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It coulda been a bonding experience

Please help me ID these two rap songs I heard at the gas station tonight. Yeah I shoulda just asked them but I didn't and now it's killing me. [more inside]
posted by FirstMateKate on Oct 3, 2015 - 5 answers

Never Enough Rhodes

Hello, I'm looking for specific instrumental jazz/soul/hip hop tracks involving drums, rhodes keyboards and bass. THAT'S IT. [more inside]
posted by windbox on Oct 2, 2015 - 13 answers

Klassik Metal \m/

In a fit of nostalgia I'm putting together a playlist of 'definitive' metal (ish) cuts. Only one song allowed per band/artist and it has to epitomise what they were about, the distilled essence of the band's sound if you will... [more inside]
posted by Rufus T. Firefly on Oct 1, 2015 - 29 answers

Need help identifying an un-google-able quote

Who said this: "A friend is better than a dollar. Cuz if you have a dollar, but ain't got a friend, then the money won't spend." [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Oct 1, 2015 - 3 answers

How do I affordably start a music/art/educational LLC and non-profit?

I am a known financially developmentally delayed idiot. No really. I hate money. And I want to start a music and art festival on a slim budget and start building a framework to be able to raise funds for it and keep it all clean and kosher and separate while keeping my day job and tax bracket. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Sep 28, 2015 - 14 answers

Name that song / artist

I was listening to CBC Radio 2 or 3 around 5pm or 6pm on Sept 18th and heard a great song that I believe was by a band from Iceland. Knowing my tastes, it would've been a twee little indie rock song. I wrote down what I hoped would be enough of the lyrics to help me to google the band. The words I wrote are: "sweet like honey pie" (possibly from the chorus?), "rodeo" and "songbirds" (probably from the verses?). Google hasn't got me the artist or the song. AskMe, can you name that tune?
posted by monkeymonkey on Sep 28, 2015 - 6 answers

🎺💀 Call of Dooty: Skull Trumpet Ops III

Ignignokt and I are currently obsessed with the Skull Trumpet meme. In that vein, we're looking for the kind of dooty doot-doot trumpet music that Skull Trumpet might play. [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Sep 28, 2015 - 20 answers

Why do Tom Petty songs seem not to go anywhere?

Listening to Tom Petty's songs, I've always gotten the sensation that they don't go anywhere -- almost as if an engine is turned on, but the car isn't put into gear and therefore doesn't move. What is it about the tunes that's causing this sensation? [more inside]
posted by Celsius1414 on Sep 28, 2015 - 13 answers

Music with fiddly bits

I like music with fiddly bits. Recommend me more of same. [more inside]
posted by curuinor on Sep 28, 2015 - 14 answers

Vaguely remembered Coldplay songwriting checklist?

I have this memory of seeing a behind the scenes video of Coldplay working on songs (maybe somewhere around the X&Y era?) In their working space, they had a checklist on the wall of each element of each song they needed to finalize, like rhythm, melody, lyrics, etc. I'd like to see that list again but I have no idea where I saw it and Googling hasn't gotten me anywhere. Ring a bell for anyone?
posted by frenetic on Sep 27, 2015 - 2 answers

A once great rock band that broke up gets back together

What are some examples of bands that had a long hiatus and then got back together for a significant second incarnation? [more inside]
posted by qhosinyawi on Sep 26, 2015 - 35 answers

Help me get more in touch with music a young American might know.

(Sorry for posting this right on the heels of another music recommendation thread!) This is a music recommendations request with a special snowflakey focus. For whatever reason, but I think mostly due to my weeaboo nature and my social isolation, I like a lot of Japanese music but am largely ignorant of music that a typical young American might be aware of or into. And I mean really ignorant, enough that I specifically made a project of listening to all the Beatles albums last year (and in so doing discovered that one of the songs that I like by one of my favorite Japanese bands was actually a Beatles cover). In short, I'd like Metafilter's help to get me more plugged into music that a young American might know about. [more inside]
posted by J.K. Seazer on Sep 25, 2015 - 28 answers

Please recommend more music like some parts of Hamilton?

