also on: April 29, 2009 5:06 PM   Subscribe

Can we add 8tracks as a social service for the profiles?

I bet a lot of mefites muxtape 8track it up, and it's adding more social features to the profiles all the time.
I added it to the wiki page as well.

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posted by Potomac Avenue to Feature Requests at 5:06 PM (23 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Thanks for the link, I enjoyed muxtape and hope this one survives for a longer time.
posted by ddaavviidd at 5:11 PM on April 29, 2009

So wait. If it's on the wiki, does it need a MeTa? If there's a thread here, does it need to be on the wiki?

inquiring, database normalizing, minds want to know.
posted by niles at 5:15 PM on April 29, 2009

How had I missed out on 8track? I never made a muxtape but it would be fun to make a short mix like that.
posted by Kattullus at 5:19 PM on April 29, 2009

I've never used the wiki before, don't really know if I need to do both. I was just copying the way it happened last year with Muxtape, which means now everyone will link me to theirs and I will be much happier at work for 13 hours this week every day.

It looks pretty legal and well supported so {knocking on wood} it ain't going anywhere.

Kattubular: the mixes can be more than 8 songs. Mine are usually around 20.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:24 PM on April 29, 2009

Can I sign up with my CB handle?
posted by box at 5:29 PM on April 29, 2009

Potomac Avenue: Mine are usually around 20.


On rare occasions I'll go over 16, but I'm skeptical of long mixes. Though online mixes like that are a little different from mixes that have a physical existence.
posted by Kattullus at 5:31 PM on April 29, 2009

Kattullosaur: I listen to a lot of short 8trax (and Muxes before that) would usually fit on a CD. Barely.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:38 PM on April 29, 2009

If you go with the pop canon standard of three minutes, and the idealized CD length of 80 minutes, you can fit 26 songs on and still have room for filler.
posted by klangklangston at 5:54 PM on April 29, 2009

Fantastic link, I'm glad you went ahead and post it here.

That whole idea of having

"...users upload MP3s to create a stationthat’s then accessed by others in a non-interactive manner, like radio, and consistent with the various rules of the compulsory license."

is brilliant and it does sound like it could work and cover their backs legally. They seem to be a lot better planned than muxtape, hopefully they'll stay.
posted by micayetoca at 6:14 PM on April 29, 2009

I sold all my 8-tracks with my '78 Chrysler LeBaron. Now what?
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 7:17 PM on April 29, 2009 [1 favorite]

Good stuff.
posted by exogenous at 9:09 PM on April 29, 2009

I sold all my 8-tracks with my '78 Chrysler LeBaron. Now what?

Now we peel you out of that white and gold PVC disco outfit, burn the avocado leisure suits and wean you on a little mellow punk rock, slowly inoculate with just bits and pieces of the 80s to prevent reinfection, walk you through how to use video games, CDs, computers and the internet, warn you about ebay, craigslist and spam and then we wait and watch and pray you don't relapse into something with a mullet and a tattered sleeveless t-shirt with a wolf on it and matching beer cozy - no, not even ironically, because that would make you a hipster and the next thing we know you'd be riding a fixie.

Gas is sometimes 5 dollars a gallon, and thanks to price supports on one side and subsidies and factory farming on the other milk is still about the same price as gas. Some kinds of cancers are fairly curable, but now there's a virus you can catch from sex and/or fluid exchange that's almost always deadly and still uncurable. People don't really do coke any more but the grass is better than ever and even mostly legal or decriminalized in many places. If someone offers you crack, just say no. It's coke but it's been cooked into crack, and crack is whack. Also avoid meth and methheads. Look, we're just going to have to take a field trip, you'll get it later.

