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What do I need to be a bedroom / no plans on going public / turntablist?

I am obsessed with DJ Yoda, who is a pretty famous turntablist DJ. Example of his work In a nutshell, he takes either existing music or beats he creates on his own and mixes it with dialogue samples from other music, tv shows, movies, etc.....Add some scratching and all that type of stuff. I wanna learn how to do that. What do I need? [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid on Mar 10, 2014 - 3 answers

I have a $33,000 dream. Plus or minus 10K.

I'd like to buy a home in a very cheap place that still has culture--local, regional, and national music. Museums, public attractions, parks. Bike friendly and/or walkable and/or good public transportation system. Great natural attractions nearby--hiking, rafting, kayaking, swimming, climbing, caving, hunting, fishing. Where is this possible? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Mar 4, 2014 - 44 answers

What was the last major racially-segregated event in the US?

Does anyone know what the last segregated event was in the US ? I'm curious about "major events", say around 10,000 people. [more inside]
posted by dubold on Feb 18, 2014 - 8 answers

If You Have Half A Brain

In Rupert Holmes' "Escape", there are a couple of lines that seem at odds with what I would call hippie culture, namely "If you're not into yoga" and "I'm not much into health food." Yet some of the other bits like "getting caught in the rain," "the feel of the ocean," and "making love at midnight in the dunes on the Cape" seem, to my more modern viewpoint, in line with hippie-esque ideals. So what's the deal? [more inside]
posted by papayaninja on Feb 17, 2014 - 29 answers

Crush Me Out on Sweden!

I have developed an unavoidable crush on Sweden. I want to hear from Mefi locals about the best your country has to offer, things you love about living there, music, culture, all of it - help me crush out on Sweden! [more inside]
posted by Lipstick Thespian on Dec 17, 2013 - 10 answers

How Do I Take in Better Stuff?

How do I practice better taste - in my art, music, and other kinds of cultural consumption - without being a prude or curmudgeon or elitist? [more inside]
posted by Apropos of Something on Oct 8, 2013 - 19 answers

Why do I have strong emotional reactions to smell and music but not art?

Why is it that people have super-strong reactions to different types of sensory stimulants? Do you have any tales of experiencing strong reactions to visual art as opposed to sounds and smells? [more inside]
posted by fishingforthewhale on Sep 26, 2013 - 33 answers

What's the most popular music among 5 year old (Serbo-Croatian) girls?

I want to fill an old i-pod mini with pop music for a 5 year old girl. What kind of music do kids this age like? If the answer is Justin Bieber I'm okay with that. [more inside]
posted by vincele on Feb 7, 2013 - 19 answers

Angelino Assistance Needed!

Recommend me some stuff to do in Los Angeles in January! [more inside]
posted by vibrotronica on Jan 6, 2013 - 19 answers

I know what music sounds like, but what does it SOUND like?

How would someone who had never heard music perceive the sounds for the first time? What sort of reaction could be expected? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Mar 5, 2012 - 13 answers

Sometimes an oontz is just an oontz

We live in a remix culture. What does that mean for us? I'm interested in how electronic music has changed society's relationship to music, from both a musical performance and writing standpoint, and a cultural standpoint. [more inside]
posted by baniak on Jan 6, 2012 - 11 answers

A small question concerning a music video.

This video of 'Departure' by Crystal Stilts seems to be comprised completely of documentary footage from the May '68 student uprising in Paris. However, there are a few shots in the video that are almost too 'perfect', specifically shots 4, 5 and 7, and I am wondering if they are in fact taken from a movie made at the time. If so, what film would that be? For some inexplicable reason I really need to know this.
posted by Phlegmco(tm) on Dec 27, 2011 - 3 answers

Sources for figuring out what's on in London

Londoners, I want to know about events listings websites, promoter and venue Facebook pages, curated blogs, web forums, and whatever else is out there to find out what's going on in this town in music/arts/culture in general. [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Oct 23, 2011 - 8 answers

Adult school in Italy, July

Any recommendations for a school for an adult woman over 50 in Italy this July? Language and or art and or music and or cooking. Florence? elsewhere? Michelangelo school in Florence?
posted by Yayita on Jun 7, 2011 - 5 answers

Event listings in Vancouver.

