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by GemZombie
Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Windows 7
Replies: 3
Views: 2158

That's good to hear (and very un-Microsoft like). Perhaps it will actually be released this year like the press is predicting. Microsoft has really impressed me lately with they way they build software. It seems like they are finally listening smart people instead of junior code hackers and markete...
by GemZombie
Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:45 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Windows 7
Replies: 3
Views: 2158

Windows 7

Just a geeky note to say that I installed Windows 7 beta and BPM Studio on my laptop.... so far so good. Gonna DJ with it on Monday probably. Pretty speedy, and much more polished than betas of Vista were.
by GemZombie
Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:21 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: iPods - what's the point?
Replies: 24
Views: 9082

John, the popularity of iPods has to say something about them, they are immensely popular. I used to have an iPod that I used primarily for audiobooks. I didn't want to have to burn a CD everytime I wanted to listen to a downloadable (Audible(tm)) book. So I found a way to hook my iPod up to my car ...
by GemZombie
Tue Sep 30, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: iPhone 2.0 DJing
Replies: 31
Views: 11746

I did like my iPod when I had one (it died, and sadly wasn't easy to repair)... but I hate iTunes. The very fact that i have to use iTunes to use my iPod is a huge downer for me.
by GemZombie
Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Birth of the Jank
Replies: 50
Views: 14204

The term was being used well before Leigh starting spreading it further, but I forget exactly whom first used it. Something deep in my memory says it was first spoken (as a dance term) at one of the Vegas Exchanges, but that doesn't help history much since everyone there was surely drunk out of the...
by GemZombie
Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hudson-Delange orchestra - Definition of Swing
Replies: 41
Views: 16997

Recorded the song off of XM today, so now I at least have a copy of that one song, but I'm looking forward to getting a cleaner copy from the LP, along with the rest of the songs which I'm sure will be great.
by GemZombie
Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:49 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Overplayed songs
Replies: 105
Views: 53769

I was reminiscing with Peter Loggins the other night about being at Memories in 2000 and hearing you yell out of the DJ booth about spinning some really cool Artie Shaw. Although I must have heard Artie Shaw before, that's the first time I connected his name with the music. Artie still is not overp...
by GemZombie
Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hudson-Delange orchestra - Definition of Swing
Replies: 41
Views: 16997

Eyeball wrote:I could do that.

Jesse - let me know. I will use my last LP shipping container - fresh 2 years ago from the box company.

john
Let's do that.

I'll send you a PM.
by GemZombie
Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:52 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hudson-Delange orchestra - Definition of Swing
Replies: 41
Views: 16997

Still not able to track this down on Vinyl, despite many attempts by myself and some others. I did, however, talk to the programming director at XM (a very accommodating man -- I love XM), who has agreed to play the song again on Friday around 10am EST. Now that I've hyped it up, I wonder if it will...
by GemZombie
Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hudson-Delange orchestra - Definition of Swing
Replies: 41
Views: 16997

anton wrote:Here's a sample of a modern version by the Russian Jazz Dance Orchestra. Sounds nice!
Yikes... the original was soooooo much better than that. That rhythm section is awful :(
by GemZombie
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:29 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hudson-Delange orchestra - Definition of Swing
Replies: 41
Views: 16997

I've emailed XM to see if they can tell me of a source (probably not), or if they can play it again so I can hit the fancy record button on my XM.
by GemZombie
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hudson-Delange orchestra - Definition of Swing
Replies: 41
Views: 16997

Jeez, how obscure is that?

I'd be happy if I could even get my hands on vinyl with the song.
by GemZombie
Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:42 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hudson-Delange orchestra - Definition of Swing
Replies: 41
Views: 16997

Hudson-Delange orchestra - Definition of Swing

My wife listens to the 40's channel on XM all the time. Though it's primarily 40's pop, which makes ok background music, it isn't generally my cup of tea. However, occasionally they play some great songs. This morning a song was playing and I quickly ran over to check the display on the XM because i...
by GemZombie
Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Overplayed songs
Replies: 105
Views: 53769

tornredcarpet wrote:After being subjected to it twice in a major dance weekend, i believe playing I's A Muggin' once is playing it once too many.
More likely that the version you heard shouldn't have been played twice. There are some seriously good versions of that song i'd never mind hearing more than once.
by GemZombie
Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: In The Market For A Used Laptop
Replies: 11
Views: 5056

The #1 recommendation is an external sound card. The internal sound cards on laptops suck. For $50 you can get a sound card that will be vastly better than anything that is built into the laptop - especially a sub $500 laptop. --Stan Graves Agreed on the importance of the external sound card. BTW, ...