Please help identify a song, or a band that played it - lyrics are below. It was on a now long-dead mixtape made in the mid-90s by a San Francisco resident, so I've always thought it was a San Francisco or Northern CA band, but could be wrong. The singer was female, an alto, IIRC, devoid of vibrato; the band had a pair of violins and a couple of acoustic guitars and employed different tempos within this song. The lyrical focus was ecology. [more inside]
posted by goofyfoot
on Jun 24, 2011 -
A recent conversation reminded me of something I once read. It was in a Playboy magazine, likely mid-80s, and it was either a short story or an excerpt from a novel if Playboy even does that kind of thing. From what I remember it was written in the first person about a guy (a reporter?) who hears about this Vietnam vet that has learned some art of tattooing which acts as the perfect camouflage. [more inside]
posted by komara
on Jun 20, 2011 -
I'm trying to come up with the name of a short story I read eight or ten years ago. It is a first-person narrative of the domestic life of a cynically detached man who lives with his wife and kid. [more inside]
posted by churl
on Jun 4, 2011 -
Does anyone know what this is, found in our house, built in the 1920s? Looks too well made to be a nail. Marked with a W on the head.
posted by the_brewer
on Jun 3, 2011 -
I am looking for a poem that I read in Time or Newsweek or some such magazine about ten years ago (probably longer). I am almost sure that the poet was Scandinavian and the poem was about the co-existence of good and bad things in the world. The poem illustrated this concept by talking about the existence of a tongue amongst sharp teeth and how a gentle heart is held by the rib cage. Any ideas? Thanks.
posted by harigopal
on May 21, 2011 -
Music filter - heard a song I liked and only caught snippets of the lyrics, "winter wonderland", "wanted to hold your hand", and "beers". Help?! [more inside]
posted by Acer_saccharum
on May 12, 2011 -
Can someone help me to identify this fruit? It is from South India and tastes a lot like coconut. The person who gave it to me wasn't sure of the name. Some research suggests it might be a "coconut apple" which is the inside of a very ripe coconut. It looks whitish/clear like ice-with a husk.
Here are some pictures (1
posted by yticmic
on May 7, 2011 -
We have just found this insect
on our wall - it looks a bit like a caterpillar but can anyone help identify what it is?
posted by SRMorris
on Mar 23, 2011 -
Searching for a children's anthology probably published between 1950 and 1970. [more inside]
posted by brina
on Mar 20, 2011 -
Help me Identify a movie based on a fragment of it.
A mobster (somewhere in USA like NYC maybe) is in his home with his wife, and is lamenting to her that he must soon go do something or confront some people that he doesn't want to. And she says something like "you're the king of the castle, and I stick by you" or something to that affect. And that sometimes he'll have to do some things that aren't fun, but he will still have to do them.
This is a mobster movie probably from 90's or 2000's. Thanks a lot!
posted by crawltopslow
on Mar 20, 2011 -
Can anyone help me identify this
meme/macro? The usual format is something like "What are you doing there, you're an X, Xs can't Y." It's usually on a picture of something unusual, as in the example. If anyone knows the name of this meme or where I can find more of them, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!
posted by jouir
on Mar 17, 2011 -
Identify the 80's movie (could be a TV episode): "Toys" found on the moon by astronauts are brought back to earth and turn out to open alien portals which are discovered to be the true source of unsolved "kidnappings". [more inside]
posted by white light
on Mar 14, 2011 -
Manchester, UK band mural identification.
On a recent trip to Manchester I came across this image of a band
on a wall on High St near Thomas St. I'm curious as to the name of the band.
