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OK the Quiz is over

Well there were two entries more or less which is a little disapointing. Did I make it too hard or were you thinking that since you'd won already, you couldn't participate? In any event, muse was the winner with 21 of 30 points or 70 % correct. She wins the cute little handmade leather pouch with healing crystals and one piece of custom made jewelry.

Miss Muse, what are your favorite stones?

OK, here are the answers:

1. What lies beyond the seas of thought, beyond the realm of what, across the streams of hopes and dreams where things are really not? 1 point

A. The land inside of your mind from the Amboy Dukes Song "Journey to the Center of Your Mind."

2. Where were you standing when the girl in the flatbed Ford slowed down to take a look? 1 point

A. According to the Eagles song "Take it Easy", you were standing on a corner in Winslow Arizona.

3. In the Song, "Hey Jude" who is Jude? 1 point

A. Jude is John Lennon's son Julian by first wife Cynthia Lennon.

4. Why would we smash the radio, the watch and the camera? 3 points

A. This is from the Peter Gabriel song "Rhythm of the Heat" We smash the radio because we want no outside voices here. We smash the watch so we cannot tear the day to shreds and we smash the camera so we cannot steal away the spirits.

5. How fast does Joe Walsh's Maserati go and why doesn't he drive it? 2 points

A. According to his song, "Life's Been Good to Me So Far", his Maserati does 185 but he lost his license so now he can't drive.

6. In Crosby Stills and Nash's "Southern Cross", how big was the boat? 1 point

A. The lyrics say "we've got 80 feet of waterline, nicely making way" which basically means the boat was at least 80 feet long at the point where the top of the water meets the boat. Nice boat!

7. In the song, where is the sleepy little town of China Grove located? 1 point

A. From the Doobie Brother's song, "China Grove", the lyrics say "When the sun comes down on a sleepy little down, down around San Antone..." which means it is near San Antonio, Texas.

8. What was Levon's father's whole name? 1 point

A. This one is actually pretty simple if you listen to the lyrics of the Elton John song, "Levon". "He was born a pauper to a pawn on a Christmas Day, when the New York Times said God is dead and the War's begun. Alvin Tostig has a son today" Alvin Tostig was Levon's father.

9. In the Eagles Song, "Hotel California", what is the line "warm smell of colitas" a reference too? 1 point

A. I had always wondered what the hell a colita was so I did a bunch of online research. In Spanish it apparently means little tails and sometimes refers to lobster tails in butter but it's not likely the Eagles were talking about the warm buttery smell of lobster tails rising up through the air on a dark desert highway. According to a higher up in the Eagles' management, when Glen Frey and Don Henley were writing Hotel California in 1976, they had a Mexican-American road manager who translated the word colitas to them as "little buds". As in little buds of marijuana. Which in drug slang of the time meant the tip of the marijuana branch which is the most potent part of the plant. So in essence they are singing about the warm smell of pot rising up through the air which is a whole lot more convincing than the smell of hot buttered lobster.

10. Why doesn't Tommy work on the docks anymore? 1 point

A. From the Bon Jovi song "Livin on a Prayer" which I personally detest but anyway, he doesn't work on the docks anymore because his union went on strike and now his old lady Gina has to work in the diner to bring home her pay for her man.

11. In the song by Chicago, what is "25 or 6 to 4 a reference to? 1 point

A. Apparently, muse read the same article I did. For years people were saying things like it was the amount of joints you could roll from a dime bag of pot at that time or something to that effect. Really though according to the author of the song, Robert Lamm, the song is about the frustrations of trying to write a song in the wee hours of the morning. 25 or 6 to 4 is a time reference meaning 25 or 26 minutes until 4 AM or 3:35 AM or 3:34 AM.

12. What town's dump is closed on Thanksgiving? 1 point

A. From the Arlo Guthrie classic. "Alice's Restaurant". The town of Stockbridge, Mass had a dump that was closed on Thanksgiving.

13. Who is the one who can make us all laugh even though it makes him cry? 1 point

A. From the song "Dear Mr. Fantasy" by Traffic, the lyric goes
"Dear Mister Fantasy play us a tune
Something to make us all happy
Do anything take us out of this gloom
Sing a song, play guitar
Make it snappy
You are the one who can make us all laugh
But doing that you break out in tears
Please don't be sad if it was a straight mind you had
We wouldn't have known you all these years."

So the answer is Mr. Fantasy.

