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Michael Mann I like your sound

Okay, friends. It has been nearly an entire year since I discovered the Manhunter soundtrack, and the shine has still not worn off. It is so great. Seriously, go listen to it. I want more movie (or tv, I suppose!) scores/soundtracks like this. Please. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Jun 29, 2016 - 26 answers

Instrumental music for a show about bullying

Hi all -- I'm putting together a radio programme about bullies and am looking for instrumental music to use in between the interviews -- somewhat creepy and menacing but not too melodramatic, if that makes sense. Any (and all) suggestions are welcome. Thank you for your help.
posted by DougieGee on Jun 29, 2016 - 9 answers

My mp3, she is busted

A few years ago, I'd amassed an impressive mp3 collection, organized obsessively on an internal hard drive. One day something happened: some of my mp3s suddenly became... other mp3s. Not just one other mp3, but several in a row. [more inside]
posted by dozo on Jun 28, 2016 - 2 answers

Song ID in between acts at a recent concert

I went to see Panic!/Weezer in Va Beach last week, in between bands they were playing music videos on loop. Others included Sia (♥︎), Dangerous (Big Data), Harlem (New Politics), and a bunch of other blah top 40 hits stuff. There was this one video, however, that I loved. Help me find the song! (description within) [more inside]
posted by FirstMateKate on Jun 27, 2016 - 4 answers

Mashup artists similar to Girl Talk?

Looking for skilled mashup artists with a talent level similar to or better than Girl Talk. [more inside]
posted by the bird at the bottom of the tree on Jun 26, 2016 - 27 answers

Musicians who play their signature instruments

Which musicians have actually "real" signature models of their instruments available or previously available? [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume on Jun 25, 2016 - 17 answers

I've had this song chorus in my head since 1990. Please send help.

I went to summer camp in northern Minnesota in the late 80s/early 90s. I was exposed to all kinds of awesome music there from kids all over the country, which was a huge big thing for young midwestern me. I remember sitting on a cold lake beach listening intently to a mix tape one of the older girls was playing, and there is a song that has stuck in my head ever since. The chorus is something like "So wave goodbye to everything you knew." I can still noodle it out on piano and guitar, but I can't identify the song. Please help. [more inside]
posted by erst on Jun 25, 2016 - 15 answers

Name that Tune!

Mr. Darling found a video on YouTube of a gentleman driving his 1959 Mercury and the perfect song is playing on the car's radio. The question is, what is the tune?
posted by tafetta, darling! on Jun 25, 2016 - 3 answers

Name that Music Video: '80s New Wave/Pop Edition

The band is playing in the middle of a (house) party and the video pans around the party. I want to say I remember there being general 80s weirdness/fashion and maybe some skulls? I also want to say the song was one of those that could seem like a double-entendre for masturbation, or else kind of sexually suggestive in some way; unfortunately googling "80s songs about masturbation" didn't help. Also, the band may or may not have been British. Can anyone decipher which song I'm thinking about?
posted by sevenofspades on Jun 25, 2016 - 10 answers

Longshot filter: current, updating, blogs about French music in Quebec?

I'm finding it harder than I figured to keep up with Quebec music, two years after moving to Ontario. I'm looking for websites or blogs that are currently active, and focus on French-language music in Quebec.
posted by Shepherd on Jun 24, 2016 - 2 answers

Songs to leave Europe to

So, presciently, my apocalypse themed birthday party is happening tomorrow (Saturday). Obviously, the mood has dimmed a bit with Brexit, so I want to put together a banging playlist to cheer my party guests up while we dance. [more inside]
posted by litereally on Jun 24, 2016 - 35 answers

Song with lyric: "The lights are out all over Europe"?

Thoughts of Brexit tonight put a song in my head — or, more accurately, a line from a song that I just can't place. I've tried to Google the lyric with no luck. Can you pin it down for me? [more inside]
posted by Mothlight on Jun 23, 2016 - 2 answers

My music tastes are stuck in 2004. Find me new music to love!

