Tag: jazz

  • Recovering from “Whiplash”

    This post will probably make little sense if you haven’t seen last year’s film Whiplash, and, on top of that, contains spoilers. Proceed accordingly. The film Whiplash is about a student jazz drummer pushed by an abusive teacher. Being a recent student of swing drumming, I was interested to see it, especially since the last…

  • Swingjugend: The Real Swing Kids

    “Nein, das Nazi-Regime konnte meine Liebe zum Swing nicht brechen.” — G√ľnter Discher, German swing youth While I walked the rainy streets of Hamburg recently, my host pointed to a large rectangular stone building that didn’t so much stand as squat. It had tiny windows and thick walls to frame them. “That is an old…

  • Regarding Nazi Regulations on Swing Music

    Dear Readers: It was suspected in the comments that the regulations mentioned in this post were fabricated. It seems that, after researching the German Swing Youth, it is highly possible. After you finish reading this article (or instead of,) please read this one: Swingjugend: The Real Swing Kids A reader sent me an interesting article,…

  • Interview with Jonathan Stout, Leader of the Campus Five

    Despite a recent automobile accident that totaled his car, Jonathan Stout gave us an IM interview about playing for dancers, going out swinging for the apocalypse, and what he has in store for DCLX. He assured us his answers were not affected by pain killers. How are you doing after the automobile accident? At this…