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by flyingcamel
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Anyone still alive?
Replies: 12
Views: 3295

Doc Severinsen Carl H Severinsen was born on July 7th, 1927 , and was nicknamed “Little Doc” after his father, Dr. Carl Severinsen a dentist. Little Doc had originally wanted to play the trombone. But the senior Severinsen, a gifted amateur violinist, urged him to study the violin. The younger Sever...
by flyingcamel
Sat May 26, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Italian songs?
Replies: 8
Views: 3957

by flyingcamel
Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:49 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: How big a monitor do YOU need?
Replies: 8
Views: 7133

As everyone knows 1 yard = 216 songs.

Of course if I were to get my semi-annual call to DJ, I'd only have about 12 yards available that I know well enough and have BPM'ed :oops:

Not that I don't know my collection - I mean the rest is mostly jazz not suitable for dancing.
by flyingcamel
Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: How big a monitor do YOU need?
Replies: 8
Views: 7133

I realize yard is not a universal measuere of length, but I picked it in honor of footbal (American football) starting up. A football field is an easy visualization for me.
by flyingcamel
Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: How big a monitor do YOU need?
Replies: 8
Views: 7133

How big a monitor do YOU need?

iTunes can list 45 songs on my 7.5 inch tall laptop display. To view my entire iTunes library as a single page at that same resolution, my display would need to be 124 yards tall!
by flyingcamel
Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Kermit Ruffins
Replies: 19
Views: 7076

by flyingcamel
Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: New music 2010
Replies: 13
Views: 5679

"Nikki" Nikki Yanofsky, track 8: Bienvenue dans ma vie
140 bpm, successfully DJed to overwhelming approval :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aB4gbpBPPqE
by flyingcamel
Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Is anyone else crazy enough to...
Replies: 14
Views: 11348

I have an old EPSON Perfection 2400 scanner. Must be about 10-15 years old. I store images as .jpg files It allows me to do a preview scan and then select the scan area to match the actual size of the page. So I usually preview/size on the first scan of each new liner. I found some free shareware th...
by flyingcamel
Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Your personal, in home stereo system
Replies: 45
Views: 14420

http://minnesotalindy.com/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=1471 Behind the stereo is my trumpet wall of fame. Louis is top and center flanked by Dizzy, Roy & Clark (l), and Maynard (r). Bottom row is Chuck and Clark. The other walls of the room are also adorned with album covers of jazz musicians. I've ...
by flyingcamel
Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Is anyone else crazy enough to...
Replies: 14
Views: 11348

Just confirmed: indeed awesome on an iPad!

But still no control of photo sort order on iPod or iPad. That makes it not easy to find sometimes. Photos always display by date added/modified. My system works best alphabetical. I guess most people don't care what order their photos come up.
by flyingcamel
Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Is anyone else crazy enough to...
Replies: 14
Views: 11348

About 80% completed. This is gonna be awesome on an iPad someday.
by flyingcamel
Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: James P. Johnson: Pianist/Dancer
Replies: 0
Views: 1612

James P. Johnson: Pianist/Dancer

Found in the liner notes of "Snowy Morning Blues, The Original Decca Recordings" (1930-44), referring to his contemporary Willie "The Lion" Smith's and other musicians dancing abilities: "All of us used to be proud of our dancing...it made for attitude and stance when you walked into a place, and ma...
by flyingcamel
Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:37 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Counting BPM
Replies: 59
Views: 36864

If anyone uses Matlab (I know we have many engineers and scientists here!), here is an m-file that I wrote to calculate bpm. I can keep this little window open and easily time phrases (example below uses 16 beats, which I found works best for me). Only needs two taps to start and stop the timer. I f...
by flyingcamel
Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:24 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Your favorite contemporary vintage bands
Replies: 14
Views: 3778

Duke Heitger (great trumpeter, best known with Squirrel Nut Zippers) has a CD or two with a medium sized combo that is excellent. The one I own is Rhythm Is Our Business. In the Twin Cities we have the Southside Aces. Jim Cullum Jazz Band (feat. on radio Riverwalk program) John Sheridan Kermit Ruffins
by flyingcamel
Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:11 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Is anyone else crazy enough to...
Replies: 14
Views: 11348

F-L completed! Didn't know I had so much Herman and Kenton. Gotta love that brass... :lol: Also just found out that iTunes uses the art for track 1 for the album art (in terms of the browsers and such), but I can put the rest of the pages in as added art for each track. Now if I listen to any track ...