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by BryanC
Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:18 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Converting Vinyl to CD
Replies: 24
Views: 10047

Numark just came out with their ttUSB, which apparently, is a plug-and-play turntable (USB, I believe). Don't know much about it, but it looks possibly promising.

http://www.numark.com/products/product_ ... view&n=144
by BryanC
Tue Jul 05, 2005 9:58 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: listening to the lyrics
Replies: 32
Views: 13020

This has been tested time and time again and I think the answer is usually 'God, no.' A friend of mine and I tried playing a whole night of suggestive, or somewhat weird (lyrics wise) songs (Big long thing, My heart belongs to daddy, The Spinach Song, Fine brown man, amongst others) and no one paid ...
by BryanC
Wed Jun 22, 2005 4:09 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Herrang
Replies: 40
Views: 16289

I will be there week 3 and 4 as well. I should probably register...
by BryanC
Thu Dec 02, 2004 12:09 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: What do Swing DJs do in the day/to earn a living?
Replies: 64
Views: 21959

1. Is this even possible?
2. Med student
by BryanC
Wed Aug 25, 2004 5:25 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Small can of worms--What is swing?
Replies: 26
Views: 6376

Where lindy hop came from, its name, etc, I'm sure is another larger can of worms that this thread isn't really prepared for...

Hey Brenda, did you get any answer over the weekend?
by BryanC
Thu Aug 19, 2004 6:54 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Small can of worms--What is swing?
Replies: 26
Views: 6376

Small can of worms--What is swing?

Now before you all jump on me for being a troll, I'm more interested in where the word 'swing' came from and how the 'sycopated', hang back style of music we associate with jazz from the swing era became known as being 'swung'. The reason I ask is because people who have little or no music backgroun...
by BryanC
Wed Aug 18, 2004 6:06 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Herrang
Replies: 40
Views: 16289

The organizers of Herrang, as far I could tell, wanted to emphasize the philosophy that Herrang is a dance camp centred around lindy hop (and boogie woogie in weeks 1 and 2) and lindy hop traditions. As far I could tell, I was never told that fast was necessarily better, but that the 'feel' of the c...
by BryanC
Wed Jul 28, 2004 7:23 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Herrang
Replies: 40
Views: 16289

I still cannot believe the jam circle kept going through Chicken Rhythm. Yes yes, Mike, I know now that it was too clever. This grasshopper is still learning.

But I'm still utterly stunned.
by BryanC
Wed Jul 07, 2004 8:55 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Herrang
Replies: 40
Views: 16289

I'm almost all set. I have my ticket to London. Going to pick up my ticket to Stockholm (I got a cheap student fare from London to Stockholm flying SAS into the Int'l Airport). I think I'll sort of play it by ear. I'm planning two weeks, but I may only stay for one (but probably stay for two really)...
by BryanC
Tue Jul 06, 2004 8:35 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Herrang
Replies: 40
Views: 16289

Hey all, I just got a plane ticket to London last night and I am a Herrang noob, in the worst way. I have nothing else planned so far other than the plane ticket there and the plane ticket back on the 26th. Help! I know I need to get to Stockholm and bus it to Herrang, but that's it. I haven't decid...
by BryanC
Wed May 19, 2004 12:50 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Legitimately Owned Music and DJing
Replies: 54
Views: 19433

I can't speak for the law in the US, but in Canada, you pay a levy on blank CDs, harddrives and other blank media, whose revenue supposedly goes to the Canadian Private Copying Collective who distributes royalties to musicians with copyrights in Canada. Hence, copies for personal use are permitted, ...
by BryanC
Fri Apr 02, 2004 2:24 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Billie Holiday and Swing low?
Replies: 2
Views: 1178

I'm pretty sure she meant "Swing low"
by BryanC
Fri Apr 02, 2004 11:38 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Billie Holiday and Swing low?
Replies: 2
Views: 1178

Billie Holiday and Swing low?

I had a request Wednesday night to play Billie Holiday's Swing Low. Unfortunately, I don't have it--nor can I even find it in her discography (on allmusic.com) Does anyone know which album this might be on, or if Billie ever recorded it?
by BryanC
Wed Mar 31, 2004 4:00 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Oscar Brown Jr.
Replies: 14
Views: 3330

The Oscar Brown Jr. tracks on both the Verve Remixed and Unmixed 2 are great. I believe the song is "Brother, where are you?"
by BryanC
Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:31 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Local Music
Replies: 6
Views: 1890

If I'm away in another scene, it's ultra important to me to incorporate local talent into my sets. In my own scene, not quite as much, since we go out all the time to dance to them live. Not much point in playing the band you just heard two weekends ago.