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Old 05-05-2008, 11:59 AM   #31
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I'm interested in a physical CD exchange. Honestly, it doesn't have to be such a big deal. If you can't logistically do it, no big deal. You're not being excluded from some big secret club.

If it's easier for you to exchange music via downloading, great! There have been loads of opportunties for you to do that (Desert Island) and I'm sure there'll be many more.

My one question for the exchange idea: am I understanding correctly that if I'm paired with, say, bono_212, and bono_212 has reported to you that she likes death metal, am I expected to produce a CD with that kind of music, or similar things I think she might like?

Because what if I don't have a lot of options that are similar to whatever her tastes might be?

Maybe I'm misunderstanding the idea.
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Old 05-05-2008, 12:12 PM   #32
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Frankly, sending out CDs is a ridiculous idea.

Let's look at the two options here.

1. Sending out CDs: you buy CDs, burn the mix, and then pay for postage. Only one person can receive the mix, or if others want to hear it, you have to pay for more blanks and postage.

2. Uploading stuff: you put together the mix and upload it. Anybody who's interested gets to hear it. No cost to either party. If anybody would like it in CD format, they can burn it for themselves and get exactly what they would have got under option #1.

I'm in for #2 but no way would I consider #1. Postage costs money I'm trying not to spend, and honestly, if I'm putting effort into a mix, I'd like the music to go to as many interested people as possible.


Maybe we should divide this into two groups. The few who like spending money on postage for very little music, and the many who like to have more music for free.
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Old 05-05-2008, 12:14 PM   #33
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While I find the idea of downloading the files convenient, there is something nostalgic about being able to get a tangible CD that someone took the extra effort to create and send to me... Maybe you have to be old enough to remember CDs to get it...
Mix tapes are nostalgic. Mix cds are tacky.
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Mix tapes are nostalgic. Mix cds are tacky.
I'm not sure I see the difference
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Old 05-05-2008, 12:27 PM   #35
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I'm not sure I see the difference
Mix cds are about as nostalgic as HTDAAB.

If people are so against having it done easily, as mp3s (which individuals could then burn to disc), then what would be the difference? I'm sure most people have a cd boombox with a tape player.

I still prefer doing it the mp3 way--it promotes mass introduction to new music (ie, for free 30 people could listen to your 80 minute playlist instead of you paying $50+international shipping fees to some for those same people to listen to your playlist).
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Mix cds are about as nostalgic as HTDAAB.
I said that mixed CDs "felt" nostalgic, not that they were...

It seems to me most of the youngsters on here are into play lists now and not into the act of burning a CD and printing up accompanying cover art...

Is one better than the other? I don’t think so in the grand scheme of things, they are both accomplishing the same thing.

And as someone who used to make mixed tapes, I'm probably in the minority here but I always thought they were a pain in the ass and are highly overrated...
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MP3 playlists are the new mixtape.
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MP3 playlists are the new mixtape.
hell, the reason i still prefer tapes (well, in theory, as my tape player bit the dust a couple years ago) is that i hate the mix being something that can get put on shuffle so easily. with a cd, at least there's some semblence of order. sure, you can hit the shuffle button, but there's no accidental drag and drops and oops, you've got another track list, or where did that song go?



but this is really just buying actual albums vs. buying itunes files in a flimsy disguise, isn't it. maybe i'm wrong, but it still is making me want to hit up the cd store.
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I make plenty of both. Playlists are functional, but I'm still a fan of CDs. I like the handwritten tracklists and the album art if someone chooses to include it. Plus, I just really like getting mail.
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My one question for the exchange idea: am I understanding correctly that if I'm paired with, say, bono_212, and bono_212 has reported to you that she likes death metal, am I expected to produce a CD with that kind of music, or similar things I think she might like?

Because what if I don't have a lot of options that are similar to whatever her tastes might be?

Maybe I'm misunderstanding the idea.
In the past we'd just make any kind of mix we wanted to make for that person. If you wanted to custom tailor something to what they liked, you could. If you just wanted to give them something you liked, you could do that too.
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I'm not really sure why there are people here complaining. There's no need. The thread title speaks for itself.

Maybe we could get a list of people who are willing to take part and then decide how to distribute the CDs?
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So then I think we should make another thread for all in favour of the idea Screwtape provided as most of the superthread kiddies were all about that (despite the fact that only a few of us posted that in here). So, uh, yeah. Good luck on your endeavors
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In the past we'd just make any kind of mix we wanted to make for that person. If you wanted to custom tailor something to what they liked, you could. If you just wanted to give them something you liked, you could do that too.
Cool, thanks for clarifying.

And like BonoIsMyMuse, I too just like having a little surprise in my mailbox.

Add me to the list - I'm in.
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The entire purpose of a "CD Exchange" is to "exchange CDs". If actually buying a blank cd and then sending it in the mail is out of your budget or doesn't mesh with your personal lifestyle, you don't need to be involved.

Actually, when I originally stated "sharing albums we like", I actually meant buying and giving that person the actual album. But as it seems that some people here think spending money on just a stamp is too expensive, this likely won't happen.
Some of us are uni students living on a shoestring, or high school students living on allowance. This is a pretty elitist/exclusive attitude. I know I haven't been around B+C much but I just had to say something about how classist this comment is. Which is why I'm glad there's an alternative.

Also, mix tapes are kinda nostalgic, but CDs? I'm 21 and I remember mix tapes fondly and CDs as a passing era on the way to mp3s.
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I agree with Varitek. Anyone no matter their income should be allowed to participate. To do it any other way is very exclusive.
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