I recently came across an amazing performance of The Boy Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn by Dan Tyminski for the Transatlantic Sessions. I love the combination of traditional bluegrass music with celtic roots and was wondering if there are recommendations for music or bands that do this. I came across some music by I Draw Slow which I'm really enjoying as well, but I'm hoping that I can be pointed to other stuff that's out there.
What can I do to save a large indoor gardenia plant with browning, dry leaves? [more inside]
Surface roots from our silver maple are making our backyard unusable. Can we do anything about it? [more inside]
Can you recommend any contemporary folk artists producing uncontemporary folk music? [more inside]
What's a good resource for looking up the Latin roots of Spanish words? (There are a number of fantastic resources for finding the Latin roots of English words, but I'm having a harder time with Spanish words.) [more inside]
I waited too long and now my roots are coming out. I really ought to fix this tonight. I was wondering if anyone has used the root touch up product and how your results were? Also, do I really need to do a test 48 hours ahead? I've used various hair colors with no ill effects (I have no tattoos). I had a salon job, brown with highlights and cannot go there this week.
Ragtime blues - who else should I know? [more inside]
Looking for a list of old-timey popular standard songs to play (guitar/banjo/mandolin/harmonica, etc) with friends in the living room while we drink beer and let the kids jump around. [more inside]
Anyone used a drain cleaning attachment on a high pressure water cleaner? Do they handle tree roots? [more inside]
I dyed my hair red. Now I'm wondering if the instructions for redying/touch-ups are really correct, even for dye that has faded very quickly. [more inside]
I want to know how deep and how wide the roots of various plants will normally grow. Trees, gourd vines, wheat, clover, tomatoes, garlic, cilantro, marigolds, everything. I want to make sure my raised beds are high enough and also want to prevent plants from choking each other out.
Help me identify this clump of tree roots that a plumber cut from my sewer line today. It's either from a California Redwood, an ash, or this little tree that I haven't identified (maybe it's an ash too? It has berries while the big one does not, but I guess they flower and fruit on a multiyear cycle.) The house is in southern California, and roots are apparently invading the line through a bad splice between two sections of ABS pipe.
How far away (minimum) from my driveway and sidewalk should I plant a Colorado blue spruce, in order to make sure that its roots won't eventually wreak havoc with them? [more inside]
How do I remove/kill forsythia roots to prepare for new planting? [more inside]
Can you help me find more sweet tracks like The Roots' Get Busy and Here I Come? I am painfully lost in the hip hop universe. [more inside]
In the realm of astrophysics, are there any charts, graphs, or models (or even physical examples of star clusters, etc) that somewhat resemble the branches of a tree? [more inside]
I have a ficus tree in our yard (planted by the previous homeowner) that is growing too fast and the roots have breached the main sewer line on our property. The trunk of the tree is maybe eight inches in diameter, and completely removing the tree is dicey due to terrain and sewer line considerations. I live in Hawaii. Any suggestions?
Are there instrumental equivalents to community choirs? And which ones work? [more inside]
Breakfilter: Help me find songs that have similar drum breaks to You Got Me by The Roots. [more inside]
Would it be very plausible to hope that a consumer-good electric(al) nerve block be developed for dental/oral surgery pain management? Soon? [more inside]
Wondering if anyone here has had a Genealogical DNA test for purposes of learning more about your distant (ie. not recent/paternity) ancestors. I have questions about the differences (price, service, thoroughness) of the various companies offering this service, the type of data that different tests can produce, and ways this data can be (constructively) interpreted. [more inside]
Define "home." [more inside]
Recommend me some old, weird Americana in the vein of John Fahey, please. [more inside]
Can Bamboo (rhizomatous) damage a fibreglass swimming pool? [more inside]
Is there anyway to touch up my hair highlights inbetween salon visits? [more inside]
Our eucalyptus trees are damaging our pool area. Is there a way to save the trees and the pool? [more inside]
"Rock Me Mama," apparently a Bob Dylan unreleased track, also known as "Wagon Wheel" as played by Old Crow Medicine Show (and I'm sure the song has roots further back) - any music buffs know of this song and/or various recordings of it? [more inside]