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by russell
Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: USA Musical Journey
Replies: 4
Views: 2171

USA Musical Journey

I am heading to the States for 5 weeks over May-June. It will be a combination of a dance journey (taking in Lindy Hop, Blues, Balboa and West Coast Swing) and and an exploration of the roots of American music. It will take in New York (for Frankie), St Louis (blues weekend), Memphis, New Orleans, C...
by russell
Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: BALBOA DJ for dummies
Replies: 15
Views: 21274

I teach, dance and DJ balboa so here are some random thoughts: Most original swing era swing music you can bal to. You can dance bal to a wide range of tempos. A sweet BPM range is probably around 180-220 bpm Contrary to popular belief bal dancers don't like superfast tracks the whole time Intermedi...
by russell
Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Judy Carmichael
Replies: 1
Views: 1590

Judy Carmichael

Anyone come across her before? She is a stride pianist based in New York. She is coming to Australia to play at a jazz festival I usually go to. I checked out some samples at http://www.judycarmichael.com/CDs.shtml and they sound pretty swinging. The CD "Come and Get It" is interesting sin...
by russell
Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Apple to remove DRM
Replies: 4
Views: 3437

Apple to remove DRM

Apple just announced at Macworld they are removing DRM from iTunes purchases. Also changing the pricing policy so older music cheaper.
You can upgrade your DRM tracks to be non-DRM - for a cost.
Should be fully implemented by March.
by russell
Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: eMusic Song/Album recomendations
Replies: 210
Views: 90410

The links didn't work for me. No way to search for a particular user so created link http://www.emusic.com/profile/index.html?nickname=NateLindyDogg (note the nickname is case sensitive) Then added as Friend - then I can access your profile from my profile. Then clicked on lists against your profile...
by russell
Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:51 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Swinging Christmas CD
Replies: 12
Views: 4867

Another favourite Aussie Christmas carol :D


http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=hlSsffF2xhA&NR=1
by russell
Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Cadillac Records soundtrack
Replies: 0
Views: 6319

Cadillac Records soundtrack

While on the subject of Etta James - new movie about Chess Records with Beyonce as Etta James. Soundtrack looks interesting: http://www.amazon.com/Cadillac-Records-Deluxe-Motion-Picture/dp/B001HBVECO/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1229040936&sr=8-1 Will have to wait awhile to see th...
by russell
Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Dark Streets Soundtrack
Replies: 0
Views: 6102

Dark Streets Soundtrack

Came across this movie that appears to be just released in the US - Dark Streets (was reminded of it because advertised on live365). Sounds interesting set in a nightclub in New Orleans in the 30s. Mixed reviews but I would be interested in the music and dancing. The previews of soundtrack at: http:...
by russell
Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing
Replies: 152
Views: 97364

If you check back on the echo website you will find that the express card (for PC at least) is now shipping.

http://www.echoaudio.com/Products/Expre ... /index.php

:D
by russell
Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: eMusic Song/Album recomendations
Replies: 210
Views: 90410

Same issue with UK Amazon as with USA Amazon - downloads restricted to either UK or USA. Need an Australian Amazon :(

and yes the Willie Bryant is there - same track listing as the CC 1935-1936 (though with the wrong album cover)
by russell
Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: eMusic Song/Album recomendations
Replies: 210
Views: 90410

Great stuff. I have picked up the Lil Hardin Armstrong so far. At this rate will have to bump up my subscription. They appear to be releasing them in alphabetical order so maybe a wait for Three Peppers. :D ps this is revenge for all the non-US peoples that can't access the Amazon tracks. :roll: pss...
by russell
Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: eMusic Song/Album recomendations
Replies: 210
Views: 90410

For those slow on the uptake (like myself) and into some soul there is a whole stack of Stax on eMusic (inlcuding several volumes of Complete Stax Singles). Enough there to keep me going for several lifetimes.
by russell
Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 248121

Operation completed and the patient is still alive. All round was pretty painless. Now have a 500GB hard drive on my MacBook. I upgraded to Leopard by installing it directly on the new hard drive. I just copied my old iTunes folder onto the new drive and everything worked in iTunes.
by russell
Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 248121

I have managed to fill up my 200GB hard drive on my MacBook and I am about to embark on upsizing the hard drive. Western Digital have just released a 500GB internal drive suitable for a MacBook so I have ordered one of those. I am also planning to upgrade from Tiger to Leopard at the same time. Mayb...
by russell
Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: iPhone 2.0 DJing
Replies: 31
Views: 16347

I tried out using Remote to control the music for teaching classes last night. It worked pretty well. A couple of teething problems in starting up a new song while searching through looking for the next song (the touch screen is sensitive). Also I put the iPhone in my pocket while dancing and once i...