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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

Hit me with some cross-rhythm!

I'm looking for simple examples of songs that use cross-rhythms or polyrhythms. [more inside]
posted by still_wears_a_hat on Dec 21, 2014 - 11 answers

Like Taylor Swift, but for people who don't like Taylor Swift

What is some music that will be liked (hopefully loved) by people who like Taylor Swift and other sorts of Top 40 pop/country, but that I as a person who hasn't gotten into that genre much will also love? [more inside]
posted by decathecting on Dec 21, 2014 - 27 answers

Mac iTunes users: How do you deal with miscellaneous MP3s?

I recently switched to an iMac after a lifetime of being a PC user. It's been great, except for this one mystery: What's the best way to play single MP3 tracks that you don't much care about, without them mucking up your pristine iTunes database? [more inside]
posted by flod on Dec 20, 2014 - 12 answers

Perfecting Percussive Prize

I'm trying to find some music with simple instrumentation and composition with a focus on drums/percussion/heavy guitar and intense/strong vocals. I'm not sure how to describe what I'm looking for, but I do have a couple of examples. I blame the bear for reviving this intense need... [more inside]
posted by ThrowbackDave on Dec 19, 2014 - 8 answers

CD/song filter - Make Me a Channel of your Peace - Harlem Choir

I'm looking for a CD or a song DL for, what was described for my mother as, "Prayer/song (Prayer of St. Francis, Where there is Peace, etc.) sung by the Harlem Choir (New York)." [more inside]
posted by thatguyjeff on Dec 19, 2014 - 1 answer

Fantasy books with a music as an element

My uncle is interested in reading science fiction or futuristic fantasy books that involve music as a strong narrative element. He has read some Anne McCaffrey that did this, as well as Patrick Rothfuss, but was hoping to find other options, and I drew a blank. Can you guys think of any more music-tinged works?
posted by graventy on Dec 18, 2014 - 42 answers

Billboard listings question

When listing music labels, what do the numbers mean? For example Decca 29418, Decca 32230, etc.
posted by dilaudid on Dec 16, 2014 - 3 answers

Angeleno musicians, how do you find one another?

I'm kicking my band back into existence after 15 years. Where does one find professional and committed fellow players in L.A. nowadays? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Dec 16, 2014 - 3 answers

ISO perfect Christmas tree decorating album!

Mom and I have been searching for a choral Christmas album that we love since our favorite Christmas tape died. Naturally, snowflakes follow. [more inside]
posted by chaiminda on Dec 16, 2014 - 7 answers

Scratch my earworm, please

I am mildly obsessed with Odesza's "Say My Name". Thankfully there are literally a hundred remixes of it on SoundCloud, so I can listen to it effectively indefinitely. But I'm looking for more songs that would scratch whatever itch this song does. Others that seem to do it are Chromeo's Jealous and Lizzo & Caroline Smith's Let 'em Say. [more inside]
posted by BungaDunga on Dec 15, 2014 - 6 answers

How do I get more bands to have shows in drive-thru land?

I live in New Mexico, drive-through land for musicians, bands and tours. I've seen plenty of artists and groups stop multiple times in Texas, Arizona, and/or Colorado, but skip New Mexico all-together. Could I get involved with local music promotions to get more musical events in New Mexico? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 14, 2014 - 4 answers

Now this is a story all about how...

I am looking for SoCal music, the newer the better. It doesn't have to be from there necessarily but it has to evoke it. No Eagles. [more inside]
posted by vogon_poet on Dec 14, 2014 - 34 answers

Rediscovering Folksy Classics

I've enjoyed how recent video games have featured old bluegrassy/folksy hymns. Any recommendations for further exploring this sound? [more inside]
posted by Solon and Thanks on Dec 14, 2014 - 15 answers

Gently mournful, decidedly modern: suggestions for memorial music

As part of my job, I'm coordinating an informal memorial service for a young graduate of my school who died this summer in an accident. I'm looking for music to play/have playing at the beginning , as people arrive, and at the end as people leave. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by deliriouscool on Dec 14, 2014 - 13 answers

I'd like to edit an e-book series with multiple authors. How?

