Here we go. I have tried to avoid repetiton, but it is becoming increasing difficult…anyway, have at it!
For the sake of having it all in one place, here are the rules again, courtesy of MM
THOSE RULES IN FULL…
1 Sign up by the closing date by just letting us know in the comments to this post. Sign up for CDswap New closes next Friday (20th May), then the Kid will get grouping.
2 We will then pair everyone up with two or three other people – you compile a CD (more later) and post it to two others. So post two out, get two back. You swap your IRL addresses via DMs so no-one except your pairs need know you live at 221 Faker Street.
3.Your CD: one CD only. 12 tracks only. Theme: New. Please rip your files without track or artist names so your partners can listen without prejudice. Artwork is up to you. MP3 tag is a free PC programme that allows you to strip all the artwork and info from your MP3 file.
5 CDs to get to your partners in the mail by the end of June (we will give you a gentle reminder on the blog).
6 You can then let the world know what you thought of the CDs you received in a megapost that we will put up for reviews.
7. CHANGE OF RULES: Don’t post us your track listings and liner notes. It worked perfectly well last time with everyone posting their own listings once all the reviews were in for that group, so we’ll stick with that.
And by way of a gentle pointer if it’s your first swap, we love the obscure, the discovery, the deep cut and the lost classic on the swap. No need to take up one of your 12 precious tracks with, for example, Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag. Synonyms are fine, more than fine, they’ll having you combing your itunes one more time to find that last perfect track.
Any questions in the comments or DM us. Come on in the water’s lovely!