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Recently on Mefi:
In Ask Metafilter, beijingbrown asks about "poems or lines of poetry about love that is awkward, hesitant and quiet - filled with silences and mis-timings" ... while in other quests for words and sounds about feelings, thoughts and things, switcheroo seeks "songs that pick me up and make me want to live again after a long day of work," picklenickle is looking for good songs with lyrics that are hella gay, and slidell searches for children's rhymes and songs that are free of ghastly, scary, and offensive things.
LSK in Ask Metafilter: I'm looking for a list of songs that were large hits across multiple European countries but which never made significant inroads in the US. So many great answers!
Recently on the site:
I fought the law, and the law won (unless it didn't) IFtL cover roundup
An anthem... for Rowsdower MST3K singalong
Grab bag time!
Got a cold? Folk remedies from around the world.
What's that thing embedded in the street? Why, it's a recycled cotton gin part.
Thinking of buying a Gudetama, the egg with ennui? Be sure to check the butt.
Want an earworm? Comedy group All India Bakchod offers this song about social media creeps.
Fun question in Ask Me: You spin me right round baby right round like a what? "I need songs with specific lyrics which I can play for my daughter which represent antiquated technology that she has no real understanding of."
A polyphony of music past recently in the blue:
11+ documentaries on the history of electronic music; Larry Chung talks about and plays a 1934 Gibson L-5; A three-hour mixtape of Goth history, nearly 50 tracks of early-to-mid eighties Goth classics; Pitchfork's 200 Best Songs of the 1980s; Anton Karas plays the Theme from the Third Man, on zither; Using Spotify plays to quantify how old music has stood the test-of-time; "massive chords of intemperate savagery" – the strange story of Jón Leifs' Organ Concerto; great highlights from This is Tom Jones, a variety show that ran from 1969-1971; "Old Weird America", you say? I got some right here for ya
Recently on Mefi, people and places around the world, enchanting, mysterious and magnetic:
World Jollof Rice Day, you say? Jollof rice is a traditional West African dish, but not a humble one
From the Persian for "eyebrow," Ebru (paper marbling) has a long tradition in Turkey
The villagers of Kannauj have inherited a remarkable skill: They can capture the scent of rain
Au Revoir, Mogadishu Vol. 1 — Songs From Before The War: '70s and '80s Somali sound
Since April 20, 2011, Japanese artist Tatsuya Tanaka has created tiny dioramas with common household objects as landscape for tiny people, one every day
Chiara Vigo is the last master of weaving the sea-silk cloth bysso and showcases her art at Museo del Bisso in Sant'Antioco, Sardinia