I am unable to find a song that I once had on my iPod. It's a post-rock number. Although there are no lyrics (that I recall, anyway), there is
an extended sample (I don't know from where) of a guy talking about a hot night when the power went out in his apartment complex. He talks about a woman who lit candles, and somehow in the end this leads to an apartment fire. The song feels like the soundtrack to a dream. My memory is not 100% on these details. It's been well over a year since I heard it. But the song was really good and I think about it now and then and I really miss having it. Anyone recognize it?
posted by Moody834
on Mar 28, 2010 -
What obscure musical gems have you unearthed from the Great American Songbook genre -- Broadway show-tunes, cabaret and jazz standards from the 1930s-1960s? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry
on Mar 26, 2010 -
What the hell song do I have stuck in my head????
(3gp, which should work in Windows Media Player and finer players.) Guy singing in that melody. Driving me insane.
posted by disillusioned
on Feb 15, 2010 -
Ridiculously little to go on, I know, but do you know what song this is?
The artist is similar sounding to The National and the main refrain is "I Love You". [more inside]
posted by OlivesAndTurkishCoffee
on Feb 15, 2010 -
What public domain Protestant hymns do you find disturbing and/or sublime? I'm looking for songs with any of the following characteristics: grim imagery; interesting/odd/effective use of allegory and metaphor; expressions of doubt; awesome rhetoric. [more inside]
posted by the_bone
on Feb 7, 2010 -
Upbeat music, dark lyrics, intriguing narrator to whom you can't really relate...help me find more songs like these! [more inside]
posted by mingodingo
on Feb 2, 2010 -
I'm "THAT" mom - and it's that time of year. It's time to plan the Spring Concert performance for a Kindergarten class, having a "Jungle" theme; and aside from the limitations imposed by circumstances, only one rule applies: "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" has been banned after five consecutive years of being performed in every concert no matter what the theme. [more inside]
posted by peagood
on Jan 31, 2010 -
I want to record some songs with me on a mike, my husband on a mike, his guitar on a mike, and maybe my synthesizer on a mike. We tried recording with me, him, and his guitar today with one mike, and the result was muddy. [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster
on Jan 9, 2010 -
I want to listen to luscious old (pre 90s) music that sounds fresh and as if it could have been recorded and released today (in terms of production values, instrumentation, orchestration, etc.) Can you recommend some? [more inside]
posted by wackybrit
on Jan 8, 2010 -
help me ID this song from the 80s:
This is a song about a sweater, how it possibly unravels, or involves a boy and a girl, and would have been played on the radio as a new release in the 1980s.
Not Weezer's Sweater Song, something different!
It was odd (maybe a novelty song?), involving more spoken language than actual singing. King Missile's Detachable P*nis always reminded me of this earlier song for some reason.
I've been trying to figure out this song for years, and any searching I do turns up Weezer, and that's not it. I remember it getting a lot of radio play in Knoxville, TN where I grew up, some time during the 1980s.
posted by southpaw
on Jan 6, 2010 -
ForgottenSongFilter: I am trying to help a friend recall a song, with dismal results (so far). All we know is that it is a hip hop/R&B/radio-pop type song, likely from the mid-1990s, with a female vocal in the chorus. The chorus is something along the lines of "This is the..." with a spelled out phrase following that, likely beginning with the letter L. There may or may not be "party sounds" in the background. HELP!?!
posted by broadway bill
on Dec 20, 2009 -
There is a song I've heard on Pandora that is clever and funny and about cybersex. One attribute I recall is that the singer (male) rhymes something
with the lyrics, "semicolon parenthesis." [more inside]
posted by Nonce
on Dec 14, 2009 -
How can I find out the arrangements of well-known rock songs, so I can learn how to create arrangements myself? [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster
on Dec 6, 2009 -
iTunes won't order/list/play songs in an album in the order of the track number. I have specified the correct track number of the songs in the info thing, but it won't sort according to that field within an album. Is there some way to get around this? [more inside]
posted by bluefly
on Nov 12, 2009 -
Help me find electronic-themed, yet emotionally resonant songs like "Heartbeats" by The Knife & "Teardrop" by Massive Attack. [more inside]
posted by noboru_wataya
on Oct 20, 2009 -
Nick Hornby wrote an essay p15
where he compares listening to a new song over and over to figuring out a puzzle. Can you point me towards any other writing about this same idea? [more inside]
posted by martinX's bellbottoms
on Oct 9, 2009 -
What do you sing to your kids? My six-month-old is thrilled with pretty much any song I sing to him, but "The Itsy-Bitsy Spider" gets kinda old after the 500th repetition... [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Sep 29, 2009 -
Soundtrackfilter: Please recommend to me mostly-instrumental, sometimes dark, contemplative soundtrack albums (or even compilations or regular albums) in the vein of Michael Andrews' work for Donnie Darko
or Robin Guthrie and Harold Budd's soundtrack for Mysterious Skin
. [more inside]
posted by Inspector.Gadget
on Sep 26, 2009 -
I think my question might be too vague to google properly, so I turn to you.
I'm looking for a wide variety of songs about cities. Not necessarily about a specific city, but in general.
A couple of examples of the type of song I'm looking for is Dread the Day
(Ghosts of Lemora) and Take Back the City
I don't care about musical genre. I'll listen to just about anything. :)
posted by sandraregina
on Sep 17, 2009 -
I'm looking for songs in which the singer specifically references listening to another musician, song or album. Please help? [more inside]
posted by Brody's chum
on Sep 11, 2009 -
What are some of your favorite obscure electronic music singles? I'm looking for the kind of stuff where an otherwise unremarkable or unrecognized artist managed to release one perfect song. [more inside]
posted by benzenedream
on Sep 1, 2009 -
I am charged with finding music for a work party. The theme is "NFL Draft Day" so I need songs relating to American football. The association to football can be pretty loose and tenuous. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by ericthegardener
on Aug 25, 2009 -
What is that squeak that guitars sometimes make, and where can I hear more of it? [more inside]
posted by jschu
on Aug 16, 2009 -
Which recording of "Cup of Loneliness" is used at the end of Mad Men season 2 episode 12, "The Mountain King", and where can I get it? [more inside]
posted by teem
on Aug 8, 2009 -
We made a magazine all about pants. Not a fashion magazine or anything, just people writing/drawing/doing poems abut pants. Now it's time to launch it and I seem to need some pants-related songs for a radio show. Seems like a perfect question for the hive-mind. Any ideas?
posted by MrMisterio
on Aug 3, 2009 -
What music came out soon (within a year) after September 11 2001 that was uniquely affected, either in perception or creation, by the terrorist attacks? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue
on Aug 3, 2009 -
Hi, I would like to know song's that are similar to Club De Narcisse (some websites display the song name as Club Le Narcisse). This is from Malcolm McLaren's album Paris. By similar I don't mean songs by Malcolm McLaren. By similar I mean songs that have the same musical structure, beat, flow, rhythm and genome attributes
. [more inside]
posted by yoitsfrancis
on Jul 27, 2009 -