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No more dry runs, please.

Public speaking: I know my material, I feel good about it, I still end up with horrific dry mouth. What can I do to make that ease up? [more inside]
posted by gracedissolved on Mar 16, 2012 - 9 answers

How do I respond to professional praise?

My manager fairly frequently sends me email praising me for my work. I think I'm just doing my job. How should I respond? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 12, 2012 - 28 answers

What is it that you do here, exactly?

I have been asked to assist in drafting my "critical elements" for success, which will be used to evaluate my job performance. What should I be on the lookout for? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit on Mar 9, 2012 - 4 answers

Nervous during sex

I get really nervous during (attempted) sex with new people. I feel like a nervous teenager. Help me get out of my own damn head! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2012 - 16 answers

Name of performance artist who photographed herself in disguises?

Trying to recall the name of a performance artist/photographer. She used disguises (prep, ghetto, etc.) to pass as a member of various in-groups. Then she photographed herself socializing in these groups. [more inside]
posted by cymru_j on Mar 8, 2012 - 2 answers

How to handle anxiety when under pressure?

How can you handle performing under lots of pressure? Is it possible to practice this? How can I get rid of my losing attitude and think more positively? [more inside]
posted by cman on Jan 11, 2012 - 13 answers

I feel like I'm being set up to fail at work

My boss recently spoke to me about my performance and then today just dramatically increased my workload in a way that will pull me away from my primary job responsibility without a discussion. How should I approach this situation? [more inside]
posted by GilvearSt on Jan 10, 2012 - 17 answers

How can I get my new Camry to go faster?

Can I make my brand new Camry SE V6 go faster? [more inside]
posted by rybreadmed on Dec 24, 2011 - 12 answers

Tallyho! To the Geekery!

What are some computer "accessory" items I haven't thought of? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Dec 16, 2011 - 15 answers

Annual review advice?

It's annual review season! Looking for some guidance on getting through, with a few parameters inside. [more inside]
posted by 5845(f)(1)(D) on Dec 5, 2011 - 5 answers

How to develop work ethic after your academic confidence has taken a beating

Smart people who did badly in college - how did you regain your footing and develop your work ethic and study skills? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Nov 20, 2011 - 21 answers

Are these toy walkie-talkies truly useless?

Can the performance of toy walkie-talkies be improved? [more inside]
posted by Dragonness on Nov 9, 2011 - 7 answers

My wordpress blog hates calendars.

Having a strange problem with my Wordpress blog and calendar plugins... any calendar plugin, actually. [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Nov 2, 2011 - 11 answers

In the audiovisual deep end, all dressed in white.

I'm helping some friends with videoing their wedding day, yay! I have zero experience with event recording, boo! Are my noobish assumptions leading us to disaster? [more inside]
posted by Griffynn on Oct 26, 2011 - 11 answers

Gay Girl in Amsterdam for 2 Days: Where to stay and what to do???

Where should I stay in Amsterdam and what should I check out? I'm going to Amsterdam for two days and two nights the first week of January. I am a 26 year old single lesbian who is very interested in checking out the local hotspots for gay women and also visiting some art galleries. I would like to see some unusual art installations and/or performance art while I am there. Thank you! : ) [more inside]
posted by thatgirl1985 on Oct 24, 2011 - 6 answers

Does it make any difference what kind of hard drive I buy to put in an external USB 2.0 enclosure in terms of transfer speed?

Does it make any difference what kind of hard drive I buy to put in an external USB 2.0 enclosure in terms of transfer speed? [more inside]
posted by GuyZero on Oct 17, 2011 - 4 answers

Can you help a junk food loving athlete change her diet?

I am a junk food eating endurance athlete looking for books and other resources to inspire me change my diet and eating habits. [more inside]
posted by Gadgetie on Oct 10, 2011 - 5 answers

IANAL, obviously

YANALFilter: I want to prepare a release form that gives me rights to use recordings I make of literary performances on the internet and radio. What should be included? [more inside]
posted by custard heart on Oct 5, 2011 - 1 answer

Live but not live

I would like to see music videos that are live-take performances but not recordings from gigs. Help please! [more inside]
posted by timshel on Sep 11, 2011 - 35 answers

I'm already imagining these people in their underwear...

My band has a big gig tomorrow night and for the first time ever, I am a little anxious about performing. What are some simple ways to stay relaxed and have fun on stage? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2011 - 15 answers

What is this quote about performing music?

I need help finding a quote about the performance of music. [more inside]
posted by Janta on Jul 28, 2011 - 2 answers

What Do You Wish Sitcom Producers Knew?

In order to create an original show, I turn now to the Hive Mind. Please share with me your preferences and help me find the common threads and elements linking the best sitcoms to ever be broadcast! [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Jul 15, 2011 - 27 answers

Making art AND money.

What are some genre-breaking companies that blur the line between for-proft and non-profit in imaginative ways? [more inside]
posted by finders keepers on Jul 2, 2011 - 17 answers

Looking for Lady Macbeth

I am looking for great performances of Lady Macbeth. Please point me towards any recordings (video, audio) of Lady M's finest moments. I don't need whole productions of Macbeth, just great performances of Macbeth's wife. Online, preferably. [more inside]
posted by crossoverman on Jun 17, 2011 - 8 answers

How do you know if your setting yourself up for dissapointment?

I'm pursuing my dream but have so much pressure that it's not even fun anymore. Is this normal, or am I being unrealistic and setting myself up for disappointment? [more inside]
posted by Jofecopa on Jun 17, 2011 - 16 answers

A good passage is hard to find.

