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by (geek)
Fri Oct 01, 2004 1:18 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: The Y6A Lineup Announced!
Replies: 98
Views: 32782

indeed, i will be there!

it just won't be the same scrounging the bargain bins without Rayned and Jesse, though. =(
by (geek)
Fri Aug 20, 2004 11:40 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Herrang
Replies: 40
Views: 16644

As far as the verison of St. James Infirmary I don't remember it well enough, but you could try emailing Steven and Virginie and asking them. info@stevenandvirginie.com Versions I like are on Henry Red Allen's "World on a String" and Roy Eldridge's "Little Jazz and the Jimmy Ryan All-Stars" but I'm...
by (geek)
Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:59 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What are your favorite songs right now?
Replies: 220
Views: 69294

Johnny Hodges - The Complete 1941-1954 Small Group Sessions

Castel Rock, Hodge Podge, Latino

Some great takes on this collection!
by (geek)
Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:54 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: DJ "demo discs"
Replies: 6
Views: 3417

Shana gave me a demo-mix-cd at SFLX when I met her in 2001.. been friends ever since. :-)
by (geek)
Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:12 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: A Gene Harris question...
Replies: 20
Views: 4553

The other problem about Gene Harris is that it is frustrating from a dancing perspective: and not in the groove/vintage way, Reuben before you start typing away. Some albums can have nothing for dancing, while some others have just one gem, but that gem is so damn good that it makes the album worth...
by (geek)
Tue Jun 15, 2004 11:16 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 178146

Note to self and words of note for others: Don't forget to plug in your laptop while DJing. :-) The battery indicator on my tibook is acting up, and OSX gave no warning before shutting me down last night in the middle of Alberta Hunter's most excellent rendition of The Darktown Strutters Ball. Cue a...
by (geek)
Thu Jun 10, 2004 1:04 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Echo Indigo (basic) vs. Echo Indigo dj
Replies: 4
Views: 2560

word of warning for OSX Mac users.. I haven't been able to get my Indigo card to work since I upgraded to Panther/10.3. Emails to Echo's support department have been answered less than helpfully.

Evidently it "should just work".. YMMV.
by (geek)
Thu Jun 10, 2004 12:57 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Ray Charles
Replies: 13
Views: 3561

Yep.. just found out myself.

BBC News Article:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/3796085.stm
by (geek)
Mon May 10, 2004 4:47 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Offensive Songs In General and Drawing Lines
Replies: 30
Views: 6928

A DJ doesn't have a right to force people to choose between having a good time at a dance and walking out because a song insults them personally. In the realm of sexually suggestive songs, I feel that there's nothing wrong with playing my current novelty favourite, Clarence Carter's "Strokin'", or o...
by (geek)
Mon May 10, 2004 4:29 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Proper Sets Best? Worst? Next?
Replies: 4
Views: 1669

The "Good News" box set is an interesting collection of early recording history / Gospel. I thoroughly enjoy listening to it, but it's not very useful for DJing. The Sister Rosette Thorpe set is more accessible, methinks.

My favourite Proper box set so far has been Illinois Jacquet.
by (geek)
Thu May 06, 2004 9:15 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Are you an "opener" or a "closer"?
Replies: 55
Views: 18837

I have come to enjoy opening, closing, or being in the middle of a night.. but I find the most enjoyable set depends on the nature of the venue. At exchanges, I love closing out the latenight because they're generally more about groove, blues, and being silly.. so anything goes. Closing out a weekly...
by (geek)
Wed Mar 31, 2004 5:51 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Oscar Brown Jr.
Replies: 14
Views: 3427

BryanC wrote:The Oscar Brown Jr. tracks on both the Verve Remixed and Unmixed 2 are great. I believe the song is "Brother, where are you?"
good songs.. not really danceable, though.
by (geek)
Wed Mar 31, 2004 2:08 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Oscar Brown Jr.
Replies: 14
Views: 3427

I play Hazel's Hips from Sin & Soul on the very rare occasion.. but you've already pointed to that album. :)
by (geek)
Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:29 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Slower version of Take the A Train?
Replies: 9
Views: 2613

Grrrr...well if nobody else is gonna post about Gene Harris, then I guess I will :) Beautiful, slow version from Ray Brown's "Soular Energy" I love the entire cd...highly recommend it. Great track indeed.. but too bad that version is like.. 64bpm. :) As much as I like Gene and Ray, that version of ...
by (geek)
Tue Mar 16, 2004 3:41 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Birth of the Jank
Replies: 50
Views: 14799

now I must find a song that is both jank and groove.

one song, in the darkness to bind them! =)