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Monday, August 29, 2005

Burn It - Summer 2005 Edition Delay

I totally suck.

The latest Burn It CDs were supposed to be mailed this week, but I haven't even got the lists together, much less sent them to anyone so they can mail them out.

Tomororow, though, I am totally going to send them out. This means the date will have to be moved, so the new date to mail your CDs will be Monday, September 19th.

I'll mention all this in your e-mails, but if you've been wondering what's up, yeah, I just have had all this other shit to do (read partying like a rockstar and then going to bed the next night at like 6:30 to make up for it), but I swear we're going to get caught up.

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Monday, August 1, 2005

Burn It - The Summer 2005 Edition Extension

The sign ups for the latest Burn It CD swap was supposed to end last Friday, but I've been too busy to really hype the exchange like I should, so I'm extended the sign ups until next Tuesday (gives me a few days to recover from Blogathon).

So, you've still got a few days to go read the rules and sign up.

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Monday, July 11, 2005

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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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Burn It CDs Are Overdue

I should have mentioned this last week, but it slipped my mind. Whoops.

If you participated in the Burn It - The Spring 2005 Edition CD swap, your CDs were due out last Monday. I've gotten a ton of them for this Burn already (Yeah!), but we still have around fifteen or twenty people that need to send theirs out (Boo!).

If you've got a slacker in your group, feel free to e-mail them and ask them where the hell your CDs are, but in a nice way. ;)

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Thursday, April 14, 2005

Burn It - The Spring 2005 Group Information

I sent out the group information for the latest round of Burn It, so if you signed up and din't get yours, e-mail me right away.

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Monday, April 11, 2005

Burn It - The Spring 2005 Edition Reminder

Just a reminder, but today is the last day to sign up for Burn It - The Spring 2005 Edition.

You can get all the information on what it is and how to sign uphere.

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Thursday, April 7, 2005

E-Mail Snafu

There was a snafu with my webmail today (if you're using Horde, I don't suggest trying to start a blacklist or filter; it totally fucked up my mail), so I lost all mail that I got today.

If you signed up for Burn It either yesterday or today (just to be on the safe side), please resend me your information. I'd hate to leave anyone out who had signed up. (Same goes for any personal mail that you might have sent me. Please resend.)

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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Burn It - The Spring 2005 Edition

It's hard to believe, but this spring marks the second anniversary of the beginning of Burn It, my seasonal mix CD swap.

Since this is a big anniversary, I've decided we're going to go back in time and redo the very first Burn It theme - the one that kicked it all off - driving music.

Sign-ups begin now and, as always, please be sure to read the rules carefully before signing up!


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 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. 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 or beg me. I'm not immune to a little begging if you really, really want to participate.
- 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.


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 Monday, April 11th. By Thursday, April 14th, 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 9th. 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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Sunday, February 20, 2005

Burn It - The Winter 2004 Edition CDs

Just a friendly reminder, but if you participated in the last round of Burn It, your CDs should have been mailed on Friday. If you're running late, that's cool, but it would be nice for you to let your group members now.

Don't be lame and not send your CDs out; it will get you banned from future Burn Its.

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Thursday, January 20, 2005

Burn It - The Winter 2004 Edition Reminder

Just a reminder, but today is the last day to sign up for Burn It - The Winter 2004 Edition. The theme this season is remixes, so there should be some interesting compilations created.

You know you want to join, so go read the rules and sign up!

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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Burn It - The Winter 2004 Edition

Time for the next Burn It CD Swap. Sign-ups begin now and, as always, please be sure to read the rules carefully before signing up! (And, yes, I know it's not 2004 any more, but with the new job and the holidays, this is a little late getting out.)


The Theme:
One of my favorite things, at least musically, is a good remix. Remixes are amongst some of my very favorite songs, so it's high time that I feature them as a theme. So, dazzle me with your favorite remixes by creating the Best Remix CD Ever.

I've had a couple of people ask me exactly what a remix is According to Dictionary.com the definition is: To recombine (audio tracks or channels from a recording) to produce a new or modified audio recording: remixed a popular ballad and turned it into a dance hit. With that in mind, I don't think covers should be considered remixes.

Ultimately, though, Burn Its have always been about making an awesome CD that you love and want to share with other people. So, if not every track that you put on there isn't strictly a remix, the world won't fall apart. Just make a good CD and actually send it out to you group members (lots of people have been bailing on their groups. Don't be That Guy).


