Friday, April 13, 2012

CD Club Games

Yes I know your almost all out of town, but like that's really going to stop me.
I'll just play with myself, or, you know, the ether or what-not.

What do these people have in common:
Alex Chilton
Andy Warhol
Axl Rose
Billy The Kid
BLind Lemon Jefferson
Brian Eno
Brian Wilson
Buddy Holly
Jesse James
Jesus Christ
Jimmy Carter
John Wayne Gacy Jr.
John Wilkes Booth
Johnny Appleseed
Johnny Thunder
Marshall Mathers
Michael Jackson
Mike Mills
Pocahontis

It's easy-ish, but good luck anyway.

21 comments:

  1. They are all subjects of songs?
    were they all music club picks?


    Contributing from France!!

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  2. Damn, I miss you guys. It seems like so long ago. You were in my living room. Dancing to Twink and RuPaul and whoever sings Those Were The Days My Friend.

    Actually they are all song titles on my ipod.
    Alex Chilton - The Replacements
    Andy Warhol - David Bowie
    Axl Rose - Art Brut
    Billy The Kid - Marty Robbins
    BLind Lemon Jefferson - Nick Cave
    Brian Eno - MGMT
    Brian Wilson - All Nude Girls
    Buddy Holly - Weezer
    Jesse James - The Pogues
    Jesus Christ - Big Star
    Jimmy Carter - Electric Six
    John Wayne Gacy Jr. - Sufjan Stevens
    John Wilkes Booth - The Donner Party
    Johnny Appleseed - Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
    Johnny Thunder - Ray Davies
    Marshall Mathers - Eminem
    Michael Jackson - Das Racist
    Mike Mills - Air
    Pocahontis - Neil Young

    Thanks for playing. Enjoy France.

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  3. They're all real people, although Johnny Appleseed isn't his real name so he probably doesn't count. And actually I think Johnny Thunder isn't the same as Johnny Thunders, so I made a mistake with that, too. I wonder if Pocahontas had a last name.

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  4. New one:
    What do these people have in common in Music Club?
    Ian Hart
    Waylon Payne
    Michael St. Gerard
    Johnny Cash
    Mos Def
    Michael A. Nickles

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  5. So to make Game Two easier substitute Joaquin Phoenix for Johnny Cash, Don Johnson for Michael St. Gerard and Val Kilmer for Michael A. Nickles.

    Game Three:
    Match the band with the song with the book or short story with the writer:

    BAND: Kate Bush, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Cure, Guns N' Roses, Jefferson Airplane, The Kingston Trio, Metallica, Nirvana, The Police, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Velvet Underground, The Cure again

    SONGS: Charlotte Sometimes, Don’t Stand So Close To Me, Ghost of Tom Joad, Killing An Arab, Moon Over Bourbon Street, November Rain, One, Scentless Apprentice, Sympathy for the Devil, There She Goes My Beautiful Girl, Venus In Furs, Where have all The Flowers Gone, White Rabbit, Wuthering Heights

    STORY: Alice In Wonderland, And Quiet Flows the Don, Charlotte Sometimes, Grapes of Wrath, Interview With A Vampire, Johnny Got His Gun, Das Kapital, Lolita, The Master and Margarita, Perfume, The Stranger, Venus In Furs, Without You, Wuthering Heights

    AUTHOR: Emily Bronte, Mikhail Bulgakov, Albert Camus, Lewis Carol, Penelope Farmer, Del James, Vladimir Nabokov, Karl Marx, Anne Rice, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Mikhail Sholokhov, John Steinbeck, Patrick Süskind, Dalton Trumbo

    I am bound to have made a mistake in there somewhere, but good luck.

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    1. Bless you, Jim, for giving me a Friday afternoon alternative to grading. (I'm back from France. Sigh.)

      Game Two: Something to do with Bio-Pics??... either that, or were in a movie with Queen Latifah (or maybe that's just Mos Def)

      Game Three:
      Kate Bush, Wuthering Heights??

      Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, ??

      The Cure, Charlotte Sometimes, Charlotte Sometimes, Penelope Farmer (heard that recently on a podcast!)

      Guns N' Roses, November Rain, that was from a book???

      Jefferson Airplane, White Rabbit, Alice In Wonderland, Lewis Caroll

      The Kingston Trio, Where have all The Flowers Gone,Johnny Got His Gun??? Dalton Trumbo???

      Metallica, ??
      Nirvana, sadly stumped.

      The Police, Don’t Stand So Close To Me, Lolita, Nabokov (EASY)

      The Rolling Stones, Sympathy for the Devil, I feel very dumb for not knowing this one.

      Bruce Springsteen, Ghost of Tom Joad, Grapes of Wrath,John Steinbeck (my fantasy husband (Steinbeck, not Joad))

      Sting, Moon Over Bourbon Street,Interview With A Vampire, Anne Rice, you are hilarious/cruel to Pat

      Velvet Underground, Venus In Furs,Venus In Furs??

      The Cure again, Killing An Arab, The Stranger, Camus (great article about him in the New Yorker recently)

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    2. Cool. I don't know how you did this reply to a specific reply, but I saw how to follow your lead and I like it.
      Secondly, thanks for guessing and not relying on Google and Wiki. Just makes it more fun.
      Thirdly, welcome back. Was it magnifique? I bet it was.

      Game two: Not bio-pics exactly but they did play specific artists in movies. And those artists were selections for a specific Music Club meeting. Can you guess the theme of the meeting?

