NTN Encore Question of June 2nd, 2012.
Played at The Squire & Firkin in Etobicoke, Ontario.
Headliner:...JASON MRAZ over John Mayer and Jack Johnson
Encore Question:...Jason Mraz got some help from people at ____________ in recording one of his songs.
Tonight I'm playing with my two boards with Rob COSMO, Sean METLCA, and Phil PLBAAB.
Here's how my game went and my comments: Tune Up...ROCKET...5000/5000..1st/7...my two boards and RUSTY win. .............LITBOX...5000/5000...1st/7. The Line Up...ROCKET...11000/15000...1st/10. ...........LITBOX...11000/15000...1st/10...I go 6 right and 4 wrong which was pretty bad. My two win with COSMO and maybe a few others. The first six were easy enough including recycling a Headliner question from earlier this month Paul Simon = Mother and Child Reunion but then got the rest wrong. Grammy Gospel winner of 2010? Country album title? Aqua's latest album? etc. Rob had to get a new board and missed out on two questions signing on. Triviaoke...ROCKET...17960/25000...2nd/10. METLCA wins round and takes lead. ............LITBOX...17960/25000...2nd/10. I took only one -250s this week but thanks to Sean getting us two and Rob getting us another. Opening Act...ROCKET...25460/35000...2nd/10. ...........LITBOX...25460/35000...2nd/10. The Pound key round. I figured I must have gone 8 right for 1000, 0 for +250, 2 for -250, and 0 I didn't answer. My two win round with METLCA. Headliner...ROCKET...39710/56250...2nd/11. ............LITBOX...39710/56250...2nd/11...I get nine right and missed Q3. JASON MRAZ: 1. The first big single for Jason Mraz was called:...The Remedy...2. Singer Jason Mraz originally hails from what state? --Virginia...3. The cover of Jason Mraz's debut album shows him sitting on a curb sitting next to a _________:...a rooster...4. What singer/ songwriter won a 2009 Grammy for collaborating with Jason Mraz on 'Lucky'?--Colbie Caillat...5. What was the name of Jason Mraz's 2005 album? --Mr A-Z...6. Which of these is the title of a song by Jason Mraz?--Geek In The Pink...7. The title of Jason Mraz's 2008 hit album is 'We Sing, We Dance, We _____________':--Steal Things...8. In this hit song Jason Mraz sings "I won't hesitate no more no more ________ I'm yours."-- It cannot wait...9. Jason Mraz's 2012 release is an album called '_______ Is A Four Letter Word'.--Love...10. Jason Mraz won a 2009 Male Pop Grammy for:--Make It MineQ1 choices were all 'The Rxxxx' and this was the only song by him. Q3 is the one I got wrong. The picture on Wikipedia I'd looked up earlier today was too small to see. I went with 'a black dog' although I doubted the colour. Otherwise I would have said 'fire hydrant'. Q5 was the only album by him. Q6 glad I saw that title on the long subway ride earlier because it was too dark to read my notes now. Q8 saved by Rob who said before the round that he doesn't know this guy but he'd heard that song. The pattern of answers this round were: 3,3,?,3,4, 2,4,?,4,5.
Now the Encore betting comes up. Well 50% as usual.
I think I know this. He had a live album which I'd written down as 'Live from Schubas Tavern, Chicago,, Motalvo Winery Saratoga California' so I thought that might be some fans singing along in the background. I don't know if Saratoga is near San Diego, his adult home town as I'm not American and I don't know the geography well enough.
Correct Answer:....3. his old high school
[NTN Extra Fact:...His high school's choir helped him record "Song For A Friend" in October 2004].
I've never heard this song. The question didn't even name the song. When I got home I found it on YouTube (not a real video, just the music) over eight minutes and finally at 6 1/2 minutes a choir comes in. It didn't say anything about who they were. Later going through Wikipedia (as his own website didn't get give much info except ordering merchandise), said who the choir was on Song 12 of the Mr A-Z album (which I don't own--I've got his 2008 and the one that came out last month). I couldn't find any story linking that group with his high school until finding another link which said:
Jason Mraz graduated from Lee-Davis High School in Mechanicsville, Virginia. After a brief stint studying musical theater at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, he moved to San Diego. On
that was from The San Diego Reader and was only linked to the Wikipedia page May 20th, 2012. The quizmasters office is in Carlsbad California which is in that county. Do they expect me to get a suscription to their paper? No maybe just guess '3' because three of the first five answers in the Headliner round were '3'.
I'm wrong and stay in second place on my two boards. I earn 3000+ points for meeting the standard of 18000. I finish 171st in the Playback
East district. METLCA wins and places 5th on the 8 spots filled on the Hall of Fame (no one played this game last week).
(ntn.com listed out bar as 23rd out of 1077 with a 19453 average in the Playback East district. Those scores are really low so other bars must have had trouble with the Encore.
I had a long delay getting here. Someone murdered a possible gang member at a crowded downtown shopping mall and wounded quite a few others. The subway was stopped and finally it was decided to restart but to skip the two stations at either end of the mall. I got out to transfer to the westbound subway a few stops before then.
This makes the first time this calendar year I've missed the Encore question. I would have missed it last week if I'd played and once when our bar was cut off the Network and maybe two other times that my friends got me the answer. It still sucks to write up a recap after missing the correct answer especially when I'm so busy in the soccer part of my web page.
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank ntn.com rank METLCA 39750 4 19875 170 232 LITBOX 39710 4 19855 171 235 ROCKET 39710 4 19855 171 235 COSMO 39150 4 19575 178 248 PLBAAB 36210 4 18105 216 291 RUSTY 12520 - 12520 454 --- SQUID 9270 - 9270 793 --- SHANNA 8460 - 8460 1315 993 JED 7490 3 10460 585 746 LS 590 - 590 1350 --- CSTAN -250 - -250 6387 --- (ntn.com listed 2431 Players Plus players with 2186 having a positive score in the Playback East district).
7:30pm...Countdown...ROCKET...6090/15000...3rd/7...500+ points...I'm 2232nd in NA...I'm signed on by the eighth question but the point standard was 8000+.
...............LITBOX...6090/15000...3rd/7...500+ points...I'm 2232nd in NA...SQUID wins...my boards earn five badges each.
9:00pm...Tuned In...ROCKET...7217/10000...2nd/9...I earn 1000+ points...I'm 132nd in NA...COSMO wins.
.........LITBOX...7217/10000...2nd/9...I earn 1000+ points. I'm 132nd in NA.
9:15pm...Speed Freaks...ROCKET...2000/28000...3rd/8...900+ points.
...........LITBOX...2000/28000...4th/8...900+ points...I'm not sure who wins nor my ranking but it took the 20th question to get my second board the extra plus points.
9:30pm...Countdown...ROCKET...11235/15000...1st/10...1000+ points...I'm 389th in NA.
..................LITBOX...11235/15000...1st/10...1000+ points...I'm 389th in NA...I earn 9 badges for each board.
10:00pm...Late Shift...ROCKET...7492/10000...2nd/8...900+ points...I'm 125th in NA...METLCA wins.
............LITBOX...7492/10000...2nd/8...900+ points...I'm 125th in NA...the bar is 17th in North America with a 7392 average.
I won some badges in this game but forgot how many.
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