NTN Encore Question of August 14th, 2010.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York, Ontario.

Headliner:...LEAD SINGERS, over Drummers and Guitarists

Encore Question:...What rock group and its lead singer are mismatched?

Tonight I'm playing as ROCKET and LITBOX with Bill DOGGIE.

Here's how my game went and my comments:
TuneUp...ROCKET...4500/5000...1st/3...my two win round.   
.............LITBOX...4500/5000...1st/3...I go 1 for 2 in guessing.
The LineUp...ROCKET...12500/15000...1st/3.  
...........LITBOX...12500/15000...1st/3.  
I got 8 right out of 10 for a good round.       
Triviaoke...ROCKET...18540/25000...1st/3...ROCKET wins round.    
..........LITBOX...18530/25000...2nd/3...I take at least two -250s.
Opening Act...ROCKET...25290/35000...1st/3. 
................LITBOX...25280/35000...2nd/8...my two win round.
I must have got 7 right for 1000, 0 for +250, 1 for -250, and stayed out of two questions.
Headliner...ROCKET...38540/56250...1st/3.  
............LITBOX...38530/56250...2nd/3.
LEAD SINGERS:...1. Zack de la Rocha was the lead singer of this band:--Rage Against The Machine...2. This former lead singer of 10000
Maniacs went solo in 1993:--Natalie Merchant...3. Maynard James Keenan is the lead singer for this popular band:--Tool...4. Who replaced
Tom Johnson as lead singer and songwriter of The Doobie Brothers?--Michael McDonald...5. "Sledgehammer" was the #1 hit song for Peter Gabriel,
ex-lead singer of:--Genesis...6. Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder was once a roadie for this 'Freaky Styley' band:--Red Hot Chili Peppers...
7. Dexter Holland was the lead singer for which rock group?--The Offspring...8. In 1979 Dead Kennedys lead singer ____________ placed fourth
in San Francisco's mayoral election:--Jello Biafra...9. Tom Chaplin the lead singer for this East Sussex English musical trio:--Keane...10.
Mark Miller is the lead singer for which Country group?--Sawyer Brown

I did OK this round in about the easiest Headliner category of the three choices. The only questions that gave me trouble were question 7 where I had #1 Blues Traveller and realized John Popper was the lead singers and didn't have time to cycle through all the other choices and didn't get to #5 as the corrent answer. I own an Offspring album too. Question 10 was a guess that I did get right as I could only knock out two choices and was thinking it could be The Mavericks. So 9 right out of 10 but where I missed really hurt my bonus points buildup.

Now the Encore betting comes up. Well 50% as usual. We've only got three boards and I can be wrong and still make the point standard. Bill was the guy years ago who encouraged me to always risk 50% when he played as MADDOG.

Answers:

  1. Union Gap--Gary Puckett
  2. Supremes--Diana Ross
  3. Playboys--Gary Lewis
  4. Comets--Bill Haley
  5. Miracles--Buddy Holly

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This question is easy enough. I just have to read through the choices one at a time because I'm dictating the choices into my microrecorder. This question was made even easier by questions earlier in this game. There was a Tune-Up question that was exactly about Diana Ross leaving The Supremes. Then there was a Line-Up question about the Captain & Tenille covering the Miracles song "Shop Around". Also a question about the Buddy Holly song "That'll Be The Day".

Correct Answer:....5. Miracles--Buddy Holly

[NTN Extra Fact:...The Miracles were led by Smokey Robinson and Buddy Holly led The Crickets.]

I'm right and win as ROCKET with 57810. I finish 39th in all North America. The bar is not ranked but then we only have three boards. I earn 3000+ points for meeting the standard of 18000.
(NTN.com lists us as 57th in all North America with a 33,330 average.)

Here's how the rest of the bar did: 
Player	preEncore	Final	Rank	ntn.com rank
ROCKET	38540	5	57810	  39	 112
LITBOX	38530	5	57795	  39	 114
DOGGIE	34030	5	51045	  74	 181
(ntn.com listed 7160 players with 6360 with a positive score)

I not sure where my regular friends were tonight. Rob was on call answer. I expect to miss the next four weeks out at soccer games for the various leagues that I cover for the other half of my web page.

Playing alone and being rusty from missing the last six weeks meant I missed a few 6000 games in the earlier games.

Other games:...notes about Player's Plus points in the next paragraph.
7:30pm...Buzztime...ROCKET...2257/10000...3rd/4...300+ points...I'm 2882nd in NA...BOZO wins.
.........LITBOX...2239/10000...4th/4...300+ points...I'm 2904th in NA...I start at the third question.
7:45pm...Buzztime...ROCKET...7187/10000...1st/3...900+ points...I'm 439th in NA.
.........LITBOX...7157/10000...2nd/3...900+ points...I'm 448th in NA.
8:00pm...Buzztime...ROCKET...5369/10000...2nd/5...300+ points...I'm 781st in NA.
.........LITBOX...5357/10000...3rd/5...300+ points...I'm 793rd in NA...ME wins.
8:15pm...Buzztime...ROCKET...7075/10000...2nd/5...900+ points...I'm 345th in NA.
.........LITBOX...7082/10000...1st/5...900+ points...I'm 347th in NA.
8:30pm...Buzztime...ROCKET...5145/10000...2nd/5...300+ points...I'm 670th in NA.
.........LITBOX...5127/10000...3rd/5...300+ points...I'm 676th in NA...IDUNNO wins.
8:45pm...Tuned-In TV...ROCKET...6200/10000...2nd/5...1000+ points...I'm 675th in NA...ME wins.
.........LITBOX...6194/10000...3rd/5...1000+ points...I'm 677th in NA.
9:00pm...Playback (see above).

I started the evening with ROCKET at 4,676,200 Player's Plus points and LITBOX at 71,700.

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