Has there been any contestant on a singing or dancing TV competition that has performed something "nerdy", such as songs from video games, cartoons, or Internet media? The one example I can think of is a Dancing with the Stars routine to Super Mario.
How do airlines pick, buy, and/or license inflight entertainment? [more inside]
I'm looking for songs that aren't objectively scary or spooky, but due to their use in horror/slasher/whatever movies/TV, they're now associated with scary times. "Goodbye Horses" in Silence Of The Lambs would be the ideal with "Red Right Hand" in Scream just squeeking in.
I want to learn about the types of musical cues that are commonly used for television programs. [more inside]
Who is the guy being interviewed by Fuse in Washington Square Park last week? I *think* I know, but would like some outside opinions...
I live in an apartment and I'd like some sort of speaker/sound system to plug my iPod/iPhone into for playing music. Additionally, if possible, I'd like this solution to allow me to plug my TV into it and get better sound out of that. I know next to nothing about speakers or what I'd want (soundbar? Normal speakers?) so any general information would be welcome. I'm not looking for a multiple-speaker setup but just something that would enhance both my music and TV sound. Thanks for the help.
I've always thought King Missile's Failure was a pretty good depiction of the kind of intrusive, self-defeating thoughts that characterize depression. The recent FPP'd game Depression Quest does something similar. What are some other works that are reminiscent of the experience of having depression or another mental illness (as opposed to depicting characters with the illness?)
My father and I watched a documentary on TV in the 90s (likely TVO in Canada, possibly a National Geographic production?). It was about a boy named Ali who lived in the jungle with his father. It showed their daily life, how they hunted for food, etc. One scene I clearly remember is the father teaching the son how to create poison darts using toads. I believe the title was "Ali's Jungle", but I can't find any references to it on the internet. My dad and I really enjoyed the theme song, which was hummed by the father as he played a thumb piano. Here is a recording my father made at the time: Theme Song Any help identifying this show would be appreciated!
Does anyone know what song it is that plays during the closing credits of Season 3, Episode 4 of Bored to Death? [more inside]
What sub-culture is depicted in the Sonos speaker commercial with the nicely dressed women and men dancing in their living room? [more inside]
Recommend some good Spanish language media (TV series, online radio, podcasts etc) for my girlfriend to immerse herself in while she learns Spanish. [more inside]
I'm starting a Korean class next week, and I'd like to get a broader exposure to modern Korean media. [more inside]
How can I turn android into a kickass media center? [more inside]
I have pickied myself into a corner. Help me out! [more inside]
What 70s game show used Henry Mancini's "March of the Cue Balls" as its theme music? [more inside]
TV shows that used thematically remixed/covered versions of their theme songs for particular episodes. [more inside]
Can I use an Apple TV for music with the screen turned off? [more inside]
What is this piece of music in the BBC Four Program "Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity"? [more inside]
Can someone identify the music bed being used in this episode of Charlie Brooker's How TV Ruined Your Life? [more inside]
Kid's movie/T.V. show? Trying to rediscover some sort of kid's show or movie, possibly misremembered. [more inside]
A job for the hive mind: I'm looking for cultural references to antidepressants and other psychoactive drugs (Ritalin, Adderall, etc) from the '90s and '00s: stuff along the lines of Tony Soprano using Prozac in The Sopranos. [more inside]
SongIdentityFilter: Italian-language and funny noises song. "Commedia" Anyone?? [more inside]
I just finished watching all three seasons of "Slings & Arrows" and am looking for some way to acquire Ron Sures' imaginative score. [more inside]
I have fond childhood memories of the theme song from a 1980s nature show, but have been unable to find it anywhere on the internet. The main melody was played by a sort of synthesized oboe, with an odd synthesized rhythm of pops and clicks in the background, and the accompanying visuals were trippy, red-and-orange footage of various animals. I've recreated (badly) the main melody from the title sequence here. Can anyone tell me what show this is from, and point me to a recording of the original tune? Thanks!
