MeFiSwap Summer 09 Mailing Deadline Reminder - Aug 15! August 7, 2009 5:45 PM   Subscribe

MeFiSwap Summer '09 reminder thread — Mailing deadline is Saturday, August 15!

Hey swappers!

This is just a friendly reminder from your local swap organizer that mixes need to be mailed out no later than August 15. (You should also have a fresh email reminder from last group communique until next swap.)

If for whatever reason you can't make that deadline, please either email your swapset to let them know or alert me so I can pass on the news. I know I don't need to remind you that flakers are derided and loathed to the extreme.

Questions? I'll be around this thread to answer them, or send them in via email. My email address is in my profile.
posted by carsonb to MetaFilter-Related at 5:45 PM (112 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

Oh, if you didn't get a reminder email lemme was a hasty affair and I very well may have missed a swapset.
posted by carsonb at 5:46 PM on August 7, 2009

Oh shit, that's just next week!

I made up this awesome mix that I put on my mp3 player only to get back, think about it and say, yeah, no, that's like, eight albums worth of music, so I may have to edit it down.

(Or, hmmm.... I could make one huge long mix and make all you jerkasses have to play 'em together in sequence in order to avoid cold stops and starts, like a poor man's Zaireeka…)

ps. That mix you gave me Carson, that wasn't half as bad as you thought it was.
posted by klangklangston at 5:48 PM on August 7, 2009

Argh. I completely forgot about this! I leave for vacation tomorrow and won't get back until the 16th. So to my group, my cds will be sent on the 17th, I'm sorry!
posted by kerning at 5:51 PM on August 7, 2009

I have some of the parts, and I imagine I'll put them together this weekend. Be prepared for ... stuff. Yeah, that's good.
posted by filthy light thief at 6:10 PM on August 7, 2009

I am pleased to announce that I have overcome the perceived lameitude of my music collection brought on by signing up for this, and have created a mix I'm thrilled to share.

Having never swapped with this group before, I am curious... Are lyrics sheets something expected?
posted by hippybear at 7:07 PM on August 7, 2009

Are lyrics sheets something expected?

Well, they're certainly not required—all that's required is a CD-R full of music. As for expectations, I've been swapping with this group for 6 or 7 years now and I've come to expect anything from elaborate, annotated liner notes in fancy, custom packaging to a blank-topped disc in a plain, unadorned envelope. To me, it's the music that matters.
posted by carsonb at 7:40 PM on August 7, 2009 [1 favorite]

From the Pancakes, I already got my mix from Rangefinder 1.4 (thanks!), and I'm enjoying it so far. Mine should go out tomorrow.
posted by gemmy at 8:38 PM on August 7, 2009 [1 favorite]

I procrastinate with the best of 'em, but it's coming together. And I've already gotten my (two disc!) mix from starman, so rock on.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:29 PM on August 7, 2009

Mine's done and ready to send out. I just need to get some envelopes.
posted by salmacis at 1:16 AM on August 8, 2009

I will be mailing mine out at the last moment(and at great expense!) due to financial considerations(payday is Friday). So, to any of my group members reading this: it's coming. Relatively soon.
posted by owtytrof at 10:11 AM on August 8, 2009

My mix will be a touch delayed. Pretty harsh family problems have me currently in Kalamazoo trying to wrap up my father's affairs. The good news is that I'll save a bunch on postage. The bad news is, well, everything else. It will, however, be a delightful mix of japanese punk, ska, and better neo rockabilly than the 5678s. All merited with the misfortune to be in lesser swapsets with feel an accute sense of sadness, mingled witha feeling of loss for something they never knew. It'll be *that* good.
posted by Ghidorah at 10:47 AM on August 8, 2009

I too must take finances into consideration. Something that saves me some dough every time we swap is reusing envelopes from previous swaps. Sometimes I even cut them in half first and make one into two. But a coupla rounds of packing tape will heal up any used padded mailer and hold down the little square of paper with the new address on it. I've also just used two small slabs of corrugated cardboard for packing materials on a couple of occasions, with no complaints from recipients (aside from 'you used a lot of tape'). What with shipping costs they way they are (specially overseas), saving a bit on packing the discs up really helps.
posted by carsonb at 10:50 AM on August 8, 2009 [1 favorite]

I'm in the same boat as salmacis. I need to print up some track lists as well.

For anyone in my swapset: the label on the CD is not serious.
posted by Dr-Baa at 3:33 PM on August 8, 2009

I've got a flight from Toronto to Newfoundland in which I will have my newly-fixed laptop, so the 15th is definitely doable. Not really sure what to do about the liner yet.

I do know that there will be no track listing provided, because it ruins the surprise. Swappers of mine, I will provide a liner that includes the track listing on the web as well, but don't look at it until you listen.
posted by Lemurrhea at 6:59 PM on August 8, 2009

oh.... I missed this call. So sad. When is the next one? :(
posted by seawallrunner at 8:09 PM on August 8, 2009

yay Newfoundland... I have a tattoo of the newfie flag on my left forearm, and grew up there.. as to the mix. Aye aye, should be good to go soon.
posted by edgeways at 9:27 PM on August 8, 2009 [1 favorite]

me too seawallrunner :(
posted by yodelingisfun at 12:32 AM on August 9, 2009

My mix is made, my inlay is made, I just need envelopes and mountainous amounts of postage. Living on an island nation can be damn inconvenient at times.
posted by minifigs at 5:22 AM on August 9, 2009

O no, I missed it!
posted by Bigfoot Mandala at 3:41 PM on August 9, 2009

Mine will be on my way to the beanplaters by tomorrow's lunch hour!
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 7:34 PM on August 9, 2009

I made an extra bootleg pressing of my exclusive Special Snowflakes mix (in case I was in two swapsets) if you want to MeMail your address. Maximum quantity: 5 Late To The Party Mefites!
posted by Sallyfur at 8:49 PM on August 9, 2009

I don't know what this is all about but I have a feeling I'd like to get involved next time. How can I get more info / join / cabal it up?
posted by carpyful at 10:42 PM on August 9, 2009

Mine will go out right around the deadline. So glad I'm on summer break and have time to work on it right now! liner notes are a pain and a half!
posted by emmling at 4:50 AM on August 10, 2009

seawallrunner, yodelingisfun, Bigfoot Mandala, and carpyful: We do this about every 6 months, so I'll probably announce the next CD swap around the end of November (via a MetaTalk thread) with a mailing deadline sometime in January. Unless someone else steps in ungraciously (like I did last year, oops, sorry!) and takes over the organizational duties, I'll probably be making the announcement. So just keep an eye out for MeTa posts from me or something.

carpyful: There's around 80 of us this time, broken up into groups of 6. Each swapper makes a mix CD (of music, mostly) and sends it out to their 5 swapmates, each of whom in turn sends you a mix. 5 out, 5 in, and lots and lots of great music zooming around the world. It's fun!

