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by Shorty Dave
Thu Oct 14, 2004 7:30 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: dropping in...
Replies: 36
Views: 9761

Re: for Brian in Melbourne....

splanky wrote: Jazz swings. Basie swings. Duke swings. Gene Harris swings--
Babies Swing. Babies are funky.

They say Russians don't swing. Generalizations don't swing. I'm you can find one swingin' Russian. I know one.

Cunnilingus is funky, but the word don't swing.

:)
by Shorty Dave
Wed Oct 13, 2004 11:24 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Y6A Highlights
Replies: 1
Views: 1991

I've been trying for five days now to understand what this weekend was all about, and to put in words the personal impact - and hopefully the "springboard" (to steal Elliott's term :) ) - to what will be even greater things to come. There's a quote from Ralph Ellison - author of Invisible Man , jazz...
by Shorty Dave
Wed Oct 13, 2004 11:15 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: The Y6A Lineup Announced!
Replies: 98
Views: 30192

One more thing... He constantly wants to move the music forward. He is probably the biggest reason the current Basie Ghost band is still composing new stuff. When he took over the ghost band, Frank was still trying to infuse new music into the 'Ghost' band genre. I don't disagree with this comment, ...
by Shorty Dave
Wed Oct 13, 2004 11:05 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: The Y6A Lineup Announced!
Replies: 98
Views: 30192

Frank Foster isn't an arranger or composer for dancers....He came up in the 50s era of Basie. More of my thoughts later when I fully recover; I just had to quickly respond to this. Jerry, I have to respectfully disagree with this comment. Off the top of my head I can immediately think of four Basie...
by Shorty Dave
Thu Oct 07, 2004 11:41 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: The Y6A Lineup Announced!
Replies: 98
Views: 30192

FYI, jazz fans, two interviews are going on Fri morning to promote the Basie Centennial Ball. 8:20 - 9:30am listen to WKCR (89.9 or you can hear it online at www.wkcr.org) for an interview with Benny Powell 12 - 1pm listen to WBGO (88.3 or you can hear it online at www.wbgo.org) for an interview wit...
by Shorty Dave
Wed Oct 06, 2004 8:50 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: The Y6A Lineup Announced!
Replies: 98
Views: 30192

In one week, I spent four hours at Albert Murray's home listening to Basie records, had a three hour dinner with Frank Foster, and spoke with Basie's son Aaron, Clark Terry, Benny Powell, Junior Mance, George Wein, and Nat Hentoff.

I can die now.

See you all soon!!!
by Shorty Dave
Mon Oct 04, 2004 4:08 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: The Y6A Lineup Announced!
Replies: 98
Views: 30192

We're up to 30 now!!! 1. Shorty Dave 2. Wexie 3. Tomo 4. Alligator 5. Spuds 6. Greg Avakian 7. Roy 8. Mousethief 9. DJStarr 10. NateDogg 11. Serg 12. Swifty 13. ShanaBanana 14. Gatorgal 15. Larry 16. Stan 17. Ryan 18. Abdel 19. LindyChef 20. Szarka 21. BigCash 22. RaleighRob 23. Zev 24. Mike 25. Pok...
by Shorty Dave
Thu Sep 30, 2004 12:34 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: The Y6A Lineup Announced!
Replies: 98
Views: 30192

http://www.news.cornell.edu/Chronicle/96/10.17.96/Murray.GIF This isn't just a discussion panel anymore, but yet another *historical* moment for the Basie Centennial Ball weekend. Just like the Great Day in Lindy photo before it and the ball itself after it, the panel discussion Remembering Basie i...
by Shorty Dave
Wed Sep 29, 2004 8:04 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Bootlegging Live Acts
Replies: 10
Views: 2254

Re: Bootlegging Live Acts

I was chatting with some other DJs at STLBX this year and we were commenting on how much we would LOVE to be able to legally get our hands on a recording of this year's y6a concert, even if it's just to DJ with ... (Shorty Dave, if you're reading this, get the message ;) We're still working on it! ...
by Shorty Dave
Thu Sep 23, 2004 12:33 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Money Songs
Replies: 16
Views: 4601

If you want to get real creative, how about "I've Got Plenty of Nothin'", or Chris Connor's "Miser's Serenade"?
by Shorty Dave
Wed Sep 22, 2004 7:06 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: The Y6A Lineup Announced!
Replies: 98
Views: 30192

Cool! I added you all, and now we're up to 28 SwingDJs!!!
by Shorty Dave
Wed Sep 22, 2004 1:01 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: The Y6A Lineup Announced!
Replies: 98
Views: 30192

So it's looking like this will have more SwingDJs members than any other event, no? Kinda makes sense given all the special stuff (beyond just swing dancing) going on that appeals specifically to us geeks: Basie Alumni, "A Great Day in Lindy", a couple discussion panels, Harlem Renaissance Orchestra...
by Shorty Dave
Wed Sep 22, 2004 12:41 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Austin Lindy Exchange 2004
Replies: 38
Views: 13312

Kudos to Nate Dogg and the rest of the ALX crew for yet another - surprise surprise - kick ass weekend. Great people, great dancers, great music - the *perfect* vibe for an exchange weekend. And thanks to Lawrence for being such a great host and going above and beyond what you expect out of lindy ex...
by Shorty Dave
Tue Sep 14, 2004 1:48 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: The Y6A Lineup Announced!
Replies: 98
Views: 30192

It's great that so many DJs are coming, because I know you guys won't want to miss our latest announcement! I already thought the Basie Centennial Ball is going to be the most special dance that our generation of dancers will be able to attend, simply for the fact that we have so many musicians who ...
by Shorty Dave
Mon Sep 13, 2004 7:36 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: The Y6A Lineup Announced!
Replies: 98
Views: 30192

That sounds like a great idea! We're about to announce another something *very* special for Saturday afternoon, so maybe Sunday afternoon before Lindy in the Park, which is 3-7pm? I suggest everyone start at Jazz Record Center, 236 W 26th St, #804 (www.jazzrecordcenter.com) at, say, 12 or 1, and the...