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What do the Dutch do cross-country?

I have a new commute that is hilly and mostly off-road, instead of my previous flat all paved one. I don't think my Dutch bike is suited to this, but I LOOOOOOOVE it so much. I never really enjoyed cycling before I got it. Is there a better suited bike that will make me equally happy? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Jul 23, 2014 - 14 answers

How does Soundcloud work?

I stumbled across a producer who has had 720,659 listeners to one of her tracks. It has also been favorited 12740 times. Yet she has 12 tracks, is following 404 people and is followed by 114 people. Why doesn't she have a lot of followers? I thought I understood it and the thinking of how and why people use it, but I must not.
posted by CollectiveMind on May 19, 2013 - 11 answers

Is there a basic online DAW that my friend in another city and I can use to collaborate on music?

Is there a basic online DAW that my friend in another city and I can use to collaborate on music? We want to do an album in 24 hours, and we're looking for a site where we can upload parts of audio tracks we are working on and do basic editing on them. [more inside]
posted by pantufla on May 22, 2012 - 4 answers

Instrumental Rock to Write To?

I'm looking for album or track suggestions along the lines of Doves' Instrumentals of Rust or their track Firesuite. Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by Benjy on Apr 11, 2012 - 5 answers

Song-learning playlist!

I am trying to learn a couple of songs really well for an upcoming drag performance. Is there any way to make either itunes or grooveshark(or other online music services) make these songs come up unreasonably often while shuffling through a larger playlist? [more inside]
posted by rosken on Dec 5, 2011 - 3 answers

Google officially thinks I'm an idiot now that I've searched for "train tracks speed bump".

What is this orange apparatus on the train tracks? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Jul 31, 2011 - 5 answers

YouTube not handling multiple Keynote audio tracks

When starting and stopping (i.e. pausing) audio/slide recording in Keynote, how do I get the final export to play the complete audio when uploaded to YouTube? [more inside]
posted by pavane on Jul 17, 2011 - 1 answer

Itunes Not Getting Info from CDBB (Mac) (though it seems to be trying)

Itunes is not retrieving titles for CDs from CDBB. It tries to but gets nothing after a few seconds. I am not sure it is even connecting to CDBB or what error(s) are occurring. I even reinstalled Itunes 9 (9.0.2 - newest) and it still does it. I do get the response "This CD was not found in CDBB database. You can enter information for the CD and each of its tracks. If this is not a commercial CD etc etc etc"...I've tried several CDs such as the Doors, Pete Townsend, Roxy Music...all ones that have worked on previous Itunes incarnations. I am not sure if it is an Itunes thing, a Mac/computer thing, or CDBB thing. This is a new thing and wasn't happening before. I have had the computer about a year if that matters. Any suggestions? Thanks for your help and have a good upcoming holiday.
posted by snap_dragon on Dec 13, 2009 - 14 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

Going to 11 not necessary.

How best to stay on beat, then find out how I sound to an audience. [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Oct 30, 2009 - 9 answers

At least it's on the right side of the tracks

What are the non-obvious drawbacks of buying a house near railroad tracks? [more inside]
posted by howrobotsaremade on Sep 7, 2009 - 45 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

Where are the unpaved places for running in San Francisco?

I've started a running program and need new outdoor places to run in San Francisco (not new outdoor routes). [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Jul 7, 2009 - 7 answers

How to tell itunes that individual tracks are not whole albums?

How can I group all of my individual (not on an album that I own) tracks together in itunes so that Cover Flow really is just whole albums that I own? [more inside]
posted by Lotto on Jan 8, 2009 - 3 answers

Karaoke-like software that will show chords and lyrics in time that I can follow along to?

I'm a beginner on acoustic guitar. Is there any karaoke-like software that will show chords and lyrics in time that I can follow along to? [more inside]
posted by andrewzipp on Dec 8, 2008 - 11 answers

Damsel in Distress costume (tied to train tracks)

Today is Halloween and i can't procrastinate anymore...I guess I have to go as the only thing I could come up with: A damsel in distress. I wanna look like the girls in the old westerns when they get tied to train tracks by the bad guy. Any suggestions on what to use as train tracks? I can run over to home depot, I just don't know what to look for that's lightweight (i'm a small girl) and looks like tracks. I can nail a few things together without problem. [more inside]
posted by wannaknow on Oct 31, 2008 - 14 answers

Where do buskers get their backing tracks?

