Everybody needs a mux. April 16, 2008 12:46 AM   Subscribe

Can we add muxtape to the social apps list on profile pages (and of course to the keen new social explorer)? I'd love to keep track of the mefi-mixes.

I'm listening to zosiablue right, but only because I just happened to spot her name on the muxtape front page in the split second it was there.
posted by taz to Feature Requests at 12:46 AM (62 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

Hey, I remember signing up for that! What the hell was the password I used again?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:49 AM on April 16, 2008


you could always add it to your "blurb about you" section.
posted by amyms at 1:00 AM on April 16, 2008


I'm actually more interested in seeing other people's mixes, though. It would be great to see a list of everyone with a muxtape via the social explorer thingy.
posted by taz at 1:03 AM on April 16, 2008


heres my one
posted by sgt.serenity at 1:06 AM on April 16, 2008


Thanks, Sarge; listening now, and it sounds great! I currently have a Laundry Day mix up, btw... to be replaced whenever the next big significant event occurs in my life. Like Cookin' Supper, or Taking a Bath.
posted by taz at 1:18 AM on April 16, 2008


I'm already there. (and I stole the Miriam Makeba track of Jessamyn. I am not ashamed.)
posted by Jofus at 1:46 AM on April 16, 2008


Nice mix sarge!

Does anyone know if muxtape will let you upload one long MP3? As in a side of an actual mix tape.
posted by jack_mo at 4:14 AM on April 16, 2008


Here's mine and yeah, this would great addition to the social apps.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:21 AM on April 16, 2008


here's mine.
posted by darkripper at 4:26 AM on April 16, 2008


jack_mo - there's a 10 meg limit so, effectively, no.
posted by Jofus at 5:00 AM on April 16, 2008


That Miriam Makeba track will cure what ails you. I have two: jessamyn and library.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:58 AM on April 16, 2008


Doh. For the longest time I couldn't see what the big deal was with a site that just lists songs on a mixtape. That's because I use NoScript and Flashblock and the result was that the blocked flash icons are down at the very bottom of the page where I never saw them.
posted by srboisvert at 6:50 AM on April 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


Hey, my first post to MeTa, but wanted to make up for my little snark in the original muxtape thread. I've since jumped on the bandwagon as a fellow muxtape-lover; it's nice and simple, easy to use, and easy to share. I'm all for sticking muxtape in the social exploder doohickey.

Oh, and here's mine - currently all Japanese music..
posted by p3t3 at 7:03 AM on April 16, 2008


I'm really enjoying checking out everyone else's mixes. So here is a little mix I put together. Enjoy.
posted by Sailormom at 7:16 AM on April 16, 2008


Mine.
also, since we are on the subject, this is good for a laugh (I thought).
posted by Stonestock Relentless at 7:27 AM on April 16, 2008


Stonestock - that was uncomfortably close to the bone. :)
posted by Jofus at 7:31 AM on April 16, 2008


That's hilarious Stonestock. I'm all for this, by the way, even though I have yet to get mine going.
posted by cashman at 7:35 AM on April 16, 2008


Could we ad some kind of "super poke" function as well?
posted by 1 at 7:49 AM on April 16, 2008


I'm disappointed they cluttered up the clean, white interface with the "BUY THIS FROM AMAZON" links. I made one a while back too.
posted by pb (staff) at 7:53 AM on April 16, 2008


I just threw one together. Here.
posted by srboisvert at 7:57 AM on April 16, 2008


Mine.

Hush, lame. I know. I like 'em, though.
posted by FunkyHelix at 8:07 AM on April 16, 2008


Band Liked By Very Well-Off, Super-Educated Urban White People - Live Performance (Green Benefit For NPR Sponsored By McSweeney's)

Are there MP3s of that Vampire Weekend live show?? Does You Ain't No Picasso have it on their site?
posted by dw at 8:09 AM on April 16, 2008


Oh yeah, I should sign up for this and then do nothing with it. I'm liking everyone else's so far.

I liked that catbird tape linked above as well. I thought I saw it here, but maybe not.
posted by sleepy pete at 8:35 AM on April 16, 2008


This is a good pony.

Mine.
posted by Drastic at 8:35 AM on April 16, 2008


I was going to come in and be all oh cool yes can we have this pony, and now I'm tabbing open various peoples' muxes and realizing that over the weekend I acquired a goodly amount of new music that I haven't even listened to yet, and I don't need to discover anything new right now because I haven't even listened to all the old-new stuff I just got.

