Jul 19, 2008

The Sound of Music

1.The song tells the story of a pimp-like "afro-gipsy, rastafari" character named Diego who walks into a crowded nightclub at midnight, and the DJ, as he sees Diego walk in, plays the "twelve-o'clock anthem", "the song he desires most", which happens to be the 1979 rap hit "Rapper's Delight" by Sugarhill Gang. Its first verse: "I say the hip hop, the hippie...", pronounced phonetically in Spanish, the way it would sound to someone who does not understand English, becomes the song's chorus. Although technically meaningless and sometimes referred to as gibberish, the chorus is a more-or-less phonetic pronunciation of the first verse almost in its entirety.Which Chartbuster?

Ans.: The Las Ketchup Song

2.They specialized in Andalusian folk music, especially "sevillanas", the most typical and light music of Andalusia. For a number of years, They were known for attending private "jet-set" parties at Marbella.Their name is Spanish for Those from the River, referring to the Guadalquivir or the Guadaira. Which duo am I talking about?

Ans.: Los Del Rio

3. Whose Logo

Ans.: Dr.Alban

4.This is the cover of a smash hit album. Identify and Put Fundaez.

Ans.: Metallica's Load. The cover of the album is original artwork entitled "Semen and Blood III." It is one of three photographic studies by Andres Serrano created in 1990 by mingling the artist's own semen and bovine blood between two sheets of Plexiglas.

5.Homage is played to the iconic dog (Nipper) and gramophone image in the 1999 feature film Wild Wild West where in the 43rd minute a dog resembling Nipper runs to the side of a recently departed character and looks into an ear horn. What is logically wrong with the scene?

Ans.: The film is set in 1869, 30 years before Francis Barraud created Nipper.

6. He earned a Ph.D. from the Columbia University, New York in 1954, submitting a dissertation titled 'Proposals for preparing India's basic education to use audio-visual techniques in adult education'.Who is he?

Ans.: Dr.Bhupen Hazarika

7.Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Kamal Hasan, Jeetendra, Waheeda Rehman, Hema Malini,Tanuja, Sharmila Tagore, Shabana Azmi, Deepa Sahi, Om Puri, Dina Pathak, Mallika Sarabhai Mario Miranda, Mrinal Sen, Bhimsen Joshi, M Balamuralikrishna, Lata Mangeshkar, Narendra Hirwani, S Venkataraghavan, Prakash Padukone, Arun Lal, PK Banerjee, Syed Kirmani, Meenakshi Sheshadri appeared in it. What am I talking about?

Ans.: The video of the song Mile Sur Mera Tumhara, created by Lok Seva Sanchar Parishad and promoted by Doordarshan. It gained a near national-anthem status. (Everyone knows about this thing, why am i blabbering!! ;) )

1 comment:

manu said...

Wow ...what a set of questions it was..
Especially "mile sur mera tumhara" and "semem and Blood "were just fantastic.
after checkin the answers when i googled "semen and blood" i found yet another interesting fact..that:
"Piss and Blood" a work of art by the same artist has been used by the same
band Metallica for their next album Reload.
Waiting for your next set of Questions..
Happy Quizzing