I'm remodeling my kitchen and have had an island built that is 2-level. The main counter is granite and the second 'bar' level for people to hang out at on bar stools is as yet undefined.
I'm looking for some advice about what kind of surface I can put on the second level. I'm very interested in wood and was thinking 'live edge'. It would be about 24" x 72".
Is this something best purchased from a supplier or is it a moderately DIY project from a tree cut by a tree service? Difficult to maintain? Easy enough to find? Suppliers north of Boston?
posted by GernBlandston
on Dec 6, 2013 -
I bought a light fixture yesterday at Ikea and I was all like YEAH THIS IS GOING TO BE SO EASY. Ha. Can you help me not die? [more inside]
posted by kbanas
on Sep 15, 2013 -
I saw a reasonably popular rock band in a smallish venue a few months back and the sound was atrocious. It was all bass and drums and I could barely hear the guitar, keyboards or vocals. This band in no way plays bass heavy music. Is the band or the venue at fault? [more inside]
posted by cnc
on Aug 16, 2013 -
Is there any way to get notification of xbox live messages via text message, email, instant message, or social network message? [more inside]
posted by aerotive
on Jul 20, 2013 -
Low-income housing exists, obviously, for, e.g., a mother of four children with any kind of job. But I'm a man, 53, no kids, unmarried, and work independent contractor jobs. [more inside]
posted by noelpratt2nd
on Mar 22, 2013 -
Asking for recommendations for an answering service, with a live person that can answer our office phones for a week. [more inside]
posted by gemmy
on Jan 10, 2013 -
I have a big important concert that I'm playing coming up sort of soon. I'm not even sure what to ask... but here goes. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 8, 2013 -
Help me take music I've written in FL Studio and perform it live. I'd really like to avoid walking onstage and pressing "Play". [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc
on Aug 10, 2012 -
The band uses Ableton Live for backing tracks (drummer uses a click track - metronome).
From the arrangement view (Live's VSTs are used also) is there a way to place video in a track and have it stream from a Macbook
while the audio streams to a soundcard?
If not, what is the easiest way to play videos in sync with the backing tracks? [more inside]
posted by M83
on Jul 18, 2012 -
In Berlin for the month, looking for great live outdoor music! What's going on? [more inside]
posted by chasing
on Jul 10, 2012 -
Using Windows 7, use Windows Live Mail for my email program.
I use an all-in-one printer to scan documents and send as attachments in emails. Now Live Mail automatically uses Skydrive for all attachments, I would like to just have normal jpg attachments without Skydrive. I read on Windows website how to set it not to use Skydrive in Hotmail but I need to know how to set it to not use it in Live Mail. Can anyone help me??
posted by sandyp
on Jun 19, 2012 -
The Windows Live Family Safety
content filter has a neat optional feature: instead of completely blocking a web page that might be inappropriate, it can display a warning that the user can then click through to visit the site if they really need to, and then a notification is sent to the parent or admin that they clicked through the warning to get to the site. Is there a similar system available for Mac OS? [more inside]
posted by eschatfische
on May 25, 2012 -
I've spent years focused on studio electronica albums and am realizing that was a mistake. Having recently discovered Daft Punk's 2006 set from Coachella and deadmau5' 2009 set from The Roundhouse and been utterly, totally, completely blown away by both of them, I've decided that I need more live-recorded big beat in my life. What high-quality live recordings are considered "essential listening" for someone who wants to hear a legendary artist along these lines at their best? [more inside]
posted by TheNewWazoo
on May 15, 2012 -
Verbally accepted a job offer, but now a dream offer has come along...
