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Artist of the Week III – Quiz #8

February 24, 2019

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Exceptional Artist of the Week III Series logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming

2019 Artists of the Week (so far): George Harrison, Notorious B.I.G., Amy WinehouseVan Halen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mariah Carey, Elton John

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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 Elton John last week.

The results after 7 weeks (as of Friday afternoon – results submitted after that time will be added next week):

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after 7 weeks

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Ready for Quiz #8?

To quote Dirty Harry, you got to ask yourself one question!

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Quiz Rules/Format
(Same as last year, 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 #8
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)

For:

500 points………………..English virtual band, their eponymous 2001 debut is on the 1001 albums list…

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400 points………………..That debut album features the lead single, Clint Eastwood: a master class in the juxtaposition of bleak instrumentation/sad vocal delivery, offset by seemingly joyful lyrics, as shown in the slide below…

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300 points……………….This Feel Good Inc. group features 2 permanent members, illustrator Jamie Hewlett & vocalist Damon Albarn

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200 points………………..Sigourney Weaver starred in the 1988 film, _____________ in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey (the American Primatologist and Conservationist)

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100 points………………..The artist is G__________z

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Answer: الغوريلا

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

a) Clint Eastwood is easily one of my favourite singles from the 2000s

b) It’s a physical impossibility for me to reference Clint Eastwood without linking to Back to the Future III!

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81 Comments
  1. Harrison permalink

    Bleugh! My first 0. Had to happen sometime I guess.

  2. 500. The word virtual was helpful.

  3. 500. One of my favourite singles from the noughties as well, and one of my favourite moviestars who can direct as well as be a musician in his own right!

  4. Guesses sometimes do pay off. 500.

  5. jprobichaud permalink

    500. I remember when I saw the first drawings.

  6. wdeod permalink

    500!

  7. I *feel good* about this one, 500!

  8. 500 virtual points for me.

  9. 200 for me. Not familiar with these guys!

  10. 100 POINTS=GAH!
    Damn I hate being honest at times!.. by the way Geoff herein the midst of another 15-25 cm of snow today…
    Make that Double Gah!

    • Darn that honesty Deke!
      My goodness, it never ends in TBay – we’re in a “wind” storm warning here, so I suppose never boring in Kingston either!

  11. Zack permalink

    500.

  12. 500. Not a fan particularly, but I was working at the store at the time, and this album got played a lot. I still don’t really get the point of a virtual band, but they weren’t the last one!

    • I remember working at a store during the summer of 2001 (playing 102.1 the edge) and the lead single received no shortage of airplay!

  13. 100 for me today.

  14. 400! I don’t know why I know this but I will accept it if it means I will gain some ground on Sarca!

  15. A solid 400 not a virtual 500!!! Experiencing a slump right now.

  16. 500 each for me and Mika

  17. It’s comin’ up it’s comin’ up it’s comin’ up it’s 500 please.

  18. English virtual band? That could be many… but I knew what you meant so 500.

    • I suppose virtual could be interpreted as ‘almost’ – and ‘almost’ a band could sound like a harsh clue! Nothing almost about a 500 score though, well played!

  19. 500! (Song mentioned in clue 400 has been played at almost every party I’ve been to in the past few years…)

  20. A quick 500 please.

  21. A cool 500 this week.

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