publication date: Monday, November 9, 2009 (part of Round XLI)

category: Music

clue: This noisemaker is very popular in two Midwestern states.

explanation: With his backing band the Illinoisemakers, Stevens has published albums Michigan and Illinois. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, and Amy Austin

trivia: Scott first created this goo in 2005, but as Stevens's fame receded after the critical acclaim for Illinois, Scott became more and more reluctant to publish it. When the album gained a resurgence of attention in best-of-the-decade lists and a discussion on, Scott knew the time had come for this goo.

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