The Green Monkey Music Project (GMMP) is all about the magic of the mixtape, but it's a mixtape with a twist.
Instead of all the selections originating with a single mixologist, GMMP is more of a collaborative effort.
Here's how it works. I announce the rules of an upcoming mix, then ask for participants, who can join as long as there are open slots left.
The participants provide the names of songs (w/artist) honoring the spirit of the mix. I obtain the songs, organize the mix, and publish it on my blog.
The participants have the option of discussing their selections after the mix has been made publicly available (a post on their own blog is the preferred method of this discussion).
Being a participant in a GMMP mix is painless, fun, and you get to share music you love with many fellow music-lovers.
Plus, after you participate in a mix, you get to display this bitchin' badge on your blog:
So, what are you waiting for?
The Mixes Thus Far:
Volume 1: Total Absorption
Volume 2: Snotty-Ass Rock 'N Roll
Volume 3: The Under 3
Volume 4: What's In A Word?
Volume 5: No Speak English
Volume 6: Can't Wait For Halloween
Volume 7: Speed It Up
Volume 8: Geography Pop Quiz [guest-hosted by chris]
Volume 9: ABC
Volume 10: Battle of the Sexes [guest-hosted by beckeye]
Volume 11: Power Pop
Volume 12: Six Degrees [guest-hosted by beth]
Volume 13: Eargasm [guest-hosted by barbara]
Volume 14: Numb3r5
Volume 15: ROYGBIV
Volume 16: The Lenten Mix or "Man, you know this shit's not good for you" [guest-hosted by bubs]
Volume 17: COVER ME!
Volume 18: The Unheard Monkey [guest-hosted by allen lulu]
Volume 19: Gimme That Old Time Music
Volume 20: Food & Drink
Volume 21: Stop Crying and Listen