Best events/arts/concerts listings website for Vancouver? Best way to keep myself informed about local events? [more inside]
posted by gursky on Jan 29, 2011 - 5 answers

Cultural references to Prozac, etc., in the '90s and '00s

A job for the hive mind: I'm looking for cultural references to antidepressants and other psychoactive drugs (Ritalin, Adderall, etc) from the '90s and '00s: stuff along the lines of Tony Soprano using Prozac in The Sopranos. [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Jan 5, 2011 - 32 answers

Ouagadougou or Bust.

One week in Africa: Benin, Ghana, or Burkina Faso? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Nov 24, 2010 - 13 answers

International Music Request

This question has certainly been asked before but I am looking for great rock music from different countries, the place matters not (except US and Canada). What I really want though is more musical exposure of bands who I can then listen to and research outward from them. In other words, I am not looking for exhaustive lists of bands, rather, geographic diversity. The more different countries, the better. [more inside]
posted by occidental on Jul 18, 2010 - 29 answers

I think he's upset, but how can you tell?

International tormented musicians wanted: I'm looking for artists who sound like Vladimir Vysotsky but who perform in other languages. [more inside]
posted by monocultured on May 16, 2010 - 6 answers

Irish Songbook

I'd like to sing some good Irish songs with a bunch of kids (I play the guitar) to have them learn something about Irish culture. Could you point at some meaningful, beautiful, traditional Irish songs ? (Tabs, melody, lyrics and background resources welcomed).
posted by nicolin on May 5, 2010 - 11 answers

Songs that make people move

I am looking for songs that have brought people together, inspired them to persevere, made them desire to act or hope for a brighter future during any point in history. I am particularly interested in popular songs, songs from the African American community (including rap), work songs or religious songs that had these effects on people. However, I am interested in anything that you can come up with.
posted by qexcp on Apr 24, 2010 - 26 answers

What songs stand up at cultural markers?

What songs capture a snapshot in time or define an era? Not necessarily the most popular song of the day, but one that is a true marker of a specific time. [more inside]
posted by smelvis on Nov 11, 2009 - 40 answers

"Minor chords = sad": Just a Western thing?

Can anyone with good academic-library-fu point me toward an article that argues for cultural differences between how certain keys or chords are interpreted affectively? Specifically, I'm looking for a source for the claim that perceiving minor chords as sad is specifically a Western thing, and that non-Westerners don't perceive minor chords as sad and/or they perceive other types of chords as sad (or whatever). [more inside]
posted by Dr. Send on Sep 6, 2009 - 14 answers

Let's say I'm a Russian student in my mid-twenties.

Let's say I'm a Russian student in my mid-twenties. [more inside]
posted by klue on Aug 28, 2009 - 14 answers

Who are the best feature writers out there?

Who are the best magazine and newspaper feature writers, past and present? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 8, 2009 - 20 answers

Help me find widely ranging podcasts

Looking for variety of different podcasts or radio shows to listen to. Please give me many recommendations. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Mar 3, 2009 - 16 answers

When did the Beatles become the Best?

At what point did our culture decide that the Beatles were the best band ever? [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Feb 4, 2009 - 24 answers

Rock My City

How do you make a town more local-music-friendly? What things can individuals, businesses, and cities do to encourage a better local music scene? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Oct 27, 2008 - 20 answers

Find me music from the European Day of Jewish Culture in Florence

Find me music from the European Day of Jewish Culture in Florence [more inside]
posted by complience on Oct 6, 2008 - 0 answers

Hola Amigos

What are some simple music, art and other activities I can do with a group of Spanish speaking kids with ages ranging from 5 to 10. [more inside]
posted by cloeburner on Aug 11, 2008 - 4 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

Suggest some mood enhancing music

Suggest some mood enhancing music. I find music to be therapeutic, especially after a long day, when I need to keep going. An ideal example would be Frank Sinatra's "That's Life". [more inside]
posted by stashdot on Mar 23, 2008 - 26 answers

Are there any reverse-chronological histories of culture?

