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Artist of the Week IV – Quiz #47

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Exceptional Artist of the Week IV Series logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming

2020 Artists of the Week (so far):

The CurePublic Enemy, Steely Dan, Taylor Swift, Venom, Chuck Berry, Dixie Chicks, Billy Idol, Randy Newman, Jay-Z, Alanis Morissette, Pulp, The Byrds, Love, Queen Latifah, Muddy Waters, Robbie Williams, Rage Against the Machine, The Cars, Janet Jackson, King Crimson, Arcade Fire, James Brown, Daft Punk, PJ Harvey, Soundgarden, Dave Matthews Band, Stephen Stills, New Order, The Wallflowers, Billie Holiday, Earth Wind & Fire, Nirvana, Nick Drake, The Guess Who, Norah Jones, Cat Stevens, Blur, Faith No More, The Carpenters, Marilyn Manson, Run DMC, The Clash, Van Morrison, Tracy Chapman, Grateful Dead

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My thanks to all who have participated in the “Artist of the Week” quizzes so far.

Congrats to all those who correctly identified the Grateful Dead last week.

The results after 46 weeks (as of Thursday evening – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):

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Ready for Quiz #47?

If you call, I will answer!

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Quiz Rules/Format
(Same as last year, feel free to skip to the quiz if you know the rules already)

Your Task: Name the mystery Artist, ideally with as few clues as possible.

Correctly guess the artist on the first clue? 500 points.

After scrolling down to the second clue? 400 points.

Still don’t know after the fifth clue? 0 points, but a crisp high-five for participating.

I’ll use google translate to put the correct answer at the bottom in Arabic (if you read Arabic, that’s fantastic, but no cheating by reading ahead!) and you can translate it back to the language of your choice to confirm your answer.

In the comments, please enter your POINTS earned (not the artist name) and I’ll keep track of the running totals in a spreadsheet.

In addition to eternal bragging rights, the winner at the end of the year may even get something as prestigious as a digital certificate.

Here goes!

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Artist of the Week #47
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)

For:

500 points…………………Canadian (CanCon!) band, formed in Scarborough, Ontario in 1988.

For the last 3 decades, or ever since their Yellow Tape, the band lineup has included Tyler Stewart (drums), Jim Creegan (bass, sometimes upright), Ed Robertson (guitar and vocals)….

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400 points…………………and up until 2009, the band also featured Steven Page (hard to believe yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiittt’s been over one week decade since he left the group) 

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300 points……………………Though they don’t have any albums on the 1001 list, seeing as it includes Enid / Brian Wilson / Be My Yoko Ono / What a Good Boy / If I Had $1,000,000, their 1992 album, Gordon, really should be!

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200 points……………….. Two word band name, as shown below:

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100 points………………..The artist is B______________ L______s

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Answer: سيدات عاريات

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

The Leslie Nielsen movie in the 200 clue: an all-timer!

Buffalo Springfield – Again (1967)

[Album 809/1001]

“I’ll be honest.. fellas, it was sounding great. But.. I could’ve used a little more cowbell. So.. let’s take it again..”
– Christopher Walken, the SNL ‘Cowbell’ skit

With Buffalo Springfield, it’s not a case of more cowbell.

Instead, at least with their album, Again, I’ll take it as is.

But…I could’ve used a little more Neil Young.

Sure he provides the lead vocals on the bookends (Mr. Soul & Broken Arrow, incidentally, the two most memorable tracks) and another along the way…but I could’ve used a little more.

Which, as someone who only recently warmed up to Mr. Young’s voice, until recently that would certainly not have been the case!

So to the rest of the band (in an attempted Christopher Walken-esque tone):

When I listened to Again, fellas, it was sounding great.

But…I could’ve used a little more Neil.

It appears, unlike the Skynyrd lyric, I hope Neil Young will remember, a Kingston man DO need him around anyhow!

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Verbalize the Positive

I quite enjoyed participating in last week’s episode of The LeBrain Train – thank you Mike / Sarca / Kevin for the fun chat!

