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Help me ring my bell

Help pick out the notes used in an automated chime [more inside]
posted by plinth on Jan 24, 2015 - 4 answers

Japanese interest in 'exotic' cultures in the late 70's

Where can I learn more about Japan's heightened interest, starting in the late 70's, towards cultures they deemed to be exotic, especially in (but not limited to) music? [more inside]
posted by procrastinator on Jan 24, 2015 - 4 answers

In search of underground death metal (esp. from classic '85-'95 era)

Can you recommend relatively little-known death and thrash metal bands (who have published CD's)? [more inside]
posted by cake vandal on Jan 24, 2015 - 2 answers

More minimalist/algorithmic/mesmerizing (piano) music please!

I've been playing Canto Ostinato, a piece for four piano's by Dutch minimalist composer Simeon ten Holt on repeat for the past couple months. It makes air travel and long work days utterly pleasant. With more of both coming up, I'd love to find more similar music that's equally mesmerizing.. Any suggestions?
posted by Thisandthat on Jan 23, 2015 - 16 answers

Joey Jeremiah, Canada's Answer to Bob Dylan?

Am I hearing things, or are the bass parts in Bob Dylan's Up To Me (Scroll down to Track #37 for excerpt) and The Zit Remedy's Everybody Wants Something very similar? And if they are, is it simply that they share a simple do-doo/doo-doo/do-doo/doo-doo rhythym, or is there something more? And, outside of learning to read music or theory, are there resources out there that could help a not-particularly musical person such as myself articulate the similarities that they hear between songs?
posted by Alvy Ampersand on Jan 22, 2015 - 6 answers

Nick Cave 101

I've always meant to give more of a chance to Nick Cave. The songs of his I know I enjoy, but I have somehow managed to never really give him an extended listen. Where should I start?
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 22, 2015 - 19 answers

Can anyone point the way to this music blog?

Asking for a friend: "Looking for the lost link to a music blog (on Blogspot, maybe?), called Something City. It had lots of obscure out of print music available for download. All kinds of music, mostly old stuff from exotic places (Africa, SE Asia), but I found some stuff by Archie Shepp there too."
posted by DarlingBri on Jan 22, 2015 - 4 answers

Help me download rare-ish music without destroying my laptop

I need to purchase a copy of the Punch Brothers' cover of Reptilia, but it isn't available on iTunes or Amazon. Anyone know where I can buy it? Obsessive Googling hasn't helped me so far. [more inside]
posted by hessie on Jan 22, 2015 - 8 answers

Learning Mandolin - Recommended Guide(s)?

I received a much-desired starter mandolin for Christmas and am looking for help on good guidebooks or other starting points for learning. Any recommendations? Preferences/details inside. [more inside]
posted by staccato signals of constant information on Jan 22, 2015 - 5 answers

It's incredible, alright

Who sang the wonderful and terrible "Hip Hop" from The Incredible Machine 3?
posted by KChasm on Jan 21, 2015 - 1 answer

How do I introduce my tween nieces to world of pop music?

So far they're not really into popular music, but I'd like to share a little with them and see if I can entertain and/or pique their interest. [more inside]
posted by Captain Chesapeake on Jan 21, 2015 - 20 answers

Not your everyday drumbeat?

Friends, help me compile a list, would you? I'm looking for pop/rock songs that feature very distinctive beats from the drummer. Anything really ear-catching and creative that departs from more ordinary timekeeping, in some fresh way. As an example, one that falls into that category would be the Zombies' Time of the Season. And please include a YouTube (or other) link if you can, since almost any song ever recorded is now on YouTube. Thanking you in advance.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jan 20, 2015 - 55 answers

Lieder ohne Worte

Can you recommend some newish instrumental rock/pop songs? I really like it when artists will add an instrumental track to an album, but it's mostly serendipity that I find them. Can you recommend some recent instrumental tracks of note? Or whole instrumental pop/rock albums? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Jan 20, 2015 - 10 answers

Cool, easy songs in Japanese.

One of the activities in my Japanese class is learning and singing songs in Japanese, and I think I just exhausted my playlist. [more inside]
posted by clearlydemon on Jan 20, 2015 - 13 answers

It's sad and it's sweet, and I knew it complete...

Inspired by yesterdays post about forgotten 90s songs: I have a tantalizing musical memory, on the cusp of being forgotten altogether: [more inside]
posted by Captain l'escalier on Jan 19, 2015 - 10 answers

No Cowboys in New Jersey

I'm looking for the lyrics of a Mary Chapin-Carpenter song called (I think) "Mama, there ain't no Cowboys in New Jersey". It never seems to have been officially released, and google turns up references to it but no words. I'm really mostly looking for the lyrics, not necessarily a copy. Any ideas?
posted by transient on Jan 19, 2015 - 2 answers

What job should a sound and electrical component lover have?

