Search found 402 matches

by Surreal
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Earliest known Ellington broadcast: 1932
Replies: 1
Views: 1089

Re: Earliest known Ellington broadcast: 1932

Awesome find. Thank you!
by Surreal
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Software to DJ and listening music
Replies: 4
Views: 3722

Re: Software to DJ and listening music

I work almost exclusively with JRiver Media Center and have been using it for years. The smart library management features are a big draw for me, though as with all things there's a bit of a learning curve. Multi-zone playback also lets me cue up songs on one zone and play to speakers on another. I ...
by Surreal
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Lindyhopper's Delight
Replies: 17
Views: 7144

Re: Lindyhopper's Delight

I still can't remember the term, and I'm combining bits and pieces of things that I've read to apply to music... but here are the bits and pieces from my foggy memory: (it's possible I'm completely wrong/misremembering some of this) - your brain strongly tries to seeks patterns in everything, which ...
by Surreal
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Lindyhopper's Delight
Replies: 17
Views: 7144

Re: Lindyhopper's Delight

I can't remember the term, but it's a psychological effect where if something is just slightly off from "perfect", it activates more regions of the brain... particularly in the psychoacoustic realm, where it's such a brief transient. The 'ol grey matter is stimulated by processing those bits that ar...
by Surreal
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Songs with pronounced/interesting breaks
Replies: 3
Views: 2144

Re: Songs with pronounced/interesting breaks

strong phrases or obvious breaks: My Baby Just Cares for Me - Nina Simone Posin' - Jimmie Lunceford or Tommy Dorsey Pennsylvania 6-5000 - Glenn Miller Watch the Birdie - Anita O'Day super duper obvious: All Shook Up - Elvis Other beats: Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me - Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellin...
by Surreal
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Oscar Peterson gives a piano lesson
Replies: 2
Views: 5178

Re: Oscar Peterson gives a piano lesson

Count Basie and Oscar Peterson talking about Art Tatum (1980)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAeT3Dr74Ys
by Surreal
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Bananarama - Tain't What You Do
Replies: 3
Views: 4346

Re: Bananarama - Tain't What You Do

Like... it works for shim sham right?

Though I've also done bal to Bananaphone, so clearly I'm just the weirdo here with a penchant for bananas
Image
by Surreal
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Bananarama - Tain't What You Do
Replies: 3
Views: 4346

Bananarama - Tain't What You Do

The 80's are calling...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9LNE0cleDg
(it's such an awkward looking video; like they shot it on a $20 budget)

I kinda want to play this, but Bananarama predates most of the kids by at least a decade now :roll:
by Surreal
Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How long should individual swing or DJ sets be?
Replies: 6
Views: 8556

Re: How long should individual swing or DJ sets be?

I agree 45minutes is too short to really get a groove going. I say 60-90 minutes is the minimum.
by Surreal
Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Fixing playback dropouts on a Windows 7 notebook
Replies: 2
Views: 4710

Re: Fixing playback dropouts on a Windows 7 notebook

I've been getting similar problems on my Win7 laptop. It's been like this for months now, and I wonder if there was something in an update somewhere that mucked things up. It doesn't matter if I'm using onboard sound or going through a usb audio device. The worst culprit is having a browser window o...
by Surreal
Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What's My Line?
Replies: 9
Views: 10045

Re: What's My Line?

by Surreal
Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How to be a better Swing DJ
Replies: 10
Views: 7163

Re: How to be a better Swing DJ

New member, one post, with a signature that says "hire me" twice? ... yeah I'm positive that's spam.
by Surreal
Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Swing House/Electro Swing
Replies: 17
Views: 22103

Re: Swing House/Electro Swing

Very cool Prof Watson. For those of us not on Spotify, is there anywhere else we can see this list?
by Surreal
Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What's My Line?
Replies: 9
Views: 10045

Re: What's My Line?

Benny Goodman (same one as earlier, which is no longer available)
https://youtu.be/IDBBDreK1FE?t=20m3s