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by main_stem
Tue Apr 29, 2003 12:58 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Apple - iTunes Music software
Replies: 16
Views: 7646

Sweeeeeeeeet! I bought an iPod when they fisrt came out and it has been the best damn purchase I have made in years. (Read: I can't live without it.) Don't use it much for DJing currently but I'm planning on doing some experiments in the coming weeks. It'll be interestinf trying the new compression ...
by main_stem
Mon Apr 28, 2003 12:41 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Benny Goodman
Replies: 14
Views: 5407

The Goodman stuff I pull from are the Birth Of Swing Box Set, After'You've Gone (trio and Quartet Recordings) and The Charlie Christian box set. Other than that I'm good on Goodamn.
by main_stem
Wed Apr 23, 2003 8:20 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: DJing at swing exchanges
Replies: 30
Views: 13634

...Melissa doing it is having tons of DJs, each with a 1-hour set. I don't think that merits free entrance to the whole event. Then she'd have to let 20-25 people in for free. Obviously she should then account for the DJs in the budget as a cost. That way it doesn't look like a loss or shelling out...
by main_stem
Mon Apr 21, 2003 7:37 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How do you organize your Music?
Replies: 40
Views: 16580

Currently I have them all organized alphabetically. However I am in the process of reorganizing my main case into classic swign era artists, post swingera and compilations. For my smaller travel book I'm going to keep them in alpahabetical order since it's a much smaller book and easier to control. ...
by main_stem
Sun Apr 20, 2003 8:14 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Varying tempos and song styles through an event
Replies: 22
Views: 8816

Greg Avakian wrote:
That's very general. I like the idea of DJing little "sets' of 3-4 tunes and seguing to another set.
I've been doing this for the past few months and find it helps keep me out of a rut. It also alows me to do more abrupt seagues, which I find fun.

-K
by main_stem
Sun Apr 20, 2003 8:07 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: DJing at swing exchanges
Replies: 30
Views: 13634

Ron wrote:
main_stem wrote:I would say if you specifically invite a DJ and then use their name for promotion then the DJ should be compensated.
Kevin, do you mean get paid, or just get the exchange fee/fees waived?
You should finish reading the rest of the post. :wink:
by main_stem
Fri Apr 18, 2003 2:38 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: DJing at swing exchanges
Replies: 30
Views: 13634

I would say if you specifically invite a DJ and then use their name for promotion then the DJ should be compensated. Weather that's flying them out or cash or bunches of bananna's is up to the parties involved. DJ's should be allowed into the venue they are spinning, regardless of name recognition. ...
by main_stem
Fri Apr 11, 2003 8:59 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hep Records
Replies: 0
Views: 2647

Hep Records

Hep Records is one of my favorite labels for getting pre 1945 swing music. The sound quality is excelent and their choice of artist to feature is just as good. UNfortunately I just found out from a local store that they no longer have a US distributor. It appears that their distributor went under in...
by main_stem
Wed Apr 09, 2003 9:06 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: New Music
Replies: 5
Views: 3650

My new find is Cap Calloway with Chu Berry, Jazz Archives #171, EPM.
by main_stem
Tue Apr 01, 2003 8:06 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Average tempos
Replies: 3
Views: 2829

In an average night
High:270-310 depending on the crowd and how much energy they have.
Lowest: 79 Complete booty shaking blues and I mean real blues non of the pop, nightclub two step music they everyone seems to call blues music these days; just 'caus you can grind to it.
by main_stem
Tue Mar 25, 2003 10:03 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Set list from Duke vs Count
Replies: 1
Views: 2400

Set list from Duke vs Count

Here is my set list from Ellington Vs Basie. Song--Artist--album Corner Pocket--Both--The Count Meets the Duke "Alright, Ok"--Basie--Count Basie at Newport 1956 Jack the Bear--Duke--Blanton/Webster Band Jive at five--Basie--Complete Decca Recordings Wings and Things--Duke--Soul Call Shiny Stockings-...
by main_stem
Mon Mar 24, 2003 3:59 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Neo-swing?!?!
Replies: 24
Views: 7033

NEO DOG!!!!!!
by main_stem
Fri Mar 21, 2003 9:43 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: My new favorite request
Replies: 14
Views: 8239

My new favorite request

Context: Last night, 3.20, I was playing a "battle of the bands". It was the music of Duke Ellington vs the music of Count Basie. (I'll post the set list later) At the time Duke Ellington's Main Stem was playing. The two previous songs were Midriff, Duke, followed by The Jitters, Basie. "Do you have...
by main_stem
Fri Mar 21, 2003 9:30 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Bix Beiderbecke
Replies: 16
Views: 7897

His music is wonderful.
by main_stem
Wed Mar 05, 2003 12:41 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Bop v. Swing
Replies: 32
Views: 15424

Well, I grabbed this from all music. Also known as bebop, Bop was a radical new music that developed gradually in the early '40s and exploded in 1945. The main difference between bop and swing is that the soloists engaged in chordal (rather than melodic) improvisation, often discarding the melody al...