June 15, 2004

SpoFi CD Swap!: It's been discussed at least twice, and while I'm pulling together the final few selections for my Summer Mix CD, I'm just going to take the damned initiative. If you want to join the SpoFi CD Swap, just e-mail me at the addy in my profile with SpoFi Swap as the subject. [More Inside]

posted by Ufez Jones to navel gazing at 12:11 PM - 47 comments

In the e-mail, I'll need your proper name and street address. I figure groups of 4-5 (depending on how many sign up) will be best. It'll all be completely random. All CD's should be playable in any CD player (i.e., not just 15 .mp3 files for downloading purposes). Deadline for signing up is Noon CST, Tuesday, June 22. What would be a good deadline to have for a send-out date? Two weeks from now? Three? Oh, and if you don't send out your discs, I'll make it my everloving journey in life to ensure that not only you never get to participate in a SpoFi swap again, but that your children and your children's children have their lunch money stolen at least twice a week. Further suggestions are appreciated.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:13 PM on June 15

Hey, I'd love to join, but my burner's broken right now - I'm short on cash, so I might not get it up in time to join the party. If folks are willing to be patient with me, I'll get the discs out when I'm fully functional.

posted by rocketman at 12:28 PM on June 15

I'm in. I've never been involved in a swap before, except for that key-thing at ms.robinson's abode, but apart from that, i'm a swap weirgen. Aside from creating a playlist, what else does this entail?

posted by garfield at 12:30 PM on June 15

but that your children and your children's children have their lunch money stolen at least twice a week. and he'll smack you so hard, your mom will cry.

posted by jerseygirl at 12:34 PM on June 15

I'll leave that up to the masses, rocketman, but if this first one works, we could do this biannually or even quarterly, if there's demand. Also, in your e-mail, please include your SpoFi name. I'll send a confirmation e-mail when I've got you in. On Preview: garfield, once the deadline for signing up has passed, I'll send you a list of names and addys that you'll be swapping with. Burn your CDs, ship 'em out and then anxiously await for MilkMan Dan to drop of your shiny, new, pirated music.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:36 PM on June 15

I am deeply ashamed to confess that I haven't purchased a CD for some time, however, if people will accept CDs made entirely from downloaded stuff, I will participate. Should people who have requested G mail accounts then ignored the invite be included?

posted by Fat Buddha at 12:45 PM on June 15

I'm in. I hope you guys like African goat-herding music.

posted by dusted at 12:55 PM on June 15

I'm in. I hope you guys like 'Fool on the Hill - Take 63, Monitor 5'.

posted by NoMich at 01:04 PM on June 15

Downloaded is cool, FB, just make sure it'll play in a non-.mp3 enabled CD player. About half the stuff I put on mine is downloaded, usually. and he'll smack you so hard, your mom will cry. Like Nolan Ryan on Robin Ventura ;)

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:09 PM on June 15

i'll have to consider it. i'm listening to a lot of crap, but hope to remedy that with the new beastie boys cd tonight. besides, with my luck, jbou would be my cd swap partner and get my address. i'll come home from work and 1918! Whiners! will be spray painted on the garage doors.

posted by jerseygirl at 01:18 PM on June 15

or you could have me in your group and get 18 renditions of "new york, new york" :-)

posted by goddam at 01:24 PM on June 15


posted by jerseygirl at 01:39 PM on June 15

Actually, I'm in the mood to discover some new music, so maybe subjecting you all to my lame musical tastes is worth the potential ridicule.

posted by Jugwine at 02:18 PM on June 15

I'm in. Swapee beware.

posted by corpse at 03:01 PM on June 15

The Creed thing holds here, right? And I'm not afraid of you corpse: I'd prefer some smog on my CD.

posted by yerfatma at 04:28 PM on June 15

besides, with my luck, jbou would be my cd swap partner . . . Stalking much? In fact, why don't we just have worldcup start mentioning jbou all the time and eliminate the middleman?

posted by yerfatma at 04:29 PM on June 15

Ok, sounds good. I'll arrange that.

posted by jerseygirl at 04:40 PM on June 15

I'm in. I love CD swaps. Mostly because you get peoples' real names and addresses, and if you don't like their stuff you can mail them a picture of your ass with their name written across it. P.S. - If anyone gets a picture in the mail of an ass with their name written across it, it totally wasn't me.

posted by Samsonov14 at 04:50 PM on June 15

or, you could just put it in the CD liner, anyway.

posted by jerseygirl at 04:53 PM on June 15

bonus materials, yo.

