View Full Version : BBS Mixtape IV

12-09-2009, 10:07 PM
It's that time of year again! This time around, Homer has volunteered to run it, so submit your songs to him. I'll keep this updated. Copy/paste:

What is it?
A collection of mp3's performed by members of the forum. Basically a .zip/.rar file that people can download & listen to.

How many tracks?
Around 15.

What are the qualifications?

Um, must be member of the forum, preferably posts in not just this forum. Does not have to be a band.. Instrumental is okay, too.

Let's just say that as long as it doesn't literally hurt my ears to listen to it, I'll okay it. Oh and as much as I love Pay The Man, 13-minute tracks rarely work so the track should be within considerable limits.

Doesn't have to be a new track, you could have recorded it in 2006 as long as it's by you/your band.

I would love if it was more original songs than covers but I guess covers are okay, too. Let's say you have an okay original song and a kickass cover; please submit the okay original song. The idea is to get your voice heard! :]

I can't play an instrument or sing but want to participate, can I?

Sure! I don't have Photoshop or PSP so it would be totally kickass if somebody with l33t photoshop skillz could make an album cover/track listing to the album!

Another idea is for somebody to record a spoken word intro ala Americana or Ixnay or Smash. Hey, if it worked for the Offspring, it can work for us!

How do I submit a track?

Upload an mp3 on yousendit.com/sendspace.com/megaupload.com or something similar, PM Homer with the link, track name & your band name/artist name - otherwise I'll just credit your username on the forums as the artist.

Any deadlines?

Try to get them to Homer by February 16th ..unless you guys feel that's way too early. Again I remind you it doesn't have to be a newly made track.

When all tracks are submitted, I'll listen to them and form a preferred order of listening (which may or may not suck) and pack them in a .rar/.zip and upload. :]

Anything else?

- Largely depends on the number of submissions but for now: 2 songs per artist/band, and I'll probably pick one of those.. Or send just one song if you feel confident enough in it.

- Genre can be anything but I would ask you to submit an approachable track; an 8 minute noise track might be the best thing you've ever done but will the others get into it?

12-09-2009, 10:11 PM
I've got lots for this one. Llamas, would it be alright if on top of the song that I've been coveting since Mixtape 3 (couldn't finish it), that I submit a song, that's basically like an intro. It's like a short jam with no vox or anything.

12-09-2009, 10:35 PM
This shit's all finished!



12-09-2009, 11:02 PM
Which will end up being the case, granted llamas doesn't want to.

Oh man, no progress for a few months, and then as soon as I make this I go to my guitar, and come up with about half a song. And the drums. I'm gonna take advantage of this between now and the deadline and just try to better each song I make with another until the deadline and put in the best thing I have.

12-09-2009, 11:18 PM
I, for one, will be very well prepared this time around.

12-10-2009, 04:43 AM
I don't have time to host this time (don't even have internet right now)... and I can't contribute due to all my instruments being on the other side of the atlantic. However, if anyone would be interested in having some guest vocals on their track, I'd be more than glad to contribute in that way. :)

12-10-2009, 04:48 AM
I will rock all of your faces, come February. Looking forward to this :)

12-10-2009, 08:28 AM
if anyone would be interested in having some guest vocals on their track, I'd be more than glad to contribute in that way. :)

I have about 7 or 8 original songs - but they're instrumental because I can't sing. So hell yeah! I'd be totally interested. I'd just have to pick maybe 2 of them and re-record them.

Do you write lyrics too?

12-10-2009, 08:33 AM
Looks like I am finally able to participate in this shit, and I am happy for that. My current band has only one song recorded, unfortunately, but maybe until February we will have more... :)

12-10-2009, 09:23 AM
I am going to be going fucking nuts with this one.

Like, seriously.

12-10-2009, 09:37 AM
Depending on the due date I might actually end up being the odd one out this mixtape. But I'll try anyway.

12-10-2009, 09:44 AM
Sounds promising:)
I'd also volunteer for the organising work, but since Homer volunteered first, I would let him do it since I do not doubt that he would do an awesome job.

12-10-2009, 10:42 AM
Should we get someone to start with the artwork? Or should we wait until we know what it sounds like?

12-10-2009, 03:36 PM
Oh man, got a crazy song in the works now. I don't know which one I'll pick haha. But can't wait for this.

Thi, I originally chose March 1st as a deadline, would that work better?

Would everyone be fine with March 1st? or is it too close to May/June, which seems like the time we'll do another?

