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Burn It - The Spring Edition

I've noticed how a pervasive theme out in the blogosphere right now is how everyone is enjoying the weather, putting down their sunroof, windows, or convertible top, and blasting their music while they drive. I've always loved having good driving music, so inspired by some spring weather and Alison's CD Swap, I've decided to do one of my own: Burn It - The Spring Edition.

The Theme:
Music that makes you want to roll down your windows/open your sunroof/put down your convertible top and sing along at the top of your lungs. It's spring time and I want music that makes you feel good. It doesn't haven't to be a happy song, but it does have to be great music to drive to.

Here's how it works:
After the signup period, people will be put into groups of 4. You will then receive an e-mail from me telling you the names and addresses of the people in your group. You burn 4 identical CDs. Keep one for yourself and send the other three to the other people in your group. You should then receive three new CDs from the other three people in your group.

The rules:
- You should have a blog. I would like this to be a fun way to connect people in the blogosphere. If you don't, go over to Diaryland or Blogspot and start one for free.
- 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.
- You must live in the US or Canada. If there's a intrest in this in other areas, I may do a swap at some point down the road that includes other countries, but since this is the first swap, I'm going to limit it to the areas where I know most of you guys live.
- If you live in the US, you should be willing to ship to Canada. If you live in Canada, 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.
- Remember that most people can't play mp3s in their car, so make sure they're something that will play in a standard car stereo. I tend to use cda or wav files.

Guidlines on creating your CDs:
- Include a track listing. If someone like 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.

If you've gotten this far and you still want to sign up, send an e-mail (change the AT to an @ in my e-mail address) to me and make sure you reference the swap in the subject line. You must include the following information:

- Your name
- Mailing address
- Your blog URL

Signups will continue through Monday, April 21st. By Thursday, April 24th, I will send e-mails to everyone letting you know who is in your group. You should have all of your CDs burned and in the mail NO LATER THAN Monday, May 12th. This gives you at least a full two weeks to create and ship CDs to your three group partners.

Please spread the word! More people equals more music! Just be sure to link to this URL, because eventually this entry will cycle off the main page.

If you have any other questions, you can e-mail or leave a comment.

Special thanks goes out to Alison for both the inspiration and allowing me to use most of her rules and guidelines.

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Sounds like fun.. I don't have a cd burner. :(

.: susan said on April 10, 2003 06:29 PM :: link it :.

everytime i try to ping this entry for trackback, it's timing out. i'm not sure if it's my server or what. but i linked you :P

.: kimmie said on April 10, 2003 09:50 PM :: link it :.

wow this sounds like a great idea... dammit I so wish I had a cd burner!!

(by the way... LOVE the selection of smiley's!!!)

.: Eva said on April 10, 2003 10:02 PM :: link it :.

Hey! I just remembered.. I have a cd burner at work.. I want to play! :) (shhhh don't tell anyone that I'll be doing fun stuff at work!)

.: susan said on April 11, 2003 12:54 PM :: link it :.

Just sent you my info. YaY!

.: liz said on April 11, 2003 01:37 PM :: link it :.

Info coming at ya. Great idea!

.: Merrin said on April 11, 2003 02:37 PM :: link it :.

Count me in Nigel! Having problems pinging this entry btw!

.: Sian said on April 13, 2003 05:25 PM :: link it :.

This is SUCH a great idea!

.: Jennifer said on April 14, 2003 03:26 PM :: link it :.

What a great idea!

.: :: jozjozjoz :: said on April 14, 2003 04:32 PM :: link it :.

Hey! Just commenting to make sure that you got my signup e-mail, I sent it a couple days ago. I've been having issues with my e-mail. It should have gone through, but I'm not 100% sure

.: Alison said on April 14, 2003 06:41 PM :: link it :.

I really want to do this. I'm hoping I can get access to a burner (mine just died). I'll definitely let you know by the deadline.

.: EC said on April 14, 2003 08:27 PM :: link it :.

Oh girl, I'm in!

.: Jaime said on April 15, 2003 10:44 AM :: link it :.

This is a great idea, I'm in.

.: Dax said on April 16, 2003 11:48 AM :: link it :.

Hey sounds great Mandie passed it along and I will do the same.

.: Bernie said on April 16, 2003 02:55 PM :: link it :.

This is perfect timing! The weather is warming up nicely and the windows are going down in the car! We all need some new music!

.: aithne said on April 19, 2003 07:52 PM :: link it :.

You're too early! Come back at April 10, 2003 12:24 PM to see this post.

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