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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

Entering Eurovision?

What would it take to be able to enter Eurovision? [more inside]
posted by LSK on Jun 28, 2010 - 8 answers

Small business proposal writer: Help me design my bonus plan.

Small business proposal writer: Help me design my bonus plan. [more inside]
posted by Wossname on Jun 18, 2010 - 2 answers

Difficulty factor: near-total ignorance of Sondheim

Help me avoid embarrassment. I have no training and couldn't tell you what my range is using, like, technical terms, but when singing I embarrass myself least with Amy Winehouse's song You Know I'm No Good. Taking that as my (only) data point, what song should I attempt at an evening of Sondheim?
posted by prefpara on Jun 16, 2010 - 10 answers

Keep up the great work! And don't forget to look for your next job.

Has your manager ever told you, "as a developmental exercise" or otherwise, to search and apply for other jobs, internally and externally? [more inside]
posted by clever sheep on Jun 7, 2010 - 14 answers

Dancing with an Object

What sort of performances (dance, music videos, etc) involve a solo dancer dancing with an object as their lover? [more inside]
posted by divabat on May 16, 2010 - 17 answers

Can anyone with the knowledge help me figure out what key my song is in?

Working on this dark whimsical carnival-esque song for a local compilation. Can someone help me find the key? (Tried the usual Googling until my head exploded)... Link to streaming song included in extended description. [more inside]
posted by raintheory on May 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Which SSD for booting my old-ish laptop off its PC Card Slot?

I have an old-ish laptop that I love, and I want to give it a new lease of life. I have thought booting off an SSD in the PC Card slot would make it run snappier and go easier on the battery. [more inside]
posted by kandinski on May 9, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me lie about myself.

As part of a team-building/training exercise at work, we're supposed to make a website about ourselves. I can handle the technical end just fine, but I hate, hate, hate having to make a display of my personal self in public. I'm pretty sure I can get away with making stuff up, as long as it's sufficiently outrageous that everyone feels in on the joke. Now I just need some ideas... [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze on Apr 30, 2010 - 35 answers

This one time, at band camp...

Where can I go with a friend (in Houston) to play classical music? [more inside]
posted by greekphilosophy on Apr 19, 2010 - 3 answers

Make me wish I was there

Best online videos of live musical performances? [more inside]
posted by inkytea on Apr 7, 2010 - 13 answers

Where to find good peak performance resources?

Where to find good peak performance resources? [more inside]
posted by simpleton on Apr 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me focus on doing whatever I'm doing well before moving on

I'm really bad about not focusing on my current task, and hastily finishing whatever it is so I can move on to the next and perform it equally as poor. How can I learn to be more focused on -- and enjoy -- what I am currently doing, rather than spending that time looking ahead to the next project at the expense of doing the first well? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2010 - 7 answers

Low-end 21.5" imac sufficient for Adobe CS5?

I'm considering buying an mac mini or 21.5" imac w. 4GB of RAM. Think that they're powerful enough to support upcoming Adobe CS5 (photoshop, bridge, and InDesign open), Windows 7 in a virtual machine, and HD YouTube video similtaneously--and in a timely manner?
posted by doncoyote on Mar 26, 2010 - 17 answers

How to play a tractor live at a concert?

Wrooom Wrroom Tractortronica: I'm going to perform live with three tractors. What kind of sounds can you get out of them? [more inside]
posted by gmm on Mar 25, 2010 - 19 answers

Favorite, though-provoking, or inspirational slam poetry performance?

What's are some of your favorite slam poetry performances? [more inside]
posted by meta.mark on Mar 13, 2010 - 12 answers

Music for a juggling act?

Can you help me find a musical track for a juggling act? [more inside]
posted by emilyw on Mar 3, 2010 - 14 answers

Trying to identify a Japanese noise artist

I'm trying to identify a Japanese noise artist who uses analog electronics (light bulbs, motors, record player based sequencer, etc.) to create really loud and grating music. [more inside]
posted by thehickmans on Feb 4, 2010 - 9 answers

A performance art as business website?

