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How Do You Craft a Top 40 Hit?

What is the recording process like for a typical Top 40 popular song? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Jun 1, 2011 - 14 answers

Writing against one's own inclinations

Can anyone point me towards examples of authors (or other artists) who have produced work with a theme that runs contrary to their own established political or social views? [more inside]
posted by MShades on May 27, 2011 - 26 answers

Writers or artists who have killed.

Who are artists or writers who have committed murder? [more inside]
posted by fryman on Apr 14, 2011 - 43 answers

My grandmother was defrauded by a pair of con artists pretending to be me. Who can I report this crime to?

My grandmother was just defrauded by a pair of con artists who, pretending to be me, told her that I was in a car accident in Canada and needed her to wire money. She's fine, but lost a few thousand dollars. She said that she doesn't mind losing the money (she's just happy I'm safe), and doesn't want to be bothered by the police. I respect that decision, but I'm concerned that if let off the hook, the con artists in question will be able to prey on others -- they are obviously targeting elderly people. Who can I report this fraud to? (Additionally, and out of curiosity -- any thoughts on how they discovered my relationship with my grandmother?) [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Jan 20, 2011 - 18 answers

Watching the rebels...

Movies about artistic rebels (preferably with their circles of friends)... [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Jan 20, 2011 - 36 answers

The Artist's Dilemma?

You work hard at something and end up creating a piece of art that you consider powerful, moving, possibly even groundbreaking, something that people should be talking about. Then you share it with your friends and some portions of the internet, and no one responds or seems to care. What conclusions do you come to? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2010 - 35 answers

Lost Song Flyer--"I want to hear a symphony."

This is incredibly vague, but metafilter is equally helpful for stuff like this! I heard a song with a male singer and the chorus was something like "I want to hear a symphony" and then how he wanted more out of life or a relationship. [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Nov 10, 2010 - 6 answers

Books with plots about heist/con artists/scams

Please recommend any heist/con artist books. [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on Sep 4, 2010 - 25 answers

Know some good lamps?

I am an artist. I broke an old lamp that I used as my main light when drawing and coloring. Can you please suggest some cool lamps you know? [more inside]
posted by fantodstic on Aug 31, 2010 - 8 answers

Name this job in the Arts

Name this job! My friend works a variety of skilled odd jobs in the arts, for wont of a better term. She needs help naming what it is that she does. [more inside]
posted by mooza on Aug 1, 2010 - 18 answers

The art of interviewing

How would I to learn how to conduct interviews? (not the employment kinds) [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Jul 14, 2010 - 7 answers

Who was this artist?

I'm an illustrator looking for more material from an artist whose work I admire. The problem is -- I don't know his/her name. [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Jul 9, 2010 - 9 answers

Who controls the use of creative content

Perplexed, informed, conflicted--Outstanding sources regarding the ethical, economic and legal issues related to music, print copyrights and intellectual property. [more inside]
posted by rmhsinc on Jul 3, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me get some art.

I want to fill my living space with art. Looking for: oversized posters and prints with high quality and reasonable cost, original work by fringe/unknown artists, and objects that could be hung like art (tapestries, quilts, etc.). [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jun 20, 2010 - 16 answers


What contemporary artists or arts organizations are using art to address major global issues? [more inside]
posted by Miko on May 27, 2010 - 10 answers

Memory like a steel trap. With a big gaping hole in it.

Help me find this contemporary artist's name and/or website. I had it, I forgot to bookmark it, and now it's driving me batty. [more inside]
posted by DestinationUnknown on May 20, 2010 - 5 answers

Progressive Mix

If you were creating a "work mix" of public background music on Pandora or Last.fm or Slacker for a laid back, progressive retail environment, what artists would you include? [more inside]
posted by netbros on May 17, 2010 - 13 answers

Where can you find money for artists to study after college?