As for my mix, it's finally finalized with all the fancy transitions (OK, like 2 fancy transitions) and extra goodness included. The liners are about half done; just have to wait for more free copier time on Thursday to get those finished. Looking to mail out on Friday. About a week after I get those babies in the mail, I'll post a .zip here in this thread for anyone to download.

received: ChuqD's mix. I snuck a peek at the track list, and was disappointed to see nothing from El Oso made it onto the disc aside from, well, el oso there on the cover.
posted by carsonb at 11:12 AM on August 10, 2009

still erm visualizing my mix ... I won't be shipping early, but it should go out on time.
posted by Julnyes at 12:18 PM on August 10, 2009

...But I haven't listened to it yet, and I'm not disappointed in general. I see lots of unfamiliar band names actually, so I'm excited. =D
posted by carsonb at 12:18 PM on August 10, 2009

It's a pity seawallrunner didn't make it in this time - I still listen to her mix from the last swap on a regular basis.
posted by owtytrof at 2:03 PM on August 10, 2009

Mine's almost done! Well, done as in the tracks are picked out, some assembly required. It's kinda lame, sorry Beanplaters. In my mind I've got impeccable taste in music, but really it's all pretty mainstream. Hope everyone likes ZZ Top!
posted by Bron at 6:02 PM on August 10, 2009

Burn, baby, burn!

All you [NOT-SWAPISTS] out there should be pleased to know that the discs are burned, I'll be heading to the place with the fancy printing objects tomorrow, and likely the post office soon thereafter.

I can't wait to receive, and hear from those who have received!
posted by hippybear at 3:50 PM on August 11, 2009

I'm running a bit late, as usual, but I'll try to get mine finished up this weekend and sent out next week sometime.
posted by klausness at 3:56 PM on August 11, 2009

Mine are all burned and packed into envelopes, and will be dropped off at the post office this afternoon (two days early!). American ZIPPITY-BOPs should get theirs maybe Monday. The ferriners among us will probably have to wait until November or so.
posted by Plutor at 8:10 AM on August 13, 2009

I sent mine out to all Taters a week or two ago. No confirmation of whether or not they were received, so I assume that indicates resounding disappointment.
posted by booknerd at 9:20 AM on August 13, 2009

...and mine are now in the mail, wending their way awound the world. Woohoo!
posted by hippybear at 11:33 AM on August 13, 2009

I eagerly await the contributions of other Zippity-Bops; mine were mailed out on the 4th, from Bulgaria, so it may take some time to get to you. If you haven't gotten your CD yet, this is what you have to look forward to:

Front cover.

Inside cover.

Back cover.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 1:16 PM on August 14, 2009

Ooh, just you wait. Envelopes are stuffed and ready for the post office!

Because you're SPECIAL SNOWFLAKES, this two-CD set was tailored just for you. CD1 contains adult lyrics, drug and alcohol use, pork, wanking, transvestism, cussin', piracy, genitalia, carnivorous propaganda, unashamed earwormery, geographic polarism, abortion, and ruthlessness, and every single track was sourced in a genuine real honest and true Metafilter thread.

If that frightens you, and it should, CD2 is a gentle, relaxing retreat through time back to the world of vinyl, no air conditioning, questionable beliefs, and nostalgia that may or may not apply to you and/or your cultural touchposts, but which is safely in the centre of the comfy and fat part of the cultural bell curve of a squeaky clean world that never existed.
posted by Sallyfur at 9:16 PM on August 14, 2009

Ack. Sallyfur has made me feel like a mere hack for choosing a group of songs that seem to go well and flow well. There is a BIT of a theme, maybe, sort of... (Actually a pretty good theme, but it may not be immediately obvious. Listen, rinse, repeat.)

I did include a lyric sheet, but cleverly sealed it in an envelope so anyone hoping for surprises can keep their suspense intact. The domestic packages should be arriving starting today, certainly by early next week. The international mail should all arrive by the end of next week, barring unforeseen shipping horrors.
posted by hippybear at 9:13 AM on August 15, 2009

Both discs are just like Sallyfur's CD1, maybe no abortion. Disc 1 is maybe a bit nicer, for the most part, coming strictly from the CD wall.

Also, I feel it is my duty to my reputation to mention that not only have I had Look Good in Leather figured prominently into this mix since proposing the swap months ago, but I've owned The Headphone Masterpiece since the day it came out in 2002. Waiting for years to show everyone what they were missing, I thought this was the year, the time, everything perfectly aligned—and then some sumbitch advertising executive and fucking Axe and their damned claymation commercial ruined everything. Fuck.

But it's still on there. It's a damn good song. Plus, I do look good in leather.
posted by carsonb at 3:53 PM on August 15, 2009

Plus, I do look good in leather

Photos or it never happened. ;)
posted by hippybear at 6:02 PM on August 15, 2009

My Juice Coupon conscience is clear as of this morning, after a delay caused by living in a small enough town that there was a handwritten note instead of an open post office on Saturday. I'm enjoying the shit out of my own mix and am glad I resisted including the sweet but ill-fitting French song about pinball.
posted by carbide at 6:31 AM on August 17, 2009

Thanks, Plutor! The CD rocks. Nice picks.
posted by starman at 1:57 PM on August 17, 2009

I have gotten Plutor's, and sent all of mine!
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:04 PM on August 17, 2009

It's been now nearly two weeks since I mailed mine, and I'm guessing no one's received theirs yet. If another week goes by and you still haven't gotten it, let me know, and I'll zip up the songs and upload them somewhere for you.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 2:35 PM on August 17, 2009

Received ChuqD's and carsonb's - thank you! So awesome.

(So awesome, in fact, that it's entirely okay with me if you, you know...just forgo listening to mine. I'm sure they'd make much more useful coasters, or ninja stars, or perhaps hovercraft?)
posted by arachnid at 3:27 PM on August 17, 2009

I have received none. Nada. Zero. Zilch. I guess I took the mailing deadline too seriously by thinking that was the last day to post them. *sigh*
posted by hippybear at 3:47 PM on August 17, 2009

I got an awesome "Disco Bloodbath" mix from Thin Lizzy today that really brightened my otherwise terrible day. Thanks!
posted by gemmy at 4:52 PM on August 17, 2009

I'm listening to edgeways' mix right now! It's awesome!
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 8:00 PM on August 17, 2009

Got carsonb's, am digging it.
posted by ChuqD at 4:50 AM on August 18, 2009

I've recieved and listened to PhoBWanKenobi's and edgeways' mixes, and thoroughly enjoyed both. I'll also be listening to carsonb's mix on the commute home today, since my wife is in his group and received his yesterday.

MeFiSwap is awesome.
posted by owtytrof at 11:03 AM on August 18, 2009

Ooo ... well, I'm about halfway through Dr-Baa's mix right now, which is grand. And quite summertimely. wiskunde, you're next! And here's hoping there'll be more cds in my mailbox this afternoon.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 11:56 AM on August 18, 2009

I just got RubyDoom and carsonb's mixes today; they are in my car ready for listening. I also finally sent mine out today (late) so they should get to my fellow swappers in the next few days.
posted by burnmp3s at 9:17 PM on August 18, 2009

Ain't it great? Thanks, Cortex! Some gems on there.
posted by starman at 3:00 PM on August 20, 2009

posted by cortex (staff) at 3:16 PM on August 20, 2009

If anyone's wondering where mine went, they were delivered into the safe hands of Postman Pat (or so I told the boy) a day or so late. Only Hartster's should have been recieved so far (thanks Hartster, your mix was excellent by the way), because he's just down the road. Others will probably turn up in North America early next week. I forgot how much self-doubt goes into making these things...
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 4:47 AM on August 21, 2009

My self-doubt didn't kick in until I received the first of my mixes from others. (Thanks jinjo! It's on repeat at the moment!) Boy, howdy! Did I ever take the conservative path with my song selections, or what? Next time, the gloves are off!

