TunesDay: name those bands…

…and win a prize!

Recently I was moving into my new office and decided to do something at least a little interesting on my walls. First I put these together – artistic treatments of my four favorite poets: Eliot, Yeats, Thomas and Charles Wright, who is probably our greatest living versificationist.


For the other wall, I decided to craft a montage featuring my favorite musical artists and bands. Or some of my favorites, I should say – if I’d included everybody I liked either the individual pics would be too small to see or the wall wouldn’t be big enough to hold it all.

My taste being on the eclectic side, I shipped a copy of the image around to my fellow Scrogues with a challenge to see how many they could guess. Some are obvious, some less obvious, and a few are just downright obscure, owing to the fact that our whole goddamned music industry sucks hyena balls. Only one of my colleagues, Mike Sheehan, had the temerity to even try, and he did a startlingly good job. He didn’t get them all, though.

It was at this point that I decided to have a contest. A pdf of the montage is here. Click to open it and name all the bands you can. Whoever names the most wins a copy of Lee Camp’s great new DVD. If there’s a tie I’ll flip a coin, because I have two copies and you can’t have mine.

So name the artists – all 53 of them if you can, and if you’d work your way roughly left to right and top to bottom it would help. Don’t be discouraged if you can’t name them all – I’ll be flat-out stunned if anybody gets more than 45, and you might win with an even lower number. You don’t have to be omniscient, just smarter than the rest of the people who loiter around the lot after closing.

Click the Contact button above to send them to me. Winners will be announced and the prize mailed sometime in the coming week or two, I hope. And no, members of the S&R team, especially those named Mike, are not eligible.



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