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Artist of the Week – Quiz #39

October 1, 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, LL Cool J, The Dictators, Judas Priest, Johnny Cash, Alice Cooper, Bob Dylan, Christina Aguilera, Jane’s Addiction, The Doors, The Beta Band, Talking Heads, Bee Gees, Megadeth, The Ramones, Guns n’ Roses, The Libertines, B.B. King, Beck, Coldplay


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Coldplay last week.

The results after 38 weeks:


after 38


Ready for Quiz #39?

What better place than here, what better time than now!


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 #39
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points……………….. She played the role of the center fielder, “All the Way” Mae Mordabito, in the 1992 film, A League of Their Own






400 points………………..In addition to her other artistic ventures, she has 3 albums of music on the 1001 list (with release dates of 1989, 1998, and 2000); her third listed album, descriptively enough, is named, Music






300 points…………………Renowned for her constant reinventions and her continued relevance over the last four decades, according to Forbes, she has a net worth of $580 million






200 points………………….Born in Michigan, her birth name is ___________ Louisa Ciccone






100 points………………..The artist is M__________






Answer: سيدة مادونا

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

I had to use the Beatle tune (with ‘Lady’) in front of her stage name to get the translation today; using her one-word stage name resulted in ‘Virgin Mary’!

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  1. 500. Like Bridget Jones in the second movie, my whole life has been leading up to this moment.

    Your note on the Arabic translation made me look up the etymology of her name. I didn’t get far, only about 16th century where it simply translates from Italian as “my lady”. But, I’m sure it goes deeper than that, and given that the religion has Asiatic origins, there might be an actual Arabic connection somewhere! (Like it was inferred in The Da Vinci Code for the word Satan).
    Sorry for geeking out.☺

    • Geeking out is always encouraged around here Amrita!
      And I’m pleased this moment resulted in a perfect score!

      • Apologies in advance for being potentially pedantic (but you did say geeking out was ok☺), but I looked further into it. Today’s artist’s name translates from the original Italian to “my lady”, which translates to “sayidati” in Arabic, meaning “my lady” as well. In my opinion, this seems more correct than translating from the Beatles song as that’s just an anglicization, and would read “lady my lady”.
        It seems the words Mary and the Italian for “my lady” emerged independently and only came to be associated in the 16th century. I’ve found a tenuous Arabic connection though. In the long line of words from which we get to the English word Mary, there is the Aramaic Maryam, which was a language used in Syria in the 6th c before Arabic took over.
        I’m presuming you found all this interesting.😎

      • No apologies required Amrita – I’m always intrigued by he etymology of words!

  2. Well thank my lucky star(s), 500 for me. After all, “there’s no crying in baseball!”

    • Exemplary score (& wordplay) Aaron – I like how you chose to express yourself this morning!

      • Thanks Geoff! I thought maybe my comment was borderline giving away the answer but it’s hard to hold back when I get into a groove like that…

      • Wordplay like that is always en vogue!

      • I will live to tell everyone that I cherish your encouragement!

  3. Yes, I knew that my teenage crush would come back to haunt me eventually a stunning and loving 500. All is not lost. I am seriously concerned at how important that 500 points is to me.

    • Haha – years later, it proved to be a teenage crush worth having, paying off with dividends today!

  4. Zack permalink

    500. I was sort of embarrassed by how much I like that movie, but after reading the comments I feel much better.

  5. 500. Lucky guess. 🙂

  6. 500. Like a surgeon👩🏾‍🔬

  7. 400. Wot’s baseball?

  8. 8 men out – now there’s a baseball film. Mind you, Field of Dreams was a bunch of Costner cock. Oh, and 500 by the way.

  9. Hmm, 100 at a total guess? Based on it starts with ‘m’

    • 100 points it is – sorry I had to edit out the artist name in your comment Jimmy, please just put the points earned next time so it doesn’t give the answer away.

  10. 500 for me! And hey! Someone on here gave away the answer in the comments!! 😑

  11. Easy peasy since I saw it in theaters. Back to 500!

    • I remember my family renting it back in the day with a couple other films, I think Sister Act might have been one of the others – nice work Mike!

  12. 500! I love that movie! If the clue was about her music I would have scores mich lower, lol

  13. 500 despite never having seen the movie!

  14. 500 for me today.

  15. 500 for me! Love that movie.

  16. jprobichaud permalink

    500. “There’s no crying in baseball!”

  17. 200. Guessed wrong at the start and then didn’t really reconsider until it was too late.

  18. Holy Crap …
    Great fist clue on a Hanks movie I love…..
    500 Fresh High Fives this week Geoff!

  19. 500 points. I was gonna quote my favourite line from the movie, but JP already beat me to it. Great performance from Hanks.

  20. Never seen the movie, but I knew right away who it was. So, once again it’s 500 for me! Yas!

  21. 400 for me. I really liked her, until she blew it all with that awful ‘Erotica’ book.

    • Nice work Joe – and it sounds like I don’t need to read that book!

      • Without being indelicate, I think it was designed as a one-handed read.

      • I suppose because the other would be used to hold a railing when taking public transit?

      • Sadly Geoff, I envisage something rather more rhythmic than that.

  22. 500 this week. Makes up for a bad week last week

  23. 500 of course!!

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