I have a vague memory of seeing someone perform a percussion piece where they swung a rope in each hand with a weight on the end. They would sometimes allow the weight to strike the wooden resonating chamber to make a "clack" sound. In so doing, they were able to clack out some surprisingly complex rhythms. Does this instrument/technique have a name? What is it? And most importantly, where can I find some videos of people doing it?
posted by Galaxor Nebulon
on Jun 19, 2014 -
The song technically starts at 15:40. It's the scene where Richard gets intimidated by Kevin.
posted by jtothes
on May 13, 2014 -
Heard the song in a restaurant and liked it, but don't have a copy of Shazam. Here's what I could hear / learned: [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine
on Apr 7, 2014 -
I've had this song in my head all day and I can't think the title or composer! I remember playing it in concert band years ago but can't really recall much else besides the main motif. [more inside]
posted by andruwjones26
on Feb 28, 2014 -
I have a piece of a song stuck in my head and it's apparently not enough for google to be of any use. It's an 80's or 90's song, with a guy's voice sort of chanting "ooh ma ma way" in an african-y sounding way with a heavy bass line. I feel like it was used a lot in soundtracks to represent a journey or something like that, because it reminds me of solsbury hill. if anyone can name this song, i know it's you lovely mefites.
posted by carlypennylane
on Dec 5, 2013 -
A friend of mine's been watching the anime "A Certain Scientific Railgun S", and he's been having trouble identifying one of the incidental music pieces. It's in episode 11, from 17:52 to 20:00--what song is this
(mp3), used here, and which of the OSTs is it on, if any? He says he's searched them all, including a second Railgun S OST which apparently came out yesterday, but he can't seem to find it, though he admits that he might have missed it along the line. Any help you can offer he'd appreciate. Thanks!
posted by KChasm
on Nov 28, 2013 -
There's a song Mike & the bots half-coherently sing a couple of times in Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode 519 "Outlaw of Gor." What is it? [more inside]
posted by prize bull octorok
on Oct 4, 2013 -
Early 80's hip hop. The only fragment i can remember is a single male voice repeating (something like) "just a rockin and a shockin and a burnin it up/c'mon everybody, pump it up." Possibly Zulu Nation, but i think I've ruled out Trouble Funk's "Pump Me Up." Oh great hivemind, unfold your wisdom and kill this earworm for good!
posted by provocateur
on Sep 19, 2013 -
When you tell me the answer, I will likely nut-punch myself for forgetting it. I can play this damned song on the fiddle, yet can't remember it's name.
From like :30-1:38 here
And I know the name of the third reel as well. Little help?
posted by timsteil
on Mar 5, 2013 -
What is the name of this piece of music from the True Romance
soundtrack? Bonus round: where else have I heard it? [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit
on Dec 21, 2012 -
Name that tune: this morning, the guest preacher played a video about Myanmar. He was from OMF International
. I remember too little of the song in the background to do a fruitful search: something something 'what does it mean to live this life' and something about a shore, maybe. Sung by a man, sparse instrumentation. Can you help me? [more inside]
posted by undue influence
on Sep 30, 2012 -
Can anybody identify this Chinese language song
? At least, we think it's Chinese. A friend of mine found it somewhere totally devoid of context, and now we're wondering what it is and where it's from. Any help you can give us would be just fine.
posted by KChasm
on Sep 19, 2012 -
Heard a catchy as-all-get-out song on CJBC-FM Espace musique
early this afternoon. All I remember:
- In French
- Female singer
- Had kalimba/mbira featured pretty heavily
- Had "mercurochrome" and perhaps "petit pansement" in the lyrics.
Anyone able to ID it, please?
posted by scruss
on Jul 8, 2011 -
Ska band with a horn section. Prominent piano (?) chords on the off-beat, following the pattern I i i iv
. No, that's not a typo: the first tonic chord is major, the rest are minor. Name that tune?
posted by nebulawindphone
on Jun 26, 2011 -
Most TI-99 games used classical tunes for their music. I'm trying to identify the main theme from the game Alpiner, which can be found here
. I'm also trying to identify the tune that plays when you conquer the last mountain, which I couldn't find online but reproduced from memory here
. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by luvcraft
on Apr 24, 2011 -
So... nineteen years ago I recorded the top 30 countdown on Mars FM, a radio station in L.A.
Four years ago I dumped those cassette tape recordings to MP3, and in the process I found this song
that I've been wondering about all this time. The end of the tape comes right as the announcer is about to say what it is. All I can tell you, which I highly doubt will help at all, is that it was #16 on the Mars FM Top 30 for January 4th, 1992.
I asked some friends about it at the time, but nobody knew what it was, and Tunatic wasn't able to decipher it, so I forgot about it for a while, but just the other day I remembered it for some strange reason, so now I'm posting it here to Ask MeFi. Can anyone name this early-90s rave anthem?
posted by luvcraft
on Feb 18, 2011 -
Can you name this slow, sappy, mostly-instrumental song (and its artist) from the last decade? [more inside]
posted by purefusion
on Feb 15, 2011 -
NameThatTuneFilter: heard a song earlier tonight while trying on shirts at Nordstrom Rack. Meant to Google the lyrics. Promptly forgot. Am now heartbroken. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew
on Nov 29, 2010 -
I've heard this pop song a couple times on the jukebox, full of bass guitar. The vocals sound like Steve Winwood and the chorus phrase I think I hear is "hearts on fire", but this song is nothing like Steve Winwood's Hearts On Fire
. Hep meh?
posted by jayCampbell
on May 17, 2010 -
Can anyone on the green tell me if Mit Viel Gluck
by 2 Raumwohnung is a cover of a song and, if so, which song?
The first time I heard this song I was instantly confident that just about anyone could tell me what song the tune came from. Several attempts to find out later and I'm wondering if I'm simply imagining that I know
It's so maddeningly familiar -- particularly around the 1:12 mark.
Can anyone help?
posted by planetthoughtful
on Feb 10, 2010 -
What song plays over the closing credits in the last episode of The Simpsons? [more inside]
posted by miriam
on Nov 24, 2009 -
Please help me remember this song from a short snippet on The Late Show with David Letterman [more inside]
posted by newfers
on May 5, 2009 -
Name-That-Tune Filter: uptempo pop/rock, female vocalist, and the hook contains the lyric "I just wanna know, where did she go?" Or something like it… [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby
on Apr 8, 2009 -
It's a good one. I consider myself a music aficionado, but I still am stumped on this one. My buddy thinks it's from a movie soundtrack, I' not too sure it is - but we both definitely recognize the hook.
We transcribed it into notes for you all - more after the jump... [more inside]
posted by Detuned Radio
on Feb 28, 2009 -
[Name-that-tune-Filter] Looking for the name and/or general translation of a Danish song my mother learned from friends as a child. [more inside]
posted by blueberry
on Feb 6, 2009 -
Can anybody tell me the artist/song title presented in this video
? I have searched the intertubes until my fingers bled, to no avail.
posted by tehloki
on Jan 20, 2009 -
I need help identifying a song, that I thought was in a commercial, but can't remember where I heard it. [more inside]
posted by LouMac
on Dec 10, 2008 -
I've been looking for an old CD my parents used to play when I was little, caled "here come the hits", but it doesn't seem to be anywhere visible. In fact, it seems to have dropped out of existence entirely; I can't even find a tracklisting on the internet so I can gather the songs from other sources.
I know "shout" by tears for fears was one of the songs, and "black cars look better in the shade" and "one night in bangkok" are likely contenders. Can somebody help me find an official tracklist for this album of 80's one-hit-wonders so I can get some closure?
posted by tehloki
on Nov 23, 2008 -