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by yedancer
Tue Jan 11, 2005 6:10 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Your favorite Dixie / New Orleans jazz.
Replies: 33
Views: 6883

I know this is going to sound lame, but one of my non-dancing friends gave me a CD by the "Dutch College Swing Orchestra." I thought it would be lame, but it actually has some great stuff on it. Every time I play stuff from it, people really seam to dig it.
by yedancer
Tue Dec 14, 2004 8:02 am
Forum: Technical Questions
Topic: Purpose of this board
Replies: 22
Views: 17570

I would prefer for people to not do the following things: 1) make obvious statements in response to others' posts 2) make tengential assumptions 3) make passive aggressive comments and veiled sarcastic jabs 4) make arrogant posts that state your opinion as though it were a basic, well-known, accept...
by yedancer
Thu Dec 09, 2004 12:07 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: History of Jazz ... in 5 minutes
Replies: 2
Views: 1111

History of Jazz ... in 5 minutes

I have a speech class in which I have a group speech about the history of music. I'm supposed to cover music from african slaves and the creation of jazz all the way to early rock'n'roll (Louis Jordan, Bill Haley...)

So, what main points would you hit?
by yedancer
Thu Oct 14, 2004 8:58 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: dropping in...
Replies: 36
Views: 10076

Blah blah blah.
by yedancer
Sat Oct 09, 2004 8:53 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: DJing weddings
Replies: 31
Views: 9986

I DO NOT like doing weddings, but they pay well. If I'm doing it for friends I usually don't charge more than $100 or $200, but I usually quote wedding planners and bands about $500.
by yedancer
Mon Sep 13, 2004 8:37 am
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Songs that get your adrenaline pumping...
Replies: 20
Views: 18929

There are several Flogging Molly songs.
by yedancer
Fri Sep 10, 2004 8:43 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Upping the tempo.
Replies: 69
Views: 18800

mousethief wrote:I have a problem when dancers opt out of dancing because it's too [adjective]
Well put. Excpet, what happens when I opt out of dancing because it too "sucky."
by yedancer
Sat Aug 21, 2004 9:55 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Swing DJ nightmare
Replies: 8
Views: 3700

I had a nightmare once in which my laptop crashed right before I was supposed to start DJing. Except, it wasn't a nightmare, it was real.
by yedancer
Fri Aug 20, 2004 1:27 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 167309

I don't like Winamps form of moving to the next song, BPM studio has this nice customizable crossfade. It's perfect. Just wondering, Gem, how do you use the cross fade when DJing lindy events? Personally, I prefer not fading between songs and allowing that small gap to be there. It allows people to...
by yedancer
Thu Aug 19, 2004 9:49 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Exchanges and their DJs
Replies: 57
Views: 16550

I doubt that exposing a scene to better dancers for a weekend makes for better local dancers - unless it's partnered with instruction. I think many scenes are having exchanges because it's cool or it's fun or it's expected of them. Kalman I would slightly disagree. There are many occasions when new...
by yedancer
Thu Aug 19, 2004 9:48 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 167309

Just install two instances of the latest version of WinAmp. After playing with iTunes and WinAmp for a while, this is the route I'll be taking. Just make sure you have plenty of memory, because running 2 copies of WinAmp on a wimpy machine can lead to disasters. I used to have situations when I was...
by yedancer
Mon Aug 16, 2004 8:35 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Best DJ Software?
Replies: 1
Views: 1849

You might want to check these threads: http://www.swingdjs.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=106&start=0 (the first couple pages on this one are mostly about hardware, but the discussion encompasses programs too) http://www.swingdjs.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=801 And this link: http://www.sloswing.com/dj/
by yedancer
Wed Aug 04, 2004 4:15 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Swing for Toddlers
Replies: 24
Views: 7221

My friends' kid is like a year and half old was messing around with my mp3 player and was totally grooving to Oscar Peterson (Night Train). He was mesmerized by it.
by yedancer
Wed Jul 28, 2004 7:02 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Venue size
Replies: 6
Views: 2932

I helped organize a dance lesson for my church, and when we were setting up the dance area one lady who had a lot of experience hosting made sure we set a smaller rather than larger area. Easier to attain critical mass if the people attending fill the space. People never believe me when I tell them...
by yedancer
Tue Jul 27, 2004 5:29 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Venue size
Replies: 6
Views: 2932

I think the size of the venue is less important than the size of the crowd. Good crowds in a small or a large venue are great. I don't know which is worse, though, a small crowd in a small venue or a small crowd in a large venue. Probably the former, because it ends up feeling like a bunch of people...