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Artist of the Week – Quiz #9

March 5, 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, Bob Marley


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Bob Marley & The Wailers last week.

Here are the results after 8 quizzes:




Ready for Quiz #9?

Bonus marks if you replied “I was born ready!”


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 #9
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..In the 1995 film Billy Madison, an elderly actress stole her scene, name-checking this male artist, “If peeing your pants is cool, consider me _____  ______.”






400 points………………..Appearing 4 times on the 1001 list, he was born in 1926 and died in 1991






300 points…………………A jazz musician, his primary instrument was the trumpet





200 points………………….Quincy Jones describes this artist’s album, Kind of Blue, as his “orange juice” (he plays it every day)






100 points………………..His initials are M___ D______






Answer: مايلز ديفيس
(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

I appreciate that so many people are making this quiz a part of their week!


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  1. Damn you 400 points, I have never seen Billy Madison though so I forgive myself.

  2. Damn. HAVE seen Billy Madison but too long ago to recall this reference. 400.

  3. 400, never seen Billy Madison either.

  4. Late to the game, but I got a cool 300.

  5. DAMN……only 100…….

  6. Zack permalink

    How could I not get 500 points this week? I also get the bonus for being born ready.

  7. 400! 🤓

    • I forgot to tell you Amrita – you and Ovidiu were the first two participants to get a full set of scores (100,200,300,400, and 500)!

  8. A mere 300, that’s piss poor from me.

    • Not to worry – I fear this week’s quiz unintentionally rewards people that were 13 in 1995!

  9. Only 100. I keep getting worse. Maybe I shouldn’t do this right when I wake up.

  10. Dang! 300 for me!

  11. I am ashamed to admit I got 500, Geoff. Not because of the answer. No way, never ashamed of having spent years delving into his works.

    No, ashamed because I saw that movie, and I remember that line. I can’t remember important things, sometimes, but apparently I can remember that. Thank you, brain.

  12. Also, the next few reviews are gonna be soooo good for your ears and your soul! 🙂

  13. I thought I would be miles ahead of my 300 score here. You’ll find me on the corner feeling kind of blue about this.

    • You’re quietly doing very well in the contest Rich – climbing the leaderboard in a silent way!

  14. 300. Again. Not born ready but I was screaming “let me out” before I was born.

  15. 500. Excellent hints! If I’ve seen Billy Madison I don’t remember. Based on your hint I was able to take a lucky guess 🙂

  16. 500. A personal favourite movie…and an artist I need to explore more!

    • I’ve promised my students if they give an incorrect answer out loud, I’d never answer like the guy in Billy Madison!

      “At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.”

  17. 200… Perhaps I should listen to more jazz…

  18. 400, the first clue was excellent because although I’ve never seen Billy Madison it got me thinking “seriously, who was THAT cool?”, and the year of his death confirmed it.

  19. 300 this week

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