You may remember some time ago we mused on the demise of various CD swap clubs and so after much delay and DM’ing we present:
The cunningly-titled Afterword CD Swap.
In posts past we have lamented the demise of the Velvet CD swap and the like, so we’ve decided there was enough love across the massive to give our very own version a go. We’ve tried to keep the rules to a minimum to make taking part as easy as possible. For those who’ve never done one before, a CD swap involves you making a compilation, posting it to a couple of other people, who post you theirs. All tracks are anonymous, so you can’t apply your rockist prejudices, you review those you get, others review yours and then the tracks are revealed.
1 Sign up by the closing date by just letting us know in the comments to this post. Sign up for CD swap one: the Beginning, closes at the end of June.
2 We will then pair everyone up with two other people – you compile a CD (more later) and post it to two others. So post two out, get two back. You swap your addresses via DMs so no-one except your pairs need know you live at 10 Downing Street @philipmaybot.
3 Your CD: one CD only. 12 tracks only. Theme: Beginnings. Please rip your files without track or artist names so your partners can listen without prejudice. Artwork is up to you. Standard audio rip.
4 DM us your track listing. DON’T POST IT on this or on another blog post.
5 CDs to get to your partners in the mail by the end of July.
6 You can then let the world know what you thought of the CDs you received. Posting of reviews (we’ll work out a sensible way to do that) by the end of August.
7 We will post track listings in early september and watch the recriminations/accolades fly.
8 Either this will be something of which we shall never speak again, or we’ll do it all again maybe three times a year.
9. Any questions put them in the comments too.