Encore Question of November 4th, 2000.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York Ontario.


  1. Billy Joel
  2. Tom Waits
  3. Neil Diamond
  4. Randy Newman
  5. Harry Connick Jr

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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