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by la musette
Fri Feb 23, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Are dancers musical tastes changing?
Replies: 91
Views: 30151

I started off loving jazz, discovered lindy in college and was THRILLED to have the chance of moving to the music instead of sightreading it in a chair, and I continue to love the dancing and the music. But I also get excited about the posibilities of where else I can take the dance. I do some lindy...
by la musette
Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Are dancers musical tastes changing?
Replies: 91
Views: 30151

In the case of music for Foxtrot (or swing-walk), I find the melody's are a little more flowing, it just doesn't scream swing-out but still swings. Examples are most Sinatra or Carmen McRae. Yeah, you try and do the fox trot at a lindy event, and see if you can make it a quarter of the way around t...
by la musette
Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Black Angel, Ike Turner
Replies: 5
Views: 1841

I was worried it might be the end credits, but I looked at it again and somehow I missed before that the comments on that video said that the band was Ike Turner and His Kings of Rhythm. *duh* On itunes US I couldn't find the exact song, but Black Angel sounds similar enough and has the same sax sec...
by la musette
Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Yehoodi Radio Show
Replies: 551
Views: 165223

Yay Mary Ann! Your sets are awesome! Well done well done. :)
by la musette
Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:36 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Searching the iTunes Store by label?
Replies: 9
Views: 4768

I've been buying from the US itunes while I'm in France. I want to see what I can buy on European sites (because a lot of the good music I'm hearing here is of course owned by FNAC or a British label and thus not making it to itunes US) but I'm afraid if I switch once it won't let me switch back or ...
by la musette
Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:49 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Are dancers musical tastes changing?
Replies: 91
Views: 30151

I consider Lindy more 'street dance' because, though there is sort of a standard basic and a unifying look and basic set of moves, we don't dance to meet specific requirements, there's no textbook on Lindy. There is no officially correct and supreme way to do Lindy. No one person or organization has...
by la musette
Sun Jan 28, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Black Angel, Ike Turner
Replies: 5
Views: 1841

Does anyone know what the very last song on this video is? I like the feel of it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gsADd8IgOk&NR
by la musette
Sun Jan 28, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The Big 18 - Celery Stalks at Midnight?
Replies: 63
Views: 38954

Sorry, I can't help myself. :) I read this in 3rd grade!
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I feel like I'm in on a little joke nearly 20 years later.... you think the writer was a jazz fan?
by la musette
Sun Jan 28, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Are dancers musical tastes changing?
Replies: 91
Views: 30151

There's no reason to be so stuffy about it. I consider Lindy a 'street dance' as opposed to a 'ballroom dance' and therefore it is open to influences from all directions. Don't go all Arthur Murray on us! I don't usually like 'groove' because the music doesn't speak to me personally, but I don't thi...
by la musette
Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How do you get late 30s tracks to sound brighter at dances?
Replies: 81
Views: 28045

I had just read this thread before reading Wired and lo and behold:

a review
by la musette
Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:17 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Portable PA systems
Replies: 83
Views: 57303

Swing Columbus and the Ohio State U swing clubs have both used the Fender Passport PD150 (i'm pretty sure from looking at pictures) for 4+ years for events ranging from small events to monthly dances in a gymnasium (50-100 people) always with good results. They're so easy to transport and since all ...
by la musette
Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:13 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Christmas Dance Playlist
Replies: 18
Views: 6055

The December 'hey mr jesse' mentioned a collection from Pottery Barn

sold only at Pottery Barn stores. and on ebay. :)
by la musette
Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:06 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Major & minor keys in swing music
Replies: 56
Views: 20489

ah yes, that's what I meant to say. :D thanks!
by la musette
Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:53 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Copyright extension in the UK
Replies: 17
Views: 9284

oh geez people- it's a copyright thread! MUSIC!
by la musette
Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:53 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: G-Swing - Swing for Modern Clubbing
Replies: 17
Views: 14497

are you in the video? :)

i recognise a couple people from the Frenchie Balboa Festival this weekend