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Re: An easy M3S
« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2009, 09:38:39 AM »
KFOG did this M3S for the Pop Quiz today:

Beatles (yay), "Paperback Writer"
EJ, "Levon"
Pretenders, "Back on the Chain Gang"


I'm pretty sure I got it, but I had to cheat on the Pretenders tune to confirm my guess, so I'll hold off in case anyone else can get it without looking.

They were pretty tough today -- you had to actually come up with the references in the songs...
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Re: An easy M3S
« Reply #31 on: February 27, 2009, 09:48:43 AM »
KFOG did this M3S for the Pop Quiz today:

Beatles (yay), "Paperback Writer"
EJ, "Levon"
Pretenders, "Back on the Chain Gang"


I'm pretty sure I got it, but I had to cheat on the Pretenders tune to confirm my guess, so I'll hold off in case anyone else can get it without looking.

They were pretty tough today -- you had to actually come up with the references in the songs...

Which is what a really GOOD M3S is all about -- back in the day, when Dave & Co. did M3S every day, it was usually as hard as this one or harder.  But apparently they got complaints about how their contests are geared towards "smart people" and therefore unfair to dummies.  (Live 105 used to get similar complaints about the Alex Bennett show -- "they always do smart jokes that I don't get")
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Re: An easy M3S
« Reply #32 on: February 27, 2009, 10:11:40 AM »
KFOG did this M3S for the Pop Quiz today:

Beatles (yay), "Paperback Writer"
EJ, "Levon"
Pretenders, "Back on the Chain Gang"


I'm pretty sure I got it, but I had to cheat on the Pretenders tune to confirm my guess, so I'll hold off in case anyone else can get it without looking.

They were pretty tough today -- you had to actually come up with the references in the songs...

Which is what a really GOOD M3S is all about -- back in the day, when Dave & Co. did M3S every day, it was usually as hard as this one or harder.  But apparently they got complaints about how their contests are geared towards "smart people" and therefore unfair to dummies.  (Live 105 used to get similar complaints about the Alex Bennett show -- "they always do smart jokes that I don't get")

Well, from a standpoint of not wanting to alienate a percentage of your listeners, it's probably a good idea not to make the contests too hard, or people start feeling inferior and tuning away to a station that caters to the dummies. Kinda like those stupid "trivia" questions that they run amidst the Coke ads before the previews at the movies.
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Re: An easy M3S
« Reply #33 on: February 27, 2009, 10:16:09 AM »
Well, from a standpoint of not wanting to alienate a percentage of your listeners, it's probably a good idea not to make the contests too hard, or people start feeling inferior and tuning away to a station that caters to the dummies. Kinda like those stupid "trivia" questions that they run amidst the Coke ads before the previews at the movies.

indeed, those trivia questions -- when theaters first started running those pre-show slide-shows back in the '80s -- used to be fairly hard too. They were actually about old movies (the idea being, if you were in a movie theater, you were probably a movie fan). Then some genius at Coke realized they could tie the questions in with current films (and get studios to maybe, er, cough up a gratuity for having their films mentioned). *sigh*
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Re: An easy M3S
« Reply #34 on: February 27, 2009, 10:55:30 AM »
KFOG did this M3S for the Pop Quiz today:

Beatles (yay), "Paperback Writer"
EJ, "Levon"
Pretenders, "Back on the Chain Gang"


I'm pretty sure I got it, but I had to cheat on the Pretenders tune to confirm my guess, so I'll hold off in case anyone else can get it without looking.

They were pretty tough today -- you had to actually come up with the references in the songs...

Well my thinking is that all three refer to a newspaper, "...working for the Daily Mail", "...the New York Times said 'God Is Dead'", "...and the News Of The World". 

And for the record, this is exactly the kind of M3S that I love.  Kudos to them for this one.
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Re: An easy M3S
« Reply #35 on: February 27, 2009, 10:59:41 AM »
KFOG did this M3S for the Pop Quiz today:

Beatles (yay), "Paperback Writer"
EJ, "Levon"
Pretenders, "Back on the Chain Gang"


I'm pretty sure I got it, but I had to cheat on the Pretenders tune to confirm my guess, so I'll hold off in case anyone else can get it without looking.

They were pretty tough today -- you had to actually come up with the references in the songs...

Well my thinking is that all three refer to a newspaper, "...working for the Daily Mail", "...the New York Times said 'God Is Dead'", "...and the News Of The World". 

