Mail Your Mix Or ELSE! July 29, 2011 5:49 AM   Subscribe

Two days of madness left to burn that magic to disc and post it to your 'mates—
MeFiSwap Mailing Deadline Reminder Thread: Get those swaps in the mail by Saturday, July 30!

First, apologies to anyone who didn't get a chance to participate this time around. The next swap starts in November and if you want (email me!) I'll send you a reminder email when that time comes.


- If you can't make the deadline, for whatever reason, email your swapset to let them know. Or you can tell me privately and I'll break the news to them gently. Communication is key; please don't disappear without a word.

- If, in a while, you figure a member of your swapset just isn't going to come through, please let me know (via email) so I can try contacting them and/or make a note for the next swap. People who don't mail out aren't invited to swap in the future until they make good.

- Do you have any suggestions on how to run these swaps better? I have my workflow for this typed up somewhere in a memail—it's kind of ridiculous, but doing that helped me streamline a few things this time and any further input is always appreciated. ("Don't fuck stuff up so much" is taken as a given, thanks. ;)

I've got two unopened mixes waiting for my ears, but I'm holding off until this monstrosity of mine is well and finished. Liner notes today, burning tonight, just in time to mail tomorrow! How's your swap going?
posted by carsonb to MetaFilter-Related at 5:49 AM (314 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

I mailed my CDs on Wednesday. I was surprised to learn that it cost $1.88 to mail a CD first class anywhere in the US, and barely double that to mail to Australia. I was expecting to pay $10 or more to get the CD to Australia within a month.
posted by COD at 5:54 AM on July 29, 2011 [1 favorite]

Well, THAT timeline got blown to hell.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:01 AM on July 29, 2011

Fellow A-Wassailings: My stuff all went out on Monday. Airmail, but it was suspiciously cheap, so I hope it won't take too long!
posted by cerbous at 6:02 AM on July 29, 2011 [1 favorite]

Friendly beasts, I'm still a pretty awful procrastinator, but I'll be visiting the post office either over lunch today or tomorrow morning.
posted by Vibrissa at 6:11 AM on July 29, 2011

I got my honey to post mine for me today.

Already received two beautifully-packaged CDs, but I didn't listen to them yet - I felt bad about doing so until I'd posted mine!
posted by greenish at 6:16 AM on July 29, 2011

Mine's not done yet - however, the mix is pretty much complete in my head and I have nothing planned for this weekend, so I should be able to burn them and post them tomorrow.

I've had one disc already, from The Ardship of Cambry (who forgot to mark it as such!). and it's a cracker. Only 1 track I didn't like, 2 I already had but the rest are definitely worth keeping around. It's always nice when you see some work has gone into the presentation as well. So that's a good start.
posted by salmacis at 6:20 AM on July 29, 2011

I've got everything packaged up and ready to go. Now I just have to get it to a post office...
posted by ibfrog at 6:24 AM on July 29, 2011

Now I'm feeling a little self-conscious about my lack of pretty packaging ... but at least I sent it out 5 days before the deadline (a huge win for me considering that I'm always running late with things).
posted by scblackman at 6:33 AM on July 29, 2011

Yeah, they're sitting right there, on my desk, next to the address labels, where they've been for a week. My Autoselfshippicus incantation seems to be somewhat ineffective.
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:34 AM on July 29, 2011

Also, no one's getting pretty labels from me -- just 50 lbs. of pure rock.
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:35 AM on July 29, 2011 [1 favorite]

Whence Th'Lovely Fragrance -- the U.S. folks getting it put in the mail today, Canada and Australia tomorrow.

The shipping packaging sucks dingo kidneys. The label and liner notes are kind of inartful, but only if you're a perfectionist.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:37 AM on July 29, 2011

My discs are minimalist, but they are shipped. I hope the five recipients find something to enjoy. I've already received one disc (thanks, ChuqD!) and have enjoyed the music very much.
posted by blob at 6:41 AM on July 29, 2011

My discs are shipped and I've already received two in the mail! I was feeling pretty good about my mix until I started listening to the CDs I got - hot damn, that's some awesome music!
posted by jillithd at 6:45 AM on July 29, 2011

Got yours yesterday, blob - cooked dinner to it last night, sounds great.
posted by ChuqD at 6:48 AM on July 29, 2011

tomorrow, tomorrow, i love you tomorrow...
posted by at 7:27 AM on July 29, 2011

I was picking up a package at the UPS store like two or three weeks ago, and noticed that in their outgoing mail pile they had a stack of five bubble mailers such as one might use to send CDs in. My first thought was that maybe it was another Richmond MeFite sending out their swap, but then I realized that would just be crazy since nobody ever sends these out that far before the deadline.

I mean, you don't, right? I'm trying to nurture a sense of accomplishment here by sending out mine today instead of tomorrow.

Yours already came yesterday, COD - not surprising since you're just down the road. I'm listening to it right now, digging it so far.
posted by strangely stunted trees at 7:38 AM on July 29, 2011

Devil's Rancher - I just sent out my pre-emptive excuse note to our group. I should mail Monday, but if you get that incantation working this weekend, send it my way.
posted by immlass at 7:40 AM on July 29, 2011

Mailed mine last week, got my first earlier this week (thanks, entropyiswinning!)
posted by smirkette at 7:59 AM on July 29, 2011 [1 favorite]

Ok, Babes in Toyland, the CD "Wrong Road, In Word & Deed" goes in the mail tomorrow.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:10 AM on July 29, 2011

Received two so far. Listened to outstanding chr1sb0y mix many times (particularly the Wombats and many other strange and wondrous things.) Haven't listened to Shawn's yet.

Despite serious procrastinating tendencies I got mine out ages ago (since it's my first swap, I suppose).
No feedback makes me fear its reception, but such are the risks we have taken.

Thank you, carsonb. Well done!
posted by Glinn at 8:11 AM on July 29, 2011

This swap keeps reminding me that I need a new car.

One that has a CD player, not a cassette player.
posted by Mister Fabulous at 8:20 AM on July 29, 2011

CDs burned, cards printed, still need to ship. I will get them out by tomorrow!!
posted by Cheesoning at 8:39 AM on July 29, 2011

Glinn, I got yours ages ago. It's a great mix - makes me happy.
posted by booth at 8:47 AM on July 29, 2011

Mixes made, CD cases decorated, still need to go through and shorten up the dead air between tracks before I burn them though. Seven seconds, guys? Really?

~I hope you guys like banjos~
posted by showbiz_liz at 8:48 AM on July 29, 2011 [2 favorites]

I sent mine out a couple weeks ago, but I've received no love back. :( However, some of my group is posting in this thread so all is not lost.
posted by narwhal bacon at 8:50 AM on July 29, 2011

Hey, general resolution- I, for one, am going to email or memail every one of my swapset participants when I get their mix, because last time I totally didn't do that and I felt like a jerk, and also no one did it to me so I don't know if they loved or hated my mix (and some of it was pretty hateable). JOIN ME, EVERYONE! Let's spread the love!
posted by showbiz_liz at 8:53 AM on July 29, 2011 [1 favorite]

Narwhal Bacon, I got yours really early and didn't want to break it out until mine were on the way. Listened to it a little bit and I'm digging the groove.
posted by ibfrog at 8:58 AM on July 29, 2011

I sent mine out way back, I think the day after we got our assignments, but only because I was trying to be organised and I knew that I was really busy this month! I've received one so far, but I'm waiting until I get them all in before I listen to them all.
posted by maybeandroid at 9:03 AM on July 29, 2011

Big props to heatvision who sent out CDs as soon as the addresses arrived. And considering that I pick a lot of my favorite music lyrically and the mix was almost entirely instrumentals, I'm pleasantly surprised by how much I like it. And I LOVE that it came with stickers and a worrystone.

Mine went out last week and seem to have been received domestically in the US. If anyone in my swapset wants to take a picture of my CD "art" and stick in the Flickr pool, that'd be swell, as I forgot to do that myself.

When/where do we post our playlists?
posted by maryr at 9:04 AM on July 29, 2011 [1 favorite]

I made not_on_display's covers!

Otherwise I have nothing to do with this but just think it's great.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:10 AM on July 29, 2011 [2 favorites]

When/where do we post our playlists?

It's traditionally done here, in the thread near the mailing date.

If you have a Flickr account, please post your CD art to the MefiSwap Cover Pool! If you don't have a Flickr account or just don't want to post it there, any ol' link will do!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:22 AM on July 29, 2011 [1 favorite]

Sent out my two mixes on Monday. I have no idea if either of them will appeal to anyone - one is unpoppy and strange, the other is poppy in a strange way. So, good luck I guess. Enjoy!
posted by naju at 9:32 AM on July 29, 2011

A-Wassailings:The within USA ones went out a couple days ago, and the outside the USA ones went out yesterday. I didn't get fancy with cover art, but I did include a card. :)
posted by luckynerd at 9:47 AM on July 29, 2011 [1 favorite]

sent out 4 out of my 5, all U.S.-- the last one heads off to the Netherlands tomorrow.
I've received one, but, like most, I'm waiting 'til my swapkarma is stamped and bagged before I set it to spinnin'.

This is the baddest-ass awesome thing ever. kudos, carsonb.

perhaps a t-shirt swap (everyone designs one on spreadshirt or the like)? a sticker swap?

Any interest there?
posted by herbplarfegan at 9:47 AM on July 29, 2011

Oh, and I made one extra. If anyone wants to nab it, memail me or carsonb.
posted by herbplarfegan at 9:50 AM on July 29, 2011

I just got back from the post office, all proud that I did something more than 2 hours before a deadline. I hope they are well-received; I pick music that I really like or happens to be in my head and piece it together. I'm pleasantly surprised that the two mixes I've received have followed a theme. I dig 'em, and I'm looking forward to three more!
posted by Turkey Glue at 10:04 AM on July 29, 2011

Jessamyn made my CD covers, and I have mailed them out to the Whence The Fragrant Whiffenpuffs or whatever our swapset name was. Woo hoo!

And yeah, Australia cost only 20 cents more than Brooklyn, what gives!
posted by not_on_display at 10:12 AM on July 29, 2011

Mine have been ready to mail for a week, but i picked up a bunch of work shifts and haven't been able to send them. They're going out tomorrow! Also, this is my favorite mix-cd I've ever made. It makes me happy.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 10:21 AM on July 29, 2011

Track list/cover.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 10:24 AM on July 29, 2011 [1 favorite]

So, hey, it turns out that I work at a company with a huge shipping department! What luck! Anyway, Paco said your CDs should go out today. Yay Paco!
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:26 AM on July 29, 2011 [1 favorite]

I just finished printing decals for the CDs and their packages. Hopefully the music does not disappoint. Heading to the post tomorrow. Can't wait to get more in the mail, got a great 3 pack already!
posted by phytage at 10:26 AM on July 29, 2011

I sent mine sometime last week, I think. I did hear that one arrived (in the US). Got an email saying one went out the other day, but it's not here yet (in no way surprising).
posted by hoyland at 10:26 AM on July 29, 2011

And yeah, Australia cost only 20 cents more than Brooklyn, what gives!

Oh thank God.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 10:27 AM on July 29, 2011

my five covers
posted by herbplarfegan at 10:34 AM on July 29, 2011 [1 favorite]

Sent mine out on Wednesday, and received ChuqD's in the mail, it sounds great!
posted by cozenedindigo at 10:42 AM on July 29, 2011

I'm going to be late mailing mine out -- I'm in a whirlwind of unemployment and job-hunting crapola... and I want to take the time to make cool liners which = late shipping because I am lame.

If my swappers have already mailed them to ME, please know I will get mine out ASAP!! I already have them recorded... :)
posted by polly_dactyl at 11:02 AM on July 29, 2011

Oh, man. Covers? I just burned the discs. I have absolutely no artistic ability. Sorry, guys--you're just going to get sharpie on disc from me!
posted by litnerd at 11:11 AM on July 29, 2011

Craaaaaap I forgot to put my apartment number in the address I sent out. I just sent all my swapmates an email about it, but I'm sure some of them already went out. Fuck. Hopefully they'll go to my apartment building's office or something...
posted by showbiz_liz at 11:26 AM on July 29, 2011

Hi salmacis, glad to hear you got your CD in a timely fashion. Yours was the first in the mail since I wasn't sure how long it would take to get across the pond.
Yeah, a note saying it was from me would've been nice, wouldn't it? Oh well (makes hurp derp face). Fellow Mary Did You's, the one with the Banksy image on the cover and the cherry blossom confetti is from me. The U.S.-bound ones all went out Monday so you should all have yours by now.
I just got dryad's yesterday, and it's delightful. Thanks, dryad!
posted by The Ardship of Cambry at 11:33 AM on July 29, 2011

Posted mine last week, and already received two (one from Oz! Yay! With totally adorbs koala stamps). I haven't had a chance to listen to them yet but probably tonight, since I'll be in the car for some long drivin'. They both look fab -- some artists I like, some who are new to me... the best kind of discs!
posted by emcat8 at 11:42 AM on July 29, 2011

^ "Whence The Fragrant Whiffenpuffs" is a fabulous idea for a username.

Carson, only two suggestions I can think of at the moment (though I'll probably start a sticky-note on my desktop to jot things down that I come up with before WinterSwap) -

1) Everyone who sends out a CD should remember to put *their username* on it somewhere, so their swapset members know who it's from;

2) Send an email blast one week before the mailing deadline reminding everyone that they have seven days, and open the new thread on that same day, so that participants have a place to ask last-minute questions/post suggestions/etc.

posted by tzikeh at 12:04 PM on July 29, 2011

Holy shit, the end of the month snuck up on me! I, uh, didn't realize until this morning that it was already the 29th. Fuck. I will take my stack of mailers to the post office right now.

Th'Lovely Fragrances, a lot of cute things snuck into my mix. I hope you don't hate cuteness.
posted by bewilderbeast at 12:06 PM on July 29, 2011

Glinn, I love your mix. Your taste in music is right in my wheelhouse...Been listing to it a lot actually. Thanks a ton.

and to my mix group...the bagpipe track was a experiment (it just fit so well)
posted by ShawnString at 12:25 PM on July 29, 2011

The current state of my mix.

They work fine from my personal computer, but they're not working at the office. I'm not sure if it's the drive or not - so I'm going to test it out in a friend's cd player. Regardless, I won't get the chance to send them out till next week, unfortunately. :(

No artsy covers, just the song list I need to print out.. I do especially love the vinyl record look of the CD's though! They've even got a textured surface to mimic the ridges. I'm going to be sad if I have to reburn the set.

And look.. color coded cases! ('cept for whomever gets the green one.)
posted by royalsong at 12:32 PM on July 29, 2011

Oh and heres the cover for mine.

and a zipped folder of the mix
posted by ShawnString at 12:33 PM on July 29, 2011

too funny royalsong. I used the exact same blanks.
posted by ShawnString at 12:34 PM on July 29, 2011 [1 favorite]

Deck the Halls: sent out 27 July. Customs declaration on Canada/UK members' mailings says "demo mix".
posted by jet_silver at 12:37 PM on July 29, 2011

ShawnString, I liked the bagpipe. And you should see me flash back on the air drums on YYZ.
posted by booth at 12:44 PM on July 29, 2011

DAMN: I didn't realize that each swapcluster had a name-- I would have incorporated it into the layout. Oh well-- next time.
posted by herbplarfegan at 12:55 PM on July 29, 2011

Deck the Halls: sent out 27 July. Customs declaration on Canada/UK members' mailings says "demo mix".

You better one some over sensitive customs agent doesn't interpret that as demolition mix ;)

I put "audio cd" on my customs forms, which now that I think about it, will probably get it flagged for piracy., Oh well.
posted by COD at 1:04 PM on July 29, 2011

Umm, it's not a complete cover, but here's a preview of what it looked like as I was getting mine together. I have a crappy cell phone pic of the whole thing, but I'm headed off to send my mixes now, so I'll post it when I get back.
posted by god hates math at 1:40 PM on July 29, 2011

Oh right. I forgot that I wanted to type up some return address labels to put on these before I send them. NEVER MIND. I guess they're going out tomorrow. So here's the aforementioned crappy cell pic of the whole mes.
posted by god hates math at 1:57 PM on July 29, 2011

Hey god hates math-- we both sent each other Rural Alberta Advantage tracks.
I hope you've had the thrill of seeing them live.. if they come near, don't miss it for anything.

The packaging looks great! Can't wait.
posted by herbplarfegan at 2:05 PM on July 29, 2011

in the mail today... if the us postal service doesn't implode tomorrow


artist - song - album

Charalambides - Dormant Love - A Vintage Burden

Kurt Weisman- Cat People of the New Ice Age - Spiritual Sci-Fi

The Angels of Light - The Garden Hides the Jewel - New Mother

Noothgrush - Imperial March / Alderaan - Failing Early, Failing Often

The Goslings- Golden Stair - Grandeur of Hair

The Bastard Noise - Ryobi Party - Rogue Astronaut

Yannis Kyriakides & Andy Moor - Vamvakaris - Rebetika

Charalambides - Natural Night - Joy Shapes

Slow Listener - I'm Unanimous in That - Sundowner

Jessamine - All the Same - The Long Arm of Coincidence
posted by at 2:09 PM on July 29, 2011

Aaaand all 10 of my mixes are out! I was in two swapsets and sent out a different mix to each group. Last time I was too lazy to do it that way. I'll post my covers and whatnot in a week or so- I want my group to see it first! (Ok, maybe the Australian dude won't get his in time...)

To the people who already sent theirs to my (incomplete) address- hopefully the postman will bother to try and match the name on the packages to the name on the box, and yall won't have to resend them. If you do have to resend them I will do something nice for you to reemburse you...
posted by showbiz_liz at 2:15 PM on July 29, 2011 [1 favorite]

we both sent each other Rural Alberta Advantage tracks.

Sweet. Glad to see them on other people's mixes. I got yours in my mailbox today, and I'll be listening to it while I pass time at work tonight. I have seen the RAA, and I've been listening to Departing like it's the only album I've got. It was a hard choice to put "The Breakup" on this disc over other tunes, but it's the one I've been immediately re-listening to as soon as it finishes.
posted by god hates math at 2:24 PM on July 29, 2011 [1 favorite]

I have my Whence Th'Lovely Fragrance's CDs Lightscribed and the covers printed, with bubble mailers purchased. Unless some terrible calamity befalls me, I will burn them tonite and mail them tomorrow. Super excited about getting new music, and really anxious about my mix being blah - same as every time! Thanks, as always, to Carson for putting this all together!
posted by gemmy at 2:35 PM on July 29, 2011

I've got mine and so far the hearing is most excellent.
posted by Nackt at 2:54 PM on July 29, 2011

I am SO glad I'm not the only person who hasn't mailed hers yet. I have a noon appointment with a post office tomorrow, which gives me a buffer of 7 hours until the last post office in the city closes.

