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B3ta Randomburn 2008.

Show off your übercool collection. Discover new musical delights. Pour scorn on other people's taste.

That's right, it's Randomburn time again. back and slightly worse than before, as I'm doing it this year seeing as Claire has buggered off somewhere or other.

You all know the rules by now. If not, listen up...

18 tracks randomly selected by your chosen music player put down on a CD. You can have 3 complete substitutions (anything you want to showcase) and 2 same artist but different song substitutions.

You don't have to substitute any if you don't want to and you can change the running order of the CD as you see fit. The only real stipulation is that the initial track listing MUST have originally been selected with your player on shuffle / random.

"OMG that sounds cocking awesome, what do I do now?"

All participants should sign up to this event and GAZ me their e-mail address so i can randomly find the lucky recipients of your amazing CD. In the meantime, sort out your CD's ready to post.

I will then email you the FIVE recipients of your CD, who you can contact to arrange postal delivery with them. These people are not the same five who will be sending you a CD. If that was too much for your brain to handle, here's a simple explanation...


If you're still struggling with the concept, quite frankly you're a simpleton, but GAZ me anyway and I'll talk you through it or answer any questions.

Don't be a twat and receive 5 CD's and not send any out. There will be terrible consequences for anyone doing this (I'll have a bit of a moan and call you names).

This has been a great event in the past and it's very interesting to see what's lurking in the depths of other people's iTunes.

EDIT: I am a very trustworthy chap and will not spam, stalk, or do anything untoward with you email address. Ask anyone.

Fri 25 Apr 2008, 19:00

Right here, baby.

B3ta Randomburn 2008.

Going: RR, Blue Star, h3donist, Flapjack, broadsword, SpringySunshine, Fluzzy, VampireMonkeyOnSpeed, G/PP, sleepybinky, BraynDedd, Noit, The Mock TurtIe, SugarSpunSister, Fireflier, Amorous Badger, MooCow_Byter, mns, war3n3xt, Edd: The Unfunny Try-Hard Edgelord, moohalaa, scott,, Spider Fucking Riviera, bogus official, crazyjude, icklepeach, The Cat's Mother, WHARRGARBL, mr_wicksy, Nuclear Ninja, tfs, WebWench, RedStar, mediocre, bennyhillslovechild, The Great Architect, tomfacedkillah, wotofco, in vino veritas, Redsushi! Whoop! Whoop!, clorey mcnuggety, shadyron, lazygamer, b3th, Liquid Crystal, Tom OBedlam, the_rhyme_minister, Flowerpot, DrSoloMania, General Lee, T.A.F.K.A. doctorsax, epiphany, M3Essential, Jorvic, Want Bartender, Seventh, urbane legend, Hamster Trippin', biovalve, S Snail, Wildheart Baby., some farcical aquatic ceremony, baldylocks, Johnny Catfish, DarkSon, hexachordal, Lollylegs, __, Cunthorse, Potty, awallafashagba, djrich - Live from Houghton Regis, ArthurTheRat, HatBeard, Bob Todd, FoldsFive, Dangermouse., Mrs.Sp@m, Esme Weatherwax, An Eagle in Your Mind, Captain Pilchard, 09824739yhsidfhshfgq8weeq3e1, Dave the Mighty, We are the lemon, Pickle Fairy, GrandmaOfShoes, Lord Potato, CowJam, tinypod, cr3, Carpet Scoot, brianftang, rnuk, Unicross, Nile, mike woz ere, jim_bob, DaveExclamationMark, Clairebare, lost, leedaflea, LimeyTreat, heckzecutive, strictlyrockers, admiral crunch, TonyUNDERSCORE from the Internet, doph, The Duke of Prunes, L.T. Smash, Tyronne, mutley, gone, Mushroom, anomalous anonymous (114 people).

