Hi. So a good friend of mine is a happy young woman, about to have her 23rd birthday. She's asked her friends for songs to play. I found a list of songs referring to being 23, here on Metafilter - but they're all generally pretty depressing and negative about being 23.
Do people have songs they recommend, for happy young women in general?
Her tastes are modern, rock-oriented and eclectic - she's a big fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Pretty Reckless, MGMT, and dance music, for example.
thanks! posted by metasailor at 11:53 AM - 20 answers
Where can I find the sound of the Shofar blasts in long-play - without any other instrument - one hour or more on the net, in any format? Been looking and all I can find is short blasts. posted by watercarrier at 6:46 AM - 7 answers
My nephew is a musical genius- perfect pitch, memorized discography of most prominent classical composers, and he plays clarinet and piano (also almost any instrument he picks up.) He has autism and has been preoccupied with the Baby Einstein (and language and Beethoven) series since he was very, very young (a baby). I think one of the reasons he still holds onto it and will watch it over and over is because it's visually and musically interesting with out having a plot that his attention cannot hold onto or is too difficult to grasp emotionally. Anyone have recommendations for music/band films that would be appropriate for a 12 year old that is visually interesting with out a plot? He has watched almost every Disney and classic musical out there, but I wonder if there is something like the BE series, but more mature. Thanks! posted by nbaseman at 8:04 PM - 23 answers
I'm searching for visual reference material, in the area of kinetic natural phenomena - think falling rocks, volcanic eruptions, flowing magma, good tornado sequences, anything menacing, optimally POV. Photorealistic preferable, CG perfectly suitable, any duration, web or DVD sourced, docs or movies. Thanks! posted by dbiedny at 4:25 PM - 5 answers
A friend asked this question on Facebook just now, so I'm passing it on:
Any clue who this is?
Came on the scene in the mid-eighties.
A New Yorker.
Titillated journalists dwelt on the fact that she left home at thirteen to move in with some African musicians, with her parents’ okay.
Wrote a song about a dream in which she made love with her mother. posted by zadcat at 8:54 PM - 3 answers
Some time ago an acquaintance gave me a large vase that she said was made by a famous art glass maker in Louisville, Kentucky. I can't remember the name of the maker, but got the sense from her that it was a company that would be well-known among aficionados of art glass, as much as, say, Viking is. However, Google searches haven't produced anything definitive. Does anyone know what this company might be? posted by Mechitar at 5:13 PM - 9 answers
I'm a fiddle player, and long ago and far away I had an LP by a female classically-trained fiddler/violinist. For the life of me I can't recall the woman's name, but I do remember she recorded that song based on the Robert Burns poem "John Anderson, My Jo". She both sang the song and played the violin. The LP was an eclectic collection of mostly instrumental Celtic and American old-time tunes. Anyone remember this musician's name? posted by Agave at 2:10 PM - 9 answers
Popped into my girlfriend’s head yesterday and neither of us can name it. A familiar tune; instrumental from the ’70s? Driving us crazy! Link is to me (poorly) singing it. http://picosong.com/ceuX/ posted by judomadonna at 11:20 AM - 4 answers
Based on a few vague memories, can you guys help me find a British TV series from the 80's? It involved roses, a maze and pairs of flying eyes that were spies for an evil sorcerer/king. It might be the TV show "Into the Labryrinth" but I can't tell for sure. Does this jog any memories for anyone? [more inside] posted by ninazer0 at 3:20 AM - 2 answers
I am working on an essay about the photographer Francesca Woodman to submit for consideration to an anthology.
My main argument is that Woodman's work playfully subverts the script of normative femininity (especially her use of nudity).
I have done a lot of reading/viewing on Woodman herself, but I am looking for other texts (and other media is welcome too) that might be helpful. [more inside] posted by mermaidcafe at 3:39 PM - 6 answers
Recently we watched a TV show or movie with this scene. A man realizes his hand is not shaking. He's with another person who's hand is shaking after some stressful/traumatic event. The context leads you to believe he's finally realizing he can deal with the stuff. We saw this within the last few months but can't remember what it was from. Does this sound familiar to anyone? posted by disaster77 at 4:21 PM - 4 answers
I've been trying to find a vintage frozen pizza commercial from the late 70s or early 80s.
I've no idea why the particular commercial is stuck in my head, but it's like an ear worm. Until I can find and watch the thing, I shall be forever haunted by the memory. [more inside] posted by Ickster at 2:16 PM - 6 answers
I really like the idea that I've seen on a number of t-shirts like this one, and want to create on myself using my own jack-o-lantern face. Does anyone know of a tutorial or action, or could even walk me thru the steps to create this effect with any shape? posted by Unsomnambulist at 11:50 AM - 1 answers