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by LindyChef
Tue Sep 28, 2004 11:12 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Lindy Exchange Classics - your top 25?
Replies: 45
Views: 20431

Funny ... when songs get old and tired, you tend not to hear them much any more ... I haven't heard some of those offenders in a while ...
by LindyChef
Mon Sep 27, 2004 10:10 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Bootlegging Live Acts
Replies: 10
Views: 3299

Bootlegging Live Acts

I was chatting with some other DJs at STLBX this year and we were commenting on how much we would LOVE to be able to legally get our hands on a recording of this year's y6a concert, even if it's just to DJ with ... (Shorty Dave, if you're reading this, get the message ;) This brought up a few broade...
by LindyChef
Wed Sep 22, 2004 11:05 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 211824

So the "internal" vs "external" soundcard debate is more about the crappy soundcards in laptops themselves then (or possibly noise interference from internal cards)? Yeah, it's the interference from the other electrical parts in your computer. Try this as a test. Take your headphones and plug them ...
by LindyChef
Wed Sep 22, 2004 11:01 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: The Y6A Lineup Announced!
Replies: 98
Views: 37722

I won't be going to the panel ... I've got a dinner reservation at Babbo that's been calling my name ;)
by LindyChef
Tue Sep 21, 2004 10:46 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 211824

Basically, unless you have software/harware that is going to do some interpolation, you're not going to get any benefit because of our audio sources (and even then that's dubious since you're filling in information that's not really there). CDs, are sampled as 16-bit, 44.1 kHz PCM audio. If you play...
by LindyChef
Mon Sep 20, 2004 11:36 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Lindy Exchange Classics - your top 25?
Replies: 45
Views: 20431

Not to mention who keeps set lists for that long? I've only got mine going back since I've been a digital DJ, for about the past year. If you're asking to go from memory, I'm sure we'll give you a list, but it's not going to be representative since memory has this way of changing over time ... Now i...
by LindyChef
Mon Sep 20, 2004 8:36 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Austin Exchange - the Theme WAS trumped by Music
Replies: 118
Views: 47126

Just had to say that I had an absolute blast DJing at the exchange this past weekend. Kudos to Nate for giving the DJs so much freedom in the "alternative room." It was just so much fun to be able to play whatever you were inspired to play ...

And congrats to Jerry for winning the DJ battle!
by LindyChef
Mon Sep 20, 2004 8:31 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
Replies: 20
Views: 6699

I had to head back home that afternoon so I missed seeing him show up, but he was totally kickass at ACL ...

Got any pics to share, Nate?
by LindyChef
Fri Sep 17, 2004 2:24 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Lyle Lovett song?
Replies: 22
Views: 11623

djstarr wrote:Lucy played "Radio Lady" when we Dj'ed together in Vancouver - I liked it for dancing.
Are you sure about the name/artist? It doesn't seem to be listed on any of Lyle's albums according to allmusic.
by LindyChef
Thu Sep 16, 2004 10:19 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 211824

Do you mean like a iPod or something similar? I think if you're going to be a digital dj you should have some backups because computers can go down on you when you least expect it. Exactly. I'm in the process of getting an iPod for myself for that reason (and, as a general rule, I always carry arou...
by LindyChef
Thu Sep 16, 2004 7:41 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 211824

I know some of you out there use CDs as your insurance policy in case of catastrophic laptop failure, but do any of you use an MP3 player in the same fashion?
by LindyChef
Wed Sep 15, 2004 4:21 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Billy May
Replies: 26
Views: 5446

CafeSavoy wrote:i think once you get more seriously into collecting you start paying attention to arrangers, especially if you can't tell anything else about the recording.
True. Just call me a serious dabbler ... I haven't made that crossover into jazz aficinado just yet :D I've got too many other addictions ;)
by LindyChef
Wed Sep 15, 2004 2:34 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Billy May
Replies: 26
Views: 5446

I do have albums with songs that are arranged by Billy May ... but I bought them for the artists, not Billy May. Sure some of those arrangements may be pretty darn good, but in the end it matters more to me that Frank Sinatra, Ernie Krivdea, Charlie Barnet's Orchestra, etc, is playing. The reason th...
by LindyChef
Wed Sep 15, 2004 10:28 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Billy May
Replies: 26
Views: 5446

Maybe I need to clarify. I'm not saying that arrangers have no value. I mean as a DJ, if you simplify it to the lowest level, the actual song is the only thing of value to me - not the arrangement, not the band members, not the soloists, not the band leader, etc - just the recording itself. The arra...
by LindyChef
Wed Sep 15, 2004 7:19 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Billy May
Replies: 26
Views: 5446

Unspoken argument: How does his work as a composer/arranger have any redeeming value on his band? They're two different things and in this case his band's work is far more useful to us as a group than his work as a composer/arranger.