14. What do you need to be to dance La Bamba? 1 point

According to the English translation of the Spanish lyrics you need to be a little witty to dance La Bamba. "se necessita una poca de gracia"

15. In the song "Louie, Louie" how many days does the singer sail the sea? 1 point

Here are the original published lyrics by Richard Berry as written in 1957:
"Louie Louie, me gotta go. Louie Louie, me gotta go. A fine little girl, she wait for me. Me catch the ship across the sea. I sailed the ship all alone. I never think I'll make it home. Louie Louie, me gotta go . Three nights and days we sailed the sea. Me think of girl constantly. On the ship, I dream she there. I smell the rose in her hair. Louie Louie, me gotta go. Me see Jamaican moon above. It won't be long me see me love. Me take her in my arms and then I tell her I never leave again. Louie Louie, me gotta go." (By Richard Berry. Copyright 1957-1963 by Limax Music Inc.)

So the answer is three days.

16. Where did the term "pompitus of love" from Steve Miller's song, The Joker, originate? 1 point

A. It was actually a line stolen from an earlier R and B song by The Medallions called The Letter. According to the late Vernon Green, a member of the group who actually wrote the song, the word was actually puppetutes. "Puppetutes? A term I coined to mean a secret paper-doll fantasy figure [thus puppet], who would be my everything and bear my children." This really screws up the meaning of the Steve Miller song.

17. If you saw a Canis lupus carrying a bunch of American Beauties, what would you require of him in order to give up your throat? 6 points

A. From the opening lines of Meat Loaf's "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth" :
"On a hot summer night.
Would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?
Will he offer me his mouth? Yes
Will he offer me his teeth? Yes
Wlll he offer me his jaws? Yes
Will he offer me his hunger? Yes
Again. Will he offer me his hunger? Yes
And will he starve without me? Yes
And does he love me? Yes ... Yes
On a hot summer night.
Would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses? Yes
I bet you say that to all the boys"

So it's mouth, teeth, jaws, hunger, his promise to starve without you and love.

18. Who was saying "Out here in the perimeter there are no stars. Out here we is stoned, immaculate!?" 1 point

A. Of course Jim Morrison was signing the words but in the actual song lyrics for "The Wasp" from the Doors album "L.A. Woman" we see that it was the negroes in the forest:
The negroes in the forest, brightly feathered, and they are saying:
"Forget the night! Live with us in forests of azure,
out here on the perimeter, there are no stars.
Out here we is stoned immaculate."

19. What is it that lives, dies, bleeds, begs, pleads, bites and brings me to my knees? 1 point

A. According to the Def Leppard song, "Love Bites" it is love that does all that stuff. It must get tired.

20. If I'm looking for a thousand women who are living devil-may-care, where am I likely to be headed? 1 point

A. According to the Elvis Presley song, "Viva Las Vegas," that place would be Las Vegas.

21. Who lived back up in the woods among the evergreens? 1 point

A. According to the Chuck Berry song by the same name, that would be Johnny B. Goode.

22. William S. Burough's Novel "Naked Lunch" inspired the name for what band? 1 point

A. Steely Dan which was the name of a woman's sex toy in the novel.

Extra Credit - Who was the original drummer for the group Genesis? 1 point

A. It's a good thing no one got this right because the person who sent me this as a question and I are both a little confounded at this point. We were both of the same mind that it was Peter Gabriel. But then we find evidence to suggest that Chris Stewart was the original drummer as he was with the band at it's formation from the previous group "The Garden Wall" and he was the drummer for the first single "The Silent Sun" then he left and Gabriel took over for the release of their first album "From Genesis to Revelation". In any event, John Mayhew was the third Genesis drummer. Whew, am I glad no one got that right.




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Oct. 22nd, 2002 05:16 pm (UTC)
Interesting Linkies
Oct. 23rd, 2002 07:04 am (UTC)
Re: Interesting Linkies
That's exactly where I found the info in the first place.


Oct. 22nd, 2002 05:52 pm (UTC)
i always thought "necessita una poca de gracia" meant, "you need a little grace". learn something new every day. i didn't even see this until you had the answers posted, but i think i would have got about 50%, thanks to my more accurate knowledge about other pg info.
Oct. 23rd, 2002 07:07 am (UTC)
Heheh...yeah, I confess that if I hadn't looked them all up myself I'd have been hovering around the 50% area too. I always thought gracia meant grace too but apparently one of the many meanings of the word is funny or witty and the song is supposed to be a play on words in Spanish anyway.


Oct. 22nd, 2002 08:37 pm (UTC)
this is so UNFAIR! I never even SAW the quiz (saw mention that is was DUE but not the ACTUAL thing) as I have to be a student during the day and stuff.

Oct. 23rd, 2002 07:25 am (UTC)
To be fair to everyone I posted it Monday and left it up for 24 hours thus covering all the time zones. What, don't you hang on my every word like I do yours?

Just kidding. But don't worry, I'll do another one soon. How would you have done on this one?


Oct. 23rd, 2002 07:34 am (UTC)
less questions lol :p oh and... not about music heh
Oct. 23rd, 2002 01:07 pm (UTC)
OK, I'll make the next one about Judo, or culinary or gsardening, or surfing. How about surfing music...yeah.


