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[Hobbsicle] Till Death Metal Do Us Part

Postby Hobbsicle » Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:00 pm

Sophia surprises her grandmother by making her an extensive online music playlist, including many of her grandmother’s favorites, like James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, and Carole King. She also includes some songs by an obscure Greek death metal band. Why?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Till Death Metal Do Us Part

Postby wunderland » Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:07 pm

Let's get these out of the way first...

Because her grandmother actually likes this Greek death metal band?
She mistakes their songs for other similarly or identically named ones?
Slip of the mouse?
She hates her grandmother and wants to give her a heart attack?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Till Death Metal Do Us Part

Postby trebor » Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:17 pm

Is the name of the death metal band relevant? Relevant that they’re Greek? Is one of their album titles/song titles relevant? Do they have a legitimate connection to one of the other artists?

Would this work if Gma loved Paul Simon, Doris Day, and Frank Sinatra instead of the three people you mentioned? Is a an album title or song title by one of the three you mentioned relevant?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Till Death Metal Do Us Part

Postby Doriana » Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:51 pm

Does the Greek band sing in Greek? English? Another language? Greek alphabet relevant?
Relevant how many songs by that band she includes? Relevant where they are in the playlist?
Does she make the playlist for a relevant occasion? If so, grandma's birthday?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Till Death Metal Do Us Part

Postby WiZ » Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:37 pm

Does she expect her Grandmother to listen to the Greek band? Does she expect them to come up in the playlist? And these will be played with the volume on? Will they be heard by a relevant third party? Is she trying to induce some side-effect (such as upping the play count for the band?

Are the songs by the band actually in the death metal genre? Did they also happen to do some old-fashioned and melodic songs that her Grandmother would enjoy? Did they do a cover version (perhaps the only available cover version) of a song important to her Grandma?

Does her Grandma just have, like, really catholic tastes in music?
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Postby wunderland » Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:44 pm

Oh, is Sophia a member of the band?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Till Death Metal Do Us Part

Postby Hobbsicle » Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:28 am

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Because her grandmother actually likes this Greek death metal band? I think she will find them "just ok" at best
She mistakes their songs for other similarly or identically named ones? No
Slip of the mouse? No
She hates her grandmother and wants to give her a heart attack? Nope

trebor

Is the name of the death metal band relevant? Yes Relevant that they’re Greek? No Is one of their album titles/song titles relevant? No Do they have a legitimate connection to one of the other artists? Although I hate to separate these, it's a lateral connection to the other artists, but not exactly a "legitimate" connection

Would this work if Gma loved Paul Simon, Doris Day, and Frank Sinatra instead of the three people you mentioned? Yep Is a an album title or song title by one of the three you mentioned relevant? No

Doriana

Does the Greek band sing in Greek? English? Another language? Greek alphabet relevant? Irrel, and I'm not too sure, honestly. They sing in growling.
Relevant how many songs by that band she includes? Not really Relevant where they are in the playlist? No
Does she make the playlist for a relevant occasion? Not relevantly If so, grandma's birthday?

WiZ

Does she expect her Grandmother to listen to the Greek band? Perhaps Does she expect them to come up in the playlist? With the same expectation that she has for any other song on the playlist And these will be played with the volume on? Presumably Will they be heard by a relevant third party? No Is she trying to induce some side-effect (such as upping the play count for the band? No

Are the songs by the band actually in the death metal genre? Yes Did they also happen to do some old-fashioned and melodic songs that her Grandmother would enjoy? No Did they do a cover version (perhaps the only available cover version) of a song important to her Grandma? No

Does her Grandma just have, like, really catholic tastes in music? She's really into gangsta rap and folktronica, but death metal isn't on the list

wunderland again

Oh, is Sophia a member of the band? No, but that's a nice alternate solution
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Till Death Metal Do Us Part

Postby Balin » Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:02 am

Is the name of the band identical to the name of a famous singer?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Till Death Metal Do Us Part

Postby trebor » Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:19 am

Does the band’s name match the name/feel of the playlist? Like, they’re called Singer Songwriter Afternoon, or something?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Till Death Metal Do Us Part

Postby Hobbsicle » Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:21 am

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Is the name of the band identical to the name of a famous singer? No

trebor

Does the band’s name match the name/feel of the playlist? Like, they’re called Singer Songwriter Afternoon, or something? Good thought, but no
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Till Death Metal Do Us Part

Postby trebor » Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:59 pm

By “legitimate connection” I meant something music-industry related, like the drummer has also worked on something by an artist Gma likes, or something like that.

