Looking for artist recommendations for Mexican and Hawaiian music. [more inside]
If you believe BonJovi, love is a social disease. What other songs link love and infectious diseases, metaphorically or otherwise?
Does anybody recognize the song on this website? [more inside]
Did a band in the 90s cover The Barbarians "Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl?" or was there a song very similar to it? [more inside]
Who remembers/loves the John Ashcroft hit "Let the Eagle Soar?" Trying to find an mp3 *and* a MIDI (or instrumental version) of the song on the Internet, but every file I've found is scratchy, a poorly-edited cut (it cuts out near "This country's far too young to die" or both. Help!
How can I find musicians to collaborate with? [more inside]
Can anyone recognize this theme(YSI mp3 extract; 1.2MB) from Manuel de Falla's El Amor Brujo? I have a strong sense that I've heard it appropriated as(or "inspired") some movie's theme, but the IMDb soundtrack search doesn't throw up anything familiar, credited to de Falla.
Fear Of A Brown Planet: I'm looking for songs with a Jingoistic bent, preferably in Country Music. [more inside]
Are there any comprehensive sites which catalog the original sources of audio later sampled in songs? [more inside]
Has anyone ever heard of a 1997 alternative rock band called Joy Luck or Joy Luck Club? (NOT Joy Division) [more inside]
Where can I find a free downloadable .wav .mp3 or .midi of the Keystone Cops theme?
Leonard Bernstein talks about Brian Wilson in the Smile Documentary, does anyone know where to find this footage in its entirety? [more inside]
I'm starting to gig out for the first time. Problem is I often forget the lyrics, even though I wrote them. Any suggestions for remembering one's own lyrics?
I'm looking for songs that sound particularly great in headphones. Any recommendations? Any genre is fine.
For theatre (and other) projects, I sometimes need music that I can't find on CD. Is there a service that lets you email sheet music to a musician, who then a musician records the song and sends it back to you as an mp3? I'm looking instrumental music -- no vocals. Just a piano/keyboard is generally fine. [more inside]
I'm doing a presentation soon, and I need some ideas of popular songs that relate to home, coming home, the journey home, and soul (either "the soul" or just soul itself in title/lyrics). The songs need to be quasi-knowledgable to a large audience of a large age/culture range. Thanks in advance!
can anyone identify the last kiss teaser (zach braff) music, thanks, yall rock
What happened to the New York School of Music? [more inside]
Music suggestions for a new fan of heartbreaking country soul? [more inside]
ChineseFilter: Help me find music for a dance party for four year olds! [more inside]
How can I replace the music on a missing disc of a boxed set? [more inside]
I'm looking for some vibrant and upbeat latino music. [more inside]
A little band called Ensimismada.... [more inside]
How come all rural radio stations in the U.S. seem to be universally country or rap/hip-hop? Is there a reason that alternative, techno, jazz, new wave, and disco flourishes in the city and fizzles in the country? Is there really something about rural areas that fosters a narrow, homogenous interest in music, or is it a self-perpetuating cycle between listeners and marketing demographics? Or are folks in the country much more diverse than we're led to believe?
I have come to be interested in classic reggae (in a suburban, lame-o, non-stoner fashion). Whose work should I look for? I generally prefer secular (not roots) songs (like most of The Maytals's songs) to religious stuff (like Junior Murvin's). Who else should I look into? Don't be afraid to be obvious, because I've covered about half of the artists that I am familiar with in the above comparison. [more inside]
I'd like to write a book about a band. Where do I start? [more inside]
What album on iTunes Music Store offers the most tracks for the money? [more inside]
I need good hip hop Podcasts... [more inside]
How and where can I find a soundtrack listing for the kick-ass music used in World Cup Goals Galore, broadcast several times last week on BBC Three?
Help me identify a country song I heard. [more inside]
I am concerned that a CD I've committed to buy on eBay is a counterfeit. The item's identification number is 4881752639. My concerns were raised after I read some of the seller's feedback from buyers and consequently the feedback the seller has left for them. Also, some buyers have gone so far as to create warning pages for others. There's even damning comments on Znooq's blog about the exact same item I've bought. [more inside]
I can't find a cool, graphical web engine for identifying similar bands that I once used -- input a band, and it would generate a neat display of others, with your pick at the center and the others radiating out with the closest being the most similar. [more inside]
I play the guitar but would like something that is super convenient, travels well, and is fun. Is a Ukulele the answer? [more inside]
I want to get a decent stereo system in my car (an Isuzu Rodeo). Nothing too fancy, but decent. I got to thinking: could I just stick the iPod Hi-Fi in my back seat? How would that sound? Any ideas on positioning, or mounting? Also, is this the lamest idea ever?
I want a fake drummer who doesn't sound fake, on the cheap. Drum samples and software ideas: help me out! [more inside]
Easily scrape-able sources of varying data on the web, ideally reflecting natural phenomena? I need some help finding sources. [more inside]
I like what I've heard of John Prine. What albums would be a good place to start? Is there a decent "greatest hits" out there?
Are there any radio stations that can be heard in the SF Bay Area that play similar music style to STAR 98.7 in L.A.? [more inside]
Are there any websites out there dedicated to analyzing the lyrics of popular music? [more inside]
Looking for a (preferably freeware) program that will scan multiple hard drives and return duplicate music files based on MD5 checksum or similar method. I am using Windows XP. [more inside]
Name that tune: It serves as the soundtrack to the HBO Documentary Films commercial that currently plays before movies at Landmark Theaters. It's beautiful. [more inside]
Who are good uptempo Brazilian musicians, people similar to Tania Maria?
Design-wise, what are the best music/entertainment company websites out there? [more inside]
Music Nerds! Looking for album cover that are references to others. [more inside]
What's the deal with digital drum kits? [more inside]
One of my favorite Tackhead songs is "What's My Mission Now? (Fight the Devil!)" from the album "Gary Clail's Tackhead Sound System." It includes quotes from some kind of military brass dude talking about what the military can and can't do. Who is it talking and in what context? The samples are not identified/acknowledged. [more inside]
Music by couples? [more inside]
FreedomRockFilter. Did anyone (other than me) buy Freedom Rock back in the day? [more inside]
When I was a music student, we had a visit from a music psychologist who worked in a conservatory in London... I think it was The Royal Academy. During her lecture, she described an experiment where performers were asked to play either with no physical movement, or with obviously physically expressive movements. The performers who had no physical movement were divided into 2 groups; one group was asked to play in an emotionally expressive way, and the other group was asked to play mechanically. The result of this experiment was that non-musicians could not tell apart the 2 groups of motionless performers, they could only tell a performer was being expressive if they could see them moving. In short, non-musicians cannot tell if a musician is playing expressively by listening alone. Musicians could of course tell the difference between all of them. I'm now a music photographer, so these findings are of huge interest to me, especially when it comes to persuading musicians just how important it is to communicate on a visual level as well as a musical one. Does anyone have any idea where I can reference this study, or anything remotely similar? Thanks!