12-10-2009, 04:20 PM
Nah, we should stick to the February 16th. Seems like a good day.

Also, Ryder, update the post so it tells people to submit their songs to me. We don't need no confusion.

12-10-2009, 06:52 PM
Alrighty, will do.

12-11-2009, 06:58 PM
Maybe with that sort of window I'll be able to do something.

12-12-2009, 09:39 AM
Track submitted. ;)

12-14-2009, 04:07 PM
Alright, so I think for this time around everyone should submit their songs with a bit-rate of at LEAST 192 kbps. You can send me whatever you want as long as it doesn't go under 192. This way, the songs will be with a consistent quality without too much noticeable loss in quality.

Also, I'll be updating my first post on the first page with more random crap I can come up with.

12-14-2009, 06:07 PM
My submission will probably be a last-minute one, or at least closer to the deadline --- still hammering out songs for the "Holiday" EP~

But rest assured, there will be one.

01-04-2010, 12:04 AM
So far I have 1 submission.


01-04-2010, 10:09 AM
I'll definitely submit a song, I just don't know which one I'll pick yet.

01-04-2010, 10:16 AM
Patience comes to those who wait.

Or something along those lines.

01-05-2010, 09:43 AM
Deadline is when exactly? Sometime in Feb? I got the motivation for a bit o' song writin' the other day... so I hammered out a song in Guitar Pro. If I can get my hands on a guitar and a piano for a day (I do know people... I just need time, motivation, and their sharing souls to all coincide at the same time) I will record it. Even if I can't contribute, though, I look forward to listening!

Oh, and mspunk, if you wanna collaborate, I'm down. I can write lyrics if need be. Send me any songs you wanna use and I'll see if I can come up with a vocal part. :)

01-05-2010, 09:53 AM
I'd submit something, but the problem is that the 3 songs my band recorded have already been released separately (as demo songs). I'm looking forward to hearing this mixtape though :)

01-05-2010, 03:47 PM
Deadline is when exactly? Sometime in Feb?

February 16th. The Day of Kings, as I call it.

01-12-2010, 08:01 PM
Holy shit, you guys.

I have a good one on my hands.

01-12-2010, 08:10 PM
I'm in on this one, I promise!

I am going to be going fucking nuts with this one.

Like, seriously.


01-28-2010, 02:49 PM
LOL I was reading through this and was all "wait why does this sound so familiar".. Nice copypasta. ;)

Seņor Nemesis def needs to spin some gold into this yarn.

And Homer needs to rock some video game tunes again. :D

And nobody should listen to me. I don't run this joint any more.

...or do I?

Seriously though, so cool you guys are keeping this up. ♥

01-28-2010, 06:19 PM
And Homer needs to rock some video game tunes again. :D

We'll see what happens...


And when you do submit, you should also submit a document with the lyrics.

That'd be cool.

01-28-2010, 07:04 PM
I'll actually most likely submit something, contrary to my initial prediction.

01-28-2010, 07:30 PM
I'll be submitting something, but I don't know if it will be what I'm working on right now. Having issues with programs, but I still have the song I tried to finish for the last one, which unfortunately people have heard now. I'm really hoping that what I'm working on gets done by Feb. 16.

02-09-2010, 11:34 PM
Looking like we might have to push back the deadline a week or something? Unless there's tons of last minute submissions, it would help me though, I feel like I'm rushing my song and it's so good in the first half, not so good in the second so more time would be great.

02-10-2010, 12:15 AM
Did I ever submit anything to this ? I can't remember if I did or not, fuckin' hell I suck :(

I do have something prepared though.

02-10-2010, 12:29 PM
No, but really. How about, like, another month?


02-10-2010, 06:04 PM
Alright, I got my song set, I'm trying to record now, and hopefully I won't have to redo anything because this song is a bitch to play on bass. so much sliding, kills my fingers. But, I will have my song done!

EDIT: Done all the instruments, hopefully will be done tonight, but tomorrow for sure.

Holy mother fucker it's done, and I'm so fucking happy with it. this is the best thing i've ever made, it's so hard not to put it on my myspace now!

...it's also 7 minutes of pure awesome

02-10-2010, 11:42 PM
I'm pretty set on the February 16th due date.

If you're a day or two late, I won't care.

02-11-2010, 01:24 PM
Submitted mine. It's the first work I've done since before Christmas, but I think the song's got some good qualities. I really need to get to recording more stuff.

02-11-2010, 01:28 PM
Coneman, Ricky, Thibault, Homer, Ryder... those are all the submissions this time?

