The great EG mixtape swap 2011

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  • RichieTenenbaum 28 Jul 2011 17:20:57 2,199 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 14,710 posts
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    I'm happy to give it a go.

    My books, contests, reviews and author interviews on my blog

  • Dolly 28 Jul 2011 17:25:08 3,223 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 10,920 posts
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    I'm in, though I should mention I only listen to three bands: Fornicator, Dying Fetus and Lady GaGa.

    D****** ******r

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  • 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 17:33:20 946 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 2,199 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 17:40:58 946 posts
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    Ah, sorry :)

    As you were then.
  • Khanivor 28 Jul 2011 17:43:02 40,554 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 2,199 posts
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    Yeah, but that was yesterday I said that.

  • RichieTenenbaum 28 Jul 2011 17:46:29 2,199 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 15,608 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...

    Not as nice as I used to be

  • 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 18,959 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 4,645 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.

    Brap, brap, old chap.

  • Alastair 29 Jul 2011 15:36:08 15,608 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.

    Not as nice as I used to be

  • Blaketown 29 Jul 2011 15:36:57 4,645 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. ;)

    Brap, brap, old chap.

  • Salaman 29 Jul 2011 15:39:00 18,959 posts
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    That'll be fine. I have a 20 month old that loves crayons.
  • darrenb 29 Jul 2011 16:09:27 677 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 40,554 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!)
  • Deckard1 29 Jul 2011 17:07:12 27,770 posts
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    I like the sound of this, I'm in. Hope you all like Curtis Stigers.


    And I wonder why we hold on with tears in our eyes, and I wonder why we have to break down to just make things right, and I wonder why I can't seem to tell you goodbye.
    Yeah, I wonder why.

    /goosebumps

    Hush you ponce

  • Trafford 29 Jul 2011 17:56:16 5,739 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 7,705 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 23,897 posts
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    Aye I'm in too. Sounds good!

    Our month-long focus on indie games starts with my look at the PS4's best game (still): Resogun!

  • Deckard1 29 Jul 2011 18:07:01 27,770 posts
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    Wait we've got to put effort in to the packaging?

    Hush you ponce

  • BillMurray 29 Jul 2011 18:23:16 7,705 posts
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    Nah, I don't think so.
  • CosmicFuzz 2 Aug 2011 11:11:00 23,897 posts
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    So has this died on its arse already?

    Our month-long focus on indie games starts with my look at the PS4's best game (still): Resogun!

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