The Bootleg Variety Pack:
~ Diana's List ~
Attention: Until further notice, I will no longer be trading. I'll resume trading as soon as I'm no longer flat broke. Long story short: I just graduated college, don't have a job yet, and have to come up with creative ways to pay the rent until I'm employed. I'll still do 2:1's... I just can't afford a pack of Maxells, a spool of CD-Rs, or postage. Pathetic, ain't it?
Since I'm now trading alone, instead of with my friend Amy, I'd like to state my own personal rules in simpler terms (so you'll actually read them):
In amendment to the previously stated rules, I have a few simple requests:
Basically, all this boils down to is communication. This is the cornerstone of life, I've discovered in my tender 25 years. Words of wisdom...
When I first began trading, my roommate and I developed a rating system based on completely objective factors: tape hiss, audience noise, etc. As I've gained more experience in trading, I've discovered that my ratings have moved to a more subjective system -- more of a Disappointment Factor. So, here's your guide to my rating system:
|Rating||When I first heard this show, I said:||Disappointment Factor|
|A+||"Holy crap! Is this an official release?"||zero|
|A||"Wow -- this is nice..."||little to none|
|A-||"This isn't too bad!"||mildly disappointed - hissy, mix is funky|
|B+||"Yeah, this isn't bad, I guess."||somewhat disappointed, but not bummed yet|
|B||"Hmm. Yeah, it's a bootleg."||beginning to be kinda bummed out|
|B-||"Ehh... I dunno."||sorely disappointed|
|C+||"I don't believe I traded for this..."||beyond disappointed to mildly pissed|
|C and below||"What the hell? This sucks!"||completely and totally pissed off|
My goal, to facilitate happy trading, is to mark the best shows I have from each artist, and to have audio samples of those shows. I have some samples below in mp3 format. Recommendations within my list are marked with a yellow arrow (). I hope to have several more samples soon -- for now, download WinAmp (for Windows) or Audion (for Mac) and check these three out...
|Artist:||Song Title||File Size||Clip Length||Show Venue||Date|
|Afghan Whigs||Faded||1.1MB||2:32||Stockholm, Sweden||03.26.96|
|Beastie Boys||Whatcha Want||477K||1:00||Reading, PA||08.29.98|
|The Catherine Wheel||Intravenous||3.2MB||3:28||New York City||07.11.00|
I am particularly interested in the following:Catherine Wheel:
And any material from the following artists:
24 Gone, Afghan Whigs, Catherine Wheel, Flogging Molly, and the Mighty Mighty BossToneS
...but am interested in just about anything. E-mail with anything not already on the list.
As of October 1st, the top-requested artists from my list in 2001 are (drumroll, please):
If you're feeling saucy, ask for these highly-traded shows:
My list contains:
311 - Afghan Whigs - B-52's - Beastie Boys - Belly - Lou Barlow - Beck - Black Francis - Frank Black - Blondie - Blues Traveler - Bouncing Souls - David Bowie - Buck-O-Nine - Catherine Wheel - Clutch - Cream - Jim Croce - Elvis Costello - The Cure - Miles Davis - Depeche Mode - Devo - The Doors - Dream Theater - Fugazi - Peter Gabriel - Goldfinger - Jimi Hendrix - Husker Du - Jane's Addiction - Jefferson Airplane - Jets to Brazil - Elton John - Kansas - Less Than Jake - Madness - Madonna - Man...Or Astroman? - Bob Marley - Sarah McLachlan - Meat Loaf - The Mighty Mighty BossToneS - Kevin Moore - Alanis Morissette - Morphine - Jim Morrison - Bob Mould - No Doubt - Operation Ivy - Pavement - Phish - The Pietasters - Pink Floyd - The Pixies - The Police - Radiohead - Reel Big Fish - R.E.M. - Rollins Band - Henry Rollins Spoken Word - Rush - Santana - Sebadoh - Simon & Garfunkel - Skinny Puppy - Smashing Pumpkins - The Soft Boys - Squirrel Nut Zippers - Sugar - Suicide Machines - Matthew Sweet - Talking Heads - The Violent Femmes - The Who - Yes - Frank Zappa and the Mothers
Anything else? E-mail me at email@example.com