Encore Question of April 16th, 2005.
Played at the Frog & Firkin in North York Ontario.
Tonight I'm playing with two boards as ROCKET and LITBOX with Sean METLCA and Rob COSMO and as PLBAAB (signing on as he expected Phil to arrive in time). Unless I know the Encore answer for sure, I'm going to split my boards after the last month or so of narrowing it down to a 50/50 guess.
My game so far had gone like this: TuneUp...ROCKET...4500/5000...4th/8...LITBOX, COSMO and PLBAAB win round. ..........LITBOX...5000/5000...1st/8. I split on one answer and need help on one other. OnBeat...ROCKET...13000/14000...2nd/8...METLCA wins round and has lead with 14000. ..........LITBOX...12500/14000...5th/8. I go 8 for 9 and was pleased because I had been to two soccer games this week including one this afternoon and the write-ups cut into my web-surfing for music news. I didn't get the question on 'Natalie' having a number 1 song but METLCA guessed it right. JukeBox...ROCKET...18361/20000...5th/8...my two boards win round. ...........LITBOX...18861/20000...2nd/8. The templates for the categories were from last week although the questions were on completely different subjects. Voting for 'Songs of 2000' drew a question about some song on a 1979 album. Triviaoke...ROCKET...22078/28000...5th/8...OLDUDE wins round. .........LITBOX...22557/28000...3rd/8. I took two -250s and switched to two answers at the last second to avoid two more wrong thanks to Rob and Sean. They helped me avoid a complete disaster.
Now the Encore answers come up. Imaginary place names? Time to think of the artists that sing these songs.
Encore Question:..."Hey Mama look at me, I'm on my way to the promised land" said the lead singer on:
I don't know this. I've pitched out '5' as I know this Beatles song well. I was thinking '4' was an old folk song (nope Metallica classic). I mentioned that '1' was by Talking Heads. One of them mentions 'Guns N' Roses' which would be '2' so I put a board on that. My other one I put on '1' but was looking more for a Led Zeppelin song. Hmm I'll switch my '1' answer to '3' for the AC/DC classic. I can't remember more than the chorus on any of these songs beyond '5' (not '4' at all). I didn't hear what the Rob and Sean were saying about Metallica but said something about AC/DC at about the time I was thinking of the most Led Zeppelinesque band. OK. Hmm. Even with splitting I've still only covered 50% of the answers. Another triviaoke round question and I'd done poor enough on them tonight...
Correct Answer:....3.. Highway To Hell
[NTN Extra Fact:...No stop signs and no speed limit can slow down AC/DC on this heavy metal classic.]
I'm right on my lower ranked ROCKET board and win with 33117. I finish 4th in all North America. The bar finishes 347th as everyone in the bar misses the correct answer. I found that hard to believe I won as I thought Rob would split his boards. I earn 3000+ points (on ROCKET only for meeting this week's 17000 standard, LITBOX earns only 1500+). [ntn.com moves our bar up to 74th out of 1698 with an average of 15718].
To finish 4th in this game with that modest score proves the Encore questions have become too difficult. I expected I wouldn't make the top 20 because there'd be enough metalheads out there that could sing along with every word. There's plenty of other bars have their players split the Encore answer as I've read on the Playback message board.
My other theory makes sense though although I didn't use it again this week. AC/DC were in the news with the release of their DVD video collection "Family Jewels". That song would definitately be on here. Just like Faith Evans with a new album last week meaning the quizmasters would go back through her catelogue for a question. There I was again last week in the electronics store looking through the 'What's New' bin (really scouting for the OnBeat round). If I could think of that in the thirty seconds of the Encore round, I could have made a suggestion.
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank ntn.com rank METLCA 23047 x 11524 259 1526 COSMO 22981 x 11491 260 1533 LITBOX 22557 x 11279 265 1574 PLBAAB 22359 x 11180 267 1590 ROCKET 22078 x 33117 4 19 BERGIE 14629 x 7348 2248 2581 OLDUDE 14629 x 7315 2283 2593 MADDOG 10471 x 5236 4476 3699 [ntn.com listed 7861 players]
I had another group of friends playing up at the bar which is where I usually sit rather than the restaurant part. I hadn't seen these Rob or Sean for months and it turns out the weeks I missed coming here because of being sick or doing something else, were the nights they came out.
Richard BERGIE, Bill MADDOG, and Brian OLDUDE were at the bar. I came over a few times to rave on to Brian the soccer coach about how good the Canadian U-17s were this afternoon against Scotland in their game. That's where I was earlier today.
Other games:...I start the evening with ROCKET at 3,183,000 P+ points and LITBOX at 990,000.
7:30pm...Countdown...ROCKET...1208/15000...7th/8...500+ points...bar is 17th in NA with an 84xx average.
.........LITBOX...1208/15000...7th/8...500+ points...I'm here in time for the last two questions...METLCA wins.
8:00pm...Countdown...ROCKET...10657/15000...7th/9...1000+ points...I'm 63rd in NA...bar is 1st in NA with a 12107 average.
..............LITBOX...10637/15000...8th/9...1000+ points...I'm 64th in NA...OLDUDE wins and is 7th in NA.
8:30pm...Tuned In Countdown...ROCKET...11803/15000...1st/8...1000+ points...I'm 241st in NA.
..............LITBOX...11764/15000...2nd/8...1000+ points...I'm 252nd...bar is 158th.
Two Simpsons questions this week. Nope none of us get them. I got lots of help on the other questions though.
9:00pm...Playback (see above).
10:00pm...RetroTV Countdown...ROCKET...13851/15000...1st/8...1000+ points...I'm 32nd in NA.
............LITBOX...13851/15000...1st/8...1000+ points...I'm 32nd in NA...bar is 11th in NA with a 13185 average.
lots of help this game too.
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