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by sdswingr
Thu Jan 03, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Tips for finding the right 'next song' in the heat of DJing
Replies: 71
Views: 28413

well I don't have much input on this, but...back before we were all big huge music snobs, when all djing was still done off of cd's... I don't really remember creating much of a set list, and all my djing was on the fly. I still think I am a much better dj when I use my cds anyway, because finding t...
by sdswingr
Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Christmas Gift for an NPR lover who somewhat likes jazz
Replies: 12
Views: 13925

Check out KCRW. they have a bunch of good compilations that Nick Hardcourt has put together
by sdswingr
Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Help, I am getting bored with my music, what should I do?
Replies: 25
Views: 8402

Wow, even Ron Bloom, who (when I lived there) was the #1 go to guy for djing in S.D. got burnt out.
Is there hope for the rest of us...
by sdswingr
Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Swing songs with Tango influences ( or vice versa)
Replies: 14
Views: 6216

really? We used to have a dance on every full moon in San Diego where it was a tango swing night, and also a monthly event in Portland where it was swing, tango, and blues
by sdswingr
Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: eMusic Song/Album recomendations
Replies: 210
Views: 81292

Hmm, maybe a thread with our emusic names?
by sdswingr
Sun Nov 11, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: eMusic Song/Album recomendations
Replies: 210
Views: 81292

Just downloaded this.. http://www.emusic.com/img/album/110/868/11086804_155_155.jpeg Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli & Quintet Du Hot Club De France. If you are into Gypsy jazz it is a great comp... http://www.emusic.com/album/Various-Django-Reinhardt-Crazy-Rhythm-MP3-Download/11086804.html
by sdswingr
Sun Nov 11, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Favourite recording of ... 'Digga Digga Do'?
Replies: 16
Views: 7537

Favorite live recording is on the Live at the Lindy Binge cd. Great musicians, good sound quality, and amazing energy
by sdswingr
Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:57 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Smoke That Cigarette, Tex Williams
Replies: 1
Views: 1265

how about the song in the opening scene of "Thank you for smoking"?
by sdswingr
Sat Sep 01, 2007 5:58 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Help, I am getting bored with my music, what should I do?
Replies: 25
Views: 8402

wow, so helpful
by sdswingr
Sat Sep 01, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Help, I am getting bored with my music, what should I do?
Replies: 25
Views: 8402

Help, I am getting bored with my music, what should I do?

Seriously, I haven't gone on a total music geek out in at least two years. I am getting burnt out with the stuff I have, any suggestions before I burn up in the atmosphere?
by sdswingr
Sat Sep 01, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Weaning crowd off of favorites
Replies: 27
Views: 13843

I've been finding the same thing about beginners. Most of the beginners that I encounter haven't really developed strong tastes yet, so they really will dance to just about anything, as long as it has a clear beat. So for beginners, I try to avoid: - old recordings with obscured rhythm sections - v...
by sdswingr
Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Weaning crowd off of favorites
Replies: 27
Views: 13843

Djing here in Salt Lake is interesting. The demographic is mostly poor ass BYU college students. There is a small core group of experienced dancers, and a bunch of beginners. It is a challenge keeping people on the floor. I hate to play the cliche swing songs, but the beginners love them, and it kee...