(, Fri 14 Mar 2008, 10:19, Reply)

I was SHIT last year and never sent mine out but I will send them this year along with the ones I never sent last year

(, Fri 14 Mar 2008, 10:25, Reply)
*awaits with baited breath*

(, Mon 24 Mar 2008, 20:42, Reply)
he he he

yeah, sorry about that

(, Tue 25 Mar 2008, 13:42, Reply)
I'm saving a lubricated 'hug'

just for you.

(, Wed 26 Mar 2008, 21:15, Reply)
I, sir,

am up for this.

(, Fri 14 Mar 2008, 10:26, Reply)
Fuck yeah

(, Fri 14 Mar 2008, 10:26, Reply)
Day after my birthday that.

So it MUST be ace.

(, Fri 14 Mar 2008, 10:38, Reply)
This was ACE last year.

(, Fri 14 Mar 2008, 11:52, Reply)
it will be less good this year.

i'm going to send out shit music.

(, Fri 14 Mar 2008, 12:14, Reply)

I did this last year and got some great stuff off a particular Bedfordshire based DJ amongst others.

It has also reminded me that I need to finish doing a compilation CD for a good friend which I haven't finished yet!!

(, Fri 14 Mar 2008, 12:06, Reply)
DJ Rich? :)

(, Sat 15 Mar 2008, 10:08, Reply)
summerburn with b3tards

im in

(, Fri 14 Mar 2008, 13:35, Reply)
You bet your sweet ass I'm in!

(, Fri 14 Mar 2008, 15:44, Reply)
i hope you do a better job than that hideous witch clairebear.

this year i will be expecting 5 CDs in return, and i expect painful gonad crushing/womb punching for people who don't do their bit.

(, Sat 15 Mar 2008, 2:16, Reply)
I think there should be a severe naming and shaming campaign for all non-senders.

(, Tue 18 Mar 2008, 11:42, Reply)
I'm in

No rubbish mind. I'll get tetchy

(, Sun 16 Mar 2008, 17:31, Reply)
if i get you you'll have a proper crap cd.

i promise

(, Thu 20 Mar 2008, 17:53, Reply)
I'll have a go

My laptop seems to have lost its own driver for the DVD burner but I think itunes can do it anyway. I'll have a practice go in advance, otherwise I can get someone in the studio to do it as I'm sure there's enough kit in there.

(, Mon 17 Mar 2008, 12:32, Reply)
By the way, I hope you all read the small print...

...that says that you all have to send me a CD for being ace.

Good, just checking.

(, Tue 18 Mar 2008, 11:43, Reply)
Plus, why not get creative and make a 'distinctive' CD cover for your lucky lucky recipients?

I got some quality ones last year.

(, Tue 18 Mar 2008, 11:45, Reply)
*Buffs finger nails*

(, Wed 26 Mar 2008, 21:16, Reply)
I'm In

Is there a limit to the number of times you can randomise?

I have a lot of shit in iTunes

Also: Can't GAZ in work, i'll do it later when i gets home

(, Tue 18 Mar 2008, 14:47, Reply)
Make a list of what gets spat out.

Discarding the really shit, leaving the merely poor.

(, Wed 26 Mar 2008, 21:17, Reply)
This sounds a fantastic idea

however, I may have to shuffle several times to get anything that you crazy kids class as 'decent'.

(, Wed 19 Mar 2008, 9:00, Reply)
No, no don't.

Embrace the 'distinctiveness' of your random selection.

And as the rules state, you can make a couple of substitutions that more reflect your true tastes if the random selection doesn't do so.

(, Wed 19 Mar 2008, 13:07, Reply)
hmmmmm, sounds tempting

bear in mind I DO have unbelieveable amounts of sh*te music on this computer

(, Wed 19 Mar 2008, 13:19, Reply)
Yay, me too

*takes the challenge*

(, Wed 19 Mar 2008, 18:07, Reply)
In the past I have DJ'd weddings (gawd help me)

I doubt that anyone can top some of the utter bilge I have in my folder.

There is no way I could put some of it onto a CD. I would be lynched.

