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by televandalist
Sun May 06, 2007 6:34 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: DJing Soul music in Lindy Events
Replies: 8
Views: 4360

Michael-t, those are some good collections. As one who follows some of the soul music blogs, I know there is plenty of obscure but awesome soul music out there. That being said, I don't think many of the DJs who play soul are playing soul music simply for the sake of playing soul music. They're tryi...
by televandalist
Fri May 04, 2007 11:30 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 233711

So I went ahead and bought a Griffin Powermate and fired up my DJ software only to find that the functionality was lacking, to say the least. Luckily, mixxx is open-source, so I got to work. Two days later and now I've got it doing some pretty useful stuff. When I spin it, it controls the crossfader...
by televandalist
Fri May 04, 2007 9:49 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Why do you need a DJ name (and how do you find a good one)?
Replies: 39
Views: 19295

I figure a DJ name is similar to a blues name, so you can get some ideas from the "Make your own Blues name starter kit" from the ever-popular, how to sing the blues tutorial. 19. Make your own Blues name (starter kit): a. name of physical infirmity (Blind, Cripple, Lame, etc.) b. first na...
by televandalist
Thu May 03, 2007 9:17 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Buddy Rich
Replies: 10
Views: 5266

OK, sorry to hijack this thread but the whole Buddy Rich tirades stuff really fascinates me. In case anyone else is interested, I thought I'd also post John La Barbera's letter: "At the risk of further popularizing a certain piece of underground trash, I would like to address the notorious Budd...
by televandalist
Thu May 03, 2007 8:50 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Buddy Rich
Replies: 10
Views: 5266

zzzzoom, thanks! I hadn't heard that clip in a while! I love Buddy Rich! His rants were awesome. Here's a post from a trumpet board that I'm on from a guy who played with Rich. Well, I was on Buddy's band eight times, and I heard those rants in person, and there isn't one recording of them that's ev...
by televandalist
Wed May 02, 2007 7:53 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 233711

Welcome aboard. Good luck with your first gig. Those programs sound interesting and are multi-platform. I will have to give them a try. I know some other djs use linux but i think they used to primarily use xmms. I'm not sure what people are using now. http://mixxx.sourceforge.net/ (linux, os x, xp...
by televandalist
Tue May 01, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 233711

Hi Jesse,

I'm going to be covering one of the sets at the upcoming ASEDA dance at Glenn Memorial on May 19th. You should come check it out!
by televandalist
Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 233711

Hey, I'm Atlanta's newest swing DJ! Actually, I haven't even played a set yet but I have my first gig coming up on May 19th and I'm super excited. I just wanted to introduce myself and detail my laptop setup. I think it might be a little unique in that I only run linux (yeah, I'm one of those). My D...