I don't usually like music with vocals, but it turns out I like large parts of the Hamilton soundtrack. Can the hive mind recommend more like it? I especially liked the first number "Alexander Hamilton", and the Cabinet meetings. I also liked "Ten Duel Commandments," "Satisfied" (Angelica's wedding flashback), and "The Room where it happened" but mostly for the parts with one voice singing a simple melody or speaking rhythmically. (Weirdly, it seems like when there's almost nothing but vocals, I turn out to like vocals.)
posted by d. z. wang on Sep 25, 2015 - 11 answers

Spotify vs. iTunes vs. Rdio vs. Google Play vs. Tidal vs....

I’m willing to spend $10 / month on ad-free streaming music. My casual searching has yielded few really thorough comparisons of the different services. Have you done an in-depth comparison, are you aware of tools for doing an in-depth comparison (say, by checking specific catalog entries via APIs), or can you connect me to an in-depth comparison of the different platforms, their content, and their pros and cons? Thanks!
posted by Going To Maine on Sep 22, 2015 - 10 answers

What are your favorite quotable lyrics?

"But if you try sometimes well you might find you get what you need..." I need chunks of lyrics that you quote all the time. Or, at least, quotable lyrics. Bonus points if they're easily drawn or visualized. Double bonus points if they're on self-discovery & empowerment with a bit of life is good thrown in for good measure. [more inside]
posted by imbri on Sep 21, 2015 - 59 answers

Looking for dark pedal steel guitar

I really like a certain (non-distorted) electric guitar sound which makes use of pitch bend (often pedal steel, but sometimes just a tremolo bar) to create a gothic/apocalyptic mood. It's often heavily reverbed, giving the overall impression that the band is playing wasted at the bottom of a cistern. I'd like to find more songs like this. Examples inside. [more inside]
posted by escape from the potato planet on Sep 20, 2015 - 11 answers

Putumayo Presents: Yoga track "Bliss" - what is it reminding me of?

I was listening to Putumayo Presents: Yoga, and this track has the same tune as another I've heard, ten or fifteen years ago. Original version was rather shoegaze-y, a midrange man's voice on the vocals.
posted by Guy Smiley on Sep 18, 2015 - 2 answers

You spin me right round baby right round like a what?

I need songs with specific lyrics which I can play for my daughter which represent antiquated technology that she has no real understanding of. [more inside]
posted by Nanukthedog on Sep 18, 2015 - 119 answers

Halloween S'Carols 2015 edition: creepy new songs for the annual mix?

Looking for any new creepy sounding tracks for my annual Halloween mix. New, or new to you; original songs; cover songs; or even soundtrack selections work. (If a recommendation has appeared on a previous AskMeta thread for Halloween mix tunes, less candy for you!)
posted by Unsomnambulist on Sep 18, 2015 - 11 answers

Wouldn't it be nice to learn more about Brian Wilson?

I'd like to learn more about Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys. What biographies should I read? [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Sep 17, 2015 - 8 answers

Do You Know What Song I Mean?

I've been trying to identify an elusive cover of Lee Michaels' 1971 song "Do You Know What I Mean" that I remember hearing on the radio over twenty years ago, circa the late eighties/early nineties. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Sep 15, 2015 - 3 answers

Sample identification - a small good thing

I'm trying to identify a sample from the first few minutes of this album. The sample occurs at 0:27, 0:47, 1:02, and so forth. It's the muted organ/electric piano chords; one chord played 4 times, followed by another played once. I know it sounds kinda generic, but I swear that this is a sample from a jazz or R&B song that I recorded off the radio in the mid-late 80s; in the original that second chord follows the same pattern as the first. This is driving me bonkers. Help!
posted by googly on Sep 15, 2015 - 6 answers

Unique background music for driving around adult workshop attendees?

