November 20, 2007

Spofiswap 2 - Son of Spofiswap: Another Sportsfilter Music Swap? Why yes, let's!

Details can be found here, but it's pretty much the same as last year: You make a few copies of one mix CD that you create, send them out to four people, and get four new mix CDs in return. It's like a pyramid scheme, only more rectangular, or some such. Maybe it's a straight line? Whatever. I suck at math and geometry. You get the point. You send four CDs, you get four CDs.

The deadlines we set for the swap are a bit optimistic, and the number of groups and people per group can always change a little, but we hope to keep the changes from last year to a minimum. Goddam already has some awesome ideas for this year's team names and logos, so this should be lots of fun. Again.

Follow the instructions on the site linked to above if you're interested. Hope to hear from you soon.

P.S. "Spofiwap 2 - Electric Boogaloo" was too obvious.

posted by Samsonov14 to navel gazing at 05:48 PM - 59 comments

I thought this was 3. I'm in.

posted by tron7 at 06:12 PM on November 20

This *is* number 3. My email has been sent. Hooray beer!

posted by NoMich at 06:34 PM on November 20


Spofiswap 3 - This Time it's Personal.

posted by Samsonov14 at 06:51 PM on November 20

I'm in. Overseas postal charges for four unlucky SpoFites.

posted by owlhouse at 07:00 PM on November 20

Never, ever skip an opportunity to use "Electric Boogaloo." That's one righteous dude's gift to humanity, and to pass up the chance to use it the way he & the good lord intended is straight-up disrespect, dawg. Ah, who am I kidding. I'll play too.

posted by chicobangs at 07:09 PM on November 20

Spofiswap 3 - This Time it's Personnel.

posted by NoMich at 07:10 PM on November 20

I was interested, but too short of time between sign up and deadline to ship if people will be punching faces. Let me know if anyone uploads their masterpieces to somewhere I can download :)

posted by scully at 09:45 PM on November 20

Did we do this at the same time last year? For some reason, I don't remember it being during the hectic holiday season. Any chance of the deadline being pushed back into the much more manageable month of January?

posted by The_Black_Hand at 06:22 AM on November 21

terrapin, don't worry, I think there's at least one individual from last year with four CDs to be mailed and an intact face. But I agree that it would be best to put the deadline off a bit if poss. (yeah, I'm in. totally different theme than last year's Grand Ultimate Funk Mix.)

posted by lil_brown_bat at 07:44 AM on November 21

I can't do it during Christmas (holiday balls, you know -- ha!) being busy with the store and all, but I'd love to be in if it's a January thang.

posted by wfrazerjr at 07:59 AM on November 21

Fuck. I hate to commit to this because it feels close to "work" for me, but with owlhouse and NoMich in, I'll take a spin. Don't be expecting labels or fancy covers, suckers.

posted by yerfatma at 08:03 AM on November 21

Don't be expecting labels or fancy covers, suckers. Good. Who needs the pressure? Re: the deadline, I'll be in regardless, but you'll likely not hear my submission until well after New Year's.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 08:27 AM on November 21

I totally have better things to do, but fuck it, I'm in. Also, what fatty said re: labels and covers. Sharpie is what you get and you'll like it!

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:44 AM on November 21

The last one was a blast, but I'm leaving for China in under a month, so I think I have to beg outta this one.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:31 AM on November 21


posted by NoMich at 12:23 PM on November 21

Ahem. Some of us sent CDs to China last year. Not that you have to, but just sayin'.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 04:24 PM on November 21

we're going to adjust the dates. the new deadlines should be more accommodating. i'll post them when/if i get home from work tonight.

posted by goddam at 06:06 PM on November 21

thanks, goddam and I hope you get home soon! I had already signed up based on how cool folks are. *flips through Yanni collection and starts planning*

posted by scully at 07:00 PM on November 21

but I'm leaving for China in under a month Dude, I'm getting divorced, selling a farm and moving to the city. But I wouldn't miss out on this for quids!

