June 11, 2004

Gmail. Now don't get all excited as I've used all my invites up at mefi, but I wonder if it might not be an idea to try the same thing here. I, for one, welcome our gmail overlords, but more relevantly am willing to pledge one of any further invites I get (fingers crossed) to a SpoFi member. What'dya think?

posted by squealy to navel gazing at 11:49 AM - 90 comments

I'll take one if nobody else wants it.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:57 AM on June 11

i would love a gmail account if anyone has one to spare. if you're in the sportsline baseball league i'll even throw in jose reyes and hee sop choi for a gmail account. all others...i'll gladly send you a cd mix from my ridiculous mp3 archive.

posted by oliver_crunk at 11:57 AM on June 11

What does your mp3 archive look like, o_c? If it's full of Amish readings from the bible, or Geto Boys Sing Don Ho, you might not be rolling in offers.

posted by grum@work at 12:00 PM on June 11

Actually Pantheon, can you take the second link out of my post?

posted by squealy at 12:01 PM on June 11

What's going on in the second link? I'd be happy to get an invite, but not before anyone who actually needs it.

posted by yerfatma at 12:23 PM on June 11

well to give you an idea of what i've been spinning the last couple of days: the band - music from the big pink (remastered) califone - heron king blues tom waits - austin city limits anders osborne & big chief monk - bury the hatchet wild tchoupitoulas - the wild tchoupitoulas the beastie boys - to the 5 boroughs the shins - chutes too narrow medeski martin & wood - it's a jungle in here wes montgomery - the verve jazz sides basically...a whole smorgasboard of stuff. i've got plenty of good hip hop if that's your thing. plenty of solid jazz (hard bop, soul, fussion). a lot of new orleans based music, funk. some hippy shit thrown in the mix. and 70 gigs of live music from various bootlegs (mostly hippy shit also).

posted by oliver_crunk at 12:25 PM on June 11

I'll give you *my* gmail account *not* to send that cd to me oliver. :-P Have you never heard of Black Sabbath?

posted by squealy at 12:28 PM on June 11

you DL the new beasties or get an advanced copy?

posted by jerseygirl at 12:29 PM on June 11

I just got a gmail account last night. I have a very generous Sox-fan benefactor.

posted by jerseygirl at 12:31 PM on June 11

sure have... if you're looking for loud, hard and raging...i'd say my collection prolly gets the loudest with either NWA, the white stripes or southern coulture on the skids.... i sure could use some heavy metal. or some hard rock.

posted by oliver_crunk at 12:33 PM on June 11

advanced copy of the beaties.

posted by oliver_crunk at 12:34 PM on June 11

NWA? Now you're talking. I'd send you some oliver but I don't have a cd burner. (We Brits are a bit slow).

posted by squealy at 12:36 PM on June 11

Man, I want a Gmail account, but I don't know anybody that has one already. I am but a wanderer in this dark forest of technology. And I would *love* to hear the Geto Boys cover Don Ho. Even vice-versa!

posted by NoMich at 01:27 PM on June 11

oliver_crunk: you are on.......a swap for a ridiculous CD mix.....you can have my Blogger invite

posted by smithers at 02:44 PM on June 11

I've got two to dole out. First two to send req's to the addy in my profile get 'em. Oh, and say something funny. Fuckers.

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:47 PM on June 11

First off, I have to continue my stalking of Squealy and once again thank him for his kindness to a stranger. As a result of thanking him on ask mefi one of the invites I assume I will get has gone, which leaves one more, probably. Second, Oliver_Crunk, whats this chuffin Austin City Limits, why I have not heard of it?