      Game three:
      Singer: Kate Bush
      Song: Wuthering Heights
      Book: Wuthering Heights
      Author: Emily Bronte

      , , Charlotte Sometimes, (heard that recently on a podcast!)
      Singer: The Cure
      Song: Charlotte Sometimes (Also the name of a contestant eliminated from season 2 of THE VOICE) (I've heard. I wouldn't know that for sure.)
      Book: Charlotte Sometimes
      Author: Penelope Farmer

      Band:Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
      Song: There She Goes My Beautiful World
      He mentions a few different people -
      John Willmot penned his poetry/ riddled with the pox
      Nabakov wrote on index cards/ at a lectem, in his socks
      St. John of the Cross did his best stuff/ imprisoned in a box
      And JohnnyThunders was half alive/ when he wrote Chinese Rocks
      but other than Johnny Thunders the only author and what he wrote that is mentioned is-
      Karl Marx squeezed his carbuncles/ while writing Das Kapital

      Guns N' Roses, November Rain, that was from a book??? I know, right? It was based on a short story called Without You by Del James. Never heard of it until now.

      Jefferson Airplane, White Rabbit, Alice In Wonderland, Lewis Caroll (Very Easy)

      Band: The Kingston Trio
      Song:Where have all The Flowers Gone
      Author:Mikhail Sholokhov
      Novel: And Quiet Flows the Don
      Another mystery.

      Metallica goes with ONE and Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo. Though that could just as easily been based on the movie adapted from the book.

      Nirvana, sadly stumped.
      Yes, that is sad-ish.
      Scentless Apprentice is I guess based on Perfume by Patrick Süskind. they have since made a movie of it with Dustin Hoffman.

      The Police, Don’t Stand So Close To Me, Lolita, Nabokov (EASY) I needed to put something easy in. Everything else was so hard.

      The Rolling Stones, Sympathy for the Devil
      Don't feel dumb about this. I would have guessed the Bible if it was an option. Instead, it is The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. Yeah, who knew?

      Bruce Springsteen, Ghost of Tom Joad, Grapes of Wrath,John Steinbeck (my fantasy husband (Steinbeck, not Joad))
      Really? Interesting.

      Sting, Moon Over Bourbon Street,Interview With A Vampire, Anne Rice, you are hilarious/cruel to Pat.
      Fill me in. I may have forgotten something. Or never knew it.

      Velvet Underground, Venus In Furs,Venus In Furs by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. Supposedly where the term Sado-Masochism comes from.

      The Cure again, Killing An Arab, The Stranger, Camus (great article about him in the New Yorker recently) I heard the Cure sings it as Kissing An Arab so as to not be seen as condoning murder, just inappropriate behavior of any kind with total strangers. Seems like they aren't quite equal, though.

      Thanks again for playing & welcome home.

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    3. Thanks! It was indeed tres magnifique! Marcy and I very much enjoyed working on quiz the first!

      I don't even cheat on crossword puzzles. I'm ethical. Damn, I love that Perfume book, didn't know there was a song. Game two: it must be one I missed. Yeah, that's the ticket.

      Pat hates Sting! We were discussing who put the latest Sting picture up - Marcy swears it's not her! We were blaming Larry. IS IT YOU!?!!?

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    4. See, not cheating at something that no one but you see the results of- those are the kind of ethics I can wrap my head around.

      Which picture of Sting are we talking about? I have no idea what you're talking about. Probably.

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  6. Game Four: Music Club Trivia
    1) One artist has performed vocals on five different songs entered into Music Club. Who is this illustrious singer?

    2a) In the history of Music Club, one member has entered three songs under two minutes each. Who?

    2b) But someone else had the shortest song. Who?

    3a) One member has entered two songs over eight minutes each. Who?

    3b) But someone else had the longest song. Who?

    4) Only two songs have been entered more than once into Music Club. What are these to songs?

    5) One word has been used a total of 68 times in the name of a total of 64 songs. What word would that be? (The stats are probably not completely accurate, but are very close, and I doubt any other word comes close.)

    6) How many song titles had a number in it? (I didn't count the words "twentieth", "first", "Andre 3000", "7" mix" or "number"?) Is it: a)8, b) 11, c)21, d)29, e)36 or f)44

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    1. Hard!!! My guesses:
      1. Sting
      2a. Pat!
      2b. Greg?
      3a. Pat!!
      3b. Marcy?
      4. Didn't J. and Deb both pick the same Florence and the Machine song? Otherwise, I got nothing.
      5. and (&)
      6. c (when in doubt, go with c on a multiple choice test)

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    2. Sorry but:
      1) No
      2a) Yes, it is Pat.
      2b) No
      3a) No
      3b) No
      4) No. They picked 2 different Florence + The Machine songs. Nice try, though.
      5) No, neither and nor &. It is a small word, though.
      6) Excellent. C is the correct answer.
      Wow, I sympathize with your not wanting to grade things. That was exhausting.

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    3. Oh, and as far as Question 1 goes, for some reason Sting has never been submitted either in a band or solo, but the correct answer actually was submitted by you, I believe in Music Club Meeting #7. I may be wrong about that, but I think it's true.

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    4. It's gotta be Bruuuuuuuuuce?

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    5. Oh, it's totally Bruce.

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    6. And for Question #4: One of the songs is performed by 2 different artists. One of the songs is performed by the same artist.

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  7. Oh, you don't have to work on it. I'm sure you have other, more European thing to do.

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  8. 1. Done
    2a. Done
    2b. Jim
    3a. Deb
    3b. Pat
    4. King of the Road & Strict Machine
    5. The
    6. Done

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  9. 7. Back to being all Euro and shit!

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  10. You know they say there is just a better sense of history in Europe. I see now that it is true.

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