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Thursday Morning Music Quiz (eazy)

"I pulled in to Nazareth, was feeling 'bout half past dead...."

Good music for a mid-morning. Hrm.... I bet Hayseed Dixie could work up a good version of this song.

It's a fairly easy one, but if anyone wants to play, the first person to correctly identify the title and artist for the song I'm listening to right now can have a point.

[ETA: The point goes to yarbiedoll for correctly identifying the title and original artist (see comments for answer). Bonus points to both bodnej and yarbiedoll for various other pieces of trivia.]

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estherchaya
Feb. 2nd, 2005 03:54 pm (UTC)
Wallflowers - weight lyrics
drmellow
Feb. 2nd, 2005 04:05 pm (UTC)
No point for you!

Even though you got the title correct, you're wrong on the artist. You're young, though, so it's pretty forgivable. Still, no partial credit on this one.
estherchaya
Feb. 2nd, 2005 04:07 pm (UTC)
Robbie Robertson wrote it.

Perhaps you were listening to the Grateful Dead.

Anyway, I think I already earned at least half a point.
drmellow
Feb. 2nd, 2005 04:16 pm (UTC)
No partial credit.

No, I wasn't listening to the Grateful Dead. I was listening to the original artist.

You can still get a point if you can come up with the original artist. And as a special treat, I'll give you a bonus point if you can point out a pretty cool connection between the original artist and your guess of The Wallflowers.
estherchaya
Feb. 2nd, 2005 04:26 pm (UTC)
It appears to have been performed by some group called "The Band" but I've never heard of them.

Sheryl Crow also recorded it, but I'm doubting that she was the original artist. Damn this is hard.

I still think I deserve partial credit. Wasn't it enough that I knew the Wallflowers had recorded The Weight? That's pretty huge for me as I usually know nothing about mainstream music.
drmellow
Feb. 2nd, 2005 04:32 pm (UTC)
No partial credit.

You're too late for the regular point, but the bonus point is still available.

And, FWIW, even though you don't get any points for all of the other information you provided, I am impressed.
yarbiedoll
Feb. 2nd, 2005 04:21 pm (UTC)
If you're thinking of the version that I keep hearing in the new Cingular commercials, I believe it's The Band doing their version of "The Weight".
yarbiedoll
Feb. 2nd, 2005 04:23 pm (UTC)
Oooh! I know the connection to the Wallflowers. But I'll let Karen redeem herself.
estherchaya
Feb. 2nd, 2005 04:28 pm (UTC)
sigh. you win. And I don't know the connection. I didn't listen to anything but classical music until a few years ago, so I'm just excited that I got the Wallflowers and the title before I resorted to google.
drmellow
Feb. 2nd, 2005 04:25 pm (UTC)
And the point goes to yarbiedoll!
estherchaya
Feb. 2nd, 2005 04:27 pm (UTC)
Dammit. I hadn't seen yarbie's comment when I posted mine. Dammit!
yarbiedoll
Feb. 2nd, 2005 04:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I really want the other point, too, but I don't want to ruin it for everyone else. Here's my secret answer, inspired by watching Numbers last night:

JD(FFTW)=BD(OTB's)S
bodnej
Feb. 2nd, 2005 04:34 pm (UTC)
as I just IM'ed to the good doctor...
Jacob Dylan (Frontman For The Wallflowers) = Bob Dylan (Of The Band's) Son
drmellow
Feb. 2nd, 2005 04:37 pm (UTC)
Re: as I just IM'ed to the good doctor...
Regular bonus point to bodnej!
yarbiedoll
Feb. 2nd, 2005 04:38 pm (UTC)
Re: as I just IM'ed to the good doctor...
Hey, Jon - you're good! I give you a point for figuring that one out!
bodnej
Feb. 2nd, 2005 06:57 pm (UTC)
Re: as I just IM'ed to the good doctor...
Well, I've got a lot of practice with those kinds of puzzles.
bodnej
Feb. 2nd, 2005 06:59 pm (UTC)
Re: as I just IM'ed to the good doctor...
and it helped that I knew that Jacob Dylan was the son of Bob Dylan. It's the only possible interesting thing about the Wallflowers :-)
estherchaya
Feb. 2nd, 2005 04:38 pm (UTC)
Re: as I just IM'ed to the good doctor...
sigh.
drmellow
Feb. 2nd, 2005 04:35 pm (UTC)
Surprise bonus point to yarbiedoll for an encoded answer to the bonus point question!!!
yarbiedoll
Feb. 2nd, 2005 04:37 pm (UTC)
OK. It looks like Karen concedes.

Jakob Dylan (frontman for The Wallflowers) = Bob Dylan (of The Band)'s son

Heh. My equation was actually off. Should have been

JD(FFTW)=BD(OTB)'sS

But it's OK. Multiplication works like that. ;)
estherchaya
Feb. 2nd, 2005 07:34 pm (UTC)
I disagree with your correction to the equation here. If, indeed, it should be (OTB)'s, wouldn't that multiply out as Of's The's Band's instead of Of the Band's?

Then again, algebra was never my strong-suit.
walkingman
Feb. 2nd, 2005 10:55 pm (UTC)
The only version I have of this is from the album Rhythm Country & Blues.

Oh - but what a version.

The best song on that album though is the Conway Twitty/Sam Moore version of Rainy Night in Georgia

Excellent album. HIGHLY recommended.
drmellow
Feb. 3rd, 2005 02:36 am (UTC)
That does look like a good ablum. I'm going to have to think about picking it up....
fettman
Feb. 27th, 2005 07:49 pm (UTC)
You've seen The Last Waltz, correct? If you have it on DVD, or if you recall it, is there a special name for the instrument Robbie is playing for the title song at the end of the movie? It looked like a 1,200 string guitar. Ok, not that many... maybe 1,100. LOL!
drmellow
Feb. 28th, 2005 03:49 am (UTC)
Actually, I've not seen it....
fettman
Feb. 28th, 2005 01:38 pm (UTC)
*jaw drop*

j/k... :)>

that guitar was amazing. it looked like it had maybe 20 strings on it and made a sound like it was out of one of the Godfather movies.
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