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Intros Quiz Junior Edition AND why Prince can piss off

November 9th, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

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A friend asked me to put together a quiz aimed at a more youthful audience, covering roughly hits from the past five years. I may as well share it here: if the regular visitors don’t their MTV from their VH-1, perhaps their kids might like to have a crack at an intros quiz. Family friendly, I am. (The illustration on the right? A Rolling Stone cover from July 2005, more or less the midpoint of the time period covered by this quiz. That Ms Alba… she isn’t very ugly at all.)

Answers in the Comments section soon.

Intros Quiz 2003-08

(rant about Blogger deletions…deleted)

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  1. Anonymous
    November 9th, 2008 at 21:20 | #1

    “It’s a shame that Prince’s people acted without asking me to remove the offending links. Way to piss off a fan, Prince.”Are they obligated to ask? And how often do you think a friendly request was ignored, or the blogger shot back “How do I know it’s Prince? Prove yer not a TROLL, pal.” You have a great blog. Don’t let a few deletions warp reality. Face it, if somebody took everything you wrote and put it on their own blog and asked for donations, you’d be pissed off. YOUR work and somebody ELSE getting attention or money. That’s what the musicians face and it’s their livelihood, not a hobby.If you saw it happen all over the place maybe you’d be too pressed for time to do more than put through deletion requests. These people are probably so numb they don’t notice if the blogger is a nice guy being supportive or not, which is a shame. Yes, in your case you deserve better, but in many cases, so do they.

  2. Any major dude with half a heart
    November 9th, 2008 at 22:06 | #2

    Fair points and much appreciated, anonymous. If I may offer a respectful rebuttal: I’m seeking to profit and it says on my blog that I’ll take down material as requested. It would take not much greater effort to drop me an e-mail than it does to contact Blogger. And, numb or not, it would the right thing to do. If the record companies are behind the “takedowns”, then they are applying collective punishment, hitting friendly bloggers while going after the pirates. I appreciate that not everybody feels as strongly about that form of justice as I do, but I have no tolerance for heavy-handedness and certainly no inclination of accepting that I should become collateral damage in the war against piracy.The thread deletions have been badly handled. Blogger deserves criticism for its handling, and the artists on whose behalf this was done (if it was done on their behalf) have not been served well by these actions. Prince, in my post, serves as a proxy at whom to level my frustration. And, yes, maybe I’m lashing out in all directions because Blogger won’t say who ordered the deletions.Of course the record industry is not obligated to ask having the appriopriate links removed. The DMCA seems to cover that. At the same time I dispute that they have a moral (and, if other material not referring to their client is involved, possibly even legal) right to have obliterated material unrelated to their client. Besides, I can’t see how one file from a lesser-known Prince album from 1979 is going to deprive Prince of his supper tonight. Is it really necessary to go after bloggers posting that sort of thing? All that presuming, of course, that the “takedowns” were not the work of some loon.

  3. Rol
    November 12th, 2008 at 13:26 | #3

    “Wankbuckets” is my word of the day – thanks, Dude.

  4. The Cheese Knees
    November 17th, 2008 at 19:00 | #4

    Any chance of the answers Duders old chap?

  5. Any major dude with half a heart
    November 17th, 2008 at 19:14 | #5

    Oops. I thought I had posted them already. Apologies. Here goes:1. N.E.R.D. – She Wants To Move2. Fergie – Big Girls Don’t Cry 3. Scissor Sisters – Take Your Mama 4. Natasha Bedingfield – These Words 5. Sara Bareilles – Love Song 6. Linkin Park – Numb 7. The Pussycat Dolls Ft. Will.I.Am – Beep 8. Avril Lavigne – Sk8er Boi9. Plain White T’s – Hey There Delilah 10. Ashlee Simpson – Pieces Of Me11. Amerie – One Thing 12. The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army 13. Daniel Powter – Bad Day 14. 14 Ying Yang Twins – Wait (The Whisper Song) 15. Colbie Caillat – Bubbly 16. Usher feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris – Yeah 17. Counting Crows – Accidentally in Love 18. Eminem – Just Lose It 19. The Killers – Somebody Told Me20. Green Day – Wake Me Up When September Ends

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