I can no longer handle seeing the continued awfulness and non-stop lying by the president elect. But somehow, I have stay aware of trends that might impact my family and me. How can this be done indirectly? [more inside]
My partner and I will be traveling to the Basque Country during the 1st week of April 2017. Can you help us plan the specifics of our trip? [more inside]
I heard it on country radio some time between 2008 and 2011, I think it was on a lot back then. It's sung by a man in first person, about reluctantly going on a date despite still being depressed about a past breakup, and having his world brought back to life by the new woman during the course of the evening. [more inside]
I've been working with a Polish MD for a few years (as a secretary) and he is now going a different way, I am hoping to give him a gift to remind him of me, or at least leave him with a good impression. [more inside]
I'm trying to remember a country music sub-genre specifically about heavy duty semis used to haul extra heavy loads. [more inside]
Where do I buy country ham on the internet? What type of country ham am I looking for? I've been watching Mind of a Chef on Netflix, and they show this dry aged ham that hangs out in the open air, and then the chef slices it ever, so, thinly, yumm, and you don't need to cook it further. You just eat it with breakfast. (Kind of like prosciutto?) [more inside]
I bought a really cheap fare to Sao Paolo for Christmas. And I was expecting to have to get a visa at some point to go. But then, when I had some downtime from work, I got Global Entry approved. And now I read that Brazil is a part of Global entry. Is it? Or will it be by Christmas? And do I still need to blow $130 bucks and a day of running around to get a Brazilian visa?
If you were to measure whether things are getting better or worse in a country, what metrics would you use?
I saw this funny and cool YouTube video with two musicians playing on one double-neck guitar. Unfortunately I don't have the link anymore and I've forgotten the names of the musicians. [more inside]
Brainstorming assistance please! If you live in a small town (or work remotely), what do you do? What skills are best for keeping oneself reasonably employed outside of a big city? We're likely moving to my husbands small home town in the next couple years, and if I'm going to reskill I should probably start soon. Lots of cafes and bookstores, but I'm a terrible waitress and need to make more than a retail clerk. Have been tracking job ads for the area, but thought Metafilter might have some outside-the-box suggestions. Thanks!
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]
I am surprising my spouse with a trip to the Hill Country. Difficulty: I know nothing about the Hill Country. And the Hill Country is, like, bigger than my home state. Texans of MeFi, can you help me out? [more inside]
I like country music, but I wasn't raised in it and I'd like to learn to play country guitar. Who should I learn from? [more inside]
So yeah. Keep going with extremely rare job in a town that doesn't support my ideal personal life, OR go with a slightly less rare (but still rare) job in the city where I know I'll get my ideal personal life? More below... [more inside]
Does anyone remember the title and artist for a country music song about remodeling the singer's home as a bar in order to keep the singer's spouse (husband?) home? Was a hit back I late '70s or early '80s -
We got Carrie Underwood's Before He Cheats, we got Dixie Chicks' Goodbye Earl; I would like more suggestions of country songs sung by ladies about exacting revenge or just seriously fucking up some no-good man.
I've visited San Francisco several times over the last year, and I think the Bay Area is where I'm supposed to be. Every time I go there, I feel like I'm home. Every time I come back to Boston, I feel miserable. So it's time to start planning a move. Soon. [more inside]
I'm driving from DC to Washington State in a few weeks, and will take the northern route (OH, IL, IA, SD, MT, ID, WA). I'm concerned about wintry weather, and want to take precautions for a safe drive. What are some best steps or considerations to get there safely? What worked well for you in similar circumstances? [more inside]
I'm looking for songs about two women running away/hitting the road, preferably on the run from the law. [more inside]
Hi Metafilter! Can you help me find winter-lined leather gloves made in a developed country (the U.S., the UK, the EU, etc.)? I want them in black, in a women's size 7.5. I want to buy them online, but not from Leather Gloves Online.
What culture throughout history has most closely approximated the Ayn Randian ideal of the libertarian state? [more inside]
I'm looking for songs that are in love with Appalachia, mention places, rivers, Dogwood flowers, etc and are full of that Blue Ridge heartache. Blue grass, country, folk and that ilk. I'm driving along the blue ridge parkway, and want a killer soundtrack. I already have the Sweetback Sister's Virginia is for Lovers, Paradise by John Prine, Tom Wait's Oh Shenandoah and of course, Wagon Wheel, on repeat on my playlist. What am I missing?
