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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2009
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    Hey folks,

    The idea of a Whitechapel Mix Swap was tossed around in one of the "listening to" threads, and I figured SOMEONE had to start it, so here's the deal. Are you interested in participating in a mix swap? Are you okay with overseas addresses (though if you aren't, that can be worked around)? Are you interested in making album art for your mix?

    Fear not, such a thing will exist. If you are interested in such a swap, post here so I can get an initial count. If there are enough interested in such a swap, more details will follow, but I suspect such details will be along the lines of "email me with your mailing address and a request for a mix so I can send out the mix requests to people to select a theme for a mix so that they are blindly sending out mixes to awesome people" or some such.

    For those of you who aren't doodlers by trade or nature, fear not, this is not some sort of "let's judge people on their art abilities!" idea, but more "let's judge people by what they listen to!" idea.

    Just kidding.

    But really, people of all visual artistic abilities are more than welcome to apply. Album art is not a term that is solely restricted to doodlings. Photos, collage, computer, it's not so much the "how good is this" output but rather a "how much effort and love went in to this package" kind of thing.

    Capisce?

    Capito.

    Kisses,
    Caroline
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      CommentAuthorCameron C.
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2009
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    this should be fun BUT I LISTEN TO BAD MUSICS :D
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      CommentAuthorJeff Zero
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2009
     (6521.3)
    In.
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    I'm in (and have no problem with overseas addresses) but I have to second sgrsickness. My musical tastes are... well, frighteningly eclectic might be the best phrase.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2009 edited
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    Hell yes.
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    in
    i havent made a mix cd in years. i had this girlfriend who made the best sleeves for hers, with all this pull out stuff....amazing
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    Interesting. Count me in. Overseas postage isn't a problem.
    • CommentAuthorstation
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2009
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    I'm in. No problems with overseas shipping.
    • CommentAuthorSarahK
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2009
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    in, on the assumption that I won't have to do anything until after the 24th. No problems with overseas shipping.
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      CommentAuthorFrekky
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2009
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    Im in. Ill ship overseas and infect others with my shitty musical taste ;-)
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      CommentAuthorJeff Zero
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2009
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    Is anybody here confident in what they listen to?
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2009 edited
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    Hahaha...I'm in. So very in.

    You might want to set up a seperate e-mail account for this. Something like gmail could help keep it all wrapped up nicely.
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    Yeah, my local social circle does a mix CD exchange every Christmas and I always really enjoy it.

    I'm in.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2009
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    SO! This looks like it's a go.

    For those of you interested, you should email me (caroline.w.harrison@gmail.com) with the following information:

    1. Your real world name
    2. Whitechapel alias
    3. Mailing address
    4. A basic request for your mix (theme, quotation, whatever)
    5. Willingness to send overseas or not.

    If you want to participate, email me by Sunday of this week (the ninth, I believe). I will send out an email afterward detailing how the rest of it is going to go.
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    @dorkmuffin - Could I have some clarification on point four please? Some examples maybe.
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      CommentAuthorCameron C.
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2009
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    examples examples
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    When I've done mix cds in the past any theme has been along the lines of 'music-I-like-and-think-you-might-like-that-you-probably-haven't-heard-before-probably'. I'd guess if you're not particularly picky about any unifying concept (as indeed I am not), then just putting 'anything' for point 4 would be OK.

    (On the other hand I might ask for 'kinky Spanish agrarian music' and see what I get ;)
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2009
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    Heh, yeah, I realized that was rather vague about three minutes after stepping away from my computer.

    So for theme I mean a wide range of things. It could range from a mood for a mix (like the "I want something to play while I'm making angry art and pouring my soul onto a canvas. Fear. Anger. Pain. Etc) or types of music (eg: "I'm interested in things with ukeleles!" or "I can't get behind this hip hop thing. Make me a mix with delicious awesome hip hop for someone turned off by top forty crap). Even more vague requests are possible, like nifty quotations or mixes based on scenes in movies.

    Some good (and some bad) examples of themes can be found here, on TinyMixTapes, which is a site that creates mixes based on reader suggestions.

    Examples of mixes I would totally want to make/have made/have gotten in the past:

    "I wish my life were a Wes Anderson movie"
    "Black Metal: an Incomplete and Biased History"
    "Beautiful and varied piano music"
    "A mix that would inspire me to run all the way to the Atlantic Ocean"
    "INAPPROPRIATE PORNO MUSIC"
    "I'm finally beginning to see the world in full color again"

    etc.

    A lot is possible.
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      CommentAuthorJeff Zero
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2009
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    Shit, my theme request seems trite now.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2009
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    Heh, if people have changes of heart in themes, they are more than welcome to send me emails with the new theme. Let's try to keep that to a minimum, though...

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