Fantastic in-depth post by AgentRocket on Suzanne Vega and Tom's Diner 🍽, plus more assorted autumn audio on mefi:
Ad for Argo's Book of Dreams featuring Nandi Bushell 🥁; meet John Farnham, Australia's famed "Whispering Jack" 🇦🇺; the global, omnivorous sonic diet of SVBKVLT 🌎; U2 Joshua Tree tour fan edit video 📼; songwriter (and Oscar-winning actress) Mary Steenburgen 𝄢; poet, musician, activist, Moor Mother🎤; true stories from Martin Simpson in his "Rooted" album 📖; Great Chafing Moonboots, it's Friends Again!🍻; 1980 Concert by Young Marble Giants 🎵; Mercedes de Sosa and Gracias a la vida 🌞; Wendy Carlos' Switched-on Bach, 1968 🎹; Maestro: animated woodland creatures perform a gorgeous Bellini opera aria 🎼; The World According to Sound podcast 🎙; Dylan Tallchief made a drum machine in Excel 🥁; Sounding off, an appreciation of and guide to nautical noises ⚓️; Honeyland Happy Honeybee Harmonies (animation) 🐝; Sudan Archives, North African style violin + West Coast RnB, funk, soul 🎻; Indigo Girls' Swamp Ophelia 🥀; open-source Spleeter audio separation library 🎧; Lucy Dacus seasonal covers for Halloween and Christmas🎄; "Let It Go" in Klingon ❄️; recovering Native language for the indigenous community👂🏽; 1979-1983: A very abbreviated musical history ☮︎; Air Safety Video, K-pop style✈️; Kesha, Raising Hell with Big Freedia 🔥; Blade Runner Esper Edition soundtrack fan-made bootleg 👁; restored classic and lost punk films 📽; acoustic version of Ministry's "Everyday is Halloween" 🎃; and finally, an alter of sound for Day of the Dead 💀
God, I miss the days when I would stay up til 3am reading the Drizzt books and the Dragonlance books, loving every word on the page and also going through an entire package of oreos and a half gallon of milk while reading them, and my metabolism would say "No worries, I got you, fam!" — lord_wolf
Mefites remember the Forgotten Realms pulp fantasy novels of the '90s
A digest of recent food culture posts on Mefi:
The Food Timeline, evolution of foods dating back to before 17,000BC ⏳; Maria Orosa, Filipina food technologist, chemist, humanitarian, war hero 👩🏽🔬; The D.C. Region Doesn’t Have Full-Time Food Critics of Color. Why That Matters 📰; Archeology of Taste is a project about childhood memories 🍭; Consider the potato: How do you prefer yours? 🥔; The Food Flow Model, a web of connections across the continental U.S. 🚚; What Makes Good Comfort Food? A LitHub conversation 🍝; The most taxing work in the kitchen is brain work 🧠Iceland’s last McDonald’s burger simply won’t rot, even after 10 years 🍔.
2 jiggers of frustration, garnish with a soupçon of rage: help anonymous make the perfect spite cocktail.
In Ask Metafilter, I want to work on my physical fitness, but I don't want to leave my house.