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November 13

Stealing the show

I'm looking for videos of people who are very good at what they do stealing the show. The best example I have is this video of some good guitarists performing a boring cover of While my Guitar Gently Weeps, until Prince swoops in and performs SO HARD and leaves everyone else in the dust.
posted by pintapicasso at 9:20 AM - 13 answers

Preparatory monkeys

I have convinced myself that a prototype model of a sculpture is called a macaque. Is that right? What's the word I'm thinking of? [more inside]
posted by popcassady at 4:05 AM - 6 answers

Looking for a piece of short fiction from Twilight Zone Magazine

Looking for a short story titled "Dwindling" by a female author. [more inside]
posted by all the light we cannot see at 1:23 AM - 4 answers

November 12

How to stop procrastinating at creativity-on-demand?

I am a professional actor. About 3-5 times a week, I have to prepare and self-tape an audition. I procrastinate TREMENDOUSLY and feel miserable every single time. Please help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 11:02 PM - 6 answers

I have little hope anyone will be able to identify this song.

Terrible recording I made in an Urban Outfitters store, but this song is kind of weird and haunting and I wonder if anyone could identify it or the musicians.
posted by DMelanogaster at 6:48 PM - 5 answers

Turntable with Built in Tube Pre-Amp

Has anyone seen these or have experience with turntables with built in tube preamps? [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight at 5:01 PM - 10 answers

Boys Love media in China

After watching Nirvana in Fire (at Mefi's recommendation!) I've been looking up other Chinese shows and came across a genre of media known there as BL, or Boys Love. As I understand it BL involves gay male protagonists and ranges from the implied to the erotic. It's apparently popular enough that huge, expensive, popular historical romances are being made — e.g. The Untamed. My question is: wait, what? Isn't mainland China famously restrictive, especially lately, of LGBTQ+ representation in media? How is it possible that BL is essentially mainstream there? [more inside]
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 11:41 AM - 6 answers

Regional Fast Food Bracket?

I remember reading a specific "regional fast food bracket" article on a sports/pop culture site a few years ago, and I'm trying to find it again. Grantland and Deadspin (RIP both) both ran brackets like this, but I can't find what I'm looking for by searching their archives. [more inside]
posted by kevinbelt at 9:56 AM - 7 answers

November 11

Fun shows set in the past

My husband and I are looking for a series to watch on Netflix or Prime that we both enjoy. This is difficult. We've narrowed it down to a) must be set in the past and pay attention to historical details, and b) should have interesting characters you can root for and intelligent plot. Humour is also good. So far we have enjoyed Mad Men and Life on Mars (British version) as well as House of Cards (British version). [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom at 2:21 PM - 53 answers

Picture books for toddlers I should not miss

My three-year-old has, overnight, lost interest in baby board books and wants real paper, and stories. Yay! Reading with him is so much more fun now that it’s not just pointing out all the fire trucks. Where do I go from here? [more inside]
posted by ficbot at 8:34 AM - 34 answers

Portuguese-language documentaries about community climate response

I'm looking for Portuguese-language documentary films that show how a Portuguese-speaking community has come together in response to a climate event. [more inside]
posted by sleevener at 8:33 AM - 3 answers

November 10

Really really long audio recs needed with no sexual violence content

I’m working on a several month project that involves listening repeatedly to conversations about sexual trauma for long hours. I use audiobooks to unwind while I do chores and craft and I have run out of non-sexual violence content. I’ve tried only YA audiobooks but so much coercion! Loved The Magnus Archives but maybe less nihilistic. I hate true crime. I need at least 20 to 100 hours of content In one books or podcast, something I can sink into.
posted by dorothyisunderwood at 11:47 AM - 17 answers

Limits of time on a 7”

I’m working on an EP that I planned to release on a 7”. I’ve read that 7” records have a limit of seven minutes a side, and one side is coming out to eight-ish minutes. Is seven minutes at 33 the hard limit for time on one side of a 7” record?
posted by pxe2000 at 7:53 AM - 7 answers

November 8

Female-fronted music with a certain vibe

I started building a Spotify playlist and would love help finding more things that fit the vibe. The artists are all female (with a few that have supporting male voices, but not many) with smoky, rich voices. I titled it Velvet in case that helps set the tone. [more inside]
posted by brilliantine at 10:41 AM - 30 answers

These soundalike songs. What are they FOR?

I picked up a "Hits of the 80s" album on YouTube music and only realized while listening in the car that NONE of the songs were originals. They were all soundalike covers. (The Ultravox one really made my eyelid twitch!) I understand such songs are made for advertising purposes... and it didn't cost me anything to download, but why the heck would a consumer buy or want an album of fake songs? In short, what are they for? [more inside]
posted by tomboko at 5:40 AM - 18 answers

November 7

Who is this artist?

My mother has three prints that she acquired knowing only that they were "a Chinese artist," and although I can make out part of the title of the prints, I haven't had any luck figuring out the name of the artist. Can anyone read either the title of the prints or the artist? Bonus points for the seal! [more inside]
posted by wakannai at 12:49 PM - 2 answers

Custom vinyl wall decal printing for work logo

Hi all, my job just designed a swanky new logo and we'd like to stick it up on the wall outside our office. Probably something around 3 feet long by 2 feet high, with color (not black and white). I found a few options online for custom vinyl decal printing -- does anyone have any specific recommendations or stay-away-froms? [more inside]
posted by tealcoffeecup at 10:16 AM - 5 answers

Videos about mental disorders

I'm prepping to teach abnormal psychology to undergrads, and want to find some videos about various mental disorders to show. What engaging, short to mid-length (<30 min) videos have helped you understand a mental disorder in a new way? [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote at 9:24 AM - 17 answers

How many books are printed in one edition of a book?

Is there a way to verify the number of books printed in a edition of a book?
posted by plant or animal at 6:52 AM - 12 answers

Fiction and poetry about dementia

I'm wondering if anyone knows any established poets or authors of other genres who have written about dementia. [more inside]
posted by theefixedstars at 6:00 AM - 15 answers

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