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Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« on: 28 Jan 2007, 11:47 »

I had this idea. We could get a group of people who all really liked music, and do an album club.

The way I picture it, one person could upload a record, and everyone else could download it, listen to it, and then discuss it in the thread. After about a week, the next person could upload one, and repeat. I think it would be a really fun way to get people to listen to music they may not have otherwise, as well as stimulate discussion which is always fun!

If we were going to do this, I would want the rules to be something like as follows.

First, and most importantly, if you don't like something, hell, even if you despise something, feel free to say it, just, you know, say it nicely. There is a big difference between "This album was fucking terrible" and "Wow I really couldn't stomach this. I really really despised every single track." The difference between stating your opinion obectively and just stating your opinion is huge. I acknowledge this is hypocritical coming from me.

Second, Don't pick an album everyone has heard already. We all like the Arcade Fire, but Funeral would not be the most exciting album to discuss. This will be a lot more fun if people are being exposed to things they haven't heard before.

Third, Please Listen to the Whole album. It's not fair to just listen to one track and act like you gave the band a fair shake. I almost want to say that if you can't actually talk about an album, you lose your turn to upload, but that seems a little harsh.

That is pretty much it! I feel like the order could just be the order in which people join the club? The only thing I am unsure of is how the albums should be picked, whether it would be better to make a poll between three albums that everyone could vote on, or whether it should just be the persons choice.

Post here if you would be interested, I guess? I will take new people in until... lets say Tuesday night at 8:PM, Pacific Time, or when we get 20 people, whichever comes first. If there's enough spill over, it might not be a bad idea to do two groups instead of one, so everyone can participate without making it so not everyone gets a turn.

In terms of uploading files, there are many sites that work. The most common are www.Sendspace.com and www.Yousendit.com, which aren't bad, but both run a bit slowly. I would reccomend either www.senduit.com, which is fast but has no upload bar, or www.mediafire.com which I've never uploaded to but the downloads are like lightning. When you are posting the download links, it is a good idea to post them as hxxp instead of http, because then they need to be copy pasted, which means the site doesn't know we are putting so much traffic into it's servers.

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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #1 on: 28 Jan 2007, 11:52 »

I'm in.

I think that we should make a list of people that want to upload albums and then follow it, then update it as more people want to join. No matter how we do it, everyone should get their turn.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #2 on: 28 Jan 2007, 11:54 »

I'm in, as long as I am assured being allowed to upload stuff. I also promise not to be too rude, but I will be frank. Just try not to keep it too sucky I guess? :p
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #3 on: 28 Jan 2007, 11:56 »

That is a good plan! I will start assembling the list. I am putting you first because it would be unfair for me to start it and then immedeatly force my taste on people.

Khar you are number 3. The only way you will not get to upload is if people lose interest really fast, but I am hoping that doesn't happen. Also frank is fine, but since I have a sneaking suspicion a lot of stuff wont be your taste, try to be a little gentle.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #4 on: 28 Jan 2007, 11:58 »

Sure, I can always use the chance to get more exposure to new stuff. I'll just have to make sure I can find something people haven't already heard about.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #5 on: 28 Jan 2007, 12:09 »

Definitely want in.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #6 on: 28 Jan 2007, 12:26 »

I'm in too!
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #7 on: 28 Jan 2007, 12:31 »

I'm up for this, although I'll need to be shown how I'm uploading an album.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #8 on: 28 Jan 2007, 12:49 »

Ditto me Dynamite Kid.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #9 on: 28 Jan 2007, 12:53 »

After a couple minutes of thought, I have decided that I will be capping the club at 20, because otherwise I don't know if everyone will actually get a turn. I am not sure the numbers will get that high, but it's better to keep it under control, I think.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #10 on: 28 Jan 2007, 13:07 »

i'm in
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #11 on: 28 Jan 2007, 13:20 »

I can dig it.
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« Reply #12 on: 28 Jan 2007, 13:44 »

Word to your mother. I'm in.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #13 on: 28 Jan 2007, 13:48 »

Put me all up on that list.

You should definitely post EZ HOW TO UPLOAD A WHOLE ALBUM TO A SERVER THAT DOESN'T SUCK INSTRUCTIONZ because I have never done such a thing before either.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #14 on: 28 Jan 2007, 13:54 »

I'm in, tentatively, but I may back out if life gets too consuming.  As it may.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #15 on: 28 Jan 2007, 13:57 »

I want in, gogogo!
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #16 on: 28 Jan 2007, 13:57 »

I would suggest that maybe you should stay out unless you're sure you can contribute. With limited space, it might keep somebody else who really wants to be involved out. Nothing against you personally, though.

I was referring to minkles, in case that wasn't obvious.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #17 on: 28 Jan 2007, 14:10 »

I would like to be a part of this.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #18 on: 28 Jan 2007, 14:20 »

Doggtown, I am sorry but I honestly have some hesitation about letting a guy named anonymous noob into this thing.


Also I am keeping 3 spots saved for people who aren't on right now but I think would want to take part, namely Spinless, Johnny_C, and possibly Skibas_Clavicle, is she has the time.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #19 on: 28 Jan 2007, 14:26 »

Uh, I understand why you would be hesitant to let me participate, but I assure you that I am serious in my request to join.

