Friday, September 26

The Top 30 CDP Essays Of All-Time (2004-2006).

Here are the Top 30 CDP Essays Of All-Time from 2004 to 2006, in bite-sized form. Click at will and enjoy in moderation.

#30 - "Good Morning, Dark Lord." (04/04)
#29 - "Hired Goons." (06/05)
#28 - "Adventures In Broadcasting." (03/05)
#27 - "The Price I Pay." (10/04)
#26 - "The Long And Winding Road." (03/06)
#25 - "Biggest Downer Ever (Welcome Back!)." (01/05)
#24 - "I Just Don't Understand." (01/05)
#23 - "On Getting My Head Chainsawed Off." (01/06)
#22 - "The Toronto Diaries." (06/05)
#21 - "I've Got Perfect Words To Say." (11/04)
#20 - "Support Your Local Cat." (11/05)
#19 - "Razor Burn." (12/05)
#18 - "Let's Go To The Mall." (11/05)
#17 - "Harry Potter - The IMAX Experience." (01/06)
#16 - "The Bit." (02/06)
#15 - "Where's My Promotion?" (06/05)
#14 - "10 Stupid Jobs." (01/06)
#13 - "It's My Costume." (10/05)
#12 - "Subbin' It Up." (02/06)
#11 - "Insect Karma Revolt." (09/05)
#10 - "Tackling Reggie White." (08/06)
#9 - "The CDP's Guide To Vegetarianism." (06/06)
#8 - "No Scents Whatsoever." (03/06)
#7 - "You're A Woman, I'm A Machine." (04/05)
#6 - "The Homecoming Quadrilogy." (04/06)
#5 - "Intro-Feedback-Setup-Punchline-Repeat." (11/05)
#4 - "The Worst Album Covers Of All-Time." (03/06)
#3 - "The Loud Neighbor Sextet." (01/06)
#2 - "Lost Friday - Season Two." (09/05)
#1 - "My First Job." (02/05)

Wednesday, September 24

The CDP Worldwide Mix-Tape Trade IV.

Here we go!

1. If you wish to be included in the CDP Worldwide Mix-Tape Trade IV, simply let me know in the comments section or via e-mail ( If you haven't already participated in a Mix-Tape Trade, make sure to include your e-mail address with your request. Also remember to include your 'theme' with signup, which I'll explain in detail below.

2. For those who are interested in participating, but hopelessly out of the loop, the CDP Worldwide Mix-Tape Trade breaks down like this:

a) You will create a Mix-Tape, attempting to follow the specific theme set by yours truly (again, see below for theme). Be creative and do whatever you want within those parameters.

b) Everyone will be chosen a partner at random who they will send their Mix-Tape to. I will put everyone in contact with each other via e-mail on the date of the deadline, so they can work out proper mailing information. The goal is for everyone to receive a Mix-Tape in their mailbox by the specific date (announced later), sent to them by a random CDP reader. It's fun, it works and it's worth your time.

Simple as that, really.

3. The theme for the CDP Worldwide Mix-Tape Trade IV is...Catchphrase! This means the following:

When you sign up for the Mix-Tape Trade (again, either in the comments section or via e-mail), you will give me a Mix-Tape theme in the form of a phrase. Examples are:

"He left me on my wedding day...for a dude."
"Another night alone in this spaceship."
"I want to kiss you, but your coldsore is disgusting."
"I can't believe I tested positive for radiation."

These phrases will be thrown into the hat, along with the names, meaning that you'll be effectively choosing a Mix-Tape theme for a random participant. Make sense? Let's recap:

a) Sign up for the trade and give me a Mix-Tape theme in the form of a phrase. Any phrase that you think will constitute a decent mix.

b) When the Trade partners are randomly drawn this weekend, each person will be assigned a phrase in which to base their Mix-Tape around. I'll make sure that nobody gets their own. The goal is to stay close to the theme, but above all, create something that's neat to listen to.

4. The deadline to sign up for the Trade is THIS FRIDAY AT MIDNIGHT CENTRAL TIME. I'm moving quickly with this one, so if you're not already on board and want to be, shoot me a comment or send me an e-mail before Saturday! The pairings and themes will be announced on Monday morning, and all the remaining information will arrive there.

We'll go from there, so keep an eye on the CDP, get signed up by Friday night, watch for the drawn pairings on Monday and get brainstorming on the perfect phrase for someone to base a Mix-Tape around.

Any questions, comments or concerns? Sound off in the comments section or send an e-mail to Enjoy your day.

Monday, September 22


CDP Nationwide Mix-Tape Trade #1.
Date - September 2007
Theme - None
Participants - 18

CDP Nationwide Mix-Tape Exchange: Volume 2.
Date - February 2008
Theme - Love & Sex
Participants - 24

CDP Worldwide Mix-Tape Exchange #3.
Date - June 2008
Theme - Covers
Participants - 26

Get ready for the biggest Mix-Tape Trade yet.

All details will be revealed on Wednesday.

Sound off in the comments section and enjoy your day.