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Artist of the Week – Quiz #11

March 19, 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, Miles Davis, Pavement


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Pavement last week.

Here are the results after 10 quizzes:


10 weeks


Ready for Quiz #11?

Anybody out there?


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 #11
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..Surely the bass player from the band on The Muppets was a tip of the hat to this British group, formed in 1965






400 points………………..Have 4 albums on the 1001 list, including a 1979 double LP






300 points…………………They’ve been helping young scientists learn about light refraction since 1973






200 points………………….The band name is comprised of a colour and an eventual Nirvana song about a barber






100 points………………..The band is P_____ F______






Answer: لويد وردي
(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

I appreciate the wonderful world of translation. When I attempted a google translate of this band’s name to Arabic & then back to English, it returned as “Home Country.”

So I dropped the “F” in the translation above to make it more useful for this quiz – but maybe that bonus translation was a part of the reason they chose their name?!


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  1. Woop Wood….dial up 400! Looks like someone is back from Sin City!

    • Haha – I prefer woop wood!
      I’m late with the quiz today, still on Vegas time I suppose, well played today Deke!

  2. meant woop woop …not wood….auotcorrect!

  3. 400 this week! I was thinking of a different Muppet.

  4. 400 this week. I’m just discovering more of this band’s work now!

  5. 400 and disappointed at the Muppet thing, it’s obvious once you know. I will have to turn my PHD on this band back in.

    • Not to worry – the interdisciplinary study of The Muppets/PF is a new field, the doctorate still stands!

  6. Zack permalink

    I’m embarrassed to only get 300. I couldn’t remember the name of Dr Teeth and Electric Mauhem’s bass player, but I listened to the ’79 double album about 50 million times in high school.

    • And I’d forgotten the band name – I did remember Janice was on lead guitar!

      • Zack permalink

        How can you forget Dr. Teeth? It’s the best band name ever.

  7. 300. I confess I would rather listen to the Muppets!

    • Haha! I’m glad you mentioned that – it’s one of those groups that’s sometimes feels critically immune

  8. 200. Very disappointed in myself.

    • Nifty Danica!

      • The Muppets should have been a good clue for me but I thought of a different character.

      • Now that my daughters have discovered it, I’ve probably seen the Muppet Family Christmas dozens of times over the past few years, long after Christmas too!

      • It’s a great show! I’m sure there’s a lot I missed so I should find it again….

  9. 400 👍

  10. 300 – I was thinking Tusk as well.

  11. A busy week and weekend, but can’t miss the quiz! 200 for me, Geoff!

  12. Jenn permalink

    Muppets fandom for the win! 500!

    • The first 500 of the day, well played – all those years of Muppet Family Christmas are paying off with dividends!

      • Jenn permalink

        Also – may or may not, but definitely did, borrow “Muppets Most Wanted” from the library last week. Oh evil kermit…

      • Still haven’t seen – but I gather Bret McKenzie’s back & so I will be too!

  13. The Muppets?? 400 for me. I think I’ve written about more of their albums than anyone else!

  14. mmurphyto permalink

    300 – but I think a strong alternate clue could have been a hat tip to The Wizard of Oz theories…

  15. 400! We didn’t know much about the muppets in Québec…

  16. 500 for this week

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