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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Songs, Live and DJ

A DJ can play songs that are shorter than the ordinary three minute social dance kind and they play non-stop. It means more than 20 songs per hour and you are not going to get that much in live music. We all understand that it is a much different environment. In a live environment the songs may be longer and you will get 12 to 15 depending on the crowd. If the crowd is quiet and they are waiting then the band has to play. If the crowd is having a ball talking story and saying hello to their friends, the band can delay the play a full minute.

“Most of us have the deficiency of not having a bullshit meter
that can read someone's statement as false.


It has been a long time when the great composers of the 17th century agreed that the silence in music at the right time is priceless. In live music you get it automatically. In social partner dancing, it is invaluable to have the opportunity to exchange opinions, go to the restroom, get another beer, say hello to that special friend, whatevah. Next time you go out on a live musical jaunt, look around you and see what you enjoy the most.

"Mi Son Maracaibo"por Rene Touzet


How about a Latin NIght Club? In a 60 song agenda, a Latin club requires most of the music to be in Rumba and Cha Cha Cha. Perhaps 10 Rumbas, and 10 Cha Cha Chas. and each one would be played every sixth song. There would be at least, 8 Merengues, 8 Sambas and 8 Tangos and at least 6 waltzes, 3 of each kind. That would leave them 10 to test the winds and the dancers could make the decisions. How about a nice Fox Trot? In Hawaii?

"Ir does not have to be end of a perfect day, to have a glass of wine"