(Or maybe not. I like to pretend I'm more sophisticated than perhaps I truly am.)
posted by hippybear at 6:42 AM on August 21, 2009

Mine should go out in the morning. Sorry for the delay.
posted by Sailormom at 6:46 PM on August 21, 2009

OK, Zippity-Bops, it's been three weeks, and I'm guessing you didn't get my CD. So I zipped up the tunes and cover art and uploaded them. Check your MeMails for the download link.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 10:53 AM on August 25, 2009

OK, it's been somewhat close to two weeks since my mixes went out, which means—TIME TO SHARE!


Heh. Probably also—TMI!

Anyway, I spent all summer fidgullking with the longer of these mixes, adding songs, savagely cutting others, arranging the order, trimming silence and unneeded drone-y outros, massaging every note and lyric into it's proper space and sound, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. I'm nearly deaf to it by now, and have no idea whether it's actually even listenable let alone any good. However, undeniably, outside of my own personal feelings and taste, there's some damn good music in here. Hopefully at least one of something everyone can enjoy. Oh, also 1, I'm pretty sure some of the discs I sent out were burned with those pesky 2-second silences between tracks. Oops. Also 2, the origin of some of these files is unknown and/or sketchy. Some of them, like the Wire track, I just found on my harddrive and wondered how they got there. Some of them were hastily downloaded 'cuz I was surprised by an empty CD case or what have you. Some of them were ripped, then fed through a maze of file conversions in an attempt to make tHE DAMNED THING FIT IN THE FLUCKY HOLE, grumblegrumblegrumble. And some of them were ripped properly, .flac to high quality VBR .mp3. With this in mind I recommend, if you choose to listen, to at least do so driving like 80 mph down the freeway with the windows down while trying to blow out all your speakers. (In general, my mixes are ideally heard in these conditions.) If you put headphones on in a quiet room, it's likely going to sound mushy and gross. Parts of it are decidedly uneven, but in at least one case that's not my fault. (The song's only ever been recorded once, and it was a demo.) Sorry bout that, I suck.

#. Artist - Track (Album/Notes)

Ramen Adult is ostensibly Disc Two should these mixes, for whatever reason, be paired.

01. Yo La Tengo - Tiny Birds (Summer Sun)
02. The Books & The Field - The More That I Am Never Alone (*)
03. Wire - Ex Lion Tamer (PINK FLAG)
04. The Thermals - Top of the Earth (Alt. version from the V/A album A House Full of Friends)
05. Cadence Weapon - 30 Seconds (Breaking Kayfabe †)
06. The Crystals - Da Do Ron Ron (‡)
07. Cody ChesnuTT - Look Good In Leather (The Headphone Masterpiece §)
08. The Books - It's Musiiiic! (Music For A French Elevator)
09. Carl Henry Brueggen - Cinzano & Cocaine (Cincano & Cocaine)
10. Linda Ronstadt - Willin' (Heart Like A Wheel/The Abyss OMPS)
11. The Flying Burrito Brothers - Can't You Hear Me Calling (The Flying Burrito Brothers)
12. Pavement - Cut Your Hair (Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain)
13. The Fruit Bats - The Blessed Breeze (The Ruminant Band)
14. Karate - The Same Stars (concerto al Barchessone Vecchio 24 02 2002)
15. LIVE - Hold Me Up (Throwing Copper Demos ¶)
16. SJ Esau & Friends - Sports Man (The Gist \\)
17. Madlib - The Come Up (The Come Down) (The Beat Konducta vols. 1 & 2: Movie Scenes)
18. Eugene Remus - You Never Miss A Good Thing (Til It's Gone) (Without Strings) (The Motown Singles Collection Vol. 1)
19. The Books - Ahhh I See Silence (Music From A French Elevator **)
20. Jacques Brel - Ne Me Quitte Pas
        download Ramen
* The Field's 'The More That I Do' is a repetitive track, to understate it a bit. It's pretty and thumpy and mmm, but looong and not exactly progressive. This took a while to come together, but after I'd added The Books' hosting services (via Music For A French Elevator and Other Short Format Oddities) a few times during the mix I realized I could work the two together. So I lopped off the beginning of The More That I Do, looped the 'bridge' a few times, crudely wound that into The Books' 'You'll Never Be Alone', and there you go.
I added this track after tragically witnessing all my cool leech away from Axe poisoning.
A link to a video of this song is the entirety of one MeFite's profile description, and how I came across it most recently. I can't remember who though. Thanks, whomever. Great song!
§ Yes, this song. You've probably seen me bitch about this fiasco. Fuck Axe, fuck ad execs (sorry MeFite ad execs!), and fuck trying to be cool. If theres any teensy satisfaction in this song anymore, it's that moms everywhere are having to deal with their young men's recently developed predilections towards belting out the lyrics, I can make any woman mine, because I know how to FUCK HER BETTER! Better than you.
I really liked how this was used in Zack & Miri Make A Porno. You can download all the Throwing Copper demos at
\\ An exclusive track from a low-release covers EP. <Napoleon Dynamite>YESSSSSSSS.</Napoleon Dynamite> Also, a cover of the great Haruomi Hosono.
** And I added the silence, for the 'hidden track' effect. w00t.

OK, so after I finished the first mix and while considering what to do about the general crappiness of it, I decided to do a 'quick'n'dirty' of tracks ripped directly from my CD collection in high-quality format. This, the first disc, sounds much, much better than Ramen Adult. All that screechy noise from Sonic Youth should be crystal clear and painful. The tracks were chosen on the overall theme of Totally Random? and sequenced with the same philosophy at the back of my mind. Maaaaybe it's not a coincidence 'I Want To Drive You' is followed by a car wreck of noise, and maaaaybe it means something there's two Destroyer songs and two tracks with nearly identical names, and maaaaybe we're just reading too much into things. Anyway, this one sounds better, is shorter, and has already garnered rave reviews like 'Gooey!'

Salad Days
01. Nic Armstrong & The Thieves - I Want To Drive You (The Greatest White Liar)
02. Sonic Youth, ICP, & The Ex - IX (In The Fishtank *)
03. The Dandy Warhols - Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth (...The Dandy Warhols Come Down)
04. Destroyer - The Music Lovers (Notorious Lightning & Other Works)
05. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick, & Tich - The Wreck of The Antoinette (The Best of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick, & Tich)
06. Low & Springheel Jack - Hand So Small (Bombscare EP)
07. Sufjan Stevens - Year of The Tiger (Enjoy Your Rabbit)
08. Saves The Day - The Glory of Love (From The Screen To Your Stereo)
09. Destroyer - In Dreams (Thief)
10. Weezer - Only In Dreams (The Blue Album)
        download Salad Days
* No, not the Insane Clown Posse. Maybe next mix.

