I've always thought King Missile's Failure
was a pretty good depiction of the kind of intrusive, self-defeating thoughts that characterize depression. The recent FPP'd game Depression Quest
does something similar. What are some other works that are reminiscent of the experience
of having depression or another mental illness (as opposed to depicting characters with the illness?)
posted by kagredon
on Mar 9, 2013 -
My father and I watched a documentary on TV in the 90s (likely TVO in Canada, possibly a National Geographic production?). It was about a boy named Ali who lived in the jungle with his father. It showed their daily life, how they hunted for food, etc. One scene I clearly remember is the father teaching the son how to create poison darts using toads.
I believe the title was "Ali's Jungle", but I can't find any references to it on the internet. My dad and I really enjoyed the theme song, which was hummed by the father as he played a thumb piano. Here is a recording my father made at the time:
Any help identifying this show would be appreciated!
posted by wivy
on Mar 2, 2013 -
Does anyone know what song it is that plays during the closing credits of Season 3, Episode 4 of Bored to Death
? [more inside]
posted by Modus Pwnens
on Nov 23, 2012 -
What sub-culture is depicted in the Sonos speaker commercial with the nicely dressed women and men dancing in their living room? [more inside]
posted by thylacine
on Oct 24, 2012 -
Recommend some good Spanish language media (TV series, online radio, podcasts etc) for my girlfriend to immerse herself in while she learns Spanish. [more inside]
posted by knapah
on Oct 2, 2012 -
I'm starting a Korean class next week, and I'd like to get a broader exposure to modern Korean media. [more inside]
posted by Merzbau
on Sep 23, 2012 -
What 70s game show used Henry Mancini's "March of the Cue Balls" as its theme music? [more inside]
posted by dopeydad
on Apr 28, 2012 -
TV shows that used thematically remixed/covered versions of their theme songs for particular episodes. [more inside]
posted by theodolite
on Apr 26, 2012 -
What is this piece of music in the BBC Four Program "Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity"? [more inside]
posted by katyggls
on Dec 26, 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
. [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine
on Jan 5, 2011 -
I just finished watching all three seasons of "Slings & Arrows" and am looking for some way to acquire Ron Sures' imaginative score. [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer
on Nov 10, 2010 -
I have fond childhood memories of the theme song from a 1980s nature show, but have been unable to find it anywhere on the internet. The main melody was played by a sort of synthesized oboe, with an odd synthesized rhythm of pops and clicks in the background, and the accompanying visuals were trippy, red-and-orange footage of various animals. I've recreated (badly) the main melody from the title sequence here
. Can anyone tell me what show this is from, and point me to a recording of the original tune? Thanks!
posted by luvcraft
on Jun 14, 2010 -
What song played during the big fight at the end of last Monday's episode of Chuck? (Link inside) [more inside]
posted by arniec
on Apr 27, 2010 -
TV commercial music filter: US television ad from a few years back (3-5 maybe) for a line of kitchen appliances (can't recall the brand - great ad, I suppose - so not sure about googling) that featured a montage of images showing food producers (farmers, fishermen, etc.) going about their work then smiling at the camera and holding the results (fresh vegetables, eggs, fish, etc.). But what was the piece of orchestra music in the sound track? [more inside]
posted by 5Q7
on Apr 26, 2010 -
A friend of mine is being driven crazy by a half-memory of a horror movie or TV show that had the song "Downtown" (Petula Clark's version) in a pivotal scene in it. Does anyone remember this? Not Little Shop of Horrors, though.
posted by Meep! Eek!
on Mar 27, 2010 -
What is the bit of classical music behind the Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark commercial on TV? [more inside]
posted by rdauphin
on Dec 1, 2009 -
Does anyone have any recommendations for somewhat recent (post-2000) TV or movie popular music soundtracks (or some other kind of compilation)? I tend to like alternative rock, but I'm open to any genre. [more inside]
posted by cosmic.osmo
on Nov 15, 2009 -
Who is the artist performing the song "Under the Milky Way" by The Chuch on the new Lincoln-Mercury ads? Saw the ad on "Fringe" and "House". Good viewings selections, heh?
posted by ecollie
on Oct 12, 2009 -
Weird movie memory filter: I feel like it was a Disney Channel movie. The premise was a 14ish year old girl wanting to be in a boy's band, so she ended up dressing like a boy and they let her in the band. She was also in an all girl band and it happened that they had to perform on the same day. Chaos ensues, and she is found out in the end... Any help is great.
