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A bit of stress reduction

Books in LibraryBooks in Library by topgold (cc by)

'Amiably peopled' novels? In Ask Metafilter, unicorn chaser asks, "what are your favourite low-stress, enjoyable literary novels about people just hanging out?"

Meanwhile, over in Music, listen to gorbichov's Gan Ainm No. 1, "a little tune I wrote a few months back. I was thinking about Irish slow airs, and wanted to have some of that feel, combined with some harmony stuff I've been playing with ... This is played on my 1945 Epiphone Blackstone archtop, which I really love for melodic playing."

08/30/20
by taz

Campfire bonding games

CampfireCampfire by Jason Pratt (cc by)

In Ask Metafilter, quiet coyote is looking for "good discussion-based games for 6 adults to play as a group that don't involve supplies other than pen and paper, and ideally help us learn more about each other rather than just passing the time."

Meanwhile, over in Mefi Music, the most favorited tracks of the past week have been: Workman 9 to 5; A Grand Unslam; Trapeze Act; Time (the Revelator)

08/15/20
by taz

Casteism, Colorism, Classism & Culture

bride and groom closeup holding hands in Indian wedding

On Metafilter, A critical look and serious discussion of Netflix's "Indian Matchmaking"
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Meanwhile over on Mefi Music, the most playlisted tracks in the last week were Soviet Girl and Pulse, and the most favorited tracks were Pulse, Mirrorball, and Activity Indicating Activity

08/05/20
by taz

"for educational purposes only"

still of Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark in black and white

Mefites are discussing Steven Soderbergh's black-and-white cut of Raiders of the Lost Ark with music by Trent Reznor and no dialog. Are there other films that are better in black and white? Molesome knows some.
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Meanwhile, over in Metatalk, Last day to submit to Mefi Music Swap, MeFi Mag revisited, MetatalkMimosas: Your Music Muse!, Updated Community Guidelines, and Site Update #1.

08/01/20
by taz

Music swap deadline!
Last chance to participate in the Music Swap; deadline for submission is Saturday, so if you feel like swapping playlists, get to it!

07/30/20
by cortex

[fan/fawn pun goes here]

Magic Kingdom - Dancin' DeerMagic Kingdom - Dancin' Deer by Jeff Krause Photography (cc by-nc-nd)

Harpist playing outdoors receives an unexpected visit

07/28/20
by taz

Music swap!
Interested in participating in a music swap? Because there's a music swap!

07/06/20
by cortex

Chicks Dig It

chicks on the dance floorchicks on the dance floor by frankieleon (cc by)

functionequalsform needs soothing songs for fowl purposes

01/08/20
by taz

I am thinking of your voice and of the midnight picnic ...

Autumn leaves flowers berries branches and pineconesPhoto by Karolina Badzmierowska on Unsplash

Fantastic in-depth post by AgentRocket on Suzanne Vega and Tom's Diner ๐Ÿฝ, plus more assorted autumn audio on mefi:

Ad for Argo's Book of Dreams featuring Nandi Bushell ๐Ÿฅ; meet John Farnham, Australia's famed "Whispering Jack" ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ; the global, omnivorous sonic diet of SVBKVLT ๐ŸŒŽ; U2 Joshua Tree tour fan edit video ๐Ÿ“ผ; songwriter (and Oscar-winning actress) Mary Steenburgen ๐„ข; poet, musician, activist, Moor Mother๐ŸŽค; true stories from Martin Simpson in his "Rooted" album ๐Ÿ“–; Great Chafing Moonboots, it's Friends Again!๐Ÿป; 1980 Concert by Young Marble Giants ๐ŸŽต; Mercedes de Sosa and Gracias a la vida ๐ŸŒž; Wendy Carlos' Switched-on Bach, 1968 ๐ŸŽน; Maestro: animated woodland creatures perform a gorgeous Bellini opera aria ๐ŸŽผ; The World According to Sound podcast ๐ŸŽ™; Dylan Tallchief made a drum machine in Excel ๐Ÿฅ; Sounding off, an appreciation of and guide to nautical noises โš“๏ธ; Honeyland Happy Honeybee Harmonies (animation) ๐Ÿ; Sudan Archives, North African style violin + West Coast RnB, funk, soul ๐ŸŽป; Indigo Girls' Swamp Ophelia ๐Ÿฅ€; open-source Spleeter audio separation library ๐ŸŽง; Lucy Dacus seasonal covers for Halloween and Christmas๐ŸŽ„; "Let It Go" in Klingon โ„๏ธ; recovering Native language for the indigenous community๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿฝ; 1979-1983: A very abbreviated musical history โ˜ฎ๏ธŽ; Air Safety Video, K-pop styleโœˆ๏ธ; Kesha, Raising Hell with Big Freedia ๐Ÿ”ฅ; Blade Runner Esper Edition soundtrack fan-made bootleg ๐Ÿ‘; restored classic and lost punk films ๐Ÿ“ฝ; acoustic version of Ministry's "Everyday is Halloween" ๐ŸŽƒ; and finally, an alter of sound for Day of the Dead ๐Ÿ’€

11/19/19
by taz

Beautiful Music for Big Feelings

Joy of RainJoy of Rain by Bindaas Madhavi (cc by-nc-nd)

carlypennylane is looking for captivating contemporary instrumental music that strongly captures a mood or a moment

10/22/19
by taz

Who TF does that?

Publicity still of The Association with Larry Ramos center frontThe Association, with Larry Ramos center front

Larry Ramos, that's who. 23skidoo has a great comment about Ramos' skills and background in hippybear's The Association post.

10/19/19
by taz

"how have I made it this long without knowing about this instrument?"

Salliou on YouTubeSalliou on YouTube

spamandkimchi draws our grateful attention to Senegalese musician Salliou playing the cas cas (also known as the aslatua, aslato, kashaka, cascas, televi, kasso-kassoni...)

07/28/19
by taz

Our friends, eclectic

Gary Numan Tubeway Army poster imageposter image via numandiscography.co.uk

But on the night of 28 June 1979 all that is in the unknowable future, as Gary Numan puts on his make-up, throws up in the dressing room sink through sheer nerves, and prepares to walk onto the stage of Top Of The Pops as the UKโ€™s newest Number One hitmaker...

Mefite Devonian (hashtag "okimobsessivesosueme") takes us on a wonderful deep dive with late-70's new wave synth-pop UK band Tubeway Army and Gary Numan.

06/30/19
by taz

Noted on Mefi

MiXED TAPEMiXED TAPE by englishsnow (cc by)

The first all-digital MeFi Music Mixtape Swap signups are open until April 14, so if you're into it, share the love! If you're in need of some inspiration, you might check out some of the more than 50,000 78rpm record sides available from the Boston Public Library now on the Internet Archive. But if that seems a smidge overwhelming, maybe just queue up the one song that apparently nearly every other human on the planet has listened to? That's a lot. Too much? How about just that one special part of that one song that you love so much, but, like, it just keeps going?

04/04/19
by taz

L Words

Love is in the airLove is in the air by katerha (cc by)

Love (MetaMatrimony!); Love ("thank goodness for really slow elevators"); Love (Aspasia of Miletus and the roots of western philosophy); Love ("apparently they loved the Moog"); Love ("100 ways to love a cat?"); Love ("it is only with the heart that we see correctly"); Love ("For The Exhausted and Overwhelmed); Legend ("but he never did ask"); Loss? ("I have nightmares about this article").

03/29/19
by taz

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