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Post by tomsakic » Tue Sep 20, 2005 9:17 pm

... but I do remember also "to_, a spromised"! I checked all my books and any of the books don't have that dedication... I found two unused by Maarten, "For Irving Layton", and "To Adam and Lorca"... Maybe I read it in Ira Nadel... Somehow I guess that book is good source for getting all the answers:-)
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Post by Nan » Wed Sep 21, 2005 3:39 am

Is there a deadline for the quiz?
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Post by jarkko » Wed Sep 21, 2005 7:39 am

Maarten wrote in the very first message in this thread:
The quiz starts right away when I post this and ends on my birthday: November 13, 2005 (Midnight, Paris time).
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Post by Maarten » Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:12 pm

One month gone, one and a half to go...

2008 Manchester | Bruges | Amsterdam | London | 2x Brussels | Rotterdam |2x London
2009 New York | Cologne | Antwerp | Venice | Colmar | Barcelona | Las Vegas | San José
2010 Salzburg | 2x Sligo | Helsinki | 3x Ghent | Lille | 2x Las Vegas
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Post by lizzytysh » Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:20 pm

I was just about to say I don't blame you for using what you have for your avatar, Maarten 8) :D ~ but, before I could begin typing, I realized you'd just given me an idea for my own :D !
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Post by Maarten » Sat Oct 22, 2005 11:56 pm

Less than 1 month to go...
Just posting here to get the topic back on top, in case someone would still like to start looking for the answers.

Maarten

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2009 New York | Cologne | Antwerp | Venice | Colmar | Barcelona | Las Vegas | San José
2010 Salzburg | 2x Sligo | Helsinki | 3x Ghent | Lille | 2x Las Vegas
2012 5x Ghent | 2x A'dam | Helsinki | Dublin | Verona | 3x Paris | Lisboa
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Post by Maarten » Sun Nov 06, 2005 9:53 pm

I'm not getting worried yet, but there's only one week to go and I have only received 1 (one!) list of answers so far...
I hope everybody is still trying to find that one answer they don't know yet, otherwise I know one person (you know who you are) who will be very happy with the 14 prizes!

I thought about how to organize giving away the prizes and perhaps it's most fair if I let the best one choose from the list of 14 prizes, the second one will get to pick his prize next, etc...
If anyone knows a better way, let me know!

If you send in your answers, feel free to include a list of the prizes you'd like if possible or the things you already have. I'll try to please as many participants as possible.


Good luck,
Maarten

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Post by ForYourSmile » Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:31 pm

Well, the time is ended and already I have sent my answers 8)

I know that I have failures and I have answered some for trying luck :oops: . But, I believe that in the end I could have solved the relation of dedications and I'm very happy. :lol:

I hope that a lot of people take part.
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Post by Maarten » Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:08 am

Just checking to make sure I've got all the participants' mail until now, because I had a small problem with my email-inbox...

I only received 3 mails so far. These are the names:
- Anne
- Antoni M.
- Tim V.

If you have already sent in your answers, but your name is not listed here, please mail me again!!!

Sorry for this...

I'm still waiting for more lists of good answers (Lizzy, Tom S.,...?)
I guess you all have decided to send in your lists at the very end to try and give me a headache by correcting them all at once...


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2009 New York | Cologne | Antwerp | Venice | Colmar | Barcelona | Las Vegas | San José
2010 Salzburg | 2x Sligo | Helsinki | 3x Ghent | Lille | 2x Las Vegas
2012 5x Ghent | 2x A'dam | Helsinki | Dublin | Verona | 3x Paris | Lisboa
2013 Paris | Antwerp | Oberhausen | Brussels | Pula | Rotterdam | Amsterdam | 2x Wellington | Auckland
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Post by tomsakic » Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:00 pm

Maarten wrote:I'm still waiting for more lists of good answers
(...)Tom S.
Maarten, I didn't planned to join the quiz because I didn't think it's appropriate for me as the webmaster of one of the sites :shock: Also, I have many recordings/books etc, so it's better to someone else compete for the prizes 8)

I'm sorry so few people applied their answers. Maybe it was to hard for them? I dont' think it's too hard - here's a tip - I think (from the glance at the questions) you can find almost all answers in Ira Nadel's Various Positions biography.

Maybe you can remind the people if you edit your first message, returning the Announcement status for this thread, keeping it like that until the end of the competition. I don't know why that Announcement was removed in the first place.
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Post by linmag » Sat Nov 12, 2005 4:26 pm

Maybe, like me, people are still desperately trying to find the one answer that eludes them :)

I finally had to give up today and send it in anyway. Thanks so much for doing this Maarten, it has been great fun.
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Post by Maarten » Sun Nov 13, 2005 4:01 pm

Linmag,
You have done an excellent job on finding the answers!

For the others:
Your time is up in 10 hours...

Maarten

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Post by Maarten » Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:02 am

Game over...

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Post by Maarten » Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:10 am

The winners will get an email right away!

Here are the correct answers:

Question 1
a) shorthand for ”civilization”
b) Ezra Pound
c) 7

Question 2
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- Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967)
- Songs from a room (1969)
- Songs of love and hate (1971)
- Live songs (1973) – full body
- Death of a ladies’ man (1977)
- Recent songs (1979)
- Various positions (1984)
- I’m your man (1988) – full body
- Cohen live (1994)
- Field Commander Cohen (2001)
- Ten new songs (2001)

Question 3
One of us cannot be wrong (Berlin 24/09/74)

Question 4
Playboy, November 1968 (vol. 15, no. 11), pg. 167

Question 5
An olive green Olivetti Lettera 22

Question 6
Slowly I married her – Death of a Lady’s man

Question 7
a) 500
b) 3
c) 5695

Question 8
a) 5 (not Un canadien errant!)
b) You are my sunshine...

Question 9
Hazel Field

Question 10
a – 4
b – 3
c – 1
d – 5
e – 7
f – 2
g - 6

Question 11
Palais D’Or (pg. 44)

Question 12
a) old (In his own words, pg. 34)
b) excellence (In his own words, pg. 34)
c) tone deaf (In his own words, pg. 7)
d) laughs (In his own words, pg. 28)

Question 13
b) their seats on buses (In his own words, pg. 34)

2008 Manchester | Bruges | Amsterdam | London | 2x Brussels | Rotterdam |2x London
2009 New York | Cologne | Antwerp | Venice | Colmar | Barcelona | Las Vegas | San José
2010 Salzburg | 2x Sligo | Helsinki | 3x Ghent | Lille | 2x Las Vegas
2012 5x Ghent | 2x A'dam | Helsinki | Dublin | Verona | 3x Paris | Lisboa
2013 Paris | Antwerp | Oberhausen | Brussels | Pula | Rotterdam | Amsterdam | 2x Wellington | Auckland
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Post by Anne » Mon Nov 14, 2005 5:41 am

The quiz was a lot of fun. Thank you so much for putting it all together! It reminded that I need to get a lot more books, and do a lot more reading about the man! So many great quotes...
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