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09:14 AM on 11/27/12 
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So, I think the mixtape threads are pretty fun, they always introduce me to some good music and it's cool to see what people listen to, but I think they run the risk of getting a bit stale if we just repeat them every season or so.

So, I propose an alternative, rather than making a large mixtape of all the stuff you're listening to, you make a small one just highlighting one artist that you love. That way the mixes will be easily digestible as you wouldn't be listening to a sprawling 60 minute mix covering many genres. So, the mixes will be limited to 5 songs, with a max length of 25 minutes. The artist should be someone relatively unknown. Some of the other details we can work out in here, like how many people can participate and when the deadline for submissions is.

Rules
1. Mixtape can't be longer than 25 minutes or contain more than 5 songs.
2. The artist of your choice must not be an AP staple band. Obviously this rule has a little bit more leeway, but nobody needs to hear your five song introduction to Brand New or Jimmy Eat World.
3. Ideally, your chosen artist should have a decent size discography. Again, there's leeway here, but a 5 track mixtape introducing someone to an artist who just has one album feels a little redundant to me.
4. Upload your mixes to Mediafire or somewhere similar and PM them to me.
5. Mixes will be posted on a first come, first served basis, so if you want your mix to be posted early, then send me it early.


Anybody else interested?

Participants. Bolded have submitted their mix.

1.Georgedcc - Bjork: https://www.dropbox.com/s/il9s8n0xnb...k%20George.rar
2. irthesteve - Third Eye Blind: https://www.dropbox.com/s/eqwdsu0mxzi5m42/3eb.rar
3. Craig Manning - Chad Perrone: https://www.dropbox.com/s/e3bh5m6wep...%20Perrone.rar
4. majinsharingan
5. Endless Prisoner - Mansions: https://www.dropbox.com/s/5bihrhr6ps...ng%20Final.zip
6. Cody Nelson
7. Brandon_260 - Alexisonfire: http://www59.zippyshare.com/v/91236959/file.html
8. Deanster 321 - Rolo Tomassi: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/snmvmsymb...Oq/Mixtape.rar
9. DeathOrGlory - Elliott Smith: https://www.dropbox.com/s/i8fs2ko53r...mith%20Mix.zip
10. Sjb2k1
11. Soph God - James Blake: https://www.dropbox.com/s/tymgk5mybv...lake%20Mix.zip
12. Star Slight - Van Morrison: http://www.sendspace.com/file/19758r
13. Nuns on a Bus - The Dismemberment Plan: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ut22cf6mxdain1b/TheDPlan.rar
14. Imagination - Lovers: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6we8bb23k56b1z5/lovers.zip
15. Squared82
16. Fame < Infamy - Title Fight: https://www.dropbox.com/s/l4wuyerrq4...le%20Fight.zip
17. Chris92 - The Replacements: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ta66m8xr4d...0Dummies. zip
18. Kyle Huntington - The Maccabees: http://www22.zippyshare.com/v/64907529/file.html
19. Luckykaruba
20. Anamericangod
21. Saywhatever
22. Lueda Alia
23. kazuma_ootaro28 - Ling Tosite Sigure: https://www.dropbox.com/s/37319khvkovusod/Rin.rar
24. Deadkidsean - Toe: https://www.dropbox.com/s/q8ui50szf4as5tn/dks-toe.zip
25. cshadows2887 - Prince: https://www.dropbox.com/s/69e3c4ozgp...ince%20Mix.zip
26. caveBEAR
27. Reece Wagner - Frightened Rabbit: http://www41.zippyshare.com/v/2694686/file.html
28. Daftpunker45 - Into It. Over It: https://www.dropbox.com/s/gofgv8a66g...Over%20It..zip
29. QuietThings430 - The Antlers: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jjv9tojrpc...%20Antlers.zip
30. MADSTA - Dog Day: http://www.sendspace.com/file/nnm421
31. StreetSpirit76
32, BroekHosen
33, 11:11
34. White Powder! Go Away: http://www.sendspace.com/file/z7cnfo
35. Spyki - Fightstar: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wkqk2x71mc...star%20Mix.rar
36. bradsonemanband - The Hanks: https://www.dropbox.com/s/m3gvdjcfrz...he%20Hanks.rar
37. Ari Christos
38. williek311
39. Kyle is HK - Shlohmo: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9ri85poag2...eishkAPmix.zip
40. Every Time I TY
41. Thesinkingship

Deadline: 9th December. Mixes will be posted the day after. We'll also take a little Christmas break and resume afterwards.
10:59 AM on 11/27/12 
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Glad a few people are interested.

Anybody got an opinion on how many people should be allowed to do this? I think 15-20 is a good number, any more than that and interest would drop off. 20 is pushing it a bit, but because the mixes will be so short hopefully people will find it easier to find the time to listen to them.

