Encore Question of April 12th, 2003.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York Ontario.

Answers:

  1. Elvis Costello
  2. Bob Dylan
  3. Pete Townshend
  4. Stevie Wonder
  5. Elton John

Tonight I'm playing with Dougie CRANKY and Nick IAMINU up at the bar. We've only got four boards between us and our scores are trailing well behind with just me able to offer any correct answers.

My game so far had gone like this:
TuneUp...ROCKET...5000/5000...1st/11...my two boards win round.
........LITBOX...5000/5000.
OnBeat...ROCKET...12000/15000...1st/11...my two boards win round.
........LITBOX...12000/15000...7 right and 2 wrong wasn't too bad for not playing with 
current headline music experts.
JukeBox...ROCKET...15935/20000...2nd/12...CRANKY wins round.
........LITBOX...15949/20000...1st/12...I take a rare -250 for the question about the song 
'Ice Cream' which I called Tori Amos before the answers were even displayed then
didn't bother following up.
Triviaoke...ROCKET...20074/28000...2nd/11...LITBOX wins round.
.........LITBOX...20099/28000...1st/11...I needed the last answer Sophie B Hawkins to make 
20000.  There were about three songs I recognized from other games over the last 
months that I know I got wrong the first time they offered them but got high points this
time.

The Encore answers come up. I have a feeling I should be able to get this...

Encore Question:...This rock legend's last name was taken from his mother's maiden name:

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Yeah I've read this before in the five line biography in my music book. I say it's Elvis Costello and can give his 'real' name. Are we in? Now let's try to rustle up a fifth player. I approach a table of four players and expand on my logic. "We're going with '1'. His name is Declan MacManus and his mother is Irish, Elvis Costello". Frantic button pushing gets them the answer. I come back and think I could have pitched out all the other singers except Pete Townshend who never changed his name.

Correct Answer:...1. Elvis Costello

[NTN Extra Fact:...We don't need to tell you the origin of his first name.]

I'm right and win with LITBOX at 30149 and ROCKET at 30111 points. I finish 693rd and 704th in North America. The bar is 597th. [The NTN.com site upgrades us to 48th of the 2144 bars]. I earn 3000+ Players Plus points for meeting this week's 17000 standard.

"What happened Nick?", "I thought it was time to register our bet". Arggh. I can only tell them the right answer. Another right answer would have moved us up a few hundred bar spots. It was easy to figure out who must have been at that table. Some of the players had left during Triviaoke but their scores showed anyway.

Here's how the rest of the bar did: 
Player	preEncore	Final 	Rank	NTN.com rank
LITBOX	20099		30149	 693	 141
ROCKET	20074		30111	 704	 143
CRANKY	16508		24762	2356	 397
IAMINU	14652	x	 7326	7738	4083
HOAX	12016	x	 6008	????	5046
SB	10854	x	 5427	????	5614
WOLF M	 9928	x	 4964	????	6019
BUDDY	 9768		10745	6683	2500
SAME	 8783		13175	5932	1901
DEB	 7120		10680	6703	2525
SUNNYE	 3995		 5193	8467	5829
AAAAAA	  138	x	  69	9978   10742  of 10788 players	

Other games:...I start the evening with 2,521,000 P+ points for ROCKET and 373,500 for LITBOX. 7:30pm...Countdown...628/15000...6th/6...500+ points...I'm 9528th in NA...bar is 872nd...I'm here in time for the last two questions.
8:00pm...Countdown...ROCKET...10773/15000...2nd/10...1000+ points...I'm 1997th in NA...bar is 558th.
........LITBOX...3266/15000...6th/10...500+ points couldn't make 4000 when I signed on with five questions to go...I'm 7573rd in NA.
8:30pm...RetroTV Countdown...ROCKET...11803/15000...2nd/12...1000+ points...I'm 564th in NA...bar is 5th in Canada with a 10884 average.
...........LITBOX...11791/15000...3rd/12...1000+ points...I'm 573rd in NA...SB wins.
9:00pm...Playback (see above). 10:00pm...Countdown...ROCKET...12741/15000...1st/5...1000+ points...I'm 879th in NA...bar is 806th.
........LITBOX...12728/15000...2nd/5...1000+ points...I'm 888th in NA.
10:30pm...Countdown...ROCKET...11194/15000...1st/4...1000+ points...I'm 529th in NA...bar is 795th.
........LITBOX...11188/15000...2nd/4...1000+ points...I'm 534th in NA.

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