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These books could be our life

Fellow 40/50-something aging punks, indie rockers, etc.: what books do you think best capture the feel of the 80s / early 90s, pre-internet underground(s)? Fiction + non-fiction - novels, forgotten but still vital journalism of the era, music biographies, etc. - are both of interest.
posted by ryanshepard on Jul 6, 2016 - 46 answers

Metro systems not open to the general public

Are there metro systems not open to the general public? I know of Moscow's rumoured Metro-2, but are there others, either for military or civilian purposes, that are not part of a city's public transit system? I'd also be interested to know of rumoured systems, or any fictional systems described in great detail.
posted by Harald74 on Nov 14, 2015 - 13 answers

North London park and ride

Looking for a rail or underground park and ride station on the north side of London -- ideally near the M25. Difficuty: one where parking spaces are likely to be available in the middle of the day on a weekday.
posted by penguinicity on Aug 28, 2014 - 7 answers

Oslo for a geek , underground lover

I'am going to Oslo in norway for a reportage on the suscon. I'am a geek (tech guy (java , python ) , video game lover, role playing gamer) and fond of different underground (hackerspace , urbex , goth one etc ...). If you have any contacts here or place to visit i will be glad .... Regards Bussiere
posted by bussiere on Jul 9, 2014 - 2 answers

Take a ride on the underground

Are there public passageways in NYC that allow you to walk long distances either underground or otherwise shielded from the elements? [more inside]
posted by soy_renfield on Jan 23, 2014 - 19 answers

Best subway Android apps?

I just recently took the plunge and switched to Android, which has a lot of great/cool apps. Unfortunately, most of the ones I've been trying seem to require internet connection, which is completely useless to me. I want to play games in the subway: if I had internet connection, I'd be on the internet, not playing games. Can anyone recommend some good Android apps that don't need connection?
posted by corb on Dec 26, 2013 - 12 answers

Rap song on bandcamp with Vanilla Ice sample - Alright stop

Longest of long shots but does anybody recall hearing a rap/hiphop song on bandcamp with a Vanilla Ice sample? The beat may have had a bit of the "under pressure" bass line and some hand claps. About 3 times through the song they'd throw the vanilla ice sample in from "Ice Ice Baby" and right when the sample said ".....alright stop" the beat would cut out for a few seconds and then start back up.
posted by cashman on Dec 17, 2013 - 2 answers

What is this YA scifi/fantasy book?

Probably released in the 80s, orange red cover (hardback) with a picture of a treaded vehicle in an underground cavern. It's quite a long book that chronicles the adventures of a group of boys in a reform school who are forced to journey (via a large treaded vehicle) into an underground land to recover a magic artifact that the faculty of the reform school want to possess. The underground adventure is the middle portion of the book, the beginning describes life at the school and the third act takes place after they recover the artifact and escape the school. [more inside]
posted by soy bean on Dec 7, 2013 - 4 answers

point me to underground contemporary hip hop!

Please turn me on to excellent hip hop tracks produced in the last few years, but not released on any major label -- I'd love to hear stuff you can only get on bandcamp, or soundcloud, or on some scrappy self-produced website. I'll be hosting a 90-minute hip hop show on my local community radio station in a couple of weeks and I need sweet tracks! Suggestions of tracks by hip hop artists from elsewhere than the U.S. also more than welcome. Muchas gracias, amigas y amigos!
posted by slappy_pinchbottom on Oct 1, 2013 - 24 answers

Pictures of celebrities riding public transit?

We're looking for photos of famous people riding public transit for a Facebook page that fights prejudice against public transportation. [more inside]
posted by Tom-B on Mar 25, 2013 - 30 answers

Looking for free underground hip-hop

I have an ipod that I want to fill up. I don't do torrents, and I'm not looking for anything illegal, I just want stuff that's being given away. I'm really into The Roots, The Fugees, anything by the Sandpeople Collective, Atmosphere, Nas, Angel Haze, that sort of thing. Not really into Odd Future. I know there are a zillion good underground rappers out there with free downloadable albums. Can you recommend some for me?
posted by Slinga on Jan 10, 2013 - 10 answers

Is this Dick Cheney's Secret Lair?

What's hiding under this hill? [more inside]
posted by jindc on Jun 18, 2012 - 4 answers

A SciFi film with or about pipes or tubes?