My husband is 28, has a Masters in Sound Engineering, and is trying to figure out what the next steps in his career are. Does he stay in music or move to something else that can put his skills working with electrical components to use? details inside. [more inside]
posted by andreapandrea on Jan 18, 2015 - 17 answers

Where's my music? - Samsung Galaxy 3s not finding music on SD card

I have a Galaxy 3s. I've been using the Google Play music app to listen to music but using the Windows Media Player to rip CDs and sync to my phone. I've been storing music on my SD card. The music is there on my phone but the app doesn't seem to find it when I search for the name. I am sad because those vital tunes are not available while i'm on the go! [more inside]
posted by vespabelle on Jan 18, 2015 - 6 answers

🎶 You know everybody knew our name 🎶

Boston's eponymous first album was 8 tracks long. Every single track on that album received (and still receives, on classic rock stations) significant airplay. Are there other albums about which this can be said? [more inside]
posted by hanov3r on Jan 16, 2015 - 35 answers

How could one most efficiently create a playlist of BMI music?

Suppose someone wanted to make a playlist of only music that was licensed by BMI for an event, to avoid paying ASCAP fees. Is there any short cut to avoid having to search for each individual song on the BMI web site? Has anyone already assembled and published some lists of BMI -only dance/workout/party type music?
posted by steinwald on Jan 16, 2015 - 9 answers

Options for adult who wants to learn piano

I would like to learn how to play the piano and am considering whether to learn via adult education courses, private lessons or teach myself. Or even a mix. [more inside]
posted by shortstuff13 on Jan 14, 2015 - 4 answers

Help me set up a basic home theatre system

I'm looking for absolute noob-level advice on setting up home music/theatre in two rooms on different floors of the house. [more inside]
posted by Pink Frost on Jan 13, 2015 - 6 answers

Help me set up my home stereo so I listen to music more please!

I have all my music on iTunes ( on my iMac). I would like to make it much more accessible to myself and my family 9including my kids (under 10 yr old) at home. ( Not really interested in making sure I have access to it elsewhere for now). I don't really like keeping my commuter on all the time (but that wouldn't be a showstopper for me (my wife?). I don't want to spend much money. (Say less than $500). I own some old pattern speakers and subwoofer that still work. I am running my wifi right now through an older airport express to connect my iPad and phones. Main goal is to make it simple to turn off and on and find music. (I am a bit challenged web nit comes to networks and the like.) Thanks!
posted by dougiedd on Jan 11, 2015 - 10 answers

Make my TV a wifi jukebox (difficulty level: nitpicky requirements)

My personal music collection is divided between vinyl records (easily played over the stereo, no problems there) and over 70GB of music mp3s on my laptop. I almost never listen to my mp3s anymore because laptop speakers suck and I'm past the point of listening to my music on headphones only; and also because I still haven't figured out a way to wirelessly send/access (either via wifi, bluetooth or cloud storage) the music to my TV or to my amplifier directly. [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on Jan 11, 2015 - 20 answers

New Bluetooth, same as the old tooth?

I recently picked up a Nexus 6 and am looking for a good stereo Bluetooth headset to go with it. [more inside]
posted by wierdo on Jan 9, 2015 - 5 answers

Who is this band, and how do I give them money for more music?

I recently saw this video video on facebook of some folks dancing to some sweet sweet music. Most people were just like "lol hippies," but I want to know, WHO IS THIS BAND? I know this is a long shot, but I also know it's my only hope.
posted by this one is danny on Jan 9, 2015 - 3 answers

Following up This Binary Universe

A few years ago I gave my sister BT's This Binary Universe. I guess it stuck with her, because now she's asked me for similar instrumental music, but it's far enough outside my usual listening that I'm completely stuck. Help? [more inside]
posted by skymt on Jan 9, 2015 - 4 answers

Help Me Indulge My DJ Dreams

I want to take two songs and mix them together so that it goes something like Song A, Song B, Song A. I'm using Audacity (but am open to suggestions of other programs), and I have a mac. I'm not sure of the correct lingo for what I'm trying to do. Any help would be hugely appreciated.
posted by kmr on Jan 8, 2015 - 7 answers

What other songs are like this song?

What songs have lyrics dealing with male vanity about one's good looks, grooming or dress? Here is the song that prompted the question: Mr. Poppleton's Moustache. Any genre is acceptable.
posted by primal on Jan 7, 2015 - 48 answers

What Spanish-language song did I hear yesterday at Don Pablo's?

Try to identify the Spanish-language song I heard yesterday at Don Pablo's, a Tex-Mex chain restaurant. I'll list everything I remember about it. [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Jan 5, 2015 - 6 answers

Help me think of other songs like "Watching the Wheels"

John Lennon's "Watching the Wheels" has a great message about just being yourself, and not listening to others' expectations. Can you think of more songs about stepping out of the rat race? Old, new, and in other genres? [more inside]
posted by mmc on Jan 4, 2015 - 24 answers

What kind of guitar did Mark Robinson play when he was in Unrest?

I'm curious what kind of guitar Mark played on Unrest's albums Imperial f.f.r.r. and Perfect Teeth. [more inside]
posted by topsykretts on Jan 4, 2015 - 10 answers

Is there a database for the date when a piece of music was *recorded*?