The bottom has basically fallen out of the music journalism market, and I'd like to do my part to keep great longform music writing alive by starting an e-book series where some of those critics and thinkers can do their thing. I have no experience in book publishing, though, and I don't know yet how digital book publishing works, aside from the fact that you can self-publish on Kindle. Help me get my bearings. [more inside]
posted by mirepoix on Dec 14, 2014 - 4 answers

Your favorite 2014 music by olds?

What are some great songs/albums released this year (2014) by people over 40? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Dec 12, 2014 - 32 answers

Open-Source Replacement for iTunes

iTunes has a nice interface but it sucks deep down. Is there a good open-source iTunes alternative for Windows? Linux and Mac OS are nice but not a necessity. [more inside]
posted by anemone of the state on Dec 11, 2014 - 17 answers

Comms. reading material over the holidays

Not too heavy but not too light [more inside]
posted by winterportage on Dec 11, 2014 - 5 answers

More easy listening, non-classical piano music?

I like this album, especially tracks 1, 4, and 11. Which other composers or pieces should I look into? I have a very limited knowledge of music outside of classical piano, and it's hard to know where to start or what reference to use. I know of Philip Glass, and Yann Tiersen, and would like to learn about the broader spectrum that includes these styles.
posted by polymodus on Dec 10, 2014 - 15 answers

Of Pencils and Pixels

I want to read scholarly work about why doing things with "digital" tools (like word processors or MIDI music keyboards) is experienced differently from doing things with "analog" tools (like typewriters or pianos). [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Dec 9, 2014 - 6 answers

Puppy Dance Party

I work from home, and I want to institute periodic dance breaks throughout my day, to force me out of my chair and pump me up a little, since I'm prone to desk hypnosis. Also, my dogs think it's awesome when we dance. [more inside]
posted by Lyn Never on Dec 8, 2014 - 25 answers

Italian Culture, in and out of translation

Recommendations, please, on current Italian popular music, literature in English translation, and subtitled media. [more inside]
posted by Mngo on Dec 7, 2014 - 5 answers

Identify this Mexican folk song, performed by a mariachi band! (Spanish)

Here is the song Starting at one minute, ending at the two minute mark. My Spanish is terrible, especially with the elongated words. Can anyone identify this song?
posted by flying_trapeze on Dec 6, 2014 - 4 answers

What music is being used in this trailer?

There is a hilarious parody of the new Star Wars trailer done in the style of Wes Anderson. Does anyone know what music is being used? All I can tell is that the singing is in French. [more inside]
posted by supercrayon on Dec 6, 2014 - 3 answers

What other songs have this same tune?

I recently heard A Piece of Ground by Miriam Makeba. I am certain that I have never heard these lyrics before, but I am almost equally certain that I know the tune. But I can't think of where I know it from, and it's driving me crazy! What other songs have this tune? Vague ideas about where I might know it from inside. [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on Dec 5, 2014 - 20 answers

Name That Musician/Band!

I've been Googling on and off for years now trying to remember the name of this musician/band. I feel like name of the band was Pailhead or Paleface or something close to that, but those searches are coming up with not-my-guy. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Dec 4, 2014 - 9 answers

Song Lyrics Translation

I'm working on a song where I'd like the chorus and the end of each verse to be in Spanish - can you translate the lines in italics? [more inside]
posted by InfidelZombie on Dec 4, 2014 - 3 answers

Answer what you want

Where can I get more recordings from the show or set where Bad Religion played the version of "Do What You Want" in the All Ages compilation?
posted by michaelh on Dec 4, 2014 - 2 answers

Christmas Music 2014 Edition

I'm on the lookout for fresh Christmas music. Pretty much anything goes. What's new, good, unusual, or just plain worth a listen?
posted by mazola on Dec 3, 2014 - 19 answers

super cool mix tape please

I have started a mixed tape, but now I am stuck. Can you look at my list and think in your head...I LOVE those songs...then write a comment with other super cool songs you love. And then I will have more than 4 songs for my mix tape? [more inside]
posted by orangemacky on Dec 3, 2014 - 12 answers

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