Here is a link to the google streetview
which, unfortunately, shows a different mural.
posted by qwip
on Mar 14, 2011 -
I need help un-disorted a sound clip. There is a sound in Civilization 4 that plays whenever you discover Judaism. I could not place it--and I know my Jewish prayers--so I dug in the install folder and found the full file. It is heavily distorted in a way I cannot quite figure out. Could someone help me see if this was ever a prayer to begin with, or was just random vocalizations approved as being "Jewish enough" in order to avoid offending people with actual prayers? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet
on Feb 24, 2011 -
Help me find the name/author of a short story with the following plot:
human children are the work slaves of gremlins (goblins?), and made to do manual labor underground. Those with good behavior and who are getting older are "graduated" and told that they're being freed, but after a gremlin-only "ceremony," are killed for food instead. [more inside]
posted by NucleophilicAttack
on Feb 12, 2011 -
I've had this image of a face
stuck in my head for a few weeks now, and I'm sure that it's from a TV show I saw as a child. I believe the image may have come from a skit about a sketch artist trying to identify someone, and that -- within the skit -- pieces of that face were erased and re-drawn. Maybe at some point, a hat is drawn onto the top of his head? I want to say this skit may have been on Sesame Street. Can you tell me what skit I'm thinking of?
posted by Greg Nog
on Feb 3, 2011 -
NameThatSongFilter: He was telling me to throw my hands in the air, but it wasn't Taio Cruz. [more inside]
posted by LarrenD
on Jan 30, 2011 -
In the short story "Malak" by Peter Watts, what is the language and meaning of these two sentences? [more inside]
posted by bleary
on Jan 28, 2011 -
There is a certain organ sound used in a lot of old prog music. A grindy organ sound. A perfect example is here
, starting at 2:48. What is the instrument, and, if applicable, what is the setting / tone / whathaveyou (for example, if the instrument were a Hammond organ, what button would be pushed / levers flipped / etc. to get that sound? If a Moog, what dials would be turned, more or less?)?
posted by Bugbread
on Jan 24, 2011 -
What is this (probably late night) movie that haunts me from my early childhood? Worm-like monsters, flamethrowers perhaps, holes in the walls of an underground (underwater?) cave, perhaps a submarine... [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld
on Jan 19, 2011 -
The first 10 secs of Rufus Wainwright's "Poses
" reminds me of another song, possibly a movie soundtrack. Help me identify it, please!
posted by prenominal
on Jan 15, 2011 -
Please help me identify this crime jazz song (with great trombones!) from a sample of me whistling it. [more inside]
posted by circular
on Dec 21, 2010 -
Another movie identification question: it was about a girl helping her parents maintain a pool house. No or very few words spoken in the movie. In the end the house gets demolished. [more inside]
posted by krisak
on Dec 7, 2010 -
Identify a post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel for me - the only thing I remember about it is the hero(ine?) following the rusting stumps of electricity pylons through a bleak, post-apocalyptic (nuclear?) landscape. [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave
on Dec 7, 2010 -
I've got 10 or so electronica mp3's I imported into iTunes off an unlabeled CD. What's the best way to identify the song title and artist? [more inside]
posted by boghead
on Dec 5, 2010 -
Help my father identify two songs he recorded off the radio in the late 80's / early 90's. One is bluegrass and the other is alternative rock. [more inside]
posted by wivy
on Dec 4, 2010 -
that's stuck in my head? I haven't found it on musipedia, shazam and google. Part of me wants to say Wagner, but what piece?
posted by stereo
on Dec 1, 2010 -
What is this organism
? [Electron micrograph of spikey tentacle thing with an apparent human-looking face]
posted by mnemonic
on Nov 18, 2010 -
Meta-art-historians: Can anyone help me identify this luminous still life painting
? The fruit is almost old-masterish, but the cocktail glass with the pink liquid looks more modern. What do you think is the liquid in the glass?
posted by skidoom
on Nov 6, 2010 -
When people say "what kind of music do you like?" I don't have an answer to tell them. Two of may favorite albums ever are Martin Tillman's A Year In Zurich
and Jeremy Soule's Morrowind
soundtrack. But, I can't put my finger on what genre these albums are. Classical and Jazz are too vague. [more inside]
posted by rebent
on Oct 24, 2010 -