May 29, 2009

5/29 Lyrical Pursuit Lyrics

I was trying to find something truly awful for today's back of the box and I think I have succeeded. This one is guaranteed to stick in your head for days.

(See rules/intro here.)

it's a world of laughter, a world or tears

its a world of hopes, its a world of fear

No E ticket rides for cheaters.
Keith wins!

It's a Small World by those wonderfully life like puppets at Disney

May totals: Stephen 21, Keith 10, Victor 6, Nic 5, Spork 1

Stephen wins May with 21 points.

I would like to thank everybody for playing and hopefully we will be able to do something like this again.

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May 27, 2009

I Feel Your Pain

The comments. They are an issue. My own comments get rejected about 75% of the time. I go to respond to another comment, and my own comment errors out. I get annoyed, leave, and forget to come back to try again later. Or figure it wasn't that important anyway.

So. This is a problem when trying to play a game with comments. I understand this.

While I contemplate my options, Lyrical Pursuit will go on hiatus. Pete will finish up May, of course, and after that? Not sure at this point.

If you have any feedback, I'd love to hear it. Whether through the comments or through e-mail.

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5/27 Lyrical Pursuit Lyrics

Lets get funky

(See rules/intro here.)

The clothes she wears, the sexy ways,

make an old man wish for younger days

She knows she's built and knows how to please

Cheaters will be forced to watch all of the confirmation hearings on C-span.

Clue #1: Many of their hit tunes were written or co-written by Walter "Clyde" Orange, the original lead singer
Clue #2: This is the one hit from their funk era that scored big. It reached #5 in the U.S
Clue #3: Thirty six, twenty four, thirty six
Clue #4: Lionel Richie was the lead singer on this song about a hot woman.

Spork Wins!
Brick house by the Commodores
May totals: Stephen 21, Victor 6, Keith 5, Nic 5, Spork 1

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May 25, 2009

5/25 Lyrical Pursuit Lyrics

It is the memorial Day edition of Lyrical Pursuit. Take a moment to remember all who gave their lives to preserve and protect our freedoms.

(See rules/intro here.)

Trained to live off nature's land

Trained in combat, hand-to-hand

Men who fight by night and day

Cheaters will have to clean the all the grills.

Clue #1: John Wayne starred in a movie with a similar name.
Clue #2: It is one of the very few songs of the 1960s to cast the military in a positive light and yet it became a major hit, reaching number one on the Billboard Charts for five weeks in 1966
Clue #3: Elite army unit
Clue #4: The song was written by Robin Moore and Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler while the latter was recuperating from a leg wound suffered as a medic in the Vietnam War

Victor Wins!
Ballad of the Green Berets by Robin Moore and Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler. I'll be charitable and give Victor the 2 points.

May totals: Stephen 21, Victor 6, Keith 5, Nic 5,

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May 22, 2009

5/22 Lyrical Pursuit Lyrics

Ah Friday afternoon before a long holiday weekend. You thought I forgot but you are wrong. Here it is, the storm before the calm. It's back of the box with stolen music.

(See rules/intro here.)

Ice is back with my brand new invention

Something grabs a hold of me tightly

Flowin like a harpoon daily and nightly

Will it ever stop?

Bonus points for knowing group and song of the sampled melody.

No bbq for cheaters

Stephen wins

Vanilla Ice
Ice Ice baby

Sampled from Queen's Under Pressure.

May totals: Stephen 21, Keith 5, Nic 5, Victor 4

Who performed with Queen on Under Pressure for 5 more points

Stephen picks up the extra bonus for 5 more points by knowing it was David Bowie with Queen on Under pressure.

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May 20, 2009

5/20 Lyrical Pursuit Lyrics

This was a rocking song with a retro sound.

(See rules/intro here.)

Well, you look at me once, you look at me twice,

You look at me again there's gonna be a fight

Navy Seal teams have been deployed to deter cheating.

Clue #1: 3 piece rockabilly band formed in 1979
Victor Wins!
Stray Cats
Rock this Town

May totals: Stephen 6, Keith 5, Nic 5, Victor 4

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May 18, 2009

5/18 Lyrical Pursuit Lyrics

This one is listed as being released in 1987 but it seems like it was earlier.

(See rules/intro here.)

I don't know where I'm goin

but I sure know where I've been

hanging on the promises in songs of yesterday.

Cheaters will be thrown under the bus.

Well hell I figured this one would be cracked in minutes. If someone does't get it after this clue it is time to rethink the whole lyrical pursuit thing.
Clue #1: The Video became memorable due to actress Tawny Kitaen's appearance wearing white lingerie.

Nic gets it by guessing White Snake, Here I Go Again.

May totals: Stephen 6, Keith 5, Nic 5

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May 16, 2009

Eye on the Prize

There seems to be some general malaise up in here--I'm feeling rather malaisey, myself--and Lyrical Pursuit is not getting the participation it should. I mean, here it is with half the month gone and the score is 5 to 5? What is that? I don't think you all appreciate what is at stake here.

What is at stake here is a prize. Not just a Slinky or some Hawkeye crap, either, but something so much better. Something so much...cheesier. Just in time for D-Day, the May prize winner will get this:


Yes, it is a Beanie Baby. But not just any Beanie Baby: it is "Hero" the Beanie Baby.

Now get in there and play to win, people! Hero wants to come live with you and sit on your desk as a proud little trophy. Yes, he does. And you want that, too.

