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by Toon Town Dave
Thu Dec 18, 2003 2:52 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Getting pushed out
Replies: 63
Views: 18002

Gee Kevin, that seems like an odd situation. The few times I've been to Seattle, there was generally a pretty good crowd out dancing when you were spinning. I'm pretty sure I know the venue you are referring to and I'm sure the prime motivating factor in the decision process is getting paying custom...
by Toon Town Dave
Thu Dec 18, 2003 2:18 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: ECS/Lindy/WCS - Bridging the Gap
Replies: 173
Views: 41440

In our remote and isolated scene, neo-swing was the popular music for Lindy when I started. My first significant exposure to "groove" and even classic swing was at Beantown 2001. It was definitely a different experience music wise. My first impression and same for other locals that had travelled eas...
by Toon Town Dave
Thu Dec 18, 2003 2:03 am
Forum: Technical Questions
Topic: Song Database
Replies: 13
Views: 13604

This is one something like one of the features I thought would be a benefit of moving to the web format. I agree that it will probably be difficult to get review contributions. There is also little need to duplicate what already exists on jivejunction. For this board, I would envision a slightly dif...
by Toon Town Dave
Fri Oct 17, 2003 11:03 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Your rules
Replies: 36
Views: 11767

Three general rules I use when selecting a song:

- Never play anything I wouldn't dance to.
- Always play music I like.
- Try to play music the (current) crowd will like and will want to dance to (at the time).

Anything else is just a flexible guidline.
by Toon Town Dave
Thu Oct 09, 2003 7:44 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Emusic changes....
Replies: 8
Views: 2632

Hmm, I'm glad I haven't yet updated my credit card on fil with them yet (old one expired). I think they just convinced me not to bother, the value is not there anymore. Take the 4CD Goodman set they have. It would take more than two months on the basic plan to download all 89 tracks which would be a...
by Toon Town Dave
Wed Oct 08, 2003 4:38 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: New CD Anti-piracy Scheme
Replies: 1
Views: 1690

New CD Anti-piracy Scheme

It looks like one of the latest attempts at CD anti-piracy is a borderline waste of time. http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2003/10/08/Consumers/cd_shift031008 and http://www.msnbc.com/news/977144.asp?cp1=1#BODY It relies on the "autorun" feature of Windoze. For those of us who have that turned off on our s...
by Toon Town Dave
Mon Oct 06, 2003 11:42 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Songs to steam the windows
Replies: 17
Views: 9292

Driftin' Blues - Sam Cooke - The Man Who Invented Soul Box Set (Disc3)
Baby What You Want Me to Do - Etta James - Chess Box (Disc2)
W.O.M.A.N. - Etta James - Chess Box (Disc3)
by Toon Town Dave
Sat Oct 04, 2003 3:32 pm
Forum: Technical Questions
Topic: It's time for a "Silly Chat" forum!
Replies: 10
Views: 11473

Yeah, what Barb, Jesse and Reuben said :) Overall I really like the way the board has been going. The discussions have been great despite the occasional topic drift from music to local events. It's a great resource to come back to a month or six later to look up an album or artist recommendation. As...
by Toon Town Dave
Sat Oct 04, 2003 3:18 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Fast pop music
Replies: 38
Views: 31231

Spin Around off the Josie and the Pussycats soundtrack. Our other local DJ likes it.
by Toon Town Dave
Sat Oct 04, 2003 3:13 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Anthology of Big Band Swing
Replies: 20
Views: 6608

Run ... fast ... get it now before someone else does! It's a great CD, I really like it. It's probably one of the best bang for the buck CD's I have. There's a great version of One O'Clock Jump by Goodman (I think Katie was asking about it in about it in another thread), I love Jamaica Jam and Rock ...
by Toon Town Dave
Sat Oct 04, 2003 3:05 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: why does everyone hate Louis Prima?
Replies: 34
Views: 10336

I have to agree with Harrison on the vocals, at least for the traditional Jazz stuff his voice doesn't doo much for me.

OTOH, the songs on the Capitol disc are more novelty songs. I think they're great and very beginner friendly. Not amazing Lindy Hop music but still fun.
I do use them sparingly.
by Toon Town Dave
Sat Oct 04, 2003 2:47 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: balboa/shag music recommendations
Replies: 55
Views: 20602

What kind of Shag were the competing in? Most Carolina shaggers refer to their dance as simply shag (like WCS dancers usually just refer to it as swing). Carolina Shag has been popular with competitions for decades. Collegiate Shag and Carolina Shag are very different.
by Toon Town Dave
Sat Oct 04, 2003 2:39 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Spinnin' The Webb
Replies: 34
Views: 11052

It shouldn't be too hard. I have it on the Chronologincal Classics ('35-'38), highly recomended if you like Webb's stuff.

I think I also saw it on one of the big band CDs at E-music ... just checked, it's on the Avid Classic Big Band Jazz compilation.
by Toon Town Dave
Wed Oct 01, 2003 10:13 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: The Blues on PBS/reviews
Replies: 17
Views: 7958

I caught a half of it tonight before the A's/Sox game came on.

I thought the pseudo-drama was distracting. There should have been either more drama or more documentary. Jazz (and Baseball) really set the standard for a documentary, in comparison Blues is disappointing.
by Toon Town Dave
Mon Sep 22, 2003 7:34 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Fast pop music
Replies: 38
Views: 31231

Dave, I use Madonna's "Music" for West Coast swing. It's 120 BPM. "Get the Party Started" is another good example of high energy, slow tempo. It 130 BPM nobody's breaking a sweat, but if they like the music they're having a good time. Yeah, that stuff goes over fairly well. The swing dancers that d...