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by Nate Dogg
Wed Jun 18, 2003 12:59 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Actual (not armchair) HJDF
Replies: 142
Views: 47877

OK, I finally read up on all the posts. If a few people are ignorant enough to bash Willie, not much I can say for them. If you don't like Willie, you are missing out. There is a lot more to music appreciation than swing and jazz. I have about 15 or so Willie CDs at home, seen him many times, he tot...
by Nate Dogg
Wed Jun 18, 2003 10:23 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How is your swing scene compared to a year ago?
Replies: 13
Views: 6031

On whether a "unified" scene is better, I'm not sure. So what if different people don't like each other? Even if they don't dance with each other, what difference does it make if they all go out dancing regularly? Aside from the occasional bickering, our scene is somewhat unified. Most dancers conv...
by Nate Dogg
Mon Jun 16, 2003 3:40 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Regarding "classic" and "groove" style s
Replies: 134
Views: 47162

Words and terminology change over time, new slang is created, old definitions die and become less relevant. For example, in the 1940s, what did the word "gay" mean? It meant "happy" or something to that effect. Who uses the word in that manner these days? Nobody does. The old definition is still tr...
by Nate Dogg
Sun Jun 15, 2003 12:36 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Regarding "classic" and "groove" style s
Replies: 134
Views: 47162

Perhaps, but like or not, "groove" has become the designated Lindyhopper term for the larger group of more modern, slower, jazz and blues, not just a subgenre of soul-jazz. In my opinion, it is good to know what the words "groove" "lindy hop" "swing" "jazz" have meant over the years. But, I think i...
by Nate Dogg
Fri Jun 13, 2003 12:09 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Regarding "classic" and "groove" style s
Replies: 134
Views: 47162

Perhaps, but like or not, "groove" has become the designated Lindyhopper term for the larger group of more modern, slower, jazz and blues, not just a subgenre of soul-jazz. I was going to reply with something similar, but Ron beat me to it. Words and terminology change over time, new slang is creat...
by Nate Dogg
Wed Jun 11, 2003 12:11 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Regarding "classic" and "groove" style s
Replies: 134
Views: 47162

ok, how many DJs actually see THEMSEVLES as being in a camp/group? cuz I don't - I may emphasize one more than another depending on the situation, but I play both ends of the spectrum and lots in between.. and thankfully, I hear a lot of DJs who do the same. -edit: Is it really *that hard* to like ...
by Nate Dogg
Tue Jun 10, 2003 10:47 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: eMusic Song/Album recomendations
Replies: 210
Views: 79229

Two albums that have been getting some play on Yehoodi Radio lately, both up on eMusic.

Lionel Hampton - Revisited
Duke Heitger And His Swing Band - Rhythm Is Our Business
by Nate Dogg
Thu Jun 05, 2003 2:30 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Battle of the DJs - HJDF/Swing City
Replies: 55
Views: 20125

Re: who's going to win?

I've heard through the grapevine that each DJ will have 15 minutes to show off their best stuff, then after everyone has spun the winner gets to DJ the rest of the evening. Anyone care to confirm this? I thought the concept sounded silly to begin with. Now, I really feel that way. How many songs ca...
by Nate Dogg
Wed Jun 04, 2003 8:22 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Favorite Records Stores, online or brick and mortar
Replies: 22
Views: 9091

Favorite Records Stores, online or brick and mortar

Occasionally, I see links and references to places that you can find particular recordings. I thought it would be a good idea to set up a thread where we could list good sources for music. Not a big discussion thread, not a whole of commentary to be added, but I see this as a great reference thread,...
by Nate Dogg
Thu May 22, 2003 9:16 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Overplayed songs
Replies: 53
Views: 19015

As a DJ, I get tired of overplayed songs. It always a lot of fun to play the stuff that is newer to my collection. But, there are worse things than playing a few every set. A lot of dancers really appreciate those overplayed songs. Usually, people will request certain songs and that fills the overpl...
by Nate Dogg
Wed May 21, 2003 3:29 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Why are all the DJs male?
Replies: 111
Views: 39154

Re: Why are all the DJs male?

Lawrence wrote:There are no female DJs in Austin, and only a few nationwide that I know of. Why?
Mary Grabhorn will be moving here in July. At that point, Austin will have a female DJ.

Also, Susan Synder used to DJ a little before you moved here.
by Nate Dogg
Tue May 20, 2003 1:01 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Luau swing?
Replies: 8
Views: 4098

LazyP wrote:Check out Big Kahuna & the Copa Cat Pack
They have released two albums, one of them entitled Hawaiian swing. Both are in the style of your theme.

/Patrik
Big Kahuna is on eMusic also, which makes them easier to check out.
by Nate Dogg
Mon May 19, 2003 7:32 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Luau swing?
Replies: 8
Views: 4098

You might want to check out Hula Joe and the Hut Jumpers.
by Nate Dogg
Sun May 18, 2003 4:01 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: eMusic Song/Album recomendations
Replies: 210
Views: 79229

More eMusic picks

Ernestine Anderson - The Concord Jazz Heritage Series

Ernestine Anderson - Never Make Your Move To soon

Miles Davis - Bag's Groove

Solomon Burke - Don't Give Up On Me (not really a Lindy recomend, but a great album to have)
by Nate Dogg
Sun May 18, 2003 3:54 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Bix Beiderbecke
Replies: 16
Views: 8098

Austin's local alternative weekly newspaper, the Austin Chronicle included an article about Bix last week. I thought it would be a good fit for this thread. Please note, the commentary of the author is not my commentary. Nathan A Little Late, For Bix BY MICHAEL VENTURA Austin Chronicle May 16, 2003:...