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by (geek)
Mon Mar 15, 2004 1:25 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: SwingDJs: The Band
Replies: 39
Views: 11101

I'm a classically trained upright bass player myself.. also been considering trying to find a pickup jazz group here in Vancouver.

Between Seattle and Vancouver I'm sure we can get a few good groups going.
by (geek)
Thu Mar 04, 2004 4:02 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Yehoodi Radio Show
Replies: 551
Views: 193023

But I just don't understand those choices as being representative of one's entire repetoire of swing music. As I said before, the set isn't at all representative of my entire DJ repertoire nor what Vancouver's scene is like day in and day out. By no means should one DJ's set be used as litmus of an...
by (geek)
Thu Mar 04, 2004 3:02 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Yehoodi Radio Show
Replies: 551
Views: 193023

Set list: 01 - The Oscar Peterson Trio - Night train.mp3 02 - Louis Jordan - Let The Good Times Roll.mp3 03 - John Lee Hooker - One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer.mp3 04 - Quincy Jones - Blues Day.mp3 05 - Gene Harris - Sweet Georgia Brown.mp3 06 - Colin James - Think.mp3 07 - Count Basie - Every Day...
by (geek)
Thu Mar 04, 2004 2:49 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Yehoodi Radio Show
Replies: 551
Views: 193023

hmm..

Glad to see my selection slagged by the usual suspects already. ;-) The set I put together for the yehoodi radio show is what I like to play at a midnight-6am "blues" party.. it's not intended to be a "here's what's interesting and new for DJs", nor appropriate for your average &...
by (geek)
Mon Oct 20, 2003 12:00 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Vancouver Mini-Exchange, Dec 5-7 2003
Replies: 0
Views: 2075

Vancouver Mini-Exchange, Dec 5-7 2003

G'day folks.

Got another Exchange-ish weekend going on up here in Vancouver in December. Should be some good times and good music for all.

Fantastic DJs, probably a band on Saturday night, and people from all over.

Vancouver Mini-Exchange
by (geek)
Tue Oct 14, 2003 7:55 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 226240

Matthew wrote:Any ideas why this thing hiccups?
As others have noted, WinMe is very poor at multitasking, among other things.

Save yourself a lot of grief and reinstall your machine with WinXP or Win2k. You'll thank yourself!
by (geek)
Tue Oct 14, 2003 7:40 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 226240

The other night I tried hooking up my laptop to a sound system. I found that I was getting some noise out of the speakers. I found that this only happened when my power cord was plugged into my laptop. If I ran off the battery, everything was fine. Depending on the type of noise you were getting, i...
by (geek)
Mon Oct 13, 2003 9:46 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: extigy vs indigo echo???
Replies: 6
Views: 3280

Check out their website

Echo makes all sorts of Pro audio equipment. These cards are really quite nice.
by (geek)
Mon Oct 13, 2003 10:31 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 226240

True enough.. some setups are completely encased in custom boxes. In the event that you only have access to the end of an RCA cable coming out of a box, you might consider carrying RCA gender-changers. In the even that everything's encased in a box, you'll have to locate the nut who built it without...
by (geek)
Sat Oct 11, 2003 10:49 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: extigy vs indigo echo???
Replies: 6
Views: 3280

I'd say definitely go for the Echo. What kind of laptop are you using this on? Do you really need two independent outputs? I decided I didn't *really* need the Indigo DJ edition, as the Tibook's onboard audio hardware is pretty clean already and works well as a cue output. If you're just going to be...
by (geek)
Sat Oct 11, 2003 10:42 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 226240

I finally picked up (125 USD) an Echo Indigo pcmcia sound card for my tibook yesterday. FINALLY I have a dual-output machine for proper cueing. I've downloaded and purchased (40 USD) the DJ-1800 software, which uses CoreAudio to support multiple output channels. I use the on-board for cue output w/h...
by (geek)
Sat Oct 11, 2003 10:11 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: faster stuff with at least a little groove?
Replies: 19
Views: 7977

for the gene harris camp: Riled Up - The Gene Harris All Star Big Band - Tribute To Count Basie (307bpm) Yours is My Heart Alone - Gene Harris - Swingin The Blues (284 bpm) Old Man River - Gene Harris - Swingin The Blues (283 bpm) Cottontail - Gene Harris - The Best of the Concord Years (268 bpm) Ni...
by (geek)
Tue Sep 30, 2003 4:35 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: why does everyone hate "wade in the water?"
Replies: 95
Views: 28690

CafeSavoy wrote:i've been playing "in the mood" lately, maybe it's time to add "wade in the water" too.
What, no "Jump, Jive, and Wail"? :)
by (geek)
Tue Sep 30, 2003 3:43 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: why does everyone hate "wade in the water?"
Replies: 95
Views: 28690

Sometimes the room is ready for an 'overplayed' song. I recall some DJs spinning 2-3 versions of Moten Swing in relatively rapid succession at the last SFLX. Perhaps the song is a little tired, but under the right circumstances it can still delight everyone involved. Wade in the Water is just anothe...
by (geek)
Wed Aug 13, 2003 2:32 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Contrast vs. Blending
Replies: 67
Views: 25253

One thing I did this weekend is I didn't give two shits about what I played...in that, I didn't try to build, I just kinda went all over the place. And I was told by a lot of people how they liked my set so much, just because the next song wasn't something they would expect. I'm gonna see how this ...