Why yes, there is a reason I know exactly when the last possible hour to mail anything (other than at Christmas and near the income tax deadline) within seventy or so miles. I even know how long it takes to make that deadline when driving from three different locations in two counties. Procrastination should have been my middle name, but we never got around to changing it.
posted by SMPA at 3:13 PM on July 29, 2011 [2 favorites]

If anyone is in The Babes in Toyland group, the hosting for my tracklist is down currently and my handwriting is apparently atrocious. I'll email the tracklist some time next week (Monday, prob.)
posted by codacorolla at 3:16 PM on July 29, 2011

Got chuqD's CD (awesome!) in the mail last Saturday. Nothing from the other 4 yet. Sent mine out about 2 weeks ago. chuqD said he's gotten mine, but don't know about the rest.
posted by snwod at 4:02 PM on July 29, 2011

I got all of mine I think, haven't listened yet but they look great. I moved just prior to this swap and gave my entire swapset the wrong postal code for my new apartment. they all found their way here regardless, thankfully.

Mine will go out probably Tuesday because we have a long weekend here in BC and mail is not going to happen before then. So as an apology for my lateness, everyone is getting 2 CDs instead of one. That can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your tastes.
posted by Hoopo at 4:03 PM on July 29, 2011

This mix came about from a comedy of fate. I made a CD months ago for this swap, then once the swap came around, decided I didn't like it. As I was working on another CD (which I really like) the swap lists were released and surprise, surprise .kobayashi. was in my set. We had been in a previous set together and this 2nd CD contained 3 songs from the set we had previously been in. %#@$!!! Time for a THIRD CD.

Strangely enough, this last CD was built around a theme of tension and menace. No idea why.

Wrong Road, In Word & Deed
Cover art.

Tracks listing: Song tile, Band, Album. If the song title is linked, it's some version of the tune, usually performed live, for all the other people outside the swap to hear. If no live or decent version of the song could be found there's a link to something else about the CD/Project.

1. Clogger, 16 Horsepower (Secret South)

2. Let The Rhythm Hit'em, Eric B. & Rakim (Let the Rhythm Hit'em)

3. Goin' Out West, Tom Waits (Bone Machine)

4. I'm a Man, Bo Diddley (His Best)

5. Grindhouse (Main Titles), Robert Rodriguez (Planet Terror Soundtrack)

6. American Wheeze, 16 Horsepower (Sackcloth 'N' Ashes)

7. State Trooper, Cowboy Junkies (Whites Off Earth Now)

8. Bad Dreams, Tricky (Pre-Millennium Tension)

9. Back Door Man, Howlin' Wolf (His Best: Chess 50th Anniversary Collection)

10. Postcard Blues, Cowboy Junkies (Trinity Revisted)

11. Nothin', Robert Plant & Alison Krauss (Raising Sand)

12. Chan Down Cap'n, Jay Munly (Jimmy Carter Sydrome)
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:29 PM on July 29, 2011 [1 favorite]

Great mix Blatcher. Anything with Mr. Waits in it gets the √ of approval.

Juuust putting the finishing touches on my mix. Unfortunately my library is limited due to circumstances beyond my control, so I had to use a couple bands more than once. Luckily they went through significant evolutions in the course of their discographies, so you probably wouldn't be able to tell without the liner notes (I hope this is kosher - I swear you'll like it, mix-mates!).

Funnily enough, I didn't follow my own advice on the mix construction. It flows through peaks and valleys of intensity instead of a following a weighted curve.
posted by troll at 6:51 PM on July 29, 2011

Got chuqD's CD (awesome!) in the mail last Saturday. Nothing from the other 4 yet. Sent mine out about 2 weeks ago. chuqD said he's gotten mine, but don't know about the rest.

I have gotten both of yours and they kick ass and I suck and you'll get mine soon.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 7:10 PM on July 29, 2011

Whoops. ChuqD must be in two groups? I got blob's. Apparently I extra suck. ;)
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 7:12 PM on July 29, 2011

Just added the cover to the flickr group. I had to send mine out ASAP to work around my shoulder operation, but I work best under harrowing deadlines anyway.

I haven't put together a mix tape since they were actually mix tapes so I was a little worried, but this evolved pretty organically; I think I just got less and less cranky as I started pulling songs. My group has probably all received theirs, so here's the playlist:

The Prosecutor Speaks - Jello Biafa / No More Cocoons
Badge of Honor - Jerry Goldsmith / L.A. Confidential Soundtrack
White Riot - The Clash / The Clash
Wasted Life - Stiff Little Fingers / Inflammable Material
Sex and Dying in High Society - X / Los Angeles
Bloodstains (Darkness Version) - Agent Orange / Living In Darkness
Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment - The Ramones / Leave Home
Bummed-Out-Guy - Pop-O-Pies / Pop-O-Anthology: 1984-1993
Change The Locks - Lucinda Williams / Live @ The Fillmore
Fuck You - Cee-Lo Green / Lady Killer
7 Years - Everlast / Whitey Ford Sings The Blues
No New Tale To Tell - Love and Rockets / Earth • Sun • Moon

Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive -Johnny Mercer / L.A. Confidential Soundtrack
The World Should Revolve Around Me - Little Jackie / The Stoop
I Feel Fantastic - Jonathan Coulton / Our Bodies, Ourselves, Our Cybernetic Arms
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder / Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium 1
Killing Me Softly - The Fugees / The Score
Still Rappin' - Aceyalone, Mikah 9, Abstract Rude / Haiku D'Etat
What I Got - Sublime / Sublime
Gonna Get Together - Leroy / Squish
Pride And Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble / Greatest Hits
Let's Stay Together - Al Green / Pulp Fiction Soundtrack
Thank You - Led Zeppelin / Led Zeppelin II
Tea For The Tillerman - Cat Stevens / Tea For The Tillerman

Ralph Wiggum: It tastes like burning.
GOB Bluth: I've made a huge mistake.

On preview: I cannot believe I fucked up the very first track title (here and on the original). It's The Prosecution Speaks. Grr....
posted by Room 641-A at 7:56 PM on July 29, 2011

Aw, I burned ten copies this morning while I was getting ready for work but somehow or another the software left a track out and I didn't notice until much, much later as I was testing the discs. So! Buncha lamer copies for friends and to hand out randomly!
The liner notes are all pasted together (I do so enjoy paper cutting boards, gluesticks, and rummaging the stacks of donation books/trash for stuff to photocopy) and ready to be copied en masse. Here's a quick look at 'em.
Challenge: If anyone can read the text in those boxes and tell me (at least) what the general gist is you get you a copy sent your way.
posted by carsonb at 8:17 PM on July 29, 2011

GAH! This snuck up. Mix is ready but I'm poor until Monday. Will post then.
posted by AzzaMcKazza at 8:55 PM on July 29, 2011

Mine went out today. I've emailed the tracklist to my set, as my handwriting is crap.

I entitled it "Deliver me from nowhere" as a lot of the tracks bubbled through my head on a 10000km trip through the outback. Springsteen fans will know that line.

1. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - BBF3
2. The KLF - Elvis On The Radio, Steel Guitar In My Soul
3. Paradise Motel - Drive (Mogwai Mix)
4. Bruce Springsteen - State Trooper (Trentemøller Mix)
5. Unknown - Mail Day I Gets A Letter*
6. Gil Scott-Heron - Paint It Black
7. Jimi Hendrix - Little Wing**
8. Dirty Three - Everything Is Fucked***
9. Laura - Mark The Day
10. Silver Ray - Live In Hope
11. Conway Savage - Bring it On
12. The Triffids - Lonely Stretch
13. Big Scary - Thinking About You
14. The Blackeyed Susans - Jimmy****

*No really, unknown. This is a recording of a chain gain from sometime between 1933 and 1937. The artists were promised anonymity and they got it. This is rather rare, it's from my own vinyl copy, I don't know that it's ever made it to CD.
**Live at Royal Albert Hall.
***Live at Meredith Music Festival. The songs around this time in the set were the soundtrack to a thunderstorm rolling across the hills. I was not there but have friends that were - every time it is mentioned the descriptions include words like "goose bumps" "incredible" and "holy fuck!"
****The David referred to at the start of this song is David McComb, of The Triffids, who died around 1990ish. The Blackeyed Susans regularly play around the corner from my house. Just so you know.
*****If any of you can tell me which artist appears on three tracks of this CD, I'll um, give you a favourite or something. No Google.
posted by deadwax at 9:12 PM on July 29, 2011

Just finished listening to Fieldtrip's CD. I really dig it! :)
posted by luckynerd at 9:18 PM on July 29, 2011

Seeing some of the covers people have done makes me feel slightly ashamed of the lameness of my covers. In my defence, I did them while I was looking after a 4-week-old baby. Anyway, my mix is a journey from funk to bluegrass to stoner rock to prog electronica/funk/whatever to C64 game soundtracks to unusual wind instruments, as follows:

1. Ryu Kinugasa, Takuya Kobayashi, Hiromi Mizutani - FBI special agent (Deadly Premonition) (YT)
2. Pornland - Pontius Pilate (YT)
3. The Failsworth Pilgrims - Abraham Holmes (MeFi Music)
4. Cache Valley Drifters - White Room (YT)
5. Devendra Banhart - Tonada yanomaminista (YT)
6. Brad sucks - Borderline (DU Remix) (YT but this isn't the remix)
7. Drop City - Setting Sun
8. Brunatex - Better Than Ever (LastFM)
9. Stereolab - Percolator (YT) (Seriously, this track is one of the best things I've ever heard)
10. Hal Walker - Khaen Rock (YT)
11. The Night Terrors - Human Hair (YT)
12. Martin Walker - Armalyte (YT)
13. Ben Daglish and Anthony Lees - Wasteland (The Last Ninja) (YT)
14. African flute music (YT)
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 10:37 PM on July 29, 2011 [2 favorites]

I had a lot of fun with this one, my 4th MefiMixSwapThingie. Fooled around with Mixxx, some open-source dj software, practiced my set a few times, and recorded it live. Totally gave me the chance to embrace my inner-dj! *fist bumps hype man, rails some coke* Then I chopped it up using Audacity, some more free software for anyone who's interested.

Here's my tracklist. Even though there's some rough transitions and I occasionally went a bit effects crazy, I'm proud of it and I'd be more than willing to upload it somewhere online if anyone's got some advice for me on that front. I have no experience with that sort of thing.

1.Mr. Random - Drain the Piano
2.Panda Bear - Take Pills
3.Fuck Buttons - Sweet Love For Planet Earth
4.Skrillex - My Name Is Skrillex
5.Beastie Boys - Rainbowman !courtesy of Mefi Music!
6.Signal Path - Apcha
7.The Orb - Vuja De
8.Bassnectar - Ridiculous Wobble
9.Noisia - Split the Atom
10.Kid 606 - Dancehall of the Dead
11.Neon Indian - Ephemeral Artery
12.DJ /rupture & Andy Moor - One Hundred Month Bloom
13.Holy Fuck - Latin America
14.Tortoise - Not Quite East of Ryan
15.Smokytigr - Apocalypse
posted by mannequito at 12:22 AM on July 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

I'm late. sorry sorry sorry.
posted by sammyo at 3:00 AM on July 30, 2011

deadwax: Jim White?
posted by mahershalal at 3:26 AM on July 30, 2011

I'm going to the post office. See y'all later.
posted by mahershalal at 4:30 AM on July 30, 2011

Mine are in the post!
posted by salmacis at 5:20 AM on July 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

Gotta send mine in Monday -- just too rough to send out today. Sorry, my set. :(
posted by zer0render at 6:39 AM on July 30, 2011

I sent mine a while ago. I've had a real bad couple of weeks, so it was kind of an upper to take part in this. I hope mine got where they were going - the mix is called Portlandia, but there's no art and I'm not sure I put my nick on there.
posted by Nabubrush at 6:47 AM on July 30, 2011

Sorry - I should point out that I'm in "Holly and the Ivys".
posted by Nabubrush at 6:48 AM on July 30, 2011

Any more hardware casualties? I remember from the other thread that someone's harddrive gave up the ghost in the process. My Macbook Pro's optical drive died just after burning the test CD, so I had to transfer everything over to my trusty Linux work PC and do it from there.
posted by cerbous at 7:33 AM on July 30, 2011

My contribution to Whence The Fragrance is now in the mail.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:07 AM on July 30, 2011

Already got stompadour's very fine mix. Mine will go out in Monday's mail.
posted by pasici at 8:30 AM on July 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

Doggone it! I'm out of ink! I should have tried printing yesterday. I don't think I'll get these in the mail until Tuesday, since I have family visiting tomorrow and Monday. If I can get ink and do the printing by the time the post office closes, I'll get them out today, but that seems unlikely.

Here's the cover/tracklist, if you're curious.
posted by Ice Cream Socialist at 9:11 AM on July 30, 2011

My contribution is officially away. I beat my noon "get to the post office" deadline by 13 minutes, despite many, many unexplained traffic jams and a highly inconvenient highway interchange closure.

I'll upload my (highly unworthy) cover art to Flickr in a bit.
posted by SMPA at 9:12 AM on July 30, 2011

Argh. I just sent them out and forgot to take a picture of the covers (which I'm actually fairly of proud of). Seven Joys of Marys ... if you get around to it, I'd appreciate it.
posted by ChuraChura at 9:14 AM on July 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

Mine just went out. I was a little surprised to see that mailing a CD to Canada actually cost only ten cents more than mailing one to Los Angeles - go figure. Incidentally, my CD cover is "minimalist" (read: half-assed), at best. I have the visual aesthetic sense of a severely myopic five-year-old, so I know better than to overreach there.

Here's my track list, if anyone's interested:

1. Intro
2. KMFDM - Rabblerouser
3. Funkadelic - Super Stupid
4. The Kleptones - Deeper Sand
5. The Clash - The Guns of Brixton
6. Sam Cooke - Tennessee Waltz
7. Stevie Ray Vaughan - Pride And Joy
8. The Roots and John Legend - Our Generation
9. Public Enemy - Welcome to the Terrordome
10. Ray LaMontagne - You Can Bring Me Flowers
11. Zero 7 - Home
12. Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should've Come Over
13. The Pogues - The Body Of An American
14. Queen - Son And Daughter
15. Raymond James Rivera - Street Symphony
16. Sia - Breathe Me
17. The Who - The Real Me
18. King's X - Summerland
19. The Beatles - You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
20. Benny Goodman Orchestra - I'm Coming Virginia

Have fun with it, Past Three O' Clocks - looking forward to hearing everyone else's!
posted by deadmessenger at 9:14 AM on July 30, 2011 [2 favorites]

Playlist trimmed, discs burnt, inserts printed, folded, cut, mailers stuffed and mailed this morning. I only wish I'd had new CD cases. Sorry, While Shepherds, but you're getting recycled ones.

Cover and track list here.
posted by booth at 9:26 AM on July 30, 2011

My Track list - .zip files can be made for the interested:

P. Hux - One More Day in the Life
Toy Matinee - Last Plane Out
Jughead - Halfway Home to Elvis
Jughead - C'Mon
The Jesus Lizard - Thumper
Mike Keneally Band - Pride is a Sin
XTC - Burning With Optimism's Flames
Miles Davis - Red China Blues
Bruce Springsteen - Kitty's Back in Town
The Mommyheads - Broken and Glazed
Storyville - Wings Won't Let Me Fly
Rock Kills Kid - Are You Nervous
Chomsky - Rollers
Kaviar - The Sultan of Brunei
Tomahawk - Birdsong
The Bears - Under the Volcano
VEG - Live While You Can

The basic rule here was all amplified hand-played rock music (no sequences), with an emphasis on barn-burners. Of course, I broke the rule in a couple of spots where the odd acoustic guitar, harmonica of horn shows up, but the foundation is the electric guitar, electric bass, and trap kit. Keyboards do happen here and there -- that's life. I Tried to keep it to things people wouldn't normally hear, but the Miles Davis snuck in just because I've been heavy into the electric period stuff lately, and Get Up With It is cream of that crop. Also, I made this the day after Clarence Clemons died, so a Springsteen track seemed automatic.
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:36 AM on July 30, 2011

I've been out of town for a bit over a week so I sent my discs some time ago. Won't know if I've gotten any in return until I get home next week.
posted by obloquy at 10:15 AM on July 30, 2011

We're going to skip the part where I reiterate my unworthiness.

My cover art is here. I'm only linking videos I really like; a few have major differences from the mix (some of the Peter, Paul and Mary is 20 years newer on the mix, the Diplodocus link is by just part of the band, etc.)

1. The Folksmen - Start Me Up - 2:25
2. Oisre - The Diplodocus/Eve’s Jig - 3:45
3. Mormon Tabernacle Choir - All Things Bright and Beautiful - 2:34
4. The Klezmatics - Shnirele, Perele - 6:11
5. Oisre - Nil Se Na La - 4:35
6. Peter, Paul and Mary - Light One Candle - 2:59
7. Mitch and Mickey - When You’re Next to Me - 2:59
8. Marge & Gower Champion - Life Upon a Wicked Stage (*) - 5:23
9. Enoch Train - Apricot Jam - 2:38
10. Max Parker - Song of the American Consul - 2:25
11. Peter, Paul and Mary - No Easy Walk to Freedom - 2:43
12. Capercaillie - The Gaelic Reels - 1:09
13. Mark Keali’i Ho’omalu - He Mele No Lilo - 2:28
14. Scott McKenzie - San Francisco - 2:58
15. Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science - 3:40
16. The Ohio State University Marching Band - Carmen Ohio - 1:41
17. Oisre - Gwendal/The Paper Bird - 3:24
18. Max Parker - Mañana Song - 1:24
19. Oisre - The Raveled Hank of Yarn/Snot Rocket (Reels) - 3:24
20. Peter, Paul and Mary - I Dig Rock and Roll Music - 2:31

- The principles here were a) they have to have something to do with me as a person, b) they have to work well in the order I put them in (at least to me,) and c) at least some of it had to be funny, some had to be inspirational, and some had to fall under the category of "astonishingly obscure." I like a challenge. If anyone tells me they own every single one of these tracks, I swear I'll include something from the El Dorado Ward Choir 2001 Christmas recording in the next swap.
- Max Parker is my grandpa. He was a cantor in the synagogues as a boy, then he was a prisoner of war in Spain. 1 + 1 = a musical autobiography.
- Oisre's female singer is a friend from my Irish dance days, Charlene Adzima Michaels. She is ridiculously talented and funny and awesome. (Her bandmates are cool, too.)
- The OSU Marching Band selection, Carmen Ohio, shares a tune with a couple of hymns, including one we sing in the LDS church, Come, Ye Children of the Lord. This hymn gets played a lot around here before the Michigan game. I kind of admire the rare chorister who manages to resist the temptation, actually.
- I did not notice I was sending one of my mix CDs to San Francisco until I was already too attached to the playlist to change my mind about including the song. Sorry, eugenen.

