Winter Solstice Quiz (prize to be awarded)

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Winter Solstice Quiz (prize to be awarded)

Postby Richard + Jela » Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:22 am

Today, 21st December, is the shortest day and longest night in the year.

This quiz comprises lyrics from Ellis' songs which feature the night and your task is to place the lyric with the title of the song it appears in.

The first person to answer all the questions correctly will win an autographed (by Ellis, of course) copy of the Dragonfly Races

Good Luck!


1. A cloudless night, the moon is high

2. They’re rioting in the capitol tonight

3. He’s patrolling the sidewalk on the graveyard beat

4. The whole industry will judge him come academy night

5. We had moved in just November, the first night, remember

6. Jimmy fell down through the darkness

7. I’ve watched them mend their fences, make their love all night

8. Now I’m a night person

9. Gazing at the midnight sun

10. In the cover of night you’re asking the stars to stay

11. Your voices keep me up all night

12. So tonight I plan on clearing my mind

13. She ain’t worth the midnight

14. Two out of step dancers content in darkness to hold

15. In hindsight its been a long night

16. The calendar’s marked six Friday night

17. In my mind, I see a lifetime of tonights

18. Sometimes in the dead of night

19. It’s the late night shift at Wilson’s mini mart

20. And when night time came the skyline just swallowed the moon

21. There is nothing to do in this town at night



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Postby KarenZ » Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:49 am

Jela,

Awesome quiz! I have to admit I stumbled on #1! Can't wait to see who our winner will be! :)

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Postby paddyinthepub » Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:26 am

Great trivia question, Jela....thanks for the fun, and prize offering , too.

I'm stumped on a few myself...I do like the fact that you have 21 song titles to mark the occasion of winter solstice on the the 21st.

I'll try to get an answer in sometime today, afterall:

"we may not get another Friday night" :wink:
"once we're inside, it's a carnival ride" ~ ellis paul
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Postby AndaleOrbea » Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:23 am

Dear Jela:
This is a great quiz - I had trouble with a bunch of them, and it's no surprise that these are some of the best. Self Portrait is one of my favorites. Thanks for the fun! EP does a lot of songs about change, too - I wonder if a similar quiz would be fun too.
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Postby wendy » Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:26 am

Excellent quiz, Jela!
My brain is too fried to attempt this now, but I'm looking forward to seeing the submissions.

Happy Solstice to all!
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Postby paddyinthepub » Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:07 pm

Looking at the list....w/o browsing lyrics... I have 17 out of 21. :oops:
"once we're inside, it's a carnival ride" ~ ellis paul
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Postby Elaine » Sat Dec 22, 2007 1:48 am

1. Marc Chagall
2. Washington, DC 5/91
3. Take Me Down
4. River
5. Home
6. Eighteen
7. King of Seventh Ave (the tricky one)
8. Rollaway Bed
9. Alice's Champagne Palace
10. If You Break Down
11. Self Portrait
12. Last Call
13. She Was
14. Don't Breathe
15. Blizzard
16. When We Begin
17. Friday Night
18. Speed of Trees!
19. Bad, Bad Blood
20. Midnight Strikes Too Soon
21. Look at the Wind Blow

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Postby Richard + Jela » Sat Dec 22, 2007 4:26 am

Elaine - Congratulations you are the winner!

Well done. PM KarenZ with your snail mail address and she'll arrange for the signed CD to be posted to you. She will be getting it signed over the New Year concerts at Passims so you'll have a super package landing on your doorstep in 2008.

Thanks so much for participating - 'King of Seventh Avenue' is one of my favourites so I had to get that one in the quiz even if it did prove a little tricky for you.

Thanks also to the rest of you who posted such nice comments and Paddy sounds like you were very close to getting them all - better luck next time.

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Postby KarenZ » Sat Dec 22, 2007 9:04 am

Congratulation, Elaine! I knew I'd wake up to a winner (rather than frost on the window)! ;)

Thanks again Jela! :)

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Postby paddyinthepub » Sat Dec 22, 2007 12:30 pm

Congratulations, Elaine.....enjoy the autographed prize copy of "The Dragonfly Races"

Nice trivia. That list of 21 songs would make a nice mix tape.

Thanks Jela. :D
"once we're inside, it's a carnival ride" ~ ellis paul
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