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by Drew
Wed Oct 20, 2004 7:40 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Bootlegging Live Acts
Replies: 10
Views: 2491

Re: Bootlegging Live Acts

Have you ever encountered a situation were you were given an unreleased recording by an artist as DJ material? Like I've said on the Top 25 thread, I just received a few gigs' worth of live stuff from Jonathan Stout, Josh Collazo, The Dream Team (much of which ended up on the Live at the Lindy Bing...
by Drew
Sat Oct 09, 2004 10:06 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Bootlegging Live Acts
Replies: 10
Views: 2491

Re: Bootlegging Live Acts

Have you ever encountered a situation were you were given an unreleased recording by an artist as DJ material? Like I've said on the Top 25 thread, I just received a few gigs' worth of live stuff from Jonathan Stout, Josh Collazo, The Dream Team (much of which ended up on the Live at the Lindy Bing...
by Drew
Sat Oct 09, 2004 9:55 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Lindy Exchange Classics - your top 25?
Replies: 45
Views: 17527

Greg Avakian wrote:Is there a ULHS "3 year favs" list in anyone's head?
and by that you mean...?
by Drew
Tue Oct 05, 2004 10:14 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Wireless Microphones
Replies: 8
Views: 3114

Ditto on the Shure mics. I think the ones the CSDS had were in the ballpark of $300, but I am not sure because I wasn't around when they were bought. Take good care of them and they will last a long time. be sure to have plenty of 9V batteries on hand. The Shure mics we used at CSDS sucked them dry ...
by Drew
Tue Oct 05, 2004 8:32 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Lindy Exchange Classics - your top 25?
Replies: 45
Views: 17527

Campus Five wrote:Wow Drew, thanks for the double nod there. I didn't even know "Every Tub" is floating around out there. I'll have to get you some of our new album.
I received it from Marcelo as payment for renting my PowerBook to record at Showdown. Hence, unreleased.
by Drew
Mon Oct 04, 2004 8:30 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 170823

Apple Gear + DJ-1800

I spun ORLX on a 1 gHz 12" PowerBook with a factory sound card and a 15GB iPod for cueing, previewing, and backup. DJ-1800 is the DJ app to use if you're on a Mac (and if not, well...that's another thread). Basically it's a Denon DN-1800F setup on your desktop: http://www.musiccitymotion.com/drew/DJ...
by Drew
Mon Oct 04, 2004 8:07 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Lindy Exchange Classics - your top 25?
Replies: 45
Views: 17527

Last weekend in Orlando was the first National event I have spun since Midwest Lindyfest this past May, but I had a lot of new live material recorded by Marcelo Tesón that was given in exchange for the loan of my 12" PowerBook for the weekend. Anyway, some of this and that which I played this past w...
by Drew
Wed Aug 25, 2004 11:04 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Small can of worms--What is swing?
Replies: 26
Views: 6266

Swing music, or 'Swing' as a noun I think of as the prevailing style of jazz music played from the late 1920s to the early to mid 1940s. It is usually but not always played by a big band ensemble. It is jazz music that is made for dancing. 'Swing' as a verb is the ratio of accented to unaccented not...
by Drew
Sun Jun 06, 2004 9:30 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Tha value of a DJ's time
Replies: 89
Views: 25005

I don't really DJ all that much anymore but when I did I was fine with a comp and some travel expenses. But I am doing a lot of graphics/ad/promo/branding work for events like Showdown, MC2, and others. There are plenty of NFP organizations in the scene as well as there are plenty for-profit, but bo...
by Drew
Tue May 25, 2004 11:06 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Mission Unswingable – Neo style
Replies: 9
Views: 2203

If it were under those pretenses that I agreed to the gig, then of course I would play it. If the person signing my check gave me a mix CD or a couple of other discs to spin and made an imperative, then I suppose I would fit them in somewhere. If not, I don't carry the stuff in my book, my Powerbook...
by Drew
Tue Apr 27, 2004 1:20 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Moon Songs
Replies: 18
Views: 6202

No Moon at All- Count Basie, Joe Williams vocal Breakfast Dance and Barbecue
by Drew
Tue Apr 27, 2004 10:54 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Exchanges and their DJs
Replies: 57
Views: 17010

I do think an exchange should reflect the city, or at least the image we would want to project. Currently, we're in the planning stages for KCLX 2005. One of our goals to showcase our city's jazz history and we would like the music to reflect that. That may change for late night venues, but that's ...
by Drew
Tue Apr 27, 2004 7:14 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Eddie Reed: Will You Spin Him Nowadays?
Replies: 26
Views: 11081

i have a friend who refuses to like any artist who did drugs, because they "cheated". needless to say this guy isn't really my friend. Sounds like why a lot of people I went to high school with only listened to Christian music. I take it this guy you know isn't a Swing DJ, because I don't know what...
by Drew
Fri Apr 23, 2004 9:40 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Exchanges and their DJs
Replies: 57
Views: 17010

My advice - use as many local DJs and bands as you possibly can. Exchanges are really about showing off your scene and providing for your dancers first. Happy locals make happy exchanges. I came in from Minneapolis last year to spin at KCLX because I play lots of Kansas City music and it seemed to ...
by Drew
Thu Apr 22, 2004 9:12 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Too much groove for me, lately
Replies: 149
Views: 43019

Heh. I guess that makes sense, because people in LA only dance to fast big band music.