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by Toon Town Dave
Wed May 14, 2003 3:10 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Blues for lindy hop
Replies: 24
Views: 8541

Just went and listened to the CD. I don't think I'd really dance/spin it as Lindy Hop but there's some awesome old-school (read: real) westie music on his latest CD. A couple of tracks might work as C. Shag.
by Toon Town Dave
Wed May 14, 2003 2:58 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Nina Simone
Replies: 20
Views: 6321

That's horrible.

It's reassuring that even the tone deaf can get a job as a club DJ!
by Toon Town Dave
Sun May 04, 2003 10:19 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 177901

Just watch out, as soon as I put wheels on my MicroVAX I'll have the ultimate DJ Setup :) Seriously, I really don't like Mac's for my everyday work (read software development and network analysis) but for Multimedia work it has been superior to MS-Windows. The first iMac's which pioneered all the pr...
by Toon Town Dave
Tue Apr 29, 2003 3:22 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: File Sharing Networks-Good or Evil?
Replies: 3
Views: 2308

I think the concept of file sharing is useful in the field of computer science in terms of distributed network technologies. Specifically on the subject of sharing copyright music (or other stuff) without permission, yes I think it is wrong both legally and morally. Like Greg says, it would be great...
by Toon Town Dave
Tue Apr 29, 2003 2:57 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Exploring the difference between radio and dance DJs
Replies: 1
Views: 1772

I try to play unfamiliar stuff to local audiences. Our scene is barely out of the primordial ooze of neo-swing so even pop-sih BG stuff can be new. That said, I think with any dance audience there should be some element of familarity. I don't meen playing the same overplayed stuff all the time but o...
by Toon Town Dave
Sun Apr 13, 2003 3:11 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Storing CD's standing up or Sitting down ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2657

What's more important is probably the same as other things of an archival nature; avoid extremes of heat/cold/humidity and above all keep the envirommental conditions consistent. Large and frequent temperature change will likely do more damage than orientation.
by Toon Town Dave
Fri Apr 11, 2003 5:48 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 177901

I've been thing about using one of the VIA EPIA (aka Eden) boards to build a semi-portable system, not quite a laptop but much smaller than a desktop. It's basically a 17cm (6.7") square board with everything on board. There is one PCI slot (for a second sound card for example), TV out, the M series...
by Toon Town Dave
Thu Apr 10, 2003 5:29 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Electronic Storage
Replies: 17
Views: 6634

If 200GB isn't enough, check out Western Digital's latest:
http://www.westerndigital.com/en/produc ... 50gbse.asp I think these are basically their JB (aka Special Edition) drives in an external enclosure.
by Toon Town Dave
Wed Apr 09, 2003 1:06 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Electronic Storage
Replies: 17
Views: 6634

The obvious would be MP3's or OGG's on CD or other removable media. Does the notebook have USB2 or Firewire? I believe you can get external hard drives (basically a desktop drive in an external enclosure) that would add a lot of capacity ... it probably means one more piece of equipment and another ...
by Toon Town Dave
Wed Apr 09, 2003 12:57 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Coming up on FOX: When Swing Songs Go Bad
Replies: 5
Views: 3032

Do you mean you started the track and everyone left the floor? I've only had this happen about twice. Both times I left the track play for the better part of a minute. One time people eventually got out on the floor so I left it, the other time, I just did a slow fade at the tail end of a phrase. Th...
by Toon Town Dave
Fri Apr 04, 2003 4:37 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Good Birthday Jam Songs
Replies: 10
Views: 6878

I'm kind of partial to I Feel That Old Age Comin' On (Swing Session off their Whispering Grass CD). Not super long for a jam but then our birthday jams don't last long when/if we actually have one.
by Toon Town Dave
Fri Apr 04, 2003 4:34 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Songs that fade
Replies: 7
Views: 3191

If the fade is actually at the end of the song, I can tollerate it. If it is a totally artificial fade, especially if it's at an arbitrary time (eg 3:00) regardless of the music then it REALLY annoying as both a dancer and a listener ... unless it's a polka in which case the fade should last 0:02 an...
by Toon Town Dave
Thu Apr 03, 2003 5:36 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Neo-swing?!?!
Replies: 24
Views: 6143

I was just started refreshing my live365 programming which I haven't touched in over a year. I noticed with their new rating system, some of the more popular songs were stuff like Colin James and stuff like Basie was less popular. It caused me to re-think my format.
by Toon Town Dave
Thu Apr 03, 2003 5:20 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Good Jam Songs
Replies: 17
Views: 9194

It's also relatively short for a jam song. Perhaps due to the decreased interest in jams shorter songs are the popular thing now. IMO, jams are still best when done to a live band. We just had our first spontaneous jam in nearly 3 years to Sing Sing Sing at our fundraiser steak night on Monday. It w...
by Toon Town Dave
Mon Nov 25, 2002 2:05 am
Forum: Technical Questions
Topic: Tables for playlists
Replies: 5
Views: 5187

Yeah, it's not too hard to export HTML from most stuff. I'm not sure if phpBB is happy with tables as input. It only allows a little bit of HTML, not everything and tables may not be allowed. Quick question, when uploading lists, what would be the purpose; for a discussion purposes or as reference m...