posted by Fat Buddha at 03:47 PM on June 11

smithers- sweet. i'll be away for the weekend starting now, but i'll throw a couple of mixes together on sunday and email you for your addy. they'll be in the mail monday. fb- austin city limits is a tv show. i acquired the show via lossless BT trading. here's the text file that came with the fileset: ---- This Tom Waits show was treed on Rust Christmas 2000. I got my copy from Bob C, who recorded the show off cable TV, administered the tree and created the cool coverart jpegs. Thanks, Bob! I think the source would be: cable TV>Marantz CDR-630>cdr>EAC>shn EAC with V0.9pb7 & Shn with MKW V0.96f by Steve G Text below is taken from Bob's info on the tree. Description: The show is from a recent rebroadcast of Tom Waits' appearance on the "Austin City Limits" television show that was originally recorded on 5 Dec 1978 in Austin, TX. It fits on one CDR, with a total time of approximately 53 minutes. I think the performance is nothing short of amazing, but I'm a long-time Waits fan, so I may be slightly biased. Sound Quality: I ran the cable straight to my audio cdr burner (a Marantz CDR-630 pro model), so the sound is about as clean as a television signal gets. The sound quality is in the A to A+ range, perhaps depending a bit on how finely tuned your ear is. Track Listing: 1. Burma Shave (11:17) 2. Annie's Back In Town (2:25) > 3. I Wish I Was in New Orleans (5:17) 4. A Sweet Little Bullet From A Pretty Blue Gun(7:42) 5. On The Nickel (6:11) 6. Romeo Is Bleeding (5:07) 7. Silent Night (0:43) > 8. Christmas Card From A Hooker in Minneapolis (4:04) > 9. Silent Night Reprise (1:04) 10. Small Change (9:40) Final Word: Remember, the purpose of this tree (or any tree, for that matter) is to spread the music around. No one should profit in any way (cash or blank discs) from this endeavor. Keep on keepin' on, Bob Gotta Turn Up the Sound --- i also have an incredible 5 CD tom waits collection called 'tales from the underground'. it's a must have for tom waits fans. here's the info on that. i'd be more than happy to spread these bootlegs around for free. they deserve to be heard.

posted by oliver_crunk at 04:08 PM on June 11

oliver-crunk that looks like an ace collection. Perhaps we should start a spofiswap

posted by Fat Buddha at 04:17 PM on June 11

What, no Jersey Girl?

posted by billsaysthis at 06:14 PM on June 11

yeah really, where's the tom waits jersey girl?

posted by jerseygirl at 06:59 PM on June 11

i gots 2 live tom waits jersey girl. one of them is with bruce. both courtesy of forksclovetofu.

posted by goddam at 07:16 PM on June 11

personally i'd love a tom waits/bruce cd. i don't have anything to offer but as I started this thread I reckon I r00l you all. (that probably isn't how skiddies would do it but i had do improvise).

posted by squealy at 07:31 PM on June 11

or to even

posted by squealy at 07:32 PM on June 11

Perhaps we should start a spofiswap How would this work? Everybody set up a Hotline type client and sponge off of each other at will? People request something, then *poof* they get a CD in the mail by a fellow SpoFi member? I've got tons of CDs on my harddrive that I'd be willing to share.

posted by NoMich at 08:20 PM on June 11

we could use the mefi swap as a model. make a mix cd (preferably not a mp3 cd with a shitload of songs but a mix audio cd). send one out to everyone involved. you can break it up into groups if there too many people

posted by goddam at 08:36 PM on June 11

I have 2 invites to give out. I'd love a mix tape or CD but I'm definitely not going to require it. Email me.

posted by dfleming at 08:44 PM on June 11

we could use the mefi swap as a model. make a mix cd (preferably not a mp3 cd with a shitload of songs but a mix audio cd). send one out to everyone involved... That sounds good.

posted by NoMich at 09:54 PM on June 11

goddam, if you would email the version with Bruce at bill at my handle here dot com I would be ecstatic. Or something we could work out. I will actually be in the Garden State in 12 days for my sister's wedding.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:07 PM on June 11

it's sent bill. if it doesn't go through i'll put it on a cd with some other stuff if you'd like. where in jersey will you be?

posted by goddam at 10:20 PM on June 11

Actually Pantheon, can you take the second link out of my post? I hope that was the right one squealy. I deleted the second link and then had the thought that maybe there were originally three links and the second had already been deleted. (I was kind of late to this thread)

posted by justgary at 12:29 AM on June 12

we could use the mefi swap as a model. make a mix cd (preferably not a mp3 cd with a shitload of songs but a mix audio cd). send one out to everyone involved... Agreed, but caveat... last time I did this, not via MeFi but via some *other* site, I got literally a 25% return. Not saying I'm bitter, but...erm, well, go into with a good attitude. And yes, I'm down.