(*) This is not the same performance; it's not even the same style, context, performers, or anything. But it's too hilarious not to link to.
posted by SMPA at 12:27 PM on July 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

I got my first CD in the mail today, from strangely stunted trees - it's like Christmas in July!

My playlist - which doesn't have much of a theme other then most of it very roughly fits into the roots rock / folk rock / alt country genres.

David Duchovny – Bree Sharp
Bright Side – David Rice
Starry Eyes – 5 Star Iris
Miles Away – Gina Villalobos
Worst Intentions – Gossip Grows On Trees
Company – Jesse Valenzeula
Sun Burns Gold – Maura Kennedy
Drunken Picture – The August
Okay Alright – The Clumsy Lovers
Sally Ann – Great Big Sea
Floataway – The Bottle Rockets
American Bastard – Rob Russell & The Sore Losers
Judas Kiss – The Del-Lords
Leave Me Alone – Cross Canadian Ragweed
I Believe – The Silos
Sweeter World – Keven Bowe & The Okemah Prophets
Dharma Cafe – The Kennedys
All Your Friends – The Record
Asking Annie Out – Willie Nile
Bottle and A Bible – The Yayhoos
Scarred But Smarter – Kevn Kinney
posted by COD at 1:20 PM on July 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

I am so excited about all of these mixes (and the possibility that, after everyone gets their CDs, we might do the "upload zip files to share with other groups thing). So far, from all the lists I'm reading, I have not duplicated any songs. Of course, there are ~180 of us, and this ain't nearly a good representation, but still!

posted by tzikeh at 1:31 PM on July 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

Big props to heatvision who sent out CDs as soon as the addresses arrived. And considering that I pick a lot of my favorite music lyrically and the mix was almost entirely instrumentals, I'm pleasantly surprised by how much I like it. And I LOVE that it came with stickers and a worrystone.

Thanks for the shoutout. You're welcome! Everybody got different loot, and I didn't address anything until it was all sealed at the post office, so I don't know who got what.
posted by heatvision at 3:50 PM on July 30, 2011

My mix was called "Triple Rainbow All The Way" and all the songs or artist names had a color of the rainbow in them.
posted by not_on_display at 4:07 PM on July 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

Not_on_display: I did a mix like that a few mixes ago. I had fun doing that one. So many songs have "black" in the title
posted by ShawnString at 5:25 PM on July 30, 2011


My printer went bellyside, so I had to handwrite (I don't have good handwriting!).

After burning I topsided my coffee over my open burner (missing my laptop thank jebus).

Made it to the p.o. and mailed my CDs; and got stormed on while biking home. Man.
posted by stratastar at 5:50 PM on July 30, 2011

My mix is called "Don't Stop Until You Hit Water" and is best played leaving the city and driving to the beach (be it pond, river, lake, or ocean). That's what I imagined when making it, at least.

1. July, July! / The Decemberists
2. Edward, Sandwich Hand / The Lucksmiths
3. Someone Else Can Make A Work Of Art / First Rate People
4. Good for Great / Matt & Kim
5. Let's Go Down / Family Of The Year
6. Rio / Hey Marseilles
7. Burned By The Sun / Beulah
8. A Well Deserved Break / Morcheeba
9. Empire Ants (feat. Little Dragon) / Gorillaz
10. Anna Sun / Walk the Moon
11. A Summer Wasting / Belle & Sebastian
12. T-Shirt Weather / The Lucksmiths
13. Sound of Summer / Art Brut
14. Heat Dies Down / Kaiser Chiefs
15. This Land Is Your Land / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
16. edge of the ocean [duotone mix] / ivy
17. Summertime / Athenaeum
18. Turn The Sun Down / Daria - Spinderella
19. King of the Beach / Wavves
20. With Arms Outstretched / Rilo Kiley
21. Sons & Daughters / The Decemberists
22. Nightswimming / R.E.M.
23. One Last "Whoo-hoo!" For The Pullman / Sufjan Stevens

You may notice that I took the permission of the last MeTa to use two songs by the same artist quite broadly and ended up with two pairs - The Lucksmiths and The Decemberists. But how could I give up a starting track as appropriate as July July for a July mix? Plus, it turns out the Lucksmiths have tons of songs more or less getting out of town for a weekend or wishing one could.
posted by maryr at 11:06 PM on July 30, 2011 [3 favorites]

I'll send it out tomorrow (Monday August 1st) from work. I need to send out a bunch of review CDs anyway. Sorry for the delay... sequencing is a problem (and now I wish I'd though of July Jully) since most of my music hits the same emotional tone.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 1:15 AM on July 31, 2011

Bruce Springsteen - State Trooper (Trentemøller Mix)

posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 1:18 AM on July 31, 2011

1. Blue (Yoko Kano)
2. I Don't Wanna Go There (Dinosaur Jr.)
3. Madness and Death (Nomeansno)
4. Train Song [Live] (Tom Waits)
5. I'm Straight (The Modern Lovers)
6. Our Love (Derek Trucks Band)
7. Duress [Live] (Swervedriver)

This was my first swap and seeing how many tracks other people put together I am mortified I only put together 7 tracks -- will do better next time, promise! Ah, also, my sets are shipping on or about 08-03-11.

Have rec'vd edgeways (wow 40 something tracks and a cool sticker!) and Toekenessan (great set!).
posted by mlis at 1:45 AM on July 31, 2011

Bruce Springsteen - State Trooper (Trentemøller Mix)


It's really, really good. I'm not sure what the wtf is for, State Trooper is a massively well regarded song from a hugely regarded album, it's been covered and mixed by all kinds of artists.

This particular mix is fairly easy to find with a bit of google, should you wish to hear it.
posted by deadwax at 2:14 AM on July 31, 2011

This particular mix is fairly easy to find with a bit of google, should you wish to hear it.

I'm not sure my heart could take it. I'm guessing that whatever artist is in common in 3 of your songs was either in The Triffids or The Bad Seeds?
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 3:11 AM on July 31, 2011

LiB: Not a bad guess.
posted by deadwax at 6:18 AM on July 31, 2011

Mine was called Cities, Towns and Small Islands. But mostly, they're songs about place and places. The title was just a cheesy Latin joke. (It was almost called 'Cities, Towns and Small Islands (rus and domus)'.)

Bienvenue dans les Texas - Tony Parker (yes, that Tony Parker)
Hello Seattle - Owl City
London Calling - The Clash
Sailing to Philadelphia - Mark Knopfler
Mit dem Schwert nach Polen, warum René? - Die Ärzte
Westerland - Die Ärzte
Heimatleid - Sportfreunde Stiller
Wo kom ich her - Xavier Naidoo
My City - Common (not obvious on YouTube for some reason)
Schwarz zu Blau - Peter Fox
Sunshine on Leith - The Proclaimers
Bochum - Herbert Grönemeyer
Three Lions - Baddiel and Skinner
A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request - Steve Goodman
Major Tom (vöollig losgelöst) - Peter Schilling
posted by hoyland at 7:35 AM on July 31, 2011 [1 favorite]

Like doublehappy, I went with a summer theme too -- not everything was readily apparent as "summer," though (some of it was stuff that went along with a road trip I took a few years back, because summer says "road trip" for me) and so there are liner notes explaining things a little.

It's probably pretty mainstream and "vanilla" compared to some choices, but I like it. Thbbbf.

Lisa Loeb, "Are You Ready For The Summer?"
Dr. John, "Iko Iko"
Martha & The Vandellas, "Dancin' In The Street"
The Drifters, "Under The Boardwalk"
Lovin' Spoonful, "Summer In The City"
Bananarama, "Cruel Summer"
Sly & The Family Stone, "Hot Fun In The Summertime"
Go-Go's, "Vacation"
New Radicals, "You Get What You Give"
b-52s, "Junebug"
Seals & Crofts, "Summer Breeze"
Mungo Jerry, "In The Summertime"
Sister Hazel, "All For You"
Ben Harper, "Steal My Kisses"
Sixpence None The Richer, "Kiss Me"
Cat Stevens, "Longer Boats"
The Beach Boys, "The Sloop John B"
Van Morrison, "Sweet Thing"
Bruce Hornsby, "Harbor Lights"
Dave Matthews Band, "Stay (Wasting Time)"

Coincidentally: I got Not on display's mix yesterday afternoon, and then went to a free concert in Prospect Park last night which featured Dr. John, with two opening acts whom I hadn't ever heard of before. But I have just now noticed that one of those cover bands, Red Baraat, is one that not on display included in his mix. Good to have the preview!
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:54 AM on July 31, 2011 [1 favorite]

Sorry Devils Rancher, there's not much power here: it's mostly a slow drive up the coast

Sound fab - I'm an old Split Enz, Crowded House fan, so of course I'm curious. I was just rebounding from an entirely-too-odd previous mix on the last swap I did.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:54 AM on July 31, 2011

It's probably pretty mainstream and "vanilla" compared to some choices, but I like it. Thbbbf.

Oh, thank God. If my mixes were people, they'd wear cardigan sweaters and khakis and they'd tell you how cool they were in college ("No, really - I was pretty wild!").
posted by Sweetie Darling at 8:17 AM on July 31, 2011 [4 favorites]

Sent mine out yesterday, posted the coverart just now to flickr and if you like this CD, you'd probably like Chicago Mix Tape, or Chicago Acoustic Underground, both places to get local (ish) chicago band's music for free.
posted by garlic at 8:28 AM on July 31, 2011

Or else what?!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:33 AM on July 31, 2011

Or else what?!



Not sure what you're going for here, LiB, but please don't rag on other participants' selections. Not cool.
posted by carsonb at 9:11 AM on July 31, 2011

I get the feeling LiB was surprised that such a remix existed. When I saw that track list I launched out of my chair and shouted "Holy shit!"
posted by Ice Cream Socialist at 9:21 AM on July 31, 2011 [1 favorite]

The Brush Strokes - Mushrooms
Cloud Cult - And It's Good
Raphael Saadiq - Heart Attack
Al Church & State - Stick up
The Alrights - Happy Birthday Universe
Communist Daughter - The Lady Is An Arsonist
Mayfly - It Ain't Me Babe
Charlie Parr - 1890
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Another Man Done Gone
Southwire - Bell
Rusty Borealis - Dry Man
Low - Death Of A Salesman
Andy Elwell - Her Salt
Coyote - Times Of Drought
Hobo Nephews Of Uncle Frank - Uncle Frank's Basement
Aloe Blacc - Miss Fortune
Giljunko - Misbent Life
Sarah Krueger - Song For The Dead
Party Store Minnows - The Last Boy On Earth
Trampled By Turtles - Bloodshot Eyes
posted by edgeways at 10:05 AM on July 31, 2011 [1 favorite]

hoyland, Empress, edgeways - I would have loved to receive any of your mixes. No chance you want to trade one more CD, is there?
posted by maryr at 11:03 AM on July 31, 2011

Ha, edgeways! I included a Trampled By Turtles song on my mix, too. :) Looks like you're from the Duluth area so you might also recognize Faux Jean as another artist I included.
posted by jillithd at 11:35 AM on July 31, 2011

Here's a partial declassification of my mix:

- J.D. Cornett
- Pairin Pingpiboon
- John Fahey
- Vashti Bunyan
- Archie Shepp
- Pumice
- Karl Blau
- Scout Niblett
- Mi Ami
- Archie Shepp
- Mere
- ?

Front / back.

Memail if you want to hear it.
posted by mahershalal at 12:05 PM on July 31, 2011

Zipped album and tracklist here.
posted by stratastar at 2:15 PM on July 31, 2011

uh uploading so it may be an hour or so.
posted by stratastar at 2:25 PM on July 31, 2011

Something I'd love to see, as people start receiving their CDs: anyone who discovered a new artist through this project and then bought some of their music. I know what we're doing is technically legal, but I'd like to see some of the awesome musicians we're sharing around get some direct benefit from it.
posted by tzikeh at 2:58 PM on July 31, 2011 [1 favorite]

tzikeh, that's why I post links to videos or something from the artist. Hopefully they get a new fan or two.

I'm also against just dumping music online in this thread and sharing it wholesale. Trading 5, 10-20 CDs, ok. Sharing with the entire web? That doesn't sound fair to the artist.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 3:27 PM on July 31, 2011

Okay, I just added my most recent 2 mixes to the flickr group. Due to a whole bunch of offline life stuff, I actually didn't have time to make a completely new one this time around, so I recycled and improved an old mix. I feel really guilty about that. Scout's honor, I promise never to do it again.

In fact, in order to make sure that I don't do that again, I've got a three step plan. Step one was to post the mix covers & tracklists. Step two is this: if you're interested in hearing either mix, memail me and I'll make that happen for you. Step 3 will be: don't do it again.

The two mixes are imaginary soundtracks to novels. One is for Jean-Claude Izzo's Chourmo, which was the recycled, improved mix. It's a combination of jazz standards, French hip-hop, chanson, and afro-arabic pop, more or less. The other is for Denis Johnson's Fiskadoro. It has reggae, tinny rock, Spanish and Caribbean pop, and other things.

tzikeh: I've purchased music I first heard on Brandon's Summer 2010 mix.
posted by .kobayashi. at 3:34 PM on July 31, 2011

tzikeh, I've bought a number of albums after hearing songs on mixes I've gotten through Metafilter (and other) CD exchanges. I've discovered a lot of new artists that way over the last decade-plus.
posted by immlass at 3:44 PM on July 31, 2011

..are more well known artists welcome?

My mix is mostly more main stream artists.. or songs from the late 80's and early 90's..

Now I'm worried, seeing all these artists I never heard of!
posted by royalsong at 5:07 PM on July 31, 2011

The Devil Tesla's mix became the soundtrack to this morning's contemplative hangover walk. It fit the bill nicely, I enjoyed it quite a bit. Can't wait to hear what the rest of my Lil' Drummer Mans came up with.

I'm having such a nice summer that I decided to make my mix summer themed as well. Sit back, chillax, and enjoy (song - artist):

Theme From Paris
– James Pants
Blue Casette - Friendly Fires
Housewives at Play - Mike Ladd
Sacre Cool - Young Montana?
High Hopes (feat Reggie B) - Onra
Rock - Cloud Nothings
Bright Lit Blue Skies - Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
Rose Garden - Shad
First in Flight - Blackalicious
Ease My Mind - Arrested Development
House of Jealous Lovers - The Rapture
Start a Fire - Radio 4
Busy - Boom Snake (alternate version because I can't find the original)
I Wish No Chains Upon You - Aloha (can't find the track on my mix, so here's 'Let Your Head Hang Low')
Still Sound - Toro Y Moi
Red Sunshine - Caural (can't find the track on my mix, so here's 'Crush')
The End (Prague Radio) - Tomas Dvorak (Machinarium soundtrack)
posted by Consonants Without Vowels at 5:07 PM on July 31, 2011 [2 favorites]

^ royalsong - everything is welcome. And seriously? People you might think are well-known could be completely foreign to someone else.
posted by tzikeh at 5:18 PM on July 31, 2011

Something I'd love to see, as people start receiving their CDs: anyone who discovered a new artist through this project and then bought some of their music. I know what we're doing is technically legal, but I'd like to see some of the awesome musicians we're sharing around get some direct benefit from it.

Ah man I already spent all night stressing over which two songs best represent my favorite bands... gotta be perfect
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 5:27 PM on July 31, 2011

Perfect is the enemy of the good.
posted by ChuqD at 6:10 PM on July 31, 2011 [1 favorite]

I love this thread and (good-naturedly) all the neurosis and worrying going on. I admit I felt exactly the same as many (oh noes, that is too mainstream/obvious/juvenile. Oh noes, my cover art sucks/I don't have a sticker/I'm not using recycled materials!) But I decided to put stuff I really, really like, and I won't feel bad about the outcome because I did that. (Also, two people already said they like it, phew)

I decided if you love it, some other people will love it. And some other people won't love it. Damn straight, I included "Mr. Pitiful" by Matt Costa. Bring on the hate, haters! (Actually don't, this is a nice thread.)
I want to post my track list but I'm waiting til my last shipment arrives at carsonb's place.

The two mixes I got so far are really great and really different. I will definitely be looking into more stuff by The Wombats, The Lobster Quadrille, Chris Ballew's kids' music, and pirate songs by Loudon Wainright III.

ShawnString, the bagpipes was a good move. ;)
posted by Glinn at 6:11 PM on July 31, 2011 [1 favorite]

glinn: awesome...thanks. and btw, been listening to yours all weekend. such cool stuff
posted by ShawnString at 6:15 PM on July 31, 2011

So, I alluded to a bad week earlier - actually, my mother passed away on the 15th. It wasn't unexpected, as she was 79 and had leukemia, but still a very difficult time. I thought about not doing the CD swap and throwing myself on the mercy of those in my group (and I'm sure I would have been told not to worry about it at all, no hard feelings) but I wanted to do it as I already had the songs on my computer (I was away from my music library, so I couldn't re-shuffle).

It was a little cathartic and healing to have something that I could do and finish. And because this is a community that I value very much (although I'm not terribly active here) I felt a sense of connection there.

Anyway, I kind of wonder what mix I would have come up with had I known I was going to see Mom for the last time, instead of just for a visit.

