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Songs with a twist?

What are some notable (or your favorite) songs with twist endings revealed through the lyrics? [more inside]
posted by modesty.blaise on Apr 6, 2015 - 54 answers

Songs about traveling, 2015 edition

My RV-living friends are leaving Mesa, AZ on Wednesday for another season of traveling. Please help with the playlist. (Already covered what's in this ask from 2006.) Thank you!
posted by she's not there on Apr 6, 2015 - 12 answers

How can I get back into music again?

The short of it is that I've always been fairly obsessed with music. I burned out at music school and now I seem to have lost my interest in listening to music like I used to. Is it possible to go to school for something you love and ruin it for yourself? [more inside]
posted by teponaztli on Apr 6, 2015 - 6 answers

Nerd Idol

Has there been any contestant on a singing or dancing TV competition that has performed something "nerdy", such as songs from video games, cartoons, or Internet media? The one example I can think of is a Dancing with the Stars routine to Super Mario.
posted by divabat on Apr 3, 2015 - 14 answers

do do doodoo, do do doodo.... WHAT influenced this SONG?!

"No More Shoes" by Steve Malkmus clearly has a strong 70's influence. Husband and I have been trying to figure this out for an hour. Can any Mefites save the day? [more inside]
posted by onecircleaday on Apr 2, 2015 - 30 answers

Motivational Songs For Workouts And Work

Can anyone suggest some motivational songs that you can use for working out, running, and work? [more inside]
posted by maximus99 on Apr 2, 2015 - 7 answers

Help me find new music with really good lyrics!

One of the things that I reliably love in music is lyrics that sound like good poetry. Help me find more musicians who reliably include this trait in their work! [more inside]
posted by sciatrix on Apr 1, 2015 - 40 answers

Post-Industrial Songs (Not that kind)

No, I don't want to know what Nurse With Wound is doing lately. I want to hear more songs about the death of industries. The more specific, the better. [more inside]
posted by neroli on Mar 31, 2015 - 45 answers

enabling aural imagination

Sometimes - rarely - when I am nearly asleep, I get into a state where I can imagine music as vividly as hearing it in reality. Not just playing back memories, but inventing new music with full orchestration. As soon as I become too aware and awake, the skill fades away, and I can barely remember details of the music. Have you had similar experiences? Any suggestions on how to cultivate this skill and make it more reliable and accessible to memory?
posted by moonmilk on Mar 30, 2015 - 13 answers

Music to slow down by

I am the kind of person who taps their foot impatiently for 28 of the 30 seconds that the microwave is running. Help me find music to slow down/calm down by. [more inside]
posted by Michele in California on Mar 30, 2015 - 20 answers

Chimera records

I'm looking for good albums of any genre with a well-considered mixture of vocal songs and instrumentals. [more inside]
posted by theodolite on Mar 30, 2015 - 11 answers

What song did I just hear? Who sings it? "For tonight I say goodbye"

Alternative/rock song, a guy with a deep voice singing, kind of slower than a typical indie song, it sounded a bit depressing. The singing was kind of muffled but the only lyrics I heard clearly in the chorus were "for tonight I say goodbye" and the very last line of the song was "For tonight I say my last goodbye" and he kind of slowed down for the very last line. [more inside]
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be. on Mar 29, 2015 - 8 answers

Longshot music ID question: -- help me find this indie song?

Help me identify this indie rock song (with a Belle and Sebastian sound) with song lyrics that go, "I'm wasting my time." [more inside]
posted by joeyjoejoejr on Mar 27, 2015 - 7 answers

6 Days in Portland/Seattle

This (very) recent question had a lot of good suggestions of things to do in Portland, but I'm in Portland and Seattle for several days each this weekend, and I'm looking for advice about what to do in both cities. Difficulty: like outdoorsy things, but don't have a car. [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Mar 25, 2015 - 9 answers

Sensual Songs

Tell me about some songs that are sensual in the way that "Take Me to Church" is, but aren't overtly, explicitly sexual the way that "Do Me!" or "Let's Get It On" are. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2015 - 60 answers

What is this electronic instrument?

Here's an interview with Steven Universe creator Rebecca wherein she briefly plays an electronic instrument (at about 1:20) that I've never seen before. What is it?
posted by Sokka shot first on Mar 24, 2015 - 4 answers

Japanese Wedding Background Song Suggestions

I'm getting married in Tokyo soon and we need some ideas for Japanese wedding background songs. My fiancee is Japanese but hasn't really listened to Japanese music in a long time and neither have I. [more inside]
posted by Sangermaine on Mar 23, 2015 - 1 answer

What music is this?

Most of the music in this documentary about Sviatoslav Richter is labeled, but the music starting at 1:10:49 for Stalin's death isn't. What's the composer and title? Thanks!
posted by clawsoon on Mar 23, 2015 - 1 answer

Songs for sucking the marrow out of life

Wanted: music to remind me to live deliberately, live consciously, and not coast through life on autopilot. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Mar 23, 2015 - 62 answers

Ukeful things...

