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What's the cheapest decent way for me to record with 3 (or) 4 microphones?

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 - 13 answers

Give me some "vintage music that still sounds fresh" tips

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 - 20 answers

Trying to ID a song about a sweater from the 80s

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 - 16 answers

Vibraphone pop/rock songs with vocals?

Looking for pop/rock songs featuring the vibraphone, requirements... [more inside]
posted by querty on Dec 28, 2009 - 17 answers

"This is the..." forgotten song!

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 - 6 answers

Name that song.

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 - 11 answers

Best of the Web of Sound 09

What are some amazing virally-disseminated music songs from the internet from 2009? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Dec 9, 2009 - 27 answers

Please help me arrange rock songs

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 - 15 answers

The fish part, I'm sure of.

Argh! Please help me figure out this song fragment stuck in my head based on a clue or two. [more inside]
posted by Solon and Thanks on Nov 24, 2009 - 7 answers

Bet They Won't Play These Songs on the Radio

Mix CD filter: Suggest stupid/funny songs! [more inside]
posted by dlugoczaj on Nov 19, 2009 - 54 answers

The Birth of Rock and Roll

What was the really good music of the fifties and sixties? [more inside]
posted by netbros on Nov 17, 2009 - 35 answers

iTunes keeps reordering my songs!

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 - 7 answers

I've seen a million faces

What are some good songs about being on tour? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Nov 4, 2009 - 93 answers

A song where the main refrain is "That's my girl (hey!)"

A lo-fi song with the main lyric "That's My Girl (Hey!)"? [more inside]
posted by meadowlark lime on Oct 30, 2009 - 12 answers

Songs similar to Spring Awakening's "Touch Me?"

I love the song "Touch Me" from Spring Awakening. Are there more like it? [more inside]
posted by mellifluous on Oct 25, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me find emotionally resonant music with electronic elements!

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 - 49 answers

There's this song in my head. What is it?

Songfilter: help me find out what this early 90s era pop song that is stuck in my head is [more inside]
posted by MattMangels on Oct 19, 2009 - 7 answers

Music listening as puzzle solving

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 - 6 answers

John Jacob Jingleheimer something something...

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 - 73 answers

"I got all five senses and I slept last night..."

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 - 24 answers

What are the canonical "cocksman" blues performances?

What are the canonical "cocksman" blues performances? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Sep 19, 2009 - 16 answers

What songs do you know about St. Louis?

What songs are about St. Louis? Is there a list somewhere? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Sep 18, 2009 - 18 answers

Songs of the City

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 (Snow Patrol). I don't care about musical genre. I'll listen to just about anything. :)
posted by sandraregina on Sep 17, 2009 - 47 answers

What are some really great music tutorial websites?

What are some really great "learn by example" music tutorial websites? [more inside]
posted by rongorongo on Sep 15, 2009 - 4 answers

Singers who listen to other songs?

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 - 142 answers

My neighbors will kill me if they hear "PYT" one more time.

I need to update my dance-y indie music selection. My playlist is so 2007. [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Sep 10, 2009 - 21 answers

Don't know why they didn't offer a plain-text list

Is there a way to quickly check if a certain song (or artist) is on Pitchfork's list of the top 500 tracks of the decade? I've been Googling to try to see if anyone has posted a plain-text version of the whole list on one page, but I haven't found it. [more inside]
posted by Jaltcoh on Sep 4, 2009 - 13 answers

That boy needs therapy

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 - 19 answers

Are You Ready For Some (or rather, "a" question about) Football (songs)

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 - 36 answers

guitar squeaks

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 - 28 answers

Everything's Alright (except their spelling)

Looking for songs about self-reassurance. [more inside]
posted by dlugoczaj on Aug 10, 2009 - 58 answers

Which recording of "Cup of Loneliness" is used in the closing credits of Mad Men 2.12?

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 - 3 answers

Pantey Songs

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 - 39 answers

let it fall down

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 - 60 answers

Similar songs of Malcolm McLaren's "Club De Narcisse"

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 - 1 answer

Is it possible to manipulate iTunes this way?

I'm putting together this jamband playlist for an overseas trip. Pretty simple, right? [more inside]
posted by Jim On Light on Jul 24, 2009 - 5 answers

Let's have bizarre celebrations

I'm compiling a list of the best songs of the 2000s. The ones that aren't just "Ah, that's kinda nice," but that you have to stop yourself from listening to on a repeat loop. The songs you'd make sure to put on a mix CD for a friend who hasn't paid attention to new music in this whole decade and wants to know what they missed. (This is for a blog post.) [more inside]
posted by Jaltcoh on Jul 22, 2009 - 125 answers

Similar songs of Jennifer Lopez's "Let's Get Loud"

Hi, I would like to know song's that are similar to Let's Get Loud. By similar I don't mean songs by Jennifer Lopez. By similar I mean songs that have the same musical structure, beat, flow, rhythm and genome attributes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Music_Genome_Project_attributes). I have no access in Pandora's music service so I need specific answers. Song titles and artist's name will do. Thanks in advance for any help on this matter.
posted by yoitsfrancis on Jul 20, 2009 - 6 answers

Don't let the door hit you... in song...

Musical mavens of Metafilter, please recommend some upbeat break up songs. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Jul 7, 2009 - 110 answers

Mixological Mixtape?

I'm giving a friend a copy of Everyday Drinking (an excellent book, belongs in everyone's library) for his birthday and would like to include a mixtape ... Give to me your finest songs about boozes, parties and/or hangovers! [more inside]
posted by doublesix on Jul 6, 2009 - 57 answers

What are some good songs about baseball?

What are some good songs about baseball? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Jun 26, 2009 - 36 answers

Song for mother-son dance?

Looking for a mother-son dance song for my wedding. [more inside]
posted by condour75 on Jun 23, 2009 - 16 answers

Musique, S'il Vous Plait

I have a gig coming up, and I need FRENCH SONG suggestions. Simple, classic, famous, even cliche (cheesy) French songs are what I'm looking for. "Je T'aime", etc. [more inside]
posted by chuckdarwin on Jun 15, 2009 - 42 answers

Who else took a bus out of town?

Can anyone recommend songs that sound like "Carol Brown" by Flight of the Conchords? [more inside]
posted by Shesthefastest on Jun 11, 2009 - 4 answers

Epistolary Songs?

Epistolary songs? [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Jun 10, 2009 - 38 answers

I am a typeface... songs about fonts

Looking for songs about fonts... [more inside]
posted by Katemonkey on Jun 10, 2009 - 4 answers

Only music can prevent this heartbreak.

I need songs that, amongst other things, advise a woman not to get involved with a married man. Thanks in advance:-)
posted by invisible ink on Jun 9, 2009 - 28 answers

What Is That Song They Always Use...?

What Is That Song They Always Use...? [more inside]
posted by jfrancis on Jun 3, 2009 - 127 answers

Songs that remix dialogue from films?

PF Project's song Choose Life is constructed from samples of a monologue by the lead character of the film Trainspotting. Similarly, This Is Your Life by the Dust Brothers is built around samples from the film Fight Club reformulated as a monologue and overlaid on some trip-hop beats. Neither was actually featured in the film, but were released as singles and appeared on the soundtrack. What other songs like this are there?
posted by xchmp on May 24, 2009 - 19 answers

is there a song limit in iTunes?

Why is my iTunes 8 "capping" my library at about 30,000 songs? [more inside]
posted by dylanjames on May 13, 2009 - 12 answers

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