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Monday, March 19th, 2012
8:59 pm
For those not following me (shame on you!) on FB, here's the latest Lyrics Quiz.

It's been a little while, so the idea is: Name the song, singer, and link between the songs. Here there are two groups, which are loosely related between them, and closely related within each group. No google, etc. Post your answers, as you get 'em. Yadda Yadda.

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Tuesday, February 8th, 2011
7:57 pm
Answers to the last KWQ
And here's the answers to the last one.

The link was flags, as was identified, and moving across Europe, from Portugal to Russia, border to border. Think of it as international Blockbusters ;)

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7:54 pm
Answers to the last but one KWQ
And here's the answers to one of the two outstanding quizzes. Obviously the link was 'New'

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Friday, January 21st, 2011
9:15 pm
William's back....
As usual, name the song, singer, and the link between them (both for each group, and overall). No google etc.

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Monday, December 20th, 2010
9:04 pm
The King is back in town...
The usual sort of rules- 1-2 lines of songs. Name singer/group and song, and the link between them. No googling etc, as usual.

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Sunday, December 19th, 2010
12:46 am
Answers to the last KWQ
As Mig said, all of them are by people with a profession as their surname/group name (Lehrer being a leatherworker).

1)Once upon a time there was light in my life, now there’s only love in the dark: Bonnie Tyler-Total Eclipse of the Heart
2)I blame you for the moonlit sky, and the dream that died:Tasmin Archer- Sleeping Satellite
3)I’m your Yankee Doodle Dandy in a gold Rolls Royce: Alice Cooper- Elected
4)Read a magazine and then you’re in Baltimore: Glen Miller Band- Chatanooga Choo Choo
5)And don’t you laugh, cos I, oh, I could have been the bandit queen: Juliet Turner- Dr Fell
6)And wondering what dress to wear now: Martha Reeves- Say a little prayer for you
7)What I’ve got they used to call the blues: The Carpenters- Rainy days and Mondays
8)You can take her if you want her, if you think you can.: Judas Priest- Rocka Rolla
9)Twenty-five was the speed limit. Motorcycles not allowed in it: Ike and Tina Turner- Nutbush City
10)The guy who took a knife, and monogrammed his wife: Tom Lehrer-My hometown
Thursday, November 18th, 2010
1:39 pm
Return of the KWQ
As usual 1-2 lines of lyrics from songs, linked by an overaching theme.

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Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
9:13 pm
The usual rules. 1, 2 or 3 lines from a song. Name the song, singer, and linking theme, no googling etc.

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8:54 pm
Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
9:51 pm
And more KWQ
Usual rules, no google etc, name the song, artist, and the linking theme.

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7:11 pm
KWQ answers
From the most recent..

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Sunday, July 4th, 2010
7:21 pm
2nd word?
Aside from Dragon noises 'Arrarrarraarrr', herself has been saying 'Dada' for quite a long time. Assuming she's not referring to the Swiss cultural movement, we're taking that as her first word (although applied to all sorts of things).

Today she added another. 'Meow'.
Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
9:38 pm
Heeeeere's King William
Usualish rules. No googling. Name artist and song, and identify the link between them. There's some slight differences to usual. Firstly, I'm giving a 'clue' lyric. Secondly things are split into two... the first are songs I actually know, and are reasonable to set. The second group may help the real music geeks with the quiz, but I admit I don't know em!

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Monday, June 21st, 2010
9:15 pm
Largely for Kevin
Extracts from the footnotes of Babbage and Lovelace, concerning Swindon and Coffee

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Friday, June 18th, 2010
4:26 pm
Monday, May 31st, 2010
4:42 pm
Hat number 3 has been completed (again) for its happy recipient. This one is a 'stealth panache'... in the sense that stealth means a panache 9 inches across....

The original version was made up a couple of days ago, but having expressed my doubts about its size throughout, when it was completed, ormsweird agreed, "Yep, it is too big, isn't it." So. One rapid bit of hat butchery later, I had the bits available again, and reduced it by two inches, resulting in one new hat. You can see it modelled by our Moose, as well as pictures of Eve modelling hat number 2.

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
5:01 pm
Hot Reenacting
I think we're all (over) paranoid about safety in the SCA, but here's a thought provoking account from a (multi-period) reenactment event in the States.


Now, who precisely thinks it's a good idea to put blank cartridges in a petroleum soaked tent, and then take a naked flame into it?
Saturday, May 1st, 2010
9:48 pm
I'm assuming I am not the only person amongst my rather eclectic readers who adores both the works of Shakespeare, and of Tarantino. I'm therefore sure that someone out there will appreciate this, the text of a lost Shakespeare play, which bears uncanny resemblance to a certain work of Master Quentin....

Julius: Your pardon; did I break thy concentration?
Continue! Ah, but now thy tongue is still.
Allow me, then, to offer a retort.
Describe Marsellus Wallace to me, pray.
Brett: What?
Julius: What country dost thou hail from?
Brett: What?
Julius: Thou sayest thou dost hail from distant What!
I know but naught of thy strange country What.
What language speak they in the land of What?

Thursday, April 8th, 2010
4:24 pm
Of interest?
I've just gotten myself a copy of 'The Anthony Roll' from the Mary Rose Trust (Amazon price 76 quid, Mary Rose price 20 quid+P&P). Rather nice book, tho' certainly not worth 76 quid (more than the archaeology books!). It has 1/2 of a page reproductions (about 65% of original size) of the illustrations of the original roll, and these might be of interest to scribes/illuminators. There is a little bit of script, but not much included, since mostly the book has transcriptions of the text, rather than reproductions.

The reason I'm mentioning this? Well, the copy sent out is missing 8 pages (they're blank) from the text section. I've mailed the Trust, and they're sending out a fresh copy. They haven't said yet if they want the faulty one back (probably not worth it in P&P for them, I suspect!), but if they don't, it'll be available to any illuminators wanting Tudor examples of how Tudors drew ships. (An example of the type is the Mary Rose.... already sunk by the time the roll was finished! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:AnthonyRoll-2_Mary_Rose.jpg )
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010
6:39 pm
Pleasingly nuts
Quite a good song, but an especially Heath Robinson video.

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