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10th Dec 2006, 22:25
Evening (morning) all. Middling quiz this week, not too hard - not too easy. :E


1...Questions are posted on Monday scran time. Answers whenever I feel like it.

2...2 points for each lyrics question, one for the song title and one for the artist. TOTW/SOTW and trivia questions are normally worth a point apiece, but some questions may ask for additional information, worth extra points.

3...The clue in the lyrics section may be any line or lines from the song or chorus.

4...There is a rule 4 this week. Can anyone guess what it is?
Close enough pp. Have a point. ;)

5...During the first 24 hours or until the first set of answers are posted, only one post per player containing as many answers as you like, will be accepted. Additional posts will be ignored and edited posts will be disqualified. After 24 hours or after the first set of answers have been posted, there are no restrictions on posts (free for all).


1...We are twelve billion light years from the edge
Nine Million Bicycles/Katie Melua - SSK

2...It's coming on Christmas, they're cutting down trees
River/Joni Mitchell - johnfairr
Would have accepted Sarah McLachlan.

3...I've been down, I've been beat, I've been so tired that I could not speak
Back To You/Bryan Adams - Richo

4...You packed your last two bags
Love You Lately/Daniel Powter - Richo

5...Everybody's wearing a disguise
Abandoned Love/Bob Dylan - Richo

6...Lying beside you here in the dark
Open Arms/Journey - RD

7...Some folks inherit star-spangled eyes
Fortunate Son/CCR - Richo

8...Jack he is a banker, Jane she is a clerk
Sweet Jane/Velvet Underground

9...I was a midnight rider on a cloud of smoke
Alone/BeeGees - pp

10..Babe I love you so, I want you to know
Please Don't Go/D. J. Hagen - oojamaflip
Would have accepted KC & The Sunshine Band.

11..When troubles surround us, when evils come
Wings Of A Dove/Dolly Parton - pp
Would have accepted Ferlin Husky.

12..Up every morning just to keep a job
Five O'clock World/Vogues

13..I must've dreamed a thousand dreams
Land Of Confusion/Genesis - RD

14..Lullabys look in your eyes run around the same old town
Old man/Neil Young

15..Pretty girl, beware of this heart of gold
Goldfinger/Shirley Bassey - VnV2178B
Have a point for Burley Chassis. :)

TOTW Newspaper headlines.
There is a clue to a song title in each of the following bogus headlines.
Sir John Franklin sails from Bristol to seek shorter way to Orient.
Song: Northwest Passage.

1..."Everybody must get stoned" declares famous folkie at Senate hearings into legalization of pot.
Rainy Day Woman #12 & 35 - oojamaflip

2...Local church cuts funding for maintenance. Priest seen darning own socks after Vespers.
Eleanor Rigby - Aotw

3...Miners dedicate marble stand in memory of shy giant who died while saving 20 fellow miners in cave-in.
Big Bad John - VnV2178B

4...Mexican dive scene of grisly murder in West Texas city.
El Paso - Aotw

5...Australian group ends quest to hitchhike to California. Returns to East Coast despite power blackout.
Massachusetts - SSK

6...Old lady killed in fatal hit-and-run accident with ungulate on her way home on Christmas eve.
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer - RD

7...Extra! Extra! Young man loses virginity in back seat of 1960 Chevrolet!
Night Moves - pp

8...Czarina reported enthralled by religious mystic.
Rasputin - Aotw

9...Laker founders in autumn storm with loss of all hands.
Wreck Of The Edmond Fitzgerald - Aotw

10..British group sets record for number of psychosis attacks, but falls one short of world record of 20.
19th Nervous Breakdown - Aotw

11..Villagers unworried by carnivorous felines found sleeping in nearby jungle.
The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Richo

12..Canadian musical group vows to eat more macaroni and cheese if they strike it rich.
If I Had A Million Dollars - RD

13..Country and western singer jilted by prom date. Declares he's "In a blue, blue mood."
White Sport Coat - VnV2178B

14..Singer vows to 'go down with the ship.' "No flag of surrender for me," she promises.
White Flag - oojamaflip

15..Texas Red sent to meet his maker.
..he came here to take an outlaw back alive or maybe dead,
He said it didn't matter, he was after Texas Red.. :)
Big Iron/Marty Robbins

16.."Booby-trapped alligator key to our win in Louisiana," declares Stonewall Jackson.
Battle Of New Orleans - VnV2178B

Hmmm.. looks like I got carried away with those things. Rupert Murdoch eat your heart out. :p


1...Name two California cities that are titles of CCR songs.
Lodi - Aotw

2...In question L5, why is everyone wearing a disguise?
To hide what they got left behind their eyes - Richo
(Is that a great line or what?)