Are there any reverse-chronological histories of culture? [more inside]
posted by electric water kettle on Dec 18, 2007 - 3 answers

What makes Albany, NY a cool place to live?

What makes Albany, NY a cool place to live? I recently accepted a job that's going to take me there in a few months, and I must admit, I know next to nothing about the place. [more inside]
posted by scooterdman on Aug 2, 2007 - 30 answers

is there a documented case of a human civilization or culture that had/has no form of music ?

is there a documented case of a human civilization or culture that has/had no form of music ? [more inside]
posted by k7lim on Jun 19, 2007 - 18 answers

Inventory of urban music scenes from around the world

I need help identifying unique, urban music scenes from around the world for a radio program I'm hosting. [more inside]
posted by concourse on May 12, 2007 - 24 answers

Has anyone never heard of the Beatles?

What percent of US citizens have never heard of the Beatles? [more inside]
posted by mike_bling on Sep 6, 2006 - 37 answers

Looking for songs related to tea in different cultures?

I am looking for music or songs associated with tea/ tea ceremonies in various cultures, specifically India, Japan, China, North Africa, the UK & Ireland, but can certainly include any other tea cultures. Anyone know of any informative links or books?
posted by rubyeyo on Sep 6, 2006 - 9 answers

From banned to boring.

What are some songs that were shocking or sensational when they first came out - even got banned from radio play - which are now considered so humdrum that they're played on "easy listening" or "soft rock" or perhaps even "family safe" stations?
posted by dmd on Jun 19, 2006 - 62 answers

We're big in our home country filter - I'm looking for bands that are famous back home, but not well known internationally.

We're big in our home country filter - I'm looking for bands that are famous back home, but not well known internationally. [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Feb 9, 2006 - 67 answers

Where is the great music?

Have we hit a low point for music at this time in history? Or is it that the great music which is out there is just not that popular? [more inside]
posted by GrumpyMonkey on Jan 19, 2006 - 87 answers

Songs about shame

What songs are about shame?
posted by Korou on Dec 6, 2005 - 48 answers

Using music to understand the French riots?

Using music to understand the French riots? [more inside]
posted by northernsoul on Nov 17, 2005 - 18 answers

But I don't even know any Skynyrd!

Play some Synyrd. The song. The t-shirt. The angry reply. Yet 1,120 results on Google and still no answer. Where did it come from? A movie? A book? A comedy sketch? Or was it just so common for people to request that Skynyrd be played that the call became ubiquitous?
posted by afroblanca on Nov 5, 2005 - 23 answers

Lagniappe for LA

Bon Temps: Requesting your suggestions for a Louisiana-themed benefit party. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Sep 8, 2005 - 16 answers

Tomorrow's Classics

What songs/bands from the current decade will be played on classic hits radio stations in twenty years? [more inside]
posted by alms on Jun 14, 2005 - 31 answers

Britpop and New Labour

What is the connection, if any, between britpop and New Labour?
posted by Tlogmer on May 7, 2005 - 12 answers

What ever happened to Minoy?

He was heavily involved in the underground cassette/home taping movement of the mid to late eighties, releasing scores of solo and collaborative experimental recordings. Now he's apparently silent. Anyone know what became of Minoy? The Google cupboard is pretty bare.
posted by davebush on Aug 11, 2004 - 3 answers

Marching to the see!

Bollywood movie recommendations? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by misteraitch on May 25, 2004 - 10 answers

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