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:38 AM on June 12

It's fine justgary. Thanks.

posted by squealy at 04:48 AM on June 12

I have never had more than two back from a mefiswap, but I reckon there is a better class of person at spofi.

posted by Fat Buddha at 05:09 AM on June 12

I have 2 Gmail invites, free to a good home.

posted by Fat Buddha at 05:20 AM on June 12

What the hell is gmail?

posted by StarFucker at 07:42 AM on June 12

If you have to ask SF, you don't need one. :-P

posted by squealy at 07:59 AM on June 12

Must. Read. More. Carefully. goddam, could you send me that waits/bruce Jersey Girl? Email is in the profile. I can send you some crap heavy metal in return. OK, maybe not.

posted by squealy at 08:12 AM on June 12

can you send it to me too, por favor? my email name is fenwayfaithful and my email provider is gmail.com uh, how did you guys suddenly get all these gmail invites, anyway?

posted by jerseygirl at 08:29 AM on June 12

'cos we're digerati jg. didn't you know? ;-)

posted by squealy at 09:57 AM on June 12

Damn elitists...

posted by StarFucker at 11:03 AM on June 12

squealy and jg: done and done. if they don't go through for some reason let me know and we'll work something else out. i would love a gmail invite if anyone has one to spare.

posted by goddam at 11:14 AM on June 12

Thanks goddam. I don't have any g-love left to offer but I wish you the best of luck.

posted by squealy at 11:59 AM on June 12

Goddam, if you don't have one yet I'll send you one.

posted by justgary at 01:03 PM on June 12

thanks goddamn. and now the world may know, with their own ears, why i picked jg. :)

posted by jerseygirl at 01:12 PM on June 12

just got an invite gary. thanks though. you know, i used to take umbrage that a boston fan would use the jersey girl moniker. but it's for a noble reason so i guess i can let it slide:-) did you get a jersey girl euro sticker yet?

posted by goddam at 08:34 PM on June 12

I would offer to share my music, but I think I've been snared. I was downloadinga Thrills track. Took me a whie to find a copy. Finally d/l'ed it and decided to play it. Instead of music the "mp3" took me to a Microsoft page which politely told me I had been taken to that page because I had d/l'ed a cd track from another user without a licence. Think I'll leave the p2p alone for a couple of weeks. Shame, I wanted the Killers CD :-( P.S. Squealy, i have my own gmail a/c, so ner :-P

posted by kWaCkY at 02:37 AM on June 13

I'd like an invite if someone has an extra. My email is on my profile page.

posted by dusted at 10:47 AM on June 13

dusted, got you covered. So far, have to say, the only use I have found is giving invites away.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:08 AM on June 13

So far, have to say, the only use I have found is giving invites away. Gmail is a godsend for me. I'm on a BMW /5 Yahoo group with about 5 kajillion other people. I get the daily emails in digest format, but they're rather sizable. As a result, my Yahoo email is always full.

posted by NoMich at 12:13 PM on June 13

I've only just signed up to gmail. If I do get any invites, is there anyone who is still interested?

posted by kWaCkY at 01:24 PM on June 13

Thanks, billysaysthis! How does it work - should I expect an email?

posted by dusted at 01:29 PM on June 13

I'm interested, if there are any unclaimed invites still floating around out there. My email is in my profile. Thanks-

posted by mbd1 at 02:27 PM on June 13

dusted, I sent the invitation to the address in your profile. mbd1 I sent one to you just now. nomich, since I have my own domain with mail server, those big emails are not an issue here but I understand the difference.

posted by billsaysthis at 02:57 PM on June 13

Got it, Bill. Thanks again.

posted by mbd1 at 03:05 PM on June 13

Hmmm, I didn't get it. Can you send it again?

posted by dusted at 03:28 PM on June 13

I want one too, please please please! My address is in my profile. Much love to the gracious soul who will send some g-love my way.

posted by qbert72 at 03:53 PM on June 13

O.k. I have several invites but I don't know who still needs them and who doesn't. So if you want one send a request to teamryan@gmail.com and I'll send one out, until I don't have anymore that is.

posted by justgary at 04:35 PM on June 13

What justgary said.

posted by Fat Buddha at 04:40 PM on June 13

I'm in... thanks, justgary! billysaysthis - Yahoo classified the message as spam when justgary sent the invite, so that's probably what happened earlier. I barely look at the spam folder, so I probably emptied it and deleted your message on accident. Thanks anyway!

