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Burn It - The Summer 2005 Edition

I've been meaning to do this for like a month, but time has completely slipped away from me lately. Looks like this will be a sign up in summer, get your CD in the fall Burn, but what the hey.

The last Burn was a rehash of the very first theme (driving music), so I've decided to do another rehash this theme as well. It's probably my very favorite theme ever, so I hope you like it too.

The Theme:
I live in Texas and it is freaking hot outside. Driving to a friend's house yesterday I passed a digital thermometer that said 106°. That's freaking hot.

In honor of the blistering Texas heat, this Burn (appropriately enough) is about hot music. And by this I mean music so sensual, so sexy, so scorching (like all the s words?), that it makes you hot, just like you too were out in the Texas sun. This would be the music you would want playing in the background if you were really into someone to go with the sexual tension in the air.

Here's how it works:
After the sign up 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 5 identical CDs. Keep one for yourself and send the other three to the other people in your group and one to me. New Rule: Since so many people have been complaining that they haven't gotten CDs from people in their group, I am now requiring that you send one to me so I can keep track of who sent them out and who didn't. I hate to do this, but it seems the best way to keep track. This does not mean you'll be getting a CD from me. You should then receive three new CDs from the other three people in your group.

The rules:
- 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 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. I have put together a list of Burn It resources for those not familiar with making CDs.
- Please be sure to put your name, URL, or e-mail on your CD somewhere. I get at least a few CDs every Burn that have nothing on them at all. Let me repeat this again: Put your name, URL, or e-mail on your CD. I swear, getting several CDs a day without this info makes me want to ban people. Be nice to your organizer and make it easier for her to keep track of you.

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 (please send your info even if I already have it; it's too hard for me to keep all this is one spot):

- Your name
- Mailing address
- Your blog URL
- Your e-mail address
- New requirement: If you want to be in one group or two. (You can send the same CD to each group. You don't actually have to create two different mixes.)

Sign-ups will continue through end of day Friday, July 29th. By Monday, August 1st, 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 Wednesday, August 24th. This gives you at least a full three weeks to create and ship CDs to your three group partners and me.

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. Also, feel free to swipe one of the buttons here and link it to the category page here.

If you have any other questions, you can e-mail me 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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Yeah, I take it you decided not to come over to this friend's house yesterday? ;) We missed you. Seriously.

.: Christine said on July 12, 2005 01:10 AM :: link it :.

The rules:
- 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.

for this very reason, I'm going to opt out this time around. I'm kind of tired of putting forth the effort, only to be screwed over nearly every time. I may still make one and sent it to you, though, Kymberlie.

.: girl said on July 12, 2005 09:32 AM :: link it :.

Every member of my group sent CDs last time, so I'm signing up again :)

.: smeg said on July 12, 2005 11:14 AM :: link it :.

I didn't get a single CD the last time :( Not one. And I had a larger than usual group and theoretically a better chance of getting one. Of course, I did move, there is a chance that it didn't get through the mail, however, my brother lives at my old address and surely would have notified me if I'd gotten mail. I kind of agree with Girl. Maybe I'll sign up anyway and just leave it up to karma to balance out the universe.

.: syd said on July 12, 2005 11:33 AM :: link it :.

I really want to participate, but I don't like the theme. Why does it have to be about sex? I don't have much "sensual, sexy, scorching" music, let alone 80 minutes of it.

.: Smooth Earl said on July 12, 2005 01:56 PM :: link it :.

I got all my cds! All awesome ones, this theme seems tough! If i would of got Girls addy she would of got my 2 i did last time!

:) Sounds like fun!

.: Terry said on July 12, 2005 08:29 PM :: link it :.

Hi Kim, count me in. Last one I did was lots of fun once I figured out what was wrong with my burner. Just got a new PC and that will make it much easier. =)

.: Christine said on July 12, 2005 08:41 PM :: link it :.

Based on almost every past experience I have had with Burn-It in that I never get all of my CDs from my fellow participants, I should naturally back out on this one... (Esp. since I was part of a large group this last time and got, count em': 2 CDs) However, I cannot resist this theme. So count me in. I'll give it one more try. Crossing my fingers that I get into a good group this time where everyone follows through.

.: Traci said on July 14, 2005 08:54 PM :: link it :.

Yeah, I think I got about 1/2 of the CDs I should have, but I will do it one more time anyway...

Fun Fun Fun :)

Songs that make ya hot...hmm...

.: John Hoke said on July 19, 2005 03:02 PM :: link it :.

Did this ever happen? Are you still doing the Burn Its?

If not, would you consider a new home for it, as I would love to keep this going!

.: smeg said on April 14, 2006 05:38 PM :: link it :.

You're too early! Come back at July 11, 2005 10:37 PM to see this post.

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