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Artist of the Week – Quiz #37

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Magnificent logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming

Artists of the week (so far): Brian Eno, U2, Stevie Wonder, Everything But The Girl, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, CSNY, Bob Marley, Miles Davis, Pavement, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, Leonard Cohen, Marianne Faithfull, Cream, James Taylor, The Eagles, The B-52s, LL Cool J, The Dictators, Judas Priest, Johnny Cash, Alice Cooper, Bob Dylan, Christina Aguilera, Jane’s Addiction, The Doors, The Beta Band, Talking Heads, Bee Gees, Megadeth, The Ramones, Guns n’ Roses, The Libertines, B.B. King

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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 B.B. King last week.

The results after 36 weeks:

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Ready for Quiz #37?

Hey ho, let’s go!

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Quiz Rules/Format
(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 #37
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)

For:

500 points……………….. Although this difficult-to-categorize American solo artist is typically known mononymously, the last name of his stage name is Hansen.

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400 points………………..Instead of releasing an album containing his new recordings, in 2012, this artist released 20 new songs as a book of sheet music named Song Reader.

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300 points…………………He has 3 albums on the 1001 list: Odelay, Sea Change, and Guero

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200 points………………….He appeared in the 2017 film The Circle, as himself

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100 points………………..The artist is B_____

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Answer: الى الخلف

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

In the google translation from Arabic back to English, pretend the ‘a’ is an ‘e’ – the attempted direct translation of his stage name resulted in ‘rivulet!’

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Ray Price – Night Life (1963)

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“We hope that you can just kinda, sit back, kick off your shoes, relax just a little bit, and listen to our latest album. And if you like it, tell us about it won’t you.”
– Ray Price, Introduction and Theme (opening track on Night Life)

They say (listening) context is everything.

So with Night Life, I thought I’d follow Ray’s advice.

And by following his step-by-step recommendations, I think it only enhanced my listening experience!

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Verbalize the Positive

The intro here brought back fun memories of The Offspring’s Time to Relax from Smash.

Though I don’t think I would ever have openly admitted to liking country music at the time of Smash, today I’m happy to openly admit that I really enjoyed the gentle, pedal-steel infused sounds of Night Life.

Artist of the Week – Quiz #36

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Magnificent logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming

Artists of the week (so far): Brian Eno, U2, Stevie Wonder, Everything But The Girl, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, CSNY, Bob Marley, Miles Davis, Pavement, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, Leonard Cohen, Marianne Faithfull, Cream, James Taylor, The Eagles, The B-52s, LL Cool J, The Dictators, Judas Priest, Johnny Cash, Alice Cooper, Bob Dylan, Christina Aguilera, Jane’s Addiction, The Doors, The Beta Band, Talking Heads, Bee Gees, Megadeth, The Ramones, Guns n’ Roses, The Libertines

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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 Libertines last week.

The results after 35 weeks:

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after 35

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Ready for Quiz #36?

Fantastique!

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Quiz Rules/Format
(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 #36
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)

For:

500 points……………….. Although this American artist played a Gibson ES-355, his guitar was better known as “Lucille”

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400 points………………..Born in Mississippi in 1925, he played hundreds of shows each year, with one of them (1965’s Live at the Regal) ending up on the 1001 list.

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300 points…………………Fittingly, he is known as “The King of the Blues”

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200 points………………….His first name at birth was Riley; his middle initial and last name at birth were unchanged in his stage name

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100 points………………..The artist is _._. K___

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Answer: بب الملك

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

I remember enjoying this artist’s cameo on the Fresh Prince of Belair.

I also appreciated the tip of the hat in another episode, where Uncle Phil called his pool cue Lucille!

The Allman Brothers Band – At Fillmore East (1971)

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A large thank you to my friend James Tallon for loaning me this double LP ages ago and for his patience while I took far too long before finally reviewing it!

The Young Rascals – Groovin’ (1967)

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This album reminds me of the 1995 film Now and Then.

I should note that I haven’t actually seen the film.

