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S1E6. Dave Hansford (Paul Carrack – Greatest Hits) — the1002ndalbum podcast

All the way from New Brunswick, welcome to Dave Hansford! Join Dave & I as we discuss Carrack’s career, compilations as low risk / high reward investments, and Canadian comedy classics.

S1E6. Dave Hansford (Paul Carrack – Greatest Hits) — the1002ndalbum podcast

S1E5. Bryce Conway (Jethro Tull – A Passion Play) — the1002ndalbum podcast

Welcome to the man who never gives up on introducing others to Jethro Tull, Bryce Conway! Join Bryce & I as we talk about concept albums, concert flautists, artists as their own worst critics, and a contender for the ‘5 favourite minutes of music’ ever recorded.

S1E5. Bryce Conway (Jethro Tull – A Passion Play) — the1002ndalbum podcast

S1E4. Michelle Lee (Stromae – Multitude)

Bienvenue, Mme. Lee! Join Michelle & I as we celebrate harpsichords, Christmas morning-esque YouTube notifications, and everything in between.

S1E4. Michelle Lee (Stromae – Multitude)

S1E3. Paul Brandreth (The National – Trouble Will Find Me)

A long-overdue interview with my former babysitter / Mr. November himself! Join Paul & I as we connect the dots among The National, Bruce Springsteen…

S1E3. Paul Brandreth (The National – Trouble Will Find Me)

S1E2. Mark Blackett (They Might Be Giants – Flood) — the1002ndalbum podcast

The first in-person interview of the season! Join Mark & I as we chat about TMBG / Beck / Dial-a-Song / Just Dance 4 & much more.

S1E2. Mark Blackett (They Might Be Giants – Flood) — the1002ndalbum podcast

the1002ndalbum podcast

With exemplary art by Holly Stephen & a superb special guest appearance by Devon Hale, I am pleased to share the first episode of my new / hopefully mildly diverting project: the 1002ndalbum podcast!

www.the1002ndalbum.com

After finishing the 1001 albums book, I decided to start asking friends to select albums that they would recommend as the “1002nd album” that I oughta know.

And the plan is to share a new episode every Sunday morning.

The podcast episodes will also be available on:

Apple Podcasts https://tinyurl.com/yeyu87d6

Google Podcasts https://tinyurl.com/uvv62n5j

Spotify https://tinyurl.com/2p8vrpex

Amazon Music https://tinyurl.com/2p8ndmnz

YouTube https://tinyurl.com/ynze4wwr

Enjoy!

Artist of the Week VI – Final Standings

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

2022 Artists of the Week:

Bush, Katy Perry, Keith Richards, Wu-Tang Clan, John Mellencamp, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Salt-n-Pepa, The Stone Roses, Tom Jones, Jack Johnson, Patti Smith, Boyz II Men, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Linkin Park, Gordon Lightfoot, Maroon 5, Al Green, INXS, Anne Murray, Bob Seger, John Legend, Depeche Mode, Rick Astley, Diana Ross, The Cult, Bette Midler.

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My thanks to all who have participated in the “Artist of the Week” this year.

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Bette Midler on Quiz #26 back in June.

After taking the summer off, and after 276(!) artists of the week, I’ve decided to wrap up the series.

Life is good & all is well, just realizing that I have a finite amount of time / energy / attention available.

This year’s final standings (not to mention the fully & completely surpurflous statistical / graphical analysis!) are below:

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Verbalize the Positive

Cheers to everyone who has been a part of the Artist of the Week series (with an especially enthusiastic cheers to Sarca for all the fabulous logos)!

Though this series is finished, I’m excited to announce that I’ve started working on a new music project.

It’s still in the development stages but the plan is to have another set of weekly Sunday posts, starting in November.

So to borrow a Wyclef Jean tune, I’ll be Gone Til November, and I’m looking forward to being back on a more regular basis then.

Hope you’re all in good health, enjoy the rest of the summer / start of the fall!

Artist of the Week VI – Quiz #26

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

2022 Artists of the Week (so far):

Bush, Katy Perry, Keith Richards, Wu-Tang Clan, John Mellencamp, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Salt-n-Pepa, The Stone Roses, Tom Jones, Jack Johnson, Patti Smith, Boyz II Men, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Linkin Park, Gordon Lightfoot, Maroon 5, Al Green, INXS, Anne Murray, Bob Seger, John Legend, Depeche Mode, Rick Astley, Diana Ross, The Cult

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

All are welcome to join at any time during the year.

