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by Shanabanana
Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Can Music Be Too Fast? (Or Slow)
Replies: 5
Views: 6345

There's one more factor to consider: inspiration. If the song is blazing fast, it also needs to be a freaking amazing song. I love dancing to fast songs, but I'm much less likely to dance to a mediocre 275 BPM song than I am a mediocre 175 BPM song. 330 BPM, no way I would play that for a dance. Not...
by Shanabanana
Fri May 18, 2007 12:06 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 177965

Another solution is to use JR Media Center, which allows you to manually set which sound card you use for each sound zone (Main and Cue). The browsing has the same interface as I-Tunes, but has additional tools, as well. Also, you can edit the actual MP3 tags, instead of editing a proprietary ITune...
by Shanabanana
Tue May 15, 2007 12:54 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Call & Response
Replies: 14
Views: 4976

If you want to illustrate what trading 8s is, a great example is in Happy Go Lucky Local by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra on Live in Swing City. At 3:16, the piano and bass trade 8's. There are also good examples of riffs, the 12 bar blues structure, dynamic, and what I call "texture". As far as...
by Shanabanana
Thu May 10, 2007 12:36 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hey Mister Jesse Podcast
Replies: 254
Views: 113894

I really liked the interview with Johnathan Stout.
by Shanabanana
Thu May 03, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] In the Bag, Lionel Hampton
Replies: 2
Views: 1806

Thanks! That was fast!

Everything I've posted on this thread has ended with an exclamation point!
by Shanabanana
Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:19 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: DJ'ing in "Tendas"
Replies: 10
Views: 4502

This is a really old thread, but I just came across it. Here's my input FWIW: Most tango songs are in th 2-4 minute range, with most of them about 3 minutes long. A t a nda is a set of 3 or 4 songs similar in type and orchestra. A cortina (curtain) is a short clip of music between tandas when you ca...
by Shanabanana
Fri Jun 17, 2005 2:43 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Spinning Under The Influence
Replies: 13
Views: 5971

Probably like people thinking they dance better while drunk...
by Shanabanana
Thu Jun 02, 2005 9:53 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Yehoodi Radio Show
Replies: 551
Views: 156719

John Dyer is one of my all time favorite DJs. And as a bonus, he's fantastic to dance with too. Can't wait to hear his stuff!
by Shanabanana
Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:56 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Why do we DJ?
Replies: 15
Views: 7868

I do it for the chicks.
by Shanabanana
Tue May 31, 2005 3:38 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 177965

Before you do anything too drastic, keep in mind that the default volume of the imic seems to be medium, so you have to manually go in and change it to get full output. This setting seems to stick, so you'll probably only need to do it once.
by Shanabanana
Wed Apr 27, 2005 12:30 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Verve digitally releases out-of-print albums
Replies: 13
Views: 5472

I haven't checked it out yet. Has anyone found any gems?
by Shanabanana
Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:39 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Bert Kaempfert - A Swingin' Safari
Replies: 13
Views: 5613

If John Dyer ever plays Swingin Safari again, he knows I'll shove it up his Uncle Cracker. ;)
by Shanabanana
Tue Apr 05, 2005 12:57 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: 'The Vibe' and the '135bpm Zone'
Replies: 23
Views: 9733

Even though the broken records will take every opportunity to bash their dancers, what Trev is actually describing is a one-time thing. I see this situation a lot. Living in uber-outdoorsy Boulder, a powder day or bright summer Saturday doesn't mean that people stay home from dancing, but it does me...
by Shanabanana
Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:13 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: mp3 vs aac
Replies: 35
Views: 11685

Huh...I found the back door months ago:

1. buy song from itunes
2. burn to disc
3. import song from CD to itunes

With CDRs as cheap as they are, why bother with anything else?