I have a long wish-list of holiday destinations, and I would like to edit it down a bit. Which countries are difficult or impossible for vegetarian/vegan travellers? And which ones are terribly hard but worth making an exception for?
Please recommend your favorite gospel artists, records, and compilations. My particular likes are inside. [more inside]
Namethatsongfilter: Last winter/spring, I heard a bluegrass/country song on the radio. It was about coming home to a loved one. What was it? [more inside]
Please suggest some examples of "country music" and "Western music" that encapsulate the genres for someone who knows nothing about either. I'd be especially interested in pairs of songs which highlight the differences between the two genres, if indeed there are two. Google only returns hits for things that are described as "country and Western," and I can't tell if this is convergent evolution merging two genres together or just the equivalent of people calling everything from The Beatles to Nightwish "rock music."
What songs embody that 'spooky' country & western feel - twang, tremolo, reverb, minor chords, dark vocals, preferably from the 1930s-1950s? [more inside]
I have moved to a foreign country and am looking for suggestions as to how to get along in the best way possible until I can return to the US. I am a single woman with a professional background. I came to this country to reconnect with my ancestral roots. I have found the culture and behavior really appalling and irritating on a profound level as well as being sexist at a very deep level. [more inside]
Basque Country of south of France for post-Christmas vacation? [more inside]
What are some examples of country artists covering R&B/soul songs? [more inside]
I know that the real English countryside is not as violent as Midsomer County -- no place is -- but how realistic are the other aspects of country life portrayed in the show? (specific questions inside) [more inside]
City or country? I want both. [more inside]
Cheap wine county hotels/motels/ B&B's? I am planning a romantic getaway in August. We want to check out an area 1-2 hours away from San Francisco, and preferably in Napa or Sonoma. But, if you know of other romantic weekend getaways, we are open to exploring! We have been to hot springs that were also amazing. We are on a budget, but sifting through Kayak and hotels.com is a chore and not always accurate, so we would love your recommendations. Thanks so much!
I love KEXP's Swinging Doors, but the streaming archives no longer work on my Mac. What other radio shows or podcasts available on the Internet might I like? [more inside]
I'm looking for new & modern country/alt-country artists along the lines of Uncle Tupelo, Richard Buckner, early Dylan as well as Hank Williams Sr., Johnny Cash, Woody Guthrie, and so on. Masterfully played acoustic guitar and bluesy tendencies a big plus!
What should I be thinking about as I search for the perfect house/cabin? City Mouse considers becoming Country Mouse. [more inside]
I'm looking for suggestions for middle-class to upper-middle-class rural areas around the Bay Area. [more inside]
Need the artist and song name of a song from Animal Planet's "American Stuffers" that has lyrics talking about "Novocaine" and is sung by a Carrie Underwood-type woman! Gah! [more inside]
Moving to a big, foreign city from a very small American town- what skills or situations should a country lady be aware of? In other words, how do I not die and/or not go crazy from the people? So. Many. People. [more inside]
Name that tune. [more inside]
What is the name of that song about a werewolf in love? [more inside]
Name this 80s pop-country song! [more inside]
Looking to make a couple of custom mixes for my GF as a gift, but her music taste is rather different than mine. Based on her likes noted below, could you please suggest specific songs that may also interest and delight her? [more inside]
I am not a habitual listener of bluegrass. However, I really, really like The Devil Makes Three. Can you recommend additional bands or artists I might like? [more inside]
I love listening to the Avett Brothers "I and Love and You" album for the piano lead track. What other folk/alt country/indie songs or albums would I like? Specifically looking for songs with piano leads in those categories.
MeFites, A long time ago I was playing trivia in a bar and in between rounds one night this dark, almost minimalist country song played. I'm reasonably sure it was a Patsy Cline song. It was in a minor key with a theramin or possibly backup singers (or both!?) providing eerie accompaniment to a very catchy tune. I'd heard it before so I assume it's well known, but it's not on her greatest hits. Any ideas what the title might be?
Help an anxious dude navigate cross country. I have to drive from Portland, OR to Portland, ME leaving the first week of December. [more inside]
Anybody know who the oldest king/ruler of a country has been throughout history? [more inside]
Give me your hokiest country music songs! [more inside]
Does this kind of quiz/test/thing exist: a checkbox list of attributes from all of the countries in the world that you can check off and it will tell you what countries meet those requirements? [more inside]