What should I do? [more inside]
posted by tda101
on Apr 24, 2012 -
So, a ticket to the taping of Smackdown in Newark today at the prudential center pretty much fell into my lap. I've been to a number of EVOLVE and other indy wrestling shows, but never a WWE taping. Can you give me any tips, etiquette, advice or anything I should know or keep in mind? [more inside]
posted by ShawnStruck
on Mar 20, 2012 -
Will my health-nut friend live longer than me (all other things considered equal)? Will her life be better? [more inside]
posted by Geppp
on Mar 5, 2012 -
I'm a drummer in an indie-rock band with a 5-piece kit who is looking to expand my setup to include a drum sampling pad. I want something that has unique percussion sounds (not just cheesy electronic beats), built-in effects, plenty of storage space to upload my own samples, and the ability to record and loop live drumbeats. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by jonnyalvarez
on Feb 7, 2012 -
Dell Laptop with Verizon Broadband Card - Live Mail issue. Help please. [more inside]
posted by sandyp
on Dec 31, 2011 -
I'm sick of Oklahoma, sick of cold and snow, sick of everything to do with this place. I want out of the state, but cant' decide where to go next. Over the last few years I've lived in San Diego, Orlando, Cocoa Beach, the Chicago area, Tulsa Ok, and originally the Phoenix area. Most of my moves have been prompted by having a friend with a couch willing to pick me up from the Greyhound station, but this time I'd like to go somewhere completely new and for the first time truly start over on my own. [more inside]
posted by myShanon
on Dec 29, 2011 -
I'm helping some friends with videoing their wedding day, yay! I have zero experience with event recording, boo! Are my noobish assumptions leading us to disaster? [more inside]
posted by Griffynn
on Oct 26, 2011 -
Live Audio Broadcast Options: I want to broadcast a live music performance of mine to friends and family abroad. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by sdis
on Sep 24, 2011 -
How do American sound technicians make a folk/blues guitar sound really pop? [more inside]
posted by Baldons
on Jul 23, 2011 -
Where to watch free live streaming tennis - Roland Garros! - for non-USians? Much thanks for all ideas!
posted by ruelle
on Jun 3, 2011 -
I recently upgraded from Windows Vista to Windows 7. I'm trying to find and download gadgets for my desktop. When I go to the Windows Live page, I only see gadgets compatible with Vista. Why does Windows Live think I'm still running Vista?
posted by allison00
on May 29, 2011 -
Looking for an affordable keyboard for live performance with GREAT piano, elecric piano and organ samples. [more inside]
posted by unSane
on May 19, 2011 -
I'm not sure I want to live in Toronto anymore, but I want to stay *near* Toronto. Where can I go? [more inside]
posted by JoannaC
on Apr 22, 2011 -
I would like to display Karaoke lyrics over a live
webcam feed. This means I might need a skype (or equivalent) plugin that plays the music & lyrics, or
find some karaoke software with the ability to display lyrics over a transparent background. (That is, to have windowless karaoke display, and run the webcam feed behind it. )
All the software (I can find) to play .CDG
(karaoke lyric standard) files forces them to be played with an image background, or over a video file. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Mar 10, 2011 -
Looking for the longest and shortest songs ever performed live on the Late Show with David Letterman.
posted by querty
on Jan 28, 2011 -
The music that everyone at my lab bench most enjoys working to is stuff like Daft Punk, The Chemical Brothers, Justice, etc etc etc. Particularly good are seamlessly mixed live sets. Can anyone recommend any easily obtainable sets from these artists, or similar artists that mightn't be on our radar? We've already exhausted Alive 2007, amazing as it is. The only caveat is no naughty words; everyone was pretty abashed when a senior academic walked by just as SUCK MY DICK / AIN'T THAT SOME SHIT was blasting.
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot
on Jan 24, 2011 -
Which areas in and around Brussels (in Belgium) would you recommend to live for a couple thinking of moving there for a year or so?
posted by Quillcards
on Jan 12, 2011 -
If you sync files between multiple computers: How do you prevent headaches from forgetting to close files on one computer? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit
on Dec 28, 2010 -
Windows Live OneCare Help! - I have a windows onecare back up on an external hard drive from 2009, my windows live onecare subscription has expired. I have windows XP service pack 3 running on my laptop. Now, the restore tool won't allow me to open the backup or restore it. Is there any way around this? I really really need to get access to some old photos that are on this back up. I tried google but everything leads me to the backup restore utility. Hope me Please!!
posted by VickyR
on Dec 24, 2010 -
Windows Live Movie Maker (WLMM) in Windows 7 versus Windows Movie Maker (WMM) running on 64bit Vista. When I upgrade my computers to Windows 7, I will be forced to use Windows Live MM. I love WMM and use it daily. What will I love and what will hate/miss when I finally have to go with WLMM? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s
on Nov 25, 2010 -