I used to really love being up on new music, but I got old, got boring, had a kid, and got out of touch. I'm getting kind of sick of my music collection and would love to find some new tunes. [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Jun 23, 2016 - 26 answers

Suggestions for a roadtrip songbook?

My friends and I are working on a fairly large project of assembling our favorite songs to sing along to, plus a book of lyrics that can live in the backseat of the car so that people don't actually need to memorize the song. I was hoping people might have suggestions for the book that fit the following criteria: [more inside]
posted by heyforfour on Jun 23, 2016 - 24 answers

What are some great music theory blogs?

I'm getting deep into music theory and I'd like to update my RSS feed accordingly. So what are some great blogs that post things like discussions of music theory books, musicological analysis of popular music, music theory related trivia, etc? How can I be more of a nerd in this way?
posted by everythingyoudoisaballoon on Jun 21, 2016 - 5 answers

Simple software to print basic music?

My teacher has helped me work out some areangements of public domain pieces suitable for use by an adult onset harper (me). My messy notation is holding me back. Exists there a simple program to let me enter my scrawly notes and produce a tidy, easily read sheet of music? [more inside]
posted by Nancy_LockIsLit_Palmer on Jun 20, 2016 - 8 answers

How do I get this guitar tone from Bettie Serveert's Kid's Allright?

What gear do I need to achieve this specific guitar tone from Bettie Serveert's "Kid's Allright"? I'm looking to replicate the sound the guitar makes from about 2:29 to 2:42. I really like that heavy, machine-like grinding distortion. I assume there's some kind of effects unit that's key to getting this sound. Any suggestions as to what that might be?
posted by millions on Jun 20, 2016 - 7 answers

Finger Picken

So, I really like a rolling finger-picked guitar (and/or other strings). Song's like Steve Miller's I Love You, The Dead's Friend of the Devil, and I suppose anything that Leo Kottke ever did, ex. Ojo. But al of those are almost fifty years old. Help me update my listening.
posted by rtimmel on Jun 17, 2016 - 9 answers

What song starts the Classic Album: Physical Grafitti documentary?

Right as the Classic Album Under Review: Physical Graffiti documentary starts, there's a lovely instrumental playing. What is it? [more inside]
posted by freebird on Jun 11, 2016 - 4 answers

Energetic, melodic drum and bass recommendations?

I'm looking for some good, exciting drum and bass to listen to as I exercise. The problem is, I'm looking for a specific type, and I don't know what it's called or how to find it. [more inside]
posted by Bugbread on Jun 10, 2016 - 4 answers

Spin Spin Spin Songs for the Road

What are your favorite cycling spin songs? I'm heading out for a 150 mile bike ride this weekend and need to beef up my playlist with stuff that makes big wheels keep on turnin'. [more inside]
posted by mcstayinskool on Jun 9, 2016 - 9 answers

Classical music newbie needs suggestions

I'm a classical music newbie and need suggestions on composers and pieces that are similar in vein to Wagner's Tristan & Isolde. [more inside]
posted by hollypolly on Jun 9, 2016 - 7 answers

What is your favorite* closing track for a music album?

I need some help wrapping up a playlist that I'm working on and the closing track is really giving me a headache, so I'd like to know if any of you have recommendations for songs that close out an album perfectly. More details inside! [more inside]
posted by Fister Roboto on Jun 8, 2016 - 56 answers

Do you like Owen Pallett? I like Owen Pallett!

