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Choosing a sewing machine for a Christmas gift

My wife has requested a basic sewing machine for Christmas. I have a maximum budget of about $300 (Canadian) but would rather go closer to $150-200. After some research I have narrowed down the choice to about 3 models but I am out of my depth and need some help. [more inside]
posted by piyushnz on Dec 1, 2016 - 30 answers

Not Florence Foster-Jenkins.

Can you help my fiancé remember the name of a singer who had a cable access show in the 1980s, and who sang arias very badly? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Aug 22, 2016 - 8 answers

I must hear him again, unless I imagined him

There's a voice stuck in my head. It's a male singer, blues and folk, about the same timbre as Leonard Cohen but smoother, with a mournful sound and very slight rasp on the higher notes. Who is he? [more inside]
posted by Beethoven's Sith on May 10, 2016 - 34 answers

Trying to find pop song w/ lyrics that sound like "I believe in my self"

Was at Planet Fitness and over the last week they kept playing a new pop song that has a refrain that sounds something like "I believe in my self" or "I be leading myself". It's a guy singing, and it's an upbeat pop song definitely issued very recently. Anyone know this one? I'm going insane trying to find it with no luck. I must have misheard the refrain.
posted by cmp4Meta on Oct 17, 2015 - 5 answers

Please help me remember that Adele (or maybe Amy Winehouse) song...

I've been looking through entirely too many links on youtube in an effort to find the Adele (or maybe Amy Winehouse) video that features her standing at a microphone singing in a mostly empty room. From memory, the room is light blue or light green and other than her, there's a fireplace behind her, maybe a chandelier and a piano. I think the video was almost entirely of her standing there singing. Can any Adele fans please help me find that video?
posted by meindee on Oct 9, 2015 - 2 answers

UFOs, recreational suicide, and Texas kitsch, in song.

I had this album in the early 90s that featured a woman singing songs about committing recreational suicide, being abducted by UFOs, and Elvis, and I remember really adoring it. But now age and senility have caught up with me, and I have no idea who this woman was. Help? [more inside]
posted by Pecinpah on Jul 22, 2015 - 12 answers

What is the name of the gospel song performed by Mary Mary

Hi Mary Mary performed on Good Morning America today and sang a medley. The second song that was sung had these lyrics in them..........so I'm singing alleluiah, I'm not what I used to be........ I looked online and cannot find the name of this gospel song. Thank you. Lynn
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Mar 5, 2015 - 6 answers

What was the name of this album?

I'm looking for the name of the artist that made a album I saw a numerous times while I was record shopping in SF but can't seem to find in Seattle. [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Dec 31, 2014 - 8 answers

Learning to sew on a vintage sewing machine

This recent post about picking a sewing machine has inspired me: I followed advice similar to this answer and bought a newly reconditioned sturdy metal Singer 301A a couple of years ago. I acquired a buttonholer and zigzag attachment, as well as a box of other theoretically useful sewing feet (I will be able to sew ruffles just like in Dick and Jane readers!). [more inside]
posted by instamatic on Nov 24, 2014 - 9 answers

Starting sewing (for $200 and under).

My wife wants to start sewing and was wanting to get a Brother HC1850 sewing machine. Supposedly it's one of the best computerized sewing machines for $200 and under. I tried to buy one and it's really hard to find right now. I bought one online and almost instantly the seller refunded my money and told me there's a quality issue and Brother has asked sellers to not sell it until that's sorted out. Which other makes and models compare favorably and should be considered instead?
posted by brokeaspoke on Nov 21, 2014 - 16 answers

Help me identify this song I heard today: Jazz/blues, female singer

I heard a song this morning as I pulled into my work and didn't hear the end of it as I was running a bit late and figured I could Google it later. Well, that didn't work, so now I'm asking you guys. [more inside]
posted by sucky_poppet on Sep 6, 2014 - 7 answers

Suggest me some simple guitar + voice songs.

My wife is learning guitar and would like to have a repertoire of songs to practice which have simple guitar plus female voice. [more inside]
posted by Just this guy, y'know on Jul 13, 2014 - 18 answers

"Durga Shakti" Singer?

my google fails me-- Who is the singing on the song, often used in yoga studios, "Durga Shakti" from Craig Kohland's 'Kerala Dream: A Shaman's Dream Project' --- Kohland says the singer's name @13:45 on this Sound's True podcast ...but I can't understand him...."La Shmee"" ?? --more.... (and thanks-) [more inside]
posted by mrmarley on May 14, 2014 - 2 answers

Can anyone identify the singer in this 1967 film about 1999?