(Very) roughly in this order:

1. We Both Go Down Together - Decemberists
2. No Name #4 - Elliott Smith
3. God Hates Straight Lines - Digital Knife (different track by them)
4. Voice of the Future - Dr. Theopolis
5. Not if You Were the Last Dandy Warhol Fan on Earth - The Brian Jonestown Massacre
6. Scary Places - Little Sue (different track by her)
7. Nash Vegas - Swaim Basement - (just MySpace, alas)
8. Say Say Say - My People - (internet fails me)
9. Vague Space - Stephen Malkmus
10. Evidence - Drunk at Abi's (pretty slim pickings)
11. Savior Imbibes - Theforreals
12. Curse this City - Hockey (I think I was at this show)
13. Don't Take it Personal - The Neins (different track by them)
14. Things that Fail - I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House
15. No Excuses - The Decliners
16. Born with a Curse - Wipers
17. When It's Over - Wipers (interesting clip)
18. Plastic Bomb - Poison Idea (first track alternate demo, second track bonus 8-bit version)
19. Just To Get Away - Poison Idea (second track here, at CBGBs)

carsonb, I'd like to send you a copy of my mix as a thank you for organizing this, if you'd drop me a memail with your addy.
posted by Nabubrush at 6:41 PM on July 31, 2011 [2 favorites]

maryr: if you memail me sure

jillithd: I do not know Faux Jean, but suspect that will change in the next few months (just started a local/regional music show (on 103.3 kumd), so my fairly big music pool is about to get quite a bit bigger. TBT is local and has been packing them in for at least 10 years now
posted by edgeways at 8:01 PM on July 31, 2011

I did not join in this time, but I made a Spotify mix of murder songs this week.
posted by Bookhouse at 8:39 PM on July 31, 2011

My mixtape is made up of songs inspired by a couple years I spent in New Orleans doing hurricane rebuilding work. It's called "Yes Indeed!", a phrase that people seemed to use constantly (I never figured out if it was a citywide thing or just a few neighborhoods). It starts off with a completely ridiculous rap song I got from the website, launches into some bounce music (god help my group members if they don't like hip-hop), and then as a reward for making it through the beginning, there's Quintron's "Underwater Dance Club", the greatest song of all time.

There's an amazing dynamic in some music in the New Orleans tradition where grief is transmuted into a kind of celebration (think jazz funerals). I tried to keep things in that spirit -- a mixture of fun & hinting at some of the realities of the city, often in the same song. And then, of course, there's Guitar Watson's BOOTY OOTY, because booties are an important part of life in this world.

Front cover and track list.
posted by geneva uswazi at 9:24 PM on July 31, 2011 [1 favorite]

Yay for sharing.


01- Love To Need / TV Eyes
02- Roller Rink Funk / Shift
03- Suicide A Go-Go / Big In Japan
04- Sideline To Sideline - Sam Spence
05- Peril / Peril
06- Shack Up / Banbarra
07- Tubular Bells / Champ's Boys Orchestra
08- Out / The Box
09- Graphic Designer / Electric Six
10- Remy Et Josie / Les Splendid
11- Private Party / The Super Disco Band
12- Icecubists / The Cravats
13- Wenn Man Sex Haben Will / Michael Heilrath
14- Psycha-Soula-Funkadelic / The Presidents
15- Walter's Inspiration / The Rimshots
16- America Is Waiting / Brian Eno & David Byrne
17- Sex Beat / Two Lone Swordsmen
18- Lust Of Berlin / Neu Electrikk
19- Theme From MASH / The New Marketts
20- How / Receptors
21-Einstein A Go-Go / Landscape
22- My Year Is A Day / Les Irresistibles
23- Take It! / The Vast Majority

Available for streaming at Mixcloud. Thanks as usual to Carson for rocking xXxtra hard. This is a ton of fun.
posted by mintcake! at 10:17 PM on July 31, 2011

Mine started out with a lot of bubbly tunes about relationships -- both good and bad, still kind of bouncy. Then a really close friend ended up in the hospital, and then hospice, and it started getting more and more melancholy relationships. I kept thinking of someone drinking champagne and crying. That's how I ended up calling it Bubbles & Tears, and I found a gorgeous photo of Marilyn Monroe drinking champagne -- who else embodies bubbly and tearful better?

The cover with the playlist is here and if anyone wants songs from it, let me know. I doubt anyone would be interested, but figured I'd post it just in case.

My friend died the week I sent the discs out, and it was one of the only things that I could focus on during this time, and seeing the discs from others was something to actually look forward to. It's also a mix I think she would have loved, so doing this came at a really important time. Thanks, carsonb, for starting it.
posted by emcat8 at 11:27 PM on July 31, 2011

I will be picking up the albums by Trampled by Turtles, Yukon Blonde, and Telekinesis based on the songs chuqD put on his mix. Trampled by Turtles might be worth a few purchases.
posted by snwod at 2:14 AM on August 1, 2011 [1 favorite]

I sent my CDs on Friday - I must apologise to my group (The Little Donkeys) for sending two discs, although, in mitigation, there are only 15 tracks in total between them.

The first disc (Rain Sonatas) would have had this cover if I'd got my printer working in time. Only my fellow burritos will get to see the sad reality of what I actually sent. This mix combines three violin/viola & piano sonatas recorded from scratchy old LPs with some field recordings of rainfall taken from the BBC sound effects library.

1. Heavy Rain in Yard (with Gully Noise) [edit] (BBC Sound Effects Library)
2. Sonata for Violin & Piano No. 4 in A Minor op. 23 — Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven, and performed by David Oistrakh & Lev Oborin
3. Rain on Foliage [edit] (BBC Sound Effects Library) & 'Three Pieces for Piano' (no. 3) [edit] — Composed by Sergei Zagny, and performed by Anton Batagov
4. Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major — Composed by César Franck, and performed by Jean-Pierre Wallez & Bruno Rigutto
5. Rain on Perspex-Roofed Shed [edit] (BBC Sound Effects Library) & 'Der Bote' [edit] — Composed by Valentin Silvestrov, and performed by Alexei Lubimov
6. Sonata for Viola and Piano op. 11 no. 4 — Composed by Paul Hindemith, and performed by Yuri Bashmet & Mikhail Muntyan
7. Rain on Window with Water Dripping off Roof (Interior Acoustic) [edit] (BBC Sound Effects Library)

I put the whole thing on soundcloud if anyone's interested. Concerned that the above might well be of minimal interest to non classical fans, I also sent an impromptu extra mix made up of eight long-ish tracks:

1. Ikkkyokume - Nisennenmondai
2. Oh Yeah - Can
3. Tio Minuter - Pärson Sound
- Boredoms
5. Melodia - Rovo
6. Encyclopedic Landscape - Kazumasa Hashimoto
7. On - Aphex Twin
8. Deluxe (Immer Wieder) - Harmonia

Many thanks, as always, to the excellent carsonb for his excellent organisational efforts!
posted by misteraitch at 2:29 AM on August 1, 2011 [1 favorite]

So many mixes, so much music... Its going to be a fun week of exploration.

I had a couple of different mixes I wanted to go with but ended up pulling together a bunch songs with female lead vocals. There are a few big names, a few obscure names, and even a name or two I found from links on the blue (Kudos to whoever posted Meaghan Smith there a few weeks back).

The playlist, minus the Norah Jones song, is available on Grooveshark. Otherwise the tracklist is below.

1. Back in time - Verses of Comfort, Assurance, and Salvation
2. Fidelity - Regina Spektor
3. Extraordinary Machine (Rough Cut) - Fiona Apple
4. Police and Private - Metric
5. Rules of the Game - Brazilian Girls
6. Sea of Love - Cat Power
7. The Nearness of You - Norah Jones
8. It Don't Matter to the Sun - Rosie Thomas
9. Rise in the Springtime - Lavendar Diamond
10. A Little Love - Meaghan Smith
11. I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker - Sandi Thom
12. Alfie - Lily Allen
13. Born to Hum - Erin McKeown
14. Tire Swing - Kimya Dawson
15. Esme - Joanna Newsom
16. Sleep - Kimya Dawson
17. The Parting Glass - The Wailin' Jennys

Carsonb, thanks again for putting this together.
posted by ibfrog at 5:26 AM on August 1, 2011

I'll mail this tomorrow. I don't have a cover, and I'll probably just print out the tracklist. Sorry.

1. A More Perfect Union - Titus Andronicus
2. Constructive Summer - The Hold Steady
3. Pretty Good Year - The Loved Ones (the American ones, not the Aussie ones)
4. July 4th, 2004 - Jason Anderson
5. Oh Susquehanna - Defiance, Ohio
6. Memory Lane - Eddy Current Suppresion Ring
7 Cattle and Cane - The Go-Betweens
8. Blush - The Hummingbirds
9. Meet Me By The Water - Saturday Looks Good To Me
10. It'5 - Architecture In Helsinki
11. 19 20 20 - The Grates
12. Drive - The Gaslight Anthem
13. Drive - Off With Their Heads
14. Pints Of Guinness Make You Strong - Against Me!
15. Lovecraft In Brooklyn - The Mountain Goats
16. The Day John Sattler Broke His Jaw - Perry Keyes
17. I Knew Profrock Before He Got FAmous - Frank Tuner
Bonus Track: No Surrender (Live) - Bruce Springsteen with Brian Fallon (The Gaslight Anthem)

I drafted this, and then as usual I left it to the last minute. It has too many 'anthemic' songs and not enough 'light' ones, and for a summer mix it only has a few fun, summery songs. The Loved Ones song is probably redundant, and the Gaslight Anthem song really dosen't show them off at their best. Thematically, the new Living End song co-written by Craig Finn should be on it (to unite America and Australia) but it's pretty mediocre. Nonetheless, I like to think I've assembled some enjoyable songs that hopefully expose people to new bands.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 5:40 AM on August 1, 2011

(to unite America and Australia)

posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:43 AM on August 1, 2011

You know what I mean, Brendon. I'm trying to have a good mix of my own obsessions and good Aussie music, and halfway through the composing period Chris Chaney talks about how the new Living End song was co-written by Craig Finn and it's like 'this is perfect for everything' but then you hear it and you think 'man, I'm pretty sure Craig just wrote the woo ooo ooo' bits.

still sounds good live though
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 5:46 AM on August 1, 2011

I've bought a few CDs after hearing the artist on a mix:
Poe - Haunted (one of my favourite albums of all time!) Three different people sent different tracks from this album.
Pixies - Surfer Rosa
Heather Nova - Oyster
Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister

and I'm sure there are others I've forgotten about.
posted by salmacis at 5:50 AM on August 1, 2011

Heather Nova - Oyster

You should get "Live from the Milky Way". GREAT live album.


There is no 'e' in my first name.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:53 AM on August 1, 2011

jillithd: I do not know Faux Jean, but suspect that will change in the next few months (just started a local/regional music show (on 103.3 kumd), so my fairly big music pool is about to get quite a bit bigger. TBT is local and has been packing them in for at least 10 years now
posted by edgeways

Oh, man! I saw TBT this Spring in St. Cloud and they packed the house - on a weeknight! My whole CD was Minnesota bands (including TBT) (unfortunately, some now defunct): and a few more I can't remember in my current decaffeinated state. My only regret is that I don't get down to see shows in the Mpls warehouse district anymore...
posted by jillithd at 7:17 AM on August 1, 2011

The takeaway for me for this thread: You know you're old and out of touch when you can look at 10 playlists and not know which side is the song title and which side is the artist. Looking forward to sorting that out a bit.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:22 AM on August 1, 2011 [6 favorites]

So, I did two mixes, and I can't actually remember which group I sent which mix to, so... prepare to be surprised I guess! I called them Are You Down and Are You Ready, because I'm twee like that.

Six bands appear on both mixes. One is new to me (wooo Louvin Brothers), but the rest I've loved for 4+ years each. Dang, I need to branch out musically. Maybe I should, like, participate in some kind of CD swap...

Are You Down?

This is the soundtrack to the movie of my last relationship, from beginning to end to briefly going nuts to getting over it. I was slightly worried that it was a little too on-the-nose, but I like all of the songs on here individually so whatevs.

1. California Stars - Billy Bragg and Wilco
2. Don’t Laugh - The Louvin Brothers
3. I Found Someone (Medley) - James Brown
4. Bunny Ain’t No Kind Of Rider - of Montreal
5. Are You Down - Lucinda Williams (Essence) (Are you kidding me? My title track isn't available on youtube? Whatever, every human should own a copy of this entire album anyway.)
6. I Would Be Sad - The Avett Brothers
7. This Tornado Loves You - Neko Case
8. Long Lonesome Road - Ian and Sylvia (Down By The Greenwood Side)
9. I Got Drunk - Uncle Tupelo
10. Some Dreams - Steve Earle
11. Buscando Tu Corazon - Brave Combo (Do Something Different) (Hey, this song actually works just as well within the narrative of this mix...)
12. Float On (Cover) - Iron Horse

Are You Ready?

I'm not religious but I love Southern music, which means a lot of my favorite songs are Christian songs. So here's a bunch of 'em.

1. Judgement - Rev. Sister Mary Nelson
2. Get Right With God - Lucinda Williams
3. The Great Atomic Power - The Louvin Brothers
4. Christ For President - Billy Bragg and Wilco
5. Greyhound Bus - The Moldy Peaches
6. No Depression - Uncle Tupelo
7. Hell - Squirrel Nut Zippers
8. Noah’s Wife - The Hoosier Hot Shots
9. Tom Ames’ Prayer - Steve Earle
10. Red Clay Halo - Gilliam Welch
11. Three Sinners - The Austin Lounge Lizards (Jesus Loves Me)
12. Jesus Met The Woman At The Well - Ian and Sylvia
13. God’s Got It - Old Crow Medicine Show
posted by showbiz_liz at 8:35 AM on August 1, 2011 [4 favorites]

jillithd: 5 years ago I wrangled a bunch of musicians to do a benefit CD. TBT being one of them. They came into the studio and did a version of Wayfaring Stranger (I think), and was just slick about it. One take was all that was needed, in and out. Bang, done.

Dave Simonett (TBT lead) has another band out nowadays, Dead Man Winter. And Dave Carroll (banjo) played on Low's last album (C'mon)
posted by edgeways at 10:06 AM on August 1, 2011 [1 favorite]

My mix was basically just "Things I've been Listening to This Summer" with some attempts at making it flow well. I posted the tracks (with some additional thoughts about their origin in my collection and why I included them) so you can listen to them (self link). But here they are as well:

1. Robyn - Indestructible
2. Jan Delay - Oh Jonny
3. The Naked And Famous - All of This
4. Rebecca and Fiona - Bullets
5. Standard Fare - Suitcase
6. Veronica Maggio - Jag Kommer
7. The Weeknd - Wicked Games
8. The Heavy - Short Change Hero
9. Johnny Cash - The Man Comes Around
10. Hania Lee - Alice is Dead
11. Peter McConnell - Manny and Meche
12. Rizza Cabrera - The King of Wishful Thinking
13. The National - Exile Vilify
14. Viktor Cepeda - Minecraft Everyday
15. Since Our First Guitar - Your Mind, Your Hell
16. Austra - Lose It
17. Little Dragon - Please Turn
18. (Hidden/Giggles) Eric Saade - Manboy
posted by gemmy at 10:16 AM on August 1, 2011

Mix mailed! Which means when I get home I can listen to the mixes I've already received; I'm looking forward to it.

I kept having and abandoning ideas for mixes and ended up going with more or less the playlist I listen to when I'm going to sleep:

01 - Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
02 - Float On - Modest Mouse
03 - If I Go, I'm Goin - Gregory Alan Isakov
04 - Comptine D'un Autre Été, L'après-Midi Yann Tiersen
05 - Life Is Good Blues - Laura Veirs
06 - Aurora - Björk
07 - Watermark - Enya
08 - The Piano Has Been Drinking - Tom Waits
09 - The Girl From Ipanema - Getz/Gilberto
10 - Sweet Lullaby - Deep Forest
11 - En Gallop - Joanna Newsom
12 - After All - Dar Williams
13 - Old College Try - The Mountain Goats
14 - Lazyhead and Sleepybones - They Might Be Giants
15 - Hysteric (Acoustic) - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
16 - All Is Full Of Love - Björk
17 - Hell Yeah - Ani DiFranco
posted by Vibrissa at 11:09 AM on August 1, 2011 [1 favorite]

thecoug- I didn't get a chance to correct your zip code before I sent the package along-- it may be delayed a bit.. sorry.

mahershalal- I am mailing your out today-- one day late, sorry. I'll pick a fast-ish speed-setting.
posted by herbplarfegan at 11:11 AM on August 1, 2011

Vibrissa, I put a bluegrass cover of Float On in my mix! There's a link to it in my last post (assuming you find the idea appealing and not just super weird)
posted by showbiz_liz at 11:22 AM on August 1, 2011

Mine also includes "Float On"! Great minds, etc.
posted by Glinn at 11:33 AM on August 1, 2011

and mine has a bunch of bluegrass....
posted by ShawnString at 11:41 AM on August 1, 2011

I believe I heard that bluegrass cover on Turntable the other day. As much as I like covers, I found that one kind of appalling. But then I've recently claimed to like covers and proceeded to hate on cover albums of the Strokes and Buddy Holly. So maybe I just don't like covers as much as I thought.
posted by maryr at 11:47 AM on August 1, 2011

(That said, the Mates of State covers EP "Crushes" is one of my favorite CDs...)
posted by maryr at 11:48 AM on August 1, 2011

and I just realized I never posted my mix in list form:

Odd Pile Of Instrument Cases (theme was songs that kinda highlighted diffrent instruments)
1.Tiger Through The Trees-Caspar Babypants
2.Cocaine-Jackson Browne
3.Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)-Cornershop
4.Turkish Revelry-Loudon Wainwright III
5.Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin... -The Punch Brothers
6.Six Feet Down -Bad Livers
7.New Virginia Creeper -Old Crow Medicine Show
8.Rise -Eddie Vedder
9.Sleepless Nights -Eddie Vedder
10.Steelin Home -The Hula Monsters
11.The Ceilidh -Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
12.Gospel Train -Silver Leaf Quartet
13.Midtown [Instrumental] -Tom Waits
14.Liquidator -Harry J All Stars
15.L’Arena -Ennio Morricone
16.Spanish Fly -Van Halen
17.Guitar -Cake
18.Rock This Town -The Brian Setzer Orchestra
19.Steven’s Last Night in Town -Ben Folds Five
20.Stalk Of Wheat -They Might Be Giants
21.Kate -Ben Folds Five
22.YYZ -Rush
23.Everything I Do (I Dun Fer You) -Josh Millard
posted by ShawnString at 11:49 AM on August 1, 2011

Just came back from the post office a few minutes ago. My mixes are on their way!

