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!
Pukkelpop Experiences? (Belgian Alternative Music Festival). [more inside]
Feed me more enchanting musical masterpieces. [more inside]
A long long time ago in the year 2000 I bought a copy of the compilation album "Indie 2000 Volume 5". In the track listing on the second CD there was listed the BIS song "Action and Drama", but when I played the album the song that was on the CD was "Theme from Tokyo" from the same artist. To make things even more confusing I knew someone who bought the same album and their copy had the correctly listed song. My question to you, is how on earth is this possible?
Anyone ever hear a hilarious radio special on the CBC called "Not the History of Rock and Roll"? There were two of these produced. I've heard Part 2, it's got really funny impersonations and faux interviews of David Byrne, Michael Jackson, James Brown and others. I'm trying to locate the first part. Anyone have an idea of where to find it?
I've started singing with a group, but my skills in reading sheet music are... lacking. [more inside]
How can I find out what music shows will be happening while I'm traveling around Europe? [more inside]
Feel like I am missing out on some great music, but need convincing. recommendations for the best Who, Stones and Beatles album please. [more inside]
I need a good Irish bar in San Francisco. The kind where there's lots of drunken singing of faux-Irish songs. [more inside]
What a surprise: I'm working on another music mix and would like suggestions. This mix features folk/bluegrass/country songs that tell stories. The less production, the less instrumentation, the more acoustic the better. [more inside]
Need help identifying a recent-ish Kaiser Chiefs/Arctive Monkeys/Futureheads/etc nu-indie NME type record... [more inside]
Do you think you could choose a future partner purely on the basis of his or her music (or book) collection? Have any of you, in fact, ever done this? If so what were the deciding factors and did it work out? [more inside]
Name this song. I also have the song for you to listen to if you'd like to. [more inside]
Indiebandfilter: Help me find some unknown bands that I'd like, considering that I like the bands listed in my more inside: [more inside]
My employer recently banned listening to music at work. Anyone know of any research related to the effects music has at the workplace? [more inside]
I want to make a CD for the upcoming World Cup. Can you help me with some song ideas to celebrate the beautiful game? [more inside]
Hi, I just wanted to figure out the song to this video. If you could help me, it'd be great.
I'm trying to identify a musical artist: one guy with a zither, who might've toured with They Might Be Giants in the early 90's. [more inside]
What's the simplest way to charge someone to download a song from a web site? Can it be done with Paypal?
My friend from CA is going to be in NYC soon - what would be some good activities for a Tuesday/Wednesday adventure? [more inside]
Songs of Obsession...? Putting together a 'Mix Tape' of sexual fixation/obsession... in the vein of "Every Breath You Take." Suggestions?
I've got a similar situation to the American Idol runner-up: My right ear is fully functional, but I am 90% deaf on my left ear. However, my left ear was deformed at birth, so my earbuds don't fit in it. [more inside]
What are the best books offering analysis of Beethoven's symphonies? Other classical works? [more inside]
Need help identifying a song from an old cartoon.... [more inside]
songs about/featuring d.c./l.a? [more inside]
It is Eurovision Song Contest time tonight - is it just the UK or is it a joke to the rest of Europe as well? [more inside]
How do I get rid of stiffness from my fingers? [more inside]
How do I convert my Palm into a guitar player's best friend? [more inside]
I have a 1997 Telecaster Plus with a rosewood fretboard that I'd like to darken up a bit. [more inside]
I'm trying to find a poster of Ludwig van Beethoven for my wall at home. I would love to have a poster with an image of Beethoven, perhaps some notes or sheet music, and some of the text (the original German, not a translation) of the Choral movement of the 9th. Obviously, I want something very specific. I've looked at allposters.com and several other online poster sites and I haven't found quite what I'm looking for. Does such a thing exist? [more inside]
I’m looking for songs that won’t piss me off at six a.m. [more inside]
How does a musician learn to write better lyrics? [more inside]
After hearing "Imitation of Life", I'd like to listen and enjoy some more R.E.M. music. Where should I start? What albums are recommended for a newbie to R.E.M?
Hi! I'm looking to compile a list of travel-oriented songs in any genre, specifically ones that hit on the independent, vagabonding, adventure, exploration style of traveling. Let's hear your suggestion!
How can I file share more obscure music? [more inside]
It's 80s-music-nostalgia-filter: For sentimental reasons, I'm trying to track down versions of Peter Gabriel singing "In Your Eyes" live with Youssou N'Dour. How many versions are out there? And what albums are they on? Bonus question: Is there an "IYE" cover that beats the original? Thanks.
Can you recommend a good online record/CD price guide database to help sell part of my collection? [more inside]
I want to get into making electronic music on my PC. What software should I purchase for ambient moody pop stuff? Any help greatly appreciated! [more inside]
Song name problem. I remember an upbeat and poppy tune from a CMJ issue from the late 90's. The lyrics I can recall are "Take a bubble bath baby. There's a towel on the towel rack" and "Got a pimple, keep it simple". I've tried searching lyrics sites via google and had no luck.
Is there a name for the type of vocal 'whoop'ing that sometimes happens at some dance parties or raves or somesuch, where the audience will all yell out 'whoop' or 'whoop whoop' in time with the music? Bonus cool points for recommending songs that actually have samples of said whooping in them.
The professor and his students break into drunken song in Madadayo. Are those traditional songs? [more inside]
What did the music of ancient Rome sound like? [more inside]