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. 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 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 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 (please send your info even if I already have it):

- 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 Thursday, January 20th. By Monday, January 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 Friday, February 18th. 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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Monday, November 1, 2004

Burn It - The Fall 2004 Edition Sign-Up Extension

I've decided to extend sign ups for Burn It - The Fall 2004 Edition until tomorrow, November 2nd. If you haven't signed up yet, go read the rules and send me your info!

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Saturday, October 30, 2004

Burn It Buttons

Doc was generous enough to make a Burn It button for me (his is the first one) after begging for some help. I loved how his fire looked, so I used it to make some more buttons. If you're participating or have participated in a past Burn It CD Swap, feel free to use one of the buttons. Please link it back to the Burn It category page here so that other people can come and participate too. Thanks for the help, Doc!

















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Friday, October 22, 2004

Burn It - The Fall 2004 Edition

Time for the next Burn It CD Swap. Sign-ups begin now and, as always, please be sure to read the rules carefully before signing up!


The Theme:
It's fall and that always makes me think of school, so this theme is all about music that makes you think of school days. It can be songs that came out while you were in school, songs that make you think of school (whether it was out at that time or not), or songs that make you feel like you're back in school.


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. 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. 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 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 (please send your info even if I already have it):

- Your name
- Mailing address
- Your blog URL
- Your e-mail address
- New requirement: If you want to be in one group or two

Sign-ups will continue through end of day Tuesday, November 2nd. By Thursday, November 4th, 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, November 29th. 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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Thursday, September 9, 2004

Burn It - The Summer 2004 Incentive Winner

I've been woefully negligent in mentioning the incentive winners from the last Burn It CD swap (and also woefully negligent in making my own CD of movie music. I plan on starting it really soon, I promise!). As you may recall, the group or groups that get all of their CDs to me first wins a copy of my own CD.

This time we had three groups get their CDs into me all on the same day so the winners are as follows:

.: Traci
.: Vicki
.: Darren
.: Michael
.: Christine Murphy
.: Amber
.: Julia
.: Jay
.: Leah
.: Katie

As soon as I make my CDs, your copy will be on its way to you. Thanks for getting your CDs out so promptly!

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Friday, July 9, 2004

Burn It - The Summer 2004 Edition Final Sign-Up Day

Just a reminder, but today is the last day to sign up for Burn It - The Summer 2004 Edition. Come read the rules and sign up. This Burn's going to be a lot of fun!

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Thursday, July 8, 2004

Burn It - The Summer 2004 Edition Reminder

Just a reminder, but tomorrow's the last day to sign up for Burn It - The Summer 2004 Edition. Go read the rules and sign up already! What are you waiting for?

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Saturday, July 3, 2004

Burn It Participants

Due to a glitch with my e-mail, I lost any e-mail that was sent Wednesday morning between 4:00 am and 9:00 CST. Here's the current list of participants that I have. If you should be on here but aren't, please resend me your info. Thanks!

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Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Burn It Group Question

I know that several people have expressed interest in being in more than one Burn It group so that they can get more music. I may change the group sizes depending on how everyone feels, so take a minute to vote and let me know how big you want your Burn It group to be.




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Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Burn It - The Summer 2004 Edition

Time for the next Burn It CD Swap. Sign-ups begin now and, as always, please be sure to read the rules carefully before signing up! Also, take a minute and place your vote on group size.


The Theme:
Since it's summer time and summer always means big blockbuster movies, this theme is all about movie music, both scores and soundtracks. CDs can either be a mix of both soundtracks and scores or can be either or. Feel free to make a CD of both if you like.


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. 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. 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 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 (please send your info even if I already have it):

- Your name
- Mailing address
- Your blog URL
- Your e-mail address

Sign-ups will continue through Friday, July 9th. By Sunday, July 11th, 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 Friday, July 30th. 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.

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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Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Burn It - The Spring 2004 Edition Incentive Winners

Today I received Jay's Burn It - The Spring 2004 Edition CD. Since I'd already received Katie's, Howard's, and Joe's, they are the winning group for this burn's incentive. Way to go, y'all!

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Friday, June 4, 2004

Burn It Incentive

I know a lot of people have complained that they send out their Burn It CDs only to never receive anything from anyone in their group. Since I've started requiring people to send me a copy of their CD as well, I've noticed that more CDs are being sent out, but it's still not 100% (and honestly, with Christine and Mike's wedding, getting kidney stones, and getting prepared for job interviews, I haven't sent mine out yet).

