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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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I meant to tell you, I only received 1 CD from the last one.

.: Carla said on June 29, 2004 01:30 PM :: link it :.

i'm down.

.: al said on June 29, 2004 04:28 PM :: link it :.

i'm in like flynn. oh wait, flynn hasn't signed up yet.

.: tj said on June 29, 2004 05:18 PM :: link it :.

I'm in again. :)

.: Lisa said on June 29, 2004 07:50 PM :: link it :.

Count me in; I sat out the last round, but have been in on the three before that. I'll send a confirming email anyway.

.: Joni said on June 29, 2004 08:28 PM :: link it :.

I'm in, as always... Love this concept!

.: Traci said on June 29, 2004 11:06 PM :: link it :.

I loved the Spring Burn It-got all my CDs. Sign me up again.

.: Junebugg said on June 30, 2004 03:02 PM :: link it :.

I'm in, even though I only got one CD from the last batch. I still have some faith in the system! I do hope you got the two I sent you.

.: Julia said on June 30, 2004 05:09 PM :: link it :.

*insert obligatory "me too" comments here*

I got all mine from that last round (which was also my first), and I hope to repeat that with this one. But movie scores and soundtracks? I hope I can fit everything I pick onto one CD.

.: Joe Kaczmarek said on July 1, 2004 07:04 PM :: link it :.

Oh! Is it *only* movie soundtracks, or can we do plays too? I just need to know how tightly I need to restrict my list.

.: Julia said on July 2, 2004 01:28 PM :: link it :.

Ooh, ooh, ooh! I love soundtracks and scores! I could probably do several cd's. Anyhow, this sounds awesome, count me in!

.: jana said on July 3, 2004 09:29 PM :: link it :.

I live in the UK, but I really want to join!!! NOT FAIR!!! I would happily post to the US, but I suppose its not really very fair. Please please please please please let me join if you get enough people.

.: scarlettholly said on July 4, 2004 05:59 PM :: link it :.

Yeah, I'd like to include stuff from some Broadway plays/musicals too.

.: Lisa said on July 4, 2004 08:57 PM :: link it :.

Does this include the soundtrack for your life? Thank you American Gigilo.

.: Katie said on July 6, 2004 05:18 PM :: link it :.

I sent you my info, I think??? Anyway, I am in and already have my playlist ready. I will be on vacation during the last week of July, so mine will go out early.

.: Christine said on July 8, 2004 01:36 AM :: link it :.

You're too early! Come back at June 29, 2004 12:33 PM to see this post.

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