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Sandcastles in the Sand

2009 March 27
by Jill

I organized a CD swap in my office and our official exchange day is tomorrow. I sent out an email inviting people to participate, and 26 people ended up signing up. I assigned everyone to random groups of 5-6 people, and everyone had two weeks to make a mix for each person in their group. Though not mandatory, themed mixes were encouraged. An extra copy for the genius organizer was also encouraged–I’ve already gotten a few CDs so I’m really excited for tomorrow. It’s gonna be like Christmas.

Because it’s still too cold, I decided to make a summer-themed mix, with songs that remind me of summer. Here’s the playlist:

# dance dance dance–Lykke Li
# Fireworks–Animal Collective
# Postcards from Italy–Beirut
# What is the Light–The Flaming Lips
# Dry the Rain–Beta Band
# Strange Lights–Deer Hunter
# Summer Afternoon–The Kinks
# One Kiss Don’t Make a Summer–Lucky Soul
# I Sing I Swim– Seabear
# The Sun Goes Down and the World Goes Dancing–Magnetic Fields
# Electric Feel–MGMT
# Kim and Jessie–M83
# I Wish I Was the Moon Tonight–Neko Case
# Shady Lane–Pavement
# Bag of Hammers–Thao Nguyen and the Getdown
# Walcott–Vampire Weekend
# Modern Nature–Sondre Lerche
# This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)–Talking Heads

The swap got a lot of buzz and everyone seems to be having a lot of fun with it. I’m already planning another iteration for summer and have begun contemplating what my next theme will be. Ideas?

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