3..."The Funeral March Of A Marionette" was the theme music of which TV show?
The theme from Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Copterfan

4...When the Lord called Charlie to His home up yonder,
Said "Kid Russell, got a job for you."
What did the Lord put Charles M. Russell in charge of?
You're in charge of sunsets up in old Montana,
No one can paint them quite the way you do.

5...Lead singer John Traynor quit this Americans group and was replace by David Blatt, but they kept the same name. Who were they?
Jay & The Americans - Richo
That 'Americans' wasn't a mis print. ;)

6...Which member of Lynyrd Skynyrd is the Drive-by Truckers song "Cassie's Brother" about?
Steve gaines - pp
I presume you meant 6, n'est ce pas? ;)

7...Which S&G song title bears the name of the patron Saint of musicians?
Cecilia - VnV2178B
I presume you meant 7.

8...What is significant about Beechcraft Bonzana N3794N? (November 3794 November)
It was the aircraft that Buddy Holly and friends died in - Aotw
Airbus38 have a point for being a nice guy. :ok:

9...Name the establishment located at 10 Matthew St. Liverpool, UK.
The Cavern Club - oojamaflip

10..Who was Ernest Evans better known as?
Chubby Checker - Richo

11..My mind was filled with wonder when the evening headlines read,
Richard Corey went home last night..
And did what?
Put a bullet through his head - SSK

12..What brand of camera does Art Garfunkel sing about in the song "Kodachrome?"
Nikon - VnV2178B

13..Which original member of The Supremes was a member of Patty Labelle & the Bluebells?
Cindy Birdsong

14..In what song does Jimmy Buffett wear Hush Puppies?
Come Monday - pp

15..By what more familiar name is the musical tour "A celebration of women in music" known?
lilith Fair - Richo

16..Name the blues guitarist who was killed in a helicopter crash on August 27, 1990.
Stevie Ray Vaughn - Richo

17..Who was Axl Rose's father-in-law for 27 days?
Don Everley - Richo

18..Name the musical 'group' created by Ross Bagdasarian.
The Chipmunks - SSK
Bonus point each, name the characters.
Alvin, Simon and Theodore - SSK
Anybody who has an encyclopedia of R&R trivia is ok by me. :ok:
Rest of 'em open.

10th Dec 2006, 22:38
Mornin Piggy...

Easy you say? Sheah!

3. Back to you - Bryan Adams
4. Love you lately - Daniel Powter
8. Sweet Jane - Velvet Underground
12. Drew Carey theme song - cant remember the name :ugh:

10. Breakdown number 19 - Stones
11. In the Jungle (the lion sleeps tonight)?

5. Jay and the Americans
10. Chubby Checker
15. Lillith Fair?
16. Stevie Ray Vaughn
17. Don Everly



Arm out the window
10th Dec 2006, 22:47
Fantastic effort once more, Pigboat! Thankyou.

10 Babe - Styx?
14 Old man - Neil Young

2 Eleanor Rigby - Beatles
3 New York disaster 1941 - Bee Gees
4 El Paso - Marty Robbins?
8 Rasputin - Boney M
9 Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
10 19th nervous breakdown - Rolling Stones
11 The lion sleeps tonight - ?

1. Lodi?
8 It was known as 'Miss American Pie'?
16 Stevie Ray Vaughan

10th Dec 2006, 22:53
I'll take Rule #4 for 5 points Pigboat.
What is "the judges decision is always certain, set in stone, nonadjustable, nonnegotiable, unchangeable, unwavering, definite, exact, explicit, specific, stated, stipulated and last but not least ....final?" (but often sneered at):p

trivia 7 Steve Gaines

11th Dec 2006, 07:19
Quiet today, innit?

L1 Monty Python's Galaxy???

L15 Goldfinger, Burley Chassis.

TOTW3 Big John
TOTW 11 Wimoweh - Miriam McKeever
TOTW 12/13 (I can't read my own writing ...) White Sport Coat (and a pink carnation) - British hit for Terry Dene
TOTW 16 Battle of New Orleans - British Hit for Lonnie Donegan

TRIV 3 Cecelia
TRIV 12 Nikon

Unfortunately, work calls...


11th Dec 2006, 07:43
Hi Pig,

No surprises with Lyrics 2 then? Joni Mitchell, River.

In Trivia 12, wasn't it Paul Simon who wrote Kodachrome?? If Art sang it, fari enough, but I thought it was after they split.

Anyway, Happy Christmas, and please be nice to us in Perth this week, like giving your wickets away . . . .


