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by mousethief
Sat Jun 14, 2003 11:53 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Regarding "classic" and "groove" style s
Replies: 134
Views: 40739

ooh... lexicon. like damon suggested, it is next to impossible to find a common understanding of "groove." just because a number of people use the term doesn't make it gospel. my assertion that "groove" is a nebulous term at best might seem alien to you if you think yourself a "groove" person but to...
by mousethief
Fri Jun 13, 2003 12:12 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Regarding "classic" and "groove" style s
Replies: 134
Views: 40739

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. lindy hoppers get da gas-face! tons of lindyhoppers can't even tell you who is singing. they couldn't pic tracey chapman apart...
by mousethief
Fri Jun 13, 2003 12:06 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Regarding "classic" and "groove" style s
Replies: 134
Views: 40739

I like them both, but, to be honest, yes it is that hard, especially when it comes to danceability. It takes a bit broader appreciation of the wide variety of movement that the wide variety of music can inspire. danceability? chick webb and gene harris - what? ol' man chick played year after year f...
by mousethief
Fri Jun 13, 2003 12:02 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Regarding "classic" and "groove" style s
Replies: 134
Views: 40739

D Nice wrote:
mousethief wrote:right now, i'm working on charleston (20s, 30s) flavored pieces, which is woefully underplayed out here.
Out there? That 2/4 Swing/HotJazz music is woefully underplayed everywhere.
if you don't like charleston - you get da gas-face!

mc kalman
by mousethief
Thu Jun 12, 2003 9:05 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Regarding "classic" and "groove" style s
Replies: 134
Views: 40739

I like them both, but, to be honest, yes it is that hard, especially when it comes to danceability. It takes a bit broader appreciation of the wide variety of movement that the wide variety of music can inspire. um... danceability? chick webb and gene harris - what? ol' man chick played year after ...
by mousethief
Fri May 30, 2003 2:59 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Overplayed songs
Replies: 53
Views: 16337

when i travel to dj, i make it a point to ask what the local scene prefers and what songs are best avoided. often, i end up playing one anyway but i do it because of mood & feel, not because of any real motive.

and rayned thanked me afterwards, so i felt vindicated.

kalman
by mousethief
Fri May 30, 2003 7:54 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Big T
Replies: 4
Views: 3055

i've known craig a long time and he's a tireless supporter of dancers, both here and abroad. he gave me the cd over dinner some time ago and i have to say that it was a refreshing change of pace but i cannot say that i consider it for dj purposes very often. usually, when it does get consideration, ...
by mousethief
Fri May 30, 2003 7:47 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Overplayed songs
Replies: 53
Views: 16337

Have you ever had the nightmare of going out dancing only to find that 80% of the music you're going to hear is played every week at this venue, and at least once a week at another? Songs like, "Artificial Flowers", "Zoot Suit Riot" (yes, it still gets played and packs the floor), more Indigo Swing...
by mousethief
Fri May 23, 2003 10:21 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Overplayed songs
Replies: 53
Views: 16337

word. jumpin' at the woodside is one of my favorite pieces, but it's not the only solid fast piece out there. as i said earlier, better selections mean a broader, more appreciate (less burnt out) audience. i'm sure reuben can list 113 fast lindy songs off the top of his head, so why limit your audie...
by mousethief
Fri May 23, 2003 7:25 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Overplayed songs
Replies: 53
Views: 16337

Ron wrote:Kalman-
I'm wondering, do you have a problem with listing your name and location so it can show up on the left?
-Ron
jesse just slapped my wrist on it. i'll fix it.

kalman
by mousethief
Thu May 22, 2003 9:33 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Overplayed songs
Replies: 53
Views: 16337

no good song is ever overplayed. it is simply a poor selection at that time. bad songs and personal favorites are overplayed or just played out. when i panicked at the philly exchange - i think i was watching some girl's butt - and didn't have a song cued up, i played "i love being here with you" by...
by mousethief
Thu May 22, 2003 8:18 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Why are all the DJs male?
Replies: 111
Views: 33158

what? there's a fat crop of lady djs out there - tomo, sidney, sharon ashe, etc. i know that i became a dj because i had the disposable income to do it. there's not a lot of people that can justify dropping - or even interested in - $$$ for this or that piece. we do have a lot of students out there....
by mousethief
Fri May 02, 2003 8:42 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Songs from Chicago, That Thing You Do and other soundtracks
Replies: 11
Views: 5028

paulo wrote:Hi there,
Actually in France there's a publicity for adidas climacool with a song that i play several times which is very fun:
"Too darn hot" Ella Fitzgerald

Paul
that's because it swings.

kalman
by mousethief
Wed Apr 30, 2003 2:37 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Songs from Chicago, That Thing You Do and other soundtracks
Replies: 11
Views: 5028

ugh.

kalman
by mousethief
Wed Apr 23, 2003 11:46 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Count Basie Auto
Replies: 31
Views: 11253

not a joke. I cannot stand Miles Davis, John Coltrain, Dizzy Gilespie, Slim and Slam, the standard issued stuff from those guys. I have heard one slim gaillard song that i like, and I know that coltrain played in other bands that I like, but i am just talking about what they are known for, what get...