Artist of the Week IV – Quiz #46

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Exceptional Artist of the Week IV Series logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming

2020 Artists of the Week (so far):

The CurePublic Enemy, Steely Dan, Taylor Swift, Venom, Chuck Berry, Dixie Chicks, Billy Idol, Randy Newman, Jay-Z, Alanis Morissette, Pulp, The Byrds, Love, Queen Latifah, Muddy Waters, Robbie Williams, Rage Against the Machine, The Cars, Janet Jackson, King Crimson, Arcade Fire, James Brown, Daft Punk, PJ Harvey, Soundgarden, Dave Matthews Band, Stephen Stills, New Order, The Wallflowers, Billie Holiday, Earth Wind & Fire, Nirvana, Nick Drake, The Guess Who, Norah Jones, Cat Stevens, Blur, Faith No More, The Carpenters, Marilyn Manson, Run DMC, The Clash, Van Morrison, Tracy Chapman

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My thanks to all who have participated in the “Artist of the Week” quizzes so far.

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Tracy Chapman last week.

The results after 45 weeks (as of Thursday evening – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):

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Ready for Quiz #46?

Keep on Truckin’!

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Quiz Rules/Format
(Same as last year, feel free to skip to the quiz if you know the rules already)

Your Task: Name the mystery Artist, ideally with as few clues as possible.

Correctly guess the artist on the first clue? 500 points.

After scrolling down to the second clue? 400 points.

Still don’t know after the fifth clue? 0 points, but a crisp high-five for participating.

I’ll use google translate to put the correct answer at the bottom in Arabic (if you read Arabic, that’s fantastic, but no cheating by reading ahead!) and you can translate it back to the language of your choice to confirm your answer.

In the comments, please enter your POINTS earned (not the artist name) and I’ll keep track of the running totals in a spreadsheet.

In addition to eternal bragging rights, the winner at the end of the year may even get something as prestigious as a digital certificate.

Here goes!

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Artist of the Week #46
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)

For:

500 points…………………American band, formed in California in 1965. They often had a pair of drummers (The Rhythm Devils, Bill Kreutzmann & Mickey Hart) and they have a pair of albums on the 1001 list: a 1969 live album…

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400 points…………………and one of their 1970 albums (featuring the tracks Box of Rain & Ripple), the studio album that shares a name with the 1999 film below:

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300 points……………………One of the late founders of the band is celebrated (through wordplay) by the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream flavour below:

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200 points………………..The band name is the OPPOSITE of the word clue below:

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100 points………………..The artist is The G___________ D_____

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Answer: ميت بالامتنان

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

Always nice to be able to include Peter Gallagher in a visual clue!

Artist of the Week IV – Quiz #45

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Exceptional Artist of the Week IV Series logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming

2020 Artists of the Week (so far):

The CurePublic Enemy, Steely Dan, Taylor Swift, Venom, Chuck Berry, Dixie Chicks, Billy Idol, Randy Newman, Jay-Z, Alanis Morissette, Pulp, The Byrds, Love, Queen Latifah, Muddy Waters, Robbie Williams, Rage Against the Machine, The Cars, Janet Jackson, King Crimson, Arcade Fire, James Brown, Daft Punk, PJ Harvey, Soundgarden, Dave Matthews Band, Stephen Stills, New Order, The Wallflowers, Billie Holiday, Earth Wind & Fire, Nirvana, Nick Drake, The Guess Who, Norah Jones, Cat Stevens, Blur, Faith No More, The Carpenters, Marilyn Manson, Run DMC, The Clash, Van Morrison

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My thanks to all who have participated in the “Artist of the Week” quizzes so far.

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Van Morrison last week.

The results after 44 weeks (as of Monday evening – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):

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Ready for Quiz #45?

There ain’t no more to say!

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Quiz Rules/Format
(Same as last year, feel free to skip to the quiz if you know the rules already)

Your Task: Name the mystery Artist, ideally with as few clues as possible.

Correctly guess the artist on the first clue? 500 points.

After scrolling down to the second clue? 400 points.

Still don’t know after the fifth clue? 0 points, but a crisp high-five for participating.

I’ll use google translate to put the correct answer at the bottom in Arabic (if you read Arabic, that’s fantastic, but no cheating by reading ahead!) and you can translate it back to the language of your choice to confirm your answer.

