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Artist of the Week – Quiz #8

February 26, 2017


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Artists of the week (so far): Brian Eno, U2, Stevie Wonder, Everything But The Girl, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, CSNY


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Crosby, Stills, Nash (and sometimes Young) last week.

Here are the results after 7 quizzes:




Ready for Quiz #8?

To quote Michael Scott, Yeppers!

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!


Artist of the Week #8

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


500 points………………..Was name-checked in the RHCP song Give it Away, “________ poet and a prophet…__________ walkin’ like he talk it






400 points………………..Was born in 1945 and died in 1981






300 points…………………His posters will continue to hang in university dorm rooms for (at least) the remainder of the 21st Century






200 points………………….Performed with his backup band, The Wailers






100 points………………..His initials are B___ M______






Answer: بوب مارلي
(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

I appreciate that this project has given me the opportunity to be wrong so often.

For example, I didn’t used to see the appeal of this week’s artist at all. But through repeated exposure, I’ve changed my tune!


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  1. 200. I especially like the 300-pt hint. 🙂

  2. 400. I second DanicaPiche’s comment about the 300-pt hint too!

  3. Zack permalink

    500. These are getting easier.

  4. 400. I’m not schooled up enough in RHCP lyrics.

  5. 300 for me today. Had no idea RHCP were such fans!

    • Nice work HMO – or even if they didn’t care for his music, they seem to approve at least of his tendency to walk the talk!

  6. 200. His face will show up on posters, t-shirts, laptop covers, mouse pads…till the end of civilization! Perhaps it’s more popular than Jagger’s lips.

    • Well played Amrita – and I agree, the demand for _______-related merchandise doesn’t seem to be slowing down at all!

  7. 200. His posters will never go out of print!

  8. Back to my average score of 300. But a personal favourite artist that I do need more CDs from!

    • 300’s a fine score, you’re definitely not alone there this week – I’m happy that the ‘poster’ clue seems to be the one where this artist jumps to mind!

      • That combined with the year — I still wouldn’t have got it without that 1981 clue. But I drew a blank until clue #3!

  9. 200 which stinks because I was just in the country of his birth and he was everywhere!! I completely drew a blank on the RHCP lyrics so should have had 500.

  10. lalonded permalink

    500. It was a good week for me. 🙂

  11. 500! Back in the game! Yas!

  12. Easy! 500! And now I’m really looking forward to your next reviews ‘cos I know who it is! 🙂

    • You’re on a roll Aaron – I think that’s 4 weeks in a row, kudos!

      • Is it really? Damn. I’d like to thank the Academy… That RHCP was a total tip-off, though, ‘cos how many zillions of times did we play that song? 🙂

        Haha I won’t get too cocky. Quite likely next week I’ll get 100. Not that this is an invitation to make your quizzes harder…

      • I’d be keen to see how long the streak can last – I’d been starting with birthdays at the 500 level for a while, next week’s I think I’m going to go for a movie trivia question to kick things off!

      • Oh man, my chances of a 500 streak just dropped significantyl, methinks…

  13. 200…for me….who said these were easy posted above? Gah! I see Aaron has a bit of a lead at the top! I think a doping test may be in question to make sure that no altering chemicals are helping him nail these damn quiz’s off the top!

    • Haha, I think we may have to check if he’s been into any performance enhancing supplements!
      200’s not too shabby though either Deke!

      • I’m hanging around in the middle of the pack Geoff…waiting to make my move! haha

    • Haha dope testing? Dude, it’s pure caffeine and natural awesomeness! 😉

  14. 300 sadly, not a favorite, I had to google RHCP, I have never liked them so no wonder.

    I do admire the mystery artist, I just think the adulation he receives has taken over an entire genre and is not necessarily warranted.

    • No need to be sad about 300 points!
      I didn’t use to be a fan (of the mystery artist) but I’ve started to convert over the last couple years

  15. 300… I had one such poster too. But I really should have gotten 500 pts on that one!!

  16. 400 points for me, and since I’ve never liked RHCP I’m glad the first clue didn’t give it away (no pun intended) for me. Died in 1981 was the clincher. Looking forward to your posts on this artist. As you know, I’m a huge fan.

  17. Clever clues, Geoff! Average result from VC: 300.

    • Thanks Bruce – it may be ‘average’ here but 300 I believe is also a perfect bowling score!

  18. 500 for me on this one.

  19. mmurphyto permalink

    300. Gotta pull outta last place.

  20. 400 for the week. Maybe if my darn brain was working I could have gotten 500, brain farts happen at the worst times.

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