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Artist of the Week IV – Quiz #35

August 30, 2020


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

2020 Artists of the Week (so far):

The CurePublic Enemy, Steely Dan, Taylor Swift, Venom, Chuck Berry, Dixie Chicks, Billy Idol, Randy Newman, Jay-Z, Alanis Morissette, Pulp, The Byrds, Love, Queen Latifah, Muddy Waters, Robbie Williams, Rage Against the Machine, The Cars, Janet Jackson, King Crimson, Arcade Fire, James Brown, Daft Punk, PJ Harvey, Soundgarden, Dave Matthews Band, Stephen Stills, New Order, The Wallflowers, Billie Holiday, Earth Wind & Fire, Nirvana, Nick Drake


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Nick Drake last week.

The results after 34 weeks (as of Monday morning – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):


after week 34


Ready for Quiz #35?

You gave a promise to me, yeah!


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!


Artist of the Week #35
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points…………………Canadian band, formed in Winnipeg in 1962. And clearly CanCon, as how many other artists would write songs about returning in a hurried manner to Saskatchewan’s largest municipality?






400 points…………………In the film, Almost Famous, for his role as the music critic Lester Bangs, Philip Seymour Hoffman wore a band T & referenced this group (as shown in the scene below):

Untitled presentation (34)






300 points……………………Though no longer active members of the group, many of the band’s biggest & best songs were written by Randy Bachman &/or Burton Cummings






200 points………………..The band, whose hits include American Woman / These Eyes / Laughing, also shares a name with this board game:

Untitled presentation (35)






100 points………………..The group is The G_______ W____






Answer: تخمين من

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

Philip Seymour Hoffman, terrific actor!

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  1. 400. I misread the first clue as 1982 which threw me.

  2. Harrison permalink

    200 please

  3. Only 200 for me.

  4. Honorary canuck status achieved! 500 points.

  5. Zack permalink

    500. I knew from the lyric before the quiz began. I listen to that song waaaaay too much.

  6. 200. Sorry Canada!

  7. 500 Bachs, please!

  8. 500 bucks will not take me to Saskatoon Geoff! But 500 points here is a-ok!

    • I had to look it up on google maps – turns out, it’s 32 hours (by car rather than running!) from Kingston to Saskatoon. TBay’s just over 16 hours, a perfect 1/2 way stop!

      • Drop in Geoff. I’ll barbecue you a good burger! Hell bring the fam!

      • The Kids would enjoy seeing the live show of Fender the Wonder Dogs jumps!

      • Bahahaha
        It down-poured all day and than at 4 the sun came out! Fender the wonder dog 🐕 loves to jump!

  9. jprobichaud permalink

    I can keep my Canadian citizenship. 500 for me. Incidentally, Almost Famous is a big fave of mine and yeah, Philip Seymour Hoffman was fantastic in it.

  10. 500 — though, the 400 clue has reminded me of how wonderful Almost Famous is, and I consequently feel that it may be time for a long-deserved rewatch!!

  11. 500 for today’s effort.

  12. In cricket terminology, that would be a duck for me, Sir. As per tradition, I seem to have scored every possible number on the score board for this quiz!

    • There should be bonus marks though for teaching me a new term (duck) – I’ll try to fit that in at some point, Amrita!

      • And I have to thank my childhood fondness for The Mighty Ducks movies for knowing what a puck is!

        Isn’t it ironic though (to slightly refer to another Canadian artist whose library tour I watched recently. There were a number of psychology and parenting books.), that I couldn’t guess who today’s artist was…

      • And Joshua Jackson from that film is another Canadian!
        He’s also in a movie named One Week, very sad but very good, and very Canadian too!

      • Ah, I did like him back in the day, though I never really watched Dawson’s creek. I’ll try to find this movie!

  13. 500 each for me and Mika, both former residents of said municipality.

    • I like how in the demonym (_______-ian), they drop the second ‘o’ from the City name!

      • Even better: citizens of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan are Moose Javians.

      • That is delightful – and might even be superior to my previous favourite, the Halegonians of Halifax!

  14. 200. Thank goodness for that board game clue.

  15. 300 and it really was a struggle.

  16. An easy 500 for this Canuck

  17. Haha 500, giveaway clue!

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