Would you be interested in participating in a seasonal, themed CD mix exchange (Part 2)
Spring is on its way, which means it’s time for a new Burn It! (Back story and Part 1 here)
The deadline to get your addresses to me is March 15th. The final deadline (to complete mixes and to mail them out) is March 31st.
Spring, to me, is about busting out of the winter doldrums. I love how it feels when the first warm spring days arrive. Soaking up the warm rays of the sun, maybe throwing your windows open for the first time in the new year, to enjoy the sweet, warm(er) breeze. Spring is also the time for cleaning and airing things out after winter. So, for this theme, music that makes you feel good; uplifting, upbeat, energetic, and/or music you could imagine yourself cleaning to on a beautiful spring day should be what you’re shooting for. It could be the lyrics or just the way that the song sounds.
Here’s how it works:
After the signup period, people will be put into groups. You will then receive a PM from me telling you the addresses of the people in your group. You burn several identical CDs. Keep one for yourself, send the others to the other people in your group, and send one to me.
– If you’re not going to follow through and make your CDs, please don’t bother signing up. It would be a shame if one or two people ruined this for their group.
– If you live in the US, you should be willing to ship to Canada/Mexico. If you live in Canada/Mexico, you should be willing to ship to the US. The postage is a teeny bit more, but nothing that’s going to break the bank.
– CD format must be standard CD audio, that can be played in normal CD players, not MP3/data discs.
– Consider putting your name, URL, or e-mail on your CD somewhere, if you’d like to be contacted regarding the awesome mix you made.
Guidlines on creating your CDs:
– Include a track listing. If someone likes an artist, they might want to buy more music by them. Let us know who it is.
– Fill up the CD as much as you can. There’s 80 minutes on a blank CD. Don’t half-ass it and make a 30 minute CD.
– You should definitely use a jewel case when sending your CDs to protect it during mailing. You can get them cheap anywhere.
– I know a lot of people are graphically inclined, so feel free to make your CD a work of art.
– Don’t be afraid to put on “cheesy” music. If you like it, others probably will, too.
– Don’t be afraid to put on music that no one has ever heard before, either. Billboard or MTV may never have known this music, but you did, so that’s what counts.