posted by dusted at 05:49 PM on June 13

Dusted, I just sent you an invite but your e mail account doesn't seem to be working.

posted by Fat Buddha at 05:50 PM on June 13

I'm swimming in invites now!

posted by dusted at 05:59 PM on June 13

Incase I am unable acquire an invitation from justgary, my email address is in my profile if anyone else would be kind enough to offer me an invite. Thanks

posted by Stan Fields at 06:18 PM on June 13

I no longer need an invite. If or when I'm able to offer an invitation I'll check if anyone here needs one first

posted by Stan Fields at 06:55 PM on June 13

Any idea how you acquire invites?

posted by kWaCkY at 01:25 AM on June 14

You wait, dear boy, you wait.

posted by Fat Buddha at 03:48 AM on June 14

I don't suppose anyone has an invite left? I'm afraid I don't have much to offer other than my sparkling personality. Of course, I don't know how I'd get that through the mail.

posted by Jugwine at 10:47 AM on June 14

Convert to Red Sox Nation and you've got a deal! :D

posted by jerseygirl at 11:27 AM on June 14

Hehe, I don't think my friends and family would ever forgive me if I did that. Anyway, Fat Buddha is hooking me up and I am eternally grateful.

posted by Jugwine at 11:47 AM on June 14

why does gmail taunt me so?

posted by garfield at 11:55 AM on June 14

hey garfield, if you still need one, e-mail me at the addy in my profile.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:00 PM on June 14

if there are still unused invites I could use one. i'm patient and will wait for the non beta release but i wouldn't want any invites to be WASTED.

posted by gspm at 12:04 PM on June 14

/me waits

posted by kWaCkY at 12:10 PM on June 14

People, if you need one email me fools. (and if you do need one and ask, I won't be home until late tonight, so it might be late or even tomorrow before I get them out)

posted by justgary at 12:16 PM on June 14

I have wasted 2, one to someone who hasn't taken it up and one to a non existent e mail account. I have asked the gmail overlords if I can have em back, if I get them Spofi members get first dibs.

posted by Fat Buddha at 12:22 PM on June 14

wow. i've emailed justgary so please don't send me one today, but may i please put my name in the 'interested' queue should his kindness be tapped out afore he reads my query?

posted by danostuporstar at 12:43 PM on June 14

gspm: I've sent one to you just now.

posted by grum@work at 12:47 PM on June 14

wow again, gary came through early....thanks dude.

posted by danostuporstar at 12:56 PM on June 14

OK kids, I've got an invite I can send. Mail me - kwacky@gmail.com First to mail me gets the invite.

posted by kWaCkY at 01:00 PM on June 14

I've got an invite to give away now - dustydavis -at- gmail -dot- com.

posted by dusted at 01:10 PM on June 14

FB. Have you tried forwarding the invite messages from your sent folder? I'm sure someone said that worked. Anyway, gmail is so yesterday. :-P

posted by squealy at 01:30 PM on June 14

Well if anyone wants to give it a whirl, it's no skin off my nose. I may or may not have one invite should anybody want it. Then again I may not, in which case blame Squealy.

posted by Fat Buddha at 03:29 PM on June 14

The first person to email me (address is in my profile) and make me laugh gets an invite.

posted by rocketman at 10:04 AM on June 15

It's been taken.

posted by rocketman at 10:42 AM on June 15

I now have 2 brand spanking new invites and the 2 as previously mentioned.

posted by Fat Buddha at 11:20 AM on June 15

Blimey, a few days ago you couldn't get an invite for love or money. Now I can't bleeding give them away.

posted by squealy at 11:34 AM on June 15

Now that you have the account, who wants POP access?

posted by yerfatma at 12:09 PM on June 15

and now yahoo is upping the ante....

posted by garfield at 12:33 PM on June 15

I've used all mine up If I get any more I'll let you know

posted by kWaCkY at 12:54 PM on June 15

I've got five to give away if anyone wants one. Payin' it forward...

posted by dusted at 09:42 PM on June 20

oh man, you just reminded me of that crap Helen Hunt/Kevin Spacey movie.

posted by jerseygirl at 11:50 PM on June 20

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