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Artist of the Week V – Quiz #31

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2021 Artists of the Week (so far):

Bruno Mars, Stone Temple Pilots, Carole King, 2Pac, “Weird” Al Yankovic, Sonic Youth, Lady Gaga, Lionel Richie, Kings of Leon, Kenny Rogers, Nina Simone, Alice in Chains, Neil Diamond, Cher, Nine Inch Nails, Phil Collins, Curtis Mayfield, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, The Roots, Bing Crosby, Hall & Oates, Drake, No Doubt, Buffalo Springfield, Keith Urban, The Velvet Underground, Destiny’s Child, Ozzy Osbourne, Crowded House

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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 Crowded House last week.

The results after 30 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 #31?

Hang on to Your Ego!

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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 #31
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)

For:

500 points………………..American artist, born in Hawthorne, California in 1942. He appears on the 1001 list numerous times, on a few occasions as a member of a group and once as a solo artist (for his 2004 album, Smile)

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400 points……………….In a song that references the complex legacy & life of this artist (who Just Wasn’t Made For These Times), the missing 4th track name from The Barenaked Ladies’ (BNL)* 1992 album, Gordon.

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300 points……………………God Only Knows, a quiz just isn’t a quiz without at least 1 puzzle clue!

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200 points………………..And Wouldn’t it be Nice if there was another equation clue?!



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100 points………………..The artist is B_______ W__________

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Answer:  بريان ويلسون

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

*Is it even possible to reference ‘BNL’ without linking to this brilliant Community scene?!

Artist of the Week V – Quiz #30

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2021 Artists of the Week (so far):

Bruno Mars, Stone Temple Pilots, Carole King, 2Pac, “Weird” Al Yankovic, Sonic Youth, Lady Gaga, Lionel Richie, Kings of Leon, Kenny Rogers, Nina Simone, Alice in Chains, Neil Diamond, Cher, Nine Inch Nails, Phil Collins, Curtis Mayfield, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, The Roots, Bing Crosby, Hall & Oates, Drake, No Doubt, Buffalo Springfield, Keith Urban, The Velvet Underground, Destiny’s Child, Ozzy Osbourne

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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 Ozzy Osbourne last week.

The results after 29 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 #30?

Now We’re Getting Somewhere!

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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 #30
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)

For:

500 points………………..Formed in Australia in 1985 (and consistently featuring at least 1 New Zealander with the surname ‘Finn’), this group makes an appearance on the 1001 list with their 1991 album, Woodface.

A few of the excellent singles from that album, in jam-packed photo puzzle form:

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400 points……………….There is Something So Strong about this band’s ability to write melodic singles.

And after seeing the missing-word album cover clue below, I’m hopeful the group name will Fall At Your Feet!

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300 points……………………Some may not recognize the name of their biggest international hit, Don’t Dream It’s Over.

But Hey Now, Hey Now, it’s a great ballad by any name!

The band name, as a ‘filmed in front of a live studio audience’ sitcom clue:

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200 points………………..In lieu of an antonymous band name, this week, a synonymous counterpart:



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100 points………………..The artist is C___________ H_______

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Answer:  منزل مزدحم

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

Fall at Your Feet, terrific tune!

Artist of the Week V – Quiz #29

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2021 Artists of the Week (so far):

Bruno Mars, Stone Temple Pilots, Carole King, 2Pac, “Weird” Al Yankovic, Sonic Youth, Lady Gaga, Lionel Richie, Kings of Leon, Kenny Rogers, Nina Simone, Alice in Chains, Neil Diamond, Cher, Nine Inch Nails, Phil Collins, Curtis Mayfield, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, The Roots, Bing Crosby, Hall & Oates, Drake, No Doubt, Buffalo Springfield, Keith Urban, The Velvet Underground, Destiny’s Child

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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 Destiny’s Child last week.

The results after 28 weeks (as of Wednesday afternoon – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):

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Ready for Quiz #29?

You gotta listen to my words!

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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 #29
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)

For:

500 points………………..English artist, born in Birmingham in 1948.

