Saturday, February 28, 2009

Quiz Time - the DsD way

.



So here it is, my first attempt at a quiz. This is an old-fashioned 'Connection' question, so it's a point for each artist, each songtitle, and if the magic word(s) ain't in those two things, two Spill points for identifying the connecting piece of data. The three Spill points for the actual connection should be easy money, as you don't need all of the songs to spot it. An unprecedented five Spill points for identifying the double connection one! And a warning, I do get a little contrived (Jimmy Saville-style) with making a couple of the tunes fit the idea, but hey, it's my quiz ... if you don't like it, I'll be left sitting alone with me pint of Guinness!!!!!

I've tried not to include too many heavy rockers, but No.5 - a direct (songtitle) response to today's inept performance by my beloved Reds - got a late vote-in!


Soulsavers - Blackout : 2pts to saneshane
The Black (Sweden) - Enter Sandman / Take A Chance On Me : see below.
Jon Auer - Song Noir : 2pts to TonNL
Go Home Productions - Rock In Black : 2pts to saneshane
Turbonegro - Self-Destructo Bust : 2pts to saneshane
Japan - Wish You Were Black : 2pts to frogprincess
The Crystalites - Blacula : 1pt to saneshane, 1pt retained by me!
Scout Niblett - Elizabeth (Black-hearted Queen) : 4pts to saneshane's Dad
Paul Anka - Black Hole Sun : 2pts to TonNL
Ella Guru - Base Is The Spine : 4pts to AliMunday (Jimmy Carl Black vocal)

For The Black, I figure it's 2½ pts to saneshane's mate; ½pt to AliM; 2pts EJD. Shane got the 3pts for 'Black' as the connection.

I hope you enjoyed it, but if I've not pitched this right, please feel free to tell me: you can't make my mood any, um, BLACKER than Mr.Southgate's boys & Mr.Redknapp's cross-eyed twerps already have.

37 comments:

saneshane said...

My teams going down to the 3rd tier (STOP LAUGHING Tracy and Hubby!) you've got it easy.

right I'll Try the Quiz.

saneshane said...

Black/ Noir

I'll buy you a pint of the black stuff

and I'll start with
Soulsavers 'Black out'
.. I'm going to let others wake up and have a go!

saneshane said...

Love the photo.

DarceysDad said...

A solid 5 point start for Shane (and no, you cannot pass them on to a Mr. B. Gunn of your acquaintance).

The photo is an adrenalin-rushed Darcey after she nearly shot horizontally out of that thar Dizzunee slide, helped by the clothes she was wearing (I got a cracking shot of static when I picked her up).

Bedtime.

steenbeck said...

Unbelievably cute picture, DsD.

#4 is We Will Rock You, is it Queen? I don't really understand the quiz, I'm afraid. It's so complicated. Connecting what now?

TonNL said...

#3 is the absolutely brilliant "Song Noir" by (ex-?)Posie Jon Auer, from his great "songs from the year of our demise" album, highly recommended, don't (yet) see the connection between #1, #2 (an Abba/Nirvana mashup?), this one and #4 that Queen/AC/DC/Led Zep Mash-up....

TonNL said...

#9: Black Hole Sun by Paul Anka...,
still not seeing any connections....

debbym said...

I'm not playing today, because the titles come up at the bottom of the screen when I click each track, and I CANNOT overlook them (not even with 20 years' training at ignoring subtitles on films - just can't do it). And I'd only have known about two anyway...

Cute photo, DsD!

AliMunday said...

Great photo DsD - is 2 connected because it's by Enter Sandman (which is also the name of a Metallica track to which the lyrics go "enter night, exit light..." or something? Therefore night / black etc? Or is that just too obscure?

ejaydee said...

Or the fact that maybe it was on their "black" album?

ejaydee said...

It also uses the same opening riff as Enter Sandman, in fact it may be a mash-up.

I know how you feel Dsd, it was about this time a year ago that we started giving it away to the VioletFace's bunch.

DarceysDad said...

4 points to TonNL for Nos. 3 & 9.

AliM and ejaydee are close, but no cigar just yet, re No. 4. Half a point to Ali for citing Enter Sandman, because she's only halfway to the full song title (don't stop at the recognised intro, keep listening). Definite point to Ed for the fact Metallica's *original* [hint] of Enter Sandman is from the LP known as "The Black Album".