I only have two ears, people. And for some reason my boss doesn't like it when I have my headphones on when she's trying to talk to me.

There is too much goodness! Please make it stop. For a little while, anyway.
posted by rtha at 8:46 AM on April 16, 2008


Could we ad some kind of "super poke" function as well?

We prefer the "wish I was funny" feature around here.
posted by jmd82 at 8:50 AM on April 16, 2008


Mine
posted by rmless at 9:02 AM on April 16, 2008


There is too much goodness! Please make it stop.

Mmm, pony burgers!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:16 AM on April 16, 2008


Awesome. This is mine.
posted by SoftRain at 10:22 AM on April 16, 2008


Oh.

Oh!

It doesn't just display mixtape playlists. It plays the songs.

I'd like to take back all the things I've been muttering under my breath the last few weeks about this goddamned site with the kids today and their yadda yadda.

Instead I can get ready to complain about corporate IT blocking it in a week or two. As long as I get to complain about something, I'm good.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:41 AM on April 16, 2008


So is the "Users may not upload ... songs they do not have permission to let Muxtape use." bit in the terms just a polite fiction, then?
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:44 AM on April 16, 2008


It doesn't just display mixtape playlists. It plays the songs.

It's your web 2.0 savviness that keeps me coming back here.
posted by middleclasstool at 11:10 AM on April 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


So is the "Users may not upload ... songs they do not have permission to let Muxtape use." bit in the terms just a polite fiction, then?

Probably. It won't shock me if the whole site vanishes at some point. It'll sure sadden me, though, I've already found new stuff to buy through it.

I'm most worried about the final bit in the terms, though. "Muxtape is alive." I don't know why, exactly. It just sounds ominous, as when the RIAA attempts to pull its plug, it'll launch all ICBMs and commence to trying to kill Sarah Connor.
posted by Drastic at 11:15 AM on April 16, 2008


It's your web 2.0 savviness that keeps me coming back here.

I'm riding shotgun in the truck called Internets.

I'm most worried about the final bit in the terms, though. "Muxtape is alive."

It's listing mixtapes and it's still alive.
It's firing missiles and it's still alive.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:25 AM on April 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


I've posted this in a number of threads already. I need to make a new one.
posted by carsonb at 12:34 PM on April 16, 2008


Oh this is really cool! I discovered muxtape.com a month or so ago. Here's mine. I think I'm going to make an updated one soon.
posted by fiasco at 12:58 PM on April 16, 2008


I can has a muxtape.
posted by Pope Guilty at 1:27 PM on April 16, 2008


So is the "Users may not upload ... songs they do not have permission to let Muxtape use." bit in the terms just a polite fiction, then?

Yep.

I think what helps also is that it is a stream, rather than downloadable content. I notice they added a "buy this mp3" Amazon link to each track now, as well.

I did an all-female one awhile back.
posted by First Post at 2:08 PM on April 16, 2008


I looked at this yesterday and tried to find some instructions or idea about how it works for the person who signs up. But I couldn't find anything on the site. I don't want to sign up unless I actually want to use it, and since I don't know how it works I don't know if I want to use it or not. Am I missing a link or something? Or can someone tell me the process to set up a muxtape (I assume I have to upload my own files?) really briefly? Is the user documentation this bad once you sign up?

And yeah I could just sign up. But I don't want to give them my details or whatever if I don't even know what they are.
posted by shelleycat at 2:56 PM on April 16, 2008


Okay, yeah, here's mine.

I hope you guys still think I'm cool enough to hang around here after you see what's on the mix.
posted by rtha at 2:56 PM on April 16, 2008


shelleycat, once you get in there I think you'll find everything to be pretty self explanatory. The only thing they ask for is an email (you can always use a throwaway Yahoo one or something). As you guessed, there's a thing where you upload up to 12 files (the only rule seems to be that you can't have two songs by the same artist, for some quasi-legal reason or whatever) and then you can put them in whatever order you want, since this is supposed to be like a mixtape, and the track order on a mixtape is very important, heh.

And that's it, pretty much. There are so far no other geegaws or doodads to deal with other than picking a color. It's all that Web 2.5 Big Font Simplicity type of thing.

rtha: I hope you guys still think I'm cool enough to hang around here after you see what's on the mix.

Mine has Lohan and Britney on it. I think you will be ok.
posted by First Post at 3:17 PM on April 16, 2008


Mine has Lohan and Britney on it. I think you will be ok.

