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by Toon Town Dave
Sun Sep 21, 2003 4:37 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Fast pop music
Replies: 38
Views: 29029

Here's the few that I play as "Lindy" songs that are fast-ish and go over fairly well.

Apollo Four-Forty - Can't Stop the Rock
Pink - Get the Party Started
Madonna - Music
Offspring - Original Prankster (the tempo drifts a lot in this one).
by Toon Town Dave
Thu Sep 11, 2003 9:29 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Building up your swing collection
Replies: 7
Views: 3970

I guess it depends what you're buying for. If you're buying to DJ, then it would seem logical to buy music that you would expect to use. If you DJ just swing (excluding WCS, Shag, etc) then you might direct your buying toward that but if you DJ anything and everything, then undoubtedly you'd probabl...
by Toon Town Dave
Thu Sep 11, 2003 9:24 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Favorite waltz tunes?
Replies: 28
Views: 13881

CafeSavoy wrote:She also does a version of "The Rock and Roll Waltz"
It really sounds like the band is having a rough time playing in 3/4!
by Toon Town Dave
Thu Sep 11, 2003 6:45 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Resources for other partner dance music?
Replies: 9
Views: 4676

Try http://duke.usask.ca/uofsbdc/music/index.html , that's what the largest local ballroom club (1400+ members) uses for classes. It's not all great (to say the slower mambo's suck is being polite) but there's a lot of good sutff for beginners that's not some sort of midi generated noise. It also ha...
by Toon Town Dave
Thu Sep 11, 2003 6:29 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 178075

Has anyone had any experience with the Mac software? It looks pretty but is it stable and user friendly?
by Toon Town Dave
Thu Sep 11, 2003 12:32 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 23
Views: 8197

An excellent and often overlooked topic. I used to work in a coin/stamp/sports card store and often provided quotes for replacing collections. Most people with small-ish (in terms of value) colections generally didn't have much trouble but people with extraordinary collections often had a lot of has...
by Toon Town Dave
Mon Aug 25, 2003 5:40 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Super Audio CD
Replies: 4
Views: 2443

I think the article I read talked about extra features on the new format in addition to the "improved" quality. I don't recall for sure if it was the Sony format or a competing format but I do recall mention of Sony.
by Toon Town Dave
Sat Aug 23, 2003 10:11 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Super Audio CD
Replies: 4
Views: 2443

I recall reading about this quite some time ago, I think it was on the Register or Inquirer. IIRC, you need a new palyer that plays the the new format. I also recall the controversial part was the player for the new format would play current CDs but the audio quality would purposely be reduced ... t...
by Toon Town Dave
Sat Aug 23, 2003 10:08 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: sleeve for cd
Replies: 3
Views: 2133

I have sleeves that have a soft, fiber-like surface where the CD clear layer goes that seem to be okay for scratching. The material feels paper link but I think it's actually plastic. The cheap pages/sleeves that are like photo pages are awful for scratching. If you are putting original CD's in, you...
by Toon Town Dave
Sat Aug 23, 2003 10:00 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: CDR = time bomb?
Replies: 18
Views: 7200

I read somewhere there were only a handful of OEMs making CD-R media and a lot of the big brands are just re-branded from these OEMs. Some OEMs are apparently better than others. I found a little utility called CDRIdentifier (Windoze software). The only CD-R media it couldn't identify was a batch of...
by Toon Town Dave
Sat Aug 23, 2003 9:51 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Songs for the Shim Sham
Replies: 56
Views: 19974

I was thinking Benny Goodman's Peckin' might be a cool alternative. I haven't tried it on an audience yet. No one has taught Shim Sham around here lately but back when I learned it they were playing RCR's Friday the 13th ... yes neo-swing but it worked and that was a few years ago when neo was less ...
by Toon Town Dave
Sat Aug 23, 2003 9:42 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Fast Dance Songs
Replies: 15
Views: 6518

Hot Mallets - Lionel Hampton - Proper Box
Jack the Bellboy - Lionel Hampton - Proper Box
Darktown Strutters' Ball - Check Webb - Chrono. Classics '29-'34
Special Delivery Stomp - Artie Shaw - Portait of Artie Shaw
Mission to Moscow - Benny Goodman - JSP box
by Toon Town Dave
Sat Aug 23, 2003 9:20 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Chick Webb and After Seban
Replies: 9
Views: 4596

The liner notes in my Chrono. Classics '29-'34 CD include the following:
The initial pair of recordings was made in the summer of 1929 with Chick Webb's first regular group, issued as by the "Jungle Band". A single track from 1927 with his "Harlem Stompers" remains unfortunately untraceable. ...
by Toon Town Dave
Fri Aug 15, 2003 2:54 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: CDR = time bomb?
Replies: 18
Views: 7200

Just a couple of weeks ago I pulled a CD-R I haven't touched in years out of its plastic sleeve--- and part of the top layer just peeled right off! This was an earlier CD-R with no protective coating on top. What kind of plastic was the sleeve made of? I can't emphasize enough DON'T USE VINYL/PVC s...
by Toon Town Dave
Thu Jul 31, 2003 6:32 pm
Forum: Technical Questions
Topic: Most posts
Replies: 16
Views: 16666

Regardless of the number of posts, I think the discussion on here has been really good. In general the signal to noise ratio is very high so it's really easy to look back and find information from months ago.