Yay! I hope those d/l links work. This is my first try using DropBox, as mediafire was boofing all over the Ramen Adult zip. Those of you in my swapset, if you're wondering about the liners, they're all images (and most of the text) clipped from the first few years of Punch (late 19th century or so) and 'arranged' and photocopied by yours truly. I get bored at work sometimes, what can I say? I don't have any of the final versions digitalized though, so they're not included with the downloads. Useless crap, anyway. Well, I hope you enjoy this at least as much as I've enjoyed listening to all the music that's made it to my mailbox. (Quite a bit, I'd say.) It's been fun, and I can't wait to do it again!
posted by carsonb at 12:47 PM on August 25, 2009 [2 favorites]

Thanks for posting those tracklists carsonb, your mixes were a mixture of some of my favorite songs, a few recognizable ones, and a bunch that I couldn't identify, so it's nice to see some (annotated!) tracklists. I also listened to RubyDoom's mix and thoroughly enjoyed a few tracks off of that one as well.

My shipments were further delayed due to some dumb postage miscalculations on my part, but they should be arriving any day now for everyone in the US.
posted by burnmp3s at 1:09 PM on August 25, 2009

Got yours last night, burnmp3s. I'm gonna put it on while rummaging round my cords cabinet this afternoon. (Awesome. =)
posted by carsonb at 2:07 PM on August 25, 2009

Well, if carsonb can do this, I can too! Here are my tracklists and (I hope) download links:

Changes In The Weather

01 Give Me Love, Give Me Life - Roger Hodgson (In The Eye Of The Storm)
02 Cowboys - Counting Crows (Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings)
03 Faithless - Rush (Snakes & Arrows)
04 Love Boat Captain - Pearl Jam (Riot Act)
05 Tallis' Canon - Anne Dudley (Ancient & Modern)
06 Ding Dongs 'N' Things - Voice Farm (Bigger Cooler Weirder)
07 Thank You - Voice Farm (Bigger Cooler Weirder)
08 Precious Box - George Michael (Patience)
09 WTF! - Saul Williams (The Inevitable Rise And Liberation Of Niggy Tardust)
10 Insanity - Boingo (Boingo)
11 Song From The Second Floor - Benny Andersson Band (Story Of A Heart)
12 I feel My Stuff - David Byrne & Brian Eno (Everything That Happens Will Happen Today)
13 Let Your Troubles Roll By - Carbon Leaf - Indian Summer
14 It Won't Take Long - Indigo Girls (Rarities)

This started out as a multi-fold selection process. One was finding tracks by "known" bands which people may not have heard. Another was songs which seem to evolve across the length of the track. Finally, I had to put in a couple of "rest moments" because earlier iterations of this disc were, quite frankly, exhausting. At one point I sort of just threw everything out and started again, using a core section of songs and transitions which I thought worked really well, and building back out from there. The end result, I hope, is a group of songs which rock the body and speak to the soul. Most of these tracks were ripped from CDs on my shelves, and the [NOT-SWAPISTS] received discs burned from AIFF tracks for everything for which I have the physical media. This download is all mp3 or m4a files for ease of transport.

download Changes In The Weather

After finishing up all this intense, serious stuff, I decided everyone might want to just find a good groove, so I made a "bonus disc" of odd dance mixes.

Changes In The Weather bonus disc

01 Hello / Hip Hop A Lula - Junior Senior (Hey Hey My My Yo Yo)
02 Funplex (CSS Extended Remix) - The B-52s (Funplex Single)
03 4 Minutes (Bob Sinclar Space Funk Mix) - Madonna (4 Minutes Single)
04 Another Brick In The Wall (White Label Dance Remix) - Pink Floyd
05 24 Ghosts III - Nine Inch Nails (Halo 26 Ghosts I-IV)
06 Respect (Jonathan Peters White Label Mix) - Aretha Franklin
07 Riders On The Storm (Infected Mushroom Rmx) - Infected Mushroom Presents (The Doors Remixed)
08 So Pure (Remix) - Alanis Morrissette
09 I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight (Redanka Kick The Darkness Mix) - U2 (I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight Single)
10 Don't You (Forget About Me) [Jam 'n' Spoon White Label Remix) - Simple Minds
11 In The Air Tonight (Extended Version) - Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight 12"
12 Come Closer Together - The Beatles vs Nine Inch Nails

Nearly all of these tracks were sourced from online files, although the few which were not were ripped from CDs on my shelves and were burned for the swap discs from AIFF tracks. I hid the last track behind a 2 minute silent track, but left that out of this online distribution. Again, I think there a pretty good run of tunes in the middle, which I sort of built out from. The end result, I hope, is fun and foot moving. I'm a big fan of a good remix, so I hope my choices don't disappoint.

download Changes In The Weather bonus disc

Thanks to carsonb for coordinating this swap, and for inspiring me with his own online posting of his mixes. I'm already starting to think toward the next swap, and realize that I can be a lot more adventurous in my choices. Hurrah for MetaFilter!

If these download links don't work, let me know, I've never used this service before.
posted by hippybear at 9:27 PM on August 25, 2009

Thanks for posting your mixes carsonb, hippybear. I haven't listened to them yet, but I will, soon. When I get caught up...

Anyway, here's mine:

1 The River // Tim Buckley
2 Except The New Girl // Chris Isaak
3 1 Thing // Amerie
4 Caligula // Macy Gray
5 Buddy X // Neneh Cherry
6 Overcome // Tricky
7 Asleep In The Desert // ZZ Top
8 Family Tree // TV on the Radio
9 Seven Little Indians // John Hiatt
10 Families // Lou Reed
11 Postcards From Italy // Beirut
12 Family Affair // Sly & The Family Stone
13 Stolen Car // Beth Orton
14 The Messenger // Daniel Lanois
15 You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory // Johnny Thunders
16 Goodbye // Steve Earle/Emmylou Harris mix
17 The Fall // Blake Leyh
18 Where Are You Tonight (Journey Through Dark Heat) // Bob Dylan

Download 'Family Affair' There's a pdf of cover art and this track list in the folder. Not the hippest mix in the world, but it was an honest effort. My first 'themed' mix, I was attempting to describe the arc of a family.

Also thanks to edgeways, PhoBWanKenobi and owtytrof of the Bean Platers for your mixes, I've thoroughly enjoyed them all. Lots of good stuff on all 3, most importantly a lot of it I haven't heard before. Currently hooked on 'Chick Habit', I can't believe I missed that one. (I'm way behind on my Tarantino flicks...). Sad to say, I've yet to receive mixes from two of our group. Too soon to name names, prolly, and it's not like the Chicago post office has never lost any of my mail, but at what point do we start the public dunning?

Thanks a bunch for running this, carsonb. It's a very cool thing.
posted by Bron at 8:58 PM on August 26, 2009

Bron: your dropbox download link isn't working. Did mine work? I get a "file not found "error when I click on it. (carsonb's worked like a charm) I'm eager to hear your mix!