Though none of his solo albums are on the 1001 list, 3 out of his former band’s first 4 albums are included (and many would argue that the other, Masters of Reality, ought to be as well)

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400 points……………….Throughout his career, this artist has demonstrated an understanding of Brand Consistency, as shown by the opening track on his former band’s debut album (Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath from the album Black Sabbath) or with his solo studio albums (Blizzard of ____, ____mosis)

Equation #1:

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300 points……………………All Aboard! *maniacal laugh*

Equation #2:

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200 points………………..To paraphrase Adam Sandler’s 3rd version of The Chanukah Song, I guess the first 2 equation clues didn’t do it for ya, so here comes number 3!



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100 points………………..The artist is O_____ O_________

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Answer:  اوزي اوزبورن

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

His cameo in the Jerky Boys movie is one for the books!

Artist of the Week V – Quiz #28

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

2021 Artists of the Week (so far):

Bruno Mars, Stone Temple Pilots, Carole King, 2Pac, “Weird” Al Yankovic, Sonic Youth, Lady Gaga, Lionel Richie, Kings of Leon, Kenny Rogers, Nina Simone, Alice in Chains, Neil Diamond, Cher, Nine Inch Nails, Phil Collins, Curtis Mayfield, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, The Roots, Bing Crosby, Hall & Oates, Drake, No Doubt, Buffalo Springfield, Keith Urban, The Velvet Underground

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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 Velvet Underground last week.

The results after 27 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 #28?

Yes, Yes, Yes or No, No, No?!

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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 #28
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)

For:

500 points………………..American group, formed as a quartet in the 1990s, became a trio in the 2000s.

Their third album, Survivor (2001), is on the 1001 list.

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400 points……………….This group is the ultimate group when it came to ‘repeated-word’ titles: whether it was Jumpin’ Jumpin’, Bills, Bills, Bills, or No, No, No, nobody did repeated-word titles better than these Independent Women!

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300 points……………………Question: Can you Say My the Names of the ‘other girls’ in this group?

Why, I do think you’re ready for this, Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland of course!

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200 points………………..The 3rd member of the trio?

For the sake of Privacy, let’s call her Beyoncé K…no that’s too obvious, let’s say B. Knowles!*



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100 points………………..The group is D_________’s C_______

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Answer:  طفل القدر

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

*It’s a proud moment for parents when their kids start to pick up on their Simpsons references (at 1:45)!

Genesis – Selling England by the Pound (1973) & The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974)

[Albums 902 & 903 / 1001]

“I’ve been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn’t understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual…Phil Collins’ solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way…But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist.”
– Patrick Bateman (American Psycho)

I could listen to Patrick Bateman pontificate about Phil Collins all day.

But unlike Bateman, could I become a big fan of pre-Duke Genesis?

Would I be able to understand their work?

Would I find it too artsy, too intellectual?

And although I’m quite partial to several solo Phil Collins hits, would I agree that Phil works best within the confines of a band?

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I’ve been quite lucky when it comes to finding Phil on vinyl.

No Jacket Required (NJR) for $1? I’ll take that deal at Face Value!

With Selling England By the Pound (SEBTP), I had the good fortune of finding the LP at a flea market for a toonie; which, given current currency exchange rates, would be somewhere in the ballpark of 1 British Pound!

As of yet, I haven’t been able to track down a vinyl copy of The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (TLLDOB), and I stress the word yet.

Because after streaming TLLDOB a couple of times, it’s now on my radar.

Or since we’re already swimming in acronyms, due to the strength of the album, Genesis has convinced me all the way up to the ‘Action’ stage of the AIDA (Awareness – Interest – Desire – Action) sales formula.

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If you’ve seen the film, American Psycho, you’ll know Patrick Bateman gets many, many things wrong.

However, in the memorable monologue quoted above, he makes a few valid, if somewhat pretentious, points about Phil Collins & Genesis.

Listening to solo Phil is likely more immediately satisfying. You don’t need a PhD in fine arts to be able to enjoy Sussudio: I agree with Patrick, it’s a great, great song, a personal favorite!

I also don’t think that I fully understand early Genesis; there’s a lot going on within these albums and I’m not sure I always follow.

Perhaps that makes the more complex arrangements heard here less immediately satisfying, but also in a less narrow way?

Or maybe more rewarding in the long-term, because Phil’s skills are optimized when being a part of a group?

