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"Giorgio by Moroder" is a track on the new Daft Punk album that progresses through different eras of dance/electronic/club music, with the life and work of both Giorgio Moroder and Daft Punk themselves as musical and narrative framing devices. Are there any other songs, in any genre, that progress musically through various eras? posted by capricorn at 11:15 AM - 5 answers
Looking for recommendations for the best non-fiction books on the subject of running a large museum/art archive. From any POV, from the fund-raising presidents to the ticket takers, guards, and art history interns in the basements. I'm looking for more large, prestige institutions ("What is it like to work at the Met" for example) but smaller collections or niche museums are also good. posted by The Whelk at 10:52 AM - 2 answers
I want to listen to the Rolling Stones 2.0. Can you point me in the right direction? To provide more specificity, I'm particularly drawn to the period bookended by Beggar's Banquet on one end and Some Girls on the other. Which artists from the 80s, 90s, and on--or which albums by certain artists--might have a similar feel? [more inside]posted by MoonOrb at 9:58 AM - 8 answers
I'm looking to build a playlist of songs with the theme of "quiet desperation." What songs would you suggest for such a playlist? [more inside]posted by Golfhaus at 4:56 AM - 55 answers
Snog's "The Human Germ"
has been sampled in another song that I know is in my library. Unfortunately, I can't figure out which one it is, and it's killing me. I believe a Morcheeba song might sample "The Human Germ," but, again, I've not been able to narrow down which
song it is, if any. Please. Help. posted by iamfantastikate at 2:30 AM - 5 answers
I've asked before about shows with good or obvious story arcs, now I'm wondering about shows that have hidden or subtle story arcs. [more inside]posted by Deathalicious at 9:50 PM - 19 answers
He says cinematography makes or breaks a film for him; plot and acting are secondary. He likes Netflix, but find it frustrating that it keeps suggesting films he doesn't like. I tried to get him to give me examples of films he's enjoyed, but he just said "Oh, you know, old black and white things, when cinematography was good."
Can you please help me come up with some suggestions of things for him, perhaps something newer than Citizen Kane? posted by Specklet at 2:07 PM - 56 answers
I'm trying to remember the name of a young adult novel I read (in the 80's or 90's) where a character is forced to do some work with radioactive materials at the bottom of a pool. posted by Jahaza at 12:25 PM - 7 answers
One of my absolute favorite blogs, Drawn
, shut down this week. How do I replace it? What are other good blogs or websites that focus on illustration, cartooning, and animated shorts? posted by Rinku at 12:03 PM - 8 answers
I've lived all my life in the shadow of the Appalachians. Now, I'm moving to Arizona. What are some books that I should read, or music that I should hear, to help me get the feel of the Southwest? [more inside]posted by WidgetAlley at 9:29 AM - 29 answers
Help me calibrate my "media impressions" scale. I'm frequently the recipient of internal company memos that describe the success of various marketing campaigns in terms of their number of media impressions. The numbers are typically in the millions or tens of millions. My problem is have no idea what is considered to be large campaign, either in absolute terms or relative to the size of the market being targeted. [more inside]posted by FishBike at 9:28 AM - 5 answers
While settling a disagreement over whether Total Eclipse of the Heart was a duet, I just saw the music video and it blew my mind. I grew up without cable, and am pretty much ignorant of everything but the "classic" music videos from the 80's; please let me know what I'm missing. [more inside]posted by a box and a stick and a string and a bear at 8:34 AM - 232 answers
I like to sing traditional-styled songs to myself during my day. It helps me feel happy. I'd like to learn some new ones. The catch is I'm attracted to a specific subset of songs that I can't quite classify, so I'm having trouble finding new ones that really hook me. I like the songs that are very... bittersweet? Like, they demonstrate profound hope or love, but at the same time seem to understand how awful the world can be sometimes. Songs like Long Time Traveler
(or more properly "White"), The Parting Glass
, Peggy Gordon
, Down In The River To Pray
, etc. Do you know any songs that strike this chord? (They don't have to be Irish or American; as long as I can learn the words I'm excited about everything.) posted by ictow at 7:55 AM - 42 answers
I'm looking for songs that are in love with Appalachia, mention places, rivers, Dogwood flowers, etc and are full of that Blue Ridge heartache. Blue grass, country, folk and that ilk. I'm driving along the blue ridge parkway, and want a killer soundtrack.
I already have the Sweetback Sister's Virginia is for Lovers
, Paradise by John Prine
, Tom Wait's Oh Shenandoah
and of course, Wagon Wheel
, on repeat on my playlist. What am I missing? posted by Grandysaur at 4:06 PM - 36 answers
My dear friend who is known for making awesome mix tapes/CDs/playlists is getting married, and I'd love to give him an awesome mix CD as part of my wedding present. So, musical & in-the-know folks of AskMe, please give me your best suggestions for what songs should be on it! Artist suggestions welcome too, but ideally you will suggest specific songs. [more inside]posted by aka burlap at 9:32 AM - 59 answers
International MeFites can you recommend great hip-hop either entirely in non-English language, or featuring mainly non-US English dialects?
previously posted by roofus at 3:20 AM - 40 answers
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