And for the record, this is exactly the kind of M3S that I love.  Kudos to them for this one.

you are correct again, sir!  (and it took the Fogheads a while to get it)
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Re: An easy M3S
« Reply #36 on: February 27, 2009, 10:59:46 AM »
Yeah, this was a good one for sure.    nice job.  

I called and got through before song #3, but my guess was Joe Jackson's "Sunday Papers" -- a weak choice knowing that they played it just the other morning in re: The Chronicle.

After the tix slipped through my hands on Tuesday's nine o'clock pop quiz, I've been kicking myself since then and trying hard to win them.  
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Re: An easy M3S
« Reply #37 on: March 05, 2009, 04:36:21 PM »
here's a M3S with an interesting connection

(that's a hint, it's not something mentioned in the lyrics, which is my usual take)

Stooges - "1969"
Eric Clapton - "Motherless Children"
Steve Winwood - "Hold On"
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Re: An easy M3S
« Reply #38 on: March 05, 2009, 08:47:08 PM »
here's a M3S with an interesting connection

(that's a hint, it's not something mentioned in the lyrics, which is my usual take)

Stooges - "1969"
Eric Clapton - "Motherless Children"
Steve Winwood - "Hold On"
I never get these or I just don't think hard enough.
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Re: An easy M3S
« Reply #39 on: March 10, 2009, 09:42:08 AM »
here's a M3S with an interesting connection

(that's a hint, it's not something mentioned in the lyrics, which is my usual take)

Stooges - "1969"
Eric Clapton - "Motherless Children"
Steve Winwood - "Hold On"

Time's up...pencils down.

All three artists later followed the songs listed with another song with a very similar title:

Stooges - "1969" --> "1970"
Eric Clapton - "Motherless Children" --> "Motherless Child"
Steve Winwood - "Hold On" --> "Holding On"
"Music is the Earth, People are the Flowers, and I am the Hose."

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Re: An easy M3S
« Reply #40 on: March 10, 2009, 09:45:43 AM »
here's a M3S with an interesting connection

(that's a hint, it's not something mentioned in the lyrics, which is my usual take)

Stooges - "1969"
Eric Clapton - "Motherless Children"
Steve Winwood - "Hold On"

Time's up...pencils down.

All three artists later followed the songs listed with another song with a very similar title:

Stooges - "1969" --> "1970"
Eric Clapton - "Motherless Children" --> "Motherless Child"
Steve Winwood - "Hold On" --> "Holding On"

wow -- good one!  There's a Letterman bit there just waiting to happen.  "Top Ten Failed Follow-up Singles" -- Zager & Evans, "In The Year 2526", etc.
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Re: An easy M3S
« Reply #41 on: May 13, 2009, 04:03:27 PM »
I couldn't decide which song to leave out, so this is actually a My 4 Songs.

Grateful Dead - "Sugar Magnolia"
Heart - "Crazy On You"
Paul McCartney & Wings - "With A Little Luck"
Elvis Presley - "Its' Now Or Never"

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Re: An easy M3S
« Reply #42 on: May 15, 2009, 11:03:05 AM »

I couldn't decide which song to leave out, so this is actually a My 4 Songs.

Grateful Dead - "Sugar Magnolia"
Heart - "Crazy On You"
Paul McCartney & Wings - "With A Little Luck"
Elvis Presley - "Its' Now Or Never"


okay, here's a hint: Warwick Davis
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Re: An easy M3S
« Reply #43 on: May 28, 2009, 01:52:49 PM »
almost forgot this was unanswered...

Warwick Davis was the titular character in Willow, and all four songs mention willows in the lyrics.

Davis is best known these days as Professor Flitwick in the Harry Potter series, but he was also the titular character in all four (egregiously bad) Leprechaun movies.  The first of which I saw in Taiwan in 1993, and it featured the film debut of one Jennifer Aniston.
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Re: An easy M3S
« Reply #44 on: May 28, 2009, 01:58:15 PM »
almost forgot this was unanswered...

Warwick Davis was the titular character in Willow, and all four songs mention willows in the lyrics.

Davis is best known these days as Professor Flitwick in the Harry Potter series, but he was also the titular character in all four (egregiously bad) Leprechaun movies.  The first of which I saw in Taiwan in 1993, and it featured the film debut of one Jennifer Aniston.

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