Encore Question of November 4th, 2000.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York Ontario.
Tonight I'm in the lead thanks to passing The Regulars on the first Triviaoke song which was a Carole King song then just holding on. I'm playing with Richard BERGIE, Kimmo KAV, Bill OH YA, Bill MADDOG, and a couple I'd never seen before BUSTER the woman and CHIMPS the man.
CHIMPS saved us in the JukeBox round with an answer in 'Genres' (I wanted the category '1964'). For kind of music played by Nick Drake. "It's folk music, I just bought his cd" he said. OK, I have no idea. Then he pulls out of his shopping bag of maybe ten cds one by Nick Drake!!! I'd never heard of the artist and it had clearance discount stickers so it wasn't just released. That tops my story of once playing at Joe Grinders and having the background music play the triviaoke song at exactly the same time as the question appeared.
Here's how my game had gone so far: TuneUp....4500/5000...1st/19...I win this round in a tie with TROUT and KELLY. Two 50/50 guesses that went my way helped out. I didn't even see my answers were going up as TIGER but Kim came over to tell me to switch before the name was locked in. OnBeat...12250/14000...3rd/19...BERGIE and ELVIS win round and have lead with 13000. I went 8 right, 1 wrong with Richard's help. JukeBox...16972/20000...4th/19...PLBAAB wins round, ELVIS is almost 1000 points ahead. Triviaoke...24519/28000...1st/19...CHIMPS wins round.
The Encore answers come up. I have a feeling that it will be Tom Waits because they've asked questions about him before. Well I bookmark Tom Waits and Harry Connick Jr as I feel I know the least about them. Not enough time for Randy Newman...
Encore Question:...Who demonstrated his ballroom piano style on songs like "The Heart Of Saturday Night"?
CHIMPS says it's Tom Waits in the same confident voice as his Nick Drake answer. That's good enough for me. I can't find that song or album listed in my book for Tom Waits nor Harry Connick Jr but I don't change my answer. It couldn't be Billy Joel or I'd have heard of it and .....I'm out of time.
Correct Answer:...2. Tom Waits
[NTN extra fact:..."Closing Time" and "Small Change" are among the acclaimed albums by this gruff vocalist.]
I win the game with 36779. I earn 3000+ Players Plus points for meeting this week's 21000 point standard. I finish 7th on the Network Top 20 board. The bar finishes 5th in North America with a 35912 average. No individual rankings are given but I picked out the Top 100 from the ntn.com site.
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank ROCKET 24519 36779 22 (7th on Network Top 20 board) ELVIS 24432 36648 23 KELLY 23853 35779 32 MOLSON 23469 35203 39 VIKING 23435 35153 40 CHIMPS 23241 34861 43 TROUT 23182 34773 44 BERGIE 22972 34458 48 JARVIS 22970 34455 49 PLBAAB 22755 34133 54 OH YA 22584 33876 56 TIGER 21982 32973 63 (ENIGMA) BUSTER 21972 32958 64 KAV 21501 32251 71 MADDOG 20727 31091 82 ZIGGY 19105 x 9553 LOOGN 15309 x 7655 CRANKY 7927 x 3963
Other games:...I start the evening with 1172800+ Players Plus points.
7:30pm...Countdown...1169/15000...6th/6...500+ points for two questions work...I finish 8876th in NA...bar is 954th...BERGIE wins.
8:00pm...Countdown...13802/15000...2nd/10...1000+ points...I finish 11th overall in NA...bar is 7th with a 12113 average...BERGIE wins with 14119 and is 6th on the network.
8:30pm...Countdown...11151/15000...6th/17...2000+ points...there are not rankings for the bar nor individuals...MOLSON wins.
9:00pm...Wipeout...10608/15000...11th/17...1000+ points...I'm 71st in NA...bar is 3rd in North America with a 13503 average...ELVIS wins with 14484 as 4th on Network/6th overall.
9:30pm...Wipeout...13456/15000...7th/16...1000+ points...I'm 54th in NA...bar is 1st overall in North America with a 14183 average...JARVIS wins with 14975 and is 4th on Network.
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