Where do buskers get the backing tracks they play along to? [more inside]
posted by charlie7691 on Aug 6, 2008 - 2 answers

Someone took a picture / of Kate Moss doing lines / Now she's being victimized / for imaginary crimes

Does anyone have a good download link for the entirety of thepartyparty's tracks? I remember I used to have 8 or 9 different remixes, but the website seems to have whittled that down to only 5, and with no clean download links. I need my "Dick is a Killer"!
posted by TheNewWazoo on Jul 20, 2008 - 2 answers

where would tupac *not* go to collectively mix music online?

i'm looking for a site like jamglue, but one more focussed on the indie-rock/acoustic stuff, and way less consumed by hip-hop? what are similar web-based, track editing/mixing alternatives? [more inside]
posted by garfy3 on Feb 27, 2008 - 2 answers

Would you live near train tracks in a nice apartment?

Given a choice between two nice apartments with the same rent, would you take one that is directly next to a train track (just moving people-- no freight) and about two floors up, but with nicer interior and better appliances, or would you take one that's slightly smaller and without any train noise? Along the same lines, do you get used to the noise? I was in the apartment when an express went by and it was quite loud...
posted by phaedrus441 on Jan 6, 2008 - 40 answers

I wanna hurt you just to hear you screaming my name

Suggest some 'love' songs with an uneasy obsessional edge to them? [more inside]
posted by Firas on Aug 22, 2007 - 103 answers

iTunes added my new music tracks as podcast episodes, but doesn't show them under Podcasts -- how can I delete them?

I added some new music tracks to iTunes, and for some reason it thought they were podcast episodes. So it doesn't show them under 'Music'. But it's not showing them in the 'Podcasts' library either. I've deleted the music files from the Finder, but how can I clear out the tracks from my iTunes library? [more inside]
posted by chrismear on Jul 31, 2007 - 5 answers

iTunes bug or "feature"?

"Simple" iTunes question -- why do some covers get grouped together and others do not? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Jun 30, 2007 - 8 answers

Why can't I add new mp3s to my Itunes library?

A month or so ago, I became unable to add new tracks to Itunes. Whether I try to add via clicking on the track, dragging into iTunes, or adding the track from the file menu, the result is the same. I have also tried changing my preferences so that the track does not copy to the iTunes library when it is added; still the same. When I try to add a track, my hard drive just spins and makes a little clicking noise and iTunes goes into "not responding" mode, with the spinning pinwheel. [more inside]
posted by fastbacker on Jun 6, 2007 - 7 answers

Please help me find David Wrench

David Wrench is a 7' Albino Welshman of Viking descent. He's also an amazing pop-artist. His tracks are not available at any site I can find online, his album is not for sale. Where can I find three of his tracks? [more inside]
posted by JamesJD on Apr 11, 2007 - 8 answers

What is the mysterious fourth rail for?

I'm relatively new to New York and ride the subway every day. When I'm on the above-ground lines I notice another "fourth" rail in between the two running rails that doesn't look like it is used, but is securely tied down. Sometimes there's even a fifth rail, also in the middle. Usually this rail doesn't run continuously and it occasionally curves or has other oddities. What is this fourth rail for? [more inside]
posted by pithy comment on Mar 23, 2007 - 15 answers

Why can't I rip mp3s?

For some reason, when I try to rip/import anything off a CD, all the audio on my laptop slows down to a choppy crawl. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Oct 23, 2006 - 6 answers

Does anyone know of a website that lists songs and the tracks they stole samples from?

Does anyone know of a website that lists songs and the tracks they stole samples from? My googlefu has failed me.
posted by twine42 on Nov 19, 2004 - 4 answers

Audio editing on OSX

Audio editing on OSX: I have a 30 minute long .aiff file that I'd like to break into separate tracks and convert to mp3. I know that iTunes can handle the .aiff -> .mp3 conversion. Is there software that can do the 1 .aiff -> 6 .aiffs part? Or one that can do 1 .mp3 -> 6 .mp3s if I do the conversion first?
posted by Dreama on Oct 19, 2004 - 8 answers

Why do the Japanese versions of albulms always seem to have bonus tracks not available in North America?

Why do the Japanese versions of albulms always seem to have bonus tracks not available in North America? [more inside]
posted by hughbot on Jun 16, 2004 - 14 answers

Winamp album order question

Winamp question. How do I make Winamp play albums in track order rather than alphabetical order (MI) [more inside]
posted by monkeyman on May 27, 2004 - 8 answers

Partial Albums on iTunes

Why does the iTunes music store have partial albums that are missing only one track? That makes it outrageously expensive to buy a CD with more than 9 tracks and seems a pretty dumb business move on their part. [Specifically, I tried to buy "Sign O'The Times" after the Prince thread, and it's missing a track.]
posted by adrober on Mar 16, 2004 - 10 answers

Plug-ins for iTunes on Windows?

Is there a plug-in for iTunes (windows) that will allow me to easily view the track information for the current song, even if I am far away from my computer?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Jan 1, 2004 - 6 answers

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