American mixers, the postal clerk who helped me told me something I didn't know about first class for CDs vs media mail. I knew that if you send a CD first class, it's slightly cheaper than media mail, which is designed for heavy media like books. What I didn't know is that media mail only pays postage one way, so if they can't get it to the recipient, your parcel isn't returned the way it would be if you sent first class. So there's another reason to send your CDs first class.
posted by immlass at 11:59 AM on August 1, 2011

That's some good info immlas, thanks!

Bad news for my swapsets—I'm a bad swap organizer and will have to mail late due to some unexpected financial straits this week. Thursday is both payday and post-day.

I love reading all the tracklists posted here, but it's getting kind of ridiculous trying to decide whether the lack of duplicate/shared tracks between mine and alla y'all's means I'm just that cool or I'm totally and completely passe.

*shrug* Eitther way, I guess!
posted by carsonb at 12:34 PM on August 1, 2011

That question is passe carson, everyone knows you're cool!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:36 PM on August 1, 2011

The CDs went out last week just before I dashed off for the weekend so they should be arriving soon. Never underestimate the fun in writing "divide_by_cucumber" on an envelope.

My mix didn't really have a theme. As I'm a Brit temporarily in the US I thought I'd lean more towards UK bands and artists, but then I sprinkled a few other nationalities on top, so it's a bit of everything really:

- Murdermile - The Kills
- A Long List of Methods for Evading Black Hand - Phantom Theory
- The Prayer - Bloc Party
- The Beat That My Heart Skipped - Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip
- You - Any Color Black
- Bug Powder Dust (Featuring Justin Warfield) - Bomb The Bass
- Suds & Soda - dEUS
- Lazarus - The Boo Radleys
- I'm A Pilot - Fanfarlo
- Let This Be - She Makes War
- Blue Blood - Foals
- Zorbing - Stornoway
- Good Arms Vs. Bad Arms - Frightened Rabbit
- (This Is For The) Better Days - The Bees
- Lord's Mistake (acoustic) - Little Fish
- Station Approach - Elbow

Artwork here.

The CDs from litnerd, divide_by_cucumber and geneva uswazi arrived for me today so I'm looking forward to delving into those today.
posted by garrett at 12:45 PM on August 1, 2011 [1 favorite]

I got Sweetie Darling's mix in the mail last week, and readery's came today - so far I am really really enjoying them.

There's no real story to my mix, just a bunch of songs I enjoy that are light on lyrics and heavy on pizzazz. Cover art is here.

1. Bonapart's Retreat - Cherryholmes
2. Ride - Bond
3. Tell 'Em - Sleigh Bells
4. Cassanova - Rebirth Brass Band
5. Diablo Rojo - Rodrigo & Gabriela
6. Treat Me Mean, I Need the Reputation - Xploding Plastix
7. Satan/Dance You Fukr - The Zydepunks
8. Light Night Dance - De De Mouse
9. Tamarindio - Adrian Quesada & Ocote Soul Sounds
10. Guerreiro - Curumin
11. Hoedown at Alice's - Steve Martin
12. Punkture - MOTOR
13. Silent Shout - The Knife
14. Crowley's Reel - The Chieftains
15. Swanky Shovel - LeggoBeast
16. Underwater Dance Club - Quintron
17. Blood on the Motorway - DJ Shadow
posted by josyphine at 3:11 PM on August 1, 2011

As an alternative to uploading mixes, maybe we can make mixes available on spotify, or an alternative service?
posted by stratastar at 3:51 PM on August 1, 2011

My mix is fairly mainstream all things considered, but I couldn't resist exposing my fellow American mefites to Matthew Good, since I find few have heard of him state-side.

Giant - Matthew Good Band
The Ascent of Stan - Ben Folds
Can't - All Caps
Holding On - Alex Day
Avalanche - Matthew Good
Every You Every Me - Placebo
Born Losers (Live) - Matthew Good
Love Ridden - Fiona Apple
New York to California - Mat Kearney
O Sunrise - Matt Hires
You Could Make a Killing - Aimee Mann
She's in It for the Money - Matthew Good
Gimme Sympathy - Metric
Light Me Up - The Pretty Reckless
New Slang - The Shins
posted by litnerd at 5:32 PM on August 1, 2011

I've gotten five discs in the mail so far, but I'm not sure which groups they're all from (I was in, uh, three swapsets *cough*). I haven't even had the time to sit down and listen! I think four of the five have the username of the mixmaker somewhere on it -- either printed or written somewhere on the inserts or on the disc itself -- but one of them must have had it on the bubble envelope it came in, and I can't remember who it was anymore! I want to be able to thank each user individually... I'll have to do it by process of elimination on the emails with our names&addresses on them.

posted by tzikeh at 6:38 PM on August 1, 2011

I got both showbiz_liz's and cerbous's mixes today. :)

Here's my mix

Luckynerd 101
Mefi Swap Summer 2011:
The Here We Come A-Wassailings

Black Hole Sun: Soundgarden (One of my favorite songs 15 years ago that played a part in me meeting my husband.)
The Art Of Love: Michael Franks (My favorite Jazz Love Poet.)
Ooh La La: Kalia Jayne & Kim Stone (Former neighbors we got our two 15-yr-old orange cats from.)
Teen Town: Weather Report (I adore Jaco and Zawinul.)
Josie: Steely Dan (In memory of the only one of my 4 hens to die of old age. One of my favorite bands, too.)
You Belong To Me: Dean Martin (I love Dean.)
Dichoso: Willie Bobo (A love song I grew up listening to. I don't totally understand it, but I do like what parts I do know.)
Man From The Past: Devo (My fangirl track. This Devo circa '75.)
American Patrol: Glenn Miller (Another childhood staple.)
Mexican Shuffle: Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass (One of the bands both my husband and I grew up listening to.)
Take It As It Comes: The Doors (One of my favorite bands because I'm such a Daddy's Girl.)
Turnaround: Nirvana (I got around the "not more than one song per band" thing by picking a cover of a Devo song.)
Here Comes The Sun: The Beatles (One of my favorite Beatles songs, sprinkled with Moog Modular synthesizer for good measure.)
Magic Smile: Rosie Vela (A song that I put on a breakup mix I recently made for a friend.)
Ripples: The Grateful Dead (A song in memory of my husband's half-brother, who died 3 years ago.)
posted by luckynerd at 8:00 PM on August 1, 2011 [2 favorites]

I got my first CD today! Yay! Thanks for the great music, ibfrog -- it made my evening!

I'll be hanging out at Mix Party all this week, spinning my tracks and some others. Everyone is welcome!
posted by narwhal bacon at 9:51 PM on August 1, 2011

Here's my track list. No real theme, just music I've been listening too a lot this past year. Didn't mean to end up with so much Bela Fleck on there, but the three tracks are pretty different.

1. "Doomsday" by Elvis Perkins in Dearland
2. "Please Pardon Yourself" by the Avett Brothers
3. "Seven Bridges Road" by Dolly Parton
4. "Sliding Down" by Edgar Meyer, Mike Marshall & Bela Fleck
5. "Throw Down Your Heart" by Bela Fleck
6. "Promised Land" by Omar Sosa
7. "Shirk" by Me'shell Ndegeocello
8. "Sigh No More" by Mumford and Sons
9. "Dance Me to the End of Love" by Madeleine Peyroux
10. "Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)" by Us3
11. "Bridge I Burned" by Elvis Costello
12. "Sit Down" by James
13. "Sunny Side of the Street" by the Pogues
14. "She Sells Sanctuary" by the Cult
15. "A Moment So Close" by Bela Fleck & the Flecktones
16. "Here Comes the Sun" by Nina Simone
17. "I'm New Here" by Gil Scott-Heron
posted by smirkette at 10:29 PM on August 1, 2011

I got my first mix today and it's luckynerd's! Will check it out later during work...
posted by cerbous at 4:07 AM on August 2, 2011

This is too fun. I'm joining more than one swapset next year for sure.
posted by heatvision at 6:40 AM on August 2, 2011

This seems to have been the most successful swap ever. Thanks for putting this together carsonb!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:52 AM on August 2, 2011 [1 favorite]

So, is anyone else 0 for 5 on their CDs and keep (neurotically) checking to make absolutely 100% sure they handed out the right address?
posted by deadmessenger at 9:55 AM on August 2, 2011

I'm 1 for 5 at the moment.
posted by COD at 10:27 AM on August 2, 2011

I'm 2 for 5 with an email on a 3rd being a little late.
posted by jillithd at 10:41 AM on August 2, 2011

So, is anyone else 0 for 5 on their CDs and keep (neurotically) checking to make absolutely 100% sure they handed out the right address?

Aww! If you don't get one by the end of the week, I shall send you mine.
posted by Glinn at 10:49 AM on August 2, 2011

Before this, I hadn't touched an Audio CD in ages. I download all my music from Amazon or eMusic and also use streaming services like Spotify. Music files get synced to my phone wirelessly.

Burning an actual CD was already a great trip down memory lane. But now that my laptop's CD drive is broken, I've resorted to ripping the mix CDs on my work machine and have started lugging around USB sticks and external harddrives to get all the music home. It's great, I feel young again!

Thanks a lot, Carson!
posted by cerbous at 12:03 PM on August 2, 2011 [1 favorite]

I'm 2 for 5 with an email on a 3rd being a little late.

1 for 5, and an email on one being late. I'm chalking it up to everyone waiting until the last day and the post just taking its time to get here. (Also, one's coming from Australia and one's from Canada, and I trust those will both take a little longer to get to Brooklyn.)
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 12:15 PM on August 2, 2011

3 for 5 here (got booths yesterday)
posted by ShawnString at 12:54 PM on August 2, 2011

I'm 6 for 15.


If people in my swapsets haven't gotten my mix by Friday, please MeMail me. Chicago's post office is the worst post office in the United States, and my particular post office is one of the worst in the city.
posted by tzikeh at 1:09 PM on August 2, 2011

Chicago's post office is the worst post office in the United States
OMG our postal carrier is possibly the worst in the US (Evanston, about 1 mile from CHI). Several neighbors have even submitted written complaints but she's still damaging stuff /delivering to the wrong house/not knocking on the door with packages. Even got into a 10 minute+ swearing match with guy across the street. Arggh.

posted by Glinn at 1:13 PM on August 2, 2011

I'm 1 for 5 at the moment, with one confirmed through email to be on the way. Here's the mix that I ended up going with:

Link to HTML


1.) Oxford Collapse - Birthday Wars
2.) Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
3.) Junket - Pile
4.) Against Me! - We Laugh At Danger and Break all the Rules
5.) Yuck - Operation
6.) Pixies - Velouria
7.) Ceremony - Never Make you Cry
8.) The Jesus and Mary Chain - Head On
9.) Fugazi - Waiting Room
10.) Male Bonding - Year's Not Long
11.) The Crocodiles - I Wanna Kill
12.) Spoon - Dismember
13.) The National - Abel
14.) Husker Du - Don't Wanna Know if You Are Lonely
15.) Dinosaur Jr. - Just Like Heaven
16.) My Teenage Stride - Skin Lieutenant
17.) Japandroids - Heart Sweats
18.) Yo La Tengo - Tom Courtenay
19.) The Wrens - Rest Your Head
20.) Talking Heads - Burning Down the House
21.) Ringo Deathstarr - Do It Every Time
22.) Spoon - Everything Hits at Once

I tried to get a bunch of high energy songs on there that were both classic college/alternative radio rock from the early 90s, as well as more recent stuff with the same vibe.

I like kobayashi's mix, even though the French rap is probably something I won't be returning to often.
posted by codacorolla at 1:14 PM on August 2, 2011 [1 favorite]

I'm 2 for 5 with an email on a 3rd being a little late.
posted by jillithd 2 ½ hours ago [+]

Yeah, I did get a "gonna be late" email, so I guess I'm .5 for 5. Having seen the track list in this thread, I can't WAIT to get that person's mix. Not one song or artist that I've ever heard of before!
posted by deadmessenger at 1:20 PM on August 2, 2011

8.) The Jesus and Mary Chain - Head On

Oh man, The Jesus and Mary Chain's Just Like Honey is in a car commercial now. Fuck I hate that, it's like "hey remember this song that was kinda badass when you were young? Well now it's time to get married and get a respectable car!" Worse was when another company used Black Sheep's "This or That" remix in a car commercial with computer animated hamsters or something, and all my friends were posting it to Facebook saying how awesome it was, except me because I was too busy coming to terms with the fact we're getting old and companies are using the music of our youth to sell us family sedans instead of alcohol and CDs and cool clothes and snack foods now.
posted by Hoopo at 1:51 PM on August 2, 2011

I remember thinking how strange that Jesus and Mary Chain song was in that commercial, since it's always seemed so overtly sexual to me. I guess that sells VWs?

Anyway, if you like J&MC you might also like some other bands on that mix
Ringo Deathstarr and Ceremony. Also not on the mix: A Place to Bury Strangers, and the Horrors.
posted by codacorolla at 2:01 PM on August 2, 2011

Oh man, The Jesus and Mary Chain's Just Like Honey is in a car commercial now. Fuck I hate that,...

The words: Lust for Life
posted by edgeways at 2:03 PM on August 2, 2011 [2 favorites]

posted by edgeways at 2:03 PM on August 2, 2011

With "l'esprit de l'escalier" this list is retroactively called "The evils of multinationalism".

CA: Electric Karma: Waves and Clouds
US: Television: Days
JP: Plastics: Peace
ML: Issa Bagayogo: Gnangran
US: Suburban Lawns: Flavor Crystals
SA (?): Unknown: Unknown (sung in Arabic over something poppy)
NG: Sunny Adé: Tolongo
FR: Michel Macias: Biguine à Léa
UK: Snips: Dark Outside
US: Honk: Backdrop Instrumental
UK: Orange Juice: Sad Lament
MG: Tarika: Mihetsika
US: Gretchen Lieberum: Lost Our Way
UK: Jakatta: One Fine Day
NZ: Strawpeople: Neon
posted by jet_silver at 3:22 PM on August 2, 2011

I'm 2 for 5, receiving-wise.

my list:

01 The Raveonettes- Aly, Walk With Me
02 Christians & Lions- Gimme Diction
03 Mac Dates And The Moderates- Head Up In The Sun
04 Flake Music- Spanway Hits
05 Radiohead- India Rubber
06 Jet Planes Of Abraham- Interlude 1
07 Bibio- Jealous Of Roses
08 King's X- Believe (live)
09 Dirty Dirty Candy- Chocolate Statue Of Liberty
10 Mr. Loco- Papas
11 They Might Be Giants- Wearing A Raincoat
12 The Sleepy Jackson- Let Your Love Be Love
13 "Weird Al" Yankovic- Happy Birthday
14 The Rural Alberta Advantage- Drain The Blood
15 Jet Planes Of Abraham- Interlude 2
16 The Flaming Lips- A Change At Christmas (Say It Isn't So)
17 Band Of Horses- Marry Song
18 Galactic Cowboys- Pump Up The Space Suit
19 The Brothers Martin- The Behavior Explains
20 Jet Planes Of Abraham- Interlude 3
21 The Carpenters- All I Can Do
22 Tim Fite- If I Had A Cop Show
23 Rosary Gallows- Cannon Fire Orange

I tried to give the (Easy Street Records, Seattle) dollar bin a good representation (5 tracks out of 23), include some (3) deep underground/not-available-on-CD tracks, get a decent spread of genres and decades, and, above all, chiefly include b-sides for artists you've almost certainly heard.

I will definitely join multiple swap-sets next time, as well.
posted by herbplarfegan at 4:17 PM on August 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


1. Duniya Mein Logon Ko from Apna Desh
2. O Saathi Re from Muqaddar ka Sikandar
3. One Two Three Baby from Kismat
4. O Mere Sona from Teesri Manzil
5. Likhe Jo Khat Tujhe from Kanyadaan
6. Yeh Dil Na Hota Bechaara from Jewel Thief
7. Title Music from The Burning Train
8. Yeh Dosti from Sholay
9. Eena Meena Deeka from Aasha
10. Awaara Hoon from Awaara
11. Dil Cheez Kya Hai from Umrao Jaan
12. Jo Tum Todo Piya from Jhanak Jhanak Paayal Baje
13. Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji from Ishqiya
14. Meera Naam Chin Chin Choo from Howrah Bridge
15. I am a Call Girl from Call Girl (can't find a video)
16. Kya Jaane Yeh Duniya from Toote Khilone
posted by bookish at 5:58 PM on August 2, 2011 [3 favorites]

I received ... my own CD in the post today (marked return to sender). It has now done a roundtrip from Australia to the USA and back to Australia. Address mix ups are hopefully resolved now and it will be posted out again real soon. informs me that the CD will have eventually travelled 34,860 miles to get to its final destination.

Can I have my 'best travelled mix' prize now please?
posted by KirkpatrickMac at 4:18 AM on August 3, 2011

Sure, right after you get the "Best Address Mistake" award!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:08 AM on August 3, 2011

No no, the "best address mistake" award goes to me- I'm the one who gave him the wrong address. IN MY DEFENSE I had just moved into my first ever apartment and forgot about the whole concept of apartment numbers.

It's maddening- that CD must have literally made its way INTO MY BUILDING in NYC before being returned to Australia for want of an apartment number.
posted by showbiz_liz at 6:32 AM on August 3, 2011

Here's my playlist:

1. Let's Go — The Feelies — The Good Earth 2:46
2. Sample The Dog — Timbuk 3 — Eden Alley 3:21
3. For Mods Only — Chico Hamilton — Sounds From The Verve Hi-Fi 4:28
4. Jetpack — Jill Sobule — Underdog Victorious 3:06
5. I'm Not Sorry — The Golden Palominos — This Is How It Feels 5:09
6. That's Just What You Are — Aimee Mann — I'm With Stupid 4:27
7. Gotta Have You — The Weepies — Say I Am You 3:24
8. Blue In Green — Miles Davis — Kind Of Blue 5:31
9. I'm Easy — Keith Carradine — Mellow Gold [Disc 2] 3:08
10. To My Ba-Bay! — Spearhead & Zapp Mama — Blue In The Face 5:17
11. That's Not My Name — The Ting Tings — We Started Nothing 5:13
12. I Got An Accordion — Lynda Barry — The Lynda Barry Experience 4:09
13. My Own Personal Gravity — P.M. Dawn — Jesus Wept 5:29
14. Please Be Kind — Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelly — Souvenirs 2:50
15. Brother John — Wild Tchoupitoulas —The Wild Tchoupitoulas 3:39
16. Three Little Birds — Elizabeth Mitchell — You Are My Little Bird 2:39
17. My Love Is You — David Byrne — David Byrne 2:03
18. The Littlest Birds — The Be Good Tanyas — Blue Horse 4:11
19. Taboehgan — Gamelan Semar Pegulingan, Teges, Ubud —
Music For The Gods: The Fahnestock South Sea Expedition: Indonesia 4:26
20. Tu Tu Teshcote — Lorain Fox — Lullabies - Dream Songs from Around the World 3:08

I'll add the cover to the flickr pool when I get home from work.
posted by Toekneesan at 9:51 AM on August 3, 2011

I mailed my mixes out on Saturday, but I don't remember which set got which mix. Sorry! I was going to do a sort of summer road-trippy theme, but changed my mind at the last minute and made two entirely different things.