This retro-future film went viral sometime in 2007 because of how many things it predicted correctly (e-commerce) but also missed (women's lib). But the performance at 19:30 is amazing, and I can't find anything that even mentions it. Not even in the two times it appeared on metafilter. Shazam doesn't correctly identify it. Can you?
posted by onehalfjunco on Apr 11, 2014 - 3 answers

Who is this artist?

Who is this R&B artist I saw in the iTunes new releases less than a week ago but cannot find now? [more inside]
posted by daninnj on Jan 16, 2014 - 1 answer


Who are some really good contemporary singer-songwriters that perform often or mostly on guitar, but are not particularly better than average when it comes to technical skill at the instrument itself?
posted by threeants on Apr 25, 2013 - 14 answers

Sinus surgery recovery as a singer

After fighting a waxing / waning sinus infection for the past two and half years, I'm starting to accept the fact that I will probably need sinus surgery. Complication: I'm a working singer with a very busy year ahead of me. Can you help me understand the recovery process so I can figure out when to schedule this, if I need it? [more inside]
posted by KathrynT on Jan 15, 2013 - 14 answers

A song comparing her love to stars

Romantic song sung by female singer, with lyrics like, "Why do I need stars when I have you"? [more inside]
posted by catburger on Sep 28, 2012 - 4 answers

Selling out right from the start?

Jobs/paying activities that involve specialist use of the voice? (Singing, announcing, etc) [more inside]
posted by solarion on Jun 11, 2012 - 10 answers

Looking for a French singer from the 90s (long shot, I know)

I was in Paris in April of '96 and kept hearing her song everywhere but never got a chance to pick up the album, which I assume had just been released. It's a solo artist (I'm pretty sure), slow, acoustic guitar, and the video had her sitting in an empty derelict apartment while people peered in through the peephole. I've tried everything I could to find it but gave up until I discovered Mefi. If you have any ideas, I'd love to hear from you. [more inside]
posted by princeoftheair on Mar 27, 2012 - 4 answers

beautiful, female singer, strange lyrics

I'm trying to find a singer/song-writer who I heard for the first time 3 years ago. She had a soft, high, very feminine voice, and the lyrics were entirely nonsensical (although grammatically correct), detailed descriptions of bizarre circumstances. This might not be true of all of her songs, but I remember, many times, thinking "god this song is beautiful... /wait/ what's it about?!" [more inside]
posted by ch3cooh on Mar 20, 2012 - 47 answers

The ballad of what's-her-name and what's-his-name

Singer/album identification: Young female singer who collaborated with an older male arranger/composer. [more inside]
posted by waterlily on Mar 2, 2012 - 2 answers

I swear we were born into the wrong generation.

[SewingFilter] We'd rather avoid making the worst sewing machine related purchase of our lives? Help us decide if getting an older machine could be a better choice than a newer model. [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Jan 5, 2012 - 37 answers

Sewing Machine Recommendatio Needed

I am looking for a good sewing machine brand/model to start sewing with. [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Aug 16, 2011 - 14 answers


Well, it's T-minus five weeks to the wedding and I haven't got the music down. I've got a crapload of amazing singers and all of my ideas are going down the tubes. Hope? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Aug 1, 2011 - 12 answers

What's the deal with songwriting?

What does it mean to be a songwriter? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Jun 19, 2011 - 6 answers

Help us find the right "Somewhere over the rainbow" song

Looking for Somwhere Over the Rainbow song that has the prelude lyrics with it. [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Mar 23, 2011 - 9 answers

Who were the Hollywood Jills?

Who were the Hollywood Jills, and where can I find more of their music? [more inside]
posted by jtron on Mar 3, 2011 - 2 answers

What should six year old sing at Fair?

What is a good song for a six year old girl to sing at a fair? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Jan 5, 2011 - 15 answers

Why do I always remember the wrong parts of the conversation

NPRfilter: Female singer (from the 50s?) mentioned on NPR in the last week. She was characterized by the music critic as never overdoing vocal tricks, sining minimally and "just the right amount". The singing sample had very little musical backing. She retired early at the height of her popularity after getting sick of the music business. [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Dec 16, 2010 - 9 answers

I can't remember the name of this French singer.