I'm going to be participating in this event for the Brooklyn Public Library this weekend. What should I read? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Jun 9, 2011 - 11 answers

Good keyboard for live performance?

Looking for an affordable keyboard for live performance with GREAT piano, elecric piano and organ samples. [more inside]
posted by unSane on May 19, 2011 - 9 answers

Ideas for activities for a largeish group of faculty/students

I am on the planning committee of an annual event held by my grad program in which the students and faculty do various activities and performances, play games, and generally make fun of each other. I need some ideas, preferably involving laughter and/or making the faculty do slightly embarrassing stuff. [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on Mar 28, 2011 - 5 answers

How to show myself off in 5 minutes.

Help jumpstart my creativity for a five-minute long performance piece about ME. [more inside]
posted by stray on Mar 13, 2011 - 7 answers

Classic rock/pop songs that play well on a single acoustic guitar?

Calling all guitar players: Looking for popular songs that can easily be played and sung by a single person with an acoustic guitar without losing too much. Basically, the kind of songs you can put in a set list where people's reactions are to immediately say, "Hey, I really like that song," followed immediately by "and hey, that sounds pretty close to the original too!" Also, very important: Any song should be playable by a *mediocre* guitar player. [more inside]
posted by kingjoeshmoe on Mar 11, 2011 - 41 answers

This song is now this song and now it's another song

I'm looking for mashup performances like Omar Afuni's Born This Way / Express Yourself or Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up/Together Forever/So Lucky [more inside]
posted by asockpuppet on Mar 10, 2011 - 6 answers

Is there a DVD with classic jazz performances?

I'd like to show black-and-white footage of jazz performances during a party. Is there a DVD of classic jazz performances I can play, or is there some way I can make use of short youtube videos without having to sit at my computer and select different videos all night? [more inside]
posted by lilac girl on Mar 3, 2011 - 9 answers

Show me people moved by music.

I want to see moments where people are moved by music. [more inside]
posted by ajarbaday on Feb 27, 2011 - 49 answers

Patrick Stewart's best ST:TNG performances?

Patrick Stewart's best ST:TNG performances? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Feb 12, 2011 - 33 answers

is my computer just old at this point or is it underperforming?

I'm wondering whether my Dell laptop is naturally slow at this point or whether there's something weird afoot; and also, how to figure out whether I can install a solid state disk in it without much trouble? [more inside]
posted by the mad poster! on Nov 11, 2010 - 11 answers

MacBook Air a regression in performance?

How will the new 11-inch MacBook Air perform in comparison to a 2006 13-inch MacBook? [more inside]
posted by dixiecupdrinking on Nov 10, 2010 - 18 answers

And I never graduated from art school!

Help! I'm suddenly a performance artist! [more inside]
posted by Hey Dean Yeager! on Nov 3, 2010 - 16 answers

Can't miss live jazz performance dvds?

If I were to compile a small collection of live performance Jazz DVD's (say, 5-7ish), what *needs* to be in that collection? Specifically if my interests in jazz run less in the orchestra area and more in the trio-octet range? [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on Oct 29, 2010 - 8 answers

Stage Name Changes

Performer types: does changing your stage name affect your career greatly? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Oct 10, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me find the best classical music on CD.

As someone who's just starting to seriously explore classical music, I'd like a reference that surveys the repertoire, puts composers, their works, and specific recorded performances of those works into context, and which preferably discusses specific CD releases of those performances. [more inside]
posted by Lazlo on Oct 9, 2010 - 7 answers

netapp performance smell test

Netapp filesystem running with 28 15k RPM disks in a single raid group. Does this performance sound right? [more inside]
posted by H. Roark on Oct 4, 2010 - 8 answers

Drummers: Help me pick a song to play during sound checks

Drummers: What do you play during sound checks? [more inside]
posted by jalexc on Sep 29, 2010 - 6 answers

SF for 3 months - doable?

San Francisco for 3 months to be creative and check out awesomeness. Low budget, Bangladesh passport. Possible? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 27, 2010 - 8 answers

Fill out my Map of Awesome

I'm updating my Map of Awesome - who else should be on there? Looking for performance artists, schools, companies, places, and other things that share characteristics of activism, creativity, and pure awesome. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 18, 2010 - 12 answers

I want to assemble a setlist for piano + voice for an old-timey venue.

I want to assemble a setlist for piano + voice for an old-timey venue. [more inside]
posted by thedaniel on Aug 9, 2010 - 11 answers

Physical Comedy Filter

How can I be funnier the next few weekends? (Brainstorming!) [more inside]
posted by bovious on Jul 17, 2010 - 9 answers

Best Possible Annual Review Experience?

What could your manager do to make the annual review most productive and effective and least painful? What should your manager ask you to prepare for the annual review? [more inside]
posted by theora55 on Jul 13, 2010 - 16 answers

Help us find a home for a night (or two)

I need to find a venue for a cabaret/concert performance in Buffalo. The problems: our target dates (Sept. 10th and 11th) coincide with the opening weekend of the new theatre season (locking out traditional theatres), and we're not looking for a permanent residence just yet. Non-Buffalo specific advice also useful, details follow… [more inside]
posted by cvp on Jul 12, 2010 - 11 answers

I need a laptop for photo work

Help me pick a new laptop for my photography business! [more inside]
posted by WinnipegDragon on Jul 9, 2010 - 14 answers

Keeping the Energy Up for the Big Show

I've got a big show this weekend! Help me prepare for it - especially by working out what I can eat during the day without either killing my stomach or passing out. (esp since I won't have time for dinner...) [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jul 7, 2010 - 10 answers

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