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August 17

Need more high energy hard rock n roll!!

Please help me think of or discover songs along the lines of the following examples so's I can keep on rocking! [more inside]
posted by wats at 9:28 AM - 10 answers

Gimme dem beats! I need similar music to Todrick Hall, Dem Beats.

I am completely obsessed with the Todrick Hall song, Dem Beats (see 52 sec). It literally has my booty shaking anytime I listen to it. Give me some suggestions for fun, sexy music with that bpm and I'm yours.
posted by Sophie1 at 8:37 AM - 5 answers

August 16

Where to rent an Electric Piano in Oregon

Looking to find an electric piano for rent which can be picked up in Portland or Eugene and brought out to MacKenzie Bridge for a weekend. Not local and having trouble finding leads. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer at 2:38 PM - 3 answers

Where to find grants and foundations for a non-profit literary journal?

Are there any specific grants and foundations that offer a reward towards non-profit literary journals and literary magazines in Texas and US in general? (Some are listed as art organizations, but not always).
posted by RearWindow at 9:23 AM - 3 answers

What are some great comedy music videos?

Yesterday's AskMe about iconic music videos mentioned The Lonely Island's "I'm on a Boat!" which I'd never heard of before. I thought the video was hilarious. What are your favorite comedy music videos?
posted by storybored at 8:42 AM - 60 answers

Cultural memberships/subscriptions in Seattle for college students?

Looking for a cool, cultural gift for my kid who is moving to Seattle. [more inside]
posted by Sublimity at 7:01 AM - 8 answers

August 15

Conserving vintage graph paper

I'm interested in buying and displaying drawings made in pen on vintage paper, typically graph paper. How should I handle them to keep them from deteriorating? [more inside]
posted by serathen at 3:56 PM - 7 answers

What are the best options for using real or fake bullets in artwork?

What is the best way to use bullets (real or fake) in a piece of art? I have questions about cost, safety, and feasibility. Location: New York City, New York. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp at 3:04 PM - 18 answers

An Instagram Powerballad

What is the song that plays at the end credits of the Viceland show Hollywood Love Story with Paris Hilton? Please identify this song! [more inside]
posted by WeekendJen at 11:07 AM - 2 answers

Books set in houses on lakes

I would like to read books set in lake houses. Have you read any that are especially good? Genre isn't terribly important; limitations inside. [more inside]
posted by SeedStitch at 9:16 AM - 15 answers

August 14

Nac Mac Feegle Playlist

I read the Wee Free Men for the first time, and I‘m delighted! Now I want a soundtrack to go with the wee scunners. What songs remind you of the Feegles? [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom at 1:41 PM - 20 answers

Give me your loud, righteous, angry and pissed off music

All the owners of apartments in the block I live in are about to be up for a lot of money due to the fault of others. Music is my stress relief but there are only so many times I can listen to Killing In the Name or the song I won't name from Aenima. I have a broad library of music, apparently it's a little shallow in this area. Hook me up, tinnitus be damned. I listen to any and every genre and have a good sound system that'll do justice to anything at 100db.
posted by deadwax at 12:59 AM - 79 answers

August 13

What are the definitive music videos of the last 10-ish years?

I feel like the music video had a high point in the '90s and then I stopped paying attention. Please recommend me 2 or 3 videos from the last while that are must-see, be it for artistry, originality, infamy, whatever. Context would be appreciated. I have seen This Is America.
posted by cult_url_bias at 9:56 PM - 51 answers

I AM VERY ANGRY

My city is experiencing a bus service meltdown that appears to have been totally avoidable. I learned about it through a local daily free paper and a local blog, but the city's paper of record has not seen fit to cover the story. I'm pisssssssssed and would like to let the world know about it. Should I write to the paper asking them to cover it OR should I submit a letter to the editor? [more inside]
posted by sunset in snow country at 9:31 PM - 8 answers

A sideways kind of love

I'd like to make a sweet + fun Spotify playlist for my gem of a partner, but my knowledge of good songs for this is very scant. Said partner is extremely warm, kind, and sentimental, but expresses it in very sideways or wry/humorous ways - a direct eye contact + I LOVE YOU SO MUCH is just not their style! [more inside]
posted by PaulaSchultz at 9:40 AM - 36 answers

August 12

Friday rush, day tickets, etc.

I want to see The Lehman Trilogy in London next week. How good are my chances at Friday rush or day tickets? [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar at 2:30 PM - 1 answers

Movies for headaches (dream edition)

I just had a dream about a movie that was a quiet (that is, without the most annoying of the pythonesque) British or Scandinavian comedy in documentary format without a laughtrack. From 30 years ago or appearing to be. Think along the lines of Look Around You or Fishing with John—though I don’t actually like either of those. Can you recommend anything like this?
posted by Sterros at 8:35 AM - 3 answers

August 11

80 Days of Venturesome steampunk, novel edition

I was recently introduced to the delightful 80 Days, an iOs game I'd link to if I weren't on mobile. It has unexpected steampunk vibes. I'd love more like it. Needless to say, I will read the original. [more inside]
posted by Alensin at 9:42 PM - 3 answers

August 10

Manga for Adult Women

I found The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo, at the library today and it was a delightfully fun, relatable read! Please help me find more manga to enjoy. [more inside]
posted by Goblin Barbarian at 11:49 PM - 7 answers

Ocean wedding readings

Does anyone know of poetry or prose, suitable for a wedding reading, that features the ocean, the sea or the shore?
posted by zamboni at 6:53 PM - 11 answers

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