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by Lawrence
Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:01 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Getting that 'live band' atmosphere at lindy hop dances
Replies: 14
Views: 6549

I think musicians should never, ever sell out but instead should continue to perpetually live in squalor so as to satisfy my Bohemian ideal of nobility. 8) :wink:
by Lawrence
Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:59 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The Big 18 - Celery Stalks at Midnight?
Replies: 63
Views: 31049

Lawrence, I see what you mean. To expound, it sounds like the main difference is that, in my opinion, The Big 18 is good music not GREAT. When I came up as a dancer/dj in 2001/2, I heard so much hype about the Big 18 from well-regarded DJs (and this forum), that I began that holy grail search for t...
by Lawrence
Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: On organizing music in iTunes, sort fields and ID3 tags
Replies: 19
Views: 8806

The inability to edit and manage the tags in ITunes is one of its major drawbacks and why I do NOT use it for organizing or searching for music. (I use it mostly to just manage my Ipod). The song "ratings" in ITunes also do not edit the MP3 tags, but instead just edits the ITunes database entry for ...
by Lawrence
Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Most Ella Fitzgerald/Chick Webb songs "disposable"
Replies: 19
Views: 8122

The source quoted was the NYT's pop music critic Stephen Holden in an article "Ella Fitzgerald, the Voice of Jazz, Dies at 79". Read in context of his full praising obituary the comment doesn't sound as negative as it does when pulled out in isolation Exactly. It also stems from the casual, superfi...
by Lawrence
Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The Big 18 - Celery Stalks at Midnight?
Replies: 63
Views: 31049

There are alot of assumptions in those sentences. That sentence contains 8 words. The sky is blue. My opinions contain assumptions. I agree with Rayned. And I will add the obvious point that your assumptions are questionable. They were not popular just because they were hi-fi; they were popular bec...
by Lawrence
Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Most Ella Fitzgerald/Chick Webb songs "disposable"
Replies: 19
Views: 8122

Re: Most Ella Fitzgerald/Chick Webb songs "disposable&q

The Wikipedia entry for Ella Fitzgerald says of her late 1930s recordings with Chick Webb: Ella recorded nearly 150 sides during her time with the orchestra, most of which, like "A-Tisket, A-Tasket", were "novelties and disposable pop fluff." I think they are referring to songs like the ones on thi...
by Lawrence
Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Doing a remix on your own
Replies: 8
Views: 3667

Thanks for recommending GarageBand. Not so fast there Apple hater. Well that sucks. :evil: But it did give me a way to find these: http://www.jakeludington.com/ask_jake/20050401_garageband_for_windows_xp.html http://garagebandforwindows.wordpress.com/ I am not an Apple hater, I just do not respect ...
by Lawrence
Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Doing a remix on your own
Replies: 8
Views: 3667

Thanks for recommending GarageBand. I have yet to find an easy to use editor that can clip out the middle of a song and allow you to re-mix it back into the ending. I will give it a try. I have used Nero and ITunes to edit songs, but they only allow you to sever the beginning or end of a song off, w...
by Lawrence
Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Don't Be That Way - recordings you like and play
Replies: 9
Views: 2354

Re: Don't Be That Way - recordings you like and play

Do you rag on everyone or is it just me here? It's been tiresome and somehow you slipped off "ignore". Back you go. How utterly ironic in so many ways, not the least of which is that he targeted Katie, of all people, with whom I frequently disagree but I have never interpreted as being at all so "r...
by Lawrence
Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Early jazz at lindy dances
Replies: 41
Views: 7708

In my experience songs with the feel of Goodman's one tend to get played a lot more that Webb's. As I said, that's not at all true in my experience. (Of swing dances, anyway.) As Katie noted on another issue, her and my "experiences" of vintage DJs tend to differ. But not on this one. I don't think...
by Lawrence
Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Early jazz at lindy dances
Replies: 41
Views: 7708

Lawrence, I'm not sure why you even bothered to post in this topic if what you say is your "real point" is not even what Haydn wants to talk about. *** get off your soapbox already. * * * If one of your solutions to Haydn's topic is for deejays to find good modern recordings of early jazz arrangeme...
by Lawrence
Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: 70th anniversary Benny Goodman Carnegie Hall concert - today
Replies: 9
Views: 2837

Very interesting comments. Was it the first concert of its kind there? Did it come before Waller and Ellington? Maybe that is a reason it is so lauded? That is exactly why it was so lauded. It was the "coming out" of Swing into the mainstream. Carengie Hall was the "it" venue back then. Most histor...
by Lawrence
Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: 70th anniversary Benny Goodman Carnegie Hall concert - today
Replies: 9
Views: 2837

John, I don't know what you wrote about it, but thanks for the reminder. I didn't know it was today. Pretty amazing to think it was 70 years ago.
by Lawrence
Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Early jazz at lindy dances
Replies: 41
Views: 7708

This is where I would agree with Trev-- I'll take an old recording that really moves me over a new recording that just has good sound quality but doesn't really inspire me--must be a preference difference between us. Are there "soulful" modern jazz bands with CDs to play from? Of COURSE! no one has...
by Lawrence
Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Tips for finding the right 'next song' in the heat of DJing
Replies: 71
Views: 22510

To find the next song, I run a smart view in WinAmp to find songs that fit what I am looking for in the next song (SmartViews are called Smart Playlists in iTunes, most of the MP3 players have a similar database function in them). Similar to what others have said, usually the tempo is not drastical...