In any event, even if SEBTP & TLLDOB are overly artsy or intellectual, that didn’t preclude me from enjoying them.

If anything, being a bit lost while listening makes me want to revisit them both that much sooner.

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Verbalize the Positive

According to my spreadsheets, I have now heard each of the ‘1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die’ at least twice.

My challenge over the next few months? Find something to say about them!

And a huge thank you to the team at KFLAPH, I was fortunate to receive shot #2 last week as well.

Throw in summer vacation & there’s no shortage of positive to be verbalized!

Artist of the Week V – Quiz #27

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2021 Artists of the Week (so far):

Bruno Mars, Stone Temple Pilots, Carole King, 2Pac, “Weird” Al Yankovic, Sonic Youth, Lady Gaga, Lionel Richie, Kings of Leon, Kenny Rogers, Nina Simone, Alice in Chains, Neil Diamond, Cher, Nine Inch Nails, Phil Collins, Curtis Mayfield, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, The Roots, Bing Crosby, Hall & Oates, Drake, No Doubt, Buffalo Springfield, Keith Urban

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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 Keith Urban last week.

The results after 26 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 #27?

It is Sunday Morning after all!

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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 #27
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)

For:

500 points………………..Influential American band, featuring guitarist Sterling Morrison & drummer Moe Tucker, formed in NYC in the mid-60s.

Their 1967/1968/1969 albums are on the 1001 list.

As the saying goes, they may not have sold many records at the time, but everyone that bought one of their albums started a band!

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400 points……………….Two of their 1001-listed albums are eponymous & the other, White Light/White Heat, was the last to feature founding member John Cale.

My attempt at re-creating their 1967 self-titled (with Nico) album cover art, apologies for the lack of fruit ripeness!

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300 points……………………The band’s primary songwriter was guitarist/vocalist Lou Reed.

And though perhaps not a (the group’s one-time manager) Andy Warhol-esque piece of art, the band, in puzzle form:

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200 points………………..I’m Waiting for the Man Quiz that doesn’t feature at least one Seinfeld reference!



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100 points………………..The band is The V_________ U__________________

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Answer:  المخملية تحت الأرض

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

For years, this was a group whose appeal was unclear to me.

But then I heard The Gift, mystery solved, I’ve been a fan ever since!

Artist of the Week V – Quiz #26

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

2021 Artists of the Week (so far):

Bruno Mars, Stone Temple Pilots, Carole King, 2Pac, “Weird” Al Yankovic, Sonic Youth, Lady Gaga, Lionel Richie, Kings of Leon, Kenny Rogers, Nina Simone, Alice in Chains, Neil Diamond, Cher, Nine Inch Nails, Phil Collins, Curtis Mayfield, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, The Roots, Bing Crosby, Hall & Oates, Drake, No Doubt, Buffalo Springfield

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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 Buffalo Springfield last week.

The results after 25 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 #26?

Somebody Like You!

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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 #26
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)

For:

500 points………………..New Zealand-born, Australian-American singer-songwriter.

He doesn’t have any albums on the 1001 list, but he does have a line of signature guitars & millions of pop/rock/country albums sold.

He also recently performed the U.S. National Anthem before Game 3 of the Nashville Predators / Carolina Hurricanes playoff series.

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400 points……………….As Days Go By, he continues to find success in his various endeavors, whether as a TV Talent Show Judge, a solo artist, or in his collaborations with Miranda Lambert (We Were Us) / P!nk (One Too Many) / Carrie Underwood (The Fighter)

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300 points……………………Obligatory Puzzle clue #2

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200 points………………..The tattooed fellow with Jennifer Lopez & Harry Connick Jr., pictured below:



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100 points………………..The artist is K_______ U________.

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Answer:  كيث أوربان

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

My wonderful wife & I saw him open for Bryan Adams years ago.

It was one of those terrific openers that didn’t feel like an opener – he put on an excellent show!

Artist of the Week V – Quiz #25

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

2021 Artists of the Week (so far):

Bruno Mars, Stone Temple Pilots, Carole King, 2Pac, “Weird” Al Yankovic, Sonic Youth, Lady Gaga, Lionel Richie, Kings of Leon, Kenny Rogers, Nina Simone, Alice in Chains, Neil Diamond, Cher, Nine Inch Nails, Phil Collins, Curtis Mayfield, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, The Roots, Bing Crosby, Hall & Oates, Drake, No Doubt

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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 No Doubt last week.