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

The results after 25 weeks (as of Saturday morning – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):

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Ready for Quiz #26?

I want you to know I know the truth, of course I know it!

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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………………..American singer, born on December 1, 1945, in Hawaii.

The latter 2 facts in that statement surprised me when making this quiz.

First, because given her work on Broadway (both in real life and in her memorable Rochelle Rochelle appearance on Seinfeld), I incorrectly assumed she was a New Yorker.

Second…

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400 points………………..even if we are slightly separated From a Distance in age by a decade or two, learning that I’m birthday buddies with “The Divine Miss (Artist of the week)” was still a nice bonus!

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300 points……………….Some say love, it is a river first-name photo puzzle clue:

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200 points………………..And did you ever know that (especially if you can solve this song name puzzle clue) you’re my hero?

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

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Answer: رهان سنجر ميدلر

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

1) I enjoyed troubleshooting the Arabic translation this week – google kept wanting to translate their first name to Pete!

2) Life is good & I’m going to pause the quizzes for the summer – thanks for playing in the first half of the calendar year everyone, enjoy the summer!

Artist of the Week VI – Quiz #25

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

2022 Artists of the Week (so far):

Bush, Katy Perry, Keith Richards, Wu-Tang Clan, John Mellencamp, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Salt-n-Pepa, The Stone Roses, Tom Jones, Jack Johnson, Patti Smith, Boyz II Men, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Linkin Park, Gordon Lightfoot, Maroon 5, Al Green, INXS, Anne Murray, Bob Seger, John Legend, Depeche Mode, Rick Astley, Diana Ross

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

All are welcome to join at any time during the year.

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Diana Ross last week.

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

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Ready for Quiz #25?

Hopefully it’ll be good, rather than Bad Fun!

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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………………..English band, formed in Bradford in 1983.

Their third album, released in 1987, features a pair of hard rock hits, pictured below (please excuse my intentional spelling errors):

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400 points………………..That album, Electric, is included on the ‘1001 albums’ list.

And although I like the Billy Duffy guitar solos on the record, I’m “Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” when it comes to his rhythm riffs, as on Love Removal Machine.

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300 points……………….How’s this for a tongue-twister: She Sells seashells Sanctuary by the seashore.

And the Ian Astbury-fronted band shares a name with the first word of the Living Colour single pictured below:

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200 points………………..Or alternatively, as a math equation:

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100 points………………..The artist is The C_____

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Answer: الثقافة بدون الأحرف الثلاثة الأخيرة

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

Today’s google translate search term might be my favourite trouble-shooting yet!

Artist of the Week VI – Quiz #24

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

2022 Artists of the Week (so far):

Bush, Katy Perry, Keith Richards, Wu-Tang Clan, John Mellencamp, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Salt-n-Pepa, The Stone Roses, Tom Jones, Jack Johnson, Patti Smith, Boyz II Men, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Linkin Park, Gordon Lightfoot, Maroon 5, Al Green, INXS, Anne Murray, Bob Seger, John Legend, Depeche Mode, Rick Astley

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

All are welcome to join at any time during the year.

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Rick Astley last week.

The results after 23 weeks – will be updated next week, my apologies, ran out of time for this week’s spreadsheet

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Ready for Quiz #24?

I’m still waiting!

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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 singer, born in Detroit in 1944.

In the tradition of celebrating ‘The Other Guys,’ ‘The Other Gals’ in her former group (at the height of the group’s popularity) were named Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson…

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400 points………………..and in their case, ‘The Other Gals’ ended up being reclassified as a backing group for this singer.

But I suppose if one has to be cast in a supporting role, there are worse names to have than being called “The Supremes,” or a name defined as being superior to all others!

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300 points……………….This singer appeared alongside Michael Jackson in both the movie of The Wiz (as Dorothy & The Scarecrow) and in the video for We Are The World (duet-ting on the 1st chorus lyric, “it’s true we make a better day just you and me”).

Or as a late-90s CanCon clue:

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200 points………………..And according to the Guinness Book of World Records, she is recognized as the Greatest Female Artist in UK and US Chart His(Hers)tory.

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, indeed!

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

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Answer: ديانا روس

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

June!