Is the connection word-based? Do we have to figure out the band’s name? Is anything about Gma or her past relevant?
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Postby hominid » Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:25 am

Did Sophia find out about the band while making the list? Did she already know about them before? Did she add them to the list intentionally? to play a trick on her grandmother? to add to her grandmother's enjoyment of the playlist? to mislead her grandmother? to mislead someone else?

Did anyone else relevantly see the list?

Are the names of the death metal band's songs relevant? Are the names of any other songs relevant?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Till Death Metal Do Us Part

Postby Hobbsicle » Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:58 am

trebor

By “legitimate connection” I meant something music-industry related, like the drummer has also worked on something by an artist Gma likes, or something like that. I figured it was something like that, but no, there wouldn't be any known relationship between the band and the other artists

Is the connection word-based? Not primarily Do we have to figure out the band’s name? You will likely know it by the end or at least be somewhere in the ballpark, but there's no need to start guessing at the name just yet Is anything about Gma or her past relevant? Yes-ish, there is more context to the overall puzzle, but it's not her past, per se

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Did Sophia find out about the band while making the list? Yes Did she already know about them before? No Did she add them to the list intentionally? Yes to play a trick on her grandmother? No to add to her grandmother's enjoyment of the playlist? Well, she may have thought so, yes to mislead her grandmother? to mislead someone else? no to these

Did anyone else relevantly see the list? No

Are the names of the death metal band's songs relevant? Are the names of any other songs relevant? No to both
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Till Death Metal Do Us Part

Postby Earnest » Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:25 am

So it's not a joke right?
Its the playlist made on Spotify? on a CD? On a USB driver? Relevant? Relevantly somewhere else (LP...)? Its it a unique playlist (e.g. 45 minutes of music as in some YouTube tracks)? Or the grandma could skip tracks/play forward-backward and so on? Relevant? Do tracks have an order? If so, is the greek band's song(s) last? first? In the middle? Relevant? Are Bpm's relevant? Something related to technicalities of music? Maybe basses? Can we say that the song(s) of the greek band reflect the death metal style of all its other songs? Relevant how long the song(s) oof the band last? More than 3 minutes? less than 1 minute?

Did she include all the songs of the Greek band? Only few? A relevant song? Does the grandma listened to it (them)? If so, in a relevant context? While training? While relaxing? Did someone else relevantly enjoy it? Did she mix the background of the song with something else? Can we say that the song perfectly fit with the other songs included in the playlist?
Did the grandma want to learn a musical instrument? Did someone else asked a very similar playlist to Sophia, so that instead of producing two of them, she simply included the songs of the greek group that person2 liked and gave to both grandma and person2 the same playlist?

Did Sophia live relevantly near the grandmother? Did Sophia have relevantly a grandfather?


WAG: Automatic playlist on YouTube relevant? Something like searching the playlist with a memorable name? Or maybe including the song would have lead the searches of the grandma to songs that she enjoyed?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:58 pm

So it's not a joke right? Correct
Its the playlist made on Spotify? on a CD? On a USB driver? Relevant? Relevantly somewhere else (LP...)? It's an Internet playlist, so assume Spotify/Amazon/Youtube or something. It could be on a drive or something I guess, but that's not relevant
Its it a unique playlist (e.g. 45 minutes of music as in some YouTube tracks)? Or the grandma could skip tracks/play forward-backward and so on? Assume this Relevant? Not really Do tracks have an order? Irrel, assume no particular order If so, is the greek band's song(s) last? first? In the middle? Relevant?
Are Bpm's relevant? Something related to technicalities of music? Maybe basses? No to these
Can we say that the song(s) of the greek band reflect the death metal style of all its other songs? Yes Relevant how long the song(s) oof the band last? More than 3 minutes? less than 1 minute? Irrel