Name This Film: I'm trying to remember the name of a dystopian/SciFi film I saw years back in the 90s, could have been from the 80s. The premise must have been similar to City of Ember, with a kid or teen in an underground city. I remember pipes or tubes featuring prominently, and think they were in the title too. [more inside]
posted by ts;dr on Jun 16, 2012 - 5 answers

Reporting death on the Underground?

Is there a policy of not reporting suicides (maybe accidents) on the London Underground? [more inside]
posted by Partario on May 29, 2012 - 10 answers

What digital communications technology relied on underground biscuit tins?

Searching for an incredibly obscure (and hence impractical?) communications technology I saw outlined in a BBC Micro User or Acorn User magazine in the 8-bit era. Difficulty: biscuit tin. [more inside]
posted by Leon on May 6, 2012 - 8 answers

Are These Warhol-signed Items Valuable?

I have a few items which were signed by Andy Warhol in the early 80s and I don't know if they're worth having professionally appraised. Such an appraisal would cost some $$ and it wouldn't be worth it for items of negligible value. So I need your best amateur Antiques Roadshow advice on if any or all of these things have a value sufficient to warrant a professional appraisal. Here's the list: [more inside]
posted by Jamesonian on Jan 30, 2012 - 6 answers

Bohemia in Despotic countries?

I'm interested in books about 'underground' or 'bohemian' sub-cultures in despotic regimes. Artists, musicians, intellectuals, or even party kids or 'hippies'. I know there's a ton of these about the Soviet sphere, but I'm also interested in ones in Islamic countries or Asian countries or South America. Fiction or Non-Fiction is fine.
posted by empath on Aug 19, 2011 - 9 answers

What movie involved a plesiosaur-like monster in a cave?

Help me remember this movie from my childhood about a band of adventurers that were attacked by a monster. [more inside]
posted by hjo3 on Aug 6, 2011 - 2 answers

London's calling, and I ain't got no swing.

I'm going to London! As a travel noob, what do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on May 31, 2011 - 51 answers

More like the Velvet Underground, please

Songs like the Velvet Underground's "What Goes On." Looking for that same droning, jangling, sensation of rhythmic movement. Maybe there's an organ in the background. [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Dec 20, 2010 - 35 answers

Mini Underground

I am trying to make a list of short subway lines in the world. For instance, Leipzig is apparently planning a subway line with only three (!) stops. Do you know any examples for me to follow up? Thank you!
posted by Omnomnom on Oct 22, 2010 - 38 answers

Do I need to winterize sprinklers in Portland?

Do I need to winterize my sprinkler system in Portland, OR? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple on Oct 16, 2010 - 6 answers

Who bombed the statue?

In response to this post: did the Weather Underground actually claim responsibility for the Cleveland Rodin bombing? [more inside]
posted by puckish on Sep 30, 2009 - 3 answers

Underground, overground...

Half remembered short story identification filter: A story in which scientists discover grids underground which might be the cities of beings who live at a greater density, and then at the end scientists from the underground city are looking through the documents, having wiped out humanity accidentally just by coming to the surface.
posted by Artw on Sep 7, 2009 - 5 answers

I'm going underground...

It's time for another round of 'name that childhood story'! Please help me identify a novel about a society that (literally) lived underground... [more inside]
posted by ghost dance beat on Sep 7, 2009 - 7 answers

Looking for interesting London Underground Stations

I'm in the middle of my extended vacation in London, and am enjoying the Underground, especially how much personality some of the stations have. Which ones should I not miss while I'm here? [more inside]
posted by still_wears_a_hat on May 13, 2009 - 18 answers

Perforating Mexicans

I'm researching the La Mexicaine De Perforation (aka the Perforating Mexicans), who are connected to the Untergunther and Les UX. Does anyone have any knowledge of or contact to these groups? (Check out the links if you don't know who/what these group are - very interesting.) [more inside]
posted by ljshapiro on Jan 25, 2009 - 1 answer

introduce me to the dark shadowed underbelly of London

Where are the best cheap used book shops and cheap used clothing shops in London? [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Jan 23, 2009 - 7 answers

Underground Website?

Trying to find a site first linked on Metafilter about underground and forbidden places. [more inside]
posted by cell divide on Nov 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Can you help me find where my edgy target market shops for jewelry?

