11 December 2007


Not quite almost impossible

I managed a respectable 37 out of 58 (63.8%, or "Whiz") on Rolling Stone's Almost Impossible Rock 'n' Roll Quiz (via J-Walk). That surprised me, because the questions span the decades, and as is typical for someone like me, my musical tastes and pop-culture knowledge start to peter out around 1995.

Then again, it is Rolling Stone, not exactly the hippest of music magazines anymore. I was also surprised at some of the obscurities I knew, such as who first recorded Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U."

And speaking of oldies, evidence from YouTube and Google Video indicates that Led Zeppelin (with Jason Bonham, son of deceased original drummer John) were in damn fine form yesterday. Check for "Kashmir," "Dazed and Confused," and the opener of "Good Times Bad Times" (always one of my Zep favourites) in particular.

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I'm supposed to be working, but instead, I'm doing an almost impossible quiz! Thanks! I scored 23 out of 58. Not bad for all guesses! I really only knew the answer to 1 (el debarge's who's johnny) and made educated guesses on about 5. The rest were shots in the dark. Looks like I'm not a bad guesser!