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24 July 2008

New muxtape: All classical this time, since that's what I've been listening to most while hanging out here at home. Some ancient stuff, some 20th century stuff, and my favorite 8 and a half minutes from Beethoven's Ninth.
i wish people saved the versions. i miss so many and haven't been able to tend mine for ages.
posted by ethylene 24 July | 03:55
I have all of mine saved as iTunes playlists; can put them up somewheres if you please.
posted by heeeraldo 24 July | 03:59
I guess it's the latent Buddhist in me... I kind of like the fact that once they're gone, they're gone. They're like sand mandalas- build them, enjoy them while they're here, and then sweep them away.

Only muxtapes don't require near the amount of effort, though.
posted by BoringPostcards 24 July | 04:08
THANK YOU. Man I needed a pickmeup today and this was just the ticket.
posted by dabitch 24 July | 04:25
i feel that way about mine but i want to hear other people's.
posted by ethylene 24 July | 04:44
I'm enjoying this, thanks BP! One summer a few years ago, I used to work two jobs, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The drive between them took about an hour, and one week during this hour the 'composer of the week' on BBC radio 3 (the classical station) was 'the American Minimalists'. I nearly crashed the car several times that week. That shit's hypnotic.
posted by altolinguistic 24 July | 05:08
Who's performing the Beethoven? They rock.
posted by altolinguistic 24 July | 05:35
agreed! so rock!
posted by dabitch 24 July | 05:49
What's a muxtape?
posted by Hugh Janus 24 July | 08:09
Okay, I found out what a muxtape is. Any idea why it won't let me upload mp3s to my list? Do I have to be maccy or firefoxy or hip in some other way, or do I just have poor taste in music?
posted by Hugh Janus 24 July | 08:49
I don't think you can upload, Hugh. I could be wrong, but I think you can only listen (stream?) and purchase the mp3s. I want to listen to this when I get home. Thanks, BP.
posted by LoriFLA 24 July | 09:01
Oh, it's for buying music, not sharing? Maybe I didn't find out what a muxtape is.
posted by Hugh Janus 24 July | 09:07
You should be able to upload MP3s and create your own muxtape. You'll need to create an account first.
e.g. see here
posted by seanyboy 24 July | 09:59
Thanks, seanyboy. I did all that, and I have mp3s that I try and upload, but then I get a line saying, "Error: The file you uploaded either wasnít an mp3 or the upload was interrupted. Try it one more time, if it fails again (but plays on your computer) Muxtape canít handle it yet."

Muxtape can't handle it yet.
posted by Hugh Janus 24 July | 10:07
What browser are you using? And on what operating system?

You can try temporarily disabling the following:
- Any Web Accelerators or Proxy servers.
- Anti-Virus software.
- Firewall.
- Site Blocking s/w.

This could be an issue with packet sizes and/or keepalive signals. It could be your ISP or your computer or your browser or (possibly) the MP3 file you're trying to upload. If I had to guess though, I'd say that there's something on your computer interrupting the upload in the name of keeping your computer safe.
posted by seanyboy 24 July | 10:48
Who's performing the Beethoven? They rock.

That's the Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by Louis Maazel.
posted by BoringPostcards 24 July | 11:09
Thanks, seanyboy; I just tried all of those things, but they didn't work. Probably because my computer is part of a school network, and there must be bigger firewalls out there that I can't even see. That's okay. Maybe some other day.

And BoringPostcards, nice mix!
posted by Hugh Janus 24 July | 11:14
Oh, sorry Hugh. I misunderstood your question. Duh. You want to upload, not download. *smacks forehead*
posted by LoriFLA 24 July | 11:14
No need to apologize or to smack yourself. I'm just sad I can't share my tunes.
posted by Hugh Janus 24 July | 11:25
Hugh - it's not you. I've noticed a few of my songs won't upload either, and they're definitely .mp3's. Maybe it's the encoded bitrate or something, I'm not sure. I have found that opening the mp3 in Audacity and saving it as an mp3 (I use a bitrate of 192) will usually cause the mp3 to be uploadable. I haven't gone to any forums to see what the problem is, yet.
posted by Zack_Replica 24 July | 12:44
Wow, Zack_Replica; that really worked! Yeeeeeeehaw!
posted by Hugh Janus 24 July | 15:14
Hugh: Thank you for asking these questions, as I was wondering myself.

Zack (and everyone else): Thanks for troubleshooting. I won't be able to do this from work but I anticipate a home project in the near future (if I ever get caught up with all the photo processing I need to do, that is).
posted by lonefrontranger 24 July | 17:52
Just what I needed to hear, BP.
posted by Ardiril 24 July | 18:00
Sweet sweet baby, i'm taking the time to trip through them.
Remember to add your muxtapes to the wiki.
posted by ethylene 24 July | 21:11
Cool - glad that worked out for you Hugh.
Also, because eth beat me to it, what she said about the wiki!
posted by Zack_Replica 24 July | 23:00
Name that line: || I screw up relationships on a semi regular basis