Has there been any contestant on a singing or dancing TV competition that has performed something "nerdy", such as songs from video games, cartoons, or Internet media? The one example I can think of is a Dancing with the Stars routine to Super Mario.
I want to learn about the types of musical cues that are commonly used for television programs. [more inside]
What I remember from the video: at the end, it featured a member of the band leaving a young woman's house (as if they'd just had sex), walking or driving down the block, and women from other houses on the block would come out of their houses, smile and wave at him, like he was the neighborhood gigolo. I believe it was filmed in California. Van Halen? Aerosmith? I'm drawing a blank.
I am interested in the time period right before WWII (late 30's) up to the Counterculture (Mid 60's). I would like some cultural recommendations from that period. I am interested in books (fiction and nonfiction), movies, tv shows, and music that was either created in that time period or takes place in that time period. Any recommendations would be appreciated!
Does this exist: A music video or scene from a movie/ show in which a room decorated with many taxidermy animals (trophy heads and the like) comes to life and start moving and singing? [more inside]
TV shows that used thematically remixed/covered versions of their theme songs for particular episodes. [more inside]
Trying to compile playlist of pop-style songs that have been used as TV show themes. Suggestions welcome! [more inside]
What was this music from Parks & Rec last night? [more inside]
I would like to buy a home entertainment system. I would like to listen to music, watch television, movies, and play videogames. I would like to have Netflix. I would like to stream media from my network or the cloud. I want great sound but I am not an audiophile, although I am not averse to spending a lot on speakers. I do not want to spend more than 8 hours doing research. I will spend up to $2500-$3000. How do I attack this problem? Can you recommend specific TV's, receivers, speakers, or stuff like a Roku box? Can you recommend sites that provide easy to understand, objective reviews of equipment like TelevisionInfo? I do not want to hit the forums if I don't have to. Can you recommend specific configurations of equipment or point me to sites that supply this information. I feel like if I don't get pointed in the right direction, I am going to over analyze this and spend far too much time that I don't have. I just want a rocking home entertainment solution for my family that I won't want to upgrade a week later.
Looking for a specific MTV station ID from the 80s or 90s, described within. [more inside]
Are there any musicians who hit it big after being "discovered" when a song of theirs was licensed for a TV show theme? [more inside]
Help me compile a list of television shows (or miniseries) whose main characters are all in the same rock band. Difficulty: no reality TV, documentaries, or kiddie/teen bands. [more inside]
Replacements for metacritic? [more inside]
I'm looking for information about careers in audio, sound and music within the film and television industries. Info like how to find an entry level job/internship, size of the industry, average income, etc for jobs like sound designer, audio editor, production sound mixer, dialogue editor, composer, foley etc. Thanks!
When did rock (or at least faux rock with rock instrumentation) become the mainstream music in television themes and commercials? [more inside]
Does anyone have any recommendations for somewhat recent (post-2000) TV or movie popular music soundtracks (or some other kind of compilation)? I tend to like alternative rock, but I'm open to any genre. [more inside]
I'm trying to find a DVD/watchable online version of a documentary I saw probably saw about five years or so ago about the history of the voice in popular music. I think it might have been simply called The Voice, and was probably shown on the BBC or Channel 4 (although I think it was American-made). One episode featured harmony groups like the Four Freshmen and the Beach Boys. With such a generic name, Google is failing to help me find any details on this one. Does anybody know what it was actually called, and where I can see this again?
How do I play videos from my iPod Nano on my Phillips television? My Phillips is a flat screen and has a USB port on the side, which my iPod can dock to. When I connect them, the television even recognizes that an iPod is connected, but doesn't seem to know what to do with it. Any ideas?
I'm looking for songs that reference television in the lyrics or the title that are relatively new (no music before 1980) for a mix. Blur's Coffee and TV and Arcade Fire's (Antichrist Television Blues) are on the list already. I'd like to get the hive mind's suggestions for others.
A question about how bands get noticed. [more inside]
The Wire's finished (wipes tear)... what do I watch/read/listen to, now ? [more inside]
I've got a question about a song played on the old MTV sketch show "The State." There was a brief sketch in which Michael Ian Black was introduced to the importance of wearing pants, followed by a montage of him joyously striding around in his newly-acquired trousers. What was the name of the song that was used in this sketch?
What's the person called whose job it is to select appropriate music for movies/television shows/etc? How does one go about landing a job doing this? [more inside]
Is there a site out there that will tell me what bands are playing on the major late-night talk shows/SNL/any other outlet for bands and on which day? Preferably with an RSS feed? [more inside]
Hey you, Grey's Anatomy fan -- what was that song? [more inside]
It is Eurovision Song Contest time tonight - is it just the UK or is it a joke to the rest of Europe as well? [more inside]
Help me identify a piece of music from Friday's Battlestar Galatica season finale. [more inside]
Songfilter: HBO is running a new commercial to promote their upcoming season of sopranos... [more inside]
How can I find out what bands are booked/playing on each of the specific late night shows (letterman, o'brian, etc.)? [more inside]
Who sang "I want to be on your teevee so that you will notice me./You don't notice nothing else except that box that's on your shelf."?
I'm looking for a clip (.mp3, .wav, .ra) of a particular bit of United Artists theme music. [more inside]
Does anyone remember the PBS series "On Tour?" It was on late Saturday nights when I was in high school, and I remember it being sponsored by IBM. Each 60-minute program was composed entirely of different rock bands doing live performances (usually at very large venues). It was usually one or two songs per band. There was an occasional interview with a roadie, but otherwise it was all music. The show's page has been "retired" from PBS.org. Did these shows ever get put on VHS or DVD?
Six Feet Under's third-season episode "The Trap." What is the song Nate's singing out the car window along with the car radio as he and William Aaron Jaffe blast down the road? Ralph Covert and the Bad Examples' "Not Dead Yet"?
If not, does anyone know what it is?
If not, does anyone know what it is?
In episode 3 of Lost (which, by the way, rocks my cock) there's a nice, kinda mellow song that plays at the end of the episode. Does anybody know who it was? My Googling has brought me nowhere. [more inside]
"Da Ali G Show". Know the song titles of the tunes in between the show's segments? Yeah, me too. My searching turned up nothing.