NTN Encore Question of April 10th, 2010.
Played at The Squire & Firkin in Etobicoke, Ontario.

Headliner:...LIGHT AND DARK over Sunshine And Rain and Laughter and Tears

Encore Question:...Which 1973 Led Zeppelin song begins with the line "Close the door, put out the light".?

Tonight I'm playing as ROCKET and LITBOX with Rob COSMO, Sean METLCA, and Phil PLBAAB.

Here's how my game went and my comments:
TuneUp...ROCKET...4500/5000...2nd/5...METLCA wins round with 5000.   
.............LITBOX...4500/5000...2nd/5...I go 0 for 1 in guessing.
The LineUp...ROCKET...12500/15000...1st/5.  
...........LITBOX...12500/15000...1st/5...my two boards win round.  
I got 8 right out of 10 for a good round.  I go 1 for 3 in guessing.     
Triviaoke...ROCKET...21050/25000...1st/5...COSMO wins round and helps me get one.    
..........LITBOX...21050/25000...1st/5...I take only one -250 this week for a good round.
Opening Act...ROCKET...26050/35000...1st/5. 
................LITBOX...26050/35000...1st/5...METLCA wins round.
The pound-key round.  I must have got five right for 1000, one for +250, one for -250, and I stayed out of three.
Headliner...ROCKET...38800/56250...1st/5.  
............LITBOX...38800/56250...1st/5...my two boards win round.
LIGHT AND DARK:...1. 'Ray of Light' is a 1998 album by this recording superstar:--Madonna...2. The Darkness released
the 2005 album titled 'One Way Ticket To ____________':--Hell And Back...3.  The box set 'With The Lights Out' boasts
over sixty rare tracks by:--Nirvana...4. Which of these songs is from Pink Floyd's classic album 'Dark Side Of The
Moon'?--Money (from a list of The Wall album songs)...5. 'The Harsh Light of Day' is a 2000 album by:--Fastball...
6. 'The Dark Keys' is a 1996 album by which jazz musician?--Herbie Hancock...7.  This Yankee announcer is heard on
Meat Loaf's 'Paradise By The Dashboard Light':--Phil Rizzuto...8. 'Dark Star' is a ________ song:--Grateful Dead...
9. This Jamaican singer had a mega selling single in 2002 with 'Gimme The Light':--Sean Paul...10. He and Paul Humphreys are
the core of the UK band 'Orchestral Manoeuvers In The Dark':--Andy McCluskey

I get these questions except '6' which killed my bonus points momentum. I guessed Chick Corea on that question. I guessed correctly on questions '5' and '8' for a good round and sort-of knew '3'. Lucky until now but I couldn't help my friends pull up their score as I try to be right before I blurt out an answer.

Now the Encore betting comes up. Well 50% as usual.

Answers:

  1. D'yer Maker
  2. The Rain Song
  3. Dancing Days
  4. No Quarter
  5. Black Dog

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I don't know this. Blah. Haven't we had enough Triviaoke questions this week? If the headliner round was about Led Zeppelin, I might have read up on them. The only songs I know are actually the few singles they issued. 'Oh, oh, oh, you don't have to go' starts D'yer Maker and I know the start of 'Black Dog' but the other three I have no idea about. I can't tell the years apart of their songs so that doesn't help. I put both my boards on '3' but drive Rob away putting his answer on '5'.

Correct Answer:....4. No Quarter

[NTN Extra Fact:...The song is featured on the band's "Houses Of The Holy" album.]
[actually the first four songs were all from that album so knowing the year wouldn't have narrowed my choices.]

The start of soccer season for me is this week so I won't have time to 'study' the headline round for the next seven months. More important than that it's the time when many Saturday nights I won't be playing this game. I'm actually looking forward to taking a break from studying and doing recaps.

I'm wrong but win with my two boards at 19400 points. I earn 3000+ points for meeting the standard of 18000. I finish 375th overall in North America. The bar finished 99th in North America with a 16361 average. (NTN.com lists 1961 bars playing.)

Here's how the rest of the bar did: 
Player	preEncore	Final	Rank	ntn.com rank
LITBOX	38800	3	19400	 375	 652
ROCKET	38800	3	19400	 375	 652
COSMO	31430	2	15715	 580	1035
METLCA	31300	2	15650	 584	1042
PLBAAB	23280	x	11640	1004	1930
ntn.com listed 9119 players with 8297 scoring more than 0.

Other games:...notes about Player's Plus points in the next paragraph.
7:45pm...Buzztime...ROCKET...7593/10000...2nd/5...900+ points...I'm 279th in NA.
....LITBOX...7624/10000...1st/5...900+ points...I'm 271st in NA
8:00pm...Buzztime...ROCKET...8640/10000...1st/5...900+ points...I'm 86th in NA.
..............LITBOX...8640/10000...1st/5...I'm 86th in NA.
8:15pm...Buzztime...ROCKET...5749/10000...2nd/5...300+ points...I'm 821st in NA.
............LITBOX...5779/10000...1st/5...I'm 812th in NA.
8:30pm...Buzztime...ROCKET...6489/10000...3rd/5...900+ points...I'm 447th in NA.
............LITBOX...6495/10000...2nd/5...900+ points...I'm 444th in NA...COSMO wins.
8:45pm...Tuned-In TV...ROCKET...8994/10000...1st/5...1000+ points...I'm 70th in NA.
.............LITBOX...8982/10000...2nd/5...1000+ points...I'm 72nd in NA...the bar is 20th in NA with a 7761 average this game was at least 50% repeat questions.
9:00pm...Playback (see above).

I started the evening with ROCKET at 4,621,700 Player's Plus points and LITBOX at 29,400.

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