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May 15, 2009

5/15 Lyrical Pursuit Lyrics

Yes I am late this morning so lets get right to it. Back of the box, horrible song, yadda yadda yadda. Y'all know the drill

(See rules/intro here.)

She sits alone waiting for suggestions

He's so nervous avoiding all the questions

His lips are dry, her heart is gently pounding

No cheating blah blah blah...

No one?? Wow I thought this one would be quite easy.
Clue #1: The song was criticized by many in the rock press as a betrayal of the artist's blues-oriented rock roots due to its disco-like arrangement
Clue #2: Carmine Appice,who played drums on this song, tells the story behind the song: "This was a story of a guy meeting a chick in a club. At that time, that was a cool saying.
Clue #3: The artist ended up with the nickname 16oz Rod for a while due to some weird rumors.
Clue #4: He joined the Jeff Beck Group as vocalist, where he first played with Ronnie Wood.

Stephen Wins.
Artist: Rod Stewart
Song: Do You think I'm sexy

May totals: Stephen 6, Keith 5

We have a serious prize up for grabs now so I expect to see the competition heating up

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May 13, 2009

5/13 Lyrical Pursuit Lyrics

Big MTV favorite here, who remembers this one?

(See rules/intro here.)

Quick as a flash you disappeared into the night

Did I hurt you boy?

Didn't I treat you right?

Resist the urge to google.

Clue #1: She has a bodacious set of ta-tas
Clue #2: The song could have been used for a soft porn sound track.
Clue #3: European alternative band The Hot Stewards covered the song for their 2007 album Cover Up.
Clue #4: George Michael wanted your sex, She wanted something else in this song.

Once again no winners. It was Samantha Fox (not the porn star) - "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)"

May totals: Keith 5, Stephen 5

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May 11, 2009

5/11 Lyrical Pursuit Lyric

I had a fun trip last night driving to Washing DC for training. I forgot to bring my CDs so I had to channel surfing. There is some fun and strange music playing on a Sunday evening. Like a jazz version of Ode to Billy Joe or the metal version of Careless Whisper. I got to listen to Alice Cooper's show for a bit and I was treated to the syndicated show, Flashback, which I haven't heard in 15 years. All in all it was a good ride.

(See rules/intro here.)

So you try

Try to stay in the middle

And then you cry

Well, you cry just a little

Cheaters will be forced to watch C-Span for 24 hours straight.

Clue #1: Alan Parsons was the engineer for their first album and the producer on their second
Clue #2: The song is from their 3rd album, which was released in 1978, Life Beyond LA
Clue #3: In 1982 Bruce Hornsby joined the band for a short time.
Clue #4: The band is named for the ancient Greek mythological drink of the gods.

Once again there was no winner. I guess I have to go back to all the early MTV stuff.

How Much I Feel by Ambrosia was the correct answer.

May totals: Keith 5, Stephen 5

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May 08, 2009

5/8 Lyrical Pursuit Lyrics

More rain here today so I have to dig this one out of the back of the box. Enjoy

(See rules/intro here.)

All the ladies were treatin' me right

Movin' my feet to the disco beat

how in the world could I keep my feet?

Cheaters will be removed from the ark

Stephen Wins - Rick Dees - Disco Duck.

May totals: Keith 5, Stephen 5

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May 06, 2009

5/6 Lyrical Pursuit Lyrics

Ok, we are on what seems like day 20 of nonstop rain here in Music city. So lets do a marathon of rain songs.

(See rules/intro here.)

I thought the morning would rescue me

But the rain keeps falling endlessly, endlessly

Cheaters will not be allowed to board the ark

Clue #1: His music is notable both for his unusual voice, which has been compared to that of a 40 year old blues veteran and for his guitar solos.
Clue #2: He started playing the guitar at the age of twelve
Clue #3: Still nothing? At least it is not raining here yet today

I guess I have to stay away from the Blues with you guys.
Clue #4: His birth name is Jon Gordon Langseth, Jr.

Once again there is no winner. This was Jonny Lang's Still raining.

May totals: Keith 5

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May 04, 2009

5/4 Lyrical Pursuit Lyric

(See rules/intro here.)

Gotta put your arms around me

With every bit of your love

If you know what to do, I'll make love to you

The UN has passed over 400 declarations on cheating

Clue #1: their song "Mechanical World" lists the playing time as "very long"
Clue #2: Led Zepplin opened for them in 1968-69
Clue #3: They were offered a spot right before Hendrix at Woodstock but turned it down.
Clue #4: I got to admit I thought some would have a line on this much faster
Doesn't look like any one knows tha it is Spirit performing "I got a line on You"

May totals: Keith 5

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May 01, 2009

5/1 Lyrical Pursuit Lyric

I work right down the street from the Grand Ole Opry and I noticed that this performer is going to be there at the end of May. I hope that he doesn't play this "classic" from the back of the box

(See rules/intro here.)

Now, when I die,

now donít think Iím a nut,

donít want no fancy funeral,

Cheaters will be cursed

Keith Wins!

Steve Martin performing King Tut. He is about to release a new album of banjo music. From his site.

After that, itís on to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville to perform with Vince Gill on May 30. My banjo album, The Crow, will be released on Rounder on May 19th, and there might be a surprise TV appearance about the same time. Iíll keep you posted.

May totals: Keith 5

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