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Artist of the Week Series – The Final Standings

December 22, 2017


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The 2017 Artists of the Week:

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,ย The Beach Boys, The Beastie Boys, Neil Young, Ice Cube, Joni Mitchell, The Rolling Stones, Metallica, Iggy Pop, Santana, Eric Clapton


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identifiedย Eric Clapton last week.

Here they are, the final results after 50 weeks:


final standings

*Plus 10,000,000 bonus points for giving birth to our third daughter ๐Ÿ˜€










Verbalize the Positive

I thoroughly enjoyed hosting the Artist of the Week series this year – Merry Christmas & Safe and Happy Holidays to all!

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  1. I love seeing the stats, but not as much as I loved seeing these posts each week. The way you presented the quizzes was quite impressive, Geoff. Happy to see that I came in just under the Top 5. I missed several quizzes early on. Did you figure out average scores based on participation? That could change everything. ๐Ÿ˜›

    • Many thanks Rich – ooooo, that would be fun to see the total score/# of weeks played! or to see a table of values with total 500s /400s/etc….in hindsight, I think I was only beginning to scratch the surface of statistical analysis in this post!
      And I quite like how your weekly answers always came in the form of wordplay ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Thoroughly enjoyed the quizzes Geoff. W is a worthy winner!

  3. Itโ€™s been fun, Geoff. Your way with a cryptic clue has rightly become legendary. Have a lovely festive season.

    • Much appreciated Bruce – same to you & enjoy the considerably-less winter-y weather the Southern hemisphere currently has to offer!

  4. jprobichaud permalink

    It was a pleasure to play. Cheers to another year of blogging Geoff!

  5. Thanks for doing these. I looked forward to it every Sunday morning.

  6. Damn. Making babies FTW! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • It’s impossible to compete with that!
      But a sincere congratulations on winning the non-bonus points title Aaron, as our friend DeKE would say, it’s Mr. Books, FTW!

  7. Whoop/Whoop I finished in the Top 20….Beautiful!
    This was a fun quiz every Sunday am as I would have to get the hamster moving on the wheel i.e….my brain!
    Awesome stuff Geoff!

    Thanks a bunch for tossing down the odd metal question…you know how to keep the fanbase happy!

    • Haha, that hamster was flying on those metal weeks DeKE!
      Much appreciated sir, enjoy the weekend!

  8. Thanks for this great series, Geoff! I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    I’d like to see a Quiz Off between the Top 5. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. I am thinking that I should just be grateful for where I am at. This was fun, thank you.

  10. I’m so going to miss this. It’s become such a ritual! Cheers, quizmaster!๐Ÿ˜

    • Much appreciated Amrita!
      I’m planning on doing a sequel in the new year, if you’re up for a similar ritual in 2018! ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. I too thoroughly enjoyed the quizzes, I’m gonna miss them next year – thank you! (And am very very happy indeed to be at No. 4!) Merry Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Congrats on the 4th place finish!!
      Merry Christmas to you as well, the plan is to do a sequel to the artist quizzes in the new year if you’re up for playing again! ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Thank you!! And that sounds so good – I would most certainly be up for playing again, it was so much fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Excellent. I enjoyed these quizzes a great deal.

    Congratulations, W!

    • My thanks J – hope you guys are having a nice Glaswegian Christmas!

      • You bet, Geoff. The wee manโ€™s been loving it and his sister is marvelling at his energy! (as are we!)

      • Baby Rachel’s been enjoying the older sibling show here too!

      • Amazing, innit? Just looking at how they tiny humans watch and interact is just beautiful.

  13. Going to miss our weekly artist series. You did a great job with them Geoff. Congrats to W for the victory and to both of you for the new addition.

  14. Tangled Up In Music permalink

    New Year Resolution: score higher than #11 in the Artist of the Week series.

    • To borrow a line from a song you referenced in your post, it won’t be long (yeah, yeeeahh, yeaaahhhh!) til you end up in the top 10!

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