The show must go on. Scraps may be temporarily out of action, but the rest of the Popdose staff is picking up the slack and carrying on with Name That Tune in the hopes that our efforts come remotely close to the lofty standards he set for us all.

The Rules:

  • MAXIMUM THREE GUESSES between updates of the list, to give everyone a chance to play. An update of the list is when I post the entire list of correct guesses with the words “OFFICIAL UPDATE.”
  • While IÁ¢€â„¢m not going to be a stickler for spelling and punctuation, you must guess the correct musician and song title to a close approximation.

How the game is played: I have uploaded twenty-three very brief song clips. Most of the songs are well known, though for the sake of this game (which will make sense once you’ve started playing), some of them are obscure. The clips are drawn from a variety of styles and decades. ItÁ¢€â„¢s likely that youÁ¢€â„¢ll find a few of them instantly recognizable, while a few others you wonÁ¢€â„¢t know at all (but other people will, and you can’t hold it against them). There is no puzzle song this week, sorry. There is also no acrostic this time, however the clips all have something in common. I do not suspect it will take you long to figure out what this weekÁ¢€â„¢s theme is. Heck, you might be able to guess it without listening to a single track.

And here are the clips:

  1. clip 1
  2. clip 2
  3. clip 3
  4. clip 4
  5. clip 5
  6. clip 6
  7. clip 7
  8. clip 8
  9. clip 9
  10. clip 10
  11. clip 11
  12. clip 12
  13. clip 13
  14. clip 14
  15. clip 15
  16. clip 16
  17. clip 17
  18. clip 18
  19. clip 19
  20. clip 20
  21. clip 21
  22. clip 22
  23. clip 23
  24. I suggest subscribing to the comments on the post to more easily follow the progress of the game. Remember — please! — NO MORE THAN THREE GUESSES between updates of the list. Have fun!

(As a reminder, if you have the means to do so and haven’tÁ‚ already, please consider making a donation towards Scraps’ medical care — although his condition is improving, he still has a long road ahead and no health insurance. Á‚ Thank you!)

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David Medsker

David Medsker used to be "with it." But then they changed what "it" was. Now what he's "with" isn't "it," and what's "it" seems weird and scary to him. He is available for children's parties.

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