Help choose which photo of Ayers Rock
to print out as a present for my parents and my girlfriend's parents for Christmas. We've narrowed down a ridiculously large number of photos to the 10 you see at the link. We were leaning towards the first one ("11") but have also received good feedback about the sixth ("90"). Help us decide! [more inside]
posted by Dasein
on Dec 11, 2009 -
I saw Lightning Bolt play live last night and they were stupidly awesome. Recommendations for similar bands would be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by iivix
on Dec 11, 2009 -
Help me dress as a rock star for Christmas! My office Christmas party theme is come as your favourite rock star and I need ideas! [more inside]
posted by Jubey
on Nov 29, 2009 -
What can we do to keep this from happening again? Round Rock Texas Animal Control killed our dogs for barking and growling. The AC officer acted as Judge, Jury and Executioner .. All within two hours. [more inside]
posted by Relly70
on Nov 19, 2009 -
Looking for recommendations of modern indie rock artists that aren't afraid to shred & solo - on the electric guitar, not a Casiotone. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87
on Oct 27, 2009 -
Celebrity Sexual Preference-filter: Does Gordon Gano, singer of the Violent Femmes, like boys, girls, or both?
posted by Jon_Evil
on Oct 17, 2009 -
I need about 40 musical artists that would please a crowd that likes mainstream rock & metal. The catch: I'm trying to avoid stuff that can easily be heard on the radio. [more inside]
posted by Sufi
on Oct 5, 2009 -
Just a curiosity - why do you think that the overwhelming trend in rock 'n' roll / pop style music with male lead vocals is for the male vocalist to sing in a tenor / high tenor / contratenor or higher range - viz. Steve Perry, Triumph, etc.? I just wonder because that isn't the trend so much in other popular music - blues, R'n'B, country, traditional folk, etc.
It's simply puzzled me for years and I wonder if MeFi has any theories?
posted by BrooksCooper
on Aug 31, 2009 -
I like Amy Winehouse, psychobilly, the Pipettes, the Acid House Kings, the O Brother...
soundtrack, and even that throw-back-to-the-Andrews-Sisters Christina Aguilera song. I have a craving for music produced in the now but inspired by the 1930s to early 1960s, with my favourite era being the 1940s. Can you recommend anymore good contemporary rock/pop bands along these lines, including psychobilly bands I may not have heard about yet? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet
on Aug 30, 2009 -
I play guitar with my hands and want to play beats with my feet. Can't figure out what kind of (digital) equipment I would need to accomplish this. [more inside]
posted by metajc
on Aug 22, 2009 -
More than a playlist, I'm trying to make an entire sub-set of my music collection: I want the music that a 17-year-old D&D playing geeky almost-metalhead would be listening to...in 1981. [more inside]
posted by Weighted Companion Cube
on Aug 6, 2009 -
I'm looking for a keyboard amplifier for use in a rock band. Is the roland kc-150 (65W) going to be loud enough or should I spring for the KC-350 (120W)? Or should I look for a bass amp?
posted by Tlogmer
on Aug 3, 2009 -
Help me think of famous keyboard intros to play during soundcheck.
Difficulty rating: No synth sounds. [more inside]
posted by sourwookie
on Jul 30, 2009 -
What are some good pop/rock songs that feature an accordion? I'm not looking for any polka/cajun/zydeco-influenced sounds, but more traditional rock tunes - think "The Last Beat of My Heart" by Siouxsie and the Banshees or even "What it Takes" by Aerosmith - where it's just another backing instrument.
posted by adverb
on Jun 20, 2009 -
What are some good books or educational DVD's, besides Jamie Abersol, for learning rock, blues and jazz piano and Hammond B-3 soloing and licks. [more inside]
posted by doppler68
on Jun 19, 2009 -
Rock 101 Filter (literally): I'm giving a lecture on popular music from 1984 - 2000. (!) I'm teaching by style (in 1.5 hours). I'm having a tough time with alternative, punk, and indie rock. Whaddya think? [more inside]
posted by cachondeo45
on Jun 18, 2009 -
Richard Cheese's version of Rock the Casbah. At 24 seconds in, the piano lifts a measure from a popular older tune. What is that older song? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s
on May 24, 2009 -
A non-chorus line mentions leaving a message for the wind, I think. And then the next line is something about the wind maybe passing on that message to some other aspect of nature? How's that
for specific? This is not "A Message to the Wind" by Gordon Lightfoot, by the way. I would guess it hails from the mid-seventies. In terms of "feeling," my vague-ass memory places it somewhere between Boston and Kansas, but that's obviously slippery footing.
posted by Fred Mars
on Apr 10, 2009 -
Does anyone know the game "kawanoo" or "Quano" (sp)? It is a complicated rock paper scissor type game that uses hand gestures along with words (african)? [more inside]
posted by Black_Umbrella
on Feb 27, 2009 -
(Iggy and the Stooges filter) Ever heard the alternate, vinyl version of "Raw Power" with the different mix of "Search and Destroy"? [more inside]
posted by Waldo Jeffers
on Feb 25, 2009 -
Help me find a cool poster! A cool image that a (long ago) ex-girlfriend used to have on her wall... [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game
on Dec 29, 2008 -
A few years ago my girlfriend and I were in a bar and heard a song -a late-'60s/early '70s blooze-rock number a la Bad Company or someone like that - which ended with a seemingly endless refrain comprised of the lead singer repeating "I'm getting closer to my woman." It's turned into an in-joke with us, and I'd like to put it on a mix for her, but endless Googling hasn't turned it up. Anyone have any idea what song it might be?
posted by you just lost the game
on Dec 25, 2008 -