Having established that we both like Owen Pallett, please tell me what else you like that seems Owen Pallett-esque. [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Jun 8, 2016 - 15 answers

Lyrics to "Electric Boogie" (aka "Electric Slide")

Can anyone make out the words to the rapping portions of the song Electric Boogie? They occur at 0:28, 1:40, and 3:09.
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Jun 8, 2016 - 9 answers

Soothing musical loops

I've been really into Swedish electro artist The Field lately. His music features a lot of slow building loops, complex layering, and hypnotic beats. I find the repetition very soothing and it helps me focus at work. I'm looking for more artists with a similar style: electro/synth, no vocals, more repetition than variation. More description within. [more inside]
posted by lieber hair on Jun 8, 2016 - 19 answers

Seeking specific song incorporating The Andrews Sisters' "Apple Tree"

Asking for a friend trying to find a song she heard once. [more inside]
posted by lore on Jun 4, 2016 - 2 answers

What non-string instrument should I learn to play?

For years I have played strings but have a craving to learn another kind of instrument, maybe a woodwind. Help me figure out what the most interesting and fun new instrument for me is. [more inside]
posted by epanalepsis on Jun 2, 2016 - 21 answers

Meditation Music like Kay Gardner's A Rainbow Path

I'm looking for music like this album: good for meditation, loosely "new age" or spiritual, musically rich and not cheesy. (It doesn't have to be chakra-related, but that's a bonus.) Any leads at all are appreciated.
posted by thetortoise on Jun 2, 2016 - 6 answers

Help me find these songs I can't describe... (Angry-ish drummy Celtic?!)

Looking for songs in the vein of Fairytale of New York by the Pogues and Foggy Dew as performed by the Young Dubliners. Snowflakes below. [more inside]
posted by jeszac on Jun 1, 2016 - 20 answers

did you regret not having a dj at your wedding?

I am in the early stages of planning my wedding for next spring, and starting to look into who I would hire to play some tunes for the ceremony and party. I have a pretty good grasp of how insanely expensive wedding stuff is, but I'd sorely underestimated the going rate for a dj. Can I skip it, or is that a terrible mistake? Snowflakes within. [more inside]
posted by cakelite on May 28, 2016 - 44 answers

Possibly apocryphal story about Stax Records and Van Morrison?

Did someone at Stax Records recommend "His Band and the Street Choir" as an example of great soul music? (My question is not about whether it qualifies as r&b or soul music, to be clear.) [more inside]
posted by kensington314 on May 26, 2016 - 1 answer

All About That Bass

Please help me add to my list of pop songs that have a great low frequencies. [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on May 25, 2016 - 40 answers

Jimi Monterey strat duplicate paint replica variations

There's Jimis legendary original version which lasted one night, there is a John Mayer copy of it that for some reason varies slightly, and then there is seemingly a third version where a rose is replaced by a yellow and pink daisy in the corner with some additional yellow dots and tiny amended details. [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume on May 24, 2016 - 1 answer

Appalachian Translation: What's a railroad man?

I was listening today to Bascom Lamar Lunsford’s “I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground”, which includes the unforgettable line, “the railroad man, he’ll kill you if he can/And drink out your blood like wine”. Who is this guy? Will he? Why? [more inside]
posted by trotzdem_kunst on May 24, 2016 - 19 answers

"Classical" music?

I'm looking for types of music that I don't know the name of. I guess they are on the continuum of Western classical music, they might be orchestral or choral or composed for small ensembles or single instruments, but they are outside of what I think of as like the top 10 of famous European composers. Examples and details below. What terms should I use to search for these musics? What do you recommend I listen to? How do I find the actual recorded music to listen to? [more inside]
posted by latkes on May 24, 2016 - 27 answers

More like this!

I'm looking for more music that sounds like this Lou Reed bootleg with Don Cherry on trumpet. [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on May 23, 2016 - 6 answers

What are some songs with great guitar licks like in Fleetsood Mac's.....