Today, while noting whose CDs came in the mail, I came up with a little incentive that might make people send their CDs out quicker. What I'm going to do is this - the first group that I receive all four CDs from gets a copy of my CD. (This obviously leaves my group out, but if they get theirs to me quickly, I might send them an older version. We'll see.)

Hopefully people will be so psyched about getting the organizer's CD that they'll rush to the mailbox as soon as they get their mailing list. Okay, so I'm delusional, but it was the best thing tht I could come up with. :-) So far no group's gotten all of theirs to me, though I have three out of four for four groups. If you haven't mailed your Spring 2004 Edition out, get cracking; maybe you'll get an extra CD!

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Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Burn It FYI

Just an FYI, but music overlapping on Burn It CDs isn't a big deal. Make your CD the way you want it and if there's overlap, that's fine. The whole point of Burn It (for me anyway) is to make a CD that I enjoy and share it with others. If it's stuff that people have heard before or already have, that's just the way the cookie crumbles. :-)

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Monday, May 17, 2004

Burn It - The Spring 2004 Edition Playlist

Thanks to Acoustica MP3 CD Burner, I was able to do cross-fading on my Burn It - The Spring 2004 Edition Playlist and get it to fit onto one CD.

This CD really ran the gamut. It starts out with Tori doing Bruce Springsteen's I'm on Fire accompanied only with her piano and ends up with Less Than Jake doing a punk cover of I Think I Love You. I'm really happy with how it turned out.

01 Tori Amos - I'm on Fire (03:06)
02 Gary Jules - Mad World (03:07)
03 Sting - Ne Me Quitte Pas (03:33)
04 Don Henley - Come Rain or Come Shine (03:40)
05 Norah Jones - Cold Cold Heart (03:38)
06 Aaron Neville - Crazy Love (04:30)
07 Rod Stewart - That Old Feeling (02:55)
08 Karl Zero - (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons (02:23)
09 George Michael - Desafinado (03:20)
10 Dalaras Giorgos & Sting - Trelos Gia Sena (Mad About You) (03:42)
11 Gypsy Kings - Hotel California (05:47)
12 The Mavericks - Here Comes My Baby (03:09)
13 Big Mountain - Baby, I Love Your Way (04:24)
14 Pet Shop Boys - Always On My Mind (03:53)
15 Erasure - Take a Chance On Me (03:45)
16 Tom Jones & The Cardigans - Burning Down the House (03:37)
17 Sugar Ray - Abracadabra (03:42)
18 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Love Rollercoaster (04:34)
19 Reel Big Fish - Take On Me (03:02)
20 Limp Bizkit - Faith (02:26)
21 Bowling For Soup - Summer of '69 (03:05)
22 The Goops - Build Me Up Buttercup (02:39)
23 Less Than Jake - I Think I Love You (02:03)

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Thursday, May 13, 2004

Burn It - The Spring 2004 Edition Group Information

I just sent out the group information for Burn It - The Spring 2004 Edition. If you signed up and didn't get your information e-mail me right away. Now get burning (and mailing!) those CDs!

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Monday, May 10, 2004

Burn It - The Spring 2004 Edition Final Reminder

Just a reminder, but today is the last day to sign up for Burn It - The Spring 2004 Edition CD swap (and I really mean it this time). Come join the fun. We've got almost fifty people signed up already.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2004

Burn It - The Spring 2004 Edition Extention

I've had several people ask to join Burn It - The Spring 2004 Edition even though the sign-ups have ended. I've decided to go ahead and extend them through Monday, May 10th, so if you wanted to join, now's the time to do it. FYI - the date to mail the CDs out (Monday, May 31st) is the same.

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Monday, May 3, 2004

Burn It - The Spring 2004 Edition Reminder

Just a reminder, but today is the last day to sign up for Burn It - The Spring 2004 Edition. Go read the rules and sign up!

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Sunday, April 18, 2004

Burn It - The Spring 2004 Edition

I know that this edition is really close to the last one, but I want to get the editions closer to the actual season they're supposed to represent (Nothing like doing the winter one in March!). Sign-ups begin now and, as always, please be sure to read the rules carefully before signing up!


The Theme:
At the last Tiara Happy Hour Emily gave me the perfect theme - cover songs. Any cover of any kind of song by any band works for this. Update: if you don't have 80 minutes worth of cover songs, it's perfectly acceptable to fill up some of the space with the original version of the song and then the cover. If you're looking for ideas of songs to use, tj pointed out The Covers Project which has a ton of information on covers.