My daughter is interested in possibly studying art in Italy for 3 years. Her other choice is an graduate program at an art institute in NYC. It looks like both programs are quite expensive with limited financial aid. What are the best resources for fellowship funds or grants for artists after college?
posted by lfeather on May 13, 2010 - 6 answers

Who are your favorite Etsy artists who sell large-ish prints at reasonable prices?

Who are your favorite Etsy artists who sell large-ish prints at reasonable prices? [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Apr 5, 2010 - 10 answers

They Did It Their Way - Now Who Are "They"?

Help me think of examples of performing artists who made their own big break, please! [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Mar 10, 2010 - 27 answers

Artists living as if it were the Victorian era?

My google-fu is failing! Does anyone know of two male New York artists who live(d) as if it were still the Victorian era? They have nothing in their home older than 1870. There may have been an article on them in Art & Antiques Magazine, I've tried contacting the mag, but no response yet.
posted by TrickyLib on Mar 5, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me make my professional portfolio look professional

What is the typical way to include artists' work in a portfolio? Do you include any kind of disclaimer, copyright notice, and labels for the content? [more inside]
posted by Eicats on Feb 28, 2010 - 9 answers

"...try as we may to make a silence, we cannot." - John Cage

What visual artists are known (or would you say should be) for use of white space / negative space? [more inside]
posted by regicide is good for you on Feb 6, 2010 - 31 answers

Fantasy artist with "hidden" images within scenes?

Who is the prolific fantasy artist, quite popular in the '80s/early '90s, who would include hidden faces & animals in each scene and every surface seemed to ripple with detailed objects? [more inside]
posted by batmonkey on Jan 31, 2010 - 23 answers

Are they killing sables to make my brushes?

If the paint brush manufacturers are only taking a certain bit of hair from an animal, what happens to the rest of the animal? [more inside]
posted by blackunicorn on Jan 13, 2010 - 9 answers

Have you lived in Europe on an artist visa?

How difficult is it to secure an artist visa to live in an EU country? Does it vary greatly from country to country? It seems like there are an awful lot of American musicians and artists living hassle free in Berlin for instance... [more inside]
posted by the foreground on Nov 2, 2009 - 7 answers

What would be the vows someone would take entering the artist's life?

If the three vows of the Franciscans and Dominicans are "chastity, poverty and obedience," what might be the vows that the artist takes? (I mean artist, of course, to cover writers and so on.) I ask this question because for people in a religious order, it is useful to remember what they are sacrificing; to keep it in mind as a given. [more inside]
posted by PersonAndSalt on Oct 20, 2009 - 17 answers

top concept artists

Who are the top concept artists working in video games and film today? [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd on Oct 15, 2009 - 8 answers

Calling all art fans!

I need ideas for a piece of artwork to write about. [more inside]
posted by smeater44 on Oct 12, 2009 - 20 answers

Seeking blueprint drawings of windows and doors for art project!

Is there an architect or graphic designer in the house? I need line/blue print style images of windows and doors for art pieces I am designing. Please help! [more inside]
posted by Ponderance on May 14, 2009 - 16 answers

creativity, cognition and the book

I'm working on my PhD in artists' books at the moment. Recently, pursuing aspects of creativity from a cognition-and-creativity viewpoint has become interesting to me. I need a toehold on the science, here. [more inside]
posted by aesop on Mar 3, 2009 - 5 answers

Is there a high quality repository of art images?

Is there a website or anything with high quality art images? All kind of artists, from Picasso to Hundertwasser. I think there should be a torrent tracker or anything related to art/artists.
posted by Leech on Feb 27, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me find an artist for collaboration.

I have a story and I'm looking for an artist to collaborate for little to no money on a sci-fi comic book. I will pay for the actual production (it will be a limited run to accompany a record), so I have at least that to offer to the artist. Know of any websites/forums that help foster this labor-of-love type collaboration between media? [more inside]
posted by nosila on Feb 23, 2009 - 5 answers

¡Necesito música en español!

Mägo de Oz to Manu Chao...what other awesomeness am I missing out on? Looking for Spanish music recommendations. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Feb 13, 2009 - 11 answers

Can anyone help me identify this artist?