(I've only received two of the expected 5 mixes from my group... trying to be patient...)
posted by hippybear at 10:00 PM on August 26, 2009

Ooops...I knew that seemed too easy. I'll have to figure it out when I get back to the ranch. I'll repost when it's working.
posted by Bron at 5:48 AM on August 27, 2009

And yes, I was able to download both yours and carsonb's mixes. Worked great.
posted by Bron at 5:49 AM on August 27, 2009

I've loved all of the mixes so far! Bron, whatever on not being hip. It made my workday. Esp. liked the Lou Reed track. Mr. WanKenobi has stolen owtytrof's, though--I'm pretty sure you guys are musical soulmates. I'll post mine when I get home later; it's called "Someone is wrong on the internet!" and it's a nasty, flame war themed mix. I had way too much fun making it, even if I didn't have time to make nice cover art.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 6:31 AM on August 27, 2009

Glad to hear my mix has found some loving homes!

I'm ashamed to admit, though, that my international packages have yet to go out. There's a very narrow window on Saturday morning when I can actually go to the post office and ship things via real, live postal workers, and I've missed it for various reasons the past two weeks. I'm crossing my fingers for this weekend, though.

With that said, I'm going to follow y'alls lead and put my mix up for anyone who wants to download, probably this evening. If I feel crazy, I may do my mix from Winter '09, too.

Final word: My two favorite tracks so far are both from edgeways' mix, Inebelle Sale and Bongo Bong, but all 4(out of an expected 10, I'm in 2 groups) I've recieved (edgeways, PhoBWanKenobi, Bron, and 4eyes) are solid mixes that will reside on my iPod for the foreseeable future. Thanks, all!
posted by owtytrof at 9:13 AM on August 27, 2009

I got cortex's today and it is slammin'. I love the theme, too.

Well, as long we're playing "share with the whole class", here's mine:

Metafilter Mix Tape 1.0. Includes cover art. The songs are numbered, but your music player might not cue them in the right order. For best results, I recommend playing the songs one by one rather than loading the entire folder into your music player and letting it fly.

And here's the track listing itself:

01. Shonen Knife - Riding On The Rocket
02. fIREHOSE - O'er the Town Of Pedro
03. Grandaddy - The Crystal Lake
04. Albatrosicks - Dou Mite mo Manpou Desu
05. Robots In Disguise - Argument
06. IOSYS - Special Power of Exposing Moonlit Nights
07. Butthole Surfers - Cowboy Bob
08. Misfits - Hybrid Moments
09. Dead Kennedys - Well Paid Scientist
10. Stereolab - Super Falling Star
11. Yumi Arai - Message in Rouge
12. Halcali - Giri Giri Surfrider
13. Wir sind helden - Guten Tag
14. IOSYS - Give Praise Unto Me, and Celebrate My Miracles
15. Sayuri Anpo - かむかぜうたふ
16. The Roches - Losing True
17. Syd Barrett - She Took A Long Cold Look
18. Albatrosicks - Tengoku no Umi wa Pink Iro 2007
19. MAXIMUM THE HORMONE - Chu Chu Lovely Muni Muni Mura Mura Purin Purin Boron Nururu Rero Rero
20. Bad Brains - Coptic Times
21. Royal Trux - 10 days 12 nights
22. Tom Waits - Russian Dance
23. Nature and Organization - Wicker Man Song
24. The Residents - The New Hymn (Recessional)
25. Dead Can Dance - The Host of Seraphim
26. Satoru Kousaki - Hamatte Sabotte Oh My God!
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 9:47 AM on August 27, 2009

Bron: Check to see that the file you want to offer for download is in the "public" folder in your Dropbox folder on your computer, and then wait the hour or so it takes to upload it. I just tried to link to a file which wasn't in the right place, and it was a huge disaster. I'm hoping that moving the file to the correct place on MY computer will make it available for the friend I want to share it with. We Shall See.
posted by hippybear at 2:06 PM on August 27, 2009

Yup, I got confused with the Dropbox folder on my machine vs. the actual online server. The file is up and available now at the link above, or here. Sorry 'bout that. BTW, my mix is meant to be heard in order, and most of the songs fade into the next one, so they'll sound weird out of order.

And thanks for your mix too, MSTPT, downloading right now.
posted by Bron at 5:16 PM on August 27, 2009

Have y'all figured out how to track downloads with DropBox? I can't get it to tell me how many times the folders have been accessed. What am I missing?
posted by carsonb at 5:25 PM on August 27, 2009

I noticed MSTPT's ShareBee file showed it had been accessed 8 times, but I'm not finding anything like that on DropBox. Maybe if you go Pro?
posted by Bron at 6:16 PM on August 27, 2009

carsonb: I don't think Dropbox will tell you if others have accessed the files you've provided links to. Or if it does, I haven't found it yet. I download both of your mixes with no problem, great download speeds, etc. I've only listened to one of the two so far, but will make it through the other.

(I'm having to supplement my mixtape CD exchange with these online offerings because my group has been a bit, um... tardy with sending out their discs.)
posted by hippybear at 8:04 PM on August 27, 2009

Bron: your download is working great now. excellent!

And MStPT's mix is also on my hard drive. I'm suddenly flooded with music! YAY!
posted by hippybear at 8:05 PM on August 27, 2009

carsonb: I've been digging around in the Dropbox forums a bit, and it seems as though the idea of download tracking is sort of an in-demand wishlist item. I don't think it's been implemented.
posted by hippybear at 8:34 PM on August 27, 2009

Ok, here are my current and previous mixes:

Listen Up, Fools: Anything You Could Ever Want or Be You Already Have and Are(Summer 2009)

This one is just a bunch of music I like. The first half is semi-thematic, though not on purpose, and the last half is just fun. Includes cover art(by RubyDoom) and playlist(.txt exported from iTunes. No guarantee of compatibility with other players.) If the playlist doesn't work, the files are named in order they should be played.

1. Ready Steady Go - L'arc~en~ciel
2. Wasted and Ready - Ben Kweller
3. Jenny - stellastarr*
4. Chick Habit - April March
5. Rent a Cop - Ben Folds
6. Sukie in the Graveyard - Belle and Sebastian
7. Best Friends Forever - Don Lennon
8. Sonido Total - The Pinker Tones
9. Don't Call Me Whitney, Bobby - Islands
10. Dimmer - Bishop Allen
11. Science Genius Girl[Hi-Phive Mix] - Freezepop
12. Sugar in Your Gas Tank - Less Than Jake
13. Yesbeidiau Heulog - Super Furry Animals
14. Mince Meat - Danger Doom
15. Be My Head - The Flaming Lips
16. Secret Squirrel - Marcy Playground
17. Jennifer's Jacket - Presidents of the United States of America
18. Juxtapozed With U - Super Furry Animals
19. Don't Mug Yourself - The Streets
20. Bring Back Pluto - Aesop Rock
21. Super Shooter - Rip Slyme

Good Music for Bad Days(Winter 2009)

This one isn't just thematic, it's narrative. Probably pretty heavy-handed, but I'm still satisfied with it. Includes cover art(by RubyDoom) and playlist(.txt exported from iTunes. No guarantee of compatibility with other players.) If the playlist doesn't work, the files are named in order they should be played.