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. 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. 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 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 (please send your info even if I already have it):

- Your name
- Mailing address
- Your blog URL
- Your e-mail address

Sign-ups will continue through Monday, May 10th. By Thursday, May 13th, 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 31st. 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.

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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Sunday, March 28, 2004

Burn It Reminder and Sign Up Form

Just a reminder, but your Burn It CDs for the Winter Edition should be mailed out tomorrow afternoon (mine are going to be a bit late, but I promise to send out both this and the last group's very soon). Also, if you'd like to sign up to be notified when I'm going to be doing the next exchange (it should be pretty soon), be sure to enter your e-mail address in the space below.



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Saturday, March 6, 2004

Burn It - The Winter Edition Group Information

I sent out the group lists for Burn It - The Winter Edition this morning, so everyone should have their groups shortly. Have fun creating your CDs and don't forget to mail them out by the end of the day Monday, March 29th. Remember to send me a copy as well so I can put a check by your name and let you participate next time.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2004

Burn It - The Winter Edition Playlist

It's some kind of miracle, but I've already completed my CD for this edition of my Burn It CD exchange. Since I still haven't mailed out my CDs to my last group, they'll get a copy of this CD too.

If you're interested, here's what went on the CD. It came to 79:56, leaving only 4 seconds of blank space. Not bad, huh?

01 Hed Kandi - Rainy Days And Mondays (5:42)
02 Zero 7 - In the Waiting Line (4:33)
03 George Michael - Cowboys and Angels (7:15)
04 The Passengers & Pavarotti - Miss Sarajevo (5:22)
05 kd lang - Love Affair (4:41)
06 Tears For Fears - Woman In Chains (6:30)
07 The Cure - Pictures Of You (4:49)
08 Don Henley - The Heart Of The Matter (5:22)
09 Sting - Shape Of My Heart (4:40)
10 Eve Cassidy - Fields of Gold (4:43)
11 The Cranberries - Ode to My Family (4:31)
12 Brooks & Dunn - Neon Moon (4:22)
13 Vince Gill - Worlds Apart (5:44)
14 Wild Colonials - Victim (5:59)

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Monday, March 1, 2004

Burn It - The Winter Edition Final Day

Don't forget that today's the last day to sign up for Burn It - The Winter Edition, my latest CD swap. Go read the rules and send me your info if you'd like to participate.

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Friday, February 27, 2004

Burn It Reminder

Just a reminder, but Monday is the last day to sign up for this round of my Burn It CD swap. You can get all of the information here, so go read up on it and sign up!

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Saturday, February 14, 2004

Burn It - The Winter Edition

I finally decided what theme I wanted to use for this edition of Burn It, so sign-ups begin now. Please be sure to read the rules carefully before signing up!


The Theme:
I was thinking of making this theme all about melancholy music (winter being a time when lots of people get the blues). tj suggested making it a SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) mix which fits both the melancholy music and the season. So, for this theme, music that you listen to when sad or music that makes you blue 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 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. 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. 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 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
- Your e-mail address

Sign-ups will continue through Monday, March 1st. By Thursday, March 4th, 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, March 29th. 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.

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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Tuesday, February 3, 2004

Give Me a T-H-E-M-E!

If I was to do the winter Burn It (my seasonal CD swap. You can view all related entries, including rules and such, here) in the next few weeks, what would be a good theme? Last spring was driving music, summer was "hot" music (sexy music, basically), and fall was Free For All Fall where there was no theme (and those that were in my group, I still need to mail your CDs out; I know, I suck). What's a good winter one? I had envisioned doing a kind of melancholy mix, but I'm just not in the mood for it. So, come on and give me some good ideas! (Btw, it doesn't necessarily have to relate to winter, but it can.)

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Friday, December 5, 2003

Burn It - The Fall Edition Delay

Understandly, I've had no desire to do much with the last Burn It exchange over the last few weeks. At this point, I've received a ton of the discs (I'm still getting my mail from Steven, so if you have yours to send to me, go ahead and send it to the Sugar Pine address for now), but I haven't gone through and checked off who's sent one and who hasn't. I'll probably do that this weekend, but no promises.

However, I don't think that I'm in any kind of mood to make a mix for this exchange, so those of you in my group will be receiving two discs - my Spring and Summer editions instead. Again, I can't promise that this will be ready this weekend, but I'm going to try.

Like I said in this post, I've got to start moving on and keeping busy with other stuff, so I will try and work my way through the 80(!) discs or so that showed up. It may be a while before I listen to them, though. Sometimes music is just too unsafe when you're feelings are freshly raw.