If you are entirely against letting me participate then I guess I'll have to sit this out, however, I would really appreciate being allowed to be a part of this.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #20 on: 28 Jan 2007, 15:46 »

Why am I not on the list already?!
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #21 on: 28 Jan 2007, 15:48 »

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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #22 on: 28 Jan 2007, 15:49 »

Im up for it.
I already have an album in mind. though i can see it would take a while and possibly die before it got to me.

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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #23 on: 28 Jan 2007, 15:52 »

Sorry buddy. 40 seconds too late. If more people sign up, I would be in favor of splitting into two groups of 15, but we'll see.
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« Reply #24 on: 28 Jan 2007, 16:09 »

damn. just too late.

I think this means i need to increase my internet speed. 1.5mb here I come...

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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #25 on: 28 Jan 2007, 16:13 »

Darn.
Guess I'm also too late.

Warn me if you're going to open another group.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #26 on: 28 Jan 2007, 16:50 »

Skibas is out, godinpants you're in.
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« Reply #27 on: 28 Jan 2007, 16:57 »

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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #28 on: 28 Jan 2007, 17:12 »

I'll be open minded. I normally am, and have occasionally been surprised at a very good album or artist being recommended by people with tastes I normally dislike: thus my enjoyment of Neutral Milk Hotel and British Sea Power. Hopefully the instruction to post albums not everyone will have heard will keep some interesting and left-field stuff cropping up.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #29 on: 28 Jan 2007, 17:16 »

aww crap, little to late for this one.

ah well, have fun you guys
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #30 on: 28 Jan 2007, 17:18 »

And hopefully people who are participating have a good idea of what "albums everyone has heard" is so that nobody is like HAY GUYS HAVE U HEARD OF SLINT.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #31 on: 28 Jan 2007, 17:30 »

Put me down as hoping for another group I guess, nice idea.

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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #32 on: 28 Jan 2007, 19:11 »

Is it too late to get in on this? I guess it probably is.   :-(
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #33 on: 28 Jan 2007, 20:43 »

I like this idea and I love that I have reserved seating. I'm in.
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« Reply #34 on: 28 Jan 2007, 20:46 »

I know I'm too late, but if you start a second group, I want in.

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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #35 on: 28 Jan 2007, 21:24 »

What Sam said.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #36 on: 28 Jan 2007, 21:46 »

Can others listen to the music and discuss as well, or only those 20?
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #37 on: 28 Jan 2007, 21:51 »

I'd be up for the second group, if we decide to split it up.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #38 on: 28 Jan 2007, 22:00 »

This is a great idea, I reckon!  It's kinda what happens now informally on a lot of sharing forums, but just giving it its own breathing space.

I'm wondering about starting a second thread, to get another one going.  Would that be kosher?  It wouldn't detract from this one would it?

I think a theme could be cool... maybe no songs?  No rock?  Hm.  Just something to encourage a big variety of stuff to get discussed.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #39 on: 28 Jan 2007, 22:17 »

Brittany, I wholely encourage everyone to listen and discuss, but not upload. 

Fish, if you want to start another thread, go for it. Again, I am strongly for 15 and 15.
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« Reply #40 on: 28 Jan 2007, 22:26 »

One suggestion I have is that we probably don't need to do a week per album.  I think, say, 3 days should be fine between uploads.  Most of us are bored enough that we check this board at least once every 3 days, if not every day we're near a computer, right?  And I think moving a little quicker would keep the interest level up.  Just a thought.
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« Reply #41 on: 28 Jan 2007, 22:31 »

OK, put me down for the second 15, if there's still room.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #42 on: 29 Jan 2007, 00:36 »

If there is a second edition or if someone drops, count me in.

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« Reply #43 on: 29 Jan 2007, 03:26 »

So when should I upload an album?
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« Reply #44 on: 29 Jan 2007, 06:29 »

Kief, allow for a 21st person? I couldn't get at the innerwubs this weekend, but I like the idea.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #45 on: 29 Jan 2007, 06:52 »

I'm going to go ahead and start the other thread, hopefully that's not too presumptuous of me.  I'm going to go back through the thread and add some of the longer-standing forumites who did not get in on the first group automatically. So far that's:

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Johnny_ Katz, just let me know if you want to make it 15 and 15 and decide which 5 to send over.  If you'd like to manage the other thread yourself just let me know and I can take the one I started down, it is your idea after all.

PS- If you do send people over, be sure to toss me at least one metalhead ;-).
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« Reply #46 on: 29 Jan 2007, 07:15 »

If it does split in two and there ends up being an opening in either group, it'd be nice if I could get in on this.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #47 on: 29 Jan 2007, 08:07 »

So when should I upload an album?

As soon as possible would be ideal, actually. Get it up there, lets get started, etc. I'll set a "due date" for the next album based on when yours goes up.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #48 on: 29 Jan 2007, 08:54 »

Ah, the fun part is going to be picking what album I'm going to spring on your folks.

Does this have to be a studio album? Or can it be a live album/compilation album by a band/multi-artist compilation? I'm not saying one I'd make up of my own, but that would be ridiculous. I mean like, for instance, the Trainspotting soundtrack, which is a great album in its own right.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #49 on: 29 Jan 2007, 09:10 »

I've been away all weekend, but if there's room, I'd like to be a part of this.  It sounds like a really great idea.
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