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Burn It - The Summer Edition

It's time for another Burn It CD swap! The rules are a bit different from last time and there's a new theme, so be sure to read carefully before signing up!

The Theme:
It's summer time and I don't know about where you live, but here in Texas it's hot - real hot. With that in mind, the theme for this swap is music that makes you hot. Music that makes you sweat. Music that turns you on. Here's your chance to make a make-out CD and share it with others.

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. If you signed up last swap and didn't send your CDs out, don't sign up this time.
- 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.
- Please be sure to put your name, URL, or e-mail on your CD somewhere. I got several last time that I liked, but have no idea who sent them.

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 Tuesday, July 15th. By Friday, July 18th, 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, August 4th. 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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I'm in.

.: Carla said on June 27, 2003 10:31 AM :: link it :.

me too!

.: P said on June 27, 2003 10:47 AM :: link it :.

Count me in! I had so much fun last time that I think I will be a regular.

.: ginadapooh said on June 27, 2003 12:46 PM :: link it :.

I'm on my vacation around that time and don't have a CD burner, but I'm going to plug this on my blog, cause it sounds like a good idea =)

.: Eva said on June 27, 2003 04:01 PM :: link it :.

I emailed you too, definitely in, again.

.: gingersmack said on June 28, 2003 12:44 AM :: link it :.

I would looove to do this... but unfortunely I'm broke city. But I would like to know how often it is that you do these? Once every month? Every 2 months?

.: java said on June 29, 2003 03:13 PM :: link it :.

i'm SO in! i'll email ya too.

.: tj said on June 29, 2003 07:07 PM :: link it :.

ohh, I've been thinking about starting up something like this. I am so in.

.: smash said on July 1, 2003 05:49 AM :: link it :.

I'm in - I just sent you the email:) Thanks!

.: Daphne said on July 14, 2003 09:55 PM :: link it :.

did you get my email?

.: erika said on July 17, 2003 07:28 PM :: link it :.

Still have room???

.: Adelle said on July 30, 2003 02:16 PM :: link it :.


.: tyler said on September 6, 2005 12:40 AM :: link it :.

You're too early! Come back at June 27, 2003 01:58 AM to see this post.

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