Swap name: "Sounds Like Home" Music Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: acesulfamek
Sign-up date range: 26 July - 3 August
Date to send item by: 13 August
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): Not a set number, but if there are too many people from the same city we may have a problem making matches - that seems unlikely though.
Non-U.S. participants allowed? Yes.
All ages allowed? Or 18+? All ages, provided you are comfortable with / allowed to hear potential "mature" lyrics.
Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders" list and will not allow those members to participate: YES
Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping
and will make sure that every participant
meets these conditions: YES
Details of swap:
This is a cd swap, where you will send your partner a mix of music that centers around your hometown (as you define it - be that where you live now, where you grew up, etc). This can be bands from your city, songs that mention or were inspired by your city, or other songs that you think have a connection. Your goal is to give the person who listens to your cd an idea of a "Soundtrack for X Town".
In the package, along with track information please briefly explain to your partner what the connection between each song you chose and your home. Also, please include a picture that you think represents your city best as the "cover art" for the cd (this can - and I hope will be - interpreted creatively and craftyly).
In some cases, you can expand the idea of "hometown" to mean a bigger area (such as country, etc), if you want, but please just run it by me and/or the group first.
This swap is a "secret swap" in that you will not know who is sending to you until you open your mailbox. I will assign someone from a different geographic area, but you will not know who that person is. Since we are making mixs based on our own preferences and cities most of all, I think this will work out well (no need to ask your partner for her measurements or anything in this swap).
If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Your real name
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US? (Remember you will only be sending a cd or two)
SPECIFIC QUESTIONS HERE...
What city/region/area will you be representing?
What is your connection to this place?
Are there other places you have lived (to make sure you get music from someplace unfamiliar)?
Very generally speaking, are there genres of music you especially like or dislike?
Are you interested in music in a non-English language (if this comes up)? Any particular language?
Do you prefer regular music cds or data/mp3 cds?
Optional Bonus Question: fill in the [blanks] - "my city is better than [another city's name] because of [reason]"
IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.
Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide
to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.
AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM: