This is an interesting idea by a blogger and former Drake University student, brought to my attention by a Facebook post from a radio friend of mine, Matt Perrault at KXNO in Des Moines. Now, since we don’t know the student in question and don’t know if she really wants a lot of participants who she doesn’t know, and since there’s short notice, I don’t know that we want to swamp her with entries. No endorsement, either, just reporting here. But if you’re game for it, contact her, and if not, read to the end of this post anyway. First, here’s the concept:
It’s a Mixtape Exchange. You sign up by e-mailing her by January 8th. You put together your favorite tunes of 2010, one song per artist, trying for 60 minutes of music. You burn a CD with the music. She matches you with a mixtape buddy and sends you their address (and yours to them). You ship the CD by January 27th, trading with your buddy. That’s it.
Interesting, huh? But you don’t need to participate in the actual mixtape exchange process to put together your list of what would be on your mixtape. You can just post the lists right here in the comments. And while if you do participate in her exchange, you’ll need to stick to 2010, we don’t have to have that rule here, since it’s not a contest or exchange and you’re not actually making the tape (unless you want to); it’s just for fun.
So… you get to fill one hour with the best music you know for a friend. What would be on your Ultimate Mixtape? Post it right here.