When do people think a good deadline is? It shouldn't take long to put these together, because they're so short and because you don't have to worry so much with the flow compared to a longer mix. I know the Christmas season is a bit hectic for a lot of people, so would it be alright if I don't start posting them until the new year? Or would people prefer cracking on with it sooner?

Also, we should make sure two people don't pick the same artist, but I'm not sure the best way to safeguard against that.
12:11 PM on 11/27/12 
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you can take the ? off my name, haha. I'm in for realz

Ha, okay done! Just wasn't one hundred percent sure from your reply if you were up for it.
12:15 PM on 11/27/12 
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but the problem is that my favorite artists are Copeland, Hot Rod Circuit and Third Eye Blind

you've all heard them ad nauseum, correct

Well, I would say that Copeland and Third Eye Blind are too 'big' to be included in a thread like this. I'm vaguely aware of Hot Rod Circuit, but I've never listened to them, so I'd say they're suitable.

I dunno though, this is where it gets a little bit tricky.
12:36 PM on 11/27/12 
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do you really think so though? I am not going to pick any 3eb singles, and I definitely feel like as a whole AP isn't THAT huge on the band. I mean, if the other people who end up doing this are all fans already then I can pick again for sure

I don't want to lay down too many rules on this, so if you want to do 3eb, that'd be fine. I was just under the impression that they were a pretty well-loved band here. Maybe not though.
12:37 PM on 11/27/12 
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hmm, okay, let's see what other people think about HRC. if they are considered okay put me down for them

I'll put you down, I don't want to be too strict on the rules here and I've never listened to HRC, so it should be fine.

The only rule I think we should be strict on is the length of these mixes.
12:48 PM on 11/27/12 
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i can go ahead and do a lesser known band if that's what the vibe is around here

Honestly, 3eb is cool if that's what you fancy doing. The first rule is the most important one and so long as people stay clear and avoid the really well known bands around here, then there won't be a problem.
12:51 PM on 11/27/12 
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You can put me down George

Edit: Is it supposed to be unknown on here or in general? Either way, I can definitely find someone more unknown than 3rd Eye Blind for either category if that's really going to be one of the artists.

Like I said to Steve as long as people aren't picking the really obvious AP bands (Brand New, TBS, The Wonder Years, Bon Iver, Kanye West etc), it should be fine.

If anybody else is worried about that, you don't have to pick some super obscure band, just something that isn't already discussed on here lots.
12:59 PM on 11/27/12 
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Right, we're up to 15 people pretty quickly. Shall we cap it at 20? Any more than that and we're pushing it. Obviously if it goes well, more people can be added.

Also, is everyone okay with it starting in the New Year? During the Christmas season everyone is busy with visiting family and friends and that, so I imagine everyone will probably have more spare time to listen to these after New Year. So, deadline can be the 31st December and I'll start posting them on the 1st or the 2nd ish? Sound good?
01:38 PM on 11/27/12 
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One more spot left!

Anybody after that can be put on first reserve, because people often drop out of these things.
01:44 PM on 11/27/12 
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Also, just to make sure nobody doubles up, do people want to PM me with who they're thinking of choosing? You don't have to PM me the mix already or anything, just the artist or a few artists you were thinking of, so I can make sure nobody else is gonna be doing them. I'll keep it secret though, so nobody else will find out until your mix is posted.

If you're really confident nobody else will have picked your artist, then you don't have to worry about PMing me.

Edit: Aaaand we're full now, people are still welcome to put their names down, but they'll have to be reserves in case anybody drops out.
02:50 PM on 11/27/12 
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The deadline is more than a month away for people to submit 5 songs?

It should be like, 10 days max.

If we put it at 10 days, then we'll be posting mixes throughout the holidays when people are likely to be busy travelling or busy with family or whatever. People are likely to be freer after New Year.

But, if people want to shorten the deadline, then I'm happy to do that. What does everyone think?

I'll put my name down for anyone who drops out

I'm in for this.

Edit: Damn, am I too late?

I'll add you to the reserves. People may well drop out, or if this goes well we can post your mixes at the end.
02:52 PM on 11/27/12 
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This is a really cool idea.

Would you like to be added to the back up list as well, mate?

Edit: Just seen your edit, added!
02:56 PM on 11/27/12 
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If people want to shorten the deadline, we could do that. The deadline could be Sunday 9th of December and I can post the first on Monday the 10th. We could do the first 10, have a break over Christmas, then come back with the other ones?

I'm honestly really open for suggestions here, when is good/bad for people?
03:15 PM on 11/27/12 
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Wish someone had PM'd or texted me to do this. Though Craig is prob going to steal my guy anyway. Bummer.

I'll add you to the reserve list of you like? Who knows, we may end up getting through more than 20.



Also, I hate being the one who decides the deadline ha. I can't handle the power! I'm happy to wait until after Christmas, but I'm equally happy to crack on and do it sooner. Someone decide for me.



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