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Artist of the Week – Quiz #44

November 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, 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, Willie Nelson, The Beach Boys, The Beastie Boys, Neil Young


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Neil Young last week.

The results after 43 weeks:


after 43

*Plus 10,000,000 bonus points for giving birth to our third daughter 😀


Ready for Quiz #44?

Quiz, yeah!


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 #44
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..Born in Los Angeles in 1969, this artist’s birth name is O’Shea Jackson






400 points……………….Few would have predicted this artist’s career trajectory arriving at ‘star of family-friendly movies,’ given the anger/violence of his early 90s solo albums and his late 80s group efforts





300 points…………………Is name-checked in The Offspring’s Pretty Fly for a White Guy, “He needs some cool tunes. Not just any will suffice. But they didn’t have _____ ______ So he bought Vanilla Ice.” 






200 points………………….The simplified form of the math puzzle: ice x ice x ice = ____






100 points………………..The artist is I______ C____






Answer: مكعب ثلج

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

From the ones I’ve heard so far, I’ve liked all of the 1001-listed albums by artists featuring a synonym for ‘solid water’ in their stage name!

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  1. Enjoyed the clues more than my score: 300.

  2. Jordan Richardson permalink


  3. Zack permalink

    Not sure how to feel that I got 500. Either my tastes are changing or I have a great brain for trivia.

  4. Zack permalink


  5. 400. Are vanilla ice on the 1001?

  6. 400 for me this time around.

  7. 400. This prompted a hugely entertaining breakfast table discussion involving the never to be repeated question “what’s Lenny Kravitz’ real name”.

    • Haha – I’m now curious as to what the answer to that question is!

      • I’m hoping it might be something like Benny Kravitz. I was always impressed by Cilla Black who changed her name from the ludicrously unpronounceable Cilla White.

      • And I quite enjoyed learning that Madonna’s name is actually Madonna!

  8. Tangled Up In Music permalink


  9. Only 300 for me this week. I didn’t know the real name and have only seen a handful of movies you’d want the family to see! 22 Jump St was funny….

  10. Just 200 this week.

  11. 200 for this old acid wash jean wearing banger from yesteryear!

    • I’m quite pleased you got the math clue Deke – whenever students ask “when are we ever going to use this,” I can say in music quizzes!

  12. 300, go Offspring!

  13. 400 this week!

    • Well played Aaron!

      • I have a Greatest Hits of this artist’s here, I think it was from the $5 at Wally. Weird. Anyway, I just didn’t know the year of birth but the next clue tipped it for me

  14. Genius clues this week! A phenomenally lucky guess bags me 400.

    • Much appreciated HMO – they say you’ve gotta be good to be lucky, so you must be pretty darn good to be phenomenally lucky, well done!

  15. Good clues dude! 300 for me.

  16. 200 for me this time.

  17. This was hard and I had to resort to math which in real life I failed twice. so 200 for me.

  18. 300 points here

  19. 400 points

  20. Only 300 but I’m a bit rusty…. And I know nothing about hip hop…. But I know that Offspring song!

  21. jprobichaud permalink

    400 for me

  22. jofrommontreal permalink

    300! Wasn’t sure at the 400 pt hit, but he was in my list.

  23. With a score of 100 I would have to say that this artist is not my style of music

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