(, Mon 24 Mar 2008, 12:28, Reply)
Or if your initial selection runs to over 80 minutes.

(, Sun 23 Mar 2008, 17:23, Reply)
I don'y use an

ipod player thingy. I have a few albums on my XDA but not enough for a random CD. I have a few thousand tracks on the PC. How would one go about choosing 18 random songs from that lot?

(, Wed 19 Mar 2008, 18:42, Reply)
Queue them all up in your favourite music-player software

then turn on the shuffle option and see what comes up.

(, Sun 23 Mar 2008, 17:24, Reply)
You could just download iTunes or MediaMonkey

or even just open up Windows Media Player, add your music to it, and select shuffle, noting the first 18 tracks that come up :)

(, Mon 24 Mar 2008, 10:47, Reply)

I've got around 143.2 days of music available (according to iTunes). Expect randomness if you get a CD from me.

(, Mon 24 Mar 2008, 11:04, Reply)
This sounds terrific!

Count me in!

*fears receiving 5 cd's of Death Metal*

Edit: Day before my birthday too! So Ill get 5 CD's of new music for it :) Yays!

(, Mon 24 Mar 2008, 10:46, Reply)

That is my fear too!

(, Mon 24 Mar 2008, 12:29, Reply)
might have to be a two cd package if a stanford energy lecture sneaks on...

(, Mon 24 Mar 2008, 10:58, Reply)

Spice Girls mixtape, yeah?

(, Mon 24 Mar 2008, 11:02, Reply)

I warn you, though - I have some seriously dubious music on my MP3 player. Eclectic doesn't even begin to describe it.

(, Mon 24 Mar 2008, 11:26, Reply)
my itunes has everything ranging from death metal to daphne and celeste, soul to gangsta rap, country and western to bang'in electro

this will be fun =)

(, Mon 24 Mar 2008, 12:14, Reply)
I'm in.

(, Mon 24 Mar 2008, 12:15, Reply)
I hope I get Lazygamer's choice!

Now listen you 'orrible lot. If anyone dares to put a fecking Shatner abomination onto a compilation and I receive it, you will be for the chop.
Shatner is not funny. It's bindun a squillion times and the novelty has worn off.

By the way, don't fear that you have to send my CDs to South Africa as I bring in container loads of food every 3-4 weeks so my CD can be sent to the shipping company I use in Hull and they will put the CDs into a box of Jaffa Cakes.

Also, I don't own an ipod and being a DJ I have folders full of utter bilge so I will have to cheat a little and put some decent tracks into a playlist and do the winamp shuffle.

I think this is a bloody wonderful idea, by the way.

(, Mon 24 Mar 2008, 12:25, Reply)

Id rather send a letter to SA then Hull ;)

(, Mon 24 Mar 2008, 15:16, Reply)
Im in.

Signed :)

Hope whoever gets my CD isn't an indie/rock fan, my music folder is muchly the chilled side of drum'n'bass/breakbeat...

(, Mon 24 Mar 2008, 13:49, Reply)
I'm in

But I have some right shite on my mp4 thingy. Sorry if you get one of mine!

Just one very stupid question...how the f*ck do I GAZ someone? I'm only an occasional lurker! Honest! Go on, all have a laugh at my expense...

(, Mon 24 Mar 2008, 15:13, Reply)
If you look up top,

there is a link saying you have x unread messages. Click on that and you can mail someone, or, you can click on their profile and select "Send me a message".

(, Mon 24 Mar 2008, 15:27, Reply)

It's that simple? Now I know the bank holiday beer I consumed has made me retarded.

(, Mon 24 Mar 2008, 16:00, Reply)
Yep, sounds great.

Made my list, listening to it now, wouldn't post something I couldn't stand myself.

Be warned, someones getting some Falco.

(, Mon 24 Mar 2008, 16:47, Reply)

What? Falco?