posted by garfield at 05:14 PM on June 15

I'd love to but A) I don't have a cd burner B) You wouldn't like my "taste" in music. Hope it all works out though.

posted by squealy at 06:53 PM on June 15

I don't have a CD burner either..........does anyone like mix tapes?

posted by smithers at 11:22 PM on June 15

I don't quite understand how one selects the songs.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:33 PM on June 15

bill, you select whatever songs you want. in the past i've gotten a cd full of religious music from around the world, one of guilty pleasure songs, some electronic type stuff. some people have a theme to their mix. some just put random shit on there. don't worry about what you think people might like. if you have a collection of 80s hair band stuff, then by all means use it. somebody out there will appreciate it. the only rule, like yerfatma mentioned, is no Creed.

posted by goddam at 11:43 PM on June 15

Bill, the beauty and the pity of it is that you have no clue what you are getting, if anything. It's a great big adventure.

posted by Fat Buddha at 03:08 AM on June 16

tapes are cool....i've got a sweet mix from back in the day i'd trade with ya smithers.

posted by garfield at 08:25 AM on June 16

nice.....I can put lots of songs on a tape....plus I just have a tape deck in the car....

posted by smithers at 09:12 AM on June 16

I've got an official list of 10 participants right now: goddam ufez dusted NoMich corpse yerfatma hootch salmacis Fat Buddha insomnyuk Let's up that number!

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:07 AM on June 16

Sign me up then! You guys are gonna love the Jersey Rock Mix.

posted by billsaysthis at 05:22 PM on June 16

I'll do it as well. Hope you folks like digeridoo and Sudanese mouth-harp. It's the 'new hotness.' Or so I'm told.

posted by sashae at 08:16 PM on June 16

sashae, I just read your profile: "Best live sports moment was watching DC United defeat the LA Galaxy at the MLS championship in Foxboro, MA in the driving rain, wearing a fireman's coat and a construction hard hat." Didn't I see you at that bachelorette party I was at? Well, not "at", exactly, but if they didn't want people to watch, they should have closed the blinds. And made sure that tree wasn't climbable. I'm just saying.

posted by Samsonov14 at 02:12 AM on June 17

Can I use you as a witness for the defense in my upcoming trial?

posted by yerfatma at 06:06 AM on June 17

I'll play. It's been a long time since I've done anything like this, and I've collected a whole new raft of covers of Smashmouth's "All Star" song done by Nepalese nose harp virtuosos. It's pretty hott, actually.

posted by chicobangs at 10:55 AM on June 17

Sweet, Chico. I'm looking forward to your "Side of my Shoes"/Earth Crisis mashup. E-mail me your vitals.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:42 PM on June 17

I'd offer to participate, but what I'd send would be the Eldora Mountain Resort Masters race team training funk mix, and it's so much better than anything I might receive. Sorry, but it's true. Make my funk the p-funk,

posted by lil_brown_bat at 01:52 PM on June 17

don't be quick to discount the spofitians' musical knowledge.

posted by garfield at 02:20 PM on June 17

garfield's right. and why keep all that funky goodness to yourself? i, for one, want my funk uncut.

posted by goddam at 03:35 PM on June 17

What side of the funk debate are you on? James Brown's platform of "get on up uh," or Kool and Gang's ideological stance of "get down, get down, get down?"

posted by NoMich at 03:47 PM on June 17

it's so much better than anything I might receive. Sorry, but it's true. That's not a very good attitude, lil_brown_bat. Drop and give me twenty!

posted by dusted at 04:06 PM on June 17

I'm of the PE school of funk: get up, get down....whatever makes you shake your rumpa.

posted by garfield at 04:11 PM on June 17

Well, shit, goddam, get off your ass and jam.

posted by chicobangs at 05:10 PM on June 17

Sign me up! You guys like skiffle, right?

posted by Salmonberry at 11:14 PM on June 17

Skiffle? Actually, yeah, Salmonberry, I love the stuff. Seriously.

posted by chicobangs at 09:46 AM on June 18

for the unenlightened (me up until 2 minutes ago) skiffle

posted by garfield at 10:05 AM on June 18

Consider me in, and, upon receiving my selected mix, consider the receiving party scared.

posted by mkn at 11:02 PM on June 18

just back from vacation ... consider me game ... no I just have to catch up on older posts and get used to this nice new look.

posted by jasonspaceman at 12:39 PM on June 19

Samsonov14 -- The less we talk about my recreational habits that paid my way through college, the better. That fireman's coat has been retired. The hard hat, for enough money... well.

posted by sashae at 11:26 PM on June 22

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