The USSR is gone and Mother Russia is more capitalist than anyone on the planet. China is over a billion people and the worlds largest manufacturer of consumer goods. India has the bomb. So does Pakistan. And they don't like each other. Iran is supposedly trying to make one. Europe has a union. The Middle East is still generally an ongoing warzone in various places and we're more involved than ever - to the point that Russia has even called us out and said "What the fuck?" However, the tallest building in the world is being built in a brand new megapolis called Dubai in a tiny, rich nation called the United Arab Emirates. Or it was, before we had this screwy paper economic collapse thanks to some shady New Math and an overrated housing market.

There's a floating, soupy island of plastic bigger than Texas in the middle of the Pacific, the planet is apparently heating up possibly due to our energy use and we've had a few ecological disasters of startling scale and right now you really want to wash your hands and avoid anyone with a cough, fever or a runny nose because there's some kind of new mutant avian-swine-human flu running around.

For good or bad almost everyone has pocket wireless phone-camera computers, and desktop computers and laptop computers and tv computers and car computers and even refrigerator computers. Do not be alarmed if you see someone talking to themselves out in public - the probably have a wireless earpiece. You know, for their phone? Nevermind, I'll show you on the field trip. You're going to have to learn to type, by the way and it's not an elective you can replace with shop.

You can get more than 4 kinds of beer at the grocery store. You don't have to go to the store for anything, which is good and bad. Good because you don't have to go to the store any more but bad because there aren't many stores any more, and there's a lot of people that need jobs. You can buy music, movies books or nearly anything else from plane tickets to buying a house or paying your bills and taxes online. Right, I'll show you later.

Oh, and we're in a mess of trouble thanks to two full Presidential terms and a wannabe Texan. Yeah, like Nixon but dumb as a rock and not really Texan, so, yeah, like Nixon and dumb as half a rock and without the real grit and git-r-done.

But now there's a fairly righteous brother in the White House with a basketball hoop and an organic garden and a swingset for the kids and everything, and he actually seems to give a shit.

Twitter me your gmail address and I'll add you to Wii, xbox live, Steam, Facebook, Myspace, Skype, and AIM and send you some wiki and youtube links about what to do next and info you'll need, and some flickr pics of what not to wear these days unless you want to get your ass kicked. I'll leave it up to you if you want to start a blog or not but some people like tumblrs better.
posted by loquacious at 10:23 PM on April 29, 2009 [23 favorites]

I just signed up as slawkenbergius.
posted by nasreddin at 11:03 PM on April 29, 2009 [1 favorite]

Er, I meant to add: this is awesome. It's better for mixes, too--forces you to pay careful attention to how you string songs together.
posted by nasreddin at 11:06 PM on April 29, 2009

Also, I'm pretty sure we (or someone) killed their server.
posted by nasreddin at 11:47 PM on April 29, 2009

Thanks for this--sending my son the Zombie Apocalypse Mix Part the Ninth on 8tracks now.
posted by misha at 7:44 AM on April 30, 2009

The Anti-MySpace: Khoi Vinh reviews the design aesthetic of the new Muxtape.
posted by netbros at 11:27 AM on April 30, 2009

Since we seem to be sharing while we wait for the pony, this is me.
posted by He Is Only The Imposter at 1:41 PM on May 1, 2009

So wait. If it's on the wiki, does it need a MeTa? If there's a thread here, does it need to be on the wiki?

The wiki is basically the smart place to put something that you consider a candidate for addition, because the mods know it's there and it doesn't roll off the page. Asking on meta is fine but is sort of ephemeral by comparison.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:43 PM on May 1, 2009

Uploaded a mix. This is an easy interface. I don't think I'd ever send any single person or small group of people an 8track mix but it's a breeze to use.
posted by Kattullus at 8:34 PM on May 5, 2009

Here are 8 tracks with no particular theme.
posted by Sailormom at 9:27 AM on May 7, 2009

This site is really cool- I started a profile recently and have been really enjoying it.
posted by Dr-Baa at 4:36 AM on May 12, 2009

I'm late to the party, but here is my profile.
posted by defenestration at 9:05 AM on May 22, 2009

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