Odds & Ends
1. She Thinks She's Edith Head - They Might Be Giants
2. Is She Weird - Pixies
3. Mysterious Ways - U2
4. People are Strange - Echo & the Bunnymen
5. Strange Little Girl - Tori Amos
6. Extraordinary - Liz Phair
7. Strange Brew - Cream
8. March of the Sinister Ducks - Sinister Ducks
9. Number 3 Roxburgh Street - Captain Tractor
10. Come to Australia - Scared Weird Little Guys
11. Strange Paradise - Bond
12. Mr. Krinkle - Primus
13. Building a Mystery - Sarah McLachlan
14. Turn! Turn! Turn! - The Byrds
15. The End of the Beginning - The Darling Buds
16. Leaves That Are Green - Simon & Garfunkel
17. End of the Night - The Doors
18. Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
19. I Can't Decide - Scissor Sisters
20. Farewell to John Denver - Monty Python
21. The End Line - the Offspring (and I just noticed a typo in my track listing for this song...argh)
22. Closing Time - Semisonic
23. It's the End of the World as we Know It - R.E.M.
24. Death to the World - Dagon Tabernacle Choir
25. Friends Till the End - Fraggle Rock
26. Closing Theme from the Muppet Show - Jim Henson

And the second mix is...

Relationshippy: Sunk (DTMFA!)
1. Johnny Feelgood - Liz Phair
2. Terrible Girl - Therina Bella
3. Lovefool - Cardigans
4. She is not there - Santana
5. Why Don't You Get A Job - The Offspring
6. You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
7. Your Love is Killing Me - Dead Eye Dick
8. Nightmare Girl (b-side) - Aimee Mann
9. I'm Your Boyfriend Now - They Might Be Giants
10. Wave Wet Sand - Ace of Base
11. It's No Good - Depeche Mode
12. We've Got a Groovy Thing Goin' - Simon & Garfunkel
13. You're So Vain - Carly Simon
14. You Don't Love me Anymore - Weird Al
15. Hunter - Dido
16. Dry Your Eyes - The Streets
17. I Think I Need a New Heart - The Magnetic Fields
18. Tainted Love - Soft Cell
19. Not Your Girl - Fur Patrol
20. The Breakup Song - Greg Kihn Band
21. Song for the Dumped - Ben Folds
22. This Was Never Meant To Be - Sting
posted by lriG rorriM at 11:02 AM on August 3, 2011 [1 favorite]

omg lriG rorriM, I want the first one. Also Toekneesan's. And also a lot of others in this thread.

Oh, and I got booth's (3rd of 5), organically moody with great songs from Emiliana Torrini and Skye and others I didn't know, hooray!
posted by Glinn at 12:37 PM on August 3, 2011

I got lriG rorriM's second one DTMFA! and I was surprised and delighted by how it *ah-hem* mirrored my own taste. I also really liked the other two I've received but they were much more educational. Lots of stuff I've never heard before. Here's my cover. (I had to scan it as I deleted the Illustrator file. I didn't know there'd be a whole pool of them.)
posted by Toekneesan at 2:03 PM on August 3, 2011

Got my mixes out on Monday. It still surprises me how inexpensive it is to ship a CD around the world. Total postage bill (including a roll of packing tape) came out to $14 with one CD going to Canada and one to Australia.

Here's the cover, which lists the tracks.
posted by Cheesoning at 2:15 PM on August 3, 2011

Just got my second, although there may be more in the mailbox today. Devils Rancher, your mail guy sent them UPS.
posted by immlass at 2:30 PM on August 3, 2011

I hope carsonb got my mix cause I must post it now:

Check yer GRAR at the Door
1. Hold It In, Jukebox the Ghost
2. Little More Time, Zox
3. Mary's Market, God Help the Girl
4. Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand, Primitive Radio Gods
5. Mr. Pitiful, Matt Costa
6. We're All Light, XTC
7. The Calculation, Regina Spektor
8. Don't Let's Start, They Might Be Giants
9. Missed the Boat, Modest Mouse
10. No Time Flat, Kevin Devine
11. Fake Palindromes, Andrew Bird
12. Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here, Buffalo Tom
13. Such a Simple Plan, Math and Physics Club
14. Vanishing Girl, The Dukes of Stratosphear
15. Float On, Modest Mouse
16. Circles, Soul Coughing
17. It Must Be Love, Madness
18. Lost Weekend, Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
19. Janglin', Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Glinn insert/cover - sorry, big file. :o
posted by Glinn at 3:23 PM on August 3, 2011

Ha, my old band used to play Vanishing Girl! Love that song.
posted by Devils Rancher at 3:31 PM on August 3, 2011

after the moment - tracklist dl
claimants - tracklist dl
posted by naju at 5:21 PM on August 3, 2011 [1 favorite]

First time for me this year, and I've really enjoyed listening to a whole stack of music that might otherwise never have crossed my horizon. Much thanks to the others in my set, for those received and those on the way.

My mix was called Bluebird, a generally autumnal kind of affair.

1. Blue Bird - Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions
2. She Gives Me The Chills - Lucas Renney
3. Ivory Tower - Nobukazu Takemura
4. Precious Plans - Field Music
5. Sand River - Beth Gibbons
6. The Last Good Day Of The Year - Cousteau
7. Raindrops - Tindersticks
8. Gone Gone Gone - The Notwist
9. Afraid - Nico
10. Another Shitty Day - The Sneetches
11. Marguerita Red - King Creosote
12. If I Were - Vashti Bunyan
13. The Not Knowing - Tindersticks
14. Systems/Layers - Rachels
15. Rytm To Niesmiertelnosc II - Jacaszek
16. Written On The Sky - Max Richter
17. Temptation - James Yorkston
18. National Avenue (Sunday Afternoon) - Red Guitars
19. End Come Too Soon - Wild Beasts
20. Blue bird - Charles Bukowski
posted by reynir at 1:26 PM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]

I just got my second disk of 10 today! Also, I've totally started making new mixes already... by the next swap I'll probably have like a dozen already made. The "only songs with the letter Z in the title" mix is shaping up surprisingly well...
posted by showbiz_liz at 1:34 PM on August 4, 2011

I've got six of the expected fifteen.

I haven't heard from *anyone* that mine have arrived.

This is worrying.
posted by tzikeh at 4:10 PM on August 4, 2011

showbiz_liz -- I already have five playlists set up for the next five swaps. I sure hope the world doesn't end in 2012. :D
posted by tzikeh at 4:10 PM on August 4, 2011

tzikeh, I don't have yours yet, but that's true for most of the people in the swap set (I only have two so far.)
posted by SMPA at 5:18 PM on August 4, 2011

Right -- Out of the Lovely Fragrence Wafting group, I've gotten Gemmy's and Not On Display's, and....someone said they would be a little late.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:43 PM on August 4, 2011

Of the five other It Came Upon the Midnight Clears, I've gotten strangely stunted trees' mix. That's it so far!
posted by limeonaire at 6:17 PM on August 4, 2011

So the question remains: does USPS suck, do participants suck, or is it a giant suckfest?

(Don't answer that.)
posted by tzikeh at 6:59 PM on August 4, 2011

posted by Glinn at 7:05 PM on August 4, 2011

No worries tzikeh, I got a CD from ya! :)
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:15 PM on August 4, 2011

I've gotten three out of five -- narwhal bacon's showed up at least 2 weeks ago. Got imlass' on Tuesday, and it's great.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:29 PM on August 4, 2011

Really, limeonaire, I'm surprised you haven't got COD's yet - his came for me like a week ago. So far I've just got yours and his, though.

And since this is apparently a thing we're doing:

Themes include cult brainwashing and the impermanence of both pleasant and painful phenomena. There's a lot of culturally displaced music (Cambodian garage rock, French jazz, Japanese turntablism, Bollywood psychedelia etc.) but that's not really a theme, just kind of what I listen to. Also there is music from video games and anime but I'm just going to gloss over that lightly because it is essential when making a mix to pretend as if you are one of the cool kids.

this can't last forever

1. Sad Sad Kiddie - the pillows
2. Les amours perdues - Serge Gainsbourg
3. What About Tomorrow - DJ Krush ft. Abijah
4. Kidnapping an Heiress - Black Box Recorder
5. Shower Scene - Saint Etienne
6. Caballo Negro - Pérez Prado and his Orchestra
7. On This Rack - My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult
8. Thème de Liz - Alain Goraguer
9. Sweet Sixteen - Ros Sereysothea
10. Torukia - Yoko Kanno & Gabriela Robin
11. In The Heat of the Morning - David Bowie
12. Les flammes du mal - Passi
13. Utopia - Goldfrapp
14. Not Ready Yet - Eels
15. The Horror - RJD2
16. Deep Space 9mm - El-P
17. Dum Maro Dum - Asha Bhosle
18. Wake Up - Stéphane Picq
19. Festival / Mirie It Is / Sumer Is A-Cumen In - Paul Giovanni & Magnet

You should probably go ahead and watch the video for Dum Maro Dum, because it
posted by strangely stunted trees at 8:23 PM on August 4, 2011 [3 favorites]

Alright, finally mailed that....
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 9:26 PM on August 4, 2011

Glad mine made it out, apparently. I lost my mailbox key (doh!), so I have no idea which ones I've received - will be fixed tomorrow.

EmpressCallipygos, could you tell me if there was any lovely fragrance wafting from the envelope at all? I'm just dying to know if it worked!
posted by gemmy at 10:03 PM on August 4, 2011

Mine have been mailed and there's been sufficient time for my swapset to receive them, so here is the tracklist:

1. Leaf House by Animal Collective
2. Cabidela by Mombojo
3. Drume Negrita by Ry Cooder and Manuel Galban
4. Hoje Eu Quero Sair So by Lenine
5. Topanga Windows by Spirit
6. Comin Back by Gabor Szabo
7. (You Caught Me) Smilin’ by Sly & The Family Stone
8. Captain Of My Ship by Reparata And The Delrons
9. Black And White by The Upper Room (Taken from two or three cars parked under the stars' excellent summer 2009 mix.)
10. The Last High by The Dandy Warhols
11. Insinuation (Dust Brothers Remix) by Folk Implosion
12. It’s Not Meant to Be by Tame Impala (Taken from radiocontrolled's excellent winter 2011 mix.)
13. Flashing Lights Have Ended Now by Foxes In Fiction
14. All Night Long by South San Gabriel
15 Baby (1971) by Oz Mutantes

Cover art and dropbox download link available here.
posted by pasici at 6:09 AM on August 5, 2011

There are some damn impressive mixes in this thread!

I'm only 3/5 right now, but I'm particularly enjoying your disc, ChuraChura. I have practically no blues, and there's some really good stuff on there. I'll probably be buying some Crooked Still. I'll take care of your cover once I wrestle my scanner into submission, or else give up and use my camera.

I didn't keep a copy for myself, but I think my tracklist went like this:

What a Strange Dream
1. J-Walk: Soul Vibration
2. 9 Lazy 9: Poundstretcher
3. Depeche Mode: Useless (Kruder & Dorfmeister Remix)
4. Lemonjelly: A Man Like Me
5. Sangue da Cidade: Brilhar a Minha Estrela
6. Cymande: Bra
7. Desmond Dekker and the Aces: The Israelites
8. Alan Hawkshaw: Blue Note
9. The Gimmicks: Ya Ma Le
10. Conjunto Roberto Faz: Y Manana Me Caso Contigo
11. Joe Loss Concertium: Music to Drive By
12. Four80East: TKO
13. Barry Adamson: Something Wicked This Way Comes
14. Combustible Edison: Laura's Aura
15. Birdy Nam Nam: Abbesses
posted by heatvision at 7:40 AM on August 5, 2011 [1 favorite]

Captain Of My Ship by Reparata And The Delrons

So good. If you have a continued interest in Lorraine Mazzola get thee to some Lady Flash tracks immediately.
posted by mintcake! at 9:02 AM on August 5, 2011

could you tell me if there was any lovely fragrance wafting from the envelope at all?

Something wafted out of the envelope, but the bits and pieces that did were not discernably odiferous.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 10:45 AM on August 5, 2011

Hooray! I have CDs from EmpressCallipygos, Gemmy, and not_on_display. I have a bunch of errands to run later tonight and plan on loading up my iphone with sweet new musics to keep me company. Thank you, lovely fragrances!

I mailed mine a week ago, but there was a holiday here on Monday that probably delayed things. Fingers crossed that you all start getting them early next week.

(Gemmy, my foam insect stickers smelled faintly sweet and fruity when I shook them out of the envelope, and they still do! Awesome.)
posted by bewilderbeast at 11:01 AM on August 5, 2011

I'm sorry swapset, I really suck. Things have come up. But, I will be mailing my mix on Monday for sure. I'm putting together a Youtube playlist of my tracks presently, which I will email to you all if you're really itching to hear my songs while you wait. It will also be posted in this thread, but only after my swapmates have gotten their discs.
posted by Gordafarin at 12:26 PM on August 5, 2011

I got bewilderbeast's! That's 3!
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:23 PM on August 5, 2011

naju - the two versions of Big in Japan are spectacular. great choices of music.
posted by seawallrunner at 11:18 PM on August 5, 2011

Here's my cd cover:

Here's my tracklist:

01 Vul'indlela BRENDA FASSIE
02 Scenic World BEIRUT
03 Peach, Plum, Pear JOANNA NEWSOM
05 Seed DIMMER
06 I Know What You Think Of Me BARCELONA
07 Cloudburst At Shingle Street THOMAS DOLBY
08 Spaceman THE KILLERS
09 Neoprene So Tight HOLLAND
11 Hand Me Down Your Love HOT CHIP
12 French Grass HOLLAND
14 Techno Fan THE WOMBATS
15 High Pressure Days THE UNITS
17 Runs In The Family AMANDA PALMER
18 Babies PULP
19 Chocolate Makes You Happy XIU XIU
20 On Directing TEGAN & SARA
21 In Every Direction JUNIP
22 Let The Cool Goddess Rust Away CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH
23 Sometimes I Rhyme Slow NICE & SMOOTH
posted by chr1sb0y at 6:50 AM on August 6, 2011

People! More updates! Is there anyone who is still 0 for 5? If you are, and you have a passing interest in my mix, I shall send you a copy (just MeMail me).
posted by Glinn at 5:32 PM on August 6, 2011

(Ok I probably meant to say more than a passing interest.)
posted by Glinn at 5:33 PM on August 6, 2011

I have mine from EmpressCallipygos and not_on_display, both of which I listened to twice while fixing stuff at the office today. I had to skip over to my desk to check what that song was several times. Thanks so much, awesome music. I loved the rainbow theme that not_on_display used, and the writeup for the songs on Empress' mix. Looking forward to the others!
posted by gemmy at 6:46 PM on August 6, 2011

I posted off my swapset (one week late but I did email the group to let them know !)

So far I've only received 2 out the five discs I was expecting - what's a charitable amount to wait before notifying the organisor that the remaining discs probably aren't on their way?? :C

As a side note all my swaps took place in the country I reside in, and although I know things can ( and do) occasionally get lost in the official mail, it's not all THAT common. Plus domestic mail (even 2nd class) normally takes at most a two weeks to go from one end of the country to the other (it's a small country!)..

So thoughts on timescales before declaring someone a music moocher ??
posted by Faintdreams at 7:17 AM on August 7, 2011

This is my first swap, and I'm still waiting on two myself. It does seem like it's been a long time, but really the "official" must-send-by date was July 30, so it's only been one week. I was thinking of waiting until the end of August before calling out the mob.
posted by Glinn at 8:20 AM on August 7, 2011

I'm still 0 for 5. I'm not too worried about it yet, though - I'm convinced that my mail carrier takes a day or two off whenever she feels like it. What I am concerned about is that I'm also 0 for 5 on getting confirmation that my CDs arrived. (I took those straight to the post office, so my carrier isn't in the equation there.) I sent an email yesterday morning to ask, and no response as of yet.

to Faintdreams' question: I'm giving it one more week before I let carsonb know who should be excluded next time out. Two weeks is plenty of time, I think - I'd probably allow more time if I had really far-flung or rural swapmates, but that wasn't the case for me.
posted by deadmessenger at 10:18 AM on August 7, 2011

oh, and Glinn, you have memail...
posted by deadmessenger at 10:22 AM on August 7, 2011

Got it! Also, I'm curious how this swap is shaping up compared to previous swaps. Has the economy taken its toll on swap compliance this time around? Are folks more forgetful/remiss this time around, or does it always go this way?
posted by Glinn at 10:44 AM on August 7, 2011

I'd give it a full month based on the March swap, although people seem generally more on top of things this time.
posted by maryr at 12:05 PM on August 7, 2011

I've received 2 swaps so far, but to be fair, I haven't checked the mail in a few days. :)

Spotify link to my playlist...Staring into the Sun.

1 - Stereolab - Tomorrow is Already Here
2 - Sleepy Sun - Golden Artifact
3 - Hush Arbors - Rue Hollow
4 - John Prine - Paradise
5 - Pink Mountaintops - Holiday
6 - Honey is Cool - Nach Heart
7 - Arcade Fire - Vampire Forest Fire
8 - King Tuff - Sun Medallion
9 - Ween - Now I'm Freaking Out
10 - Dig Shovel Dig - Cowboy Dub
11 - Neutral Milk Hotel - Untitled
12 - Cornershop - Topknot
13 - Beastie Boys - Time for Livin'
14 - Bad Brains - Pay to Cum
15 - Minutemen - Felt Like a Gringo
16 - Sinead O'Connor - Black Boys on Mopeds
17 - Eux Autres - Other Girls
18 - Ida Maria - Oh My God
19 - Roxy Music - 2HB
20 - Traffic Sounds - White Deal/Poco/Big Deal
21 - Sun Ra - Untitled (version on CD is from a Tokyo concert in 1980 and may be mistitled as Limehouse Blues)
posted by schyler523 at 3:14 PM on August 7, 2011 [1 favorite]

Yay - heatvision, I'm glad you liked it! I had a lot of fun going through my music.

