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by Nate Dogg
Tue Mar 04, 2003 12:47 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: swinging violin...
Replies: 44
Views: 13653

Kevin, I agree. I sometimes hear the same arguement in regards to dance style. If you learned one style you can't learn another, blah blah blah since you are already programmed. It is a matter of will and work. Depending on your talent level, it will take more work for some than others. If you reall...
by Nate Dogg
Wed Feb 26, 2003 12:11 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Does it swing???
Replies: 47
Views: 18438

Rueben's chart is another benefit of the web interface. Additionally, the never ending "what is swing" debate has been segemented away from other topics.
by Nate Dogg
Tue Feb 18, 2003 1:16 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Requests
Replies: 61
Views: 22066

Does anybody else find requests to be insulting? I don't mean the insultingly stupid "can you play BBVD/CPD/Brian Setzer" kinds of requests, which are more out of ignorance than malice. I mean the kind of "can you play Such-And-Such by the So-and-So Orchestra?" or "can you play something slower/fas...
by Nate Dogg
Mon Feb 17, 2003 10:53 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Does It Swing, The Poll
Replies: 10
Views: 5341

Looking back at my wording, I wish I could have said it a little better. I was still a little worn and groggy from Lindy Gras. But, yeah, the essense of what I was trying to say is still there. Still in Group B. ** For those are complaining about the poll, it is not my poll, it is based on a quote f...
by Nate Dogg
Mon Feb 17, 2003 3:10 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Does it swing???
Replies: 47
Views: 18438

I guess since this thread was inspired by Yehoodi, it can behave like other threads of its ilk. Group A - States the strict definition. Of course, they are correct. Group B - Those who are willing to accept that a term may have evolved to have multiple meanings and are generally less dogmatic in the...
by Nate Dogg
Thu Feb 06, 2003 3:37 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Requests
Replies: 61
Views: 22066

For the most part, you are going to get more educated requests at Exchanges and other major events. And to take things further, a request from a fellow DJ is probably more insightful than most other requests that you get. As for the stuff about not playing requests at Exchanges. I think that is up t...
by Nate Dogg
Wed Feb 05, 2003 10:13 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Requests
Replies: 61
Views: 22066

For the most part, I will play requests. If it is a sucky request, I will announce that it is a request. If it is god awful, I will say something before and after the song. What led me to this policy was an incident a few months back, this guy handed me a copy of the Night at the Roxbury soundtrack ...
by Nate Dogg
Mon Feb 03, 2003 1:51 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Volume
Replies: 15
Views: 7669

good job on the volume for the weekend. i loved it loud Oh ya, and this Kyle dude kept asking me to play real music ;) I think he wanted some groove or neo-swing or something. :P Two weeks ago, there was a brand new DJ in San Antonio, it was his first set and I was in the DJ stand with him. A dude ...
by Nate Dogg
Mon Feb 03, 2003 1:41 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Volume
Replies: 15
Views: 7669

It all depends on the room. I generally like it louder, but sometimes I have to tone it down. We have certain dancers that are sensitive to lound noise and they complain. It is never that loud when they complain, but what can you do? Our main venue is in a large ballroom. We don't have speakers in t...
by Nate Dogg
Wed Jan 22, 2003 11:57 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Ruling lets studios track music pirates
Replies: 2
Views: 2593

Ruling lets studios track music pirates

More fuel to the fire, I think the last paragraph of this article sums up my feelings on the subject, interesting read though... Ruling lets studios track music pirates Judge tells Verizon to identify a suspected Internet file sharer Related: By Bob Keefe Austin American StatesmanWEST COAST BUREAU W...
by Nate Dogg
Mon Jan 20, 2003 1:15 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Microsoft offers CD copy limits
Replies: 0
Views: 2670

Microsoft offers CD copy limits

Microsoft offers CD copy limits Report: New software allows record companies to limit music reproduction. January 20, 2003: 6:32 AM EST NEW YORK (Dow Jones Newswires) - In a development that could signal new limits on copying of store-bought music, Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) has come up with software to...
by Nate Dogg
Mon Jan 20, 2003 12:54 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Big T
Replies: 4
Views: 3402

Big T

I was dancing in Dallas this weekend and heard of a few tracks off a new CD. They sounded ok. I have not heard the full album, so I can't say too much more. Besides, I am not in the mood to get flamed by some of the more critical users of this Board. Based, in Dallas, Big T and Bada Bings are a 15-1...
by Nate Dogg
Thu Jan 16, 2003 11:42 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: When selecting that "token" fast song...
Replies: 36
Views: 15138

Unless they are a complete and total sell out (and some DJs certainly are, as they seem to want to play whatever SEEMS to keep everyone happy) DJs are going to ALWAYS going to play what THEY like. Period. No matter how much they try and act like they are interested in other peoples tastes, no matte...
by Nate Dogg
Mon Jan 13, 2003 12:17 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: When selecting that "token" fast song...
Replies: 36
Views: 15138

If you're a good DJ and truly do understand your audience, then you will play to the tastes of the dancers present. Play the good fast music that moves them, the good slow music that moves them, etc... If you're really mixing it up throughout an evening, there will be plenty of great variety across...
by Nate Dogg
Sun Jan 12, 2003 7:21 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: When selecting that "token" fast song...
Replies: 36
Views: 15138

Yes, we do have the sweater-vested, vintage-clothed, old-school Hollywood types, here, with the attitude and all catchings. It's still happening in college towns, too, not just down here. If you are correct that "Hollywood is dead," then it might just be that it is just a local, post-fad tag-alongs...