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Artist of the Week – Quiz #20

May 21, 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, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, Leonard Cohen, Marianne Faithfull, Cream, James Taylor, The Eagles, The B-52s

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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 B-52s last week.

Here are the results after 19 quizzes:

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after 19

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Ready for Quiz #20?

If you liked the first 19, this one should be moderately enjoyable as well!

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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 #20
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)

For:

500 points………………..The real name of this American Male Solo Artist is James Smith (and it’s not Jimmy Smith, THE Hammond Organ Player)

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400 points………………..He is now an actor in one of those Crime Investigation shows (and he doesn’t have “Ice” as a part of his stage name)

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300 points…………………The title track of his album on the 1001 list is about advice he received from his mother (and it’s not Lenny Kravitz nor the advice that his mother gave)

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200 points………………….The only word in his stage name is the opposite of warm, the other parts of his stage name are letters

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

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Answer: السيدات الحب بارد جيمس
(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

Happy Victoria Day Weekend to all!

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73 Comments
  1. 300 for me! The 500 clue is a really common name, and I don’t have a TV so the 400 clue was a no-go. But I got it at 300!

    See, Deke? I’m human! No pee tests required! 🙂

    • What’s that Billy Joel tune, You’re Only Human!
      Nice work Aaron!

      • Thanks Geoff! Although I think a more apt Billy Joel song to describe me would be:

        You may be right
        I may be crazy
        but it just may be a lunatic
        you’re looking for…

  2. Happy May 2-4 Geoff and family, and everybody else too!

    • And I hope you & the family had a great Victoria day weekend too!

      • Ach, it was OK. I threw out my back moving boxes on Sunday, and our daughter was really sick yesterday and today, so… meh. I’m sure your weekend was better!

      • That’s not ideal – get well soon to the family!

  3. 400. Purely because I was thinking of 1001 worthy musicians who might be acting. Your 100 point interestingly placed blanks made me sure!

  4. 200. Tough one for old dudes.

    • To borrow a Bowie tune, I think you’re right Bruce, All the Young Dudes did have an advantage this week!

  5. Zack permalink

    400

  6. Umm… 0? I’m still not entirely sure who this even is. Back to the metal for me!

  7. 400 this week!

  8. 400 👍

  9. Nil for me. I think this is a rubbish quiz!

  10. I think it’s a great quiz! 500

  11. GOOSE EGG!

  12. 0 and I think that this is a rigged quiz.

  13. 300. Had no idea it would end up on the 1001 list though, I’m intrigued (aside from THAT song, I no nothing of this album…)

  14. 0. Not the slightest clue.

  15. No, 100. Just got it now. Whew. Redeemed.

  16. 200 today.

  17. I’ll go for 400 this week.

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