I'm a musician and sometimes when I see or hear other artists who are doing cool, innovative things that are somewhat similar to what I'm doing, I feel irritated or threatened, like my work is less important or less unique now, and it makes me bitter or less inclined to continue working on my own stuff. I hate that I feel so petty and competitive instead of just being happy for the success of others.
I really just need to get over myself and stop being a butthead, but I don't know how to deal with these feelings. I was hoping the HiveMind could give me some words of wisdom.
posted by chara
on Mar 19, 2014 -
Longest of long shots but does anybody recall hearing a rap/hiphop song on bandcamp with a Vanilla Ice sample? The beat may have had a bit of the "under pressure" bass line and some hand claps. About 3 times through the song they'd throw the vanilla ice sample in from "Ice Ice Baby" and right when the sample said ".....alright stop" the beat would cut out for a few seconds and then start back up.
posted by cashman
on Dec 17, 2013 -
What bands and albums should I listen to now that I'm finally able to stream almost anything ever made? Extended information as to my taste preferences inside. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Apr 29, 2013 -
I figure if a practice space is open 24 hours it would be hard for the staff to determine if I'm living there or just practicing music alllllll the time. However, I also figure that a 24 hour practice space expects that starving artists will be trying to live there. However however, I also figure that the kinda people running a 24 hour practice space are cool with people living there and are kinda trying to say "shhhhh, don't tell nobody but this is a place where we turn a blind eye to starving artists trying to live here".
I just wanna beat on my drum all day. [more inside]
posted by defmute
on Apr 21, 2013 -
Can you help me remember the name of this electronic musician from the almost uselessly small amount of information I'm able to provide? [more inside]
posted by The Discredited Ape
on Apr 3, 2012 -
I'd like to get hold of a long list of all the songs that have been on the "Now That's What I Call Music" music compilation (from number 1 right up to the current 79). Is that possible and, if so, how? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver
on Sep 15, 2011 -
Does anyone remember a music video from the early 90s where a woman with really long braids walks through a city street and sings about a break-up.
She might be wearing a trenchcoat, and she might be on a subway car. [more inside]
posted by cloeburner
on May 30, 2011 -
I'm looking for a country music song. All I can remember is the artist, male, singing about the presidents of the US. If can remember correctly they were lining up and at a funeral (but, I could be wrong). Any suggestions as to what song it was?
posted by nam3d
on Jan 27, 2011 -
What software should I use to replicate the delay/looping effect that this video employs? I would need a metronome monitor separate from the input mix. It would be amazing to tweak the length of the decay too.
http://vimeo.com/7722804 [more inside]
posted by supyo
on Dec 20, 2009 -
Used a program to fix my mp3 tags and file names, now I can't find the real musician behind a "White Wedding" cover I'm 90% sure I got on MeFi Music. [more inside]
posted by JeremiahBritt
on Oct 1, 2009 -
Impatient filter - does anyone know where I could get some valid information regarding music lineups at this years Coachella? A friend of mine said last night that he'd heard
that the Gorillaz were going to be there, but after playing around on the net for an hour or two this morning, I can't seem to find anything concrete.
posted by Bageena
on Dec 21, 2008 -
Needed: Recommendations for any and all Bebop Jazz artists, or links to sites that actually tell you which tracks/songs by which artists are Bebop. [more inside]
posted by Phyltre
on Jul 25, 2007 -
Please name the artist who made this mystery electronica/dance song. I pulled it off of ageispolis
's fantastic MeFiSwap
mix, but sadly, he only knows the name: "The Hand". I don't know if it's the mystery of it, but it's my favorite track among a lot of great tracks. And I want to hear more, but Googling is is essentially impossible since there are no lyrics. According to his liner notes, he ripped it from a friend's vinyl. (Link to downsampled MP3 inside.) [more inside]
posted by Plutor
on May 17, 2007 -
Sexy sex song filter: Looking for artist/song name. Song is very sexy, has horns (kind of like Propellerheads' History Repeating) and a woman's voice cut in, saying things like "I find you very attractive", "Um, do you want to go to bed with me?" [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam
on Apr 10, 2007 -
Looking for a song artist name (may be Sanseverino) and/or translation and/or original French lyrics... [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam
on Jan 29, 2007 -
Are there any good online web services where you enter musical artists that you currently like, and it figures out what artists you would probably also like (based on what other people have entered)?
posted by oissubke
on Jan 12, 2004 -