For example, Night Fever by the Bee Gees was recorded in April 1977 and released in 1978. Is there a website that lists (and allows you to search for) recording dates for other musicians?
posted by jeremias on Jan 3, 2015 - 2 answers

Collections of Mexican folk music like "La pistola y El corazón"

Can anyone recommend collections of música foclórica in the style of La pistola y el corazón by los lobos?. Here is the full album. Most of the ones I find are purely Mariachi.
posted by saperlipopette on Jan 2, 2015 - 5 answers

Can you point me towards some 2014 "best-of" musical playlists?

I'm old enough to be sort of out of touch with new music, so when I have a little downtime at the end of the year one of the things I try to do is seek out some of what I've missed over the year. Ideally, what I'd like is some way to listen to to some "best of" from 2014 while I do other things, like trying to clean up or cook, for example, so without having to click each track one at a time. [more inside]
posted by tyllwin on Jan 1, 2015 - 16 answers

What was the name of this album?

I'm looking for the name of the artist that made a album I saw a numerous times while I was record shopping in SF but can't seem to find in Seattle. [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Dec 31, 2014 - 8 answers

Seeking that peanut butter vibe

Music Mefites, I need your help seeking a music list. No need for seduction. [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on Dec 28, 2014 - 6 answers

What does GR-155 on this record refer to?

Yesterday I picked up a 180 gram 1995 pressing of A Love Supreme for fifteen bucks. Happy day. Prominant on the spine is printed "GR-155". What does this number refer to? Seems like an awfully conspicuous placement for it to be just a Impulse! catalogue number.
posted by jwhite1979 on Dec 26, 2014 - 5 answers

Online or digital adult piano lessons?

I played piano for over 7 years as a child, quit playing (we moved away from the piano), but stayed in choir well into my 20's. [more inside]
posted by dbmcd on Dec 25, 2014 - 8 answers

Trying to track down some specific Caribbean music

Several years ago (it might have been around 15 years ago) I was on vacation in the Caribbean, I believe in Anguilla although I might be getting confused, and I heard two songs during a cab ride. The choruses of these songs have been stuck in my head since then. I believe the style of music was Calypso, but I'm not an expert on Caribbean music. I'm trying to track down the artist who performed the songs and/or the songs themselves. I'm having no luck online, so I'm hoping someone here can help… [more inside]
posted by kcalder on Dec 24, 2014 - 3 answers

Please help me enjoy concerts in SF.

How can a non-marijuana user avoid marijuana smoke at an indoor venue? [more inside]
posted by msladygrey on Dec 24, 2014 - 8 answers

Recommendations for swampy fringe folk/americana music?

Looking for music recommendations (particularly instrumental recordings) that capture the mythically haunted swampy vibe of the American gulf coast. Older/obscure/authentic tracks are welcome, but I'm also interested in contemporary americana tunes that capture the spirit of the Louisiana swamps. [more inside]
posted by myrrh on Dec 23, 2014 - 28 answers

iTunes + Internet Archive

Is there an easy way to make concerts I nab from the Live Internet Archive play nicely with iTunes (esp. iTunes 12)? [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on Dec 23, 2014 - 5 answers

Music software with smart playlists that's not itunes?

What non-itunes music software can make complex smart playlists based on logical rules? [more inside]
posted by medusa on Dec 23, 2014 - 6 answers

"Consider Yourself" with an American / North American accent?

I'm looking for a version of Consider Yourself sung with an American accent (we're staging a musical at my school that is loosely based on "Oliver" and we want to include this song as a nod to the original). [more inside]
posted by rossination on Dec 23, 2014 - 2 answers

What are the best albums with five tracks or less?

I recently discovered that I have access to Sony's Freegal music download service via my local library, but my limit is five tracks a week. Since I prefer to get full albums, I'm wondering what your favorite albums are with five tracks or fewer. So far I have Miles Davis' Agharta but that's it. I'm a fan of jazz and rock.
posted by Clustercuss on Dec 23, 2014 - 34 answers

Looking for a good multi-function tube amp.

I've been looking to make the switch to a integrated tube amplifier for my music listening. My price range is around $1500-2000. I'm a bit lost on what are good brands are, or if there's anything that fulfills my plethora of requirements. [more inside]
posted by Dr-Baa on Dec 23, 2014 - 4 answers

Pitch Perfect lyrics question

Question about a musical number from the movie Pitch Perfect. Contains spoilers. [more inside]
posted by grouse on Dec 23, 2014 - 3 answers

Which concert should we choose?

Someone I know wants tickets to a concert at Disney Hall for Christmas, but I can't figure out which to choose. Can any classical music lover take a look at this schedule for the next couple months and point out what might be particularly good? [more inside]
posted by acidic on Dec 22, 2014 - 18 answers

Seeking Holiday Tunes

I would like to build up a large playlist of songs celebrating Yuletide, Solstice, and winter in general, but leaving out Jesus and the Christian god. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Dec 22, 2014 - 15 answers

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