May 01, 2008

It's a New Thing--UPDATED

Okay, we need a little more crowd participation up in here.

I propose a new game.

You agree not to use Google or any other electronic search engines to cheat, and I agree not to call you a dirty cheater. You may, of course, dig through your old tapes and records and not-so-old CDs to try to figure it out.

I'll tally points, and every month we'll have a winner(s) of a cheap prize. You'll need to be willing to give up a mailing address to claim your prize.

So the game will be me throwing out a couple lines from a song roughly whenever/as often as I feel like it. Then y'all guess the artist and song title. The first comment with both the correct artist name and song title will win.


Then without further ado, I present May's first (and May first's) edition of Lyrical Pursuit:

I scream my heart out, just to make a dime
And with that dime I bought your love
But now I've changed my mind

Okay, guess away! And you're on your honor not to be a big, fat cheater by Googling it.

UPDATE 6:20 pm--Apparently the Land of Mu and Nu fell down, go boom. But it's back up now! So anyway, I'm sorry some of you already resorted to Google, because since no one has guessed it, I must begin with the clues.

Clue 1: The artist is a hair band (their hair was spectacular), discovered by Jon Bon Jovi, and named for a fairy tale character.

Clue 2: The album was Night Songs.

Clue 3: Yikes. Looks like I should have picked "Don't Know What You Got (Til It's Gone)" as my song. What a fool I am.

Clue 4: Sheesh. Nobody's getting this?

Okay, I think the point system will work like so:

1. Correct answer before any clues are given=5 points.
2. Correct answer after 1st clue given=4 points.
3. Correct answer after 2nd clue given=3 points.
4. Correct answer after 3rd clue given=2 points.
5. Correct answer after 4th clue given=1 points.

6. If no correct answers are submitted, we universally agree I suck at picking songs. Or you suck at figuring clues.

Posted by Jennifer at May 1, 2008 09:00 AM | TrackBack


Wow. That bites. I couldn't get it so I looked it up. I used to love that song! And apparently I completely forgot the lyrics.

Gotta go back through my casettes now...

Posted by: Jim at May 1, 2008 03:33 AM

Hmm. It wasn't supposed to post this early. I'll have to change that for the future...don't want to give the eastern early-birds the advantage.

Posted by: Jennifer at May 1, 2008 04:49 AM

I didn't really like that song. I'll also admit that I had to be a big fat cheater to remember the who part of the question, partly because the group in question never made much of an impression on me.

Posted by: physics geek at May 1, 2008 08:46 AM

But if you post later it'll give the Western worm sparing folks the advantage because the up and at em Easties will all be at work.

I say screw the West.

Posted by: Jim at May 1, 2008 07:29 PM

Wow. I gotta wait for the clues next time. I would have nailed that now.

Posted by: Jim at May 1, 2008 07:52 PM


Posted by: pete at May 1, 2008 09:03 PM

That is an artist, but you need an artist and a song title.

Posted by: Jennifer at May 1, 2008 09:06 PM

Aw, man, I wish I'd checked your blog before the clues. Its Cinderella, Nobody's Fool.

Posted by: DaleC at May 3, 2008 06:40 PM