1. Love's Not a Competition, But I'm Winning - Kaiser Chiefs
2. Hewlett's Daughter - Grandaddy
3. Unrelated Thing - They Might Be Giants
4. This Isn't It - Giant Drag
5. One Horse Town - The Thrills
6. Should I Go - Evamore
7. Happy Face - The Toadies
8. Ominous Man - The Verve Pipe
9. Splatter - Deaf Pedestrians
10. Friend of the Devil - Counting Crows
11. Why Are You Looking Grave? - Mew
12. Wishing Well - Phantom Planet
13. Absolutely Zero - Jason Mraz
14. My Old Man - Tonic
15. Fortress - Sister Hazel
16. 4 A.M. - Our Lady Peace
17. One More Suicide - Marcy Playground
18. Misery is the River of the World - Tom Waits

posted by owtytrof at 9:23 PM on August 27, 2009

I like to use sharebee because it uploads your file to five different filesharing sites, giving you a choice depending on your browser, OS, connection speed or just personal preference.

I'm happy people are enjoying the mix, too!
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 3:21 AM on August 28, 2009

Here's mine, in a zip that include the cover art and track listing. There's definitely a silly, restrictive, and self-evident theme to it. Enjoy!

1. Okkervil River - Down the River of Golden Dreams
2. Menomena - Rotten Hell
3. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Lay Me Low
4. Bill Callahan - From the Rivers to the Oceans
5. Leonard Cohen - Coming Back to You
6. The Black Heart Procession - Song About A...
7. Joanna Newsom - Inflammatory Writ
8. Cat Power - After It All
9. Antony & the Johnsons - For Today I Am A Buoy
10. A.C. Newman - Prophets
11. Spoon - Merchants of Soul
12. Edith Frost - Cars and Parties
13. Big Star - O My Soul
14. Pipas - Basements
15. Acid House Kings - Swedish Hearts
16. Saint Etienne - Sylvie
17. Low - Hatchet (Optimimi Version)
18. Feist - My Moon My Man
19. Silver Jews - Let's Not And Say We Did
posted by booknerd at 3:36 PM on August 28, 2009

I hadn't heard that version of Hatchet, booknerd. What with the marriage of this great song and an Optigan, it is now rivaling the Retribution Gospel Choir's version as my favorite. Thanks!
posted by carsonb at 6:30 PM on August 28, 2009

I'm fashionably late, as usual, but I've finally sent out my CDs. Sorry about the delay.
posted by klausness at 5:54 AM on August 29, 2009

I really want to thank everyone who has posted their mixes here to share and jinjo and johnm for sending their mixes out. I haven't been this inspired by music in YEARS.

Suffice it to say, as I process all this fantastic input, I'm already starting to process and put together a mix for the next mixtape CD exchange. It may be one for the ages. Or it may just be pretentious and annoying. Hard to tell yet.

Outside of posting to the website itself, this has been my first chance to interact with the community, and it's been a resounding success! (Well, except for only getting two of the theoretical five discs in the mail so far. *grumble*)
posted by hippybear at 3:27 PM on August 29, 2009

If it makes you feel any better, hippybear, I've received 4 of an expected 10 discs so far.
posted by owtytrof at 10:07 PM on August 29, 2009

*heh* it's still not even winning baseball percentages. :) It's my first exchange. Maybe this is just the expected return.

*looks deep inside to find his zen*
posted by hippybear at 10:21 PM on August 29, 2009

Sorry hippybear, due to circumstances much too boring to list here mine haven't gone out yet but they definitely, definitely are this week.
posted by minifigs at 5:17 AM on August 30, 2009

I have received three of my mixes, all of them different and all of them very good! Here are the download links to my (boring, in retrospect and comparison) mix .
posted by gemmy at 8:38 AM on August 30, 2009

I've received 4 of an expected 10 discs so far.

I've only seen 5 out of my expected 10, as of Friday. Thankfully, enough people have posted downloads in this thread to round things out. (Seriously, it's awesome, thanks to all of you.) In my experience there's usually one or two that flake per group, which is a pretty sad percentage. I've seen plenty of full swaps happen, though, so...?

I'm at a loss how to better encourage follow-through with swap participants. Right now I do the reminder email, this the reminder thread, and encourage swappers to at least let their swapset know if they're going to be late or something. When Dreama organized the swaps, she went full-bore and set up a BB for swapset discussion and the like. She had a survey she asked participants to fill out after the fact. I try to keep it simple though, using MeTa for discussion and encouraging email communication for swapsets. Seems to be working well enough given the activity I've seen in email. Instead of a survey, I think I've asked in emails for people to just report moochers and I'll keep a list for the next swap (they won't be invited to participate again). And, um, I suppose I'll just ask now:

What would make these swaps better? Do you have any ideas for improving rate of return?
I like doing the organizing, and I'd like to make the whole affair as simple and pleasurable as possible for everyone involved. How can I do that better from now on?
posted by carsonb at 3:34 PM on August 30, 2009

to my (boring, in retrospect and comparison) mix

What? No way! I thought your mix was awesome, Gemmy and it was all new to me. "Bunny Club" is going to become a mixtape staple on my future compilations. Also, while I'm at it, Rangefinder 1.4- your singer/songwriter based mix reminds me of St. Louis and Chicago in the best possible way. It was instant stress relief. And there was one more mix waiting for me when I got back in town that starts with "Back On The Chain Gang" and ends with "California Stars" (so its awesomeness was obvious from the start). Unfortunately I opened it when I was jet-lagged and sleepy and I forgot to note who made it. Some totally new stuff, some new tracks from artists I like, and some old favorites- very well put together, so thank you mystery Mefite!
posted by Thin Lizzy at 5:28 PM on August 30, 2009 [2 favorites]

Oh, and hearing that some of you only got 50% or fewer of your CDs made me sad so here's my track list and a link to "Disco Bloodbath". It's sort of a party mix for the vacuous, amoral Brett Easton Ellis crowd.

(Warning- I've never used Sharebee before and I'm only about 40% sure I did it correctly.)

1. Overdose- Tomcraft
2. Sunglasses at Night (12" Version)- Tiga & Zyntherius
3. Tear You Apart- She Wants Revenge
4. Come Into My World (Fischerspooner Remix)- Kylie Minogue
5. Seventeen- Ladytron
6. Heartbeats- The Knife
7. Desperate Guys- The Faint
8. I Love My Sex- Benny Benassi
9. Comfortably Numb- Scissor Sisters
10. Nanny Nanny Boo Boo (Junior Senior Remix)- Le Tigre
11. We Are Rockstars- Does It Offend You, Yeah?
12. Silver Screen Shower Scene- Felix Da Housecat with Miss Kitten
posted by Thin Lizzy at 6:22 PM on August 30, 2009

carsonb, for improving the next set of swaps could I make a suggestion? This was my first swap and it was really fun, and I got some awesome music, but one thing that kind of bummed me is that only one person from my swap-set let me know that they recieved their mix. I'm in NZ and sending all my mixes overseas, so I've been fretting a bit about whether they all reached their intended targets or not. I could email everyone but I don't want to seem like a pest. So maybe a line in the next swap to say something to the effect of "When you get your cd try to email or memail (or whatever) and let the person know you've got it" ? Does that sound okay?

