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by djstarr
Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: danceable Louis Armstrong
Replies: 49
Views: 15599

so what you're saying is you really like the song 'My Bucket's Got a Hole in It'. ha ha. "and we ain't got no beer........."
by djstarr
Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: exciting high-energy mid-tempo swing
Replies: 26
Views: 15934

IMHO the person who I've heard recently do the best job of mid-tempo high energy fun to dance to songs is Mike Faltesek. The songs he plays are very rhythmically interesting - in particular I loved his set late night at CJ this year. What is 'CJ' :?: Camp Jitterbug. Biggest lindy hop event in Seatt...
by djstarr
Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: exciting high-energy mid-tempo swing
Replies: 26
Views: 15934

IMHO the person who I've heard recently do the best job of mid-tempo high energy fun to dance to songs is Mike Faltesek. The songs he plays are very rhythmically interesting - in particular I loved his set late night at CJ this year. Falty - if you are listening and willing - care to post your set l...
by djstarr
Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Overplayed songs
Replies: 105
Views: 71560

... ...That's enough awfulness for now. But for the rest, I don't think I've ever heard them played. I was thinking the same thing when I read Dave's post and just thought it had to do with playing swing music in the Canadian plains [i.e. these are local issues], reaffirmed by the DJ from Manitoba'...
by djstarr
Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Overplayed songs
Replies: 105
Views: 71560

I think you might be surprised. I hear a lot of Artie's music (and I play a lot -- one of my favorites!)............... I don't believe Shaw is overplayed, however. it's not overplayed because it is. :P or perhaps it's not overplayed even though it is because it's just so damn good. I always get co...
by djstarr
Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:16 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Birth of the Jank
Replies: 50
Views: 18786

Yes. We owe the lineage of "jank" to Giselle and Reuben; but Leigh coined it and made it his own. We just copied Leigh. I hope this is well documented in some future tome.
by djstarr
Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Yehoodi Radio Show
Replies: 551
Views: 199674

Freddie - I'm enjoying it too. Nice use of the work "janky" in your commentary. ha ha. Were you referring to me?
by djstarr
Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: loose marbles cd track list?
Replies: 7
Views: 5355

I bought a CD in New Orleans in April and one in Seattle. Neither had four or five times on it. Seattle CD: 1. When I get Low I get High 2. Trouble in Mind 3. Tiger Rag 4. Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down 5. Tell Me Your Dreams 6. What am I Living For? 7. I Found a New Baby 8. Creole Love Call 9. ...
by djstarr
Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Overplayed songs
Replies: 105
Views: 71560

Songs in this category include Keep On Churnin (used in class by Steven Mitchell this year...... DJStarr - .... Evenin (a bit long to use regularly??), Cross Your Heart, But Not For Me My brain waves are really locked in lately. I'm reading this post and just so happen to be listening to Wynonie Ha...
by djstarr
Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:26 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Overplayed songs
Replies: 105
Views: 71560

Sam - I enjoyed your post! Blues in Hoss Flat used to be one of my absolute go-to songs; it had been recommended on this forum. It's a great song. Here is my top 10 list. This is over 15 months of dj'ing off of a laptop: 28 plays - Ain't Misbehavin'|Sidney Bechet|Blues In Thirds 1940-41 24 plays - I...
by djstarr
Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Volume - how to increase it?
Replies: 15
Views: 8727

Something I've noticed but not quite sure of the real reason: the Djs here who DJ off of Macs have a much harder time driving the volume than PCs. I Dj off of a pretty new Dell with a Turtle USB card. We've had a situation at one of our local venues where the sound system is at 50% volume of what it...
by djstarr
Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Clearing The Floor
Replies: 24
Views: 14682

I don't mean to be cruel, but if you can't find a way on to the dance floor on a crowded night, then you're not trying hard enough or you don't really want to be there anyway. If you want to try to thin the floor a bit, do what others have suggested and just keep upping the tempo -- people get tire...
by djstarr
Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Overplayed songs
Replies: 105
Views: 71560

Since I haven't posted in a while I may as well make up for it here ;-) This is my take on how these songs are currently being treated in Seattle [other Seattle folk feel free to jump in since it's tough to make it to ALL the dances in Seattle ALL the time]. *****************************************...
by djstarr
Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Overplayed songs
Replies: 105
Views: 71560

I think the following might be included on a list of 'overplayed' songs in 2008 Really? Sounds like a night at the original Memories, circa 1999. I was reminiscing with Peter Loggins the other night about being at Memories in 2000 and hearing you yell out of the DJ booth about spinning some really ...
by djstarr
Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Overplayed songs
Replies: 105
Views: 71560

As a someone who buys music quite regularly, I often find it difficult not to play too much new music. I have played sets where I've jammed in all my new favourites (at one point I'd just bought 2 or 3 Mosaic sets in a sale - zillions and zillions of fabulous new songs) and suddenly realised that t...