Help me find places in the Washington, DC Metro area to sell edgy men's jewelry, and discover where my target customer shops. [more inside]
posted by Redruin on Oct 28, 2008 - 10 answers

Shove off, potato features!

AdCampaignFilter: Poster in the London Underground that read "Shove off, potato features!" My google-fu has failed and I really want to know what the product was. Bonus points for a poster I can get my grubby little paws on. [more inside]
posted by cooker girl on Jun 24, 2008 - 2 answers

Books about underground locations?

I'm looking for books set in subterranean locations. Caves, sewers, underground cities, hollow earth, etc. Non-Fiction or fiction. [more inside]
posted by highfidelity on Jun 2, 2008 - 57 answers

How to run collective no-budget underground studio?

RecordingStudioFilter: Advice sought on how to run a collective no-budget underground (literally) studio; starting immediately. lots [more inside]
posted by yoHighness on May 31, 2008 - 8 answers

Looking for London Underground Diagram Resources

I'm looking to create a variation of the London Underground Map/Diagram. Are there any resources ie, tutorials or .ai templates that I can use to give me a head start?
posted by Sevenupcan on Sep 3, 2007 - 5 answers

NYC subway secrets

Most visually interesting parts of the New York City subway system? [more inside]
posted by UnnotciedTypo on Jun 13, 2007 - 20 answers

What kind of network cable to run underground?

I want to network 2 buildings about 15m apart with CAT6 cable through an underground 100mm PVC conduit. What could go wrong? [more inside]
posted by chillmost on Feb 28, 2007 - 13 answers

Can anyone remember this book?

Lost childrens book! I'm trying to find this sci-fi book I read in 1978 but don't remember enough details to turn up anything useful on a web search. [more inside]
posted by jtoth on Feb 25, 2007 - 8 answers

Why do Central Line trains sometimes jolt as they're leaving the station?

On the London Underground, on the Central line, why does the train sometimes jolt as if it's lost power for a second as it's leaving the station? [more inside]
posted by chrismear on Jan 29, 2007 - 9 answers

Do it again

In the Velvet Underground song 'Foggy Notion,' the narrator notes, "Got my calamine lotion." Among other things, the narrative concerns a shooting, S&M and heroin. Why does the narrator carry anti-itch medication?
posted by mwhybark on Nov 3, 2006 - 13 answers

Lets Pool Our CollectiveKnowledge About Underground Theatre !

Is there a theater underground in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by elr on Jul 31, 2006 - 6 answers

What's beneath DC?

Is there anything below Washington, DC? [more inside]
posted by moonshine on Jul 30, 2006 - 10 answers

Where to view London tube posters online

On the London tube there are posters called "Above Ground" that show an above ground view of the route of the train you're riding in relation to various landmarks, museums, major streets, etc. Does anyone know if these posters can be viewed online somewhere? [more inside]
posted by gfrobe on Jul 22, 2006 - 6 answers

Are there any underground houses left in South Jersey?

Any ideas on how to see an underground house in South Jersey? [more inside]
posted by Orb2069 on Mar 23, 2006 - 3 answers

Buried street in London

There's a preserved street in the basement of one of the London department stores. Where is it? [more inside]
posted by cillit bang on Jan 5, 2006 - 15 answers

What are the digital not-clocks on the Budapest Metro all about?

On the Budapest Metro there are signs hanging from the ceiling that show train times - they have analogue clocks at one end and, at the other end, a digital display counting upwards, apparently in minutes. They're not minutes past the hour and they're not minutes since the last train arrived, so what the devil are they for?
posted by jack_mo on Apr 20, 2005 - 6 answers

London Underground Church Ad

Does anyone know where that curiously preserved and unintentionally hilarious church advert on the London Underground is? Everyone seems to have heard of it - it's a large ad, on one of the stops, and is styled is a page out of a comic book, with various mustachioed characters with leather jackets saying stuff like, 'Leave us alone, man, we just want to have some groovy fun,' and a nun replying 'The true way to fun is through Jesus' teachings', etc. I can't remember what stop it's on or find any information on the web about it.
posted by adrianhon on Dec 17, 2004 - 10 answers

Finding underground poker clubs (assuming they exist)?

Thinking of Rounders, how does one go about finding underground poker clubs (assuming they exist)? [more inside]
posted by o2b on Sep 25, 2004 - 9 answers

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