Did she include all the songs of the Greek band? Only few? I've assumed this, though it's not especially relevant A relevant song? No
Does the grandma listened to it (them)? Irrel If so, in a relevant context? While training? While relaxing? Did someone else relevantly enjoy it? No Did she mix the background of the song with something else? No Can we say that the song perfectly fit with the other songs included in the playlist? Well, no, it's a jarring contrast, but there is a relevant link between the death metal artist and every other song included on the playlist
Did the grandma want to learn a musical instrument? Irrel Did someone else asked a very similar playlist to Sophia, so that instead of producing two of them, she simply included the songs of the greek group that person2 liked and gave to both grandma and person2 the same playlist? No

Did Sophia live relevantly near the grandmother? Not technically relevant, but it would make more sense if she did... Did Sophia have relevantly a grandfather? Not relevantly

WAG: Automatic playlist on YouTube relevant? Something like searching the playlist with a memorable name? Or maybe including the song would have lead the searches of the grandma to songs that she enjoyed? No to these
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Till Death Metal Do Us Part

Postby trebor » Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:03 pm

Is Gma’s age relevant? Some event or thing she lived through? Or participated in? If Sophie were creating this list for her mom instead, or for one of her friends, and everything about the list was the same, would it have the same effect?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Till Death Metal Do Us Part

Postby Hobbsicle » Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:47 pm

Is Gma’s age relevant? Yes-ish Some event or thing she lived through? Or participated in? Yes-ish, not really an event If Sophie were creating this list for her mom instead, or for one of her friends, and everything about the list was the same, would it have the same effect? There's not really a relevant "effect" she was going for, but I will say that her inclusion of the band would probably be less likely with her mom, and very unlikely with her friends
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Till Death Metal Do Us Part

Postby Doriana » Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:52 pm

Is Grandma younger than 50? Between 50 and 70? Between 70 and 90? Older than 90? Sofia's age relevant?
Is the band name Grandma's year of birth? Does it have some other relation to Grandma's biography?
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Postby WiZ » Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:54 pm

Is her age relevant? Is her year of birth? Are either of them 69? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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Postby Hobbsicle » Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:25 pm

Doriana

Is Grandma younger than 50? Between 50 and 70? Between 70 and 90? Older than 90? Assume maybe 60's or 70's...I probably should have answered "yope" to the question of the relevance of her age. It's mostly just relevant that she is, generally, in the over-50 category Sofia's age relevant? The same yope, assume teenager
Is the band name Grandma's year of birth? Does it have some other relation to Grandma's biography? No to these

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Is her age relevant? Not specifically Is her year of birth? Are either of them 69? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Oh, I see what you did there. The year is 2038, when she could be both born in '69 and 69 years old *snicker*...Also, no
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Till Death Metal Do Us Part

Postby trebor » Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:35 pm

Menopause relevant?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:02 pm

Menopause relevant? No
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Postby hominid » Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:30 pm

Is the thing that Grandma lived through a historical event? an event in her life? a specific year? Would it work if Sophia was preparing a playlist for some other person she knew who was around Grandma's age?

Is it relevant when the Greek songs were released? Were they released during Sophia's lifetime? during Grandma's lifetime? Were the songs tied to the thing that Grandma lived through? Was the band tied to the thing that Grandma lived through? Did they have a connection to the other music that was in the playlist?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Till Death Metal Do Us Part

Postby Earnest » Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:30 am

Now that I look at the names James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, and Carole King...I know they make something together right? Don't remember what but I think they were close...or connected somehow. Relevant?


