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Summer Mix Competition
« on: 06 Apr 2008, 04:01 »

The sun has finally made an appearance in the UK and I need some appropriately cheery tunes. The only problem is I don't have any music suitable for this weather! This is where you crazy kids come in. I am tasking anyone on this forum who wants to participate to make me a summer mixtape. The only restrictions are thus -

1) It must fit on one compact disc. Eighty minutes is the absolute ceiling and I recommend a bit less than that.
2) You must sequence and label all of the songs. The mix must be in MP3 format, condensed to an .rar file and uploaded to Mediafire for me to download.
3) No Pandering! You know what I like already but that isn't the point of this mix. I want to hear some tunes that I have never heard before. This is pretty easy because I never hear new music. I probably haven't heard most of the Indie/Pop albums released over the last ten years. I definitely haven't heard the hip hop or electronic albums either. Do not pick bands I already know and love!
4) No metal/industrial/goth/Mars Volta. I do not associate this music with summer! Try to keep it upbeat and fairly melodic.

The person who uploads the best mix will receive $100 worth of swag from American Apparel or Amazon.

The winner will be announced during June - July. You have a long time to think about this! Take your time!
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Re: Summer Mix Competition
« Reply #1 on: 06 Apr 2008, 04:18 »

The sun has finally made an appearance in the UK

Hmm.  I woke up this morning (in Oxford) to find 5 inches of snow beneath the sun.

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Re: Summer Mix Competition
« Reply #2 on: 06 Apr 2008, 04:20 »

Likewise, here in Aberdeenshire it snowed all morning. Still, the sun is out now and has been all week.

Summer is on the way!
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Re: Summer Mix Competition
« Reply #3 on: 06 Apr 2008, 04:21 »

Did American Apparel give you the swag for free because you model for them?
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Re: Summer Mix Competition
« Reply #4 on: 06 Apr 2008, 04:25 »

No, I just couldn't think of a good prize.
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Re: Summer Mix Competition
« Reply #5 on: 06 Apr 2008, 04:26 »

How about $100?
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Re: Summer Mix Competition
« Reply #6 on: 06 Apr 2008, 04:29 »

You'd just spend it on drugs.

The prize is non-negotiable! Get to work!
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Re: Summer Mix Competition
« Reply #7 on: 06 Apr 2008, 05:19 »

I'm torn between wanting to do the mix and not giving a shit about the prize.
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Re: Summer Mix Competition
« Reply #8 on: 06 Apr 2008, 05:22 »

Do it anyway.

If you win, give the voucher to a friend.
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Re: Summer Mix Competition
« Reply #9 on: 06 Apr 2008, 06:16 »

Okay, cool. I will work on this.

How come you're offering a prize?
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Re: Summer Mix Competition
« Reply #10 on: 06 Apr 2008, 06:29 »

I want to hear some tunes that I have never heard before.

*facedesk* How do you do a summer mix without "Pacific Theme"?
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Re: Summer Mix Competition
« Reply #11 on: 06 Apr 2008, 07:18 »

I suggest people lose points for using songs with 'summer' in the title.

I'm only making it harder for myself!
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Re: Summer Mix Competition
« Reply #12 on: 06 Apr 2008, 08:01 »

I want to hear some tunes that I have never heard before.

*facedesk* How do you do a summer mix without "Pacific Theme"?

just...exactly.
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Re: Summer Mix Competition
« Reply #13 on: 06 Apr 2008, 08:26 »

Tommy lets be real here you should just give me the prize now because I am better at music than all these punk ass bustas and I mean like I am probabaly way better at fucking sick summetime music than they are.


Did you listen to that Lucky Soul record by the way?
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Re: Summer Mix Competition
« Reply #14 on: 06 Apr 2008, 08:32 »

Has American Apparel always been a softcore porn site?
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Re: Summer Mix Competition
« Reply #15 on: 06 Apr 2008, 08:38 »

Did you listen to that Lucky Soul record by the way?

No, I've never even heard of them. I am miserably behind the times.

You would probably stand a good chance of winning if you decide to make a mix.

Has American Apparel always been a softcore porn site?

Their advertising is really bad isn't it? I like their clothes though.
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« Reply #16 on: 06 Apr 2008, 08:59 »

I mean I know I do.

It's a shame I don't really wear american apparel.
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Re: Summer Mix Competition
« Reply #17 on: 06 Apr 2008, 09:02 »

I'd never really noticed their advertising before. I've been to the store in Toronto. My friend tried to get me to buy a t-shirt for my dog.
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Re: Summer Mix Competition
« Reply #18 on: 06 Apr 2008, 09:08 »

American Apparel is actually the creepiest company ever. There are hella reasons but I am way to drunk to explin them.
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Re: Summer Mix Competition
« Reply #19 on: 06 Apr 2008, 10:31 »

While it is true that Dov Charney is an odious man, there are aspects of his company that strike me as positive. Aside from the famed 'sweat-shop free' attitude, they pay their employees a decent wage and provide healthcare. They also support immigration reform, albeit for entirely selfish reasons. They are gradually using more environmentally-friendly materials such as organic cotton.

Their advertising is borderline seedy but my attitude to it is basically the same as it is towards Suicide Girls and the like. I don't particularly like the approach but I also don't feel comfortable with dictating what women (and indeed, men) choose to do in terms of employment. Maybe someone could walk the moral maze and show workings that suggest that sexual exploitation is better or worse than sweat-shops, I honestly haven't honed my sense of decency to the point whereby I can admit a preference.
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Re: Summer Mix Competition
« Reply #20 on: 06 Apr 2008, 13:19 »

Tommy, I want to make a mix, but I don't know if I have music you haven't heard. You are more musically rounded. Also .rar file? Huh?
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« Reply #21 on: 06 Apr 2008, 13:23 »

.rar file

I would give instructions but it's been ages since I've used it. It's pretty simple though!
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Re: Summer Mix Competition
« Reply #22 on: 06 Apr 2008, 13:30 »

just download winrar and it gives you a new button on the right click menu in windows. Hella simple.

