Piracy – Karaoke – Conviviality
Saturday, January 27
9pm until late
New year. New karaoke files. Same Swap Meet.
For a minute there, we thought we might have this Swap Meet on the west side, maybe trash us one a them Santa Monica hotel rooms… But Swap Meet is still safely at Betalevel, and it even looks like we’re going to have a few thousand more karaoke songs. Won’t you come be our Santa Monica hotel room?
- Dr1NkZ and sNaKz (or dollars of kindness)
- a flash drive / CD / MP3 player / laptop containing your favorite files
- Your singin’ voice & dancin’ shoes
- An inner sense of joy in the face of our eroding cultural freedoms
About Swap Meet
Swap Meet is a monthly gathering where you can come with your favorite music files and trade them with other physical human people. Then, holler along with the dulcet tones of handcrafted MIDI karaoke. It’s like the Internet, but with people and beer.
Here’s the house karaoke list, so you can prepare yourself. If something you’d like to sing is not on the list, you are welcome — nay, encouraged! — to bring your own hand-crafted .KAR files. They’re MIDI-tastic!
Some questions you might have and some answers we might have:
Do I need to have an iPod to come?
No. Many people come with hard drives, flash drives, or other alternate file storage devices/media.
Must I swap files at all?
No. You don’t have to swap to sing.
Wait — must I sing?
No. You don’t have to sing to swap. Indeed, you don’t have to sing or swap and you can still be powerfully entertained by the singing and the whatnot. (But beware the power of MIDI karaoke. Maybe you didn’t intend to sing Phil Collins…)
Swap Meet is presented by Superbunker and The Royal Academy of Nuts + Bolts.
For more information and helpful links, please see the Superbunker Swap Meet project page.
According to recent legal decisions, inducing anyone to use physical space for the purpose of sharing music may render the space-time continuum illegal. Use the space-time continuum at your own risk.
Make Swap Meet your friend.