What is it called when a language/cultural practice is transplanted to a new country, not by a diasporic group, but by interested members of the "host" country? I'm reasonably sure there's a name for this, and I can't remember it. Arg, sociologists, ethnographers and ethnomusicologists of Mefi, help, please!
“A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but won't cross the street to vote in a national election” Why is there an apparent apathy of political participation in America, and to extend it a bit, how come voting turn-out is higher in some countries in others even if the countries in comparison are both recognized liberal democracies?
Where should I get lunch in Nashville this Saturday? [more inside]
Last minute long weekend holiday getaway, Doable? Advice needed on taking a belated Valentines long weekend with my sweetie. We're in NYC and would prefer to drive. (Or take a train if the place is really acessable). A very nice hotel in the country would be great, we don't need a bunch of outside entertainment - beautiful scenery a plus. We're looking to leave late Thursday or early Friday and return early/mid-Monday. [more inside]
What is this song I heard today? It's a slow folkish bluegrass song with the lines "Lately I've been moving kind of slowly, one more hill's as far as I can go" as the chorus. [more inside]
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?
I need some raunchy ballads and bar songs to play at a Western-themed party. [more inside]
How can I best transform myself into a more efficient and possibly faster skate skier? If you started as an adult and now feel competent at this task, what resources did you use and what did you do to improve and refine your technique? [more inside]
Help me identify a new country song I heard about a month ago on the Don Imus show. [more inside]
I really like the kind of post-bluegrass music exemplified by the Gourds' cover of GIN AND JUICE and the songs of HAYSEED DIXIE. Where can I find more of it?
Help me relax and enjoy a long weekend in the country. The lonely, no cell signal, no internet country... [more inside]
Help me find more country songs with minimal production. [more inside]
As an American who spent most of my life in big cities, I am now moving to the English countryside. I want to hear about other people's experiences with the transition from city to country life and what they do for entertainment.
Cross-country rental car help, please! [more inside]
1.5 months in Japan and I'm loving it. Now that I'm used to the neighborhoods, and had a few great mini-travel experiences, I want to push myself and my time here more. Help me plan adventures? [more inside]
I want to spend a year or two of my life going across the United States on foot or on bike, and don't know where to start or how to finance such a trip. [more inside]
Please help me stop judging all of country music as evil. [more inside]
CoffeeTableBookFilter: Anyone know of a book full of maps, particularly if those maps show the changing borders of countries in various time periods? [more inside]
Can you help me identify the country-ish/folky song in my head? [more inside]
Rolling Stones ~ Meat Puppets ~ Silver Jews ~ Pavement => ? Recommend other musicians who make wryly amusing ramshackle music. [more inside]
I need a fresh start, and want to move somewhere else. But where? [more inside]
How do I mount cross-country ski bindings? I'm a technically adept individual with the appropriate tools, but info (beyond "take it to the shop and let a pro do it!) is seemingly hard to find online... [more inside]
I've just been watching the fascinating BBC documentary on stag weekends and prostitution. Whilst quite comprehensive with its conclusions, It got me wondering about how legal prostitution in the UK would be perceived. My question, then, is: what is the public opinion of prostitution in Amsterdam (and other such places). I remember during my time in Amsterdam asking the owner of a flower shop where the red light district was and receiving the most disgusted look I've ever had in my life. I sort of suspect that many people may share this sentiment, but please add your thoughts and experiences! Thanks.
I would like to know if I took a bank loan in another country and had the money wired to me here in the US, around 160K, if the IRS would tax that amount. I called them and apparently they didn't know because they could not answer the question. I will have to pay back that loan so i would imagine that the amount wouldn't be taxed here (as long as i prove to the IRS that i got the loan).
How do you date someone in another country? [more inside]
Is there a name for the use of one chorus to mean entirely different things based on the context of the verse the chorus follows? Can you name further examples? [more inside]
My boyfriend, a classical bass musician, is a music snob when it comes to country music. What country music should I make him listen to in order to prove that the actual music arrangements behind country music are just as good as other genres?
Most interesting hip-hop, country, and pop of the 2000s? [more inside]
I will be in the Bahamas for ten days for work. My wife will be back here in the States taking care of our two small children. I am worried that I won't be able to reach her. Will my cell phone work? Can I call her from the Bahamas, and can she call me? [more inside]
I'm curious about teaching English overseas and if anyone has done this and is willing to share their experiences with me. [more inside]
Country Song-ID help: very little to go on. A friend was in a bar in Nashville last weekend, and wants to ID a song she heard (DJ, not live music). The only lyric she remembers is "stay off my hit list". Not much to go on, I know. I assume it's a recent song, but can't guarantee that. Googling hasn't helped. Thanks for any help you can give! Hmm..posting at 7:30 on July 3rd might not be the best idea. Oh well.
Scared of going to prison due to tax payments. Need advice... [more inside]
Get me interested in country music! [more inside]
Help me with a site or source for finding out if charges were filed against a driver involved in an accident in Weld County, Colorado. Colorado State Police is the investigating agency, from what I can determine.
What old or traditional songs has Bob Dylan bogarted for his own use? [more inside]
Looking for Country and Rap/Hip Hop songs NOT in 3/4 or 4/4 time... [more inside]
MusicFilter: In search of kick ass, up to no good southern/country songs. [more inside]
What are my options for caring for 2 cats while I'm out of the country for months at a time? [more inside]
Gimme That Old-Timey Religion! [more inside]
I have a pair of old 75mm Nordic Norm cross country ski boots. They're leather on the lower half and 'foamy' synthetic on the upper half. The problem is, the 'foamy' synthetic is supposed to be covered with some kinda of vinyl, but like most older xc boots, it seems that the coating has flaked off of my boots. Is there anyway I can make this foamy section weatherproof? Can I stop continued flaking?
Newly-minted Radio DJ Needs Great Music Online! [more inside]
Camping spot near Savannah, GA that isn't populated by RVs? Looking to head out 2-3 hours north or south to find a primitive camp site with a group of 5 friends. Any suggestions? [more inside]
I'm looking for a specific country music song that I don't know where I heard. [more inside]
WWGPS? (Where Would Gram Parsons shop) [more inside]
How do I operate early 90's vintage Salomon Automatic2 cross country/nordic ski bindings? Where can I find pictures/instructions on this binding? Can these bindings be adjusted or repaired? They're the original SNS standard and I still have the boots.
I"m looking for a winter aerobic activity to keep my fitness level up for mountain biking. Cross country skiing is one of them. What should I buy and how hard is it going to be to learn? [more inside]
Please help me find awesome alt. country\indie folk\country-influenced pop bands. Examples within. [more inside]
America -> American. China -> Chinese. Iraq -> Iraqi. Are there any rules about converting a country name to its citizen/adjective form? [more inside]
Name this rednecky country supposedly patriotic ballad! (Mentions guns, freedom, voting, change)... [more inside]
Looking for bits and pieces for 'No Country for Old Men' Halloween Costume...Anyone know where I can get a 'Javier Bardem' looking bowl cut wig ?