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Tuesday Dudesday: Books books books.

Physical Books … how old fashioned.
Being a steward of all things digital as I am it is a little weird that when it comes to books I really prefer the physical copy rather than the electronic version.
I’m not sure what it is – maybe it’s because I stare at a computer screen for at least 8 hours in a day or maybe it’s nice to have something tangible in this world of digital relationships and text based conversations.
Too much?
Anyway there is this cool site I found a while ago called PaperBack Swap:

PaperBack Swap allows you to post your books and trade other users for their books. How it works is you post your books and when someone wants it – you send it to them (pay the 2 dollars in postage) and they get your book. Once this transaction occurs you get a credit which allows you to request a book from a user and they in turn send it to you. I think when you first start you get one credit for free but I could be wrong.

I have used this service quite a few times and it is awesome for those who enjoy physical copies of books and don’t mind waiting a few days to receive them. Plus it’s basically free (minus postage).

They also have a CD Swap and a DVD Swap.

Check ’em out.

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Trading Noise.

I was perusing YouTube over the weekend and decided to check in on the only person I subscribe to (I don’t usually visit YouTube on a subscribing level..):  Noah.

I love this kid – he is so talented! What originally brought me to his YouTube page was his rendition of LMFAO’s “Sexy and I know it.”  That video had a link in it which led me to a website where I could download it for FREE: NoiseTrade

NoiseTrade Homepage

Basically, NoiseTrade is a website where artists can offer free downloads of their music. This is perfect for start up bands and artists!

To get a song, all you do is go to the artist’s NoiseTrade page (ex: Noah). Then, put in your email and zip code under the photo and moments later, you get a file emailed to you.  You also have the option of donating to that artist on their page.

On NoiseTrade’s homepage, you can search the website by artist, by genre, or scroll down and see new additions, popular downloads, and more. I definitely recommend checking it out – what a great way to discover new artists – then you can say you discovered them first (and buy the “I listen to bands that don’t even exist yet”shirt)!

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