In "What Did I Do to Feel So Black and Blue," what does Louis Armstrong mean when he sings, "Cold empty bed / Springs hurt my head / Feels like old Ned"? [more inside]
80'sDanceMusicFilter: "New York, New York, New York!" [more inside]
I call it 60s orchestral jazz? Did I make this term up? If so, what is this style of music called and where can I find more of it? [more inside]
Is the mixtape episode of This American Life available anywhere online? I think it was done by Sarah Vowell, I remember hearing it sometime before 2003, and probably much before. But it doesn't appear on the show's archives. Am I going crazy? Maybe it wasn't TAL but I'm almost positive... Please help! [more inside]
It has come to my attention that my five year-old cousins do not have any Christmas music. Recommendations for fantastic albums, please! [more inside]
Grateful Dead/Dylan/Phish/Johnny Cash/Hank Williams lovers. How do you feel about LP albums as art? [more inside]
Elvis Costello fans, does anyone know the name of the following song? All I can remember (very vaguely) is that it's by Elvis & that the lyrics reference a closet upstairs where it's always Christmas, or something very similar to that.
Mix CD time - Songs for a dear friend that has to go get biopsied tomorrow.... [more inside]
Help me expand my paltry collection of Louis Armstrong. I have "King Oliver," "Satch Blows the Blues" and the 20th Century Masters "The Best of Louis Armstrong" (and perhaps a few other in the same vein which I cannot locate due to the general disarray in which I store music). However enticing this stuff is, it all represents sort of the big hits stuff. I would like to find some of the more obscure and personable stuff. I just saw this amazing clip at http://www.oxfordamericanmag.com/webextras.cfm. Is there similar stuff on disc with Louis in his prime?
What are some good songs about consumerism? [more inside]
What are some some examples of how Spaghetti Western music is being used today? [more inside]
I cannot, for the life of me, tell if a song is in a major or minor key. [more inside]
I like to listen to the AVRO klassiek Zondagochtend Concert podcast. As I speak no Dutch, I have no idea what I'm listening to. Perhaps you can help? [more inside]
Need some help in singing Handel's Messiah! [more inside]
Recommend a good flash-based audio player. [more inside]
Can someone please help me identify this (clip 1 & clip 2) song from a recent ("Post Mortem") episode of CSI. It sounds very familiar to me but I cannot place it. [more inside]
ObscureMusicFilter: I have a friend looking for albums by a cellist named Joseph Luptale. [more inside]
[New-Classical-Music Filter] What are your favorite pieces from the last few decades (or have you written anything) for solo trumpet, trombone, bass tbn, or tuba? Seeking scores and/or recordings to study (online availability would be a huge plus). Small-chamber works, other than brass quintet, would be great too. Asking because I haven't written for brass insts. except in orchestra/large-ensemble contexts, and I want to explore solo/chamber writing for them. Yes, I'll also get what I can from newmusicjukebox. Thanks!
Keep your eyes on the prize. Never give up. Fight until the end. This is the kind of positive message I'm looking for in music and in movies, and I'm asking for recommendations from the hivemind [more inside]
Aside from "Dreidel, Dreidel," which is a kid's song, Adam Sandler, and "Rock of Ages," are there actually any other songs (bonus points for easy to learn and sing) for Hannukah that aren't horribly cheesy?
any suggestions on how i can get an indietorrent invite code without knowing anybody already on the site? Id love a good way to get an idea of whats going on in the indie music scene. I have a tv torrent invite but I'm not sure if there are sites out there that people swap them on? Thanks!
It is important that I know the lyrics to "Hey Pete! Let's Eat More Meat" AKA "Hey Pete, Let's Eat Mo' Meat" by Dizzie Gillespie, Buster Harding and Lynn Peterson! The mysterious line can be heard twice here.
Help me complete my groovy retro-kitsch Xmas CD [more inside]
Help my boyfriend play his first generation iPod in his car! [more inside]
Help me find good Chinese rock! [more inside]
I'm looking for a Cheb Mami song which makes use, I think, of bagpipes. It's a very danceable song with a catchy chorus and was/is quite popular - I know I've heard it in NY and Cairo.
What's this song in the History Boys trailer? [more inside]
I need to make my laptop's speakers go to 11. [more inside]
My husband plays saxophone. Should this affect whether we buy a house or a condo? I'm interested in anecdotes from musicians, and also from their neighbors. [more inside]
Does anyone have tips on training ones ear to identify small differences between notes? [more inside]
How can I use iTunes smart playlists to fill my iPod with a good mix of new, favourite and random albums (not just songs)? [more inside]
I'm looking for some good indie-pop holiday music, preferrably in various artists format. [more inside]
How can I pause Windows Media Player with my keyboard, without the default media player shortcut keys?
How can I pause Windows Media Player with my keyboard, without the default media player shortcut keys? [more inside]
Best songs about friendship? A good friendship?
What are the lyrics of the Metric song Police and the Private about? Drug addiction? Prostitution? Post-9/11 security? I have listened to it 50 times and it's driving me completely nuts; I can't figure it out. The last lines seems to undo the above meanings.
iTunes 7 playlist help. I have music located on two different HD's on my computer, I imported the first batch of music okay and it added playlists for each album/artist automatically, but not for the second batch of music I imported. How can I have iTunes make another batch of artist/album playlists?
I've read somewhere on the internets that listening to jazz or classical music during mealtimes can allay the appetite, but I can't find the study/research paper on the google. [more inside]
One of my greatest joys is dancing to live music. When I go to shows, all I see is hipsters nodding and smoking. Life is too short for this shit — help! (Rock fan, but all genres welcome. Pittsburgh area, but all answers welcome. More inside!) [more inside]
Electronic "music" from the 1960's. [more inside]
Are there any good country/country-punk bands in Boston? [more inside]
Please help me find some good audio engineering resources. [more inside]
A few years back I found an MP3 for a song called "I am a Liverpudlian" by a band from New Zealand or Australia. Then I lost it. What was the band's name? [more inside]
I need an upbeat farewell music/song for a presentation. [more inside]
How hard is it, as a (relatively) long-time musician, to pick up new instruments? (more specifically, as a guitarist moving to other areas) [more inside]
California music filter: me and my girlfriend are planning a road trip in California next year. I'm looking for the best songs about California -to play while driving our camper van. [more inside]
Help me put my newly discovered superpower to a good use. [more inside]
Funk Music for the year 2006: I need suggestions for party music. [more inside]
Anyone know who does the theme song on this season's (season 4) The Wire? Damn it's good.
How can I keep my laptop well-maintained when I DJ in smokey clubs? I DJ and play live music w/ my laptop in clubs, and usually there's a lot of smoke. What kind of preventetive measures and regular maintenance can I do to keep the smoke from really jankin' my lappy up?