I run a Slowdance Night every few months, complete with dancecards, a mirrorball, and designated dancers (for the wallflowers). It's a fabulous time, but here's my problem. The music that hooks my nostalgia ends in the late 80's, early 90's. After that, for some reason, I kind of stopped listening to music. Thus, my playlist climaxes with a lot of 80's songs. But I've been noticing the demographic has been skewing younger the past couple of dances. Could you suggest some slowdance songs and ballads from the last two decades that I might dovetail into my established set? Thanks.
Night in San Francisco, now what? [more inside]
How much can I save by using off peak electricity in the US? How does this compare to those in Europe? [more inside]
Nocturnal nose-picking: how to stop something I'm not even aware of doing? [slightly gross details follow] [more inside]
Avantgarde London: I want to take my girlfriend out to a biggish music/sound performance/event. I want it to be avantgarde, unexpected and unique - the kind of night that would send most music lovers screaming into the distance. I am thinking maybe opera, but I know NOTHING about it. And, as I said, I want avantgarde opera in London. Where do I start? [more inside]
I need a proper sleep position! I don't know which one I sleep to, because I keep tossing and turning till sleep overtakes and I fall asleep. [more inside]
It's 3:48 AM on December 28th 2008 in suburban California (Fullerton). I can hear the sound of about 11 dogs barking simultaneously from around a 1/2 mile away. What is happening? [more inside]
LanguageFilter: I see some connection between the words 'eight' & 'night' in a number of languages. Is there some reason for this? [more inside]
Where are the best views in LA at night? [more inside]
Why does my voice get so deep at night this time of year? [more inside]
Now that it's getting dark and wet here in the Pacific Northwest, what can I wear to be both visible and dry on our early morning and late evening dog walks? [more inside]
At night, through the mesh netting of my tent, I often observe a beautiful effect that forms around the moon - sort of "shockwaves" or lines that spread out from it in four directions. It's some sort of diffraction illusion? How do I photograph it? [more inside]
Quick! What is the joke about the vindow vasher? My friends and I are going nuts! ..and looking up salmon PR)N.
Low calorie snacks? [more inside]
Where should I go dancing in Toronto? [more inside]
A few years ago, I saw a series of videos online, all featuring odd robotic time-shifted dancing within urban environments at night. I can't track them down. [more inside]
Does anyone have advice on running at night? [more inside]
I'm trying to find a music streaming website I found through StumpleUpon a few months ago, and the main theme was night and roadtrip music. [more inside]
Should I sleep with my engagement ring on or take it off? [more inside]
When I'm battling an infection/virus for a few days, my body temperature climbs as the sun goes down. My village elders tell me this is normal. Why do fevers get worse after sundown, but subside in the morning?
Help me to sleep better at night. [more inside]
What online reads can you recommend on the subject of circadian rhythms and rituals, preferably from an anthropological and/or historical point of view? [more inside]
My girlfriend and her girlfriends are going to see the Spice Girls at the O2 Arena in London tonight, and I've been invited to drive them there. I'm not going to the show, so what is there in the area that I can do between, say, 6pm and 10pm? [more inside]
Recommendation for an all-night place to hang out in Washington D.C. Saturday night that is safe and clean, has wireless and bathrooms, serves food, and will let me stay there all night. [more inside]
Which night spots should I hit in Sydney? I'm a 28-year-old single male and I'm mostly interested in French electro/house-type music (Daft Punk, Justice, Ed Banger, Kavinsky, etc). The centerpiece of my trip will be seeing Daft Punk at Never Ever Land. I will be there for a week and I do not know anyone there. Thanks!
I'm looking for cheap, deep-in-the-ear earbuds for listening to audiobooks. The sound quality doesn't have to be great, because I won't use them to listen to music. I want cheap ones, because I inevitably break headphones, and I don't want to have to spend $100 every month. On the other hand, I'm willing to spend $20 a month if I have to. In-the-ear, because I don't want to keep my wife awake with "leaking" sound. [more inside]
How do I stop the night sweats? I am a female, 20s, not on or coming off of any medications or substances, though I do take vitamins. For the past couple winters (weirdly, only in winter, maybe once or twice in warmer weather) I have regularly had night sweats. Sometimes I wake up and everything is soaked, a pain not just for me but for my boyfriend as well. The only thing that helps a little is sleeping nude without blankets, but then I'm freezing and can't sleep anyway. I'm not sick. What could be causing this?
Got a fun 'date night' idea for a married couple? [more inside]
Ideas for photographing the Perseid meteor shower next month? Bonus points for a good place to watch in South Louisiana. [more inside]
I'm trying to compile a list of subway or light rail systems that are open all night. So far all I have is the New York subway and the Chicago El, but there's got to be more than that. There's a lot of cities in the world!
I want to bring back the John Lennon style glasses, but affordably. I want to find sub-$200 round frame glasses. [more inside]
I am going back to school after a 3 year break. Help me think out of the box in terms of employment opportunities (while I am in college) that have working hours between 4:30 pmish and 1 amish. [more inside]
The rose petals on the bed weren't necessary, but our rider clearly states 'indefinable sense of magic'.
I'm getting married in June - what's the best balance of luxury and value in hotels, for one night, in Edinburgh? [more inside]
I need tips and suggestions for shooting a short film on DV at night, mostly in a car. [more inside]
San Franciscans! How safe/legal/easy would it be to record a band in an abandoned building in your city? [more inside]
Please help me make the most of my old point-and-shoot digital camera in low light situations! [more inside]
For those mefites who have had LASIK surgery, especially those who had the surgery done with the Allegretto Wave laser, what was your NIGHT VISION like after the surgery? I had the surgery a week ago, and I'm seeing very large starbursts of light when driving at night. It doesn't give me searing headaches, but I find it very annoying and distracting. Is this something permanent that I should brace myself for now? Can night vision problems be corrected with an enhancement surgery? [more inside]
What are common courtesy signals for driving at night on highways? [more inside]
What is there to do in San Francisco on a Friday night that doesn't involve alcohol? [more inside]
Is there a way I can figure out the moon's path across the night sky as viewed from a specific location on Earth on a given day? [more inside]
Is there any sort of recognised optical illusion or visual deficit that can make it hard to realize that a vehicle is stationary? [more inside]
Parents, what has worked for you in getting infants to sleep for longer stretches at night? [more inside]
My significant other is coming to Cleveland, OH to visit. What should we do/eat to woo her to my city. [more inside]
Small problems or worries that are nothing during daylight, seem huge and insurmoutable during the hours of darkness, bordering on paranoia. Is this some form of mild depression, or a SAD related thing? [more inside]
Is it possible to see random shooting stars, or am I crazy? [more inside]
FlickFilter: This scary movie, perhaps from the early 60s, finds our cast stranded on a ship which has become mired in some kind of dense seaweed. They see another galleon nearby and debark to explore it. Each member of the crew dons individual helium (/hydrogen?) balloons--harnessed to their backs like water-wings--and snowshoe-like shoes, and walk across the water to the other boat. This definitive scene is very eerie, and is the clearest in my memory. [more inside]
Songs which feature night? [more inside]
Observational astronomy aids in Palm OS 3 format? "Current viewable at this location and time" information about satellites a huge plus. [more inside]
Name that classic arcade game! [more inside]
My fiance recently informed me that I often sit up in the middle of the night while fast asleep and he pushes me back into a reclining position and I never awaken. When I mentioned it to my mother, she casually said, "Oh yeah, you've been doing that since you were a baby." [more inside]