posted by razzamatazm
on Aug 21, 2009 -
I'm trying to find a DVD/watchable online version of a documentary I saw probably saw about five years or so ago about the history of the voice in popular music. I think it might have been simply called The Voice
, and was probably shown on the BBC or Channel 4 (although I think it was American-made). One episode featured harmony groups like the Four Freshmen and the Beach Boys. With such a generic name, Google is failing to help me find any details on this one. Does anybody know what it was actually called, and where I can see this again?
posted by chorltonmeateater
on Aug 15, 2009 -
Which recording of "Cup of Loneliness" is used at the end of Mad Men season 2 episode 12, "The Mountain King", and where can I get it? [more inside]
posted by teem
on Aug 8, 2009 -
What is that groovy bass line on those Cablevision commercials?
There are a series of recent Cablevision commercials with a dark haired dude talking in front of a white background - these all end with a really groovy bass line. Is that from a real song, or is it just something they just recorded for the commercial?
posted by kenliu
on Aug 6, 2009 -
Name That Show Used In That Russian Music Video-Filter:
I was at a Russian restaurant in L.A yesterday and saw the strangest music video. I got the name of the artist (Something and Federov?) but the video was chopped up clips from what looked like a British TV show. What TV show or movie was being cut up? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on Aug 3, 2009 -
How do I play videos from my iPod Nano on my Phillips television? My Phillips is a flat screen and has a USB port on the side, which my iPod can dock to. When I connect them, the television even recognizes that an iPod is connected, but doesn't seem to know what to do with it. Any ideas?
posted by gm2007
on Jun 17, 2009 -
Where can I get chillaxing waiting music like the kind featured in this Space Ghost episode
? Bonus points if you can tell me exactly what the music in that clip is.
posted by ignignokt
on Apr 3, 2009 -
Where can I find a comprehensive list of music featured on episodes of BBC's Top Gear? [more inside]
posted by QUHZK
on Mar 8, 2009 -
HighEndAudioAndTVShowFilter: What kind of stereo system (speakers/amp/record player) does Dr. House have in his office? [more inside]
posted by kenliu
on Jan 12, 2009 -
I'm looking for a recording of Hindustan performed by Moya Ruskin in the Poirot TV series (David Suchet version). [more inside]
posted by thebazilist
on Jan 6, 2009 -
Can someone please explain how to get Synchronization Rights to a Cover Version of a song? Or who would have control of whether you can use a cover version in a film.
posted by mary8nne
on Sep 30, 2008 -
Does anyone remember the UK satellite music-and-comedy channel PlayUK? How about the short cartoons of music stars they used to play? Are they still preserved somewhere on the internet? [more inside]
posted by daisyk
on Sep 8, 2008 -
I'm a classical music aficionado but have recently been watching the TV show alias and love the kick-butt music super-hero music featured there. Help me find more? [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat
on May 8, 2008 -
Here is an example... My Boss: "We want to use the Can Can song. Our music guy has done a recording for us. Is it in the Public Domain?" Me: "Yes. The composer, J. Offenbach, has been deceased since 1880 and if we are doing our own arrangement we are fine." My Bosses Boss: "About 5 years ago, I tried to clear this song for use in a TV production and discovered that it was NOT in the Public Domain. Elle Vator, can you research this and let us know the answer two months ago?" [more inside]
posted by Elle Vator
on Dec 14, 2007 -
Can anyone recommend a quality firm that will help me revise, update, and make my resume the best it can possible be, here in NYC? I am also looking for quality job recruiter or headhunters in NYC as well! [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid
on Oct 17, 2007 -
A Mexican TV station wants legal approval to film a gig of my band. Please give me some advice! [more inside]
posted by IZ
on Oct 11, 2007 -
I just received a check from Pump Audio. I submitted my music to them a while back and, apparently, one of my tracks was used in a TV show. Woo-hoo! However, I can't find any information on the show it was used in.
The information on the statement is as follows:
Usage Description: Yearbook Episode 1998
Air Date: 6/11/2006
I've Googled, to no avail. I can't even find any reference to a show of that name.
Anyone have information or a suggestion of how where to look?
Or, super-extra bonus points if you know how I can get a copy of it!
posted by SampleSize
on Oct 9, 2007 -