The results after 24 weeks (as of Tuesday evening – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):

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Ready for Quiz #25?

Here we go Again!

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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 #25
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)

For:

500 points………………..Short-lived American band, formed in California in 1966 & disbanded in 1968.

Their lineup featured a few Canadian members (including Dewey Martin & Bruce Palmer) & the band managed to release 3 albums during their brief time together.

The second of which, Again (1967), is on the 1001 list.



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400 points……………….For What it’s Worth, the group also featured a couple of members that would eventually end up in CSNY: Stephen Stills…



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300 points……………………and ol’ Neil Young

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200 points………………..Stop, Hey, What’s that sound? It’s the sound of yet another equation/puzzle clue:



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100 points………………..The band is B__________ S________________.

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Answer:  جاموس سبرينغفيلد

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

The 1001 list has been great for my Neil Young appreciation.

10 years ago, I was with Skynyrd: I didn’t need him ’round anyhow.

But these days, I’ve completely changed my tune, his imperfect voice has become a major selling point!

Artist of the Week V – Quiz #24

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2021 Artists of the Week (so far):

Bruno Mars, Stone Temple Pilots, Carole King, 2Pac, “Weird” Al Yankovic, Sonic Youth, Lady Gaga, Lionel Richie, Kings of Leon, Kenny Rogers, Nina Simone, Alice in Chains, Neil Diamond, Cher, Nine Inch Nails, Phil Collins, Curtis Mayfield, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, The Roots, Bing Crosby, Hall & Oates, Drake

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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 Drake last week.

The results after 23 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 #24?

On Sunday Morning, no less!

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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 #24
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)

For:

500 points………………..American band, formed in California, who hit their commercial peak in 1995.

“The other guys” in this group include bassist Tony Kanal, guitarist Tom Dumont, and drummer Adrian Young…

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400 points……………….Why am I Absolutely Convinced that Tony/Tom/Adrian are sometimes perceived as “the other guys” in this group?

In part, because that was the theme of the video for their inescapable 3rd single (en Français, Ne Parle Pas) from Tragic Kingdom!

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300 points……………………By virtue of being the lead vocalist of this band, Gwen Stefani proved once and for all that she indeed was not a Hollaback Girl

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200 points………………..Would this band have been as successful by its antonymous name?

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100 points………………..The artist is N__ D______.

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Answer:  بدون شك

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

Spiderwebs, terrific tune!

Artist of the Week V – Quiz #23

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

2021 Artists of the Week (so far):

Bruno Mars, Stone Temple Pilots, Carole King, 2Pac, “Weird” Al Yankovic, Sonic Youth, Lady Gaga, Lionel Richie, Kings of Leon, Kenny Rogers, Nina Simone, Alice in Chains, Neil Diamond, Cher, Nine Inch Nails, Phil Collins, Curtis Mayfield, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, The Roots, Bing Crosby, Hall & Oates

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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 Hall & Oates last week.

The results after 22 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 #23?

Yes Indeed!

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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 #23
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)

For:

500 points………………..Canadian (CanCon!) artist, born in Toronto in 1986, birth name Aubrey Graham.

Somewhat of a polarizing artist, as many seem to feel a bit like either Jerry or George (and less frequently in between) when it comes to him!

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400 points……………….Thanks to his hit singles like God’s Plan, Started From the Bottom, and Nice For What, he holds the record for Most Top 10 US Billboard Chart appearances.

Also, credit where credit is due: he was an effective actor as ‘Jimmy Brooks’ in Degrassi: The Next Generation.

 

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300 points……………………He is officially a ‘Global Ambassador’ for the Toronto Raptors.

And as we’ve arrived at the 300 clue, “that can only mean one thing” — it’s time for a math equation!

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200 points………………..He shares his stage name with the name of a male duck:

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100 points………………..The artist is D______.

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Answer:  دريك

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

I like how in his song, Nice For What, he sampled Lauryn Hill’s Ex-Factor – fantastic Lauryn Hill tune!