Link between the death metal artist and every other song included on the playlist --> death metal artist = HAF? lyrics relevant? titles of the song? Position of the death metal song in the playlist (e.g. when the grandma hear the death metal song she has to turn the CD...)? Is every other song played with relevant instruments? Improvised? Having a relevant solo?
To be sure, can we assume that the death metal band was more recent than the the songs in the album? I mean it formed more recently...if so, relevant precisely when? Was it the opening band of relevant concerts? Were the songs included all live? Has the Greek band been always unknown? I mean...maybe they were very known and decay after a relevant event...relevant? Would the grandma immediately recognize the link between the death metal song and the other songs?

WAG --> a song of the death metal band and a song of the composers were in competition in a relevant event. The death metal group's song was so criticized that the song of the three emerged in the event making them famous (i.e. they became known thanks to the failure f the greek band)

Is every other song in the playlist part of the same album?
Was the grandma famous? Was she a singer?

Did Sophia live relevantly near the grandmother? Not technically relevant, but it would make more sense if she did...--> because she would have heard the songs? Because she would have helped the grandma? Does the grandma hear the songs with headphones? Relevantly without? Relevant?

WAG2: the songs are just base tracks. The grandma loved to play both acoustic and electric guitar. While the songs in general do not contain guitar solos but only chords, the death metal song contained a solo which could fit in any of the other songs.
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Till Death Metal Do Us Part

Postby Hobbsicle » Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:27 pm

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Is the thing that Grandma lived through a historical event? It's not an "event", but it is something broadly experienced an event in her life? a specific year? No Would it work if Sophia was preparing a playlist for some other person she knew who was around Grandma's age? Yes, all else the same

Is it relevant when the Greek songs were released? No Were they released during Sophia's lifetime? irrel, but yes during Grandma's lifetime? Were the songs tied to the thing that Grandma lived through? No Was the band tied to the thing that Grandma lived through? Yope, in a lateral sense, but only the name is relevant Did they have a connection to the other music that was in the playlist? Yes, a connection to every other thing on the playlist

Earnest

Now that I look at the names James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, and Carole King...I know they make something together right? Don't remember what but I think they were close...or connected somehow. Relevant? Not relevant, I knew James Taylor and Carole King had some connections, wasn't sure about Joni Mitchell. I just picked some people of the same vein, who were decidedly not death metal.

Link between the death metal artist and every other song included on the playlist --> death metal artist = HAF? Irrel, but they're a group of HAM lyrics relevant? titles of the song? No to both Position of the death metal song in the playlist (e.g. when the grandma hear the death metal song she has to turn the CD...)? Is every other song played with relevant instruments? Improvised? Having a relevant solo? irrel to rest

To be sure, can we assume that the death metal band was more recent than the the songs in the album? It was, yes, though the time period of the death metal isn't really relevant I mean it formed more recently...if so, relevant precisely when? Was it the opening band of relevant concerts? Were the songs included all live? Has the Greek band been always unknown? I mean...maybe they were very known and decay after a relevant event...relevant? irrel to rest Would the grandma immediately recognize the link between the death metal song and the other songs? Good question, I would say not likely at first, but she might suspect the link if she thought about it a bit

WAG --> a song of the death metal band and a song of the composers were in competition in a relevant event. The death metal group's song was so criticized that the song of the three emerged in the event making them famous (i.e. they became known thanks to the failure f the greek band) No

Is every other song in the playlist part of the same album? No
Was the grandma famous? Was she a singer? No or irrel

Did Sophia live relevantly near the grandmother? Not technically relevant, but it would make more sense if she did...--> because she would have heard the songs? Because she would have helped the grandma? Yes-ish to both of these two, her physical presence is relevant Does the grandma hear the songs with headphones? Relevantly without? Relevant? No

WAG2: the songs are just base tracks. The grandma loved to play both acoustic and electric guitar. While the songs in general do not contain guitar solos but only chords, the death metal song contained a solo which could fit in any of the other songs. No
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Till Death Metal Do Us Part

Postby trebor » Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:18 am

The "event" that Gma lived through, is it something that a lot of people live through? Is it an event that happened once and has a date range (such as the Vietnam War)? Something that happens to a person at whatever stage in their individual life, but through which other people have also lived? (Cancer diagnosis, childbirth, becoming a grandparent...) Is it a positive event? Negative? Does it happen more often to one gender than another?

