I was in swapset Adagio. I also got mixes from what's-his-face and mumble mumble and... um... you know, the other people.
posted by The corpse in the library at 4:04 PM on May 19, 2007

I got one also and I've never done a swap before. Which is kind of nice since my set has turned out to be otherwise just a two person deal so far (me and chrismear).
posted by advil at 4:21 PM on May 19, 2007

Thanks chrismear -- thanks anonymous trackmailer.
Sounds good geoff.
posted by acro at 5:15 PM on May 19, 2007

Wouldn't it be cool to start a Metafilter private torrent site

I have a torrent client, but for me using it is akin to 10+ years ago when I first put that Prodigy disc into my computer and got all baffled. brainwidth hosted a digital swap a while back where we made available .zips of mixes. It didn't much take off, but maybe another try is in order?
posted by carsonb at 5:22 PM on May 19, 2007

Hey everybody, I'm tired of the mystery so I'll lay it down for you right here. I was sure somebody would've figured it out by now.

goodnewsfortheinsane told me he had this awesome plan to send out an awesome mix cd to everybody registered for the swap and then totally deny it was ever him. I can't even describe his plan to make it appear like the discs were sent from San Francisco, it's just too complex for a simpleton like myself.

He even said he would start a metatalk thread to throw suspicion off of himself.
posted by dogwalker at 7:23 PM on May 19, 2007 [2 favorites]

I only got three mixes this time, including the Please Enjoy (I was in Lieder with seawallrunner). This saddens me because every other time I've swapped everyone sent out CDs.
posted by rhapsodie at 7:28 PM on May 19, 2007

advil and chrismear, you've got another disc coming from me yet at least (mea culpa).
posted by winston at 7:58 PM on May 19, 2007

rhapsodie....feel free to be temporarily disappointed in me, but do not be saddened. My mix is being sent Monday.
posted by Asherah at 9:06 PM on May 19, 2007

I burned a few extra copies of my mix, which (if I do say so myself) is worth a B, maybe even a B+ ... anyone want to engage in an extra-curricular swap?
posted by sonofslim at 9:58 PM on May 19, 2007

For what it's worth, I gave it an A. Well done, and thank you!
posted by carsonb at 10:26 PM on May 19, 2007

Asherah: you will be teh awesome. But I will remain saddened until mewithoutyou and asok send their mixes as well.
posted by rhapsodie at 10:43 PM on May 19, 2007

I screwed up and never sent out my cds. I suck.

I still know who should get a cd.

I will send them out soon.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 3:23 PM on May 20, 2007

I got a Please Enjoy, too - it's a great mix, thank you whoever you are.
posted by greycap at 10:40 PM on May 20, 2007

Thanks to the selecta whoever he or she may be, and thanks to chrismear for sharing it with the meta-at-large.
posted by the christopher hundreds at 11:34 PM on May 20, 2007

I very much enjoyed 'Please Enjoy', thank you! And, thank you to everyone in Forte for the great sounds :)
posted by Binliner at 1:33 AM on May 21, 2007

My guesses for the mystery mixer are klang, dobbs, and rothko/b-cock-p-o. If I'm right send me an email and I promise I won't tell.
posted by mds35 at 5:10 PM on May 23, 2007

If it's dobbs, he's going to a great deal of trouble to postmark the disks from the States.
posted by jacquilynne at 5:22 PM on May 23, 2007

That's right, he's a hoser. I forgot about that.
posted by mds35 at 10:20 AM on May 25, 2007

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