We're about to kick out our 5th bandmate (for legitimate reasons: skill is low, ear is bad, attitude is defensive and lazy), who also happens to be one of my best friends. I want to make sure we do it in the most compassionate, generous way possible. What are some things to do -- and to avoid doing -- when we finally sit down with him? [more inside]
posted by qzar
on Jun 3, 2013 -
I have this
type of watch. The manual suggests that I should get Timex to repair the battery. I'm hoping to be able to do it myself and save a few bucks. However, I don't really see any way to get the back off. I also want to adjust the band as it's too large for my wrist. But, again, I really have no idea how to do this. Hoping someone here can tell me if this is something I'd be able to do from home (and tell me how to do it) or whether I should take it to a jeweler.
posted by Proginoskes
on May 19, 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 -
I really enjoy playing piano as a hobby. I've played in worship bands for 3 different churches, and played in a few local bands as well with live gigs. But I don't think I'm very good, and I'm not sure how to improve. [more inside]
posted by Happydaz
on Apr 19, 2013 -
We're looking to obtain the best credit card possible for a 5 person band with minimal expenses and income. We're an LLC incorporated in NYC. Band expenses typically include food, gas, merch supplies (shirts, blank CDs etc) and the occasional cash withdrawals, but the big anticipated purchase is a van (used -- no more than $5k). Suggestions for checking accounts also welcome...
posted by qzar
on Apr 18, 2013 -
I want to either start or join a band that plays a wide variety of things. I'm interested in sort of a bricolage approach, where people are into trying or combining or improvising in a lot of different styles, or write songs. But I am happy playing whatever. I don't really care what comes out it, I just want to play music in a non-classical setting.
I am classically trained and have played in old time music groups before, but that's it. How do I go about getting involved playing? I play fiddle, violin, viola, ukulele, and can sing. Do I ask friends? go on craigslist? Is there a website?
posted by atetrachordofthree
on Apr 11, 2013 -
The singer of my band (let's call him Justin) left the band about a year ago, just after we'd started a project with a theatre group, with whom we were going to perform a series of pieces. We really wanted to continue working on it, so we went looking for a replacement, and ultimately Justin himself hooked us up with somebody. The name of our band features quite prominently in this project, so we asked him if he would agree if we would keep using it. He said that was fine. [more inside]
posted by mahershalal
on Mar 29, 2013 -
I'm thinking of a music video by a Japanese rock band that starts with a long tracking shot of a huge guitar effects pedal chain. I know it is an amazing song but I can't for the life of me recall the name.
posted by mhjb
on Mar 24, 2013 -
How can I give my fiance a wedding band that matches what he wants (simple white gold comfort fit band) special in some way? [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson
on Jan 11, 2013 -
What do polished titanium rings look like after they've been worn a while? I want to buy this
as my (replacement) wedding ring, but the polish in the picture worries me. [more inside]
posted by brenton
on Dec 20, 2012 -
30 years ago, next week, my daughter was born. I need a soundtrack for an early life slideshow I have made. [more inside]
posted by unliteral
on Oct 21, 2012 -
I need a reliable download host that I can 'hotlink' for my band's website to download a zip folder of mp3's [more inside]
posted by rinsemedown
on Oct 3, 2012 -
I have a two part question. I've just interviewed well known performer who has just released his first solo CD. He owns all of the rights to the lyrics and music, and his own company published the CD. A radio station I'm associated with plans to put the interview online, as well as broadcast it within the week. If the musician is OK with me putting it on my own website, how might it drive traffic to his site and my site? And is there anything extra I can to make it attract listeners and drive that traffic? [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind
on Jun 16, 2012 -
Recommendations for a wedding band (music, not a ring) in the Providence, RI area? [more inside]
posted by pombe
on Jan 31, 2012 -
I'm getting married in San Diego in the middle of February. I will have a short span of time to acquire a wedding band in a city I know nothing about. Do you have an suggestions where I might find a non-jeweled, yellow-gold, vintage, possibly deco-period, wedding band?