Does the Greek band's name reference this event?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Till Death Metal Do Us Part

Postby Hobbsicle » Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:17 pm

The "event" that Gma lived through, is it something that a lot of people live through? Yes-ish, see below Is it an event that happened once and has a date range (such as the Vietnam War)? Yes, this, though not quite as specific as a war Something that happens to a person at whatever stage in their individual life, but through which other people have also lived? No(Cancer diagnosis, childbirth, becoming a grandparent...) Is it a positive event? Negative? Neutral Does it happen more often to one gender than another? No

Does the Greek band's name reference this event? A certain aspect of it, yes (again, the word "event" will mislead)
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Postby GalFisk » Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:13 pm

Not event: age? Period? Era?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Till Death Metal Do Us Part

Postby trebor » Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:50 pm

Decade? Are they The Super Sixties Natural Good-Time Family Band Solution? Or perhaps they reference hippies? Or something else associated with a particular time period?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Till Death Metal Do Us Part

Postby Hobbsicle » Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:59 pm

Galfisk

Not event: age? Period? Era? Yes, period, essentially. "Era" could be used in a colloquial sense.

trebor

Decade? Spans a bit longer, but yes, essentially Are they The Super Sixties Natural Good-Time Family Band Solution? No, but I knew some of that sounded familiar somehow, had to look it up, ah yes... Or perhaps they reference hippies? Or something else associated with a particular time period? Basically, yes

As a quick note, you can probably solve it through this approach, but it may be something like the long way around. You might wish to ask questions from other angles as well.
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Postby trebor » Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:22 pm

Is the connection the other artists have with this “event” (for lack of a better term) related to titles of their songs or albums? Do they have a relevant venue in common? Like they all played at Shea Stadium, or the Troubadour, or a festival? Do the artists that Gma likes have a certain presidency in common somehow? Is FDR relevant?

Are any political figures relevant? Political events? Social movements? Environmental issues?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:57 am

Is the connection the other artists have with this “event” (for lack of a better term) related to titles of their songs or albums? The particular connection they have with the death metal band is actually something other than the time period Do they have a relevant venue in common? Like they all played at Shea Stadium, or the Troubadour, or a festival? Do the artists that Gma likes have a certain presidency in common somehow? Is FDR relevant? No to rest, there's nothing that specific that you'll need to know about the artists or their music beyond something a bit closer to the events of the puzzle

Are any political figures relevant? Political events? Social movements? Environmental issues? No to all
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Till Death Metal Do Us Part

Postby trebor » Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:23 pm

Does Gma play an instrument or sing? Does Sophie?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Till Death Metal Do Us Part

Postby Hobbsicle » Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:15 pm

Does Gma play an instrument or sing? No, she does "play" something, but not an instrument Does Sophie? No
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Postby trebor » Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:56 pm

Does Gma play: a game? A trick? A role? A sport?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Till Death Metal Do Us Part

Postby Hobbsicle » Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:14 am

Does Gma play: a game? A trick? A role? A sport? No, you were closer with your previous guess. I almost said "yope" to the previous question.
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Till Death Metal Do Us Part

Postby GalFisk » Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:45 am

Does she play air guitar? Air drums? Does she beatbox? Clap? Is she doing something strange? Normal? Unusual? Difficult?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:38 pm

Does she play air guitar? Air drums? Does she beatbox? Clap? No to these Is she doing something strange? No Normal? For a certain set, her included Unusual? For a certain set, Sophia included Difficult? No, but it has recently become so
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Postby trebor » Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:12 pm

Is dancing relevant?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Till Death Metal Do Us Part

Postby Hobbsicle » Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:38 pm

Is dancing relevant? No

I got a little behind on answering, so I’ll offer a...