posted by owlhouse at 07:00 PM on November 21

Good luck with all of that, owlhouse (especially the divorce). Meanwhile, I'll be getting my Hasselhoff, Shatner and Cher mix turkeyed up for you all. ... Just kidding.

posted by worldcup2002 at 07:24 PM on November 21

Hope you guys like black metal!

posted by NoMich at 07:27 PM on November 21

ok, deadline to signup is the same (November 30th). don't think there's a need to change that. the new deadline to send is January 5th. that will give everyone a solid month to get their shit together. oh, and a note for anyone overseas... when sending us your mailing address try to provide it in a format that will ensure your CD arrives without trouble. i know that some countries are picky about how things are addressed so if you have any tips for the rest of us it would be greatly appreciated.

posted by goddam at 09:24 PM on November 21

I'm in again. Love the stuff I got last time. Renegade Bluegrass Jam bands for everyone.

posted by Folkways at 09:21 AM on November 22

I'm in. Been collecting some underground hiphop for the last year in preparation.

posted by vito90 at 11:25 AM on November 26

Oh, my bad. I thought this was a wife swap.

posted by THX-1138 at 11:58 AM on November 30

This sounds like fun. Can I put Cat Stevens' Moonshadow and Pantera's Suicide Note Part 1 back to back?

posted by BoKnows at 05:23 PM on November 30

Of course you can. And thanks for ruining the big surprise for my next CD.

posted by NoMich at 06:33 PM on November 30

Moonshadow is the worst songvirus ever. Just sayin'.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 10:06 PM on November 30

Sorry, NoMich, didn't mean to ruin it. If you're in my 5, I'll throw a curve.

posted by BoKnows at 10:10 PM on November 30

I was just kidding Bo.

posted by NoMich at 09:15 AM on December 01

I'm in too. Haven't decided on a tangent yet. Always have a tangent, people.

posted by qbert72 at 01:14 AM on December 03

Moonshadow is the worst songvirus ever. Just sayin'. I'll see your Moonshadow and raise you a Video Killed The Radio Star.

posted by owlhouse at 02:55 AM on December 03

So we're all supposed to be signed up by now...when do we get our name list?

posted by lil_brown_bat at 07:10 AM on December 03

sammy had his eyeballs lasered. so i guess when he can see again. which should be soon i suppose.

posted by goddam at 11:46 AM on December 03

They aren't fucking around with that Tomorrow's Soldier stuff, huh? Eyeball lasers. Cool.

posted by yerfatma at 03:26 PM on December 03

I'd love to join but I sent my e-mail in three days late. And the only excuse I can offer is: Ignorance. So I throw myself on the mercy of the locker room spofi swappers. If chosen I promise to fill a CD with 70 minutes worth of balls to the wall 70's british punk (maybe some Nirvana and Green Day thrown in as well). Unless my son hijacks it in which case it might be ANARCHY IN THE UK followed by TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR

posted by cjets at 03:42 PM on December 03

Yeah! The powers that be have accepted my late application! You will not be disappointed. Deaf maybe, but not disappointed.

posted by cjets at 03:47 PM on December 03

Unless my son hijacks it in which case it might be ANARCHY IN THE UK followed by TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR Wait until they get older, cjets. My 16 y.o. daughter is a big fan of The Clash, Stiff Little Fingers and the Pistols. She hates it when I reminisce about seeing them live.

posted by owlhouse at 08:39 PM on December 03

My 16 y.o. daughter is a big fan of The Clash, Stiff Little Fingers and the Pistols. One can only hope. He has developed a real taste for The Police but that's because he thinks that they are the actual Police (as in the LAPD). We saw a cop the other day and he asked me if it was Sting.

posted by cjets at 09:01 PM on December 03

I'm stunned that anybody under the age of 40 has even heard of Stiff Little Fingers. Inflammable Materials is one of the greatest punk albums of all time. I feel now feel pretty good about the future of this world. Now if they knew anything about Crass...

posted by NoMich at 09:42 PM on December 03

My 16 y.o. daughter is a big fan of The Clash, Stiff Little Fingers and the Pistols. She hates it when I reminisce about seeing them live. You, sir, should be raising more children. Huzzah!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 04:50 AM on December 04

