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by LindyChef
Mon Oct 03, 2005 11:11 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Jook Joint @ ECBF (10/28-10/30) - Submit Your CDs!
Replies: 32
Views: 12603

Now I'm really interested ;)
by LindyChef
Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:58 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: TERRIBLE singing
Replies: 3
Views: 1455

No singing == no sex.

At least, that's my theory.
by LindyChef
Fri Aug 19, 2005 3:33 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Jook Joint @ ECBF (10/28-10/30) - Submit Your CDs!
Replies: 32
Views: 12603

Tell you what ... if you guys post your CD info as you send them in, I'll also post CDs from DJ's that send them in that aren't on this board, that way there's a running track of what's being put in the machine.
by LindyChef
Thu Aug 18, 2005 6:56 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Jook Joint @ ECBF (10/28-10/30) - Submit Your CDs!
Replies: 32
Views: 12603

Jook Joint @ ECBF (10/28-10/30) - Submit Your CDs!

One of the goals for the Emerald City Blues Festival was to reconnect the blues dance scene with the roots of blues dance and what could be more quinessential to the origins of blues dance than a jook joint? So we decided to have a jook joint inspired afterhours dance, where a jukebox would be playi...
by LindyChef
Thu Aug 04, 2005 3:15 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Ripping DVDs
Replies: 8
Views: 3667

You'll need a program that does deCSS, like AnyDVD to first read the disc. To get at the individual files is a multi-step process that is actually quite tedious ... first you'll need to copy them to your hard drive using a program like DVD Decryptor. Then you'll need to convert the individual VOB fi...
by LindyChef
Mon Aug 01, 2005 4:23 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: listening to the lyrics
Replies: 32
Views: 12343

LOL. I would never play Shave 'em Dry at a swing dance here since we have such a young young crowd. Martin has played songs featuring the 'f' word at blues parties but that's a different story. And yes, it was commented on. I believe that was the Spanker's "Everbody's F*cking But Me" that night at ...
by LindyChef
Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:53 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: listening to the lyrics
Replies: 32
Views: 12343

Might have to do with the fidelity of that version. The Asylum Street Spankers version gets good responses when I play it.
by LindyChef
Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:52 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hip Hop meets Lindy
Replies: 59
Views: 11090

ckn wrote:Back to the other part of the question. Should requests for Hip Hop from dancers be ignored? Or is it OK to play one once in a while
Does it swing?

No?

Straight onto the do-not-play list for the regular set. If I like it, maybe as my novelty song at the end of my set.
by LindyChef
Thu Jul 28, 2005 6:23 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hip Hop meets Lindy
Replies: 59
Views: 11090

Not to be an ass or anything, but by this conversation, it seems like Burlington is about, say, 2 years behind the times? Seems like this conversation was bandied around the boards a lot around then ... maybe it's just a generational thing with every new set of dancers ... In any case, if people wan...
by LindyChef
Mon Jul 18, 2005 4:32 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 163981

Jerry and I do the same thing. The way I manage them is that I go through and every time I get a new CD, I rip it, then put a copy on my desktop and a copy on my laptop. I then listen critically on my laptop, decide what I want, and then run a dupe check. I'm also then constantly pruning stuff I hav...
by LindyChef
Thu Jul 14, 2005 2:54 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 163981

If you don't hear the hissing in your headphones, then it's in the house setup ... perhaps you weren't using the right input?
by LindyChef
Mon Jun 27, 2005 6:39 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: New BPM Counting Program: TapBPM
Replies: 27
Views: 13261

Analog bitch.
by LindyChef
Mon Jun 06, 2005 5:09 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Dinah Washington: where to start?
Replies: 4
Views: 1449

As a blues DJ, I spin a fair amount of her ... I love her because she's a shouter, a role supposed to be occupied by men for the big bands of the day, while the women were supposed to be sweet singers ... I don't have a box set of her, just a few CDs ... Compact Jazz and Queen mostly, along with a f...
by LindyChef
Fri Mar 25, 2005 6:45 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Favorite version of "Things Ain't What They Used To Be&
Replies: 13
Views: 2673

Duke Ellington - Duke Ellington at the Alhambra (to me this one is the gold standard)
Gene Harris - The Gene Harris Trio Plus One
Woody Herman - The Concord Jazz Heritage Series
Count Basie - Montreux '77
by LindyChef
Sun Mar 20, 2005 6:37 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: The best. request. ever.
Replies: 159
Views: 38692

The other day I got a request for Wade in the Water ... didn't say what artist, though. In goes the Johnny Griffin and Edwin Williams version ... :twisted: