2012 is winding down, so it’s time to look back & pick our favourite tunes of the year for our annual listening party – continuing a tradition established by the late John Peel & his Festive 50 broadcasts. A reminder of how our version works:
You can nominate 3 songs (New releases from 2012 (or late 2011, that missed the cut last year). Any ‘Spiller or Readers Recommender is welcome to participate.
Please rank your choices 1,2 & 3; #1 being your best of the best. We ‘Spillcast the results in three parts, starting with the #3′s on dates to be be determined – suggestions welcome in the comments for preferred broadcast dates.
Send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The tricky part: In order to play the tunes, I need actual mp3′s of your choices. You can attach mp3 files to an e-mail (usually works best if you send one mp3 per e-mail).
You can also send a URL hotlink to an mp3, if it’s stored somewhere I can access it.
Those of you on Dropbox can use your private folder in Dropbox (the one called public). Add your file to the public folder. Right click on the file, select “copy public link” & paste into your e-mail. If you’re a DB expert, you can set up a new shared folder instead. Please don’t use the public RR folder as this will spoil the surprise.
You will get confirmation from me when I have received your votes & mp3 files. If using a hotlink, please leave the files where they are until you get the e-mail confirmation.
Nominations are on a first come basis. If one of your picks is already taken, I will let you know so you can make another one. Vote early if you want to avoid this.
Please take part if you can. Feel free to use the comments for any questions or suggestions.
Hives, Ty Segall, Guided By Voices, DIIV, Can, A Place To Bury Strangers, Two Wounded Birds, Future Of The Left, Flaming Lips with Ke$ha & Biz Markie, Hundred In The Hands, Tomas Barfod with Nina Kinert, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Citizens!, Invisible, Smoke Fairies, Jesca Hoop, Fiona Apple, Neneh Cherry & The Thing, Dave Stapleton
Brian Jonestown Massacre, PIL, Walkmen, Heartless Bastards, Mystery Jets, Soulsavers, Diablo Swing Orchestra*, Savages, Japandroids, PS I Love You, El-P, Lower Dens, Whitey*, TV Girl*, Alt-J*,Regina Spektor, Imagined Village, Marissa Nadler, Here We Go Magic
Stranglers, Todd Snider, Jim White, Sweet Sweet Lies, Wedding Present, Men, Ting Tings, John Foxx & The Maths, Julia Holter, Magnetic Fields, Mark Stewart/Factory Floor/Keith Levine, Carter Tutti Void, La Sera, Vijay Iyer Trio
Sinéad O’Connor, Barry Adamson, New Age Steppers, Phenomenal Handclap Band, Saltillo, Apollo 440, Sleigh Bells, A Place To Bury Strangers, Disappears, Shearwater, Peter Broderick, Soap&Skin, Hanne Hukkelberg & Erik Vister, Damien Jurado, Lambchop, Perfume Genius, Tindersticks