That's a different Spofi Swap and requires more planning. It's hard to send kids through the post, especially overseas.

posted by yerfatma at 07:11 AM on December 04

Yeah they'll willingly go with you to the post office if you tell them you're going to the Apple Store, but you'd be surprised at how resistant they are about being weighed on that little scale and sticking stamps to their foreheads. Huh. Kids.

posted by jerseygirl at 07:32 AM on December 04

You justed waited too long. They're more complaint the younger they are, and since they are lighter it's cheaper to ship!

posted by apoch at 08:14 AM on December 04

Anyone get a list yet? Or am I being impatient?

posted by BoKnows at 11:03 AM on December 07

Heck, if we're swapping things like kids, I'll jump into this one. I need somebody to shovel off my driveway.

posted by hawkguy at 12:01 PM on December 07

You damn Iowa fans! heh heh

posted by NoMich at 01:10 PM on December 07

It's $8.95 if you can fit him/her inside a little box. I think $11.95 for International.

posted by BoKnows at 03:50 PM on December 07

I'll see your Moonshadow and raise you a Video Killed The Radio Star. Say what you want about the Buggles, but Video Killed the Radio Star was MTV's first video. Ya know back when they played music videos. Now M Factors "Pop Music" I could have done without. I mean really now, I did not want to Talk About....Pop Music, Talk About.....Pop Music, Nor did I wish to, "Shoo Bee Doo Bee Doo Wop"

posted by Folkways at 09:18 AM on December 08

Sorry to disappoint my fan, but with the planning of nupitals on top of the regular holidays, I'll be lucky to have enough time to maintain adequate sanity levels. Which is to say my busy life is all an elaborate excuse to cloak my lackadaisical music pursuits of late. I'm so out of it, I just figured out who Justice is. Please be sure to post songlists of everybody's stuff. I love googling all the tunes that are shared.

posted by garfield at 01:54 PM on December 10

High Times and Southern Comfort Dead Armadillo Save the Bales Shit I Missed it Again Henry Smokin' through the South Miracle Ticket Im Drinkin' Whiskey Again Jerry and JB Christmas [hidden track] Whipping Post Workin' for MCA Don't ask me no Questions The South's gonna do it Again Missisippi Queen Flirttin' with Disaster When AM Ruled Radio Classical Gas Louie Louie Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In Sloop John B Cover of the Rolling Stone Your Mama Don't Dance The House of the Rising Sun I'm Henry the VIII, I Am Time Has Come Today Daydream Believer Don't let me be Misunderstood Charlie Brown King of the Road The Loco-Motion White Room Crimson and Clover Spooky Mr. Tambourine Man Hold your head Up Get Together Tequila Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye

posted by Folkways at 10:45 AM on December 13

Hey all, was I left out?

posted by BoKnows at 04:16 PM on December 13

AFAIK nobody's got their list of giv-ees yet, Bo.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 04:54 PM on December 13

Just typing out loud is all BO.

posted by Folkways at 08:23 PM on December 13

Ok, I'm gonna sit on my thumbs.

posted by BoKnows at 11:26 PM on December 13

I had eye surgery some time ago, and it's been a rough go at it. I now have 20/20 in my right eye and 20/-2.5 in my left. So I can read street signs and stuff if I close my left eye, but when I close my right eye I can see the horrible, inevitable future. The future is this: four more people will sign up for the Spofiswap. Do it, you four. P.S. - yerfatma, your next visit to the Cask and Flagon will be your last.

posted by Samsonov14 at 01:17 AM on December 14

It'll also be my first. Better get that eye looked at again.

posted by yerfatma at 07:41 AM on December 14

Folkways: I like your southern rock compilation. If it were me, I would start with "The South's Gonna Do It Again," but that's just me. And no Marshall Tucker? Uh-oh, the Carolinas might have to have a talk with you.

posted by NoMich at 10:08 AM on December 14

His eye sees in the future, not the past.

posted by qbert72 at 02:25 PM on December 15

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