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Moody, Melancholic Detective Jazz

I don't know anything about jazz. But what I do know is that I love jazz that feels like it's straight out of a 1940s detective film. Melancholic, moody, slow. Mostly made up of saxophone, piano, and upright bass. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Sep 1, 2016 - 34 answers

Tears are Words that Need to be Written

There are things that make me sad, and things that make me sad about being sad. For example, some things don't really merit a lot of sadness (especially when it is ill-informed or useless), but consistently and sincerely break my heart all the same... [more inside]
posted by Dressed to Kill on May 6, 2016 - 19 answers

Where can I find a high-quality version of Tarkovsky's "The Mirror"?

Tarkovsky's "The Mirror" is the most beautiful film I have ever seen. There don't seem to be any well-liked versions available in the U.S. on DVD or Blue-Ray. Where can I find a version that has good subtitles, is framed correctly and has good color? Does this even exist?
posted by Mei's lost sandal on Dec 14, 2015 - 9 answers

Avoiding (or Re-routing) the Sad Thoughts

In serious need of ways to keep myself from dwelling on recent bad news. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 6, 2015 - 17 answers

Sad Bastard Music?

I'm looking for some new suggestions for good sad bastard music - that is, stuff that can leave you nice and melancholy when it's late at night and you want to feel comfortably down & depressed. To frame this a little I should note that Nick Drake, The Softies, early-period Belle & Sebastian, and The Mountain Goats have been go-to choices in the past. Thanks!
posted by Going To Maine on Sep 26, 2013 - 76 answers

"Dogs' lives are too short... Their only fault, really."

I love my dog. Every once in a while, I feel utterly heartbroken that I will most likely outlive him. While it doesn't happen often and it's not overwhelming, and I realize that it is perfectly natural to be sad about something like that, can you give me advice about how to turn these thoughts into something positive? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Jan 7, 2013 - 42 answers

Are you sometimes completely overwhelmed by unknown feelings?

Are you sometimes completely overwhelmed by unknown feelings? [more inside]
posted by Thisispiggy on Dec 11, 2012 - 11 answers

Female jazz singers?

I want to learn more about female jazz singers, but I like melancholy, pared-down music better than high-energy big band music. Can you recommend some songs to me? [more inside]
posted by colfax on Sep 5, 2011 - 32 answers

Can you recommend some melancholy piano pieces?

Looking for melancholy piano performances. [more inside]
posted by blahtsk on Apr 9, 2011 - 40 answers

Make Me a Melancholy Mixtape

I'm tired. I'm cranky. I want to dance. [more inside]
posted by byanyothername on Mar 21, 2011 - 70 answers

Vocals + melancholy piano

Songs with vocals that have piano primarily as the background - ones that sound similar to Jade McNelis' "Wins" (link provided) [more inside]
posted by paperlanterns on Sep 28, 2008 - 13 answers

Songs about difficult Decembers?

My sister is having a rough month. She's toughing it out through a Jerry Springer-scale divorce drama while dealing with potentially serious medical problems. She's asked me to find songs for a compilation about difficult Decembers to help her get through. [more inside]
posted by MrVisible on Dec 25, 2007 - 28 answers

Where can I find more of the piano music of Yoko Kanno?

The piano music of Yoko Kanno in this solo blew me away. Where can I find more of it? Similar artists? [more inside]
posted by mwang1028 on Dec 19, 2007 - 12 answers

"From now on, we'll have to muddle through somehow/So have yourself a Merry Little Christmas now."

"Emotionally ambivalent" Christmas Songs? [more inside]
posted by Jaybo on Dec 15, 2007 - 40 answers

La-la-la means I love you.

Melancholy love songs required for an unusual playlist. More inside. [more inside]
posted by greytape on Sep 16, 2007 - 49 answers

Help me locate this poem:- THE CONCEPTION

Poetry filter:- help me identify the author of this poem and maybe direct me to a volume containing it. The title (I think) is THE CONCEPTION... [more inside]
posted by mycapaciousbottega on Jan 22, 2007 - 8 answers

Sweet pain...

I am head over heels in love with someone who is draining my life from me. [more inside]
posted by skjønn on Aug 12, 2006 - 33 answers

Help: weed related sloth / amotivational syndrome .

Help: weed related sloth / amotivational syndrome . [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Sep 17, 2005 - 22 answers

Please recommend some extraordinary, elegiac, darkly funny, or otherwise wintry books.

Melancholy fiction for a dark season: here in the Northeast U.S. we're in the midst of a particularly miserable January. I'm looking for some contemporary fiction that echoes the bleakness of the weather. What extraordinary books have you curled up with recently that are elegiac, darkly funny or otherwise wintry in tone?
posted by killdevil on Jan 27, 2005 - 50 answers

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