(, Fri 25 Apr 2008, 12:49, Reply)

I'm in

(, Mon 24 Mar 2008, 17:37, Reply)
This should be funs.

Btw - this may sound like a dumb question, but do you want the cd in mp3 type format or burnt as a "proper" audio cd?

(, Mon 24 Mar 2008, 17:46, Reply)
you've saved me asking the question :)

(, Mon 24 Mar 2008, 19:01, Reply)
I deduced it was "proper" audio CD

due to the 80MB 18 tracks.

(, Tue 25 Mar 2008, 17:03, Reply)
That's good deducing.

(, Wed 26 Mar 2008, 21:18, Reply)
this sounds like a hoot

Hopes people enjoy horns :)

(, Mon 24 Mar 2008, 18:34, Reply)
a la Balkan musics?

(, Tue 25 Mar 2008, 17:01, Reply)
I'm up for this again.

Two hours of cats pissing again.

(, Mon 24 Mar 2008, 20:41, Reply)
They were cats?

I could have sworn they were otters...

(, Thu 27 Mar 2008, 14:36, Reply)
me me me!

i have gazzed.

(, Wed 26 Mar 2008, 21:26, Reply)

I'm normally so very anal that I like to have whole albums, but it'll be INTERESTING and FUN so WOO!

(, Fri 28 Mar 2008, 15:47, Reply)
The last time I did one of these I got a pretty good CD, but that time it wasn't a random playlist

Apologies to whoever gets my CD though as the vast majority of music on my laptop is Japanese.

*gets to ripping 'proper' music*

(, Fri 28 Mar 2008, 21:33, Reply)
No, stick with the Japanese

it'll be a nice change

(, Wed 2 Apr 2008, 11:31, Reply)
i want a cd from cunthorse!

asa chang & junray? nobukazu takemura? acid mothers temple? susumu yokota? cornelius? kan mikami? hooray for japan!

(, Mon 7 Apr 2008, 19:08, Reply)
Sounds smashing.

(, Tue 1 Apr 2008, 23:30, Reply)
Very tempted

I literally have no money though, so I'm out this year. I am also not wanting to recieve anything, I still live with my mum and dad.

Next year though, next year.

(, Wed 2 Apr 2008, 0:34, Reply)

Until you GAZ me an email address, you're not officially 'in'.

Thankyou for your attention.

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(, Thu 24 Apr 2008, 0:31, Reply)

im a great hater of itunes, so ill use something else. expect tunes which last 25 mins or so! very good idea buddy!!

(, Wed 2 Apr 2008, 22:26, Reply)
you listen to godspeed you! black emperor

(, Sat 5 Apr 2008, 15:22, Reply)

a ruddy brilliant idea.

(, Sun 13 Apr 2008, 14:20, Reply)

Thank you for the gaz, I have just done my list and have decided not to tinker at all, I'm afraid whoever gets mine will get them as winamp decided in the order it dictated.

Now to design a cover!

(, Mon 14 Apr 2008, 12:15, Reply)
i've got my selection ready.

i need to organise it if i can.

boy, i hope people appreciate it.


(, Mon 14 Apr 2008, 22:25, Reply)
I'm on like Donkey Kong

(, Mon 14 Apr 2008, 23:41, Reply)
at the last minute and covered in hair?

(, Tue 15 Apr 2008, 12:54, Reply)
Can we put our name on the CD/tell people their CD is from us?

(, Wed 16 Apr 2008, 16:16, Reply)
I'm going to tell my recipients that mine are from you.

(, Tue 22 Apr 2008, 23:08, Reply)
miss todd is doing mines


(, Wed 16 Apr 2008, 17:45, Reply)
I predict a boat load of rickrolling.

(, Wed 30 Apr 2008, 17:37, Reply)
Bugger bugger bugger

I knew I forgot something, I just *knew* it.

(, Thu 1 May 2008, 21:24, Reply)
The first transport is away!

I repeat: the first transport is away!

(, Fri 2 May 2008, 8:53, Reply)

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