For my new job, I collect attendees at the hotel and bring them to the office, then bring them back at the end of the day. I do this every month for a week - in total, 4-5 hours on the road. So far I've been playing Andy Fink's Corporate Report cd, but I would like some more variety. Please recommend equally particular albums that would go in the background of a jovial van ride. Maybe some instrumental 70s rock, or a really solid dub album?
posted by rebent on Sep 14, 2015 - 12 answers

Where classical and pop music collide

I've been listening to Ben Fold's new album So There pretty much non-stop for the past couple weeks. Suffice it to say, I absolutely love it, and I'd like to find more artists/albums that have similar qualities to both parts of the album, but I'm stumped as to where I should look for it. [more inside]
posted by noneuclidean on Sep 14, 2015 - 11 answers

Tom Waits-esque Hip Hop

I'm looking for recommendations for hip-hop tracks that have backing instrumentals that sound like Tom Waits tracks or that are straight-up mashups with hip hop tracks. (This doesn’t just mean sampling. “Oodles of O’s” by De La Soul samples Waits, but it doesn’t sound like Waits track.) Thanks!
posted by Going To Maine on Sep 14, 2015 - 7 answers

Help me ID this song I heard at Burning Man with 'baby elephant' in it?

Heard some song with lines about elephants, now might die if I don't hear it again. Google has failed me. [more inside]
posted by GastrocNemesis on Sep 13, 2015 - 9 answers

What's that tune? (50s instrumental)

Lounge Lizards of MeFi, please ID this track. Easy listening, maybe just non-vocal, kinda South of the Border. Link to unknown cover version plus [more inside]
posted by Rash on Sep 12, 2015 - 8 answers

Sample ID: "When I grow up, I wanna be a DJ"

Once upon a time I heard a track which included a clip of a child's voice saying "when I grow up, I wanna be a DJ". The sample popped into my head again last night and I am trying to figure out where it came from. I think maybe Skrillex or somebody like that sampled it recently, but it came from something older. Does this sound familiar? What am I thinking of?
posted by Mars Saxman on Sep 11, 2015 - 2 answers

Live cover of DUNE theme

Who performed that live cover of the opening music and monologue from David Lynch's DUNE? [more inside]
posted by eagle-bear on Sep 11, 2015 - 4 answers

Das Orchester Nürnberg

I've been tasked with finding a very specific kind of instrumental orchestral theme. VERY specific. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Sep 10, 2015 - 6 answers

Help identify this song! Female upbeat indie pop. Chorus: "Sunny day!"

I heard a song through a festival sound system recently and am trying to find it! It features a female vocalist; it's upbeat and twee-ish but with a fairly well-produced sound; it sounds like there are melodicas in the mix but effected so they're a bit beefier. The chorus refrain finishes each line with words that sound a lot like she's singing 'Sunny day', with the 'day' stretched over three syllables. Help!
posted by Cantdosleepy on Sep 10, 2015 - 3 answers

I once had MP3s of every song from The Muppet Show...

Many years ago, there was a blog (now long gone) about children's music, and the owner posted MP3s of every single song played on The Muppet Show, obviously ripped from video of the show itself. They were stored on some file storage site that no longer exists, and were available for download in ZIP files, sorted by season. I once had these files, but cruel time and hard drive failures have stolen them from me. Help me restore my collection of Muppet music!
posted by Faint of Butt on Sep 9, 2015 - 3 answers

How do I Spend My Time in Ireland (Literary/Music/Foodie Edition)

My (almost) 70 year old father and I will be travelling to Dublin for ten days next week on the (unexpectedly!) second anniversary of a father/daughter trip in which he golfs and I occupy myself with books and booze. Help me not miss the best parts [more inside]
posted by thivaia on Sep 8, 2015 - 6 answers

Random "Pop-Up Video" memory about a sticky bun

I was watching an old rerun of "Pop-Up Video" and was reminded of a strange non sequitur in a late '90s VH1 Pop-Up Video I remember seeing as a kid. I can't remember anything about the song, but there was a completely random mention of a sticky bun that had nothing to do with the video. What was it? [more inside]
posted by Seeking Direction on Sep 5, 2015 - 2 answers

Good quality earbuds?

What should I upgrade to from my Apple Earpods? One constraint: my ears don't do well with in-ear-canal type phones. [more inside]
posted by aeighty on Sep 4, 2015 - 13 answers

How do I Google Music?

I was an early adopter of Google Music with the "all access" feature, and have been generally happy with the service for listening to my own library of music and adding new albums from artists I already know I like. The one thing I really don't care for is the automated playlists. Is there any way to improve its suggestions? Should I try to use some other feature of the service to find music? Or is it just not very good for this task? [more inside]
posted by tonycpsu on Sep 3, 2015 - 2 answers

Streaming classical and jazz music.

