Mixtapes?

Discussion in 'The Green Room' started by NAHTMMM, Jul 11, 2019.

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  1. I craft only the finest artisanal mixed playlists for myself

    50.0%
  2. Sometimes I put a few of my favorite bands together and hit the shuffle button

    66.7%
  3. I still burn mix CDs

    33.3%
  4. I still record mix cassette tapes or 8-tracks

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  5. I etch my jams onto specially prepared LP platters with my eye lasers

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  6. No, and I also never let my foods touch each other on my plate

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  7. Music is a waste of time that could be spent listening to teh baba's wisdom on audiobook

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  1. NAHTMMM

    NAHTMMM GLORIAAA!!

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    Do you roll your own?

    The poll is sort of divided into several parts, the first two questions for how much effort you put in, and the second for what medium you use, and the third to turn your nose up at the whole thing. So read them all before you hit enter.

    It's something fun for me to do that adds to my enjoyment of music that I really like, or provides the opportunity to listen to perfectly good tracks that otherwise I wouldn't pick out very often. Mostly I mix by genre, or I put a few bands together and call that good. But for the moving trip up to Wisconsin I just kinda threw bands together on each of three CDs to add up to 10+ hours, and that was fun. And my current favorite CD is one band followed by a bunch of other tracks all mixed up so they all kinda flow nicely to my ear. I got a gift certificate just the other day, and between that and the new job I hope to have, I'll probably put together a new version of that CD soon, with all the original tracks plus a few KJ has that would fit, plus a few more I'll buy.

    I don't have an iThing mainly because I'm cheap. CDs feel more fun somehow anyway. You have to feel more decisive about what music you pick out. And then you burn one and you've got a creation unto itself, as opposed to yet another playlist that's just numbering files in a different order. I guess?

    Does anyone else still bother? Or is it all Pandora or hitting shuffle for a band or for your whole music library?
  2. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    I have a couple thousand tunes on my phone/iPod/iPad/laptop that I like to shuffle. Some of 'em got burned to CD several years ago and I play them in the Mighty Jeep when Sirius isn't being cooperative.
  3. ed629

    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    I use music streaming services, sometimes I'll play preset mixes, but I'll also put together my own. I even have about a dozen songs to play while I'm in the shower. I use a variety of Sonos speakers in the home. Currently I have two Sonos subs, a Playbar, a Beam, a couple Play One's, and a Play Three.
  4. shootER

    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

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    I keep a couple of 160GB iPod Classics with about 12,000 songs on them in my work and personal vehicles. I mostly keep them on shuffle play, but I do have a few playlists I’ve put together for various reasons.
  5. Mrs. Albert

    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    I have some sort of mental block when it comes to technology. I can rock a pharmacology exam, but don’t ask me to make a playlist/burn a cd or hook up a DVD player or game system. Major fail. I’m hoping and praying that somehow the laptop that I bought brand new for $299 in 2010 makes it two more years so I can finish school without having to learn a new operating system. :lol:
  6. Amaris

    Amaris Princess of Love

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    I still make mix CDs. The stereo in my car is a CD player, and it handles MP3 discs, too, so I pile hundreds of songs on a CD, and name them after whatever I feel like. My favorite mix CD is my "A fuck ton of 90s songs," and yeah, that's what it says on the CD.
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  7. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Used to, when tapes were tapes. Then I made a bunch of mix CDs when cars got CD players. They're still around since the wife's car still has a CD player. Since my cars started having USB inputs, I just put all my favorite car-singalong songs in one folder on a thumb-drive, plus a couple of smaller single-artist folders.

    The new car has voice command, so I can just say "Play Springsteen" and it does. The fucking thing refuses to recognize the words "Meat Loaf" or "Bob Seger" tho. :mad:
  8. RickDeckard

    RickDeckard Socialist

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    I used to. Seems like a lot of effort these days.
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