March 30, 2009

*3/30 Lyrical Pursuit Lyric

Ok, last one of the month. Nic has a slim lead, can she hold on for the win?

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From door to door and house to house

Don't you pretend you don't know

What I'm talkin' about

Cheaters will be made the new CEO of GM

Shank wins: It is Jefferson Starship performing "Jane". I was a bit picky because I think that anything done when the band was called simply "Starship" belongs in the back of the box.

March totals: Nic 18, Stephen 15, Keith 10, Victor 10, Shank 5

Nic wins with 18 points!

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March 27, 2009

3/27 Lyrical Pursuit Lyric

Friday is once again upon us and that means it is time for the back of the box edition of Lyrical Pursuit. I dug deep in to the box for this one.

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All I saw were three doors

And the top of her bikini

I made it through the first door

You really don't want to cheat to win a back of the box lyrical pursuit

we have the song, now for the artist
Clue #1: They were an American novelty song studio group, whose lead singer was Richard Monda
Clue #2: "Whos your ____"

Winner !! Nic knows her bad 70s music. It is Chick-a-Boom (Don't Ya Jes' Love It) by Daddy Dewdrop

March totals: Nic 18, Stephen 15, Keith 10, Victor 10

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March 25, 2009

*3/25 Lyrical Pursuit Lyric

Lets try another one hit wonder today.

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I know I've started to think

About leaving tonight

Although nothing seems right

No cheating!

Nothing?? I figured this would be an easy one
Clue# 1: He is considered to be one of the pioneers of commercial electronic music and has been described as the "King of synthpop"
Clue #2: The album had no guitars; instead, synthesizers were fed through guitar effects pedals to achieve a phased, metallic tone
Clue #3: Still nothing? This one is from 1979 so it can't be that it is "too new" for yall
Clue #4: He is not related to Randy Newman.

Winner - Victor picks up another point - Gary Numan performing Cars

March totals: Nic 15, Stephen 15, Keith 10, Victor 10

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March 23, 2009

3/23 Lyrical Pursuit Lyric

This probably qualifies as a "what'd he say?" lyrical pursuit. I remember listening to this one on a 45 single trying to figure out the lyrics.

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FM, AM, hits are clickin' while the clock is tock-a-tickin'

Friends and Romans, salutations, Brenda and the Tabulations

Carly Simon, I behold her, Rolling Stones and centerfoldin

Bonus points if anyone names the other single that the lead singer made famous.

I really don't have to remind you not to cheat, do I?

Clue #1: It was done by a group of studio musicians
Clue #2: your high school might have one of these

I just gave you guys the band. Can't you figure it out?
Clue #3: your family also might have one of these from time to time.
Clue #4: Famous bands do these type of tours

I felt like I was playing the $100000 pyramid instead of Lyrical pursuit

Victor moves up 1 point with Reunion performing "Life is a Rock But the Radio Rolled Me"

March totals: Nic 15, Stephen 15, Keith 10, Victor 9

No tries for the bonus?
Joey Levine was the lead singer. He was a bubblegum music pioneer with "Chewy Chewy" and "Yummy Yummy Yummy" to his credit

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March 20, 2009

3/20 Lyrical Pursuit Lyric

Another Friday and another train wreck of a song. Since it is the back of the box edition of lyrical pursuit I am looking for a specific "artist" for the following lyrics.

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Well if Lady Luck

Gets on my side

We're gonna rock this town alive

Google asks you not to use them to look up this one.

Nothing yet? Damn
Clue #1: This guy was all over the TV a few years ago with this song
Clue #2: Ricky Martin does the legit version

Clue #3 was going to be - In April 2004 Blender magazine named both versions of this song in the list of the "50 Worst Songs Ever" - But Victor beat me to it by correctly guessing "She Bangs" by William Hung for 3 points.

March totals: Nic 15, Stephen 15, Keith 10, Victor 8

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March 18, 2009

3/18 Lyrical Pursuit Lyric

Heard this one on the ride into work this morning.

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Gunter glieben glauchen globen


If you cheat Glenn will blend a puppy

Keith gets the win - Def Leppard, Rock of Ages

March totals: Nic 15, Stephen 15, Keith 10, Victor 5,

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March 16, 2009

3/16 Lyrical Pursuit Lyric

This one is a classic.

