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Artist of the Week – Quiz #40

October 8, 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, Madonna


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Madonna last week.

The results after 39 weeks:




Ready for Quiz #40?



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 #40
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points……………….. This American solo artist made a cameo (as himself) in the 1999 film, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, lending his first name to the list of slang terms used to describe Dr. Evil’s spacecraft in the ‘radar’ scene






400 points………………..He has been impressively prolific, releasing 72 studio albums since his birth in Texas in 1933






300 points…………………A pair of those studio records, his outlaw country album, Red Headed Stranger, and his pop standards collection, Stardust, ended up on the 1001 list






200 points………………….He is an activist for a variety of causes, including (but not limited to) supporting farmers, encouraging the use of bio fuels, and the legalization of marijuana






100 points………………..The artist is W__________ N_________






Answer: ويلي نيلسون

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

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  1. Zack permalink

    Only 200 this week. I need to revisit Austin Powers.

  2. 400 this week, unfortunately I have never seen Austin Powers.

  3. 400. I don’t always get movie references

  4. 400. I rarely get movie references.

  5. 300. I was distracted, as I often am, by the idea of Burt Bacharach. Although the thought of Burt releasing an outlaw country album is intriguing to say the least.

    • I would happily invest in a Burt Bacharach outlaw country concept album!
      The Bacharach/Elvis Costello duet was likely the highlight of that Austin Powers movie for me

  6. Sometimes you just don’t have a Scooby. 100 points.

  7. 500, we like the same films.

  8. I watched the Austin Powers films a few years back. I could have named other cameos, but I’d forgotten that particular one you asked for. Only 100 points . Had fun with the quiz though!

    • And I’ve probably forgotten many of the other cameos – for some reason, this one stayed in the memory, nice work!

  9. Jordan Richardson permalink

    200 for me and a very happy Thanksgiving.

    • Nice work Jordan & same to you – I appreciated the attention to Canadian accents (with the ‘ç’ ‘façade’) in your review today!

      • Jordan Richardson permalink

        Always happy to represent.

  10. Giving thanks for a Crazy 500 this week!

    • Exemplary work Aaron – and a happy thanksgiving to you folks in Owen Sound this weekend!

      • Thanks Geoff, and our best to your family as well. Hope you’re getting (at least) some sleep, these days!

      • As far as managed expectations for sleep with new babies goes, so far I think we’ve been doing pretty well!

      • Excellent. Man, part of me envies you in this new beginning (I do miss those days), but all the work and worry and sleeplessness that goes with it makes the other part of me just nod in commiseration… 🙂

  11. 400 for me! I forgot the Austin Powers ref, but got it with the number of albums and year of birth. I gotta rewatch those films! Happy thanksgiving!

  12. 100 today.

  13. 400 – what Sarca said

  14. 300 ol bOnes for mr 50 Geoff!

  15. jprobichaud permalink

    400 for me. And god bless him too. (Happy thanksgiving dude!)

  16. 400 for this guy this week. I’m not a fan of the movies, so can’t say I retained much from them.

  17. 500! Austin Powers is my jam!

  18. Tangled Up In Music permalink


  19. jofrommontreal permalink

    100… but I should have gotten the 500 pt mark! It’s been too long since I watched that movie.

  20. 400. I had to think long and hard about artists that are still alive from 1933, and then the left side of my brain kicked in…BOOM! It must be the grass that keeps him going

  21. 200 for me.

  22. 400 for this week

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