What about... Superdope... Karin... Randy... Static Martyr... D tox... I don't remember who else, but this seems awfully light this time.

02-11-2010, 01:50 PM
I will be submitting, don't worry.

02-11-2010, 01:57 PM
You can count on my submission. It will be last-minute because I've been short on time, but it will get done :D I always submit two songs just in case, but this time I'm planning two completely original ones (instead of ones we've already "released" like I usually submit).

02-11-2010, 03:37 PM
Coneman, Ricky, Thibault, Homer, Ryder... those are all the submissions this time?

What about... Superdope... Karin... Randy... Static Martyr... D tox... I don't remember who else, but this seems awfully light this time.

Quality over quantity.

Only kidding... quantity is totally better.


02-11-2010, 05:25 PM
I'm gonna submit a brand new song no one's ever heard before.

02-11-2010, 09:47 PM
Just an update to avoid confusion:

I have received submissions from ad8, Ryder, coneman, JonnyNemesis, and T-6005. But, I don't have lyrics from coneman.

02-13-2010, 10:49 AM
Song submitted~

02-13-2010, 11:33 AM
I snapped a string recording today. That's how hard this rocks.

02-13-2010, 03:23 PM
Submitt'd an older one!


02-14-2010, 04:10 PM
So, the deadline for tomorrow still stands? I still need to record vocals for my submission.

02-14-2010, 04:17 PM
Submitt'd an older one!


I'm gonna do the same. I never got to any instruments for recording. But 6 months from now, there's a good chance I'll have an instrument or two again, and I'll be in for the next one for real. :)

02-15-2010, 08:39 AM
Shit I have tons of recording to do until tomorrow... but deadlines are deadlines :)

02-15-2010, 11:36 PM
So is it happening tomorrow? Or are we in need of more submissions?

I have a short little "intro" kinda song, if we want something like that.

02-16-2010, 02:39 AM
Although I finished my song, I'm not even going to submit it because both my lyrics and vocals suck big time.

02-16-2010, 01:26 PM
Alright, I'll tell everyone what I told SuperDope:

I'm still open for submissions just as long as they're sent to me before, you know, I put it up.

The submission was only a date to let you know when I was going to start working on it. You guys still have a couple of days, or so. I'm not exactly sure when I'll be putting it up.

02-22-2010, 11:09 AM
Where that mixtape at?

02-22-2010, 11:51 AM
I've been busy as fuck (that's right, as fuck) for the past week or so, and as a result I haven't been able to really sit down and work on it. Though, I did plan on working on it today.

So, soon, my children. Soon.

02-24-2010, 08:07 PM
So, my goal is to get this released tomorrow, and by tomorrow I mean Friday at 4:00am.

02-24-2010, 08:27 PM
*salivates, rubs hands together*

02-25-2010, 07:56 AM
This will rock everything.

I had some free time, so I made a cover:


02-25-2010, 03:28 PM
@Homer: Shit yes, I can't wait!

@Superdope: I nearly fucking lol'd coke all over my keyboard, thanks :D Seriously, though, it's grand.

02-25-2010, 08:49 PM
I'm missing lyrics from people.. UNGGHHGNNHh

Also, I'm totally using that as the album cover.

02-25-2010, 08:51 PM
Whatever Homer. It's time.

02-25-2010, 11:27 PM
Oh man, so much anticipation.

I've actually been refreshing the page every 2-3 minutes just to see if it's up yet.

02-25-2010, 11:55 PM

It's not gonna be up tonight. Don't blame me, blame everyone who didn't send in lyrics.

02-25-2010, 11:58 PM

fuck send your lyrics, holy shit

02-26-2010, 02:52 AM
I blame Homer for not telling me after I submitted my song that I needed to send lyrics :mad: I apparently got a pm at like 5am this morning, saying I need to send them, and now he's passing the blame onto people like me?? wtf Homez?? More :mad::mad:

02-26-2010, 07:47 AM
Uhm. I honestly don't even know the lyrics to my submission. I didn't write them, I wrote all the music for it, and my singer wrote lyrics to it. Anybody elses translation of the lyrics will be as good as mine.

02-26-2010, 08:45 PM


02-26-2010, 11:47 PM
I blame Homer for not telling me after I submitted my song that I needed to send lyrics :mad: I apparently got a pm at like 5am this morning, saying I need to send them, and now he's passing the blame onto people like me?? wtf Homez?? More :mad::mad:

I posted it in the thread before you've even submitted.