Does anyone have any tips or strategies to help in learning a new language when living in a foreign country but not doing a formal study program? [more inside]
Where to live, where to live? So, I know this question has been asked a couple of times before. But, I think my situation is a bit different (with some important constraints) and I am seeking both actual and anecdotal advice on where to live in this wonderful world. Details inside. [more inside]
Cowboy Music: I want to learn more about it. [more inside]
Do hillbillies still exist in the US? I am refering to the type of people who lived like families parodied in the Beverly Hillbillies television show (which I loved growing up). Any well-known studies/books of the hillbilly lifestyle and origins? How true to hillbilly life were the clothes, accents, lifestyle of that show?
LocationScoutFilter: I'm looking for an historic home in Michigan that can stand in for a 19th Century English country manor (this is for a low-medium budget film.) Google has disappointed, but I thought there may be some MI historical-society types that could help out. The film is a period piece, so they should be places sitting on at least a couple acres.
Looking for a good guide about what to do when moving from America to a foriegn country generally, or moving to Israel specifically, or advice about anything that I should be sure not to forget. [more inside]
Any ideas for cowboy and country-and-western themed places in London, UK? [more inside]
Are there any convex nations? [more inside]
I've always thought of early rock and country as being populated by men who might have done very bad things if they hadn't done music, and I want to hear some songs that prove it. Dale Hawins' Susie Q has that vibe. Charlie Feathers' That Certain Female seems like a song Mr. Blonde would bop to. I'd like to hear some other songs that feel just as... raw? Intimidating? I'm not quite sure. I think it's a "know it when I hear it" situation, and I'm hoping someone else has heard it and knows it.
I want to plan a trip for my bf's birthday. I live in TEXAS and want to find a cool cabin that sleeps at least 6 people with access to fishing. I would prefer a secluded area where he and his standoutish tattooed buddies can be noisy and not have to deal with neighbors or uptight rednecks.. [more inside]
Do you know any tricks for skiing down small hills while cross-country skiing? I mean without falling down, which is my current style. [more inside]
Sure I've got money, but what I really want is cock. [more inside]
Good country bands in and around AZ? [more inside]
I live in Austin Texas and just got engaged. I am trying to find a venue that offers an outdoor ceremony site and an indoor or covered reception area. My budget is no more than 2,000 dollars. [more inside]
The Russians have a saying that goes "the onion treats seven ailments", meaning, if person eats an onion every day,he will remain healthy and not need a doctor. What other health-related beliefs, that are indigenous and unique to a particular country, can metafites think of?
Two easy country music questions: 1) What is the name of the genre/subgenre of country music playing in the background of this clip from a TV show? 2) What artists/albums are there of this type of country music? [more inside]
I'm looking for books, fiction or nonfiction, where the main character claims no country as his/her own [more inside]
I wanna rock (with a twang)! I like Drive-By Truckers, Lucero, Centro-Matic, The Dexateens, and I HATE HATE HATE jam bands. Please advise. [more inside]
Moving out to the country and have a hunger to watch some good old (or recent) Westerns. What are your favorites and why?
Do other non-U.S. countries/cultures use the phrase "It's a free country?" [more inside]
What do other countries call the class/major Americans call "english"? [more inside]
As a European, how do I get my country songs played in Nashville? [more inside]
How do I get a job outside the UK? ASAP. [more inside]
What are your favorite, most inspirational rural areas of the United States? I'm thinking of places that would sync perfectly to U2's Heartland. [more inside]
How about recommending some songs like "Everybody's Talkin' at Me" from Midnight Cowboy? I explain more inside. [more inside]
I'd like to take my sweetheart dancing tonight in NYC. Not hip-hop or grinding, but something almost like a wedding reception - good classics for dancing, maybe some swing, maybe some rock and roll, maybe some country, maybe the twist - I definitely want to twirl her across the dance floor. We're not expert dancers we just want to go have some fun, and cheap-to-free is good too. We're coming from Astoria but anywhere in the city works for me. Pre-dancing dinner suggestions would be nice too. [more inside]
Who does this song I've been hearing on country radio? [more inside]
Where is this line from? "I've seen some weather. I've had some intercourse. I don't know where I'm going." [more inside]
Are there any good country/country-punk bands in Boston? [more inside]
In the first week of November, my boyfriend and I will be driving his '94 Volvo from San Diego to Chicago. We'll have Tuesday through Sunday to travel. What are the best places to stop and visit? [more inside]
What would be the effects on the earth if the moon exploded? [more inside]
What else is good in Western Swing besides Bob Wills or Asleep at the Wheel? [more inside]
Fear Of A Brown Planet: I'm looking for songs with a Jingoistic bent, preferably in Country Music. [more inside]
Music suggestions for a new fan of heartbreaking country soul? [more inside]
What a surprise: I'm working on another music mix and would like suggestions. This mix features folk/bluegrass/country songs that tell stories. The less production, the less instrumentation, the more acoustic the better. [more inside]
What is the best time of year to visit California's wine country? [more inside]
Can I drive across the USA in 12 days? Say a route from LA to Las Vegas to Salt Lake to Denver to Mt Rushmore to St Louis to Nashville and on to New York
Why are some wars referred to by country names ("Vietnam War," "Iraq War," "Iran-Iraq War") while others are referred to by country adjectives ("Korean War," "Spanish-American War")?
Help me make ND¢'s 80's-ish Country-ish Mix Volume II. [more inside]
Looking for albums by female singers with breathy voices who sing in a sort of contemporary C&W style, eg with twangy guitars and violins. Something like Shawn Colvin? [more inside]
I've been getting back into mp3 blogs and have found ones for rock, jazz, electronica, even exotica. But try as I might, I can't find any for country! [more inside]
Inspired by a side conversation in this thread, how would I, theoretically, go about conquering and founding my own country? What would be the consequences thereof? [more inside]
My car broke down while I was trying to drive it cross-country, and I had to catch a flight and carry on without it. Now the car is in Bloomington, Indiana and I am in New Haven, Connecticut; I would like the car to join me. How should I do this? [more inside]
With alot of poor countries around the world getting into more and more dept I was wonder why don't they just print more money as they own their country... [more inside]
Cowboy filter: I need to find an old country / western song. [more inside]
What are your favorite songs featuring steel guitar (lap/pedal steel)? [more inside]
I'm looking to expand my knowledge of bluegrass. [MI] [more inside]
That high lonesome sound. Any recommendations for old-timey music—string bands, ballads, fiddle music, country blues, even up to orthodox bluegrass? I'll soon be surrounded by vendors of such things but I don't have much grounding—any really standout groups or recordings I should look for?
Not-Lame Country Music: I understand that some Alice in Chains, Nirvana, etc. , songs have a strong "country" flavor, deep guitars, slow vocals, tons of mood, while still rocking. I know nothing about country music, and most of what I've heard doesn't do it for me. What dark, slow and moody Country music would you recommend?
What happens if an American commits a crime in a less-than-free foreign country? [MI] [more inside]