Daily Archives: May 3, 2009

Pop Quiz

So you think you know your music? Obsure stuff, minor hits, garage classic, pop one-offs, rarities? Watch Pop-Up Video on vH-1 and say “I knew that“?

Like brain teasers, too, but bored with Sudoku  and crossword puzzles? Disappointed that Rock’n’Roll Jeopardy never made it as a successful series? Not carpooling with friends who play “name that tune”?

Midnight Rambler, host of the Sons Of The Dolls music blog, has a cool contest going. Download a mixtape (okay, it’s a mix disc…technically it’s a mix file!) and see if you can identify the artists and songs. There are twenty-one tracks in Volume One of Jump In My Car…how many can you name? There’s an email link on his page for your submission, so start clicking, and good luck!

Accessories not included with base model.
Accessories not included with this base model.

From the notes posted along with the links, it appears this is the first in a series of mystery mixes he’ll post this year. He started this one on April 29th and will post the results this week (tentatively April 6th), so if you want to play along, click on this link, scroll down and download the mix. (Most gents will also be downloading that artwork as well. Maybe some of you ladies, too.)

There’s no prize beyond the satisfaction that you know your stuff. And hey, even if you don’t…is listening to a good mix such a bad way to start the week? I’ll even give you a blatant clue  to track one…now you only have twenty to go. It’s challenging and it’s fun…good luck!

(UPDATE MAY 7th…Complete solution here. I got 15 of 21 right – artist and title – but that wasn’t good enough to win)

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