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Cd give? [05 Jan 2008|10:31pm]

So, I've been thinking of this idea for a week or so, it's mostly to brighten spirits.

I'm thinking in February, during the peak of SAD and depression, if anyone has old discmen lying around their homes, we could make cds with happy, up-lifting songs on it and give the discman, a set of headphones and the cd to someone who is homeless and then they can pass it on to other people they know when they need their spirits lifted as well.

Anyone in?
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WOOOOOOOOOOOT [15 Jan 2007|01:46am]

[ mood | accomplished ]

Oh my how long it's been!
I finally devised a CD worthy of dropping.

Story: On new years day I was, of course, hung over like no one's business. I had the idea of this CD in my head for a few days but I finally decided to make it when I got home at 2pm from the party.

It's Sleepy Time Music.

Music to sleep to listen to when you're not feeling well (from a hangover or other). Loud noises, bursts of sound and the like are not found on this CD.

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That's my kitty sleeping on my bed. It printed with somewhat heavy red ink for some reason even though it's BW. I'm going to draw little music notes coming from the right.

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A screencap of songs from iTunes lol
..but I'll be handwriting it on the sleeve

and Finally, I'll be in the city on Monday afternoon around a U of T residence so it'll be dropped around there or the subway station that I plan on getting off of.. which I don't know yet because I haven't actually looked it up.

..Maybe I'll find a mattress store or something.. or not lol


I ended up dropping it at the Harvey's on Yonge and Bloor.. I just placed it on my table when I left.
But sorta bad news, I wrote the community URL without the underscore. STILL I put my email address so hopefully someone will email me

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in a clever ploy to avoid studying for midterms [27 Feb 2006|04:46pm]

[ mood | nerdy ]

I made a new CD! I proudly present to you all, music to combat the february blahs.Collapse )

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I like to move it- move it [16 Feb 2006|03:48pm]

[ mood | chipper ]

Dropping this tomorrow @ the Greyhound bus station downtown...approximately 4:30.

David Bowie- Queen Bitch
The Unicorns- I Was Born (A Unicorn)
We Are Scientists- Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt
Architecture in Helsinki- Frenchy, I'm Faking
L'Trimm- Cars That Go Boom
Gravy Train!!!!- Sippin' 40z
Exploding Hearts- Sleeping Aides and Razorblades
Hi Lo Trons- Screaming Pink Arosa
Bloc Party- Banquet (Phones Disco Edit)
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists- Me and Mia
Gomez- Shot Shot
Wolf Parade- I'll Believe in Anything
Pixies- Hey
Mirah- Oh! September
TV On The Radio- Staring at the Sun
Ninja Highschool- It's Alright to Fight
The 5,6,7,8's- Woo Hoo
Starlight Mints- Matador
Pixies- Here Comes Your Man
Pink Spiders- Modern Swinger
Franz Ferdinand- The Fallen
Von Bondies- Been Swank
Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Art Star

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First Timer. [12 Feb 2006|04:10pm]

Kay, so I was reading a blog and it had the question "what is your favorite love song?" and because I'm unoriginal and it's February; I took some songs from there and some of my own and made my very first mix cd. I don't know if the songs are a great mix together, but I tried. So I hope you like it.

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I just dropped outside of the Lawrence subway station in one of the free daily newspaper boxes.
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how i wish this existed a few years ago [08 Dec 2005|02:45pm]

i used to do this before my comp crashed, and i lost all my tracklists (and had no spare copies of my cds to reburn etc...)
i wish you all luck with whatever you're trying to do. i never got any commens (except for the ones online) for any of the dozen cds i made (totalling 100s of copies). i even got people to help distribute them around the world. it ain't just toronto that's too cool. anyways i'll keep my eyes out.
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Once again from E-town! [29 Nov 2005|09:00pm]

Well, I've been meaning to make another drop for some time, and I've been working on this mix for a little while in my head now. It started out as a breakup album and then it just started included anything I felt like. My current plan is to go to the Salvation Army shop and see if I can slip it into the pocket of a nice coat.

