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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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
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posted by toomuchkatherine
on Jan 5, 2011 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
is there a documented case of a human civilization or culture that has/had no form of music ?
posted by k7lim
on Jun 19, 2007 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Bon Temps: Requesting your suggestions for a Louisiana-themed benefit party. [more inside]
posted by Miko
on Sep 8, 2005 -
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 -
What is the connection, if any, between britpop and New Labour?
posted by Tlogmer
on May 7, 2005 -
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 -