I'm learning the ukelele! Mainly because a fellow mefite browbeat me into it. But I'm having fun! Help me find some inspiration, and some info. on how to learn more. [more inside]
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts on Mar 23, 2015 - 21 answers

Please help me find the right music score for a video

I want to find a Creative Commons (or other free-to-use) background music for a short video. The video is the (top post on my website from my profile ). I need to re-cut it so that it is only 2 minutes long, and would like to use an awesome track as background music. The video is a slide show of about 100 art images. Please recommend some unusual scores that will create a strong emotional reaction during editing. [more inside]
posted by growabrain on Mar 22, 2015 - 5 answers

Help me make an enjoyable Opera Mix!

I'd like to start exploring the world of opera. Can you please recommend the names of some of the most popular pieces that I could compile into a mix (specifically to listen to while driving across country). [more inside]
posted by shrimpsmalls on Mar 22, 2015 - 11 answers

Used records in Amsterdam

My previous thread was a huge success, so I thought I'd give another go. We're talking vinyls, we're talking shops, only this time, we're talking Amsterdam! I'll be visiting Amsterdam for four days, and I will be on the hunt. Do you know any good places for vinyls in the city? Thanks!
posted by lipsum on Mar 22, 2015 - 5 answers

my humming skills are failing me

WhatIsThisSongFilter: What song is this?(link goes to my blog where I'm humming it) Recent-ish male singer, R&B/rock, angsty, heard in the US. SoundHound and Midomi fail me.
posted by divabat on Mar 21, 2015 - 4 answers

Excellent mis-priced 99 cent albums in digital stores?

I love finding albums that digital music stores fail to price correctly. Some examples: Hildur Gudnadottir's Leyfdu ljosinu, James Blackshaw's Lost Prayers, a concert of In C, and the continuous mixes of Hernan Cattaneo's Balance 26). Do you know any great, bargain-basement priced esoteric albums for sale? Do you have a great system for finding them? Please reveal your secrets!
posted by Going To Maine on Mar 19, 2015 - 5 answers

What's the best method of mastering tracks made in Garageband?

What's the best, easiest method of mastering tracks that were mixed in Garageband? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Mar 19, 2015 - 5 answers

please bring back springsteen, nirvana, but maybe not madonna....

Explain the current state of music and podcast buying/storing/playing to me as though I am 5 years old and have never owned an iPod. [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on Mar 18, 2015 - 11 answers

Song/artist used in Apple Watch "Aluminum" video?

I really like the music in Apple's "Aluminum" video for the Apple Watch. Unfortunately, AppleMusic.info has no information about this video. Any idea who the artist might be?
posted by archagon on Mar 18, 2015 - 3 answers

Does anyone know what this piece of music is? Heard in Shanghai.

Do you know what this music is? https://vid.me/PdCQ I filmed this standing on a conrner and the music was playing from an LCD/LED billboard behind me. Maybe someone who lives in Shanghai knows if it's music from an ad? Or some music buff can tell me if it's a known tune, that I can get a proper version of somewhere? [more inside]
posted by stellathon on Mar 16, 2015 - 2 answers

Area Man Seeks Spotify Playlists for Transatlantic Flight

I urgently need long, well-curated Spotify playlists that I can download for listening to on a long impending Transatlantic flight. Preferred genres: shoegaze/nugaze, neo-psych rock, and/or melodic IDM. Basically anything that matches up with (or preferably blows the socks off) this listening profile. Relatively contemporary preferred. Thanks!
posted by Sonny Jim on Mar 16, 2015 - 6 answers

Free, non-stop non-distracting music

I'm looking for music streams that are free, continuous, and non-distracting. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Mar 15, 2015 - 10 answers

Sorry, I don't speak jive.

What resources can I use to help me parse movement as artistic expression? [more inside]
posted by tchemgrrl on Mar 15, 2015 - 3 answers

non iTunes music player that allows me to do three specific things ...

After years of avoiding iTunes 11, a new laptop (Windows 8) has recently forced my hand. Needless, to say I'm unimpressed. More to the point, as a semi-pro-DJ who works from rather large playlists and loves working with shuffled playlists, I have some rather particular needs ... [more inside]
posted by philip-random on Mar 14, 2015 - 6 answers

Recommend to me some more early 20th century Asian music

So I've been obsessed with Legend of Korra (shock, I know), and part of the reason I love it so much is the Art Deco/Jazz Age style in an East Asian setting. I want to get more into the actual historical sources and music for that era. I've found a collection of pre-war Japanese albums, but can anyone recommend to me more musicians or collections I should be looking into? [more inside]
posted by Katemonkey on Mar 12, 2015 - 4 answers

Trying to find a medieval inspired hip hop video

About five (or more) years ago, I saw a hip hop video where both lyrics and video were medieval/renaissance faire themed. Featured some buxom ladies and possibly a horse mask. More humour than hip hop. Does this ring a bell for anyone?
posted by uffda on Mar 11, 2015 - 5 answers

Can a non-musical adult learn to play the piano?

