What are some good portable music composition tools? I'm mostly looking for stuff that would work on a handheld electronic device, but anything that'd fit in a pocket or small bag is fair game. [more inside]
Help me with digitizing and organizing my classical music collection! [more inside]
Firefox 2.0 and mp3tunes: Help me glue my cookie back together [more inside]
Help me identify this instrumental latin-ish (?) downtempo/trip-hop song from this mp3 clip [more inside]
I'm looking for examples of stripped-down bluegrass songs with the kind of eerie/sad sound that gives you goosebumps and makes your heart ache. [more inside]
Help me find a gospel song that includes the lyrics "ask anything that you will in my name." [more inside]
Winamp playlist help. I have a bunch of playlists in Winamp, but frequent re-organization of my music directory has broken all the links. Is there a way for Winamp to find the new locations of the files so I don't have to re-assign hundreds of songs, or, barring that, is there a smarter music library program that will do the work and can import Winamp playlists?
Name that (commercial) tune! Ask.com is currently running a television ad that features no spoken script. The ad begins "Why is Ask.com the fastest-growing search engine?" in white text against a red background, and the ad continues with snippets of newspaper reviews, etc. There is an electronic/techno background soundtrack. What song is playing, and is it available for purchase?
Does anyone remember the name of a music video where the band is playing, and they keep getting moved about and assaulted by a pointer, as if they were part of a computer's GUI? And, if possible, where to find it online? Or, if you know of any other videos along that theme?
Which of my three volume controls should I use?? [more inside]
mp3-aiff: What's the best way to preserve the questionable quality of mp3s when converting to aiff so that they'll play on a mix cd?
What is the name of the music that accompanied the Pink Panther cartoon series? [more inside]
Can you identify this song from the late 1920s? I'm trying to find the title of this song that was likely released in 1928 or thereabouts. All i have to go on is this short excerpt which I've put here.
Please help me find non-opera classical Chinese and Japanese koto music. [more inside]
When I was a kid--reference point: I was born in 1980--there was a singer named "Paulo" (or at least that's what I remember him being called) and he sang songs about Alberta and its history. He had songs about the Frank Slide, the big fire in Calgary, how Alberta got it's name, stuff like that. From the eons old dubbed tape my parents had his album was aptly named "Alberta Songs"...does anyone recognize this guy? Can you tell me where--if it's possible--to purchase this album? I would love to have a real copy of it now.
Seeking creepy kids' camp songs for Halloween bonfire. [more inside]
Blog help please! I use blogspot currently and am trying to add a "Album I'm currently listening to" feature. [more inside]
MusicFilter: Looking for songs that are like Yo La Tengo's "Our Way to Fall" or Luna's "Bewitched" [more inside]
headphone choice for non symmetrical hearing: my father is mostly-deaf in one ear. He wears an in-ear hearing aid that works well. He would like to find the following... [more inside]
Audio separates. Looking for standalone hard-disk based mp3 player. [more inside]
Name that song: "Been climbing trees / I skinned my knee". [more inside]
Can you help me identify the music from this video? ("The Inner Life of the Cell")
Help create a playlist for background music for my firm's staff holiday lunch meeting. [more inside]
Catchy Spanish (?) song/rap; first line sounds like "mbooley Coca-Cola somprey suno jinsee hola." Could somebody please identify the song or at least write out the lyrics? (MP3 clip included) [more inside]
I've always loved the song 'Summertime' from the musical Porgy & Bess. I think that part of that appeal is because it has always been open to a wide variety of musical interpretation. I've been trying my hardest for years to find other songs that match that level of artistic license but still maintain it's original beauty. Anyone have any other suggestions of similar songs that I can get my lugholes listening to? [more inside]
How do you find new (not necessarily contemporary) and obscure music? What strategies do you use? By label, era, musician, etc...? [more inside]
OkinawanMusicFilter: I live in New York City and want to buy some recordings of Okinawan music, but I don't want to pay $30 an album. Is there anywhere in the city or online where I can get them for less? To give you an example of what I am looking for, I really like the collection at Far Side Music, an English website.
I'm trying to locate a circa 1992 live recording of Die Warzau's "Land of the Free". Any clues as to where it might have been released? [more inside]
Can you help me find a song? [more inside]
Lonesome Joey Grinder? Help me identify this song. [more inside]
Help me DJ a dance at the middle school where I teach. [more inside]
Off to a Decemberists show tonight, and thereby wondering: What are some musical acts, especially predating 1980, with a simliar proclivity toward verbosity and the historical or arcane? [more inside]
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]