Category ODDS & SODS

WHAT’S MY THEME #5

Unless there are loud cries of ‘More!’ from the crowd, #5 will be the last in this series. What links these albums? If you think you have the answer, please translate it into Arabic so others an have a crack. Thanks! DIFFICULTY LEVEL: HARD/DIABOLICAL

WHAT’S MY THEME #4

Well, folks, it seems this particular idea doesn’t have legs. Having taken photos for five progressively more challenging editions, however, I intend to push on relentlessly just in case someone out there is a glutton for punishment. What links these albums? DIFFICULTLY LEVEL: HARD

WHAT’S MY THEME #3

After two ‘EASY’ trials, we’ll progress to the next level. What links these albums? DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MODERATE

WHAT’S MY THEME? #2

Another easy one. [This second trial is so I can try ‘holding’ the comments to give folk in different time zones a chance to answer. If I can somehow remove spoilers, I’ll let the comment through immediately.] So, what links these albums? *** *** *** *** LEVEL: EASY

WHAT’S MY THEME?

A new Album Cover Quiz is coming very soon. But first, here is something new. I’ll post some album covers with a connection between them. The task is to discover the theme. Notionally, there are four levels of difficulty: EASY MODERATE HARD DIABOLICAL This debut What’s My Theme? is more a test run than a […]

EUROPE ENDLESS

It’s just another elderly musician gone. Happens so regularly that writing rock obituaries would be a full-time job. So why does the death of Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider fill me with sadness? Actually, not sadness… loss. A electronic hole in the musicverse leaving one man standing. Hütter and Schneider, Schneider and Hütter. Now just Ralf. […]

ALBUM COVER QUIZ #9 — THE ANSWERS

Thanks to everyone who participated in the quiz, either here or via fb. I hope you enjoyed it. Here are the 20 albums. * Frank Zappa – Hot Rats Led Zeppelin – Presence This Mortal Coil – This Mortal Coil The Clash – The Clash White Stripes – Elephant Crowded House – Temple of Low […]

ALBUM COVER QUIZ #9

Here are excerpts—or, as art lovers know them, details—from twenty album covers.   How many of these albums/artists can you identify (by fair means or foul)?   Please don’t list the answers, just your score out of 20     Remember, please just report your score. Not the answers. (Answers in a separate post, here)

GOODBYE WILD THING

I don’t want to appear uncharitable, but how come it misses Donald, glances off Boris, and takes out Tim Brooke-Taylor? In what universe is that fair? Cambridge graduates Bill Oddie (born 7 July 1941), Graeme Garden (born 18 February 1943) and Tim Brooke-Taylor (born 17 July 1940) first performed to a large audience (larger than […]

10 TERRIFIC SONG TITLES

A collection of song titles I’ve enjoyed. Perhaps something to take your head elsewhere… #10 “Existential Revelation in the Circle Pit at Slayer“  The Night Terrors—Back To Zero [EXO Records, 2009] #9 “Sandra’s having her brain out“  The Soft Boys—A Can Of Bees [Two Crabs Universal, 1979] #8 “A Song Of Remembrance For A Time […]