Please help me remember the name of this french singer I heard about on NPR in the past month. [more inside]
posted by AtomicBee on Nov 11, 2010 - 32 answers

Iranian Jewish female singer, accompanies herself on the Persian sitar

Iranian Jewish female singer, accompanies herself on the Persian sitar...who could it be? [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Sep 17, 2010 - 13 answers

Help identify a musician

Can you help me identify a ska/reggae singer? [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on Sep 7, 2010 - 10 answers

Who's she?

Who is this french singer with the famelic panther? [more inside]
posted by Omon Ra on Jul 18, 2010 - 9 answers

King [something] from Hawaii?

Please help me find the name for this Hawaiian singer (I think), or maybe he's just a musician. He's no longer alive (I think). His name is King .... something? And apparently he had a big influence on Israel Kamakawiwo-ole. [more inside]
posted by philip-random on Feb 24, 2010 - 5 answers

Help in ID-ing a singer from the '30s.

I am trying to find information about a famous singer- not sure of the spelling- Gali Gerci or Galli Gerchi. My m-i- l said she was famous in England (~ mid 1930's) and she recalls her father getting her mother a record of her singing Peer Gynt's "Solveig's Song". Can anyone help- at least w/ the correct spelling?
posted by Mimidae on Aug 19, 2009 - 3 answers

A guy and a girl singing together?

I am a music ignoramus. But, I know I really like a man and a woman (a guy and a girl) singing together. Call and response, harmony, part of the lyrics or not, I think it's really amazing when a masculine voice and feminine voice are working together. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Jun 6, 2009 - 80 answers

Where to find albums by Donna Savage, if any?

Anyone know what happened to NZ singer Donna Savage? [more inside]
posted by elmono on May 29, 2009 - 3 answers

Vocal coach for 30-year-old male aspiring soul/reggae singer.

Looking for a vocal coach for a 30-year-old guy (me.) Preferably one who is hip to soul, jazz, r&b. [more inside]
posted by rubadub on May 29, 2009 - 4 answers

The perfect gift for an aspiring musician

Recommend inspirational or otherwise awesome gifts for an aspiring opera singer, please! [more inside]
posted by fvox13 on Apr 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Suggestions for comedy songs to sing at the piano

I'd like to learn some more comedy songs to sing at the piano along the lines of Hugh Laurie's Mystery. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by chrismear on Apr 20, 2009 - 18 answers

Should vegetarians eat marine creatures?

Should vegetarians eat fish? How about shrimp? Mollusks? [more inside]
posted by jpg15 on Sep 15, 2008 - 48 answers

Great papers in ethics?

I'm looking for paradigmatic ethics papers. [more inside]
posted by oddman on Aug 19, 2008 - 7 answers

Books on singing

Can you recommend a book on singing? [more inside]
posted by monkey closet on Jul 25, 2008 - 3 answers

Whatever happened to Lamya?

Whatever happened to Lamya? [more inside]
posted by sergeant sandwich on Jun 28, 2008 - 5 answers

Voices you either love or hate...

I like singers with strange voices. I don't like novelty songs (e.g. Betty Boop) and I don't like "songs" that are so avant-garde that they're basically noise (e.g. someone screaming into a microphone). So I'm not looking for strange music. I'm looking for traditional (melodic) music sung by singers with non-traditional singing voices. Examples of what I like: Joanna Newsom, Leon Redbone, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Elaine Stritch. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jun 22, 2008 - 106 answers

1. Sing Beautifully 2. ???? 3. Profit!

How do I turn my love/talent for singing into a career (or at least a side job)? [more inside]
posted by chara on Jun 13, 2008 - 7 answers

Name this tune

A few years ago I saw a music video with a female singer whose face had been blue screened into a animated scifi setting. The video was very cool despite its somewhat "Clutch Cargo" (or Johnny Chimpo if you prefer) vibe. Anybody have any idea what song it is?
posted by tcobretti on Jun 4, 2008 - 5 answers

It begilns to tell 'round midnight...

Give me recommendations for vocal versions of Round Midnight. [more inside]
posted by Phire on Apr 15, 2008 - 13 answers

Who is this Mongolian singer?

Does anyone know the name of the 2nd singer in this YouTube clip of Mongolian Urtiin Duu? [more inside]
posted by bwg on Mar 31, 2008 - 1 answer

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