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by david
Sun Dec 17, 2006 4:13 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Major & minor keys in swing music
Replies: 56
Views: 23513

Re: Minor key songs

dancin_hanson wrote:
david wrote:I just thought I'd mention a few more songs where the major theme is in a major key.
I assume you mean "minor" key.
Of course I do.
by david
Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:58 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Major & minor keys in swing music
Replies: 56
Views: 23513

Minor key songs

I just thought I'd mention a few more songs where the major theme is in a major key. I think it's more common in older jazz tunes and standards, from before they'd started calling anything "swing", but there are exceptions. Well-known examples are "It Don't Mean A Thing" and &quo...
by david
Thu Nov 17, 2005 5:36 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: PC to bakelite radio?
Replies: 15
Views: 8229

Putting the whole computer in an old radio

I have seen examples of people building a whole computer into a vintage radio enclosure, just to have something that looks cool. The sound hardware is probably new, though. I found these through google: http://blog.mianticuario.com/index.php/2005/07/10/14-radio-antigua-ordenador http://www.mashie.or...
by david
Wed Apr 13, 2005 12:49 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Bert Kaempfert - A Swingin' Safari
Replies: 13
Views: 6703

In Sweden, Swining Safari is instantly recognizable as the theme from the game show "Vi i femman", at least if you're over 25.

The show is/was a quiz competition between fifth-graders.

So if you spun it here, people would probably start staring at you. Or laugh. Or maybe dance a little.
by david
Sun Jan 16, 2005 4:33 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: the floor's tolerance for odd stuff. (failure)
Replies: 25
Views: 10397

You could try playing "I'm a mormon", available for download from http://www.ubu.com/outsiders/365/index.html (see the entry for January 5).
by david
Thu Dec 02, 2004 12:52 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Counting BPM
Replies: 59
Views: 48839

If you're linux-based, like myself, you can use the very simple C program I wrote to count the BPM tapped on the keyboard. It should work on any unix system. Maybe a bit too technical for this forum, but I use it myself, together with a small script to scan my files and for each song that hasn't got...