Here's my mix, Professional Blue Background (though these may not be the version I put on the mix):

1. Clap Your Hands - Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
2. The Energy Blues - Biz Markie (this was on an album of Schoolhouse Rock that gave the world Skee-lo singing "Mr. Morton is the subject of my sentence, and what the predicate says, he does."
3. I Got Mine - The Black Keys
4. Back Door Man - Howlin' Wolf
5. I'm A Man - Muddy Waters and Bo Didley
6. I'm A Woman - Kim Massie
7. I Got What It Takes - Koko Taylor
8. Come On In My Kitchen - Crooked Still
9. Dancing With Tears In My Eyes - Alvin Youngblood Hart
10. My Babe - Little Walter
11. I Got A Song - Ray Charles, Bert and Ernie
12. Who's Gonna Save My Soul? - Gnarls Barkley
13. No More, My Land - Prison Blues of the South
14. Backlash Blues - Nina Simone
15. Damn Right, I've Got The Blues - Buddy Guy
16. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer - John Lee Hooker
17. Spoonful - Howlin' Wolf
18. Save Me - Seasick Steve
19. You Shook Me - Muddy Waters
20. Wade In The Water - Big Mama Thornton
21. Death Came A-Knockin' - Ruthie Foster
22. None Of Us Are Free - Solomon Burke
23. In The Morning - Nina Simone
posted by ChuraChura at 5:43 AM on August 8, 2011 [1 favorite]

Due to a real messy week and no shortage of sloth on my part, I just got my mix in the mail. Past Three o'Clocks, expect your CDs soon. I sent you all an email as well. Again, I'm sorry for the delay. Hope you enjoy it.

Track List:
01 大友良英 山下毅雄 - スーパージェッター
02 Cannabis India - Hand of the King
03 Celestine Ukwu and His Philosophers - Ife Si Na Chi
04 Polish Intel(?) Numbers Station - Oblique
05 Dawnbringer - So Much for Sleep
06 Altyrone Deno Brown - Sweet Pea
07 A A Bondy - Killed Myself When I Was Young
08 Black Joe Lewis - Cousin Randy
09 Geraldo Pino and The Heartbeats - Man Pass Man, Iron De Cut Iron
10 Prince Buster - Shaking Up Orange Street
11 Sugar Pie DeSanto - She's Got Everything
12 Jay Reatard - I'm Watching You
13 Moneybrother - My Lil' Girl's Straight From Heaven
14 The Revelations ft. Tre Williams - How Do I Tell Him
15 Explosions in the Sky - Trembling Hands
16 Sly and the Revolutionaries with Jah Thomas - Lambsbread
17 Wendy Rene - After Laughter (Comes Tears)
18 Exuma - Exuma, the Obeah Man
19 Z. Z. Hill - It's a Hang-Up Baby
20 Paul Stanley -“Cool!”
21 Wallace Brothers - Lover's Prayer
22 60 Ft. Dolls - Pretty Little Thing

posted by Ice Cream Socialist at 11:29 AM on August 8, 2011

Oh, also, I received your mix the other day, deadmessenger, and I've been enjoying it a lot. Thanks!
posted by Ice Cream Socialist at 11:33 AM on August 8, 2011

Got my mixes out on Monday. It still surprises me how inexpensive it is to ship a CD around the world. Total postage bill (including a roll of packing tape) came out to $14 with one CD going to Canada and one to Australia.

Yeah, mine was only 21$ and they were all crossing borders - 4 to the US and 1 to Scotland, plus I bought the padded envelopes there too. I kind of wondered if she forgot to charge me for those (although I even reminded her before paying).

Anyways, two more arrived today, so I'm 4 for 5. If the last one can get here before Friday I'll be totally set for my road trip this weekend!
posted by mannequito at 4:15 PM on August 8, 2011

Got carsonb's mix in the mail today! O rapture!
posted by tzikeh at 8:26 PM on August 8, 2011

*taps fingertips together*

Eeeeeeeeexxxcellet! Everything is proceeding according to plan. Now LOVE IT, tzikeh. LOVE IT LIKE A MIX YOU LOVE! Mua— Muah-ha— Mmmmuahh— MUAHAHAHAHAHAHHHHH!
posted by carsonb at 8:49 PM on August 8, 2011

2 for 5 so far. The other 3 have emailed to say they'll be late, so we'll see if they remember to follow through.

I've had disks from dryad and The Ardship of Cambry fso far, and I enjoyed both of them very much, so it's a good start.
posted by salmacis at 8:19 AM on August 9, 2011

I'm 4 for 5 now.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:21 AM on August 9, 2011

I received Devil Ranchers sometime between coming home last night and this morning (it was on my doorstep), so that makes me 3 for 5 now. I'm really looking forward to rocking out tonight.
posted by narwhal bacon at 10:04 AM on August 9, 2011

I'm 3/5 (Devils Rancher, narwhal bacon, ibfrog) and I know one from my swapset is coming across the Pacific. I'm hoping the (next-to) last one arrives in time for my road trip.
posted by immlass at 10:36 AM on August 9, 2011

I'm 4/5 and the remaining person has emailed to say they will be late. I am not quite sure which mix was sent by which member though, as only two of them had names attached, so I am guessing the other two by a process of elimination. I hope people got mine - I'd hate to be branded a moocher before anyone in the group actually checked to see if I had posted them (which I did ages ago). Not sure what the etiquette is here (this if my first time with this) - are we supposed to email each other to confirm receiving the mixes?
posted by maybeandroid at 10:43 AM on August 9, 2011

I was almost a week late sending mine to the Lovely Fragrance Wafting group. They went out last week. I hope they make it soon. I am enjoying 4/5 of the discs that I have received. Thanks guys!

Mine was (summertime is when...) Pop Rocks!
1. The Angel Made Me Do It (Demo) / Andy Sturmer
2. Thirteen / Big Star
3. I Won't Go Hollywood / Bleu
4. Deathbed / IKE
5. Boy Or A Girl / Imperial Drag
6. They Put Her In The Movies / Jason Falkner
7. A Whole New Country / Linus of Hollywood
8. Paid for Loving / Love Jones
9. Bartender Angel / Mavis
10. April's Fool / The Merrymakers
11. I'm In Awe / The Mommyheads
12. Poodleman / Optiganally Yours
13. Hey Now Girl / Phantom Planet
14. Love So Pure / Puffy AmiYumi
15. Too Late For Us Now / Roger Joseph Manning, Jr.
16. I'm a Terrible Person / Rooney
17. Zero Zero Zero! / Sam Phillips
18. Hello / Sugarbomb
19. The Bright Side / Summercamp
20. I'm Expanding My Mind / Superdrag
21. Kind Of A Girl / Tinted Windows
22. When Girls Collide / Tiny Volcano
posted by nimsey lou at 7:06 PM on August 9, 2011

Mailed my mix last week. Turned out I didn't have a single female singer in the lot (a first for me, I think), so I called it 'Boy's Night Out'. I was going for a 'Little Stevens Underground Garage' vibe -- some garage rock, punk, power pop, etc., mostly mid-70s to mid-80s stuff.

Tried to do a Spotify playlist, 10 of the 24 tracks were not available -- do I win the 'Most Obscure Tracks' award? MeMail me if you'd like a download link.

1 Willie Alexander and the Boom Boom Band - Radio Heart
2 The Pretty Things - Come See Me
3 The Hives - Two-Timing Touch And Broken Bones
4 The Romantics - A Night Like This
5 Lee Clayton - Back Home In Tennessee
6 Nils Lofgren - If I Say It, It’s So
7 Procol Harum - Piggy Pig Pig
8 The Black Keys - Strange Times
9 The Rainmakers - Let My People Go-Go
10 Hoodoo Gurus - I Want You Back
11 Mink Deville - Just Your Friends
12 Elvis Costello & The Attractions - 5ive Gears in Reverse
13 Howlin’ Wolf - Forty Four
14 Link Wray - Switchblade
15 Bob Seger - Tales of Lucy Blue
16 The Heavy - How You Like Me Now
17 David Johansen - Not That Much
18 Eddie & The Hot Rods - Telephone Girl
19 The Faces - Flying [Live]
20 Mott the Hoople - You Really Got Me
21 The Clash - Deny
22 The Jam - Non Stop Dancing
23 The Del Fuegos - Don’t Run Wild
24 Tom Robinson Band - 2-4-6-8 Motorway
posted by Bron at 7:30 PM on August 9, 2011 [2 favorites]

nimsey lou, you've heard that Bellybutton and Spilt Milk are getting re-released on colored vinyl in September, no?

I love that Merrymakers record.
posted by mintcake! at 11:08 PM on August 9, 2011

Mintcake!, I had not heard. THANKS! I have the boxset. So, I wasn't expecting anything else ever.
posted by nimsey lou at 5:38 AM on August 10, 2011

I'm pretty sure I have received 4/5 of "Holly and the Ivys", and the 5th sent an email requesting patience, so I think we're all good in our set. Well, that is if everyone got mine.
posted by Nabubrush at 7:35 AM on August 10, 2011

5/5, just got the last one! Way quicker than I expected, given that I'm in Europe and everybody else in my swapset is overseas.
posted by cerbous at 8:00 AM on August 10, 2011

All of Mine went out last Saturday - first class, unsure who has received what yet, but everyone *should* have received em.

My theme was "Music that makes me Happy". Simple and to the point. Playlist below:

1. Up On the Roof - Blue Man Group
2. Tom's Diner (DNA Remix) - DNA Feat. Suzanne Vega
3. Again and Again - The Bird and the Bee
4. The Lovecats - The Cure
5. I Hate Everyone - Get, Set, go
6. Blister In the Sun - Violent Femmes
7. Propanes Nightmares - Pendulum
8. History Repeating - Propellerheads
9. Ladies and Gentleman - Saliva
10. Up - The Saturdays
11. White No Sugar - Clint Boon Experience
12. Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen) - Baz Luhrmann
13. Mr Bluesky - ELO
14. Rockit - Herbie Hancock
15. The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
16. My Sharona - The Knack
17. Drop Dead Gorgeous - Republica
18. I want Candy - Bow Wow Wow
19. Truly, Madly, Deeply - Skanga
posted by Faintdreams at 8:19 AM on August 10, 2011 [1 favorite]

Ha! Mr Blue Sky. Always reminds me of that Dr. Who episode (David Tennant one).

I'm still 3/5 with no word from the missing While The Shepherds Watched Their Flocks peeps. : /
(Also I accidentally deleted the email so I only remember who one of the two is. Not naming names yet, though!)
posted by Glinn at 8:40 AM on August 10, 2011

I'm still 1/5. : /
posted by limeonaire at 4:03 PM on August 10, 2011

I assume you got mine limonaire? I'm 2/5, but I think I saw something in this thread from our Aussie participant that said his was on the way. I assume that make take a few weeks.

By the way, nice job showing off by sending a double disc mix ;) When I first opened it, I thought, oh shit, somebody is getting an empty CD case. Then I realized.
posted by COD at 4:08 PM on August 10, 2011 [1 favorite]

Nope, I haven't yet gotten yours, COD. The only one I got so far was from strangely stunted trees. I'm wondering if my regular mail carrier is on vacation...

And you did get both discs, right? Heh. I tried to be as methodical about it as possible!
posted by limeonaire at 8:36 PM on August 10, 2011

The other one I received is from Strangely Stunted Trees too - although since he is 60 miles from me and I got it the day after I mailed mine, we almost certainly mailed on the same day. First Class Mail should have made it to you by now.
posted by COD at 5:25 AM on August 11, 2011

Eh, my branch of the post office is not the best. I once sold someone in Australia something and sent it out through that post office, and it never got there. I once attempted to send an important package to Poland from there via 2nd-Day Air and it made it to France before being returned because the manager never asked me to fill out the right form; it definitely didn't make it to Poland in two days. (I send my swap CDs—and most anything else, really—out through a different post office, esp. considering that in this case, one needed to make it to Australia.) Often the post office requires me to come in and sign to pick up things that it could've easily left in my locked mailbox (usually packages from China get that treatment, but it happens with domestic ones sometimes, too). It doesn't do well with anything other than basic letters and junk mail.

Granted, I got all of my swaps in the first MeFiSwap this year. So it may just be that my carrier is on vacation. He's good, but his replacements usually are not.
posted by limeonaire at 5:42 AM on August 11, 2011

Has the punishment for non-compliance been set?!
posted by Glinn at 9:01 AM on August 11, 2011

Yes, Justin Beiber CDs are on standby
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:54 AM on August 11, 2011

10 out of 15 received so far!

I got a MeMail telling me that mine hasn't arrived yet.

Frankly? Someone could have stolen them.

I hate the Chicago postal service.

If they don't arrive soon, I'll post them to my dropbox. I don't like the idea of making it all available for everyone, but if it inspires people to buy some of some of the artists' music, I'll justify it this once.
posted by tzikeh at 2:31 PM on August 11, 2011

Got #5 yesterday, with some lovely attendant details. Everyone in my swapset (catwash, herbplarfegan, thecoug, god hates math, and mahershalal) put together beautifully artistic packages and mellifluous mixes. Mine was . . . well, let's call it streamlined, or even austere if we must. I hope the music suits, at least.
posted by Nabubrush at 9:12 AM on August 12, 2011

I am 4/5 now and have only really started listening to the first two I've gotten (I usually like to absorb new music as much as possible) but I've already randomly gotten songs from them stuck in my head. You know it's good tunes, then. :)

Thanks, carsonb, for all of your hard work putting this together!
posted by jillithd at 1:55 PM on August 12, 2011

Funny thing? The second mix I've actually gotten is His thoughts were red thoughts' mix from Australia. (Which looks awesome—and as you can tell if you've gotten my CDs yet, no, I would never—could never—begrudge you two Crowded House covers!) Weird how the mail works sometimes.
posted by limeonaire at 2:50 PM on August 12, 2011

I sent mine out on Wednesday, so they should be hitting mailboxes. I had more ambition for this than I had time, and it's not quite what I was aiming for, but hey— hopefully it's listenable. I'd thought after the last mix I wanted to do oldies next, either 70s or 80s. It ended up being mostly 80s, with songs ranging from '79 to '89. I had initially thought of doing an all synth-heavy mix, but changed my mind; I did put some heavy sax tracks in for any of the haters from the epic sax thread. There's so much I didn't include but wanted to, I tried to keep them tonally somewhat consistent but could have done a better job with the flow of things sometimes.
I have really enjoyed listening to the mixes I've received, it's always a blast to put a new one in the player and see what someone's come up with, and I always hear something new that I enjoy. That's what it's all about. So thanks to my fellow swappers and to carsonb for organizing this again! As a matter of fact, I think I'll send them all emails and tell them the same right now...
posted by Red Loop at 3:46 AM on August 13, 2011

I'm at 3/5...two which haven't worked in my car CD player, one which I haven't even tried in my car. I received mixes from geneva uswazi, divide_by_cucumber, and garrett--no others from the Fum Fum Fums.
posted by litnerd at 10:51 AM on August 13, 2011

Currently at 3/10, but with a couple of "hey, they're going out soon" e-mails. The three I've listened to are totally cool.
posted by mintcake! at 8:29 PM on August 14, 2011

I'm 2/5, which is understandable.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 9:15 PM on August 14, 2011

Red Loop, I got yours over the weekend (along with my Duran Duran tickets). Looking forward to listening to some 80s magic.
posted by immlass at 9:13 AM on August 15, 2011

Just came back from my mailbox, and lo and behold, I have not only one, but TWO CDs! Ice Cream Socialist and Glinn, thanks so much! That makes me 1 for 5, plus Glinn who so graciously offered to send me one of hers, so I guess that's 2 for 6. Looking forward to listening to them later tonight!
posted by deadmessenger at 11:15 AM on August 15, 2011

HOORAY! (still waiting on two. no word...)
posted by Glinn at 4:17 PM on August 15, 2011

I got Lovecraft in Brooklyn's yesterday, so I'm 4 for 5 and the 5th is tzikeh's, which seems to have been eaten by the post office.
posted by hoyland at 6:42 AM on August 16, 2011 [1 favorite]

I've received all of my mixes from the babes in toylands. Thanks everyone!
posted by codacorolla at 7:05 AM on August 16, 2011

0/5 :(
posted by at 11:20 AM on August 16, 2011

I have 4/5 now, which is better than all the previous swaps I've been part of. And all disks were great, and introduced me to new artists or to new sides of artists I thought I knew. Thanks to the Fragrance Waftings!
posted by gemmy at 2:31 PM on August 16, 2011

I have 4/5 now, which is better than all the previous swaps I've been part of

So in past swaps did people eventually receive disks from the stragglers or did people really completely weasel out after getting loot? I understand there could be a million perfectly good reasons why, but it seems rather more widespread than I would have expected.
posted by Glinn at 7:53 PM on August 16, 2011

I'm 2/5 right now. The ones I've received so far have been lovely. Thanks, bkeaggy and naturallog!

I have hope that I'll be 5/5 eventually, and here's why: I had completely forgotten about a missing CD from one of my swapsets last go round. Three or so months after the swap had commenced, I got a strange package in the mail. Lo, it was a belated mix CD! I think MeFiSwappers are generally good about sending CDs out--even if circumstances dictate that they arrive several months late. :)

I sent my CDs out a while back, and I hope at least someone has received their copy.

My mix is called "Personal Interval," and its name is entirely convoluted. Basically, I created a mix with songs from all over the world. I tried to find a common thread between them. The only thing I could think of was that they were proof that to make awesome music is human. In Japanese, the kanji for "human" (人間) mean "person" and "interval." After working a bit of adjectival magic, "Personal Interval" came to be.

posted by ElectricBlue at 8:37 PM on August 16, 2011

4/5, just got Lovecraft in Brooklyn's mix today...
posted by schyler523 at 10:29 PM on August 16, 2011 [1 favorite]

So in past swaps did people eventually receive disks from the stragglers or did people really completely weasel out after getting loot?

heh. The last mix from my swapset last summer arrived months late. I came back inside, put it in the cd player, started listening, and went on Metafilter only to see carson's announcement of the winter swap.
posted by mannequito at 10:58 PM on August 16, 2011

Here's (most of) my untitled mix:

01. El-P & The Blue Series Continuum - Please Stay (Yesterday)
Nice little bookends for the mix that helped evoke the gently exploratory mishmash mood I was going for. Er, or wound up with...

