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by OneTrueDabe
Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:49 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: DJ'ing with records - Could you do it?
Replies: 76
Views: 33644

Like start the vinyl version of "Don't Be That Way" with lots of treble, no bass, then after the first lick, kick in the CD to blast the sound into the 21st Century. I like where your head is -- but any mixer with a 3-band EQ (or even the "Window -> Equalizer" in iTunes) could provide the same effe...
by OneTrueDabe
Sun Aug 19, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Vista and Digital Rights Management (DRM)
Replies: 27
Views: 11343

It does appear that DRM is getting pushed back (iTunes is offering DRM-free songs for $1.29) and pushed forward (Vista incorporates more/better DRm controls) at the same time. Where the "final answer" will fall is to be determined. And most recently, Google shut down its Movie Download service, the...
by OneTrueDabe
Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Vista and Digital Rights Management (DRM)
Replies: 27
Views: 11343

Re: Vista and Digital Rights Management (DRM)

kitkat wrote:You mean because you paid for the cable service, rather than recording something free?
Sure.

How different is it from recording [Rob Bamberger's excellent] Hot Jazz Saturday Night on our local NPR station?
by OneTrueDabe
Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Vista and Digital Rights Management (DRM)
Replies: 27
Views: 11343

Re: Vista and Digital Rights Management (DRM)

I would dismiss it as just another anti-Microsoft rumor/conspiracy theory Wow, FUD being pushed back *AT* Microsoft! I like it... ;-) Seriously, though, ever since the iTunes Music Store started offering all of EMI's collection DRM-Free, I've only bought their "iTunes Plus" songs. I also see Univer...
by OneTrueDabe
Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Does Good DJ == Good Dancer?
Replies: 29
Views: 13388

Were Basie or Ellington good Lindy Hoppers? Did Artie Shaw do Bal? Lawrence, I think you're trying to make an A:B::A:C sort of comparison. Musicianship -- being able to actually PLAY the instruments -- is a whole 'nother kettle of fish; most musicians can't dance. And I don't believe great DJs have...
by OneTrueDabe
Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What are you essential edits?
Replies: 131
Views: 36867

Can you recommend some good Mac based song editing software (not Audacity please)? Goldwave only works on Windows :cry: The mother of them all: Ableton Live Once you get your tracks warped correctly (meaning the beat markers are in the right places) you can create clips that represent, e.g., the in...
by OneTrueDabe
Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:23 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What are you essential edits?
Replies: 131
Views: 36867

I think if I were concerned about the length of that song, I would just fade out somewhere in the last 45 seconds, rather than worry about cutting a single phrase in the middle of the song. FWIW, as a dancer, I *HATE* when songs fade out... It's like, somewhere in the last 10 seconds my follow and ...
by OneTrueDabe
Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: GAK! How Quickly We Forget...
Replies: 7
Views: 3746

Eyeball wrote:Such a sense of noblesse oblige.
*bows* 8)
by OneTrueDabe
Sun Jul 29, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: GAK! How Quickly We Forget...
Replies: 7
Views: 3746

So - you went in there wih unbusted balls and the reaction was pretty much the same as if you had busted your balls and anguished over each tracks bpm and whether or not to edit out a piano solo, etc., etc., etc.? We bust our balls for self-adulation, though... I know when I've played a great set -...
by OneTrueDabe
Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:03 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: GAK! How Quickly We Forget...
Replies: 7
Views: 3746

And the audience reaction was what? Blithe apathy. Dancers don't care. :| Actually, I worked with it -- one of the more respected dancers asked for a slow song, so when I heard the muted trumpet at the beginning of Ella's "I'm Beginning To See The Light," I announced that it was per his request. 8)
by OneTrueDabe
Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:51 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: GAK! How Quickly We Forget...
Replies: 7
Views: 3746

GAK! How Quickly We Forget...

So I had to fly by the seat of my pants tonight... At the last minute, I was asked to take over for a guy who had to leave early. I didn't have my laptop with me, nor my case of CDs. Instead, I had to rely on a couple home-burned "Mix Tape CDs" I had made several years ago for my then-girlfriend, no...
by OneTrueDabe
Tue Jul 24, 2007 3:02 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Heavenly Swing
Replies: 11
Views: 4416

that's awesome. I love his version of Shadrack. I always thought about playing that and the Beastie Boys riff back to back. Sorry to resurrect [HA!] an old thread, but I felt compelled to point out that the Beasties' song comes from a sample of "Loose Booty" by Sly and the Family Stone. That is all...
by OneTrueDabe
Tue Jul 24, 2007 2:42 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Who plays Glenn Miller's 'In The Mood'?
Replies: 165
Views: 49603

Re: Who plays Glenn Miller's 'In The Mood'?

Who plays Glenn Miller's 'In The Mood'? Never heard of it... In that case, definitely start with the Clifton Chenier version. Waaait... Maybe I heard it on the "Hooked On Swing" record I had when I was a kid. ;) Country cornball Ray Stevens, of course, does it with Chickens... http://www.amazon.com...
by OneTrueDabe
Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Who plays Glenn Miller's 'In The Mood'?
Replies: 165
Views: 49603

Re: Who plays Glenn Miller's 'In The Mood'?

Haydn wrote:Who plays Glenn Miller's 'In The Mood'?
Never heard of it...
by OneTrueDabe
Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:50 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: "Sesame Street"
Replies: 13
Views: 5806

Platypus wrote:I played "C is for Cookie" from one of the Sesame Street albums a few years ago for a kid-themed evening.
"Ladybug Picnic" - A Collegiate Shag if I've ever heard one!

(Also, "Rubber Ducky" is a nice 150BPM, after about a 0:27s intro...)