Graphically editing multi-page PDFs quickly (erasing things, mostly) [more inside]
What's the music used as the theme for Law and Order on five in the UK? It's also used in a trailer for one of the Matrix sequels - here [WMV], music from 1:41 — 2:14.
How does one go about getting a career in movie soundtracks? [more inside]
I once heard a radio program (probably on NPR or the BBC) about the song "Willow Weep for Me." They claimed it was an extraordinary song for two reasons: it was written by a woman (rare in 1932) and there was striking tempo change in the middle of the song. However, in most recordings, the musicians skip the tempo change. But on the show I listened to, they played a rare recoding that featured the change. I want that recording. [more inside]
Long ago I heard a live version of Ween's "Tender Situation" that sounded sweeter, or more straightforward, than it is presented on Pure Guava or any of the live albums. What bootleg was that from? [more inside]
Recommend an affordable bathroom or shower radio? [more inside]
EightiesFilter: Where can I buy LEGAL song downloads of slightly(?)-out-of-the-mainstream eighties artistes like The Brains, Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Tonio K., The Church ("The Unguarded Moment" full band studio version) for my iPod? [more inside]
Where can I buy/download the boardroom background music from NBC's The Apprentice? Thanks.
This American Life has at least a dozen instrumentals that they use over and over as background music. The Happy Flute Song, the Things Are Kind of Tense Song, and so on. I've really grown to like many of them, but I cannot identify any of them. Can TAL fans identify any of the standard music beds?
Has anyone heard of a band or singer called something like "Sondra Leche"? [more inside]
I have, over the past several years, become the individual that lots of people come to for music suggestions and to talk about music (most metal, but some other stuff). Much like the fine folks at Pandora. So I had the great thought of starting a podcast. However: Mayhaps I'm missing something, but I can't find anything online that spells out how to start a music podcast legally. (More after the jump) [more inside]
Asking for a buddy: Any good places to upload original music to? [more inside]
Can you identify the title and artist of the piece of music in the trailer for Catch a Fire (embedded QT)? I mean the one that comes after the Bob Marley song.
I'm trying to find an image of note numbers with the corresponding notes on a staff. [more inside]
How can I stream music from a Linux PC to a Mac computer? [more inside]
A friend of mine and I vividly remember a slightly cheesy, late 80s song that had a chorus along the lines of "Please tell them not to cry for me, it's a personal decision...(insert forgotten words here)...I'm just an old man dying to be free." Is this ringing any bells with anyone? We are both perplexed and any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
I need help/recommendations for putting together a 30 minute dance set. [more inside]
How do bands -- and Built to Spill, specifically -- react to requests for songs? [more inside]
I bought an Alesis MultiMix 8 the other day, which is an 8 input firewire interface. It works OK but the main problem I have is that the stereo out (from the computer to the mixer) cuts out very frequently. [more inside]
So I'm starting a podcast. [more inside]
AgingBritishRockStarFilter: This is both incredibly random, and a longshot, but does anyone have any recent experience of meeting The Who on their present tour? If so, how did you manage this? Or are they fairly isolated from the likes of me (obsessive Who fanboys)? I'm going to my first show tomorrow night, and it would be a dream come true to talk to the boys, if only briefly behind the arena.
If I'm listening to music predominantly through one ear I get a really intense pain in the opposite ear after about thirty seconds. What's happening? [more inside]
I'm 24 and work in sales. I have a huge passion for indie music. I have never been sure what I wanted to do but I think (on paper) I have found a vocation I can really love. How do I best break into new music plugging in London? Also how awfully paid is it? Money is a motivator for me but more than anything I want to enjoy what I do. [more inside]
Help me construct the ultimate poor man's Ipod boombox. I have a Sonic Impact T-Amp and 2 Infinity bookshelf speakers. I would like to be able to carry all 3 as a connected unit (Amp velcroed to the top of a speaker, speakers somehow connected together) but separate the speakers when needed. What's a good way to connect the speakers together without damaging them? I'd like to keep it as light weight as possible. Seems like Velcro might be too weak?
I'm DJing a rave in a month or so, and the crowd I'll be playing to is much more of a gamer crowd than the average rave-going-crowd is. I'm going to throw in some game music remixes at some point, and I thought I'd ask for suggestions. [more inside]
is there a definitive elliott smith album/cd i should have in my collection?
I would like to download Frank Zappa albums via a subscription service that has downloads available in mp3 or ogg. Is there such a service? [more inside]
Hello guitarists! Technical question here: Is there any advantage to having two overdrive/distortion devices in my signal chain? [more inside]
I'm looking for a very distinct Indian music video. There's [more inside]
I want more world-music covers of modern Western music. [more inside]
Anybody know what the pretty piano piece was that opened Thursday night's episode of CSI?
I'm in Waco TX for tonight and tomorrow (Fri 6th October - Sat 7th Oct) visiting family. Anytime I travel I like to visit the local record shops. I'm staying close to Baylor University. Are there any decent cool shops in the area (20 mi radius) for second hand CDs & Records? Books too while I'm at it.
NYCFilter: Just got four free tickets to the Tool concert tonight. Date decided not her thing... and I need a ride to Meadowlands. [more inside]
I'm looking for full-length HQ clips of the Jpop videos of °C-ute's PVs, Ookina Ai De Motenashite and Massara Blue Jeans, or any others known. [more inside]
Has rap and hip hop essentially replaced rock? [more inside]
All the Woz buzz reminded me of a program I ran on a Mac 128 at school. It was a music authoring toy, that let you build MIDI tunes by dragging notes onto a staff. I had so much fun with that thing! Any idea what it was called?
Will a CD suffer any ill effects from being in a refrigerator for 24 hours?
Help me finish a just started Indie Rock Tragedy playlist. I currently have "The Commander Thinks Aloud - The Long Winters" and "The President is Dead - Okkervil Radio". I am looking for consistency in theme and sound/genre.
How can I improve an LP Record with a tight spindle hole? [more inside]
What are the best incredibly cheesy yet persistently feel-good, over-the-top possibly-80's songs you can give me? [more inside]
Can you recommend to me some good piano-driven music? [more inside]
I'm searching for a radio program that aired on NPR about nine months ago. Clues are inside. [more inside]
I was at a restaurant recently and they were playing a foreign language cover of Bush's "Machinehead." The cover version was much slower but the melody was recognizable and every once in awhile the singer would say "machinehead" in english. Does anybody have any idea who this is by?
Garage Studio or Pro Studio? [more inside]
What are some of the best Latin bands, past and present? [more inside]
At the start of Pee Wee's Big Adventure, when the titular character wakes in his bedroom, a portable record player automatically starts to play an old children's record. What is that record? [more inside]
Help me create a playlist contemporary songs that mention / are about plants or animals (and aren't too sappy). [more inside]
Do you know the name of this song and the artist? It's a female singer. The only way that I can think of to describe the style is French or Brazilian jazz. The only lyrics that I remember are "and the duck goes quack quack" and also something about a goose going "honk" and "summer." (MI) [more inside]
"Iowa, It's a Beautiful Name" by (I think) Meredith Wilson. Does anybody know the lyrics or a songbook that contains it? It was published around the time of WWII. Thank You.