posted by Foam Pants
on Jan 30, 2012 -
Is there any noticeable, physical difference in any of these wooden rings? Moreover, are any of them a better choice for a wedding ring that will be worn daily? (Links and more wooden ring info than you ever wanted inside) [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld
on Dec 29, 2011 -
IT Band problems: Tried the foam roller, deep tissue massage, building the muscle and stretches (all to no avail). What are other remedies? [more inside]
posted by xinglin91
on Nov 27, 2011 -
Calling all indie music geeks... I need help identifying a band. iPhone update nuked all the downloaded music in my Rhapsody app. I was listening to a band that I liked a lot. Singer had sort of baritone, with interesting lyrics. Imagine a post-punk, slightly less-lackadaisical Leonard Cohen. Pretty sure record is relatively recent and band name has the word 'Future' in it. Any ideas?
posted by Heminator
on Oct 14, 2011 -
How early do I need to get to the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco to get a seat in the balcony? [more inside]
posted by cnc
on Sep 14, 2011 -
I heard this band I really liked when I was at work around 11pm central standard time, on Jimmy Fallon, two Fridays ago. They were a mostly African American band playing rock. I had my husband check the cable guide when he got home and he says that they were a band called Lost in the Trees. I looked them up and they are a white blue grass band. My google-fu has failed me. Who was this band I liked so much?
posted by Issithe
on Sep 12, 2011 -
I somehow came into possession of this cable holder tie thing
consisting of an hourglass-shaped piece of wood and a rubber band. It's pretty great. Where can I get more? What is this thing called?
posted by 0xFCAF
on Aug 20, 2011 -
Can you help me find a great cover band for my Wedding Reception in the Portland, Maine area? :-) I'm looking for the names of local bands that can play James Brown, Rick James, Louis Armstrong, Hootie & the Blowfish, Kool & the Gang, etc. Thanks so much. Rock on my soul brothers and sisters!
posted by speedoavenger
on Aug 9, 2011 -
Last minute (Australia-filter) hopefulness: how can I contact a band and get them to acknowledge a 13 year old fan who is now on crutches and can't be up the front of the mosh pit? [more inside]
posted by malibustacey9999
on Jul 29, 2011 -
Who can I contact regarding a Snapple endorsement / sponsorship for a touring UK band? I have searched the internet for an e-mail address or phone number to no avail. Any help much appreciated. Thank you!
posted by FuckingAwesome
on Jul 4, 2011 -
Looking for the name of an UK indie pop/twee band. The band had a front man with a beard and glasses. I recall a video on youtube with lots of hopping and dancing feet. This video was largely a static shot of a place on the floor where peoples feet would hop in and dance a bit. The video might have had someone dressed in a lion costume. In some images on their website there is a women in the band performing with white face paint, red lips, high penciled-in eye brows, and glasses. [more inside]
posted by bdc34
on Jun 7, 2011 -
Name that band: I think it was a Toronto indie rock band with a music video that was comprised entirely of stop motion figurines that were either lego figures or something similar. The song or the band name either used "horse" or "pony" or "sparkle" in the name because my brain keeps telling me "sparklehorse" though I know it's not them. [more inside]
posted by windbox
on May 29, 2011 -
How do we get a (music) celebrity to help promote an event in a YouTube-type video? Our community nonprofit is having a month-long event in June, and my daydream is to get some (recognizable) musician/band in a video that we could post on our very popular Facebook page. Ideally, he/she would say something like, "If I weren't on tour in [wherever] right now, I'd definitely be at [event name]! Don't miss it!" How do I even attempt this? I'm in a medium-sized city on the East Coast.
posted by trillian
on May 24, 2011 -
I have a real straw, made-in-Ecuador Panama hat. It's not stupidly expensive but it's nice enough. It has a cloth sweat band that, after a few months of wear in a tropical climate, has an awful sour smell. How do I best clean it? [more inside]
posted by m1ndsurfer
on May 22, 2011 -