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Friday, October 31, 2003

Burn It - The Fall Edition Group Information

All of the group information for Burn It - The Fall Edition has been sent out, so keep an eye out for your group. Let me know if it doesn't show up so I can double check your e-mail address.

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Monday, October 27, 2003

Down the Wire...

Just a few more hours until Burn It - The Fall Edition CD Swap is over. Better hurry and sign up!

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Last Day To Sign Up

Just a reminder, but today is the last day to sign up for Burn It - The Fall Edition CD Swap. If you want to participate, read the rules and send me your info before midnight tonight. We already have sevnety-five participants, so let's see how many more we can get!

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Thursday, October 23, 2003

Burn It - The Fall Edition Extension

I decided to extend the sign-up period for Burn It - The Fall until Monday, October 27th. You've got until then to sign up. After that, you're out of luck.

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Saturday, October 11, 2003

Burn It - The Fall Edition

Thanks to my hospital stay, I'm a little late getting this up, but 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:
I was thinking of making this an anything goes theme (in other words, just pick whatever songs you want - no overall theme required) and Jenna came up with the perfect title: Free For All Fall. So this editions theme is no theme - just burn whatever you want.


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 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. 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. 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 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

Sign-ups will continue through Monday, October 27th. By Thursday, October 30th, 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, November 17th. 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.

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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Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Burn It Success

The Burn It - Summer Edition swap really seems to be quite a success! I don't make it mandatory that you send me a thank you/finder's fee CD, but since I've received over twenty CDs, my guess is that most people sent theirs out. Here's a list of all the people that I've gotten CDs from already (* means they were in one of the two groups I was in):

Thank you all so much! The next swap should be coming up towards the end of October, so keep an eye out for notices!

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Sunday, August 3, 2003

Burn It - The Summer Edition Done

I finally finished my own Burn It CD today. They're about half way done burning and all the CD covers and booklets are printed, so I should be completely done pretty soon. If you're interested to see what music that I consider make-out music, keep on reading for my track list.

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Friday, August 1, 2003

Burn It - The Summer Edition Reminder

Just a reminder, but if you're participating in Burn It - The Summer Edition, this weekend is the last weekend to work on your CDs. They're supposed to be mailed out by the end of the day Monday.

If you didn't get to participate this time, never fear. I'll do one of these in a few months for the fall (and I've already got the theme picked out!).

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Friday, July 18, 2003

Burn It Delay

I left my file with the groups at work last night, so I wasn't able to send out the Burn It - The Summer Edition group information last night. Unfortunately, I probably won't be home until very last tonight, so you'll probably get your group information early Saturday. Sorry for the delay, everyone!

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Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Last Day to Burn It

Just a reminder, but today is the last day to sign up for Burn It - The Summer Edition. We've got over fifty participants already and there's always room for more!

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Thursday, July 10, 2003

Burn It Reminder

Just a reminder that the deadline to sign up for Burn It - The Summer Edition is coming up (next Tuesday is it). Don't forget to join!

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Friday, June 27, 2003

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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Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Burn It - The Summer Edition Notification

I'm going to start Burn It - The Summer Edition (follow up to Burn It - The Spring Edition) in about two or three weeks, so if you want to be notified when it's time to sign up, send me an e-mail (it's over in the sidebar).

Hopefully this will help cut down on the people who missed sign ups last time.

The CDs that I got were really great, so be sure and sign up this time. The theme is going to be great!

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Friday, May 9, 2003

Burn It Complete and Mailed

Last night I finally got done with burning my Burn It - The Spring Edition CDs and I mailed them off this afternoon. Nothing like waiting until the last minute on your own CD exchange!

I was so impressed with the CDs that I have received so far, that I was inspired to print booklets and matching labels, so I hope everyone likes what I got out. I myself really liked how they came together.

Btw, if you want to read what went on the CDs, click the little "Read More" link. I'm going to put the list in the extended entry box so that if you're getting a CD and want the tracklist to remain a surprise, you can.

Read more »


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Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Burn It Info on its Way!

I just finished sending out all the group information for Burn It - The Spring Edition, so watch your inbox for it. Thirty-eight people signed up, so I just may make this a seasonal thing.

If you signed up and didn't get your info, e-mail me and I'll look into it. Happy burning!

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Monday, April 21, 2003

Last Day to Burn It

Just a reminder, but today is the last day to sign up for Burn It - The Spring Edition. So far we already have over thirty participants, so get your information in and join us. In case you missed it the first time around, here's the info again.


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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Thursday, April 10, 2003

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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