"But It Seemed So Absurd / After Only Three Days"
1. Oh Susanna – The Fall
2. Weezer – El Scorcho
3. ATB – Let U Go [Club Mix]
4. Fembots – Broken & Blue
5. LostProphets – Last Train Home
6. Carissa’s Weird – Farewell To All These Rotten Teeth
7. Smashing Pumpkins – This Time
8. Reflekt f/ Delline Bass – Need To Feel Loved [Original Mix]
9. Leonard Cohen – Bird On The Wire
10. The Wrens – Boys, You Won’t
11. Dismemberment Plan – The Jitters
12. Blonde Redhead – Equus
13. Low + Dirty Three – I Hear… Goodnight
14. Zadia Lenders – Six Days

As an aside, the one song I really wish was on here was "Feela" by Lamb. But on the album, it has a secret track (a "Cotton Wool" remix) tacked on, so it's like 17 minutes long. Harumph. As aside #2, would any breakup album really be complete without "El Scorcho"?
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Contest time. [29 Nov 2005|10:27am]

[ mood | busy ]

Alright ladies and gentlemen, we all know the holiday season is upon us. There is snow on the ground, a chill in the air, and brown slush on the TTC. What better way to celebrate than to hold a contest?

Here's the deal. We want YOU to make a winter/x-mas/holiday themed mix, then drop it somewhere in the lovely city of Toronto. You get bonus points for making a nice holder for the CD. Try and drop your mix in a creative area! Somewhere christmas-y, or that is reminiscent of the holiday season. You can include kind wishes, candy, or anything (legal) you want with your CD. Go crazy! Drop 5 or 6 copies of your mix! The more, the better~

Once you've done that, post in the community, telling us where you dropped your album, what tracks were on it, and what made it unique. You'll get SUPER bonus points if the person who picks it up emails you back. Spread the word to your friends and family. It will be a jolly good time, I promise.

I'm taking suggestions for prizes. :D

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[25 Nov 2005|02:19pm]

A buncha' other communities are getting into the holiday spirit, so I figured us droppers ought to participate too.

What say you all to a great mix cd exchange? Winteresque themed, or otherwise.

It could even involve all the other mix dropping communities too!

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[11 Nov 2005|09:06pm]

oh manz. first cd. i haven't made a cover yet, but i dont think i will be back on the internets before i let it go off into the world by itself, so i just decided to post this. i'm going to drop it off sunday, sometime when im stalking art brut

1. sexy by the gay dogs
2. caught by the fuzz by supergrass
3. skipping church by clear days always
4. celeste by the rocks
5. indie boys (don't deserve it!)by queens of noize
6. are you looking at my missus? by handbags at dawn
7. knit 1 pearl 1 by help she can't swim
8. boy is a girl by the others
9. electric shake by be your own pet
10. dancing on pegs by test-icicles
11. three small faces by the metro riots
12. roy by special needs
13. poor & weird by the briefs
14. 22 grand job by the rakes (weird demo version, somehow i have 3 different weird demo versions and i'm still looking for the normal one)
15. nobody move, nobody get hurt by we are scientists
16. fuck me mommy by mother and the addicts
17. canopies & grapes by emmy the great
18. bullets by editors
19. bella ciao by KUD Idijoti (cover. blates)
20. it's all right to fight by ninja high school
21. art star by yeah yeah yeahs
22. i like a boy in uniform (school uniform) by the pipettes
23. into you by richard x ft. jarvis cocker
24. masters of our feelings by the barcelona pavilion
25. what became of the likely lads by carlos barat (version in mexico)

okay, it ends kind of sadly, but totes not my fault.

edit: how the fuck is there still 15 minutes on the cd? arghh i guess i'll put "do the hippogriff" from the harry potter soundtrack or something.

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oooo very misleading cover. (don't judge a mixcd by its cover!)

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My First Drop!! :) [08 Nov 2005|11:53pm]

I made this mix to drop when I pass through Union Station tomorrow afternoon.

