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by morte100
Fri Oct 03, 2003 1:10 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: why does everyone hate Louis Prima?
Replies: 34
Views: 10369

Re: why does everyone hate Louis Prima?

lindyholic wrote:Dude! You're last choice is evil, cuz I would prefer to burn in the pits of Hell for all of eternity instead of playing either.

Harrison
I dunno man, some of his early stuff sounds right up your alley. Try "Swing Me With Rhythm" off of this JSP release: Louis Prima Volume 1
by morte100
Mon Sep 22, 2003 6:24 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Major & minor keys in swing music
Replies: 56
Views: 19984

So, this is a pretty technical discussion of all this, and it's mostly over my non-music major head. however, I will say that I've always been attracted to songs that I've perceived to be in a minor key. Now, whether they are or not, I couldn't say for sure. "Golden Earrings" is an example of a song...
by morte100
Tue May 13, 2003 1:19 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Blues for lindy hop
Replies: 24
Views: 8748

I enjoy Roy Milton and have found a number of his songs to be playable. Much (most?) of Gene Harris' stuff is blues and the Down Home Blues album has some great songs. BTW- this thread made me curious about the common definition for Jump Blues. I found this (also from allmusic.com): Jump Blues refer...
by morte100
Sat Apr 26, 2003 10:36 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: eMusic Song/Album recomendations
Replies: 210
Views: 70671

When I was searching emusic's forums for an answer to my question above, I came across this FYI: We are in the process of re-encoding the entire EMusic catalog at a higher bit rate. Although we have not released a formal date for this change, it is not far off and we think it will make a big differe...
by morte100
Sat Apr 26, 2003 10:14 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How do you organize your Music?
Replies: 40
Views: 15342

This has been tremendously instructive. I'm glad to know that so many of you out there are willing to share your knowledge with the less-experienced. I think what I mostly need to do now is distill the number of song classifications that I have down to several essential categories. A few of you (Ron...
by morte100
Sat Apr 26, 2003 10:05 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: eMusic Song/Album recomendations
Replies: 210
Views: 70671

I've been really enjoying these two, lately: Kenny Dorham Sings And Plays: This Is The Moment Gene Harris: Down Home Blues On a related note - has anyone had trouble with their emusic downloads? More specifically, sometimes when I download a song, it comes out distorted and un-listenable. When I del...
by morte100
Wed Apr 23, 2003 11:06 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Nina Simone
Replies: 20
Views: 6541

is there ever a good time to play an 8 minute song?...In my opinion, Long songs can come off as a DJ being indulgent. It's definitely something you have to be careful with. But a steal song (as was mentioned above), a last song of the night (with appropriate disclaimer), a (very) late night, etc. c...
by morte100
Tue Apr 22, 2003 11:56 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Nina Simone
Replies: 20
Views: 6541

I get teary-eyed every time I hear her live version of "Trouble in Mind" that's on Bittersweet: The Best of Nina Simone. I have a similar reaction to "I Put A Spell on You" off of that same album. It's as powerful a song as I've ever heard. And for the love, Nate Dogg...find a situation where it's ...
by morte100
Mon Apr 21, 2003 10:25 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: hip hop "music"
Replies: 30
Views: 25484

2pac foreva

I don't know why, but for some reason "Do For Love" off of Tupac's "R U Still Down" makes me wanna get down in a lindy-type fashion. Of course, if it hasn't been played in awhile, "Plenty" by Erykah Badu and Guru is a Hip Hop Lindy standard (that just sounds funny). Be warned though - that bridge wa...
by morte100
Mon Apr 21, 2003 3:43 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How do you organize your Music?
Replies: 40
Views: 15342

Lawrence wrote:Moreover, there is no substitute for really knowing your collection
So, you're saying I need to develop that whole memory thing, eh? Maybe ginseng or GinkoBalboa?
by morte100
Mon Apr 21, 2003 1:51 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Managing files on your laptop...what do you use?
Replies: 2
Views: 2211

Re: Managing files on your laptop...what do you use?

Music match has limited genres (Sonic stage allows you to make up new genres) and I can only view a playlist after going though several clicks. It's very clumsy. I just created a slightly similar topic in DJ Skillz. Oops. Here's a very simple (that is - no "hacking" required) fix for one of Music M...
by morte100
Mon Apr 21, 2003 1:19 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How do you organize your Music?
Replies: 40
Views: 15342

How do you organize your Music?

There are those gifted with the mental capacity to remember song titles, album names, artists, bpm's, etc. and DJ from their collection without aid beyond their own brains. I am not one of those. I'm about to change my format for organizing music for the millionth time, and I thought I'd seek out su...
by morte100
Mon Apr 21, 2003 12:51 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How much do you get paid?
Replies: 20
Views: 7957

Mo money

I've rarely been paid actual cashola to dj, but I would really be put off if I had to pay to get into a venue where I was expected to DJ. On the other hand, I've recently started a weekly dance in Tacoma, and my partner and I decided that we would never have free DJ's EVER. If they're good enough th...
by morte100
Mon Apr 21, 2003 12:34 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Counting BPM
Replies: 59
Views: 43435

DJ BPM

I use DJ BPM http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/DJ_BPM_Counter/ It's pretty low-tech, but it gets the job done, and I believe it to be as accurate as I am. But that's the real problem, I think. These solutions rely on the user. I find that it works best if I scan at least 30 seconds into the song ...