I work from home—writing and various bits of research—and always have music on in the background. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by standardasparagus on Sep 2, 2015 - 17 answers

Help me make a playlist of the best driving songs from 1978-1985!

I'm making a huge playlist of songs from 1978-1985 that represent the best of all music from that time period THAT ARE GOOD TO LISTEN TO WHILE DRIVING -- groovy, upbeat, etc. [more inside]
posted by topsykretts on Sep 2, 2015 - 38 answers

Songs in the Key of Suck Major

I'd like to make a mix of songs that say "everything sucks" for a group of people who I know for sure would appreciate and enjoy it. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Sep 1, 2015 - 86 answers

I like big butts and I cannot lie...

Give me all your songs in celebration of a lady's derrière. Fat or fit, refined or crude -- it's all good, but the more elegant and respectful, the better. [more inside]
posted by Michele in California on Sep 1, 2015 - 45 answers

Searching for YouTube vid of two little boys singing/dancing in the 60s

I'm trying to find a YouTube video of two African-American boys (brothers, I think) who do a song and dance routine on a TV show from the 60s. [more inside]
posted by sucre on Aug 31, 2015 - 2 answers

In which song does the lyric sound like China a lot?

Which song has a lyric which sounds like "China, china, chinaaaaa...." I think it's from the 90s. Possibly Britpop or indie. I remember hearing it being sung emphatically in an advert for a compilation album.
posted by feelinglistless on Aug 31, 2015 - 24 answers

How can I make the best of voice recording on my chintzy setup?

I'm currently writing a song and part of that includes recording lots of vocals. I have available --my computer, an apple laptop, with a built-in mike --garage band --my headphones with a voice input/mike Help me make it the best it can be! [more inside]
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 on Aug 30, 2015 - 12 answers

Johnny Cash's Grammy Winning Liner Notes.

I am researching liner notes, and would like to see Johnny Cash's liner notes for his album "Live at Folsom Prison" as well as his liner notes for Bob Dylan's "Nashville Skyline." They don't seem to be anywhere online, even in iTunes. I would order hard copies, but I don't have time for shipping. Does anyone know where I can find them online, or would anyone who has them be willing to take readable photos for me? I'm on a time crunch, of course. Please help!
posted by Kimothy on Aug 26, 2015 - 4 answers

"November Rain" is also "Mr Naive Boner"

Has Axl Rose ever commented on the fact that his stage name is an anagram for "oral sex"? [more inside]
posted by MCMikeNamara on Aug 26, 2015 - 2 answers

That One Missing Track, 80s Skateboard Edition

I have become re-obsessed with a song I heard in a skateboard video back in the 1980s. I have searched high and low for a song but it has eluded me. The song is from Gullwing's Molecules in Motion from 1987. All I have found is that it is from a band called Incomplete Monday. I found one album of theirs called "I Am" but the track in question is not on it. Does any one know this song? Bonus 1980s skating included.
posted by extraheavymarcellus on Aug 26, 2015 - 2 answers

Is there a high quality audio album of this live television performance?

Yasmine Hamdan performed an hour set on Korsa Live, a television show on the Moroccan network 2M. Is there an audio album release of this performance that can be found? [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Aug 26, 2015 - 0 answers

Style of music and recommendations for more? - Speakeasy Collective

I once was given an album called Speakeasy Collective, here. I can't find more. [more inside]
posted by jefflowrey on Aug 25, 2015 - 8 answers

Coming straight from the underground

What hip hop artists are making music about current US racial/political issues? [more inside]
posted by capricorn on Aug 23, 2015 - 19 answers

Lunatic Cartoon Crazy-making Music

I’m looking to assemble a compilation or reference list for a type of music that I’ve always been drawn to, which is stuff that sounds simultaneously cartoony and loose, maybe a little clangy, almost a bit sinister, like the music has a hold over you and that infects you with this primal energy makes you feel out of control, like you’re going to morph into Animal from the Muppets. [more inside]
posted by Queen of Spreadable Fats on Aug 23, 2015 - 31 answers

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