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Arts and Cultural Appropriation

How have issues of cultural appropriation, stereotypes, and diversity been tackled in art and popular culture? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 17, 2009 - 16 answers

Poems of direct address?

What are some good poems to read aloud, that take the form of direct address? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Aug 12, 2009 - 37 answers

LARP-making 101

How do you organise, structure, and run a LARP - particularly one that's a little bit unusual? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jul 26, 2009 - 3 answers

Guitarist with hyperhydrosis and oily skin needs help

I am a borderline professional guitarist who suffers from hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating) and also seems to have developed a very oil-extruding physiology. Is there anything I can do to make it so that I don't have to wash my hands between each and every song? If not, what is the most efficient way to clean up and dry off my hands every five minutes or so? [more inside]
posted by sid abotu on Jul 20, 2009 - 17 answers

certified hug specialist needs tools

I'm building a bit of performance art that involves testing people for their hug level. I need some kind of funky device that I can use to 'test' people for this. [more inside]
posted by diode on Jul 18, 2009 - 9 answers

Pimp my aging Macbook Pro!

My trusty old first-generation Macbook Pro is nearing the end of its 3-year warranty, and I'm debating whether to splurge on one of the sexy new machines or to see what I can do to put a little bit [more inside]
posted by bokane on Jul 10, 2009 - 10 answers

Sandwiches at the Strathmore Center?

Will we be allowed to bring a soft cooler with some sandwiches into the outdoor venue tomorrow night when we go to see Last Train Home at Montgomery County, MD's Strathmore Center? This is a "Friday Nights Out Back" event. [more inside]
posted by imjustsaying on Jul 9, 2009 - 1 answer

Salvage or DTMFA and Start Over?

I've inherited an older PC from work and would like to turn it into a media center / game-playing box, but I'm not sure if it's up to snuff. [more inside]
posted by rokusan on Jun 16, 2009 - 10 answers

Speed up my G4 browsing

Why is my iBook G4 so painfully crappy at browsing the net, and can I make it better? [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge on Jun 16, 2009 - 15 answers

Underperforming PC

New PC underperforming, what are the possibilities? [more inside]
posted by missmagenta on Jun 13, 2009 - 11 answers

Specifying software speed specifically

When designing a programming project, what is the usual method for imposing speed requirements, such as "function X must accomplish so-and-so in 2 seconds or less"? The problem here of course is that all computers run programs at a different speeds.
posted by crapmatic on Jun 10, 2009 - 19 answers

UK Fringe Resources Wanted

What are some great resources, preferably online, of fringe arts (burlesque, cabaret, circus, improv, street theatre, etc) in the United Kingdom? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jun 8, 2009 - 2 answers

Why did Glasgow need it?

ScotFilter. Or LedZepFilter. Why did Glasgow need it? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Jun 7, 2009 - 1 answer

Better Breakdancing: How can I decrease my downtime from strenous practice sessions?

Better Breakdancing: How can I decrease my downtime from strenous practice sessions? I'd like to double the amount I train without risking injury or constant soreness. [more inside]
posted by ManyNinjas on May 2, 2009 - 9 answers

Should we stay or should we go?

Where do you draw the line when paying your dues? [more inside]
posted by mediocritease on Apr 29, 2009 - 11 answers

Where should I put all these musical pirates?

Tell me how to arrange eight to twelve singers, a guitarist (acoustic), a fiddler and a bodhrán player, all unamplified, for best overall audibility and musicality. [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Apr 22, 2009 - 5 answers

Copyright and Performance

What sort of copyright protection do performers (burlesque, specifically, but any stage performance works) have? What about tribute acts? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 17, 2009 - 21 answers

DVD Shrink rips slower on my new Vista laptop! HALP!

Speeding up DVD Shrink ripping on my laptop? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Apr 16, 2009 - 19 answers

How to survive my work self-evaluation?

Help me survive my performance review! I have to complete an extensive self-evaluation form for my boss, and it’s freaking me out. What would make this an easier and less anxiety-inducing experience? [more inside]
posted by gingerbeer on Apr 15, 2009 - 16 answers

Sketching a performance

How do actors, dancers or musicians compare different takes of their performance during rehearsal in order to iterate and improve? I'm interested in how they "sketch" the variations.
posted by Jeff Howard on Apr 14, 2009 - 24 answers

Edinburgh Fringe help needed

I will be performing a comedy act at theEdinburgh Fringe Festival in August. I need some LOCAL topics (such as Govt. footbal , local controversies. prominent celeb scandals. etc) to work into my act... my star player is a vile, psycho, homicidal puppet. Your contributions need not be funny." Leave that to me. Thanks
posted by Palmerpoodles on Apr 14, 2009 - 12 answers

How do I organize a "spontaneous" public dance?

This is one of the coolest things I've seen in a while. How can I do something similar? [more inside]
posted by bluestocking on Apr 4, 2009 - 13 answers

Anxious Without my Drink

What's the closest alcohol substitute for a performer with anxiety? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 2, 2009 - 31 answers

Please Explain Server Spikes

Let's try this again, shall we? The load on this graph shows the server load spiking about every 1.5 hours. I'm trying to find out why. [more inside]
posted by chillmost on Mar 3, 2009 - 5 answers

Make my mac a speed demon!

