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by Soma-Guy
Tue Sep 14, 2004 9:27 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Jeni Legon and Chester Whitmore in Vancouver BC!
Replies: 2
Views: 2361

Just wanted to send out one more reminder to our friends and fellow dancers about this unique weekend! It's going to be lots of fun with amazing instructors, great live bands, excellent D.J's and cool venues. If you've been looking for a great chance to visit Vancouver then this is it!

Joel
by Soma-Guy
Tue Aug 17, 2004 10:55 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: An interesting commentary from an expert
Replies: 30
Views: 7751

Just so you all know. . . Adventures in Jazzland is probably my favorite modern Traditional Jazz album released in the past few years. I've spent lots of time researching, actively seeking out and dancing to Trad Jazz groups and Jeff's is one of the best. Sure bands like the Titan Hot Seven's and th...
by Soma-Guy
Mon Aug 16, 2004 8:55 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: An interesting commentary from an expert
Replies: 30
Views: 7751

Never heard of him. But that might be an American thing; I hadn't heard of Ricky Martin, either, despite his world-wide popularity before he breached the American market. :-) I can't wait for his musical turnaround, either: how about, "Ricky does Duke," in stores and movie theaters this fall? :shoc...
by Soma-Guy
Mon Aug 16, 2004 5:51 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: An interesting commentary from an expert
Replies: 30
Views: 7751

I don't know if Jeff Healey's music was ever popular in the states but, here in Canada, he has always been very popular. I absolutely love the change of directions Jeff has made with his music. Having to put up with barf song like, "Angel Eyes" on the top 40 radio for years had me totally written of...
by Soma-Guy
Mon Aug 16, 2004 1:01 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Seattle Lindy Exchange 2004, Aug 6-8
Replies: 22
Views: 8890

Ham's music was awesome. Walking up to the Century and hearing the music outside felt like various descriptions of the Savoy. My only suggestion would be to play a little more mid-tempo stuff when the room is that crowded. I was talking to Ham about his music awhile ago and I remember him saying so...
by Soma-Guy
Fri Jul 23, 2004 12:12 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Jeni Legon and Chester Whitmore in Vancouver BC!
Replies: 2
Views: 2361

Jeni Legon and Chester Whitmore in Vancouver BC!

J & L Productions proudly presents: An Amazing Weekend of American Vernacular Jazz Dance Featuring dance legends: Dr. Jeni LeGon and Chester Whitmore Don’t miss this rare and very special opportunity to take classes from two legendary dancers who will come together on... November 12, 13 & 14, 2004 i...
by Soma-Guy
Sat Apr 10, 2004 1:10 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Who's done any radio work?
Replies: 21
Views: 6741

Yeah I had a radio show for 3 years while at University. For the first year I did a indie rock show and played a bunch of cool underground and indie Canadian stuff. Then for two years I did a Monty Python show. Because it was a specialty show I could get away with alot of crazy stuff and skip the Ca...
by Soma-Guy
Thu Apr 01, 2004 10:35 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Charlie Barnet
Replies: 4
Views: 1487

I cannot begin to describe the awesome-ness of Charlie Barnet. His music's through the roof. If you want an amazing read try: Those Swinging Years: The Autobiography of Charlie Barnet Author: Charlie Barnet, Stanley Dance I've read many dozens of autobiographies on Big Band Leaders and this one is t...
by Soma-Guy
Fri Mar 12, 2004 1:48 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Swing for Toddlers
Replies: 24
Views: 7022

My nieces go nutty over Slim and Slam. Over the holidays "Jump Session" and "Chicken Rhythm" were especially big hits with the kiddies. (Both are under 5 years old.)

On a non-swing related tangent try playing some They Might be Giants. They always go over big with the little ones.
by Soma-Guy
Mon Mar 08, 2004 1:55 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Yehoodi Radio Show
Replies: 551
Views: 145621

I have asked myself the question before, is it not hypocritical to criticize somebody for being is overly harsh to his fellow DJ? The answer is that I am bit hypocritical in that regard. I have no problem admitting to acting hypocritical sometimes. From my experience, just about every human is hypo...
by Soma-Guy
Sun Mar 07, 2004 2:08 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Yehoodi Radio Show
Replies: 551
Views: 145621

HA! HA! Mike's a Nazi cause he speaks his mind! Dude I should show you some of the angry PM's and emails I've gotten before! Let's compare! It'll be fun!
by Soma-Guy
Tue Feb 03, 2004 1:08 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Jelly Roll Morton
Replies: 9
Views: 2460

My current JRM favourites are both from the Chronogical classis series. I've got 1928-29 and 29-30 and they both rock. Many of the recordings are done with various orchestras. I especially love many of the tracks he does with his Hot Peppers. Both C.D's are very good for you lovers of early big band...
by Soma-Guy
Fri Jan 09, 2004 2:58 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: How often do you buy CDs?
Replies: 34
Views: 9331

right on. pittsburgh library has a complete run of proper boxes, lots of mosaic boxes, the lady day set, the ellington rca victor set, 15-cd thelonious monk box, complete ella songbooks (but the only worthwhile one for dancing is the Ellington set), many many great box sets and discs for library fa...
by Soma-Guy
Sun Jan 04, 2004 11:02 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: How often do you buy CDs?
Replies: 34
Views: 9331

I only wish I had access to the Vancouver Public Library, they got some stuff I've been hunting for everywhere and have been yet to find except from there. Harrison Yeah I finished plundering and pilaging the VPL a few months ago. This includes all their jazz and blues selections as well as the box...
by Soma-Guy
Sun Jan 04, 2004 6:25 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: How often do you buy CDs?
Replies: 34
Views: 9331

Not to mention you can listen to a lot of stuff you wouldn't have found otherwise; and you can listen to the entire CD; and that there are a lot of CDs out there that aren't available on the Internet anymore. Not to mention stuff you didn't know even existed. I've found stuff that doesn't come up o...