A while back someone showed me a rather graphic collection of paintings. Many included depictions of Hitler alongside piles of bodies, erect penises, and cartoonish figures gleefully engaging in coprophagy. Anyone have any idea who the artist might have been?
posted by null14 on Jan 16, 2009 - 6 answers

On the trail of some undiscovered artistic joy

Having read a little about Vincent Van Gogh's life, I have a feeling there must be hundreds of technically proficient painters around with an interesting (and joyful) view on the world who will never be discovered because their personal story is not compelling enough. Where might I start looking for them and their work?
posted by zaebiz on Jan 7, 2009 - 8 answers

Dancing about Architecture: Songs about art?

Dancing about Architecture: Songs about art/artists? I've got to create a mix about visual artists, art, and ect and I have no idea where to start. I've got "Andy Warhol" by David Bowie that's it. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Jan 4, 2009 - 58 answers

Where are those street artists in lower Manhattan who make children's nameplates?

Manhattan street artist filter: If you frequent lower Manhattan, have you ever seen the artists who create colorful, illustrated nameplates for children on the spot? Please tell me where you have seen them working in recent weeks. [more inside]
posted by sacre_bleu on Dec 12, 2008 - 11 answers


Do you know of any tetrachromat artists? Or any art made by a tetrachromat?
posted by Taksi Putra on Nov 2, 2008 - 6 answers

... but I know what I like, and I like it shipped to me over the Internets

Starting to collect (somewhat cheap) art. Can anyone recommend online galleries capable of doing sales so I can see what else is out there? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Oct 23, 2008 - 9 answers

Why do professionals in music and art like to use Macbooks?

Why do professionals in music and art like to use Macbooks? [more inside]
posted by rintako on Oct 16, 2008 - 47 answers

Quotefilter: Who said something along the lines of "The way to know a people is through its artists"?

Quotefilter: Who said something along the lines of "The way to know a people is through its artists"? [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Sep 28, 2008 - 2 answers

Who else is from Bowie land?

Suggestions for artists (mainly musicians) that a friend should check out. [more inside]
posted by Cosine on Sep 8, 2008 - 27 answers

If I listen to Dylan, what else would I enjoy?

I really enjoy listening to Bob Dylan's older music (pre 1970) and Im wondering are there any other artists (past or present) that would be of any interest to me? Im looking more towards folk than rock, more acoustical than electric but any recommendations would be great! Thanks!
posted by Groovytimes on Sep 7, 2008 - 42 answers

Bug Hunters

UK 80s gaming magazine question: Who drew "Bug Hunters", the comic strip with the big four armed robot, for CRASH and C&VG magazine? [more inside]
posted by Artw on Aug 18, 2008 - 2 answers

English listing of artists from promotional video of Chinese 2008 Olympics?

Is there an English listing of all of the artists found in the China 2008 Olympics promotional video/theme? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Jul 14, 2008 - 4 answers

indie art sought for anniversary

Looking for quality art print/commission for an anniversary present - any good sources? [more inside]
posted by beezy on Jul 1, 2008 - 4 answers

Would it be wrong to paint my own version of a painting I like?

I stumbled upon a print of a painting selling online (sold by the artist thru a third party site) which I really love. I’m creative, so rather than buy the small and expensive print, I thought it would be fun for me to paint my own version of it. What are the ethics/copyright issues of this?... [more inside]
posted by catatethebird on Jun 22, 2008 - 19 answers

Recommend me good modern violinists

Can you recommend me great modern violinists? Like Jo Young-wook, Paul Cantelon, etc. [more inside]
posted by Leech on May 8, 2008 - 7 answers

Help me find music about music!

Help me find music about music! What are some songs about music, it's culture, etc.? Songs like The VU's Rock & Roll, Joni Mitchell's Woodstock, Billy Joel's It's Still Rock and Roll to Me, etc...
posted by zenja72 on Apr 28, 2008 - 71 answers

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