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Old 03-25-2012, 07:50 AM   #6286
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:58 AM   #6287
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And Orlok hasn't even clocked in yet, but he might well get shut out by Anh with her Hotel California!
I've been so pipped at the post I don't stand a chance of catching up now.

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And we need a ruling on Issybird's "Turkey in the Straw." I think that if we can allow Orlok's "Eve of Distruction" we should permit "Turkey in the Straw" however bad the pun...
I think you have to allow it. Half the fun is in the pun .

I'll add a few (apologies if there are any repeats, I'm a bit frazzled this morning having forgotten to reset the clocks last night, and then clearing up pee and poo from the hall rug thanks to one of our darling cats, and then having to wash the foot of one of our daughters who stood in the poo...)

Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon (just seen Hamlet got this one)
London Calling - The Clash
Breakfast In America - Supertramp
All American Alien Boy - Ian Hunter
Irish Blood, English Heart - Morrissey
My England - Lady Sovereign
Mother Russia - The Sisters Of Mercy
New York New York - Sinatra (do I get double points for that one...? I've just seen issybird has already done it, so I'm happy with only one point )
Haiti - The Arcade Fire
Girl from Mars - Ash (does that count ? If it does I've got a hundred with "Sun" in the title )
Across The Universe - The Beatles (. Better stop that now...)
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) - The Beatles
Massachusetts - The Bee Gees
Machu Picchu - The Strokes
Outside Tokyo - The Stranglers
Manhattan - Kings Of Leon
The North Pole - The Walkmen
Night Boat To Cairo - Madness
Galapogos - Smashing Pumpkins
The Girl From Ipanema - Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto

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Old 03-25-2012, 08:20 AM   #6288
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And no one has even mentioned the wonderful oldie by Les Paul and Mary Ford! Or the song recorded in 1954 by Kaye Ballard, or the 1958 pop song by English singer Laurie London. Come on, folks. I'm waiting....
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Just how ancient do you think some of us are?

But, just for Stitchy, that immortal tune by Hoagy Carmichael:

I'm a Cranky Old Yank in a Clanky Old Tank on the Streets of Yokohama with my Honolulu Mama Doin' Those Beat-o, Beat-o Flat-On-My-Seat-o, Hirohito Blues, the Guinness Record Holder for longest song title.*

*OK, I admit it. I couldn't remember it exactly, so I looked it up.
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:29 AM   #6289
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OOhh, you've just reminded me:

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Old 03-25-2012, 08:02 PM   #6291
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Looks as if Issybird's 52 entries leads the pack...
Some good calls from Hamlet, and Orlok did squeeze in a few more, especially good call with 'The Girl from Ipanema,' but Issybird took the lead.


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... which were "Sittin' on top of the World"
"Fly me to the Moon"
"He's Got the Whole World in His Hands"

With just one or two exceptions, everyone stayed on the planet. I'm surprised. OH well... Some really good memories from everyone! I've got fodder for my guitar to take me into the next month!

Issybird, a question please!


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Old 03-25-2012, 10:03 PM   #6292
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Oddly (or not) I had been thinking along the lines of a geography quiz before Stitchy posted his challenge. So let's try this: works of fiction set in different countries, but only ONE work per country. So once a country is taken, it's no longer in play.

Looking forward to padding my reading list....
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:26 PM   #6293
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"Shogun" - Japan - James Clavell
"Taipan" - Hong Kong - James Clavell
"Hawaii" - ? - Mitchner
"Chesapeake" - US - Mitchner
"Sherlock Holmes" - England - Connan Doyle
"A Tale of Two Cities" - France - Dickens
"Mexico City Blues" - Mexico - Jack Kerouac
"The Favorite Games" - Canada - Leonard Cohen

"Frankenstein" - Germany - Mary Shelly
"The Russia House" - Russia - John LeCarre
"Trinity" - Ireland - Leon Uris
"The Eiger Sanction" - Switzerland - Trevanian
"Sophie's World" - Norway - Jostein Gaarder
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" - Sweden - Stieg Larsson
"A Death in Vienna" - Austria - Daniel Silva.
"King Rat" - Singapore - James Clavell
"Burmese Days - Burma - George Orwell.
"The Quiet American - Vietnam - Graham Greene

(I seem to remember reading a good book about a young girl growing up on a farm in New Zealand, but I can't remember the title or the author... )

I think I'm done!

Nope! While I was out I remembered some more;

"Papillon" - French Guiana and British Guiana - Henri ?
"Atlantis Found" - Antarctica -Clive Cussler
"DaVinci Code" - Vatican City - Dan Brown
"A High Wind in Jamaica" - Jamaica - Richard Hughes
"Captain Blood" - Barbados - Rafael Sabatini
"The Firm" - Cayman Islands - John Grisham
"Exodus" - Israel - Leon Uris
"The Key to Rebecca" - Egypt - Ken Follett.


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Old 03-25-2012, 10:46 PM   #6294
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Okay, I have been checking my bookshelves:

People of the Book - Geraldine Brooks - Bosnia
The Magus - John Fowles - Greece
The Tailor of Panama - John le Carre - Panama (fancy that!)
The Alexandria Quartet - Lawrence Durrell - Egypt
The Mountain is Young - Han Suyin - Nepal
The Four Faces - Han Suyin - Cambodia
... and the Rain my Drink - Han Suyin - Malaya (as it then was)
Count Belisarius - Robert Graves - modern Turkey (ie Constantinople in the 6th century)
King Jesus - Robert Graves - Palestine
The Isles of Unwisdom - Robert Graves - the Philippines
The Persian Boy - Mary Renault - Persia at the time of Alexander the Great
A Story Like the Wind - Laurens van der Post - South Africa

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Old 03-26-2012, 03:19 AM   #6299
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As usual, I'm too late to the party, and Stitchawl has clearly got this one, er...stitched up, so I'll just add one:

Sheepshagger - Niall Griffiths - Wales

(off for a day's shopping, so see y'all later )
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As usual, I'm too late to the party, and Stitchawl has clearly got this one, er...stitched up, so I'll just add one:

Sheepshagger - Niall Griffiths - Wales

(off for a day's shopping, so see y'all later )
There really is a book called that?
I thought that kind of talk was just between Ozzies and Kiwis!
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