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The Second Music Exchange

Some of you have tuned into the All-Christmas-All-the-Time radio stations or set your ipods to Genre: Holiday. I know this. I am not one of you, although I don't mind that many people have started "preparing" for the holidays.

If, however, you are like me, you are listening to a little bit of everything...and looking for some new songs. In which case, this is your lucky day.

Remember back in March, I hosted a little music exchange? Well, it was a great success (hopefully everyone who participated agrees!) and I've decided it's time for another round!

Here are the guidelines:

  1. Let me know you want to participate, and I will hook you up with Dropbox if you aren't already using it.
  2. Select ten-ish songs. (8 min, 12 max) Songs and artists don't have to be "new," but you cannot include more than 2 songs that appear on other albums (incentive to submit early!!)
  3. Upload your album to the shared folder on Dropbox by December 31, 2012 (your folder name would be MIX TITLE - NAME).
  4. Download all the other mixes.
  5. Listen to good music!!

And here is the theme explanation:

Theme: The B-Sides
Parameters: These songs never made it as radio singles. They aren't the band's biggest hits, and they might not even be their original work. But whether it's a cover song, a bonus track, or something off an early album that only you die-hard-fans have tracked down, you LOVE these songs.

Everyone is welcome to participate, even the early-Christmas-music peeps. Of course, you'll need to take a brief break from the holiday sounds to take a stroll down memory lane and dig up those almost-forgotten-non-wintry songs. But I know you have it in you!

Any questions? Fire away!

Oh! Final exciting note: my amazing roommate Karen is going to design an album logo/cover. It's going to be beautiful and you're going to want to participate just so you can see the secret image (it's only going to be available in the Dropbox folder)! She does lovely hand lettering and drawing and I just know it will be fantastic. So if you don't want to do this for the music, do it for the art!


Okay. I'm in for reals this time.
Beth said…
YAY, Vanessa!!
Son of Man said…
Hey Beth, can I get in on this?

Beth said…
Josh, ABSOLUTELY! I'm not sure if I have your email... do you have mine? Are we FB friends?? (trying to think of how to privately communicate that info)
flowersgoneoff said…
Hey Beth, can I join this also? It sounds like a fantastic idea!

Beth said…
Megan, most definitely!! Can you send me an email with your current/best email address? I think I have one @shaw - is that still the best?
Son of Man said…
Beth, if you follow me on twitter, I can private message you. @sonofmanjr
William Smith said…
Hello, I'm Al's housemate and I'm game for this if you wouldn't mind.

Thanks a lot,

Beth said…
Will, YES! Of course!

Hello and welcome - Alasdair can add you to the folder, I think. Or he can send me your email address and I will.
Jackie said…
I bet you added that last part just to entice me
Beth said…
Jackie - did it work!?

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