It’s go time, kids!
After extensive laboring, uploading e-mail addresses and building one of those spinny-wheels with the Bingo balls in them, I have come up with the 24 pairings for the CDP Nationwide Mix-Tape Exchange #2. Everyone that signed up has someone that they will create a mix-tape for, and in tune, they have someone who will make one for them.
The pairings are as follows. The drawing was random; a co-worker picked a number, and I eliminated the names, ‘MASH’-style. Because there were more guys than girls, there are a few situations where a married guy will be making a love-themed mix for another married guy. Don’t fret, it’s not going to turn you gay or anything, I promise. Here we go.
1. The Missus will be making a mix for Bruce Dierbeck.
2. Emily Mills will be making a mix for Blustacon.
3. Sherry will be making a mix for Carrot Duff.
4. Julia Rubin will be making a mix for Caveman.
5. Kenny Frankly will be making a mix for Moe Greene.
6. Cargirl will be making a mix for Jesse Russell.
7. Vic will be making a mix for The CDP.
8. Heather will be making a mix for Scott Fendley.
9. Daniella Maria will be making a mix for Morgan Dempsey.
10. Kate Carillo will be making a mix for Will Betheboy.
11. JT will be making a mix for Sherry.
12. Moe Greene will be making a mix for Kate Carillo.
13. Jesse Russell will be making a mix for Domsar.
14. Carrot Duff will be making a mix for Mike Hoss.
15. Will Betheboy will be making a mix for Benjamin.
16. Blustacon will be making a mix for The Missus.
17. Morgan Dempsey will be making a mix for Cargirl.
18. Caveman will be making a mix for Kenny Frankly.
19. Bruce Dierbeck will be making a mix for Heather.
20. Domsar will be making a mix for Vic.
21. Mike Hoss will be making a mix for Julia Rubin.
22. Scott Fendley will be making a mix for Daniella Maria.
23. The CDP will be making a mix for Emily Mills.
24. Benjamin will be making a mix for JT.
Wonderful. Here’s what we all do next:
1. I will be sending e-mails out to everyone over the next few hours (give me until around noon today to finish), reminding them who they need to create a mix-tape for, and what that person’s e-mail address is. For example, your e-mail from me will look a lot like this:
“Vic, you will be making a mix-tape for the CDP. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact him and get his mailing address.”
2. It will then be up to the creator of the mix-tape to contact the recipient and get their physical mailing address. For example:
“Hey Kenny, it’s Caveman. I’m making you a mix-tape, so give me your mailing address so I can send you some sweet-ass tunage!”
3. One you get the mailing address of the person you’re sending a mix-tape to, MAKE IT AND SEND IT! Everyone has a buddy; it would really suck if someone gets left out because you suddenly decided to go deadbeat on them. My goal is to have ALL MIX-TAPES MAILED OUT BY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11. Now that you know who you’re making a mix for, you should have plenty of time to whip it up and get it mailed out within two weeks. If someone gets left out, I’ll feel personally responsible, so please don’t make an ass out of me.
4. If you’re having a problem contacting anyone, an e-mail address is dead or anything else goes wrong, feel free to contact me and I’ll sort it out. I’m pretty neat like that. If everyone gets their mixes mailed out by the week of the 14th, everyone should get their packages in time to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style. Of course, once you receive your mix-tape, sound off in the comments section so we all know the status of everyone’s packages.
5. Here are some assorted FAQ’s about the Trade:
Q: Does it have to be on a CD? I want to go old-skool, and put it on a cassette!
A: Although your recipient might not like it, you’re more than welcome to go totally 80’s and make a mix-tape the way God intended.
Q: What should I put on the mix-tape?
A: For Mix-Tape Trade #2, we’re going with a Valentine’s Day, love-themed mix that covers at least one of the following two categories:
1. Your favorite love (or anti-love) songs.
2. Your favorite songs to get it on (or think about getting it on) to.
Also, get creative with hand-written liner notes, instructions for listening or your personal thoughts on each track. The less sterile it is, the more it will be enjoyed (and the more fun it is to create).
Q: I don’t know the person I’m sending the mix to? What should I do?
A: Well, this is really the point of the whole Trade. Express yourself and say hello through your mix. Who knows? You might make a new friend out of the deal. But probably, you’ll just realize that your taste in music is horrid. Be creative or be lazy; just do something and mail it out in time.
Well, I think that’s about it. Wait for my e-mail and go from there. Any questions, comments or concerns? Sound off in the comments section or drop me an e-mail. Let’s freaking do this!
WEDNESDAY: LOST SEASON 4 PREVIEW.