I could attempt doing this, it might be a fun challenge, but could you consider a less shitty prize?
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« Reply #23 on: 06 Apr 2008, 14:25 »

Okay, how about $100 on Amazon or American Apparel?

For reference, I will convert this currency amount for wherever the winner happens to live and round up to the nearest ten.
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« Reply #24 on: 06 Apr 2008, 14:32 »

Isn't a hundred dollars just about good for a loaf of bread these days?
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« Reply #25 on: 06 Apr 2008, 14:34 »

I guess so from a British perspective.

Brits will win 50 rounded up. That's better than nowt!
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« Reply #26 on: 06 Apr 2008, 15:07 »

Man bread is delicious.
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« Reply #27 on: 06 Apr 2008, 15:23 »

$100 (Australian) will buy you a bread maker... and they give you recipies for delicious things like beer and bacon bread. Unfortunately, Amazon and American Apparel do not sell these.
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« Reply #28 on: 06 Apr 2008, 19:17 »

I say to make this competition fair, Tommy has to post every song he has ever heard.

Go.
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Re: Summer Mix Competition
« Reply #29 on: 06 Apr 2008, 19:38 »

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Re: Summer Mix Competition
« Reply #30 on: 06 Apr 2008, 19:40 »

Tommy, do you read the Mediafire thread?

If so, I'm kinda out.
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« Reply #31 on: 07 Apr 2008, 02:11 »

No, I have never read or downloaded anything from that thread.

See, this will be pretty easy, huh?
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« Reply #32 on: 07 Apr 2008, 06:36 »

Tommy you know nothing of Karlophone, right?

Right.
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Re: Summer Mix Competition
« Reply #33 on: 07 Apr 2008, 09:15 »

Small request. Can I have the home address of anyone who puts Blister in the Sun on this mix?
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Re: Summer Mix Competition
« Reply #34 on: 07 Apr 2008, 09:24 »

I don't know about you guys, but I'm already working on mine.
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« Reply #35 on: 07 Apr 2008, 09:30 »

I'm already done!

Well, not really, nowhere near. I have got a good few songs on there though, I just need to make them work as a whole.
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« Reply #36 on: 07 Apr 2008, 09:35 »

Hmm... I might do this just for myself.  I love listening to happy music when the sun is shining, and there is a nice breeze, and I am driving on the highway with my windows down, yelling at other drivers to get the fuck out of my lane.
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« Reply #37 on: 07 Apr 2008, 09:38 »

Small request. Can I have the home address of anyone who puts Blister in the Sun on this mix?

Sure thing.

Are you going to tell them it should have been 'Add it Up' instead?
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« Reply #38 on: 07 Apr 2008, 10:20 »

I am going to ask them to look at my face and tell me why they do the things they do.
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Re: Summer Mix Competition
« Reply #39 on: 07 Apr 2008, 10:42 »

windows.

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.rar file

I would give instructions but it's been ages since I've used it. It's pretty simple though!

Thanks!
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« Reply #40 on: 07 Apr 2008, 10:53 »

It can be in a Winzip file too.
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« Reply #41 on: 07 Apr 2008, 11:29 »

I would love to enter but I don't know if my mix-making is quite up to par. Also my laptop has been dead for a while so I don't have access to my music collection, but it should be fixed by the end of the semester...
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Re: Summer Mix Competition
« Reply #42 on: 07 Apr 2008, 11:46 »

American Apparel is actually the creepiest company ever. There are hella reasons but I am way to drunk to explin them.

They may be creepy, but their t-shirts are comfy as hell.  I'm am wearing one right now.  It is my favorite t-shirt because it is so soft and fits me exactly the way I like my t-shirts to fit.
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Re: Summer Mix Competition
« Reply #43 on: 07 Apr 2008, 12:06 »

American Apparel has some pretty nice sweaters... Don't know if I'd wear much else from there, though.

Anyway, I'll participate if I have the time. I've been thinking of doing something like this for myself to be honest, 'cause I'm a spirngluvver. So two birds with one stone and what not.


Also, I know there's some stuff that I listen to that you don't... But, there will most definitely be a few songs you've heard, so whatever.
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« Reply #44 on: 07 Apr 2008, 12:09 »

Well, I've begun the process of creating a mix. I have 19 preliminary songs and am now listening to each one, to weed out the weaker ones. I will then add 5 more and repeat the process. By June, you will have the perfect summer mix.
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« Reply #45 on: 07 Apr 2008, 12:28 »

1. Does the prize money include postage?

2. Do we get immediately disqualified if there's something on it you've heard before, or does it just mark us down?
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« Reply #46 on: 07 Apr 2008, 12:42 »

1. I would pay any postage on top of whatever you choose as a prize.

2. It would only be marked down for persistent offences.
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« Reply #47 on: 07 Apr 2008, 16:34 »

Hmm...I think I just might do this. Hope a lot of songs without lyrics will be OK.
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« Reply #48 on: 07 Apr 2008, 16:39 »

That is fine.

For reference, I am judging the mix as a whole. I will not be taking into account anything like post counts, date joined, personal relationships etc. You will be judged by your mixing alone!
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« Reply #49 on: 07 Apr 2008, 16:55 »

So are these supposed to be summer tunes as in your traditional fun on the beach songs, or could they be anything associated with summer?
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