Nor did I own the soundtrack (featuring music from the 60s/70s, upon which The Young Rascals do not actually appear).

But from my exhaustive research of watching the film trailer & listening to Groovin’ a few times, there’s a real sense of ‘coming-of-age’ to both.

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There’s a line in the trailer where Demi Moore narrates, “that was the summer when everything started to change.”

Upon further band wikipedia page skimming, as I understand it, this is the last time the band recorded an album as ‘The Young Rascals,’ dropping the age qualifier on subsequent albums.

It also appears to be the last recording where the focus was on the singles, with the band opting to focus their later efforts on the album format.Groovin

Now whether The (once Young) Rascals grew up & spent their lives trying to recapture that summer feeling (as Demi and friends appear to have done in the film), I’m not sure.

But that summer feel is alive and well on Groovin’; look no further than the playful cover, the pleasant melodies throughout, or the dropped ‘g’!

So to recap, the album reminds me of a soundtrack that I didn’t own, upon which this band did not appear, to a movie that I did not see.

Yet all the same, when I listen to this LP, it makes me feel a bit nostalgic for summers gone by.

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Verbalize the Positive

Speaking of summers now in the past, happy back to school!

Artist of the Week – Quiz #35

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Magnificent logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming

Artists of the week (so far): Brian Eno, U2, Stevie Wonder, Everything But The Girl, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, CSNY, Bob Marley, Miles Davis, Pavement, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, Leonard Cohen, Marianne Faithfull, Cream, James Taylor, The Eagles, The B-52s, LL Cool J, The Dictators, Judas Priest, Johnny Cash, Alice Cooper, Bob Dylan, Christina Aguilera, Jane’s Addiction, The Doors, The Beta Band, Talking Heads, Bee Gees, Megadeth, The Ramones, Guns n’ Roses

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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 Guns n’ Roses last week.

The results after 34 weeks:

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after 34

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Ready for Quiz #35?

Sweet!

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Quiz Rules/Format
(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 #35
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)

For:

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500 points……………….. The artist name (which is a synonym for a ‘rake’ or a ‘roué’), almost too artistically hidden by a blue oval, on the t-shirt of the coffee drinking dad, in the photo above

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400 points………………..Before the band’s implosion in 2004, their first two garage rock albums were produced by Mick Jones (of The Clash)

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300 points…………………Speaking of 2004, the band shares a name with a 2004 Johnny Depp film, where Depp starred as John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester

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200 points………………….The band, who incidentally has since reformed, has 2 lead singers: Carl Barât (note the accent circonflexe) and Pete Doherty

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100 points………………..The artist is The L____________s

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Answer: والليبرتين

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

When I worked in Glasgow in 2005, one of my Glaswegian colleagues introduced me to these guys.

So 12 years later, David from the Abbey National bank, my thanks again for the introduction!

Sabu – Palo Congo (1957)

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I enjoy a good ‘who’s the best _______’ debate.

Moving beyond the guitar/bass/drums/frontperson combo, I’ve been thinking about adding some more percussion to my supergroup.

My Vibraphonist? Gary Burton.

As my Timbalero? Tito Puente.

And as my new Conguero? After Palo Congo, Sabu Martinez!

The rhythm here is simply relentless.Palocongo

I’m pleased I checked this one out during the summer; with all the frantic conga playing & loud call/answer shouting in Spanish, I can’t visualize being able to focus while marking during the school year.

It feels like this would have been interesting to see live.

When I think of how tired/sweaty some bands are after a show, I imagine these congueros (5 are credited on the album) would be exhausted after a set.

I’m somewhat tired just listening to how hard they’re working!

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Verbalize the Positive

It’s been really nice going through the 1001 list with a fellow Geoff (AKA Hackskeptic @ The Hackskeptic’s View).

His recent review reminded me that I hadn’t explored Sabu yet – now that I’ve listened to Palo Congo, I’m off to re-read it now to see if I agree with The Hackskeptic’s View!