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The reason that Sophie included the band is related to the fact that she is of a younger generation than her grandmother. This could have happened if she made it for anyone of an older generation (i.e. grandfather, neighbor). It could have happened if she had made it for her parents, though somewhat less likely, and would have been especially unlikely if she had made it for a peer. Being physically present at some point with her grandmother is relevant. Her grandmother would not immediately know why she included that band, but might realize the reason if she thought about it. The name of the band she included is the only relevant thing about the band. There is nothing particularly relevant about any of the artists or songs themselves, but there is a relevant link between everything on the playlist. That link is tangentially related to her grandmother having lived during a particular decade/time period, though it does not strictly have to be the case for the puzzle to work. The grandmother plays something, musically speaking, but not an instrument.
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Till Death Metal Do Us Part (new recap)

Postby biograd » Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:25 am

Plays a record? a radio?

Does the name of the death metal band relate to some technology used for recording or creating music from some time in the grandma's life?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Till Death Metal Do Us Part (new recap)

Postby Hobbsicle » Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:31 pm

Plays a record? a radio? Not these, but OTRT

Does the name of the death metal band relate to some technology used Yes for recording or creating music from some time in the grandma's life? But no-ish to these
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Postby wunderland » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:59 pm

Does the grandmother play a recording of music? on a tape? or does she make her own music, but using something that is not an instrument? (e.g. spoons or bottles)
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Postby GalFisk » Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:50 am

Does she play something: musically? Creatively? Electronically? Mechanically? Does she own something relevant? If so: an instrument? a device? A recording of some sort?
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Postby trebor » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:53 am

Does her Gma play a phone? A walkman? Discman? MP3 player? 8 track? Gramophone?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:50 pm

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Does the grandmother play a recording of music? on a tape? Yes, she plays cassettes, ore maybe "played" is more accurate or does she make her own music, but using something that is not an instrument? (e.g. spoons or bottles) No to rest

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Does she play something: musically? Creatively? Electronically? Mechanically? Does she own something relevant? If so: an instrument? a device? A recording of some sort? See above, cassette tapes

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Does her Gma play a phone? A walkman? Discman? MP3 player? 8 track? Gramophone? As above, cassette tapes, although 8 track would also work, I believe.
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Postby GalFisk » Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:26 pm

Is the band name related to tapes? Cassettes? Tape players? Did grandma play cassettes for her granddaughter?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:52 pm

Is the band name related to tapes? Cassettes? Yes to both Tape players? Yes, by extension Did grandma play cassettes for her granddaughter? Irrel, but Sophia relevantly knows about them
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Postby GalFisk » Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:39 am

Is it relevant that the new playlist is digital? Online? Not on cassette?
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Postby hominid » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:48 pm

Does the Greek band's name reference cassette tapes? the word "tape"? Does it relate to the passage of time? generations?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:36 pm

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Is it relevant that the new playlist is digital? Only because that's what modern Sophie would make Online? No Not on cassette? It is relevantly not on cassette

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Does the Greek band's name reference cassette tapes? Yes the word "tape"? No Does it relate to the passage of time? generations? Neither, or only through the subtext of referencing cassette tapes
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Postby trebor » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:21 am

Are cassettes (or the word itself) the link between this band and the others?
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Postby Doriana » Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:41 pm

Does the band name reference "A side" and/or "B side"? rewinding? flipping over tapes?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:46 pm

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Are cassettes (or the word itself) the link between this band and the others? YES, in what way? The word itself isn't relevant.

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Does the band name reference "A side" and/or "B side"? rewinding? flipping over tapes? None of these
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Postby Balin » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:29 pm

Are album names relevant at all? Song titles?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:31 pm

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Are album names relevant at all? Song titles? No to both
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Postby wunderland » Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:38 am

Are they songs that were originally released on cassettes? Songs that the grandmother had listened to on cassettes? Songs that the grandmother recorded onto cassettes from the radio?