Performance tuning OS X, how/where to start? [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi on Feb 26, 2009 - 10 answers

Why/how do people cultivate mystique through Facebook profiles?

Why/how do people cultivate mystique through Facebook profiles? [more inside]
posted by GIMG on Feb 25, 2009 - 28 answers

help a girl play some music without falling to pieces.

i said yes to playing a gig in a week and a half, and now i don't know what to do. the last time i played was two years ago! i'm so nervous just even thinking about it... [more inside]
posted by sardonicsmile on Feb 9, 2009 - 17 answers

Avantgarde Operatics in London

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]
posted by 0bvious on Feb 2, 2009 - 11 answers

While my guitar gently weeps...and I stand here like I am waiting for the bus.

Popular musicians on the absolute farthest end of the emotion scale during live performance: looking for the stiffest of the stiff. [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Jan 30, 2009 - 66 answers

PC performance boost: more RAM or a new processor?

How can I find out if I'll get more of a performance boost in my desktop PC by adding more RAM or replacing the processor? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Jan 19, 2009 - 22 answers

Help me rid my computer of clutter for faster performance.

Help me rid my computer of clutter for faster performance. [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jan 9, 2009 - 15 answers

Does a hot shower affect atletic performance?

Does a hot shower affect atletic performance? [more inside]
posted by jacobean on Jan 2, 2009 - 6 answers

How to perform "I am sitting in a Room" by Alvin Lucier?

I would like to perform Alvin Lucier's "I am sitting in a room" live in a classroom. Does anyone know of a computer program capable of simultaneously playing, recording, and then rerecording over the previously played material on a loop? [more inside]
posted by lotusmonster on Dec 16, 2008 - 12 answers


Is everyone in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade lip-syncing? [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Nov 27, 2008 - 13 answers

Need Info for Savannah, GA

Savannah, GA Questions - Art, Poetry, and Framing [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious on Nov 27, 2008 - 1 answer

Avoiding the "One-man wedding band" trap

Help me find some well-known songs to cover that don't suck! [more inside]
posted by anthom on Nov 20, 2008 - 33 answers

experimental art in korea?

korea filter: i'll be in seoul and pusan for two weeks in november (10th - 24th). i'm looking for venues that cater to underground art and performance. any ideas? [more inside]
posted by artof.mulata on Nov 3, 2008 - 11 answers

Don't Bore Just Dance

I have my first show coming up. My first show will be an admittedly lame DJ set where I pretty much just play one song after the other...if I had more time I would try to come up with something more interesting, but any suggestions for making this performance not so boring? [more inside]
posted by god particle on Oct 13, 2008 - 13 answers

Help me be a fantastic Cabaret MC . . . I need jokes, tricks, filler lines, and so on . . . oh, and this Cabaret is also a wedding!

Help me be a fantastic Cabaret MC . . . I need jokes, tricks, filler lines, and so on . . . oh, and this Cabaret is also a wedding! [more inside]
posted by donovan on Oct 7, 2008 - 3 answers

What would be a reasonable web-server performance in requests/sec?

I'm running a series of load-tests against my wordpress (WAMP) blog with the apache-benchmark tool. The server is a dedicated server with 2 dual-core xeon procs. and 2gb RAM running the blog only and nothing else. I'm getting 4-5 requests/sec on average. Is this normal? What would be a reasonable performance in requests/sec? Thanks!
posted by artie on Aug 29, 2008 - 14 answers

National Steel

What is the best method of "mic"ing a single-cone National steel guitar for live work? [more inside]
posted by chuckdarwin on Aug 22, 2008 - 6 answers

I've Seen Fire And I've Seen Rain

Name that DVD: A requiem performance, a burnt-out building, and footage of the fire that gutted the building. [more inside]
posted by nomisxid on Aug 18, 2008 - 8 answers

What gamelan group played with Terry Riley?

What gamelan group played before Terry Riley at a Santa Clara University performance in the late 70's? [more inside]
posted by gnossos on Aug 6, 2008 - 5 answers

When and/or how do I ask for feedback at work?

Have you initiated asking your boss for feedback on your job? When is the time to do it, and how's it done? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 5, 2008 - 12 answers

They slammed me and then gave me a raise.

PerformanceReviewFilter: I got a less than sterling review at work, but I still got a 10% raise. What gives? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 4, 2008 - 17 answers

Creating an Artistic Persona

followup to this question: how does one create and develop a persona? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 4, 2008 - 7 answers

Breaking into Performance Art

How do I get into performance art? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jul 28, 2008 - 15 answers

Considerations when adding a periodic email update function to my website (with PHP's mail() function)

I'm planning to add a feature to my website that will allow users to request periodic updates by email. I've cobbled together a little PHP script that uses the mail() function. It works perfectly when I test it myself, but I have no idea how this will work when released to a signficant number of users. [more inside]
posted by stuehler on Jul 21, 2008 - 8 answers

Don't read me a bedtime story.

What are some exceptionally well-performed audiobooks? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Jul 7, 2008 - 80 answers

Kindly Leave The Stage

What are the best strategies to help a performer roll with the punches? [more inside]
posted by RokkitNite on Jul 4, 2008 - 7 answers

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