Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Results GQ3: Mexican Standoff - Round 7

Let's get down to bidness. The songs were:
  • Song 171: Journey - Don't Stop Believin'. For whatever reason, AOR/Classic Rock legends Journey haven't gotten much love outside of the US. With that in mind, imagine the unbridled joy I experienced when some of y'all actually managed to find this one. Teh awesome.
  • Song 172: Iron Maiden - Run To The Hills. This song both kicks and hauls ass at more than 180 bpm. I don't know if it's obvious, but I really enjoy playing this song, and I've done it many a time. The bass part isn't quite Steve Harris, but it's a galloping, rumbling lower frequency presence, so there.
  • Song 173: Iron Maiden - Wasted Years. My favorite Iron Maiden song bar none. Also one of the Iron Maiden tunes you can play without having a semi-pro backing band, provided you know how to alternate pick pretty fast and cope with abrupt start-stop licks. From what's in my opinion the best Maiden album besides Seventh Son and Number Of The Beast.
  • Song 174: Led Zeppelin - Black Dog. I tried to record this one with a Page-esque guitar tone and with Page-like sloppiness. I may have gone overboard with the latter. Still; this was like the fourth song my former band rehearsed when we started out, simply because it was Zep - for instant yet undeserved cred - and because it's simple as crap to play.
  • Song 175: Megadeth - Symphony Of Destruction. Dave's biggest hit, from his best-selling album. Also the first Megadeth tune my former band rehearsed. I strongly suspect that my first attempts at slamming out the heavily muted main riff sounded somewhat weak played by a teenager with a Fender strat through a Peavey Bandit....
Now that the songs have been revealed, here is the Score for Round 7:
  1. Sondre (10 points)
  2. Cathy (8 points)
  3. Marius/Pigeon/Torbjørn (tied at 6 points)
  4. ...
  5. ...
  6. Anders (2 points)
The Total Score
before going into the final round of GQ3: Mexican Standoff now stands as:
  1. Sondre (42 points)
  2. Cathy (41 points)
  3. Anders (32 points)
  4. Pigeon (31 points)
  5. Torbjørn (29 points)
  6. Marius (19 points)
Congrats to Sondre
and good luck with the final round! Much can happen with 11 possible points...

16 comments:

Torbjørn said...

Even if I should acchieve 11 points in the final round, I cannot win.
I can pass Anders, though. I guess that's whats count.

Wilhelm said...

LOL....it appears that you and Pigeon share a common vision, Torbjørn

Torbjørn said...

Should I know this Pigeon, by the way?

Wilhelm said...

...I seriously doubt that you've met him in person, but in some respects you appear to be kindred spirits.

Torbjørn said...

Sounds like a nice guy.

Wilhelm said...

Did I mention that he's french?

Torbjørn said...

Really?
I usually play the french opening. With black, that is.

Wilhelm said...

...sounds like a move which all but guarantees that your chess pieces will run away from the opponent

Pigeon said...

Sounds like a nice guy.

indeed he is.

Ann O'nymous

Wilhelm said...

Moreover, I love the fact that you managed to sneak in an "Indeed" there, Chief.

Anders said...

Thus you managed to sneak in a "moreover", Wilhelm.

Torbjørn said...

I am a big fan of "however".

Anders said...

Hence, you posted a comment about it here.

Anders said...

Oh, and congrats to Sondre and Sondre for wining this round and leading the quiz before the final round.

And to all you others who beat me this round: THANKS FOR NUTHIN'!!!

Wilhelm said...

...look at us comparing our favorite pretentious opening words.

Dollars to donuts anyone else reading this would assume we never were able to hold on to our lunch money

Anders said...

Dollars to donuts anyone else reading this would assume we never were able to hold on to our lunch money

I've started making my lunch at home rather then buying it...
:-D