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by yedancer
Mon Apr 26, 2004 6:59 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: An interesting comment on swing (dance) music ...
Replies: 24
Views: 8500

Re: An interesting comment on swing (dance) music ...

There is no virtue in playing music that creates a challenge for the dancers.
I'm not sure I could ever agree with this in any context.
by yedancer
Fri Apr 23, 2004 6:06 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Are you an "opener" or a "closer"?
Replies: 55
Views: 17780

I always prefer to dance when the most regular lindy hoppers are present. That is usually toward the last 3rd of the night in San Diego.
by yedancer
Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:20 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Non swing - when and how?
Replies: 75
Views: 26203

lindy hop was all about stealing moves from other movement arts. Funny that you all should bust on choreagraphy when much of the performance side of lindy was about choreagraphed sequences. Or perhaps you think all the sequences with Whitey Lindyhoppers were totally free style dancing. Granted we h...
by yedancer
Thu Apr 22, 2004 5:31 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Radio stations playing jazz, swing, ragtime, etc.
Replies: 16
Views: 4329

KSDS 88.3

Not all the time, but they have some shows sometime that feature swing and such.
by yedancer
Thu Apr 22, 2004 12:24 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Non swing - when and how?
Replies: 75
Views: 26203

Perhaps one good example would be the one bit of film footage of the Congaroos. They seem to be incorporating stuff from other dances, but in a decidedly lindy fashion.
by yedancer
Thu Apr 22, 2004 12:23 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Non swing - when and how?
Replies: 75
Views: 26203

When Frankie has talked about stealing moves from other dances, he incorporated them into his lindy. They did not fundamentally alter the way he danced, nor they demand a change in the music that was being played. I see Frankie going "I want something like that in my dancing. I just don't want to d...
by yedancer
Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:33 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What's the worst swing song ever?
Replies: 99
Views: 24896

It's not Slim. It's the one where he goes on for like 2 minutes making chicken noises in the end. It's a hi-fi song. I guess it is Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens.
by yedancer
Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:28 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Non swing - when and how?
Replies: 75
Views: 26203

I understand your sentiment that we need to "preserve" lindy hop, but I think what's more important is preserving the spirit of the dance and the music that inspires it. When you can put on Chick Webb's Lindyhopper's Delight and fill up the dance floor, that's what I care about more than whether th...
by yedancer
Thu Apr 22, 2004 9:59 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What's the worst swing song ever?
Replies: 99
Views: 24896

I hate that stupid song that I don't even know the name of with the guy making Chicken noises.
by yedancer
Thu Apr 22, 2004 8:22 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Non swing - when and how?
Replies: 75
Views: 26203

The difference is that we already have West Coast Swing. That's what happens to Lindy Hop when the music goes away from that swing rhythm (R&B, rock & roll, etc...). That's not exactly true because when west coast swing started it was done to swing music and to swinging blues. It was only over time...
by yedancer
Tue Apr 20, 2004 6:12 pm
Forum: Technical Questions
Topic: Purpose of this board
Replies: 22
Views: 17564

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, accepte...
by yedancer
Tue Apr 20, 2004 5:57 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Too much groove for me, lately
Replies: 149
Views: 42198

There is no hollywood v. savoy anymore, for one thing.
by yedancer
Tue Apr 20, 2004 5:54 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Non swing - when and how?
Replies: 75
Views: 26203

I play non-swing (DJ Challenge) songs all the time. And by all the time I mean about once every other time I DJ. So I obviously don't have a huge problem with the idea. But the fact remains that pop music--and most other music played as a DJ Challenge or whatever you want to call it-- does not swing...
by yedancer
Mon Apr 19, 2004 4:06 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Too much groove for me, lately
Replies: 149
Views: 42198

mousethief wrote: Put on a Neo piece at a mixed venue and watch the "real" dancers and the "new" dancers and tell me who's "really" dancing.

Kalman
I don't get it.
by yedancer
Mon Apr 19, 2004 4:05 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Non swing - when and how?
Replies: 75
Views: 26203

Nate Dogg wrote: Since it looks like I was unclear, yes I was being sarcastic about the DJing correctly stuff.
Okay, because I was like, holy mackeral!