I'm listening to yours right now and totally digging it.
posted by rtha at 3:21 PM on April 16, 2008


And I would've put "God is a DJ" (P!nk) on mine, but I don't have an mp3 of it and couldn't be arsed to convert the file.
posted by rtha at 3:23 PM on April 16, 2008


(the only rule seems to be that you can't have two songs by the same artist, for some quasi-legal reason or whatever)
posted by First Post at 5:17 PM

Thats strange. I was able to put two tracks by the same artist on my mix. I just made it today, maybe the rules have changed.
posted by Sailormom at 3:32 PM on April 16, 2008


I think the rules, such as it is, is enforced, if it is at all, reactively rather than proactively.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:37 PM on April 16, 2008


I just saw on their blog that m4a/aac and last.fm scrobbling support are in the works too (that should make up for the "buy this" link)!
posted by p3t3 at 3:51 PM on April 16, 2008


Mine has Lohan and Britney on it.

I opted for Britney as well. The pairing of Ms. Spears and Negativeland seemed apt at the time.
posted by Gucky at 4:15 PM on April 16, 2008


you can't have two songs by the same artist, for some quasi-legal reason or whatever

That's one of the classic rules of a good mix tape.
posted by Gucky at 4:37 PM on April 16, 2008


here's me. Any ideas what the 'unknown' track is? iTunes is trying to convince me it's by DJ Shadow. I disagree.
posted by tnai at 5:31 PM on April 16, 2008


Oh.

Oh!

It doesn't just display mixtape playlists. It plays the songs.


I had this same realization due to this thread. I understand now.
posted by Bookhouse at 5:35 PM on April 16, 2008


As you guessed, there's a thing where you upload up to 12 files (the only rule seems to be that you can't have two songs by the same artist, for some quasi-legal reason or whatever) and then you can put them in whatever order you want, since this is supposed to be like a mixtape, and the track order on a mixtape is very important, heh.

Cool, that's exactly what I wanted to know. Thanks.

They really should have some small paragraph somewhere saying this, plus the bit about how random listeners can stream the files (since that part's not totally obvious). Would take them all of five minutes. I looked at this site ages ago, rolled my eyes and left not realising how much good functionality there actually was. It's actually a pretty cool site, they should totally blow their own horn some more.
posted by shelleycat at 7:09 PM on April 16, 2008


OK, after thinking about it for most of the day, I finally went with idea/theme #1. Some songs are NSFW, in case you're worried. Others are really, really NSFW. That was fun though. I'm glad someone finally explained this whole thing (see cortex, you weren't the only one).

A friend recently asked me to come up with a mix of one song from each year I've been alive (without irony). That one will take a bit more time I think.
posted by sleepy pete at 9:13 PM on April 16, 2008


I have some dance party on mine right now.
posted by mosessis at 9:17 PM on April 16, 2008


(see cortex, you weren't the only one)

See? Not crazy.

You know what it is? You know why I believed that there could be something as foolish as a site for nothing but posting mixtape tracklistings, that other people would go look at and, like, say "oh that's a really great tracklist good job here's mine"? Something nuts like that? Do you know why I would think that?

Do you, you great lot of nutters?
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:36 PM on April 16, 2008


sleepy pete, that's a fun idea from your friend. Of course it will only work on muxtape if you are 12.
posted by taz at 9:46 PM on April 16, 2008


cortex, there's a place called Art of the Mix that's just mix tape ideas without the songs (or at least was until sendspace and the like came along), so maybe that's what you were thinking of? I know I hated AotM because I could never actually listen to the songs.

taz, I know, but I could always sign up with close to three different e-mails. Three in a little while... yeah, I know, what a drag it is getting old.

Also, here's idea/theme #5: days are widgets. It's work avoidance, OK?
posted by sleepy pete at 11:12 PM on April 16, 2008


Clicking on cortex's search link lead me to this thread which I missed the first time round and which was really sweet.
posted by shelleycat at 2:52 AM on April 17, 2008


Another mux.
posted by carsonb at 12:12 PM on April 17, 2008


Here is mine.
posted by whir at 1:24 PM on April 17, 2008


And mine, made to cheer up a grumpy boyfriend.
posted by amarynth at 2:29 PM on April 17, 2008


Me last?
posted by maggieb at 1:50 PM on April 24, 2008


My first call-out! I don't think this counts, though.
posted by Zosia Blue at 10:09 PM on April 29, 2008


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