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It's Been Awhile [08 Nov 2005|03:27pm]


It's been awhile since we saw any drops, what's up T.O.?
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"Sad Dalamtion" Mix [07 Sep 2005|04:21pm]

I recently went on a trip, leaving Edmonton behind for the clear skies of Toronto & Vancouver. I made three copies of this mix, one for each city, and one for myself. The title doesn't actually appear anymore. Instead, the disc has a couple of "101 Dalmations" stickers that I got in a candy "Surprise Pack". The "Sad" in the title just refers to the mood on the latter tracks. The track listing was on label-maker labels, on the front and inside of the cover. It only runs about 33 minutes, because that's all I felt was appropriate (and also, I was rushed to finish this before I left). The Toronto copy was left on a chair in Dundas Square. I happened to be back there the next day, and all the chairs were stacked up, so I feel safe to say that someone found it.

1. Orange Range - *~Asterisk~
2. Plummet - Damaged
3. Dntel - Why I'm So Unhappy
4. My Bloody Valentine - Sometimes
5. Diana Ross & The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love
6. Esthero - That Girl
7. Aphex Twin - Avril 14th
8. Iron & Wine - Upward Over the Mountain

Cross-posted to van_cddrop.
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LIEK OMFG IT WAS LIEK INAAANE!!!!1111 [03 Sep 2005|06:22pm]

yeah, i forgot to post this but i thought it was cool.

basically after i dropped my sex cd in the condom shack i wondered around aimlessly for half an hour or so, then went back to see if it was still there. and it wasn't, and me and my friend were just talking about who possibly could have found it when.... the first track started playing in the condom shack! one of the girls who worked there walked out of the back, and i asked her if she was playing a cd she had just found, and she said yes. and then we had a nice conversation, and she complemented my mix. and i thought it was generally pretty cool. i still would have liked it if a stranger found it, but i suppose a stranger in the condom shack is the same general thing. and anyone who walked in got to hear my music.

ok, i'm done. :D
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i finally made another! [31 Aug 2005|12:02am]

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Basically, i took a few good Track 1 songs off albums on the cover. it took me pretty much all summer to come up with a theme for this when it finally hit me sometime last night. i'll probably end up doing a similar theme (last tracks or something) in the future.. so no one take my idea! :)

i'll drop it at the Bloor/Yonge station next wednesday morning before school. but if i can't find a good place, i'll drop it at or around Pape station the same morning. maybe i'll update on exactly where i put it.
what's a good place at a subway station, by the way? the first one i dropped was on YRT bus heading to Finch Station and i still have no idea what happened to it. i was thinking maybe a bench at a subway station, or on top of a newspaper box. are those good places?

i'll keep you posted
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another! [29 Aug 2005|12:18am]

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ok, so this is my new favourite hobby.

but i'm going to drop this one at the condom shack tomorrow, ha! hopefully it will fufill it's purpose in life. :)
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first cd! [28 Aug 2005|02:24pm]

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because i've always wanted to make a mix cd for a crush, haha.

the mix isn't bad, except i realized this modern love by the bloc party is a slighty angry song at times. but i hope someone finds this and gives it to someone and it gets passed on and whatnot. and yeah.

i don't know where i'm going to drop this yet. but it has to be good. i'll have to get out of the beaches for this, ahah.
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Fourteenth Century A.D. [11 Aug 2005|09:39am]

Yeah, I'm basically convinced I'm the only one still doing this. I've thus far had fun times designing covers, soooo.. at least i can spread music and practice PSP skills at the same time.

Here's a beauty:

Birth of VenusCollapse )

I'll drop it somewhere in and around the vicinity of High Park station between 7 and 8 pm tonight. I'm going to see Much Ado About Nothing! duh!

If any droppers are still alive... comment. (Compliments on how cool you think I am are optional.) = S
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Update of Offshoot Communities! [31 Jul 2005|12:13pm]

It all started with..... toronto_cddrop

cddrop_detroit Detroit
pbcd_drop Pittsburgh
van_cddrop Vancouver
drop_rochester Rochester, NY
tap_that_tape Tapes
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[28 Jul 2005|10:34pm]

Similar project starting in Pittsburgh.

pbcd_drop. This is a really great idea. :)
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