Monday, 30 April 2012

Tape Recorded Delivery #2 swap and #3 theme

It's the end of the month, who has a mix ready?! If everyone with a mix leaves a comment with what format they can make, and what they'd like to receive, I'll put names into a hat and sort out a swap.

PLUS - what should our theme for May be? Suggestions so far include people and places and DANCING. Any preferences or other suggestions? Comment-me-do!

Monday, 23 April 2012

April 2012 - Tape Recorded Delivery #2, Communication (Questions and Answers)

We have a theme for April! The idea is to work songs around questions and answers, but anything to do with communication more broadly would be great!

There will be a blog post at the end of April on which people can comment to say that they want to swap a mix (make sure to say what format you would like!), then  everyone's names will go in a hat, or other hat-like item, so that senders and receivers can be matched up.

Also, feel free to comment on below if you have suggestions for a theme for May's mix #3!

Review - March 2012 - Tape Recorded Delivery #1, Food

Here is one of the Food mixes made for the inaugural TRD mix swap. The plan is to have a 'review' blog post after each month, so that we can see what different ways people interpreted the themes - and see what are the biggest theme-related hits. (I don't know if you can post pictures in the comments section - so maybe these could be sent to, and then I'll include them in the post?)

This mix was made by Ian, and is bloody lovely (so lovely, I had to listen to some right gnarly noisy stuff for dessert):

Prince - Starfish and Coffee
Cocteau Twins - Orange Appled
Super Furry Animals - Guacamole
The Lovely Eggs - Watermelons
The Beach Boys - Vega-Tables (Smile Sessions version)
The Strangeloves - I Want Candy
Shonen Knife - Fruit and Vegetables
The What I Wanted To Dos - Apples
Marvin Pontiac - Pancakes
Lia Li-Lund - Matzo-Balls All over the Floor
Ian Cockburn and The Whole World - Prepared by Someone I Don't Know
Moxy Fruvious - Green Eggs and Ham
Jonathan Richman - I Eat with Gusto, Damn! You Bet
Printed Circuit - Banana Split
The New Royal Family - Anyone Fancy a Chocolate Digestive?
Burning Hank - Cake
The Divine Comedy - A Seafood Song
John Shuttleworth - I Can't Go Back to Savoury Now
Jeffrey Lewis - Sal's Pizza Has Sold Out to the Yuppie Scum
Tindersticks - Peanuts
Joe Cornish - Meatballs [Song Wars Theme: IKEA Meatballs Cooking Instructions]
Mountain Goats - Golden Boy
Frances Gall - Les Sucettes
Hawksley Workman - Let's Make Some Soup
The Alley Cats - Puddin' n' Tain

This tape was made by Rosie - some delightful artwork!