In the comments, please enter your POINTS earned (not the artist name) and I’ll keep track of the running totals in a spreadsheet.

In addition to eternal bragging rights, the winner at the end of the year may even get something as prestigious as a digital certificate.

Here goes!

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Artist of the Week #45
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)

For:

500 points…………………American singer-songwriter, born in Ohio in 1964, her 1988 self-titled debut is on the 1001 list.

On that album’s exceptional lead single, in lieu of the typical radio-single verse-chorus-verse format, she opened the song with 4 consecutive verses before launching into the chorus, just after the 2-minute mark, with the line, “so remember when we were driving…”

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400 points…………………That song, Fast Car, was one of many fine tracks from that eponymous debut (which also included Talkin’ ’bout a Revolution & Baby Can I Hold You)

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300 points……………………Give Me One Reason to listen to this artist? Her fabulous contralto voice, for starters!

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200 points…………………and the inevitable photo puzzle clue:

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100 points………………..The artist is T______ C_____________

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Answer: تريسي تشابمان

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

That song structure for Fast Car, easily in my Top 5 Song Structures, just brilliant!

Artist of the Week IV – Quiz #44

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Exceptional Artist of the Week IV Series logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming

2020 Artists of the Week (so far):

The CurePublic Enemy, Steely Dan, Taylor Swift, Venom, Chuck Berry, Dixie Chicks, Billy Idol, Randy Newman, Jay-Z, Alanis Morissette, Pulp, The Byrds, Love, Queen Latifah, Muddy Waters, Robbie Williams, Rage Against the Machine, The Cars, Janet Jackson, King Crimson, Arcade Fire, James Brown, Daft Punk, PJ Harvey, Soundgarden, Dave Matthews Band, Stephen Stills, New Order, The Wallflowers, Billie Holiday, Earth Wind & Fire, Nirvana, Nick Drake, The Guess Who, Norah Jones, Cat Stevens, Blur, Faith No More, The Carpenters, Marilyn Manson, Run DMC, The Clash

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My thanks to all who have participated in the “Artist of the Week” quizzes so far.

Congrats to all those who correctly identified The Clash last week.

The results after 43 weeks (as of Friday evening – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):

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Ready for Quiz #44?

Depending on where you are the world, it’s a marvelous night / afternoon / morning for a music quiz!

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Quiz Rules/Format
(Same as last year, feel free to skip to the quiz if you know the rules already)

Your Task: Name the mystery Artist, ideally with as few clues as possible.

Correctly guess the artist on the first clue? 500 points.

After scrolling down to the second clue? 400 points.

Still don’t know after the fifth clue? 0 points, but a crisp high-five for participating.

I’ll use google translate to put the correct answer at the bottom in Arabic (if you read Arabic, that’s fantastic, but no cheating by reading ahead!) and you can translate it back to the language of your choice to confirm your answer.

In the comments, please enter your POINTS earned (not the artist name) and I’ll keep track of the running totals in a spreadsheet.

In addition to eternal bragging rights, the winner at the end of the year may even get something as prestigious as a digital certificate.

Here goes!

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Artist of the Week #44
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)

For:

500 points…………………Northern Irish singer-songwriter, born in 1945. He has a trio of albums on the 1001 list: his second album, Astral Weeks (1968), his double-live album, It’s Too Late to Stop Now (1974), and…

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400 points…………………his revered 1970 album, Moondance, that includes Into The Mystic & its terrific pre-chorus guitar walk-up

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300 points……………………Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da (Just like that)

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200 points………………..2-part stage name: the first name is the missing word from the movie poster below & the last name is shared with the lead singer of The Doors

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100 points………………..The artist is V____ M______________

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Answer: فان موريسون

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

Into the Mystic – did I mention I’m partial to the walk-up?!

TV on the Radio – Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes (2004)

[Album 808/1001]

Sometimes, the YouTube algorithm just gets me.

For example, when I opened the site last week, it recommended that I listen to a video titled, “say it ain’t so but matt sharp is the only one singing.”