02. CocoRosie - Hopscotch
Many of the tracks on this mix are from albums I picked up over the past 6 months or so at my new favorite used CD store, Freakbeat Records. Some of those CDs were recent releases from old favorites, like this one. The cover of the album (on the video there, I believe) is totally cheesy and weird, looking more like something a bootlegger would put together than the output of an established group like CocoRosie. This track has a great lilt to it, and simultaneously kicks out the jams.

03. tUnE-yArDs - KILLA
Makes me happy. Curses a bit, so beware!

04. Four-Tet - Turtle Turtle Up *
I spent a lot of time with Four Tet recently, and found that I actually owned an album of theirs that I hadn't ever listened to! So this is from Everything Ecstatic, which I highly recommend. The instrumentals on this mix come about every two tracks. It's sort of radio-set format, with a couple of songs paired up together followed by a palette-cleanser instrumental. Sort of. Anyway, I've been on a weird electronica kick lately, ever since picking up Sam Prekop's most recent album (see below) and asking AskMe for recommendations of similar music. That's where the renewed interest in Four-Tet came from, and also stuff like the Nuno Canavarro track below.

05. Bantam Rooster - Dirt Preacher
A gift track received on a mix of local Michigander bands from klangklangston sometime last year. These guys rock so hard, moreso knowing they're just a guitar & drums outfit.

06. Future Islands - Long Flight
Another act picked up at Freakbeat, but this time I used my other album-acquisition technique and got it strictly based on the cover art. I was very pleasantly surprised to find I enjoyed the music inside even more than I did the outside.

07. Hauschka - Tanzbien (Not readily available, so here's a live improvisation at NPR)
Hauschka is a one-man-band that performs on what he calls a "prepared piano". From what I can see he basically puts...stuff... on the innards of a piano, and records the sounds they make when he plays the piano. The result is often gorgeous. This album is apparently more of a departure from the usual 'neo-classical' designation Hauschka enjoys, trending more towards dancey song constructions.

08. Lightspeed Champion - There's Nothing Underwater
Another cover-based Freakbeat acquisition, I wasn't as enamored of the music on this album, but every time I thought about taking this track off I found myself singing it in my head. For all it's cheese and pomp, this is a serious earworm. Beware!

09. Sam Prekop - Brambles
(Not readily available, so here's another track from the same album called The Silhouettes.)
This album kind of blew my mind. I bought it (at Freakbeat, yay!) because I've really enjoyed the samey, gently jazzy AAA adult pop sensibilities of Sam Prekop throughout his solo career and work with The Sea & Cake and was expecting more of the same. Instead the whole album is a very precisely constructed amalgam of beeps, blurps, whizzings, and whirrings, which came as quite a shock. Listening to the first track I thought it might take him a while to settle into a groove. By the fourth track (the one on this album) I'd concluded that my disc was defective. But no! It was merely a different direction for Prekop's sound, or perhaps a following-to-logical-conclusions of a direction he'd incorporated and worked with in the past, but had never featured. Anyway, the album has really grown on me since that first disorienting listen, and I hope that the same is possible for others who hear these tracks. (Honestly, The Silhouettes is easily the most listenable of the tracks on Old Punch Card, while Brambles is, er, not as much so at first.)

10. The Beatles - Got to Get You Into My Life
OK, so I pretty much put this track on here as an apology for Brambles. Easy pop sing-a-long! (Sure!)

11. The Antlers - No Widows
OK, so I pretty much put this track on here as an apology for The Beatles. Odd pop sing-a-long! (Sure!)

12. Bill Callahan - Riding For The Feeling
Another album I bought for the cover from Freakbeat, and also because I like Bill Callahan. His voice is so awesome, and his songs are so awesome too. His music videos? Less so. LOL

13. Nuno Canavarro - #6
Apparently Canavarro's Plux Quba was a big influence on Prekop while making Old Punch Card. I can see why! This little ditty is a bit sad, and helps me wind the mix down a bit. A gentle little transition into the last set of non-instrumentals.

14. Thao & Mirah - Teeth
I like Thao! I like Mirah! I loved that tUnE-yArDs album! So when I saw all three of them on the packaging of this one, I had to have it. This is my favorite track from the lot, but they're all good. Plus, you know, handclaps!

15. Akron/Family - Dylan Pt. 2
An oldie but a track I really enjoy belting out. A good fit for the end of this mix. A relevant question, as well.

16. El-P & The Blue Series Continuum - Please Leave (Yesterday)
Bookend! Now with less studio chatter!"

Hope you dig it.
And here, again, is the cover for the mix. Those squares are kufic writing. The one on the left is the Throne Verse, and I believe the one on the right is a list of Mohammed's ten closest disciples/followers. No deeper meaning to them in the context of this mix, I just thought they were incredibly cool design elements.

Huge thanks to everyone who sent me a mix. I've thoroughly enjoyed everything I've heard so far, and am dying to hear the rest ASAP. Good times, good people, good tunes. 'S what it's all about!
posted by carsonb at 5:02 PM on August 17, 2011

Has the economy taken its toll on swap compliance this time around?

well, Glinn, since you ask: yes.

yes it has. sadly, i am one of the long-term unemployed -- currently homeless, couchsurfing, living off foodstamps and about $50 a month. not to be all grar or anything, but it really kinda bums my high to see posts about calling out and/or punishing people for being late. so... i really hope you are bein' tongue in cheek about it.

i had my mix and cover art done by the third week of july; had enough money on hand by first week of august to buy the CDs and cases; and just got a few bucks together today so i can finally send my Deck the Halls group their mix. being able to focus on something creative has been a nice distraction from the less-fun stuff. and i did email my group to let 'em know there would be a lag.

i've gotten 2/5: one from jet_silver, and a double CD (!) from finisterre, all the way from london. i was holding out and wasn't gonna listen until i got mine into the mail, but i could resist - had to give 'em a spin this past week. LOVE 'EM! thanks so much!

finisterre, i hope the riots didn't cause you any trouble. and jet_silver - your cover art is subtly similar to mine! cool coincidence.

i am sure the other 3 in my group will follow through, when they can. i didn't join up in this swap in order to "get" anything. i did it for the fun of making the mix. even so, it has been fantastic having new, interesting music to play. and it was really exciting to get mail! made me feel grounded, during a time of transience.

i gonna wait a bit, in hopes that (at least) the US folks can get their CDs, before i post my playlist. but i'll do it before this thread closes. it's a fun one.
posted by lapolla at 2:02 AM on August 19, 2011

Ah lapolla, no, I totally understand there are good reasons like yours. Although I am surprised so many people are reporting more than one missing swap, I am mostly surprised (in my case, at least) not to have heard a peep from either of the tardy members. I think it's pretty cool one might show up a couple months down the road as a few folks reported happened in the past.

Also, lapolla, if you have any interest in mine, I'd be happy to send you one! While I haven't heard from all the folks I sent it to, a couple said it made them happy, so if you think it might interest you, MeMail an address where you can get it. No strings!
posted by Glinn at 5:33 AM on August 19, 2011 [1 favorite]

I'm 4/5 now.

maryr and churachura, your artwork has been added to the flickr pool at last.
posted by heatvision at 8:58 AM on August 19, 2011

I'm also still only 4/5, but I'm assuming that that's because the fifth is coming from australia and was thus going to take a while.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:05 AM on August 19, 2011

CDs went out this morning. US folks should get theirs by tuesday; London and Toronto may take a little longer.

thanks forthe lovely offer, Glinn! i think i oughta take you up on it ;-)
posted by lapolla at 6:55 PM on August 20, 2011

I'm 4 for 5, but the last person sent out an "I'll be late" e-mail. And the first four are totally awesome.

I put together a high concept mix (with a Latin title, even!) exploring the various ways familiar English songs can be performed in a foreign language:

1. Wasis Diop covering the Talking Heads' Once In A Lifetime, in Wolof.
2. Blondie doing Call Me in Spanish .
3. Jimmy Ruffin rerecording What Becomes of the Brokenhearted in Italian.
4. Claude François singing Comme D'Habitude in the original French (later translated [by Paul Anka!] in English as My Way).
5. Dengue Fever covering Joni Mitchell's Both Sides Now in Khmer.
6. Petula Clark singing Dan Les Temps, a version of Downtown in French.
7. The Beatles doing Sie Leibt Dich, She Loves You in German.
8. Rachid Taha translating the Clash's Rock The Casbah into Arabic.
9. Plastic Bertrand singing (Milli Vanilli style) the original French-ish version of Ça Plane Pour Moi, equally well known as the English version, Jet Boy Jet Girl.
10. Solomon Linda and the Evening Birds doing Mbube in isiZulu, later stolen in English as The Lion Sleeps Tonight.
11. Horst Winter singing Un Jetzt ist es Still, which was done in English contemporaneously as Blow A Fuse by Betty Hutton and more recently as It's Oh So Quiet by Björk.
12. The Supremes singing You Can't Hurry Love in Italian.
13. The Police performing De Do Do Do De Da Da Da in Japanese.
14. Faye Wong singing the Cranberries' Dreams in Cantonese.
15. The Four Tops singing Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch in Italian. (Can't find it - here's Reach Out (I'll Be There))
16. Lotte Lenya singing the Moritat Vom Mackie Messer, the German origin of Mack The Knife (link is a different version).
17. Umberto Tozzi singing the original Italian version of Gloria, redone in English by Laura Branigan.
18. The Temptations singing My Girl in Italian. (I didn't like the bass on the German version).
19. David Bowie doing Heroes in German.
20. Something called Joousama Monogatari, a totally awesome Queen medley in Japanese.

And because I was late, and because my main mix was a little high-concept and won't be to everybody's taste, I threw in a bonus mix, with almost no specific theme, named after my Progress Quest character class, the Demicanadian Bastard Lunatic. Because of the title, half of the songs are Canadian.
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 12:04 AM on August 21, 2011 [3 favorites]

3/5, which is pretty disappointing. The other 2 have emailed to say they'll be late, so I'll see if they follow through.

Would it be possible to hold a future swap purely for people who have swapped before?
posted by salmacis at 8:18 AM on August 22, 2011

Would it be possible to hold a future swap purely for people who have swapped before?

I don't quite know what you mean by that, salmacis. People who don't send out mixes to their swapmates aren't invited to swap again, ever, as stated in the guidelines. All other MeFites, whether they've participated in the past or not, are welcome to participate.

3/5, which is pretty disappointing.

Those 3 swapmates who did send you mixes will be pleased to find you remain disappointed, I am sure. Try to find the silver lining, is all I'm saying. Look on the bright side. You know. *whistles*
posted by carsonb at 4:17 PM on August 22, 2011

I got all five of mine! The fifth arrived today. Now I have to rescue the other 4 from the car where the CD player has decided not to give up the CD it's holding hostage (not a swap CD, fortunately). Thanks, guys!
posted by immlass at 5:26 PM on August 22, 2011

Oh, yeah -- this is the Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabellas' mix:

Youtube Playlist

It's called UFO. It started out with the vague theme of the sky and astral bodies, but I also added in some other songs that don't fit with the theme so, eh.

1. Mono Puff - To Serve Mankind^#
2. مهرنوش - چشمات (Mehrnoosh - Cheshmat)1
3. Dido - Us 2 Little Gods
4. La Oreja de Van Gogh - La Estrella y la Luna2
5. Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch - I'll Fly Away3
6. Mumford & Sons - Timshel
7. Само - Бишнав аз Най (Samo - Bishnav az Nay)^4
8. Yuki Kajiura - Sis Puella Magica!#5
9. Chauntelle DuPree - Walking in the Air*
10. 20GOTO10 - In Heaven*^
11. Steve Burns - Troposphere6
12. Freezepop - Starlight
13. Richard O'Brien - Rocky Horror Radio Commercial #3
14. The Rocky Horror Show Original Roxy Cast - Superheroes
15. They Might Be Giants - See the Constellation
16. Jonathan Coulton - I'm Your Moon
17. Ella Fitzgerald - Night and Day*
18. La Quinta Estación - El Sol no Regresa2

^ These songs weren't on Youtube, so I uploaded them.
* Cover.
# Instrumental.
1 Persian.
2 Spanish.
3 From the 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' soundtrack.
4 Tajik.
5 From the Puella Magi Madoka Magica soundtrack.
6 Of Blue's Clues fame.
posted by Gordafarin at 5:41 AM on August 23, 2011

As of last night, I am 5/5 whuch means that The Seven Joys Of Marys had 100% compliance. Because we are clearly AWESOME. Although, technically, I am still lacking two joys.
posted by maryr at 7:20 AM on August 23, 2011

Yeah, but this is a really good pina colada.
posted by heatvision at 8:19 AM on August 23, 2011

Had the last "Seven Marys" mix come with a pina colada, I would have been... perplexed. Perplexed but relaxed.
posted by Turkey Glue at 10:38 AM on August 23, 2011

As of yesterday, I'm 4/5. Many thanks to dryad, salmacis, so_gracefully, and burnmp3s for all the awesomeness. Hopefully Prince of Cups will follow shortly.
My playlist is called "Sakura in July" because I needed an excuse to use my cherry blossom confetti. The theme is stuff that I'm into and/or was discussed on MeFi.

1) The Pillows: "Limp Tomorrow"
2) Vitamin String Quartet: "Bad Romance"
3) Weird Al Yankovic: "CNR"
4) The Fleet Foxes: "Helplessness Blues"
5) Rome: "Wir Goetter Der Stadt"
6) PJ Harvey: 'The Glorious Land"
7) Sol Invictus: "The Bad Luck Bird"
8) KMFDM: "Death and Burial of C.R."
9) Einstuerzende Neubauten: "Youme and Meyou"
10) Lavapalooza: "Clint Eastwood"
11) Celldweller: "So Long Sentiment"
12) Daft Punk: "The Grid (Crystal Method Remix)"
13) Galt Aureus: "I Want to Believe"
14) Within Temptation: "Sinead"
15) Ladytron: "Little Black Angel"
posted by The Ardship of Cambry at 7:20 PM on August 23, 2011 [1 favorite]

Those 3 swapmates who did send you mixes will be pleased to find you remain disappointed, I am sure. Try to find the silver lining, is all I'm saying. Look on the bright side. You know. *whistles*
Sorry, i didn't mean it to sound like that. The 3 I've listened to so far have been great, and I've emailed my list to thank them. And a fourth arrived yesterday! I meant it was disappointing that people would sign up to this and not follow through.
posted by salmacis at 11:39 PM on August 23, 2011

Still 1/5 sadly, although it's possible that the others are somewhere over the Pacific. mintcake!'s CD is excellent, though, so it was all worthwhile. Without it I never would have guessed Tubular Bells could sound so good.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 6:54 AM on August 24, 2011

Final report: all The Pluguşoruls CDs arrived, every mix as awesome as the next. Thanks to everyone in my awesome group for the great music!

See everyone at the next swap!
posted by narwhal bacon at 7:42 PM on August 24, 2011

What Child Is This?: (2/5) Two of the truant three have promised late shipments. No word from the Aussie.

I Saw Three Ships (Come Sailing In): (3/5) No word.

I'm not complaining, though. I'm choosing to focus on minutes of original music exchanged (80 given to 400 received) instead of CDs exchanged (10 given to 5 received). By the former measure, I'm a happy camper. By the latter, I'm a bitter critter.

Btw... let's hold a MetaTalk contest for group names next swap. The suggestion that receives the most favorites wins. What say ye, carsonb?
posted by troll at 2:12 AM on August 25, 2011

Well, ask and ye shall receive. Just got Prince of Cups' mix. So I'm 5/5 now. Huzzah team M.D.Y.K.!
posted by The Ardship of Cambry at 7:48 PM on August 25, 2011

Excellent! In that case I should get it in a week or two. Then I, too, will be 5 for 5 and I will be disappointed no longer. ;-)
posted by salmacis at 7:13 AM on August 26, 2011

3/5 with no word, despite a carefully worded email to my team inquiring as to whether anyone else had gotten either of the other mixes. They hadn't. O_o
posted by Glinn at 7:24 AM on August 26, 2011

i'm still 2/5 from DECK THE HALLS but finisterre sent be a double so... bonus! and i got a special swap from Glinn that i love - thanks Glinn! your's is on the way. if you haven't got it yet, don't look at the playlist below, which i am posting now, as all my US folks should have received their CDs. i haven't heard back from anyone in private email, so i am hoping the intl ones have also reached their destination. if not, spoilers ahead!

theme: while i totally understand that the group names need not dictate mix theme in any way, i really looked to the rubric for inspiration. however, when i got "deck the halls"... i admit, i was nonplussed. for a short while. BUT THEN... i got it.

FALA Secos and Molhados
LA LA The Residents
LA LA LA LA LA Stevie Wonder
FA LA LA Vic Chesnutt
LA LA LA Jacques Brel
LA LA LA Mexican Institute of Sound
FA The High Violets
LA LA LA Arrested Development
LALALA Nouvelle Vague & Julie Delpy
FA FA FA Datarock
FA FA FA Sin Fang Bous
FA FA Guster
FA FA FA FA FA Otis Redding
LA LA LA Segun Bucknor & His Revolution
LA LA LA LA LA The Blendells
LALA Fats Domino
LALA LALA Chaba Zahouania
LA LA LALA Serengeti & Polyphonic
LA VIE EN ROSE Grace Jones

apologies; it's really kind of jokey. i did take special care to choose songs that had a good flow with one another, and when i realized 'd be sacrificing the groove to the concept if i forced the falala order, i started playing with it, goofing on the riff.

here is my cover art. it's a graphic of two lo-fi portable cassette decks layered over a baroque dance hall scene, in rose. the cassette deck graphics are translucent white and i think they look like a skull. i call it "skull meat" in my mind.
posted by lapolla at 1:51 PM on August 26, 2011 [2 favorites]

lapolla, I have nothing to say but 'Good Lord!'

That's a pretty high bar you set there.
posted by Nabubrush at 8:27 PM on August 27, 2011 [1 favorite]

haha I already started work on my winter disc = "Offensive Hip Hop A-Z". This should be fun.
posted by mannequito at 8:52 PM on August 27, 2011

OK, if you haven't heard from someone in your swapset by now (and haven't received their mix, natch), it's probably a good time to go ahead and let me know. Email works best!
posted by carsonb at 7:48 PM on August 28, 2011

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