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announcing! online mix tapes, vol. 1

Filed under: — adrian @ 11:37 pm

I’m pretty excited about this. I’ve decided to make an online mix tape and post it here for all of you guys. I want to do this monthly, but I’m not sure on that frequently.

They’ll be 60-76 minutes long so you can burn them onto a CD if you want.

They’ll always have a zip file with the following:

  1. liner notes
  2. mp3s
  3. a song list .txt file*

*With the song list you should be able to import all the mp3s to iTunes and then say “import” and select the song list and it’ll come up as a playlist with all the mp3 in order. Let’s cross our fingers that this works.

I have also made a new category for online mixtapes so you can find all of these easily.

Lastly, these will be up for a limited amount of time (after which I will probably move them into a password protected directory) so get them now. If you missed one, email me (firstname@thisdomain) and I’ll give you the password, etc.

So that’s the concept. I wouldn’t just announce this and leave you dry, so here it is, mixtape Vol. 1.

Adrian’s July 2006 mixtape (zip file) [file moved to password protected folder]

If you want to check out the liner notes(pdf) before you download, go ahead. This one has some great new songs and good older ones too, by Laura Veirs, Beirut, Jose Gonzalez, the Soft Drugs and more. It totals 66 minutes of music.

One more thing: these are for evaluation purposes. I strongly encourage you to support these artists with your dollars. Buy CDs, go to shows, etc.

[Update:] Thanks to Jesse for making an mpu playlist file for all you non-iTuners.

[Another update:] I’ll welcome any feedback on the mixtape that you want to give. Except from you, Dug. I don’t care about what you have to say. [ZING]

6 Responses to “announcing! online mix tapes, vol. 1”

  1. Jesse Says:

    it would be cool if you named the files with their track numbers and/or included a plain text m3u playlist file. I don’t know what 2006July.txt is, but it is not actually a text file.

  2. adrian Says:

    The file is a text file. I just opened it with notepad.

    The system works as I intended–I just added the songs and the playlist to my iTunes at work and I have the identical playlist now at work.

    How do I produce an mpu file with iTunes?

  3. Jesse Says:

    Every other character in 2006July.txt shows up as ‘^@’. It is definitely not a plain text file.

    An m3u file is simply a plain text file that lists the mp3 file names in the order they should be in. After all the time you invested in picking the songs and writing liner notes it seems like a very small additional investment to make a plain text playlist.

    I don’t know anything about iTunes.

  4. adrian Says:

    Oh it’s a unicode txt file. Sorry about that. Here’s the plain plain text.

    After all the work I did, it seems like it’d be pretty easy for you to create a new playlist with all the songs in it and then reorder them.

    If I get requests from others for an mpu playlist file, I’ll think about it.

  5. adrian is rad » » one more day for mix tape 1 Says:

    […] I’m going to move Online Mix Tape, Vol 1 into a password-protected folder tomorrow, so you have one more day to download it. Get it now while you can! […]

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    […] Up next was Nada Surf whose latest, the Weight is a Gift, I’ve enjoyed a lot. Their basic set up was Matthew Caws on guitars and vocals, the drummer on a cajon box drum and the bass player on the bass (well, mostly on the smoking and drinking, but sometimes on the bass as well). They went through a good set of tunes mostly from their last album, like “Do it Again”, “Your Legs Grow” (see mixtape 1, and a really fun version of the gratuituously expletive-laden “Blankest Year.” These guys were apparently a one hit wonder in the ’90s, but they didn’t play that. […]

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