DarceysDad said...

Oh, and Debby: thanks for your honesty, but how is your system doing that?! Are you clicking the play triangle, or on the actual "No.x" ?

saneshane said...

#4 is Mark Vidler/go home Productions 'Rock In Black' mash-up..

I'm taking it slow.. I knew 9 and 3 too!

saneshane said...

I just searched my Superbad Blaxploitation triple CD collection and 'Blacula' isn't on it.. thought I had another.. didn't gnarls barcley do a video pastiching the movie... umm.. Can you tell I'm avoiding Work!

DarceysDad said...

Another point to Shane.

And I've under-credited ejaydee for the Metallica Black album spot; under my scoring system, that was two points.

GirlGuidedebbym said...

I clicked on that little *play* triangle to the left of the list - was I doing something wrong?

DarceysDad said...

No, that's correct for just playing the songs.

If you click on the actual title (or in this case the No.x) it gives you the option to dl the song to your system, and I wondered if that highlighted the supposedly 'hidden' info.

No worries, Debby, just a shame you couldn't actually play.

;o)

AliMunday said...

No 10 - Base is the spine - is it Jimmy Carl Black on vocal?

ejaydee said...

At this point I realise that nobody's claimed the connection ponts, which is black, I reckon.

AliMunday said...

And should have mentioned Ella Guru (no 10)

DarceysDad said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
DarceysDad said...

Four points to Ali, none to Ed because Shane beat you to 'Black' right at the top of the comments.

ejaydee said...

Oh, I'd read it, but hadn't realised SHane was giving the answer.

DarceysDad said...

That's OK Ed, Shane can have the connection points, you can have the connection bridges - tee-hee!

saneshane said...

he he I just worked out the band for the Liverpool one
Turbonegro oh it's playing again I guess it'd be called Self destruct then. Not really my strong point.

DarceysDad said...

Close enough Shane. Actual title is 'SelfDestructo Bust'. Two points more to you than LFC got yesterday!!

FP said...

Grins - got N° 6 Darce. It's Japan and I wish you were black. Good geetar riff, innit tho?

DarceysDad said...

Especially for you, fp !! Thanks for the tip. 2 points.

saneshane said...

oh oh - my friend gets the points but the Black Sweden do the 'take a chance on me.. enter sandman'... are we right? am I wrong with go home production on 4

I'm off to see Emiliana Torrini.. so please finish this before I get back.

DarceysDad said...

Shane now streaking ahead. Correct on The Black (Sweden) and on GHP. Will update all scores and songs once girls in bed.

DarceysDad said...

With a maximum of 5 points left available, the scores are as follows:

saneshane - 9 points
AliMunday - 4½ points
TonNL - 4 points
saneshane's mate - 2½ points
frogprincess - 2 points
ejaydee - 2 points

Still enough points to play for to make a big difference, Spurs fans!!
(Didn't you idiots practice penalties?!?!?)

nilpferd said...

Yes, but I think we also "practiced" staying in the Premiership, and that doesn't seem to be working out very well..

saneshane said...

so my gig was cancelled.. baaaa

I'm sure the Go home pro ..was called 'rock in black'

my dad says (he was bored of the football!) scott niblett - elizebeth... but he's a bit vague..and mumbling over the phone
and we are all stumped on Blacula.. I'm off to google cos it's doing my head in.

DarceysDad said...

1 point for Rock In Black.
Secures you the title!

2 points for your dad.
The 'black' connection comes in the bracketed part of the song title, after Elizabeth.

So just the Blacula artist and Scout's parentheses to get ...

saneshane said...

scout (I thought he said scott) not my spelling for once- (black hearted queen) and even googling can't get me Blacula.. but the references in the Simpsons has made me chuckle..

night all.

(I'll do a where's Blimpy picture if he doesn't return soon.. I'm starting to worry)

DarceysDad said...

Correct on Elizabeth's full title, and OK I figure you've earnt the last one:

The Crystalites' Blacula is on a fantastic double CD called Black Magic Reggae. I picked it up for a quid in the Woolies shutdown.

Goodnight my friend, thanks for playing, and my best wishes to the Canaries for a miraculous escape. Here's hoping you have league games against Newcastle next season!!