What song played during the big fight at the end of last Monday's episode of Chuck? (Link inside) [more inside]
TV commercial music filter: US television ad from a few years back (3-5 maybe) for a line of kitchen appliances (can't recall the brand - great ad, I suppose - so not sure about googling) that featured a montage of images showing food producers (farmers, fishermen, etc.) going about their work then smiling at the camera and holding the results (fresh vegetables, eggs, fish, etc.). But what was the piece of orchestra music in the sound track? [more inside]
A friend of mine is being driven crazy by a half-memory of a horror movie or TV show that had the song "Downtown" (Petula Clark's version) in a pivotal scene in it. Does anyone remember this? Not Little Shop of Horrors, though.
Do I want a wireless bridge? [more inside]
What is the bit of classical music behind the Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark commercial on TV? [more inside]
Does anyone have any recommendations for somewhat recent (post-2000) TV or movie popular music soundtracks (or some other kind of compilation)? I tend to like alternative rock, but I'm open to any genre. [more inside]
Who is the artist performing the song "Under the Milky Way" by The Chuch on the new Lincoln-Mercury ads? Saw the ad on "Fringe" and "House". Good viewings selections, heh?
Weird movie memory filter: I feel like it was a Disney Channel movie. The premise was a 14ish year old girl wanting to be in a boy's band, so she ended up dressing like a boy and they let her in the band. She was also in an all girl band and it happened that they had to perform on the same day. Chaos ensues, and she is found out in the end... Any help is great.
I'm trying to find a DVD/watchable online version of a documentary I saw probably saw about five years or so ago about the history of the voice in popular music. I think it might have been simply called The Voice, and was probably shown on the BBC or Channel 4 (although I think it was American-made). One episode featured harmony groups like the Four Freshmen and the Beach Boys. With such a generic name, Google is failing to help me find any details on this one. Does anybody know what it was actually called, and where I can see this again?
Looking for the name of a song in a Radio Shack commercial. [more inside]
Which recording of "Cup of Loneliness" is used at the end of Mad Men season 2 episode 12, "The Mountain King", and where can I get it? [more inside]
What is that groovy bass line on those Cablevision commercials? There are a series of recent Cablevision commercials with a dark haired dude talking in front of a white background - these all end with a really groovy bass line. Is that from a real song, or is it just something they just recorded for the commercial?
Name That Show Used In That Russian Music Video-Filter: I was at a Russian restaurant in L.A yesterday and saw the strangest music video. I got the name of the artist (Something and Federov?) but the video was chopped up clips from what looked like a British TV show. What TV show or movie was being cut up? Details inside. [more inside]
How do I play videos from my iPod Nano on my Phillips television? My Phillips is a flat screen and has a USB port on the side, which my iPod can dock to. When I connect them, the television even recognizes that an iPod is connected, but doesn't seem to know what to do with it. Any ideas?
Where can I get chillaxing waiting music like the kind featured in this Space Ghost episode? Bonus points if you can tell me exactly what the music in that clip is.
Where can I find a comprehensive list of music featured on episodes of BBC's Top Gear? [more inside]
What was the piano piece played about 35 minutes into tonight's episode of Big Love? [more inside]
HighEndAudioAndTVShowFilter: What kind of stereo system (speakers/amp/record player) does Dr. House have in his office? [more inside]
I'm looking for a recording of Hindustan performed by Moya Ruskin in the Poirot TV series (David Suchet version). [more inside]
If anyone can help me identify a piece of TV music from the early 80s, you all can. [more inside]
Can someone please explain how to get Synchronization Rights to a Cover Version of a song? Or who would have control of whether you can use a cover version in a film. [more inside]
Does anyone remember the UK satellite music-and-comedy channel PlayUK? How about the short cartoons of music stars they used to play? Are they still preserved somewhere on the internet? [more inside]
I'm a classical music aficionado but have recently been watching the TV show alias and love the kick-butt music super-hero music featured there. Help me find more? [more inside]
How do I easily and effortlessly find out DEFINITIVELY if a song is in the Public Domain for free use in a TV show?
Here is an example... My Boss: "We want to use the Can Can song. Our music guy has done a recording for us. Is it in the Public Domain?" Me: "Yes. The composer, J. Offenbach, has been deceased since 1880 and if we are doing our own arrangement we are fine." My Bosses Boss: "About 5 years ago, I tried to clear this song for use in a TV production and discovered that it was NOT in the Public Domain. Elle Vator, can you research this and let us know the answer two months ago?" [more inside]
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