Clearly, it knows its target audience as:

a) I love the blue album

b) I’ve argued that his falsetto harmonies are a big part of what make those first 2 =w=eezer albums so special

c) it’s taking something familiar but making it delightfully different; in other words, right up my street.

Needless to say, recommended listening!

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Sometimes, it also feels like the 1001 list has similar targeting strategies.

TV on the Radio, as a band name, is immediately intriguing. Being able to create vivid scenes through audio alone? I’m listening.

So before I even heard a note, it sounded promising.

And the better news is, upon actually hearing Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes, it easily solidified its status as my kind of album, given that:

a) Whatever the appropriate term for the genre (post-punk? garage rock revival?), the 2002-2004 window of that sound would be my favourite of the century thus far

b) The album features plenty of octave-doubled vocals &/or falsetto harmonies. Alas, so far at least, YouTube hasn’t recommended any versions with only the falsetto vocal lines. Say it Ain’t So, indeed!

c) It sounds comparable to its contemporaries, yet there’s something about them (notably the vocal delivery) that makes TV on the Radio distinct.

All of which is to say, recommended listening!

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Verbalize the Positive

After Gord Downie’s death in 2017, our local rock station (K-Rock 105.7) has a wonderful tradition: each October, they re-brand the station for a day (or more) as GORD FM.

This year, the entire weekend of October 16-18 was dedicated to Gord & The Tragically Hip. It was really nice tuning in throughout the weekend to hear all kinds of interviews / live versions / album tracks, great work K-Rock!

Artist of the Week IV – Quiz #43

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Exceptional Artist of the Week IV Series logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming

2020 Artists of the Week (so far):

The CurePublic Enemy, Steely Dan, Taylor Swift, Venom, Chuck Berry, Dixie Chicks, Billy Idol, Randy Newman, Jay-Z, Alanis Morissette, Pulp, The Byrds, Love, Queen Latifah, Muddy Waters, Robbie Williams, Rage Against the Machine, The Cars, Janet Jackson, King Crimson, Arcade Fire, James Brown, Daft Punk, PJ Harvey, Soundgarden, Dave Matthews Band, Stephen Stills, New Order, The Wallflowers, Billie Holiday, Earth Wind & Fire, Nirvana, Nick Drake, The Guess Who, Norah Jones, Cat Stevens, Blur, Faith No More, The Carpenters, Marilyn Manson, Run DMC

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My thanks to all who have participated in the “Artist of the Week” quizzes so far.

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Run DMC last week.

The results after 42 weeks (as of Monday evening – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):

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Ready for Quiz #43?

You gotta let me know!

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Quiz Rules/Format
(Same as last year, feel free to skip to the quiz if you know the rules already)

Your Task: Name the mystery Artist, ideally with as few clues as possible.

Correctly guess the artist on the first clue? 500 points.

After scrolling down to the second clue? 400 points.

Still don’t know after the fifth clue? 0 points, but a crisp high-five for participating.

I’ll use google translate to put the correct answer at the bottom in Arabic (if you read Arabic, that’s fantastic, but no cheating by reading ahead!) and you can translate it back to the language of your choice to confirm your answer.

In the comments, please enter your POINTS earned (not the artist name) and I’ll keep track of the running totals in a spreadsheet.

In addition to eternal bragging rights, the winner at the end of the year may even get something as prestigious as a digital certificate.

Here goes!

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Artist of the Week #43
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)

For:

500 points…………………English punk &/or rock band, formed in London in 1976. The group, typically featuring the bassist/drummer combo of Paul Simonon & Nicky “Topper” Headon, has a pair of albums on the 1001 list: their self-titled 1977 debut…

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400 points…………………and their stellar double LP that bears somewhat of a passing resemblance to Elvis Presley’s self-titled 1956 album

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300 points……………………In one of the great unanswered musical questions, it was never determined (through song) whether singer Mick Jones should in fact Stay or Go

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200 points………………..The missing word in the movie posters below:

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100 points………………..The artist is The C______

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Answer: فرقة الصدام

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

This band, according to the usual Arabic-English google translate, is “the engagement!”

So I added ‘band’ to the English & much like the translator did with Nirvana, it returned ‘______ squad’ – close enough!

