NTN Encore Question of January 7th, 2006.
Played at Joe Mercury's Bar & Grill in Toronto, Ontario.
Tonight I'm playing with one board as ROCKET with Rob COSMO, Sean METLCA, and Phil PLBAAB. One Playmaker each is the limit here.
My game so far had gone like this: TuneUp...ROCKET...4500/5000...1st/8...ROCKET and METLCA win round. We guessed about 3 of 4 correct. OnBeat...ROCKET...13500/14000...1st/8...our four boards co-win round. I'm 9 for 9 with thanks to Rob and Phil. Great round. JukeBox...ROCKET...18724/20000...1st/8...ROCKET wins round. Thanks to Rob and Phil on this one. Triviaoke...ROCKET...25569/28000...2nd/8...PLBAAB wins round. METLCA wins round. Thanks to Rob in this round too. I avoid any -250s in this round for the first time in a very long time.
Now the Encore answers come up. Elvis Costello song titles?
Encore Question:..."Well I just don't know where to begin" is the first line of which Elvis Costello song?
Before the question is asked I recognized four of the titles as Elvis Costello songs but didn't know "Man Out Of Time" [turns out it was an Elvis Costello song].
I thought it would be something about matching a song with an album which would have been hard enough for me. This is another Triviaoke question just like last week but I don't have an idea about this one. I can't tell a first line of any of these songs so can't rule any of them out. None of us know this. I pick "Radio Radio" as I think this might sound a good start for Costello to start lamenting about the state of radio programming. We're going to have a massive split here. Rob asks what everyone is choosing and then he picks something else. OK well someone deserves this good score.
Correct Answer:....4. Accidents Will Happen
[NTN Extra Fact:...The song is also the first track on his 1979 album Armed Forces.]
I'm wrong and fall to 4th at 12804 points. I finish 588th in North America. The bar is 669th. I earn only 1500+ points for not meeting this week's standard which I didn't notice at the start of the game. COSMO wins with 37660 points and is 7th on the Network Top 20 in North America. [ntn.com moved our bar up to 50th out of 1558 bars].
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank ntn.com rank METLCA 25667 x 12804 588 1351 ROCKET 25569 x 12785 602 1354 COSMO 25107 37660 7 28 PLBAAB 24542 x 12271 979 1437 HEVY D 17719 x 8860 3487 2243 TCB 15375 x 7688 4348 2704 SLEDOG 14272 x 7136 4754 2933 PUHACZ 12855 19282 212 644 [ntn.com listed 6534 players]
Without help I may just have made 20000 before the Encore. I don't know the words to any Elvis Costello songs beyond the title line so it's not like I feel bad for forgetting them. It must be over 25 years since I've heard the songs. Not a great start for the new year and I can't extend my correct Encore's in a row to five.
When I'm almost ready to leave I see the guys looking over the Karoake song list. "Pick something by Elvis Costello" I say to lucky Rob.
Other games:...I'm visiting so I don't see my P+ points. I also waste two games that I otherwise could have earned 2000+ because I forgot the order of: PIN number first then letters of my regular bar to log in as a vistitor.
8:00pm...Countdown...12667/15000...1st/8...I finish 18th in NA. Our bar is 18th in NA with a 10767 average.
8:30pm...Tuned In Countdown...13369/15000...2nd/9...I'm 15th in NA...bar is 2nd in NA with a 12892 average...PLBAAB wins and is 13th with 13379.
No Simpson's questions this week. It was all oldies this week.
9:00pm...Playback (see above).
10:00pm...Dodge trailer pull ad...I didn't earn 500+ points instead backing Black. They said White won. We had no graphics during this mini-game.
10:00pm...RetroTV...14669/15000...1st/8...1000+ points...I'm 17th in NA...bar is 12th in NA with a 13781 average.
Actually there was a Simpson's question in this game but we knew it easy enough. Rob must have gave me four answers in this game. Great team work tonight.
Next week it's back to The Frog & Firkin.
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