Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Retro Mix Playlist For 4/28/12: Featured artist: The Mamas & the Papas

Featured artist: The Mamas & the Papas (along with other tunes from the 60s and 70s)

6 pm hour

California Dreamin’- The Mamas & the Papas
My Pledge of Love- The Joe Jeffrey Group
The Letter- The Box Tops
Go Where You Wanna Go- The Mamas & the Papas
Mr. Pitiful- Otis Redding
Mustang Sally- Sir Mack Rice
Boy and Girls Together- The Mamas & the Papas
Look Through My Window- The Mamas & the Papas
Itchycoo Park- The Small Faces
Pride and Joy- Marvin Gaye

On the Flip Side:
Somebody Groovy- The Mamas & the Papas (B-side to California Dreamin’)

Another Girl- The Beatles
I Can’t Stop- The Turtles
Monday, Monday- The Mamas & the Papas
Take Time to Know Her- Percy  Sledge
Crosstown Traffic- The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Straight Shooter- The Mamas & the Papas
Good Lovin’- The Rascals
That Kind of Girl- The Mamas & the Papas
Wild Women- The Big Three (a trio which featured a pre-Mamas & Papas Cass Elliot)

7 pm hour

I Saw Her Again- The Mamas & the Papas
Here Today- The Beach Boys
Cold Sweat- James Brown
Free Advice- The Mamas & the Papas
I Was Made to Love Her- Stevie Wonder
In the Land of Make Believe- Dusty Springfield
Words of Love- The Mamas & the Papas
New York’s a Lonely Town- The Trade Winds
Hold On, I’m Comin’- Sam & Dave

In Concert:
I Call Your Name- The Mamas & the Papas (recorded live at the Monterey Pop Festival in June 1967)

Liar Liar- The Castaways
Big Bird- Eddie Floyd
Dancing in the Street- The Mamas & the Papas
Make It Easy on Yourself- The Walker Brothers
When I Was Young- The Animals
Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon)- The Mamas & the Papas
You Baby- The Mamas & the Papas
You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice- The Lovin’ Spoonful
I Don’t Wanna Know- The Mugwumps (a pre-Mamas & Papas group that featured Cass Elliot and Denny Doherty)

8 pm hour

Creeque Alley- The Mamas & the Papas
Love Power- The Sandpebbles
San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)- Scott McKenzie
String Man- The Mamas & the Papas
Orange Air- The Fifth Dimension
Diamonds and Rust- Joan Baez
Dedicated to the One I Love- The Mamas & the Papas
Hitchin’ a Ride- Vanity Fare
Glad to Be Unhappy- The Mamas & the Papas
You Were on My Mind- We Five
Take a Girl Like You- The Foundations
Sing for Your Supper- The Mamas & the Papas Stand by Me- Ben E. King
Lady Willpower- Gary Puckett & the Union Gap
I Can’t Wait- The Mamas & the Papas
Dream a Little Dream of Me- The Mamas & the Papas
Step Out- The Mamas & the Papas

The Retro Mix Video of the Week: Words of Love by The Mamas & the Papas

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Answers to Friday Funday Trivia: Celebrity Yearbook

Before getting to the answers, here are the names of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers this week.

1st place- Michelle: 29 pts
2nd place- Dina: 26 pts
3rd place- Vanessa: 25 pts (making what I believe is her first trip to the podium... good job!)

Considering how difficult this quiz turned out to be, these scores aren't that bad. This is one of those quizzes where it can be hard to identify a particular celebrity; but when you find out the answer, it totally makes sense. I predict there will be a little bit of cussing when some of you see the answers below. :-)

Congratulations to those who made it to the podium and thanks to everyone who played.

1. 2 pts- Oprah Winfrey
2. 2 pts- Jerry Seinfeld (For 2 bonus pts, how many Emmy Awards has this person won for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series?)- none. However, he did receive 5 Emmy noms for in this category (from 1992-1996)
3. 2 pts- Ice Cube
4. 2 pts- Samuel L. Jackson
5. 2 pts- Jennifer Lopez

6. 3 pts- Hulk Hogan
7. 2 pts- Amy Poehler
8. 2 pts- Queen Latifah (For 2 bonus pts, this performer made her big screen acting debut in a film by what director?)- Spike Lee (the film was Jungle Fever)
9. 2 pts- Kanye West
10. 4 pts- Stephen Colbert- Vanessa was the only player to get this one correct!

11. 3 pts- Paula Patton (For 3 bonus pts, this performer is the daughter-in-law of what former sitcom star?)- Alan Thicke, who co-starred in Growing Pains. Paula is married to Alan's son, singer Robin Thicke... lucky bastard!
12. 4 pts- Alice Cooper- nobody got this one correct.
13. 2 pts- Snoop Dogg
14. 2 pts- Sigourney Weaver
15. 6 pts- Russell Brand- nobody got this one correct.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday Funday Trivia: Celebrity Yearbook

This week's quiz features 3 montages of 15 celebrity yearbook pictures. You have to correctly identify the celebrity. To enlarge the montages, click on them. Below the montages are the point values for each photo set (40 pts total).

If you are a Friday Funday Trivia virgin about to be touched for the very first time, please read the following rules before playing. 

* The game is pub style so looking up the answers, using friends/family/co-workers, etc. for help,  is not allowed.

* Unless I ask for the correct spelling, you won't lose points for any misspellings as long as I can decipher your answer. If I have no idea what you mean, I'll email you for verification. If I don't hear from you, your answer will be marked as incorrect.

* If you are the only player to correctly identify a photo, you earn 5 bonus points. The first player to submit their final answers to me will earn 2 bonus points. 

* Please do not post your answers in the comments section. Instead, send them to no later than Friday night (4/27) at 11:59 PM EST. The answers will be posted on Saturday, April 28th

Not an official rule: If you have no clue, feel free to come up with an intentionally funny answer. Although you won't get credit for a correct answer, you'll get a thumbs up from me for originality, execution, and showmanship. What can I say, I love to be entertained and I'll take it any way I can get it!

Have fun and good luck!
1. 2 pts
2. 2 pts (For 2 bonus pts, how many Emmy Awards has this person won for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series?)
3. 2 pts
4. 2 pts
5. 2 pts

6. 3 pts
7. 2 pts
8. 2 pts (For 2 bonus pts, this performer made her big screen acting debut in a film by what director?)
9. 2 pts
10. 4 pts
11. 3 pts (For 3 bonus pts, this performer is the daughter-in-law of what former sitcom star?)
12. 4 pts
13. 2 pts
14. 2 pts
15. 6 pts
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