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Love of two is one

Here but now they're gone

Cheaters will be forced to listen to the back of the box for a week.

Stephen strikes quickly this morning - Don't Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult.

March totals: Nic 15, Stephen 15, Victor 5, Keith 5

I got the fever and the only cure is more cowbell!!

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March 13, 2009

3/13 Lyrical Pursuit Lyric

Another week has passed and the weekend beckons to us. But we cannot enter the promised land just yet, there is still one last hurdle to over come. Yes it is another crappy song from the 70's. It's the back of the box edition of lyrical pursuit and this one is guaranteed to stick in your head.

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His young and lovely fiancee

From where I stood, I saw she was cryin'

You really don't want to cheat to win this one.
Update: Sorry Nic

Nic (and her sister) wins: It is Billy Don't be a Hero by Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods.

March totals: Nic 15, Stephen 10, Victor 5, Keith 5

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March 11, 2009

The REALLY Important Issues

Play-Doh or Silly Putty?

Also: wire or plastic Slinky?


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3/11 Lyrical Pursuit Lyric

Jen is the inspiration for todays pick. It is a safe bet that this one will not make it on the lite rock overplayed list

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Dead I am the pool, spreading from the fool

Weak and want you need, nowhere as you bleed

No cheating!

Keith Wins! it is Rob Zombie singing (?), Dragula

March totals: Nic 10, Stephen 10, Victor 5, Keith 5

Tune in Friday for an especially poignant edition of Lyrical Pursuit. Guaranteed to bring tears to your eyes.

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March 09, 2009

3/9 Lyrical Pursuit Lyric

Here is another one that has been getting played to death on the lite rock station here in Nashville.

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Like the little school mate in the school yard

We'll play jacks and Uno cards

you shouldn't need Google for this one

I guess I gotta stop picking songs from this century
Clue #1: The singer goes by a single name.
Clue #2: In 2005, she inadvertently urinated on stage during a performance at San Diego's Street Scene festival
Clue #3: She has the same nickname as the former Duchess of York
Clue #4: Big girls don't do this

Not even a guess on the name?? Damn
Clue #5: I doubt that anyone will cry when they see who it is
Good guess by Victor for 1 point. It is Big Girls Don't Cry by Fergie

March totals: Nic 10, Stephen 10, Victor 5

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March 06, 2009

3/6 Lyrical Pursuit Lyric

It's the back of the box edition of lyrical pursuit. I found this description while looking for the lyrics - "It is the perfect song to listen to before jumping off a cliff or waiting for the train to reach the end of the track that you're sitting on". Happy Friday everyone

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left standing in a lurch

In a church with people saying

My God, that's tough, she stood him up refuses to return results for these lyrics, so don't bother trying

Nic strikes quickly this morning. Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan. At least this one doesn't stick in your head like last week's selection. I have a killer one lined up for next Friday.

March totals: Nic 10, Stephen 10, Victor 4

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March 04, 2009

3/4 Lyrical Pursuit Lyric

After last weeks post I was reminded of another song from the same era. This one was a bit more obscure and kind of timely as I had a wreck this morning while driving to work.

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I looked at Earl and his eyes were wide

his lip was curled and his leg was fried.

Ask not of

Guess it's a little too obscure
Clue #1: He is singing about an adventure on a road on the Great Divide.

Victor get it on the second try. It is CW Mcall's Wolf Creek Pass.

March totals: Stephen 10, Nic 5, Victor 4

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March 02, 2009

*Cool as Long as You're Not Required to Visit

An Iowa lady decided to photograph and visit all the Iowa county courthouses, and she has put together a pretty nifty site for them.

It's a cool way to preserve and present history.

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3/1 Lyrical Pursuit Lyric

I know of at least 3 artists for this one, so there are plenty of bonus points to start the month

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I was educated from good stock

When I start lovin' I just can't stop

No cheating allowed

Update: Stephen strikes first
Soul Man - Blues Brothers & Lou Reed
Nic picks up 5 with Sam & Dave. They have the definitive version of it in my book.

Still a few more out there that have done this one

March totals: Stephen 10, Nic 5

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