Okay, so, I thought it would be a cool idea to do a SDMB mix tape and CD swap. Similar to the Book Swap, if anyone was involved in that, except in this case with music instead of literature. Personally, I enjoy making mix tapes very much, and I am regretfully at a point in my life where I don’t have a lot of people who would appreciate recieving them.
Let’s cut to the chase. I brought this idea up with my close personal friend RaCha’ar (we go way back. We’re like this.) and she said she thought it was a cool idea and that she’d be willing to organize the affair. This was definitely the dealbreaker for me as I hold no illusions about my organizational capacity or ability to be diligent enough to follow through with something like this. So here we are. The idea is that you email RaCha’ar to let her know you’re interested, and she puts you on the list (if she likes you). Once we feel like the list has achieved sufficient length, we’ll (and by ‘we’ I mean RaCha’ar) match everyone up so that you’re sending a mix tape to one person and getting one from someone else. Easy like pie, no?
- The idea is to use this to hear new music that you’re not familiar with, so I don’t think we’ll try too hard to match people up with other people that share their musical tastes (giving credit where it’s due: ‘That should be part of the point, to get people exposed to stuff other than what they normally listen to.’ says RaCha’ar). Not to mention the logistical nightmare that this would cause for our administrative team here at The Great SDMB Mix Tape/CD Swap. If you have any strong preferences (e.g. ‘I’d rather peel my toenails off with a rusty eyelash curler than listen to one minute of gangsta rap’), please feel free to let us know in your email, and we’ll pass on those requests along with any other pertinent information to your swapee.
- Also include in the email whether you’ll be producing a tape or a CD, and which you prefer to receive.
- I’d be happy if you’d email me as well as RaCha’ar so I can see what kind of response we’re getting to the GSDMBMT/CDS. Thanks.
So, to review, this is the information you need to send in the email to RaCha’ar and myself:
[ul][li]Your SDMB username[/li][li]Your actual name (optional, I suppose, if you don’t mind getting packages addressed to your username)[/li][li]Your mailing address[/li][li]Any strong veto preferences you have as to genre[/li][li]Your orientation as regards Tape/CD (I used to belong to the BMG music club thing, and you were expected to denote this information using ‘C’ for cassette and ‘D’ for disc. Needless to say, I received many cassettes by mistake because I couldn’t understand that ‘C’ didn’t stand for ‘CD.’ Sad, I know.).[/ul][/li]Provide us with all this information and we’ll add you to the list. Does anyone else think this is a cool idea?