Artist of the Week IV – Quiz #42

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Exceptional Artist of the Week IV Series logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming

2020 Artists of the Week (so far):

The CurePublic Enemy, Steely Dan, Taylor Swift, Venom, Chuck Berry, Dixie Chicks, Billy Idol, Randy Newman, Jay-Z, Alanis Morissette, Pulp, The Byrds, Love, Queen Latifah, Muddy Waters, Robbie Williams, Rage Against the Machine, The Cars, Janet Jackson, King Crimson, Arcade Fire, James Brown, Daft Punk, PJ Harvey, SoundgardenDave Matthews Band, Stephen Stills, New Order, The Wallflowers, Billie Holiday, Earth Wind & Fire, Nirvana, Nick Drake, The Guess Who, Norah Jones, Cat Stevens, Blur, Faith No More, The Carpenters, Marilyn Manson

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My thanks to all who have participated in the “Artist of the Week” quizzes so far.

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Marilyn Manson last week.

The results after 41 weeks (as of Monday morning – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):

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Ready for Quiz #42?

It’s tricky!

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Quiz Rules/Format
(Same as last year, feel free to skip to the quiz if you know the rules already)

Your Task: Name the mystery Artist, ideally with as few clues as possible.

Correctly guess the artist on the first clue? 500 points.

After scrolling down to the second clue? 400 points.

Still don’t know after the fifth clue? 0 points, but a crisp high-five for participating.

I’ll use google translate to put the correct answer at the bottom in Arabic (if you read Arabic, that’s fantastic, but no cheating by reading ahead!) and you can translate it back to the language of your choice to confirm your answer.

In the comments, please enter your POINTS earned (not the artist name) and I’ll keep track of the running totals in a spreadsheet.

In addition to eternal bragging rights, the winner at the end of the year may even get something as prestigious as a digital certificate.

Here goes!

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Artist of the Week #42
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)

For:

500 points…………………American group, from Hollis, Queens, New York, formed in 1983. They have a pair of hip hop albums on the 1001 list: their self-titled 1984 debut & their 1986 album, Raising Hell

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400 points…………………The group was comprised of Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell.

Their tune, Christmas in Hollis, was also featured in the opening credits to the film, Die Hard (as shown below)

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300 points……………………This group‘s 1986 cover of an Aerosmith tune (featuring the original songwriters, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry) is considered an important moment in the creation of the genre, rap rock.

And as my friend Mark B correctly pointed out, it’s difficult to walk through the halls of a school these days without getting the song stuck in your head!

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200 points………………..2-part band name:

– the first part would be faster than a jog (but slower than a sprint)

– the second part features 3 initials (and would be the same as the seemingly humorless place of employment for Patty & Selma, if the acronym was for ‘cars’ rather than ‘vehicles’)

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100 points………………..The artist is R___ (4th letter) (13th letter) (3rd letter)

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Answer: تشغيل دي م البحر

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

Today’s translation was fun to trouble-shoot!

 

Artist of the Week IV – Quiz #41

ArtistoftheweekIV

Exceptional Artist of the Week IV Series logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming

2020 Artists of the Week (so far):

The CurePublic Enemy, Steely Dan, Taylor Swift, Venom, Chuck Berry, Dixie Chicks, Billy Idol, Randy Newman, Jay-Z, Alanis Morissette, Pulp, The Byrds, Love, Queen Latifah, Muddy Waters, Robbie Williams, Rage Against the Machine, The Cars, Janet Jackson, King Crimson, Arcade Fire, James Brown, Daft Punk, PJ Harvey, Soundgarden, Dave Matthews Band, Stephen Stills, New Order, The Wallflowers, Billie Holiday, Earth Wind & Fire, Nirvana, Nick Drake, The Guess Who, Norah Jones, Cat Stevens, Blur, Faith No More, The Carpenters

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My thanks to all who have participated in the “Artist of the Week” quizzes so far.

Congrats to all those who correctly identified The Carpenters last week.

The results after 40 weeks (as of Friday afternoon – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):

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Ready for Quiz #41?

Hey you, what do you see?!