Oct. 23rd, 2002 06:24 pm (UTC)
*throw up hands*

now THAT would be unfair to all those who DONT have these interests... how about making one on the amount of wars going on right now in the world or what percentage of our population can not read or the ratio of rich to poor or the amount of pesticides used on a tomato? lol

but ya... i dont really care... and look at my whole stance here: that these trivia things should make people think about "real" issues and here i am thinking about them.... nice circular behavior of the universe, huh?

Oct. 24th, 2002 07:43 am (UTC)
I thought of another use of trivia. To take our minds off of the sad realities of the world.


Oct. 25th, 2002 08:05 am (UTC)
I think we take our minds off the sad realities of the world way way way too much.....

the escapist culture: t.v., fashion, trends, drinking, parties, drugs, obsessions......

so much easier to hide

Oct. 25th, 2002 08:41 am (UTC)
Not me. I wish I could escape more often. Sometimes a little too much reality in my life.


Oct. 25th, 2002 09:00 am (UTC)
Oct. 23rd, 2002 07:37 am (UTC)
and ps
if you posted it anytime after noon pacific time on monday then i would not have seen it till TUESDAY night as i have SCHOOL... 24hrs is not enough time! I would run it myself for 2 days and link reminders just to catch those that may not hit my journal specifically to read therefore may miss something because they didnt skim far enough back.

Oct. 23rd, 2002 09:20 am (UTC)
Re: and ps
Well, I'll just have to modify my rules then. I've had probelms before with letting it run on too long and other situations. This was I think the sixth contest I've run in two years and each time there is something else I need to consider. One of these days, we'll get it right.


Oct. 23rd, 2002 09:41 am (UTC)
Re: and ps
Just thinking here (and not talking with any disrespect) but who cares about that stuff anyway? So and so was talking about the length of a boat or jude was named after johns son… so what? I think maybe I am not a trivia person because it 1)makes me more acutely aware of all I don’t know, thus heightening feelings of insecurity and 2). It never HELPS me… so I know about this lyric or that… whoop.

But more than that… if you would have only gotten 30 percent right yourself (as you mentioned above.. below.. somewhere here) then why ASK the questions? Ok. Knowledge. But (and again.. this is all just personal emotion), I would much rather spend my time researching info that will change me, help me to think more about my condition, impart a sense of connection on me from what I have learned in relation to the message that these things have given me.

But maybe more of my issue in not with WHAT the topic is but that it is “TRIVIA”, hence trivial (to me).

Understand that this has nothing to do with you or your test but what it makes me think of when similar instances like this come up. Take parties… I am NOT the only to be sitting around swapping who knows what on this and that but rather talking of WHO they are and WHAT they think about their lives and what they DO.


Oct. 24th, 2002 07:27 am (UTC)
Re: and ps
What's the purpose of any quiz? To spot test your knowledge on a given subject matter. But how often do you really remember the answers on any quiz. Unless it's of personal relevance to you, not very long. Sometimes a particulalry hard question that we got lucky enough to answer correctly will stick in our minds for a long time. We never use it until, years later, our dad or our boss or a friend is looking for an answer to a tough question and then it just pops out of our mouths and we get to be the hero of the day. That's the purpose of trivia.

My mind works like this. It's filled with trivia that comes out at useful times. I pick up trivia from anyplace I've ever lived or any job I've ever had or any person I've had the pleasure to have known, you included. If nothing else it makes me a good tour guide when I take people back to a place I've lived, or a better employee or a better friend or a better lover.

As for the music trivia, I can't count the times when I've been with other people and someone will ask something like "I went to this Duran Duran concert back in 84, you know the one where they made the water appear to come through the video screen on that one song and got the audience all wet. I wish I could remember what album that was for." and I pop up and say "I know that one, it was the Seven and the Ragged Tiger tour. I was at that one too!" It's those kinds of things that friendships are started upon.

Any information you can pick up along the way, no matter how trivial it seems will tend to help you in some way, at some time. No information is truly useless unless we limit the scope of our lives to make it so.

And with this contest, I learned a bunch of new trivia. So not only did it probably enrich someone else's life, it enriched mine.

As for the reason I post any of my contests. Because most people find it entertaining and it's a good way to give away some of my jewelry all over the world and get some free advertising. I suppose I could give away a date with me as one of the prizes, but then who would enter? =->

Oct. 25th, 2002 08:01 am (UTC)
Re: and ps
very good pts! oxoxox
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Oct. 23rd, 2002 07:27 am (UTC)
Actually, I wouldn't have gotten about 40% right on my own. I had to look many of them up myself when I wrote the quiz.

I'll do another one soon since the turnout was low on this one. Don't feel stupid. There are times when I can't remember all the names of the Beatles for some odd reason.


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