Thanks for organising this, it was fun! I'll try to put up my tracklist and whatnot here later, after I've figured out how to use dropbox.
posted by supercrayon at 8:20 PM on August 30, 2009

Hey, carsonb. I think you're doing a great job with the swap and honestly can't think of any particular way to improve it. I was never involved before you took the reins, but I think approaching the whole event with simplicity in mind is really the way to go. It's certainly not your fault that some of us don't follow through.

I still haven't gotten my international packages out and I feel horrible about it.
posted by owtytrof at 8:26 PM on August 30, 2009

carsonb: I can't think of any way to improve the swap. People can be flakes, especially with something which requires a bit of imagination, some money for postage, and above mentioned shipping out of little packages of self doubt such as a mixtape CD. I cannot imagine anything that has been better run or organized, and the posting of the mixes here in this thread really has rounded things out nicely for everyone, I think.

I know I will definitely be signing up again. (And anyone who gets jinjo in their group gets very special treats in the mail. I'm still swooning over her packaging!)

Oh, yeah, I agree with the email about receiving the cds. I've been trying to keep everyone in my group informed when I get discs -- I think that's only polite. I'd hate to have one go missing due to being misaddressed or something and having the other person just think I'm a dork.
posted by hippybear at 10:38 PM on August 30, 2009

Okay, assuming I've figured out sharebee, here is my mix: Nau Mai Haere Mai

It's half rockabilly and half NZ music (apart from the Howling Bells, who are Australian).

1. Brian Setzer - Red Hot
2. Lauren Marie - I'm Free
3. The Cramps - I Was A Teenage Werewolf
4. The Blasters - Marie Marie
5. Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys - I Can't Believe I'm Saying This To You
6. Kim Lenz & Her Jaguars - Dang Good Stuff
7. Squirrel Nut Zippers - Put A Lid On It
8. King Kapisi - Screems For Tha Old Plantation
9. The Black Seeds - Turn It Around
10. Hollie Smith - Can't Let You Down
11. Howling Bells - Low Happening
12. Shapeshifter - Southern Lights
13. The Mutton Birds - Nature
14. Phoenix Foundation - Bright Grey
posted by supercrayon at 2:54 PM on August 31, 2009

Thanks for the mix, supercrayon, the download worked fine. Listening to "Red Hot" right now (check out the Robert Gordon/Link Wray version sometime, if you've never heard it).

Carsonb, I think the swap is organized pretty well. Just got the fourth of 5 [thanks two or three cars parked under the stars! Haven't played it yet, saving it for my commute tomorrow, but it looks really interesting. Cool stamps on the envelope, too], and it occurred to me that maybe some people are waiting to see if they actually get something before they send theirs out? Like maybe if I lived on an island somewhere, the financial hit might be enough that I'd actually want some mixes received, before sending mine out. Another thought -- the physical aspect of getting a disc in the mail is great, but maybe some people would prefer to just post files?
posted by Bron at 9:33 PM on August 31, 2009

Well, here is my mix, if anybody is interested. So, not only did I need to mail all my packages overseas, but I sent them out a week late - sorry! - so I suppose most people in my group haven't received theirs yet. (I'm surprised you got yours so quickly, Bron! I think you'll like track 6. :))

I've only received 2 of 5 mixes so far. PhoBWanKenobi, yours was great. Wrathful and vicious. :) And I just this minute got home from a week-long trip and found the other one on the table. I haven't looked at it yet - don't even know who it's from - but I'll listen tomorrow. How exciting!

my mix

01. Paul Brill Trindade
02. The Main Ingredient Let Me Prove My Love to You
03. Ziggy Rankin Love How Yuh Wining vs Thaare Vaaste
04. Starlight Mints Inside of Me
05. Josh Fix Whiskey & Speed
06. France Gall Laisse tomber les filles
07. Carolyn Hester Swing and Turn Jubilee
08. Jacques Brel Les bonbons
09. Vicentico Valdés Sólo por rencor
10. Lord Melody Come Go Calcutta
11. The Crystals Heartbreaker
12. Patrice Roberts Sugar Boy
13. The Crimea Lottery Winners on Acid
14. The Daylights If Words Were Bullets
15. Mighty Sparrow Don't Go Joe
16. The Upper Room Black and White
17. Liam Singer One Day
18. Tent Revival Lake of Fire
19. Drive-By Truckers Goddamn Lonely Love
20. The Films Black Shoes
posted by two or three cars parked under the stars at 3:35 AM on September 1, 2009

carsonb, burnmp3, etc:

I only just now thought to look for this thread, for whatever reason, BUT! Has anyone received my mix yet? I sent it late due to being obnoxiously distracted by being on a honeymoon (jeez, lame, I know).
posted by shakespeherian at 8:59 AM on September 1, 2009

Yeah shakespherian I just got your's, though I haven't had a chance to listen to it yet. So far I've gotten everyone's except filthy light thief's.
posted by burnmp3s at 9:18 AM on September 1, 2009

I finally mailed mine out yesterday. I think I'll wait a few days before I post the files here though.
posted by Sailormom at 9:25 AM on September 1, 2009

Yeah, for everyone in This Swapset, It Vibrates?, I've received all your mixes aside from filthy light thief's, so fret not.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:32 AM on September 1, 2009

My mix's playlist:

01 - Arthur Brown - Prelude-Nightmare
02 - The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band - Look Out, There's a Monster Coming
03 - The Zodiac - ARIES - The Fire Fighter
04 - Baker Knight & The Nightmares - Hallucinations
05 - Dantalian's Chariot - Madman Running Through The Fields
06 - 13th Floor Elevators - Slip Inside This House
07 - Ultimate Spinach - Ego Trip
08 - The Rolling Stones - In Another Land
09 - Strawberry Alarm Clock - Sit With The Guru
10 - Eric Burdon & the Animals - Winds of Change
11 - Afterglow - Morning
12 - The Idle Race - Morning Sunshine
13 - Asylum Choir - Welcome To Hollywood
14 - Os Mutantes - Panis et Circenses
15 - The Nice - The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack
16 - Pretty Things - Bracelets Of Fingers
17 - Lemon Pipers - Rainbow Tree
18 - Kaleidoscope - Kaleidoscope
19 - Donovan - Wear Your Love Like Heaven
20 - Pink Floyd - Flaming
21 - Jimi Hendrix Experience - Burning Of The Midnight Lamp
22 - Fifty Foot Hose - God Bless The Child
23 - The Head Shop - Flowers, Flowers
24 - The Freak Scene - A Million Grains Of Sand
25 - United States Of America - Coming Down

I hope my mixmates enjoyed their acid trips.
posted by NoMich at 3:02 PM on September 1, 2009

Well, I've received two mixes so far - one was not marked at all (my wife ditched the shipping vessel, too, so I don't know who sent it) but it contained some relatively calm, minimal music. Any ideas?