Seeking an artist's webpage: she or he has a unique business model of direct commissions via PayPal for actions at different price levels (will write a note, will travel to place X and take a photograph, send the photo to you, etc). None of my search keywords are turning it up ... ring any bells?
posted by finnb on Jan 20, 2010 - 4 answers

Drag King Magic

What are some magic tricks that are simple to make/do for an indoor cabaret? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jan 18, 2010 - 2 answers

Which of Beethoven's piano sonatas can be played by a skilled amateur?

Which of Beethoven's piano sonatas can be played by a skilled amateur? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Jan 17, 2010 - 16 answers

I'm afraid my work's bonus program will backfire.

My work now offers bonuses if our performance meets certain (fairly high) standards. I'm concerned this will hurt more than it helps. Are my fears unfounded? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2010 - 14 answers

"We're playing Carnegie Hall!"

If your small-town choir tells you that they want to perform at Carnegie Hall as part of the MidAmerica Concert Series - how good (polish, presentation, musical standards etc.) do they need to be to get the gig?
posted by tabubilgirl on Dec 21, 2009 - 4 answers

What's the best cable for my original iPhone, if I'm using it for live music?

I want to play some iPhone music apps live on stage with my band. I'd like to plug my iPhone into an amp. However, I have the iPhone 2G (The original) which doesn't have a normal headphone-out. This output is going bad, anyway. Is there a cable to get sound from the dock connector so I could feed it to the amp? [more inside]
posted by ejfox on Dec 17, 2009 - 6 answers

Best practices for benchmarking and profiling!

Help me develop a performance and concurrency testing and improvement plan for an ecommerce site. [more inside]
posted by Kwine on Dec 7, 2009 - 3 answers

Creative ideas for a party

What short, creative performances can guests put on at my party to entertain themselves? [more inside]
posted by Kateruba on Dec 1, 2009 - 11 answers

How much memorization does art dance performance require?

How much memorization does art dance performance require? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Nov 24, 2009 - 6 answers

PowerMac life extension

Squeezing a bit more out of a PowerMac G5... [more inside]
posted by omnidrew on Nov 23, 2009 - 9 answers

How to perform better in public

How can I better my live performance? [more inside]
posted by stenoboy on Nov 17, 2009 - 3 answers

How do they fix performance glitches when doing post-production on "live" recordings?

How do they fix performance glitches when doing post-production on "live" recordings? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Nov 16, 2009 - 9 answers

Festival Management 101

I'd like to start a festival. This time I actually have a plan and possibly some people. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Nov 11, 2009 - 6 answers

Professional FAIL x 2

I have had two major professional failures in a single week. I would like insight into a couple of aspects. Sordid details inside. [more inside]
posted by sidd.darko on Oct 10, 2009 - 21 answers

Strange Voices

Recommend some music like Bon Iver's Woods, Imogen Heap's Hide and Seek, Beardyman, and some of Jamie Lidell - which feature nothing (or very little) but the human voice modified by electronics. Augmented acapellas, if you will.
posted by phrontist on Sep 17, 2009 - 15 answers

Event Production A&R? Corporate theater producer?

Authors have agents. Musical talent has A&R reps. Startups have VC. What is the category of representative, or who is the aggregator, for my business? We do live interactive performance visualization. [more inside]
posted by lothar on Sep 17, 2009 - 10 answers

Opera N00b Performance Anxiety

I was just cast in an opera! Problem: I have never been in an opera before, and am not really a "musical" person. Please help me keep from falling flat on my face! [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Sep 14, 2009 - 9 answers

Stupid Performance Face :\

Performers, presenters, actors, dancers, models, all related: How do you get over awkward facial expressions and not look stupid? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Sep 4, 2009 - 4 answers

The Juicer List

Is there a website that tracks which players are currently serving a suspension for steroids or performance enhancing drugs – one site many/all sports? I've only located this
posted by pmaxwell on Aug 31, 2009 - 2 answers

Monitoring Exchange Performance without admin access

How do I monitor ms exchange 2003 performance without admin access? [more inside]
posted by Coolcan2 on Aug 26, 2009 - 2 answers

What do you know about sports psychology?

What do you know about sports psychology? My 15 year old son is a competitive fencer and has a tendency to dwell on the point he just lost, which tends to cause him to lose the next point, which he then dwells on even more, etc. I can't relax on the strip for him, so I'm looking for books or resources I can point him towards to help. [more inside]
posted by COD on Aug 24, 2009 - 15 answers

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