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I am struggling to find this and hoped maybe someone out there can help. I need to know the roster of Vocal Music faculty from 1990 for the Indiana University School of Music. (Not notable alumni or "star" teachers from yore, but who was actually on staff at that time, teaching voice.) Thanks so much!
I've always enjoyed movies, TV shows, documentaries, etc. where the day to day of the news-oriented publishing business are involved. For example, Ugly Betty, The Devil Wears Prada, The Intern, or the BBC's series about how Vogue UK operates. Got any recommendations? [more inside]
One of my favorite kinds of science fiction is “naval warfare in space”. I love strategy, huge fleets of ships, and long, slow setups to big explosions. I think “The Hand Of God” and “Resurrection Ship” were among the best episodes of Battlestar Galactica, but get bored with all the bits that aren’t talking tactics. If a book has a picture of battleships on the cover, I’m likely to at least pick it up. Please recommend your favorite “space combat” science fiction! [more inside]
There's a particular type of nonfiction I find absolutely irresistible- the deep-dive into a community. Like Paris is Burning, Can't Stop Won't Stop, Kamikaze Biker, Frederick Wiseman documentaries, even this recent FPP post on the Warren Ellis Forum. What all these works share in common is that rather than focus on just one person and their experience, as most works about a community tend to do, they examine their communities at a more macro level. Help me find more like them?
I'm looking for a TV commercial that aired in Boston around 1982-'83. I don't remember the product, but the ad ended with a man in a suit and tie returning home with a shopping bag, opening the bag, and throwing two pieces of bread at a pair of men's shoes still in the box. A male voiceover closed the ad with "you can't make toast with a pair of loafers." [more inside]
How do i protect my hearing for a Metal concert while preserving the quality? I would normally wear Etymotic ER20 earplugs to a concert, but metal is going to be that much louder i assume - I haven't been to a metal show before - and would like something with more hearing protection. [more inside]
I want to become more familiar with manga. Where do I start? There is so much out there and it’s overwhelming (but in a good way!). What are the must-reads to give me a good overview of this genre? Assume that I am starting from square one with no previous exposure/knowledge.
We splurged in a spectacular sound system and have been rediscovering music. What are some mind-blowing tracks? [more inside]
I have Syd Field's "Screenplay" book, the bible of screenplays, but the formatting section is a little unclear to me. My confusion is about how to introduce the subject and angle of a shot (or when to specify the angle) and when to capitalize the name or subject (although this is more obvious to me when I understand the first part) [more inside]
We are providing a Spotify/iPod disco for a party at a hired venue, and I want it to sound as best as it can given that there is no budget for proper gear. Which parts of the chain, from initial audio through to connection to the PA, will benefit most from a bit of love? [more inside]
Themes of alchemy, time travel by body-hopping, eventually going all the way to the beginning of time, the paperback had black edges, which was what made me buy it in the airport bookshop... but I don't remember the title or the author, can you help? Bought in the last 10 years or so.
We are in the process of looking for financial sponsorship for upcoming (and awesome) Buckminster Fuller themed event. The event will emphasize Fuller's ongoing influence in science, architectural design, engineering and art. What general philanthropic organizations/businesses can we target for financial sponsorship. To all Los Angeles Me-fites, specific possibilities would be appreciated
I need to find someone with experience designing enamel pins and I need to do it fast and I have absolutely no idea how. [more inside]
Hello, I'm looking for the Arabic equivalent for something like "A is for Apple, B is for Ball..." etc. while i have seen things like this image, it would help to see the names of these creatures in transliterated english as well
I'm about to start selling watercolors and pen-and-ink art on Etsy. But I realized that I don't know the best way to ship the stuff. Do you have any experience, advice, or suggestions? [more inside]
I want to know about any websites that help with creative writing, blogging, community feedback, and delving into paid freelance work. In other words, a Swiss army knife of writing. [more inside]
I'm looking for songs about taking care of yourself. [more inside]
I feel deeply stupid asking this question, but here we go. [more inside]
Yesterday, clavicle recommended this song - The Mesopotamians by TMBG. It‘s my new favourite song (thanks clavicle!). I love songs that poke fun at historical topics and then squeeze relevant words/dates etc. into the lyrics. I also love the Monty Python song „Oliver Cromwell“. Do you have other recommendations? Thanks!
Hi MeFites! This may be a no-brainer question, but can anyone help me identify songs about fictional bands/singers in the vein of:
- "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" - The Beatles
- "Sultans of Swing" - Dire Straits
- "Benny and the Jets" - Elton John