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July 29

Disease-covered Puget Sound
Can you recommend songs about Washington and/or Seattle that portray it in a non-negative light? [more inside]
posted by town of cats at 1:47 PM - 28 answers
Recommended songs for a happy young woman?
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

July 28

Video suggestions for a classical music obsessed 12 year old w/ austim?
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

Looking for video sources/movie references for natural phenomena
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

Who was Barry Wom's (The Rutles) mystery bride?
I recently re-watched the wonderful mockumentary "All You Need Is Cash" and once again the joke about Barry Wom's bride to be and the Scotsmen from Hull flew right over my head. [more inside]
posted by soundofsuburbia at 3:58 AM - 4 answers

July 27

Singer-songwriter from the 1980s
A friend asked this question on Facebook just now, so I'm passing it on: Any clue who this is? Singer-songwriter. 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

Famous Louisville art glass maker?
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

Eclectic Female Fiddler, Active In The 1980s
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

VH1 Classic for Babies
I'd like to put together a playlist of great live musical performances on Youtube to play for my baby. What are your favorites? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:34 PM - 16 answers

Please help me ID this song.
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.
posted by judomadonna at 11:20 AM - 4 answers

Name that TV show
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

July 26

Help me write my essay about Francesca Woodman
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

Help me find "delightfully off-putting" music videos!
I'm looking for examples of music videos with a certain je ne sais quoi, that I can only describe as "delightfully off-putting." [more inside]
posted by Golfhaus at 3:04 PM - 14 answers

What music is in this video about the invention of the high-five?
Help me identify the music in this great little baseball video. [more inside]
posted by lalunamel at 4:43 AM - 2 answers

July 25

Help us remember what show/movie this scene was in
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

GUH-luuuuuee? 70s/80s frozen pizza commercial
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

How can I achieve this glowing pumpkin effect in Photoshop?
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

If Spotify is like Netflix, what music services are like Mubi? [more inside]
posted by michaelh at 10:16 AM - 5 answers

I need an expert in Middle Eastern demonology
Can somebody help me identify the mythological or literary sources for the enemies in this Arabian Nights-themed video game? [more inside]
posted by prize bull octorok at 9:31 AM - 5 answers

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