Congratulations to EclecticMusicLover, who scored the fastest perfect score in last week’s Signs quiz.
There’s just a brief quiz this week, with ten questions:
I only answered 8 of those 10 questions correctly – I didn’t recognise a couple from early in the decade.
Since that was so short, here’s a bonus quiz that requires familiarity with The Beatles’ song ‘Come Together’.
I didn’t actually do this one because my daughters took over, intrigued by “walrus gumboot” and “juju eyeball”. They did it while listening to the song and scored 7/7.
With the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announcement coming up this week, I found this anonymous interview with two voters fascinating.
At this point in the hall’s history, with 351 acts already inducted, it must be difficult to find voters who have informed opinions on all of the nominees, but that’s not realistic. From this year’s nominees, there are a bunch where I just know a couple of radio hits (for example Pat Benatar and Duran Duran). Having said that, my tastes align much more with voter #2.
The results were announced after I wrote this post initially. I think, from what was nominated, the five most significant artists on the ballot were: Fela Kuti, Dolly Parton, Kate Bush, Judas Priest, and Eminem (I’m not really a fan of the latter and prefer A Tribe Called Quest, but he’s huge-selling and influential). Two of these five were inducted, and not coincidentally, they were the two American artists.
Also, my older daughter said I should feature this new Marlon Williams song because it’s new: