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Class last night

Well, Su and I actually got to class last night!  Haven’t been for aaagggeeeesss…  went mostly cuz it was Shane’s first class under his new dance school SwingIt!.

It was all good with the tempo being a bit nicer and faster in the second class from 8-9.  Met new follows that I hadn’t before since we haven’t been round the lindy scene much lately.  But boy I can see how unfit I am!  I was pretty sore this morning!  Well done to Shane and Mel B and also great news that Trev and Sharon will be helping out teaching too!

We wondered again whether we’ll ever be able to teach one day, but I reckon our foundation/technique is still lacking.  Plus, we don’t have the time!

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DJing this Sunday – a busy day!

Been asked by Michelle if I can DJ this Sunday at the Speakeasy.

It’ll be a busy day since Su has a function in Success, and I’ll probably follow her with the kids down there to see Hip Mo Toast.  Then there’s Idol, and gotta get kids ready for school again on Monday.  I’ll do it though!  Haven’t done a swing DJ gig since August Speakeasy and I’ve got a few new albums to spin!  See ya there Sunday!!

* Duke Ellington’s Ko-Ko and Take the A Train albums (Dreyfus)
* Jazz in Britain
* Spike Hughes
* Duke Ellington’s Blanton-Webster Band

and new stuff from last time like

* Lil Hardin Armstrong and Her Orchestra
* Julia Lee and Her Boyfriends – Kansas City’s First Lady of the Blues

Hmm..  prob too late to put in another order to get by Sunday..  there’s always emusic though.