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Quiz Rules/Format
(Same as last year, feel free to skip to the quiz if you know the rules already)

Your Task: Name the mystery Artist, ideally with as few clues as possible.

Correctly guess the artist on the first clue? 500 points.

After scrolling down to the second clue? 400 points.

Still don’t know after the fifth clue? 0 points, but a crisp high-five for participating.

I’ll use google translate to put the correct answer at the bottom in Arabic (if you read Arabic, that’s fantastic, but no cheating by reading ahead!) and you can translate it back to the language of your choice to confirm your answer.

In the comments, please enter your POINTS earned (not the artist name) and I’ll keep track of the running totals in a spreadsheet.

In addition to eternal bragging rights, the winner at the end of the year may even get something as prestigious as a digital certificate.

Here goes!

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Artist of the Week #41
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)

For:

500 points…………………American artist, born in Ohio in 1969, birth name Brian Warner. His / his band’s 1996 album, featuring the singles The Beautiful People & Tourniquet, is on the 1001 list…

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400 points…………………and the album is named Antichrist Superstar.

Although he is known for his shock-rock / controversial performances, he is inevitably quite articulate in interviews, such as the Bowling for Columbine scene pictured below:

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300 points……………………His stage name / band name has 2-parts: the first is an ode to the actress (birth name) Norma Jean Mortenson…

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200 points………………..and the second part rhymes with the surname of the family band pictured below:

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100 points………………..The artist is M__________ M__________

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Answer: مارلين مانسون

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

Credit where credit is due, The Beautiful People is an excellent single!

Artist of the Week IV – Quiz #40

ArtistoftheweekIV

Exceptional Artist of the Week IV Series logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming

2020 Artists of the Week (so far):

The CurePublic Enemy, Steely Dan, Taylor Swift, Venom, Chuck Berry, Dixie Chicks, Billy Idol, Randy Newman, Jay-Z, Alanis Morissette, Pulp, The Byrds, Love, Queen Latifah, Muddy Waters, Robbie Williams, Rage Against the Machine, The Cars, Janet Jackson, King Crimson, Arcade Fire, James Brown, Daft Punk, PJ Harvey, Soundgarden, Dave Matthews Band, Stephen Stills, New Order, The Wallflowers, Billie Holiday, Earth Wind & Fire, Nirvana, Nick Drake, The Guess Who, Norah Jones, Cat Stevens, Blur, Faith No More

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My thanks to all who have participated in the “Artist of the Week” quizzes so far.

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Faith No More last week.

The results after 39 weeks (as of Thursday evening – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):

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Ready for Quiz #40?

We’ve only just begun!

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Quiz Rules/Format
(Same as last year, feel free to skip to the quiz if you know the rules already)

Your Task: Name the mystery Artist, ideally with as few clues as possible.

Correctly guess the artist on the first clue? 500 points.

After scrolling down to the second clue? 400 points.

Still don’t know after the fifth clue? 0 points, but a crisp high-five for participating.

I’ll use google translate to put the correct answer at the bottom in Arabic (if you read Arabic, that’s fantastic, but no cheating by reading ahead!) and you can translate it back to the language of your choice to confirm your answer.

In the comments, please enter your POINTS earned (not the artist name) and I’ll keep track of the running totals in a spreadsheet.

In addition to eternal bragging rights, the winner at the end of the year may even get something as prestigious as a digital certificate.

Here goes!

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Artist of the Week #40
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)

For:

500 points…………………American vocal & instrumental duo, initially from Connecticut before moving to California. Their 1970 easy-listening / adult-contemporary album, Close to You, is on the 1001 list.

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400 points…………………Early in the film, Detroit Rock City, there’s a funny scene where a character (shown below), thinking she’s about to listen to the gentle sounds of this sibling duo, is horrified when she accidentally plays a Ki$$ record!

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300 points……………….. The duo name would be the plural of the missing word/skilled trade in the June Carter/Johnny Cash single below, If I Were a ________________

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200 points……………………The siblings’ names are Karen & Richard and their duo name is the same as their family’s last name

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100 points………………..The artist is The C_____________s

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Answer: النجارين

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Verbalize the Positive

Karen’s contralto, what a fabulous voice!