My mix was fairly eclectic:

1. Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen - Everybody's Doin' It
2. Bill Withers - Use Me
3. OutKast - Prototype
4. Prince and the Revolution - Life Can Be So Nice
5. Easy Star All-Stars - No Surprises
6. Faraquet - Conceptual Separation of Self
7. Soul Coughing - Supra Genius
8. Monuments - Worlds
9. Pixies - Where Is My Mind?
10. Deerhoof - Going Up Country
11. HUM - The Pod
12. Clutch - 10001110101
13. PJ Harvey - A Perfect Day Elise
14. Polvo - Can I Ride
15. Queens of the Stone Age - In The Fade
16. Remy Zero - Over The Rails & Hollywood High
17. Funkadelic - Super Stupid
18. The Joggers - Apache Figurines

Most, if not all, can be found on if you're interested...
posted by assoctw at 3:06 PM on September 1, 2009

Ha - NoMich was the other one. I turned off the lights and listened to yours. I did enjoy it! Posting within four minutes of me? Now you're just freaking me out, man.
posted by assoctw at 3:08 PM on September 1, 2009

one was not marked at all (my wife ditched the shipping vessel, too, so I don't know who sent it) but it contained some relatively calm, minimal music. Any ideas?

Hey, assoctw, that was my mix!


1. timeless by oregon
2. violin concerto, second movement by philip glass
3. he loved him madly (bill laswell mix) by miles davis
4. using the hope diamond as a doorstop by the american analog set
5. butterfly trilogy I, II, and III by dub trees
6. scribbled paper by little dragon
7. god put a smile on your face by coldplay
8. alla pehkovan petajan by arja kastinen
9. versions by arc lab
10. autumn in new york by modern jazz quartet
11. videotape by radiohead
12. redford (for yia-yia and pappou) by sufjan stevens
posted by pasici at 4:30 PM on September 1, 2009

2o3cputs: Ha! Yes, I did like track 6! (but how 'bout those darn French people, always stealing from the 'mericans?;)

I've really enjoyed the rest of your mix as well; it makes me feel all... sophisticated, 'n stuff. Especially liked the Ziggy Rankin track.
posted by Bron at 8:00 AM on September 2, 2009

Got yours today klausness, listened to part while walking my dog. Nice variety of stuff on there (nice album art, too).
posted by starman at 2:29 PM on September 2, 2009

two or three cars parked under the stars: I downloaded your mix yesterday, so awesome, thanks for posting it! Totally the sound of summer.
posted by supercrayon at 6:43 PM on September 2, 2009

It took way longer than it should have for for me to figure out how to do it, but my mix is available for download here should anyone be interested.
posted by pasici at 6:51 PM on September 2, 2009

shakespeherian: BUT! Has anyone received my mix yet?

Yep! I got it a few days ago. It's still in the envelope though, waiting its turn on the passenger seat.
posted by carsonb at 7:57 PM on September 2, 2009

carsonb: It's still in the envelope though, waiting its turn on the passenger seat.

Track 10 demands your rapt attention!
posted by shakespeherian at 7:28 AM on September 3, 2009

pasici - very nice.

Life at Boulton Wynfevers (and the rest) - check out if you haven't already. Your playlist reminded me of their Indie Pop Rocks station, mixed with Groove Salad. For the record, your mix put me in a great mood on my commute to work yesterday.

(Sorry for the confusion - I started a new account as Cheesoning to match my mefightclub nick. I had grown out of assoctw.)
posted by Cheesoning at 7:50 AM on September 3, 2009

I got two or three cars parked under the stars' mix last night, and it was the soundtrack for my commute this morning. Excellent job! I had a holy crap moment when track 6 started playing(hint: track 4 of my Listen Up, Fools mix). Really started my day off right.
posted by owtytrof at 8:47 AM on September 4, 2009

I downloaded two or three cars parked under the stars' mix last night, too, and it is really, really good. All y'all should get it.
posted by pasici at 12:10 PM on September 4, 2009

A couple of people in my swap set have said they received my disk and it looks like this thread is going to be closed in a couple more days so I'm going to post my playlist now.

Sailormom's Mix

1. Spec - Daddy Longhead (Cheetos)
2. The Mummy - Benji Hughes (A Love Extreme)
3. Deeper Shade of Soul - Urban Dance Squad (Mental Floss for the Globe)
4. Gold Dust Kids - The Brains (The Brains)
5. Frankie's Gun! - The Felice Brothers (Adventures Of The Felice Brothers Vol. I)
6. Hendrix Buried In Takoma - Shockabilly (Heaven)
7. Man Found Dead In Graveyard - Wasted Youth (The Singles)
8. What Is Artane? - Urge Overkill (Supersonic Storybook)
9. Mama Cried - Truckstop Honeymoon (Delivery Boy)
10. Kiss Me Deadly - Generation X (Generation X)
11. Cereal Song - Bob Forrest (Happy Hour Hootenany)
12. The Good Ones - The Kills (No Wow)
13. I Had To Tell You - Poi Dog Pondering (Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye: A Tribute to Roky Erickson)
14. Ghosts Are Good Company - Bishop Allen (Charm School)
15. I Have Always Been Here Before - Julian Cope (Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye: A Tribute to Roky Erickson)
16. Something For You - Sarabeth Tucek (Sarabeth Tucek)
17. Forever Now - Psychedelic Furs (Forever Now)
18. Jack-Ass - South Austin Jug Band (Strange invitation)
19. Summer In The City - VietNam (VietNam)

I hope everyone enjoys.
posted by Sailormom at 6:24 PM on September 4, 2009

Wow, sorry that this took me forever, guys. I had a lot of trouble figuring out an easy way to get my playlist into a zip file on Ubuntu (and finally gave in and did it all manually). My mix was called "Someone is Wrong on the Internet! Soundtrack to a flame war" and, as per the title, they're all angry, angsty, mean-spirited songs. Here's the track listing:

1. Tullycraft - Bored to Hear Your Heart Still Breaks
2. The Coasters - If You Want to be Happy for the Rest of Your Life
3. The Beatles - Run for Your Life
4. The Ukes of Hazzard - Shut Up and Make Out
5. Acoustix - You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
6. Harvey Danger - You Miss the Point Completely, I Get the Point Exactly
7. Cornershop - Lessons Learned from Rocky I to Rocky III
8. The Dirtbombs - Your Lover Belongs Under a Rock
9. The Hives - Die, All Right!!
10. Electrix Six - I Don't Like You
11. Harry and the Potters - Keeping Secrets from Me (the Angry Song)
12. The Mountain Goats - You're So Vain
13. Cake - Friend is a Four Letter Word
14. Ben Folds - Get Your Hands Off My Woman
15. Cars Can Be Blue - Pretty Special
16. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - I Hate Music

And the download link.

Just listened to two or three cars parked under the stars' mix and man, does everyone have terrific taste in music. So glad I participated!
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 4:00 PM on September 6, 2009

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