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by Lindyguy
Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:15 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Basie Birthday Bash - August 21, 2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1444

I got positive feedback, including I should do it every August for his birthday. The one thing I noticed when putting this together is that Basie has a lot of extremely good music that is in the upper tempos (210+). The one comment I got was that I played more fast music than what the dancers were u...
by Lindyguy
Sun Aug 23, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Basie Birthday Bash - August 21, 2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1444

Basie Birthday Bash - August 21, 2009

I was fortunate enough to have a dance on Count Basie's birthday. Since it was the exact day, I decided to do a whole night of Basie. I thought it turned out pretty good. I did play one song twice. The second time was at the end of the night because Karen Turman wanted to practice a choreography she...
by Lindyguy
Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: iTunes Ratings exporting to External Harddrive
Replies: 6
Views: 3297

iTunes Ratings exporting to External Harddrive

My laptop harddrive is almost full and I'm going to switch to DJing from an external harddrive. My concern is that all my ratings will not carry over to the external. I'm not code savvy so would need help as if explained to a fifth grader. I talked with Brent offline and he said there was a related ...
by Lindyguy
Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Who's got your back?
Replies: 16
Views: 6387

Charlie Barnet or Ella Fitzgerald. Depending on whether I want to go instrumental or vocal.
by Lindyguy
Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Swinging Bing?
Replies: 13
Views: 4705

There is a Decca Recording out there called Bing Crosby and Some of His Jazz Friends. It has some good stuff on including Yes, Indeed and Pinetop's Boogie Woogie. He does a version of Pinetop's Boogie Woogie on one of Lionel Hampton cds. Perhaps it's the same version. I think he also recorded a cd ...
by Lindyguy
Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Favourite recording of ... 'Hit The Road Jack'
Replies: 11
Views: 4238

I'm suprised I'm the first to mention Barbara Morrison's version. I usually play that when someone leaves our scene. And every Fall for Rudy & Allen.
by Lindyguy
Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:58 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Does Good DJ == Good Dancer?
Replies: 29
Views: 12551

When the LCJO came to Minneapolis/St. Paul years ago, several of them came over and jammed with local musicians at our weekly Thursday night dance at Tapestry. I drove several of them over myself! Wynton was even there for a while. I think I remember one or two of the Lincoln Center guys attempting...
by Lindyguy
Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:41 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Swingin' show tunes!
Replies: 14
Views: 5541

I just played Surrey with the Fringe on Top by Mary Stallings last night. About 5 years ago, that was played about as much as Wade in the Water has been the last couple years.
by Lindyguy
Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Does Good DJ == Good Dancer?
Replies: 29
Views: 12551

When the LCJO came to Minneapolis/St. Paul years ago, several of them came over and jammed with local musicians at our weekly Thursday night dance at Tapestry. I drove several of them over myself! Wynton was even there for a while. I think I remember one or two of the Lincoln Center guys attempting...
by Lindyguy
Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: MP3 Ripping Software
Replies: 72
Views: 28178

There is an error correction switch/box in ITunes in the same "Import" tab of "Preferences" that I described above. It was probably not turned on if you did not know about it, because it is set "off" as a default (presumably because most consumers want fast ripping over accurate; not so for us). Al...
by Lindyguy
Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:26 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Tip the DJ Commercials
Replies: 45
Views: 17716

what you claim you are not "in it" to do I knew that phrase would catch people up as soon as I read it. I'd like to come to Adam's defense and put a few words in his mouth that he told me, in hopes that it'll clarify his intent correctly. He's not in it for the money, he said, but at the same time,...
by Lindyguy
Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Tip the DJ Commercials
Replies: 45
Views: 17716

I haven't DJed a bar scene in a while but I've always been able to set up a door cover. Usually, you can comp a couple dancers in and have them cover a shift at the door. I would be embarrassed to ask for money to play music. I'm not saying that it's offensive to make money DJing, because I do, but ...
by Lindyguy
Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:42 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Best of the Slow
Replies: 5
Views: 2251

Ella:

Smooth Sailing
Swinging Shepherd Blues

and a couple others I can't nab off from memory...
by Lindyguy
Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:56 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Weaning crowd off of favorites
Replies: 27
Views: 12758

I am finding this here as well. The dancers here are depending on hearing a lot of 'old faithfuls' they know and love. Resistance to new tunes is unfortunately high. I'd feel ok playing up to five scarcely-heard-before-locally numbers in one two-hour slot here. More than that and I don't know if I'...
by Lindyguy
Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Who plays Glenn Miller's 'In The Mood'?
Replies: 165
Views: 45831

I find it interesting the reaction to ITM. I get different ones from everybody. I've been doing this about 10 years now and the people who used to come up and eagerly request ITM are now the ones who give you the look when you play it for today's wide-eyed enthusiasts. I think people forget that the...