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Lens on Lilliput — searching for the theme

Back in the early days of Australian television — back before I was born — there was a show on the ABC called "Lens on Lilliput". It was a show of its time where basically they showed the view from a microscope. My wife's uncle wants to hear the theme again and although all the family of his age remember the show, they can't remember the theme. Google has been of almost no use to me here and I'm hoping that maybe someone might be able to help.
posted by antipodes on Dec 27, 2015 - 3 answers

Nerd Idol

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.
posted by divabat on Apr 3, 2015 - 14 answers

Standard musical cues for TV programs?

I want to learn about the types of musical cues that are commonly used for television programs. [more inside]
posted by ErikH2000 on Jul 23, 2014 - 8 answers

Trying to ID 80s or early 90s music video - hard rock/hair metal

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.
posted by 4midori on Mar 11, 2014 - 2 answers

Mid 20th Century American Culture Recommendations

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!
posted by R.F.Simpson on Aug 27, 2013 - 29 answers

How the heck can I 'remember' a room of singing Taxidermy...?

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]
posted by ~Bert on Sep 7, 2012 - 18 answers

doink doink

TV shows that used thematically remixed/covered versions of their theme songs for particular episodes. [more inside]
posted by theodolite on Apr 26, 2012 - 36 answers

Looking for pop music TV show theme songs

Trying to compile playlist of pop-style songs that have been used as TV show themes. Suggestions welcome! [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Apr 9, 2012 - 48 answers

I am literally dying to find out what that music was.

What was this music from Parks & Rec last night? [more inside]
posted by TheWhiteSkull on Feb 3, 2012 - 3 answers

One Home Entertainment System to Rule Them All

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.
posted by jasondigitized on Sep 9, 2011 - 13 answers

I want my MTV ID

Looking for a specific MTV station ID from the 80s or 90s, described within. [more inside]
posted by muta on Jun 2, 2011 - 1 answer

Name a theme song that catapulted the artist to fame

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]
posted by Plutor on Jun 1, 2011 - 44 answers

Musical Bands on TV

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]
posted by np312 on Oct 11, 2010 - 31 answers

Not the critic who counts, but the counter of critics

Replacements for metacritic? [more inside]
posted by smoke on Oct 8, 2010 - 6 answers

Audio careers in film and television

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!
posted by Charlie Lesoine on Sep 20, 2010 - 2 answers

When did rock become the mainstream music in television?

When did rock (or at least faux rock with rock instrumentation) become the mainstream music in television themes and commercials? [more inside]
posted by pracowity on Apr 18, 2010 - 10 answers

Looking for recommendations for recent popular music soundtracks

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]
posted by cosmic.osmo on Nov 15, 2009 - 16 answers

Where can I find this documentary about the voice?

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?
posted by chorltonmeateater on Aug 15, 2009 - 7 answers

Playing iPod Videos an TV

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?
posted by gm2007 on Jun 17, 2009 - 3 answers

Rocking with tv.

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.
posted by psergio on Jul 3, 2008 - 53 answers

Bands and fame

A question about how bands get noticed. [more inside]
posted by LSK on Jun 22, 2008 - 18 answers

The Wire... what next?

The Wire's finished (wipes tear)... what do I watch/read/listen to, now ? [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Mar 10, 2008 - 35 answers

Music on MTV's "The State"

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?
posted by mollymolo on Oct 5, 2007 - 20 answers

A person who sets music to moving picture is called a ______.

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]
posted by c:\awesome on Apr 16, 2007 - 17 answers

Bands on TV: who, what, when?

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]
posted by mrhaydel on Feb 26, 2007 - 7 answers

What was that song?

Hey you, Grey's Anatomy fan -- what was that song? [more inside]
posted by beatnik808 on Nov 3, 2006 - 10 answers

Eurovision - nul point?

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]
posted by badrolemodel on May 20, 2006 - 27 answers

What is the music from the Battlestar Galactica season finale?

Help me identify a piece of music from Friday's Battlestar Galatica season finale. [more inside]
posted by mmcg on Mar 12, 2006 - 3 answers

me to things different sayin' everybody's

Songfilter: HBO is running a new commercial to promote their upcoming season of sopranos... [more inside]
posted by Radio7 on Feb 26, 2006 - 3 answers

Who is playing Where?

How can I find out what bands are booked/playing on each of the specific late night shows (letterman, o'brian, etc.)? [more inside]
posted by hubs on Oct 20, 2005 - 4 answers

Who sang this?

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."?
posted by Eothele on Oct 7, 2005 - 5 answers

United Artists theme music?

I'm looking for a clip (.mp3, .wav, .ra) of a particular bit of United Artists theme music. [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2 on Jun 10, 2005 - 3 answers

PBS "On Tour"

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?
posted by rxrfrx on Dec 6, 2004 - 1 answer

What is this song from Six Feet Under episode "The Trap"?

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?
posted by mojohand on Nov 15, 2004 - 2 answers

Music in Episode 3 of Lost: Elliot Smith?

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]
posted by hughbot on Oct 21, 2004 - 13 answers

Da Ali G Music

"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.
posted by sharksandwich on Aug 22, 2004 - 2 answers

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