Swap Meet

Piracy – Karaoke – Conviviality

Group love at the September 2006 Swap Meet

Saturday, October 28
9pm until midnight

About Swap Meet

As seen in the LA Weekly (“the talent is often good”), it’s everyone’s favorite night of singing and swapping! We come together each month to share our love of music and our questionable vocal talent.

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!

This month, in celebration of Halloween (which the Irish may or may not refer to as “Pooky Night”), we encourage everyone to come in costume. Plus, at the beginning of the night, we’ll carve us some jack’o’lanterns — BYO Pumpkin and we’ll provide the carving supplies.


  • Your singin’ voice & dancin’ shoes
  • a flash drive / CD / MP3 player / laptop containing your favorite files
  • Dr1NkZ (or dollars of kindness)
  • An inner sense of joy in the face of our eroding cultural freedoms

Suggested Costumes:

  • pirate
  • FBI agent
  • pirate (actually an FBI agent)
  • reporter (actually an FBI agent)
  • ironic reporter (actually an FBI agent)
  • comic book collector (actually an FBI agent)
  • g-g-g-Ghost! (rubber mask — actually an FBI agent)
  • Cap’n Matt
  • Cap’n Matt’s evil doppleganger
  • The Ghost of Cap’n Matt (rubber mask — actually Old Man Matt)
  • techno-geek
  • techno-geek (actually an FBI agent)
  • techno-geek (actually Cap’n Matt)
  • techno-geek (actually a lit-nerd)
  • lit-nerd (costume optional)
  • anything with an ironic mustache

Note: any costume can be made to fit these parameters with the addition of an ear piece, eye patch, and/or Cat-5 patch cable.

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 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 can come and do neither and still be powerfully entertained by the singing and the whatnot. A good time is had by all. (That being said, we’ve found that people who come with no intention of singing often end up totally rocking the mic with some 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.

Please note:
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.