Does Sophia need to be present in order to explain to her grandmother the connection between the name of the Greek death metal band and the other songs on the playlist?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:47 am

Are they songs that were originally released on cassettes? Probably for most of them, although some may have been released on records first, but no for the death metal band Songs that the grandmother had listened to on cassettes? YES, this is the most relevant bit, but still no for the death metal band Songs that the grandmother recorded onto cassettes from the radio? Assume no

Does Sophia need to be present in order to explain to her grandmother the connection between the name of the Greek death metal band and the other songs on the playlist? No-ish, possible FA here, explore
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Postby Balin » Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:57 pm

Did Sophia source songs by looking at physical cassettes? That Grandma had? Were there death metal cassettes in the list? Or did Sophia make a mistake? Were there hand-labelled cassettes with the same name as the death metal band?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:09 pm

Did Sophia source songs by looking at physical cassettes? That Grandma had? YES Were there death metal cassettes in the list? No-ish Or did Sophia make a mistake? YES Were there hand-labelled cassettes with the same name as the death metal band? Yope, they weren't hand-labeled, but the name was present among them

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Postby Doriana » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:17 pm

Does the Greek band share its name with a brand of cassettes?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:55 pm

Does the Greek band share its name with a brand of cassettes? No, but OTRT
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Postby GalFisk » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:23 pm

are cassette brands relevant? Other cassette labeling? Such as Side A and B? Normal/chrome/metal/high (bias settings)? Dolby? C60/C90/C120 (tape play length labels)? In all my years with cassettes, I never managed to get hold of a C120, which annoyed me.
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Postby Hobbsicle » Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:50 am

are cassette brands relevant? Other cassette labeling? This, but not on your average cassette Such as Side A and B? Normal/chrome/metal/high (bias settings)? Dolby? C60/C90/C120 (tape play length labels)? So none of these In all my years with cassettes, I never managed to get hold of a C120, which annoyed me. Wish I still had some of my cassettes, including the recordings I made of myself reading Boxcar Children, for some reason.
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Postby trebor » Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:15 am

Not on your average cassette, eh? On a ... video cassette? On a homemade label? A cassette made for a non-standard cassette player? A one-sided cassette? On a cassette that never, ever unravelled too far and had to be reeled back in with a pencil? (Thank god we don't have cassettes anymore, cause I can never find a pencil...)
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Postby GalFisk » Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:00 am

Was the labeling put there by the manufacturer? Was the cassette bought blank? Pre-recorded? Not average: strange? Especially good? Especially bad? A pre-recorded cassette recorded over with other content?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:38 pm

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Not on your average cassette, eh? On a ... video cassette? No On a homemade label? No A cassette made for a non-standard cassette player? No, it's for a standard cassette player A one-sided cassette? No...ish On a cassette that never, ever unravelled too far and had to be reeled back in with a pencil? (Thank god we don't have cassettes anymore, cause I can never find a pencil...) Haha, indeed, but I suppose this would be true, it wouldn't unravel...

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Was the labeling put there by the manufacturer? Yes Was the cassette bought blank? Sort of Pre-recorded? No Not average: strange? Well, I think most people had something like this, I certainly did Especially good? Especially bad? A pre-recorded cassette recorded over with other content? No to rest
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Postby GalFisk » Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:05 pm

Was it a recordable cassette? A cleaning cassette? Is the band called "Head Cleaner"?
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Postby Doriana » Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:19 pm

Was it a safe that looks like a cassette? With a fake band name on it?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Till Death Metal Do Us Part (new recap)

Postby Hobbsicle » Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:36 am

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Was it a recordable cassette? No A cleaning cassette? Is the band called "Head Cleaner"? Nailed it.

Doriana

Was it a safe that looks like a cassette? With a fake band name on it? No to these, but interesting ideas.

*****************SPOILER*******************

Sophie's grandmother had a collection of cassette tapes she had kept over the years, but her player had recently stopped working. Sophie, a young teenager, decides to surprise her grandmother by creating an online playlist consisting of the artists and albums from her grandmother's collection. She meticulously adds each album, but eventually comes across a tape simply labeled "Head Cleaner". There doesn't seem to be an album title listed, but she'll include a few songs from the artist just to cover her bases.


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Postby Balin » Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:17 pm

I tried this puzzle on my dad - he enjoyed it too. Very nice!
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