11th Dec 2006, 08:48
L1 - Nine Million Bicycles - Katie Melua

TOTW5 - Massachussetts - Bee Gees
TOTW10 - 19th Nervous breakdown - Stones

T11 - Put a bullet through his head
T18 - Chipmunks. One of them was Alvin

11th Dec 2006, 10:15
L1. 9 million bicycles - Katie Melua
L10. Please don't go - DJ Hagen

1. Rainy day women #12 & 35' -Bob Dylan
14. White flag - Dido

T9. The Cavern club

Romeo Delta
11th Dec 2006, 10:33
L6 - Open Arms, Journey
L12 - If it's the theme to Drew Carey, then it's Cleveland Rocks by the Presidents of the USA
L13 - Land of Confusion, Genesis (and now Disturbed)

TOTW3 - John Henry (?), Tennessee Ernie Ford
TOTW6 - Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer
TOTW12 - If I Had a Million Dollars, Barenaked Ladies

Not bad for sitting in the Atlanta airport on a Monday morning at 6:00am... :ok:

11th Dec 2006, 20:51
Ok folks time for some scores. I'm early, got an early curling game.

Richo 13
Aotw 8
VnV2178B 7
RD 6
oojamaflip 5
pp 2
johnfairr 2

Ok, the airplane question what is it T8? Aotw you're on the right track.

L12 was the theme to The Drew Carey Show at one time, then it was Cleveland Rocks, then it went back to this song, or vice versa, I can't remember which and I'm too lazy to look it up.

I didn't award any points for the artist in the TOTW section, because I quite frankly never thought of it when I put this thing together. :O In future quizzes, I shall do that.

Wrong continent John. However we do have a Perth over here, and I have relatives living there. :p

11th Dec 2006, 21:22
T8 - If aotw was on the right track but wrong, it must have been the aircraft Buddy Holly was killed in (which was not called Miss American Pie, but falsely rumoured to be so). But I don't think I deserve the point. Really.

Romeo Delta
12th Dec 2006, 02:15
Shoot, that was going to be my guess, too. Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, Richie Valens... The Day The Music Died...

12th Dec 2006, 04:19
Couple more Piggy and you can stick a fork in me..

5. Abandoned Love - Dylan
7. Fortunate Son - CCR

TOTW 7 - Paradise by the Dashboard Light?

Trivia 2 - To hide what theyve got left behind their eyes.



12th Dec 2006, 08:31
Only the one, and very late...but,

T3 - Alfred Hitchcock Presents. AKA Hitchcock Half hour.

A new baby has curtailed my quizzing, but I'll be back - BWWWAAAHHHAHHHAA!!!

(i hope)


12th Dec 2006, 09:46
T8. Was it the a/c on which half of Lynrd Skynrd koofed?

12th Dec 2006, 11:13
L9 alone/bee gees
L11 wings of a dove/ dolly partin

TOTW 7 night moves/ bob seger

T14 come monday

12th Dec 2006, 13:08
Updated scores:

Richo 18
Aotw 9
Planepsycho 8
VnV2178B 7
RD 6
oojamaflip 5
johnfairr 2
Airbus38 1
Copterfan 1

Congratulations Copterfan. :ok: Boy or girl?

RD you're gonna have to do those early ATL departures more often. ;)
I have a couple of nieces living in Atlanta.

12th Dec 2006, 13:29
Is it permitted to look up the Chipmunks in my Rolling Stone Encyclopaedia of Novelty Hits?

I might make it onto the podium yet

12th Dec 2006, 16:14
Cheers Pigboat:ok: ,

He's a boy, five days old, third child (I'm a masochist:\ ) two girls as well!

He is eating into my quizzing time though gawd bless 'im, though I have managed to retain the honour of the Copterfan Clan with my 'un pointe.'

<<Best 'Emperor Ming' voice>> "I will return....."


Copterfan. ;)

Romeo Delta
12th Dec 2006, 19:52
RD you're gonna have to do those early ATL departures more often. ;)
I have a couple of nieces living in Atlanta.

Heh! Will be now. Going back on the road starting the first of the year. This "working in the office" stuff is for the birds. I need my FF miles back! :} And I get a clearer shot at the good questions in the quiz!

Anyway, the only bit I ever get to see of Atlanta is from the air (and the airport of course). Seems like a nice city from the sky. :ok:

13th Dec 2006, 08:22
Is it permitted to look up the Chipmunks in my Rolling Stone Encyclopaedia of Novelty Hits?

Simon and Theodore.

I leave it up to the QM to decide whether looking it up in one of those book things is permissible.

Yours in anticipation,

13th Dec 2006, 20:42
Ok that's all she wrote folks. I would have finished this off sooner, but some :mad: dug up another furshlugginer fibre optic cable and I was without an internet connection for the last 24 hours. :*

Final scores

Richo 18
Aotw 9
pp 8
VnV2178B 7
RD 6
oojamaflip 5
johnfairr 2
Airbus38 1
Copterfan 1

I'll be back on Sunday with scran's final quiz, plus some comments from the ol' gunslinger himself.