I'm 43 years old and have no music training. Is it realistic for someone with my age and musical inexperience to enjoy learning to play piano or is it just an exercise in frustration trying to force a non-plastic brain to do something entirely new? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Mar 11, 2015 - 28 answers

Having fans is the worst. Or is it?

Can you think of any expressions of artist/fan ambivalence or outright antagonism? [more inside]
posted by umbĂș on Mar 11, 2015 - 23 answers

Spotify alternative for buying mp3's?

I recently discovered Spotify and love it. For the past years I still mostly listened to music from cd's I bought over 10 years ago, and I have a lot of fun discovering different music. The only problem with Spotify for me is that it works on my phone, and I would prefer to use a standard mp3 player (not iPod). Almost all my music listening is when I'm exercising and when I'm offline. [more inside]
posted by blub on Mar 11, 2015 - 12 answers

Zabava by Turbo Angels

I urgently need a good quality version of the cheesy song Zabava by Turbo Angels. It was in Slovenia's finals for Eurovision 2008. A poorish quality video is out there but I'd like a decent audio file. Can you help me find it?
posted by Wolfdog on Mar 9, 2015 - 1 answer

Looking for a song

I listened to a song sometime in the last year that was titled "The (something), the (something) and the (something) (or something very close to this). One of those somethings was "Law" and pretty sure the other somethings were somehow related. It was a rock song, but I don't know when it was released, but seemed < 15 years old. Ring any bells?
posted by disaster77 on Mar 9, 2015 - 8 answers

Mapping a midi keyboard by frequency?

I would like to use some software (preferably Logic Pro, but would be open to a different software if necessary) to map a midi controller using specific frequencies, as opposed to pitches or other sounds. Basically, I'd like to be able to compose music with a midi keyboard where each key gives me a sine wave (or perhaps other wave of my choosing) of some frequency(ies) I select. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Mar 9, 2015 - 6 answers

HBO's "Togetherness" - name that song?

What is the song that played at the end of tonight's season finale of HBO's "Togetherness"? [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on Mar 8, 2015 - 2 answers

(A) number of (things like) the Beast

I finally got around to watching The Good Wife, and really liked the soundtrack. In particular, I'm sort of in love with Mr Hurricane and Satan by Beast. What other music is like this? Please keep in mind that my children have conspired to stop me listening to anything new in many years, so I might need a little handholding to understand what I'm listening to here.
posted by langtonsant on Mar 7, 2015 - 3 answers

Best way to play audio wirelessly from Android to home theater system?

I use an Android phone as my main audio player (both music and podcasts). I'd like to use it to play audio wirelessly over my home theater system. The Bluetooth receiver I got for this isn't cutting it. What's the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Mar 6, 2015 - 10 answers

What is the name of the gospel song performed by Mary Mary

Hi Mary Mary performed on Good Morning America today and sang a medley. The second song that was sung had these lyrics in them..........so I'm singing alleluiah, I'm not what I used to be........ I looked online and cannot find the name of this gospel song. Thank you. Lynn
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Mar 5, 2015 - 6 answers

French song translation help

Lately I've been enjoying Grenadine's eponymous album. But my French is non-existent, and I can't find lyrics anywhere. What are these songs about, anyway? [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Mar 5, 2015 - 5 answers

Ancient cassette tape is finally broken, lost the track list ages ago.

Deutsche Grammophon classical recording. Acquired it circa 1983. Title: Serenades and Romances, The World's Loveliest Music for Strings. I think the catalog or serial number is 413 655-4 but I can't find the track list online. [more inside]
posted by MasonDixon on Mar 4, 2015 - 4 answers

I'm tired of listening to angry men, I want to listen to angry women

I'm in a musical rut and I'd like to listen to more female-fronted "angry" music. Like Sleater-Kinney, but angrier. Like Hole, but still around. Is there a lesbian version of Trent Reznor? Bonus points for LGBTQ bands and bands that are still performing together. [more inside]
posted by blueskiesinside on Mar 3, 2015 - 67 answers

Viking party music?

I'm helping find music for a Viking-themed party that would be both fitting and fun to dance to. I've got some viking metal, but that is more head-banging than the booty-shaking I am hoping for. What is the Gogol Bordello of viking bands, or the electroswing of viking music?
posted by Pwoink on Mar 3, 2015 - 16 answers

Looking for an IOS app to shift the pitch of my music in real time

I'm looking for an IOS app that will let me play a song from my music library at a different (chosen) pitch, on the fly, without impacting song length. I know IOS audio editors can do this but I was hoping for something that didn't require loading, editing and saving each song before listening. Any ideas? (Case you were wondering, I'm trying to re-hear my music collection, and shifting pitch is one way to do it.)
posted by scrm on Mar 3, 2015 - 2 answers

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