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March 8

Come on In My Kitchen

I remember about five or six years ago, I heard a cover of Come on In My Kitchen done in the kitchen at a college party, acapella, most likey from the south, with really deep syncopated rythyms provided by boot stomps and the like. Can't find it again. It was a video on youtube.
posted by PinkMoose at 9:36 PM - 1 answers

Long dark driving instrumental metal and drone tracks?

I'm looking for heavy intense driving emotional engaging longform metal and drone tracks. I prefer instrumental but hit me with whatever you gots. General preferences below the fold! But please open my mind to what's out there. I can't wait to hear what you come up with. [more inside]
posted by lakersfan1222 at 9:23 AM - 21 answers

March 7

Finding out about automata sculptor Katie Rowe(?)

At 20:25 in this video about the York Museum of Automata, they show a fantastic automaton called The Birth of Venus, by Katie Rowe (spelling uncertain). I wasn't able to google up any more information about this artist, using multiple spelling variations of the name. The museum has been gone for 20+ years and has no significant web presence. I'm familiar with a lot of late 20th century automata artists through Cabaret Mechanical Theater and associates, but I'd never encountered this artist before!
posted by moonmilk at 11:03 AM - 4 answers

Accessible, imagery-driven female fronted music. For kids!

My friends' eldest child is turning 6, and I'd like to make her a playlist of female artists. Her favorite, favorite song since she was three is On The Road Again. Other Willie Nelson songs are apparently okay, especially if they've got some imagery to them (her next favorite song for a while was Willie's cover of Pancho And Lefty). Lately apparently she's gotten into vocals-free surfer rock, specifically Dick Dale. I'd like to make her a playlist of female vocalists that might contain one or two new favorite songs. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself at 9:49 AM - 47 answers

March 6

Need to find recent bar chart of global COVID relief amounts

In the last 7-10 days, I saw a bar chart of different countries' stimulus/relief amounts, most likely on a major English-language news site. The bars were ranked by amount of relief as a percentage of GDP, with the U.S. at the top. The U.S. bar included all three U.S. COVID relief bills, showing how much of the U.S. total each bill comprised. If it helps, the bars were yellow. Can you please help me find it?
posted by Atrahasis at 2:26 PM - 6 answers

Songs of the snark

Looking for songs with sardonic, pithy lyrics that contain deep truths, folk / traditional Western European preferred. [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants at 8:36 AM - 15 answers

March 5

Looking for improv & comedy classes and orgs in the NC Triangle

I found a few by Googling, but have I missed any? The list so far is inside. [more inside]
posted by amtho at 6:47 PM - 2 answers

Old TV-movie: boys home from military school

I'm trying to track down an old TV-movie on someone else's behalf, about two boys home from military school, one of whom shoots and kills a person with no remorse. Any ideas? More details inside! [more inside]
posted by theatro at 12:03 PM - 2 answers

Where can I get a JR Rail Map Poster for Tokyo?

Saw a cropped poster on Etsy of the JR Tokyo map and I'm looking for a full size version. Anyone know where I can purchase or print one? [more inside]
posted by princeoftheair at 11:22 AM - 3 answers

March 4

Looking for an online horror story: a giant image you drag to see/read

I lost a beautiful website and I'm trying to find it again! In a media studies class in college, one of the discussions was about a website of illustrated stories. Each story was a single image many times larger than the computer screen size. The way you 'read' the story was to drag the screen to uncover more and more of the image. If you've ever seen anything like this (XKCD's "click and drag" comic works this way), please post the link, especially if it sounds like the horror stories site I'm describing. Thank you! [more inside]
posted by ch3cooh at 7:16 PM - 3 answers

March 3

Videos, films and documentaries about police and incarceration

Please share anything in film or video format, from Tik Toks to documentaries to fiction films, that effectively makes a case to decrease police and prisons.
posted by latkes at 7:15 PM - 5 answers

How to describe this color palette obsession

My lack of artistic vocabulary, combined with red-green colorblindness for extra difficulty, have produced an impasse trying to describe and learn more about a color palette trend I've noticed (and gotten obsessed by) over the last few years. Details and links to examples below. [more inside]
posted by Celsius1414 at 11:54 AM - 16 answers

Understanding Local Theater

When I lived in Ohio, community theaters groups operated independently (Footlighters, Tri-County Players, etc.) but were also members of OCTA (Ohio Community Theater Association). This seemed a loose affiliation that administered the organization of theaters while letting people from the community audition for any show they wanted w/o the need to be a member of any individual theater group or theater organization. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind at 10:18 AM - 3 answers

Movies set in non-dystopian climate futures?

A friend is writing their thesis about climate change story-telling in movies. They're having trouble finding stories that paint a more hopeful picture of futures where we've actually managed to avert worst-case dystopian scenarios. What fiction (preferably science fiction) movies would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by anthill at 8:10 AM - 14 answers

What is the value of fiction/stories?

I'm looking for people to share their thoughts (or memorable books, articles, quotes, etc) on why consuming fiction has value. In my gut it feels valuable, I love fiction and consume a lot of it, but I find it hard to articulate why! Note: if you're the sort of person who doesn't like these sort of navel gazey posts, really not looking for "just enjoy it, whatever, chill out" type answers! [more inside]
posted by wooh at 7:24 AM - 27 answers

March 2

TV scene: cult members in white robes on roof's edge?

On the latest episode of The Rookie (don't judge me), there's a scene with cult members in white robes standing on the edge of a roof (awaiting their ascension, as they do). But it reminded me very strongly of a very similar scene in another show which I cannot remember and it's very annoying. Does it ring any bells with you? [more inside]
posted by mpark at 1:39 PM - 12 answers

March 1

Music advice for old(er) moms

I've been listening to the same music for a while: The Beatles, Magnetic Fields, Harry Nilsson, Morphine, QOTSA, The Kinks, Weezer, Nirvana, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, and Daft Punk. I need some new choices to change up my playlist. Please send me your favorites. [more inside]
posted by doyouknowwhoIam? at 6:21 PM - 39 answers

February 28

How do you research what audiobooks to listen to?

I would love to know how to research audiobooks to help me decide which ones to listen to. I subscribe to Audible, and I used to just browse their best-seller and other lists. However, I have hit a wall. I am finding that there is not enough turnover in their lists to browse, so I am no longer finding things that I want to listen to that way. I thus now have a backlog of credits, but I am hungry for something new to listen to. Is there a better way to find audiobooks? I am open to both fiction and nonfiction, but I find that I can only follow "easier" books in audio form. For complex material, I need to be able to reread sections.
posted by mortaddams at 5:45 AM - 13 answers

How do I create digital drawings like this?

I need to make images for what will either be an Instagram channel or a YouTube channel. [more inside]
posted by ihaveyourfoot at 2:01 AM - 14 answers

February 27

Looking for a short film about moments of life

I'm looking for a short film that premiered on Vimeo somewhere between 2007 and 2015. It was a film that took you through the cycle of a human life, including birth and death, and it was made primarily/entirely of very short stock footage clips collaged together with, as far as I can remember, natural audio. Ring a bell?
posted by fake at 4:26 PM - 2 answers

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