The great EG mixtape swap 2011

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  • RichieTenenbaum 28 Jul 2011 17:20:57 2,248 posts
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    So here's the idea.

    Everyone makes a mixtape/mixcd.

    I (or a third party) takes everyone address.

    You then get assigned a random member of the swap to send your tape to, anonymously.

    No one knows who they're going to get.

    People get joyful stuff in the post and giggle and have lovely times.

    People who are interested in this make yourself known.
  • TechnoHippy 28 Jul 2011 17:23:14 14,707 posts
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    I'm happy to give it a go.
  • Dolly 28 Jul 2011 17:25:08 3,354 posts
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    /Prepares mix CD of the Cartoonies, Mr Blobby, Rednex and 2 Unlimited.

    I'm in for this!
  • thedaveeyres 28 Jul 2011 17:27:27 12,184 posts
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    I'm in, though I should mention I only listen to three bands: Fornicator, Dying Fetus and Lady GaGa.
  • Spin_Dr_Wolf 28 Jul 2011 17:27:56 6,170 posts
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    This has been done before, and can work very well. :)
  • Hog-lumps 28 Jul 2011 17:33:20 957 posts
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    I'm wondereing whether there a way to do this online, by sharing playlists somehow? That would save on postage and cd's anyway :)
  • RichieTenenbaum 28 Jul 2011 17:38:07 2,248 posts
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    THAT'S RUINING THE WHOLE POINT.

    It needs to be a physical object. In the real world.
  • Hog-lumps 28 Jul 2011 17:40:58 957 posts
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    Ah, sorry :)

    As you were then.
  • Khanivor 28 Jul 2011 17:43:02 41,967 posts
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    I'm sure IRONOMAN would like to get involved, maybe even do a rap of your posts about copyright theft from the thread yesterday over a few of the instrumental tracks. I think this would be a hit:

    Let's BURN this music to a CD, lest any beauty still be on it. Let's burn it and sear it and blacken it to a husk. Let's BURN the music. My my. BURN. A we'll wonder why it sounds different. Sounds less tender and precious and soulful. Why it sounds like the charcoaled remnants of a long lost feeling. Why the love and memories it stared up were fleeting.
  • RichieTenenbaum 28 Jul 2011 17:45:50 2,248 posts
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    Yeah, but that was yesterday I said that.
  • RichieTenenbaum 28 Jul 2011 17:46:29 2,248 posts
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    Also, you missed out the punchline from the joke!
  • Deleted user 29 July 2011 15:21:32
    interesting idea - do we burn it to audio cd and how many tracks?

    i'm thinking 10 tracks is optimal - don't want to listen for too long if it's terrible!
  • Alastair 29 Jul 2011 15:25:19 17,113 posts
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    Spin Dr Wolf wrote:
    This has been done before, and can work very well. :)

    It can also die on it's arse...
    "I promise I'll put it in the post tomorrow."

    It's still a fun idea though. I still have the playlist that I created for this the last time around. My overriding memory being that of the 2 or 3 CDs I received there was about one track that I actually liked listening too...
  • Deleted user 29 July 2011 15:27:04
    I'm sure people can't wait for your shit attempt at snobbery when listening to their mix tape.
  • Salaman 29 Jul 2011 15:27:09 20,591 posts
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    There was an online version like Hog-lump suggested on AATG in the past.
    Some of the stuff submitted differed A LOT in taste to mine. So I reckon the chances of getting a CD I like would be slim.

    Still happy to give it a go.

    Sign me up.
  • Blaketown 29 Jul 2011 15:33:18 5,216 posts
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    I'm in.

    We used to do this every summer on a (now sadly defunct) music forum I was on. Called it Summer Burn.

    Always got some good stuff that you wouldn't normally listen to.
  • Alastair 29 Jul 2011 15:36:08 17,113 posts
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    mowgli wrote:
    I'm sure people can't wait for your shit attempt at snobbery when listening to their mix tape.

    I bet they can't. I am, of course, too polite to actually tell anyone I didn't like what they sent. I'm sure some of the people didn't really like what I sent either. Possibly because it contained music by artists you'd actually heard of.
  • Blaketown 29 Jul 2011 15:36:57 5,216 posts
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    It's worth pointing out that making an artistically profound cover for the mixtape was also a pre-requisite for entry. ;)
  • Salaman 29 Jul 2011 15:39:00 20,591 posts
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    That'll be fine. I have a 20 month old that loves crayons.
  • darrenb 29 Jul 2011 16:09:27 713 posts
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    does this not all come under the heading of "piracy".......

    sorry to be a killjoy but arent we all supposed to be all law abiding???

    (i am joking by the way)...
  • Khanivor 29 Jul 2011 16:11:18 41,967 posts
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    This was done before using uploaded mixes. Some of my favourite summer mixtapes from that are still in rotation, (cheers smoothpete!)
  • Trafford 29 Jul 2011 17:56:16 6,896 posts
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    It's only piracy if Richie rips them all to his I-pod!

    I think I can come up with 10 tracks.
  • BillMurray 29 Jul 2011 17:59:11 8,311 posts
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    I'm in! Quite enjoy making mix cds and putting a bit of effort into the packaging and whatnot.
  • CosmicFuzz 29 Jul 2011 18:01:55 29,052 posts
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    Aye I'm in too. Sounds good!
  • BillMurray 29 Jul 2011 18:23:16 8,311 posts
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    Nah, I don't think so.
  • CosmicFuzz 2 Aug 2011 11:11:00 29,052 posts
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    So has this died on its arse already?
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