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by Ron
Mon Dec 20, 2004 5:26 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: DJing weddings
Replies: 31
Views: 9873

I've turned down everyone who wanted me to DJ their wedding. They can claim they want only swing music, but I didn't want to risk having a situation where I was expected to play "YMCA" or "Celebrate" or announce "and now its time for the garter toss!" Gag me. Besides, my day job pays me enough. But ...
by Ron
Mon Dec 20, 2004 5:08 pm
Forum: Technical Questions
Topic: Swing DJ’s Album & Song Data Base
Replies: 53
Views: 37255

Reviews are a lot of work, and my reviews didn't attempt populating any complex database. Keep it simple, I think. If writing on-line reviews was easy, more of you guys would have done it or would be doing it now. You wouldn't need someone to make a system for you, you'd just be writing reviews and ...
by Ron
Wed Nov 10, 2004 2:31 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: What do Swing DJs do in the day/to earn a living?
Replies: 64
Views: 20872

1. No. Not many could say yes.
2. System/Software Engineer at Qualcomm.
by Ron
Sun Sep 19, 2004 12:43 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Lyle Lovett song?
Replies: 22
Views: 9721

She probably meant "Record Lady".
by Ron
Fri Sep 17, 2004 11:57 am
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Lyle Lovett song?
Replies: 22
Views: 9721

I really dig Lyle Lovetts non-country stuff for listening. He puts on a good concert, too. For dancing, I've played "She's Makes Me Feel So good" (124 BPM) for Lindy and I've played some other songs for blues dancing occasionally, such as "Wild Women Don't Get the Blues" with Francine Reed at 67 BPM...
by Ron
Fri Sep 17, 2004 11:45 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Burning Down your CD collection
Replies: 20
Views: 6106

I rip all the songs I want to play for dancers to WAV. Yes, it takes a lot of space, I've had to buy a few hard drives over the years. But I didn't want to deal with the hassle of converting to MP3 and worrying about compression losses. Ripping to WAV makes even more sense now that high-capacity har...
by Ron
Wed Aug 11, 2004 12:25 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Red Nichols question
Replies: 2
Views: 1350

49 Czech crowns! Wow! Hmmm.
by Ron
Thu Aug 05, 2004 2:42 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Kermit Ruffins
Replies: 19
Views: 7209

Well, it just goes to show how out of touch I am with the national scene these days. But that's OK. If I start playing a song that's new to me and new in San Diego, it doesn't really matter if its overplayed elsewhere, it's new here, usually.
by Ron
Thu Aug 05, 2004 12:37 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Kermit Ruffins
Replies: 19
Views: 7209

Kermit Ruffins

I've heard two songs I've never heard before playing on Tony Quach's Yehoodi show today, both by Kermit Ruffins. They are moderate-tempo high-energy swinging tunes that I just totally dig. Anyone play him?
by Ron
Thu Aug 05, 2004 12:28 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Yehoodi Radio Show
Replies: 551
Views: 148215

har har. I just heard Greg's Yehoodi plug "the only place where I can say Shana's boobies", which is so funny given Shana's "boobie" statement was played so often on previous shows...
by Ron
Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:02 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Ron's swing CD reviews
Replies: 14
Views: 4096

Well, I'm sad to say that I'm letting my site go stale. I can't say which starting fading first, my desire to dance every chance I could, my desire to dj frequently, or my desire to buy 10 CDs/month or my desire to review them on-line. But its all faded quick a bit, so I think I'll put the review si...
by Ron
Thu Aug 05, 2004 10:44 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Ram Session, Cozy Cole
Replies: 22
Views: 8936

Wow, you even stumped Rayned.
by Ron
Thu Aug 05, 2004 10:42 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Yehoodi Radio Show
Replies: 551
Views: 148215

Its good to hear Tony Q's on Yehoodi.
by Ron
Thu Aug 05, 2004 10:37 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Swing for Toddlers
Replies: 24
Views: 7127

Ryan, that looks like a good compilation. There's a few songs I don't have, so now I'm intrigued.

I bought the Dan Barrett Being a Bear and it was all right, but it didn't really seem that ideal for kids.
by Ron
Tue Jul 27, 2004 1:23 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: In A Mellow Tone
Replies: 26
Views: 6161

Nathan, thanks much for the reminder, I'd forgotten the name of the album.