What are some songs with great guitar licks like in Fleetsood Mac's "Gypsy?" The epic one at the end.
posted by DeltaForce on May 22, 2016 - 8 answers

Help me destroy our forefathers with Future Noise

I like Skrillex. I'm sorry, but I do. I especially like it when it's all wub-wubs and computer noises and sirens and screaming or Jamaicans saying random things. On a higher level than that, I love the idea that this is the terrifying lurching and aggressive future-music that our grandparents didn't even have the foresight to fear when Rock and Roll was coming on the scene. [more inside]
posted by cmoj on May 19, 2016 - 45 answers

How to make my students read or listen to foreign language materials

I teach teenagers ESL. I've been building a small library including graphic novels and books (The Stonekeeper, American born Chinese, Anya's ghost, Frankenstein makes a sandwich, In real life, The cartoon guides, Adrian Mole, Klutz book of inventions etc. - even drawing manuals) but also DVDS (Simpsons, Futurama, Father ted, Flight of the Conchords, Amandla, Secret of Kells...) and Cds (Elizabeth mitchell, They might be giants, Jack Johnson, The rutles...). [more inside]
posted by nicolin on May 19, 2016 - 17 answers

Ok we can try again but don't break me this time lalala

What's a good song or songs that have a message along the lines of "yes things got really messed up between us due to your actions but I have thought about it and am willing to forgive your with the hope that things will be good again" or the closest approximation?
posted by jitterbug perfume on May 15, 2016 - 18 answers

Indie music for metal head?

I'm more indie rock and my friend is a metal head. I'm trying to make her a mix of indie or pop music that still appeals to a metal vibe. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by BaffledWaffle on May 15, 2016 - 15 answers

Good beginner ukulele

It's been a while since the last ukulele recommendation question; what are some decent choices today in the $100–200 range? Advice on good vendors also appreciated.
posted by Johnny Wallflower on May 14, 2016 - 8 answers

What are some ways to get inspired to write music again?

From the 90s to the early 00s (roughly my teens and twenties), I was a prolific composer and producer of music of all sorts of genres. Eventually I started doing it for my day job and all my creativity went away. Now it's 10 years later, and I haven't really done anything in about 10 years, and I'm getting desperate. [more inside]
posted by basehead on May 12, 2016 - 21 answers

Discussing minstrel songs with kid's school

I'd like some educational resources that I can share with my kid's daycare to help them understand why I don't want my toddler to learn blackface minstrel songs in music class. [more inside]
posted by medusa on May 12, 2016 - 17 answers

Famous tribute collaborations where musicians are visibly having fun...

I recently spent an evening in a 'related video' YouTube rabbit hole, starting out with this amazing rendition of While My Guitar Gently Weeps featuring Prince from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. I'm looking for similar performances where you can see the musicians involved truly enjoying themselves, maybe showing off a little bit, and obviously having a really good time while they're doing it. Other examples inside: [more inside]
posted by librarianamy on May 12, 2016 - 27 answers

Strummm-ba-dumm-ba dum-ba (diiink-dink-dink-dink-diiiink)

Where and when did the trend of ukulele-and-xylophone music for commercials come from? [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on May 10, 2016 - 15 answers

What is a good trumpet to get for an adult beginner?

Someone has asked for a trumpet as a gift. I searched on the basics and see that the most common type for beginners is the Bb trumpet, but was not able to easily find out objective information on what brands to seek out (and avoid) for beginners. [more inside]
posted by mikepop on May 10, 2016 - 15 answers

Gimme your favorite weird sci-fi/horror/etc samples for my radio show!

I've been using snippets and samples of sci-fi/horror/weird movies for station IDs on the weird late night radio show I do. I'm bored with the current crop... help me find some new stuff to sample! [more inside]
posted by 40 Watt on May 9, 2016 - 18 answers

What is this bragging music called and where can I find more?

Is there a name for the type of song, often found in hip-hop, where the singer brags about how great they are as the main theme of the song? Example: "I'm the Best" by Nicki Minaj. Do you all have song recommendations for this type of song? Any genre of music is fine. Songs by women or gender nonconforming people preferred; no misogyny please. Thank you!
posted by dysh on May 9, 2016 - 42 answers

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