The two-bedroom condominium in the Philippines that artist David Griggs calls home, overlooks a train station and shopping mall. The apartment is small with shoddy ventilation. Paint fumes from his adjoining studio give him dizzy spells and crazed dreams. "You get immune to it but it's not healthy," he says. Outside, the streets of Manila rumble with a mad mess of peddlers, punk rockers, commuters, up-and-comers, wastrels and the well-heeled.
There's a cracked egg on the doorstep of Hibernian House, a ragged tower on a street corner that Sydney band the Preatures call home. Singer Isabella Manfredi walks up a dim-lit, graffiti-ripped stairway to their recording studio on the first floor, apologising for the stink of stale tobacco. Sun glares through unopened windows, overlooking Central Station. She lights a stick of sandalwood incense and waves it about. "I just want to create a little bit of vibe."
The music was hidden in attics, archives or family trusts, far from public view. Compositions created in catastrophic times were often overshadowed. Works forged while fleeing fascist persecution were lost to the past. Jewish refugee artists seeking safe haven from the Nazi regime carried with them musical and theatrical works inspired by their experiences of exile, oppression and flight. Much of this material was forgotten or neglected as they rebuilt lives in foreign lands, far from home.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".