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by patrik
Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: iTunes and the 'spinning beach ball' of death
Replies: 23
Views: 10273

by patrik
Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Weaning crowd off of favorites
Replies: 27
Views: 11942

One suggestion that comes to mind is to re-evaluate your perception of what a Swing DJ does. A good Swing DJ does not just play music he or she likes. We can do that at home or in the car. Good DJs instead are somewhat chameleon-like, and can adapt to what the audience likes. Now, granted, the idea...
by patrik
Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Best of the Slow
Replies: 5
Views: 2072

Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges: Side By Side - "Big Shoe" Duke Ellington: Unknown Session - "Black Beauty" Diana Krall: When I Look In Your Eyes - "Let's Fall In Love" Count Basie: On The Sunny Side Of The Street - "Have You Met Miss Jones?" Robbie Williams: Swing When You're Winning - "Ain't That...
by patrik
Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Vista and Digital Rights Management (DRM)
Replies: 27
Views: 9935

A Linux laptop could be an alternative, even though I haven't tried it myself.
Or why not try a Mac? A second hand PowerBook G4 shouldn't be to expensive these days.
by patrik
Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What are you essential edits?
Replies: 131
Views: 30762

Can you recommend some good Mac based song editing software (not Audacity please)? Goldwave only works on Windows :cry:
by patrik
Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Does Good DJ == Good Dancer?
Replies: 29
Views: 11712

Re: Does Good DJ == Good Dancer?

OneTrueDabe wrote:I have to wonder sometimes, has the DJ even *TRIED* dancing to those songs??
Sometimes that really is a legitimate question.
A good dj is also a good dancer because he/she testdances the music before playing it.
by patrik
Tue Jul 10, 2007 3:42 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Pop Re-arrangements into Swing(ish)
Replies: 15
Views: 6748

Slow WCS, what is that?
by patrik
Tue Jul 10, 2007 2:56 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Pop Re-arrangements into Swing(ish)
Replies: 15
Views: 6748

hhedberg wrote:I believe I have seen some of the West Coast Swing people dance to "Don't know why" before, what were you dancing?
To that particular song I was dancing a combination of balboa, lindy and a little bit of tango.
by patrik
Sun Jul 08, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Pop Re-arrangements into Swing(ish)
Replies: 15
Views: 6748

I spent the previous week at Herräng and upstairs in Folkets Hus, they played the standard stuff, which was good most of the time. No Robbie Williams unfortunately. Downstairs at Dansbanan they played, apart from the regular boogie woogie songs, some very exciting things like "Fever" with Natalie Co...
by patrik
Sun Jul 08, 2007 5:04 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Remixed swing music, A Lindy Hop Compilation
Replies: 8
Views: 3481

Better buy myself a copy then.
by patrik
Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 177855

Most pro DJs shy away from M-Audio soundcards. For instance, I had a Firewire Solo which got freaked out by frequent plugging / unplugging / sleeping / waking / rebooting, etc. -- all the things laptop users tend to do a lot. The only way I could get it to work reliably was to power down my MBP, pl...
by patrik
Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Remixed swing music, A Lindy Hop Compilation
Replies: 8
Views: 3481

Remixed swing music, A Lindy Hop Compilation

This CD, For Dancers Only: A Lindy Hop Compilation , contains two interesting songs: 1. Bag's Groove - The Red Holloway Quintet 2. For Dancers Only - The Clark Terry Spacemen I thought that they where the originals so I bought the original CD:s where you find these songs: 1. Standing Room Only 2. Sq...
by patrik
Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 177855

And the M-Audio Fast Track Pro USB?
I've tried it and I will probably buy one in the near future.
Its main drawback could be that you pay for a lot of features that most DJ:s won't need, but it certainly looks and feels rugged.
by patrik
Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Looking for 'Swing When You´re Winning' style music
Replies: 12
Views: 4910

I cant in good conscience recommend anything along the lines of what you are looking for. It's all ersatz music. Why take the rest when you can get the best? What is "the best"? 1920s New Orleans Jazz or something slightly more modern? There is a lot of junk around too, even from the "correct" peri...
by patrik
Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:30 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Looking for 'Swing When You´re Winning' style music
Replies: 12
Views: 4910

Eyeball wrote:Start with Rod Stewart. Anything after that will be an improvement. Almost.
Thanks, but, can you be a little bit more specific?
Lots of CDs out there...