Scott Hardie | August 27, 2020
During Tuesday night's video call, I had a blast running a trivia game for Erik, Kelly, and Steve. My favorite category involved rebuses: I showed a series of pictures that spelled out the name of an artist from rock music or pop music, and the players guessed the name.

I've decided to recreate this online so that everyone on the site has a chance to play. I'll present all 17 rebuses from the live game, along with several new rebuses so that Erik, Kelly, and Steve get some new content to play.

Here's the plan:
• I'll post a rebus here in this discussion.
• If you think you know the answer, please do not reply with your guess. Instead, send it to me in a private message.
• I will not respond to each guess, sorry, but you can re-guess if you think you had it wrong.
• I will wait at least 24 hours for everyone to have a chance to play. (Please be patient as my schedule can be full some days.)
• After that, I will post the answer, along with a list of who guessed right.
• I'll repeat these steps for the next rebus.

Have fun!

Scott Hardie | August 27, 2020
Here's the first rebus:







If you think you know the answer, send it to me privately.

This was part of the live game, so Erik/Kelly/Steve cannot guess this one.

Steve West | August 27, 2020
That was amazingly fun! You guys should have been there. The other games were also a blast. I'm working on a picture game now that's different. I'll keep you posted.

Scott Hardie | August 27, 2020
Excellent!

Scott Hardie | August 28, 2020
Only Denise solved the first rebus, Blue Oyster Cult. Well done, Denise!

Here's the second:







If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

This was part of the live game, so Erik/Kelly/Steve cannot guess this one.

Scott Hardie | August 29, 2020
Congrats to Denise, Matthew, and Russ on solving the second rebus: Fleetwood Mac.

Here's the third:







If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

Scott Hardie | August 30, 2020
More people got the last one, Bruce Springsteen: Steve, Erik, Chris, Matthew, and Russ all guessed correctly. Well done!

Here's the fourth:







If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

This was part of the live game, so Erik/Kelly/Steve cannot guess this one.

Scott Hardie | August 31, 2020
The last rebus was Eric Clapton. Russ, Denise, and Matthew all solved it.

This fifth rebus introduces word balloons. When you see one, it refers to the sound being made by that person.







If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

This was part of the live game, so Erik, Kelly, and Steve cannot guess this one.

Scott Hardie | September 3, 2020
Chris, Russ, Denise, and Matthew all recognized Nine Inch Nails. Well done!

Here's the sixth rebus:









If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

Scott Hardie | September 4, 2020
Congrats to Steve, Russ, and Matthew on solving Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Here's number seven:









If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

Scott Hardie | September 7, 2020
Steve, Erik, Russ, and Matthew all identified Death Cab for Cutie. Well done!

Here is the eighth rebus:







If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

This was part of the live game, so Erik, Kelly, and Steve cannot guess this one.

Scott Hardie | September 8, 2020
Congrats to Chris, Denise, and Russ on solving Stone Temple Pilots.

Here is number nine:





If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

Scott Hardie | September 9, 2020
Steve, Denise, Erik, and Russ got it: Wilson Pickett.

Rebus number ten:







If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

This was part of the live game, so Erik, Kelly, and Steve cannot guess this one.

Scott Hardie | September 11, 2020
Congrats to Chris, Russ, and Denise on solving Lady Gaga.

Here's #11:







If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

This was part of the live game, so Erik, Kelly, and Steve cannot guess this one.

Scott Hardie | September 13, 2020
Matthew, Chris, and Russ all figured out Kelly Clarkson.

Here's number 12:







If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

Scott Hardie | September 14, 2020
Russ, Steve, Erik, and Matthew all solved Supertramp. Way to go!

Here's #13:





If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

This was part of the live game, so Erik, Kelly, and Steve cannot guess this one.

Scott Hardie | September 20, 2020
I'm sorry for the delay. I worked a lot of overtime last week and I'm about to do it again this week, then hopefully my schedule will be back to normal.

Chris, Denise, and Russ figured out Aretha Franklin. Well done!

Here's #14:







If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

This was part of the live game, so Erik, Kelly, and Steve cannot guess this one.

Scott Hardie | September 22, 2020
Congrats to Chris, Russ, and Denise on solving Steve Winwood.

Here's #15:











If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

Scott Hardie | September 24, 2020
Way to play! Chris, Erik, Steve, Samir, Russ, and Denise all solved Iron Butterfly.

Here's #16:







If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

Scott Hardie | September 25, 2020
Congrats to the players who solved Deniece Williams: Denise, Steve, Erik, and Matthew.

Here's #17:











If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

This was part of the live game, so Erik, Kelly, and Steve cannot guess this one.

Scott Hardie | September 27, 2020
The last one was Panic! at the Disco. Samir, Matthew, and Russ got it. Well done!

Here's #18:











If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

Scott Hardie | September 30, 2020
Congrats to Chris, Steve, Russ, Matthew, Samir, Denise, and Erik on solving Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young.

Here's #19:







If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

This was part of the live game, so Erik, Kelly, and Steve cannot guess this one.

Scott Hardie | October 2, 2020
Samir, Chris, Russ, Denise, and Matthew all identified Christopher Cross. Well done! Erik pointed out during the live game that I could have taken out the middle image and made a different artist.

Here's #20:











If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

Scott Hardie | October 4, 2020
Congrats to Steve, Erik, Samir, Russ, Denise, and Matthew on solving The Mothers of Invention.

Here's #21:













If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

This was part of the live game, so Erik, Kelly, and Steve cannot guess this one.

Scott Hardie | October 5, 2020
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Scott Hardie | October 7, 2020
Congrats to Denise, Erik, Samir, Matthew, Steve, and Russ on solving Rusted Root.

Here's #23:











If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

This was part of the live game, so Erik, Kelly, and Steve cannot guess this one.

Scott Hardie | October 8, 2020
Congrats to Samir, Denise, Matthew, and Russ on solving Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

Here's #24:







If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

Scott Hardie | October 11, 2020
Samir, Erik, Steve, Matthew, and Russ all solved Dave Matthews Band. Congrats!

Here's #25:











If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

This was part of the live game, so Erik, Kelly, and Steve cannot guess this one.

I will be traveling this week, so I probably won't have another rebus up until the weekend.

Erik Bates | October 12, 2020
Safe travels!

Scott Hardie | October 18, 2020
Congrats to Samir, Russ, and Denise on figuring out Creedence Clearwater Revival. That was not an easy one. :-)

Here's #26:











If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

Scott Hardie | October 19, 2020
Russ, Steve, Samir, Denise, and Erik all solved Smokey Robinson. Samir even suggested that the sun image could be interpreted as a miracle, making it Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, but that just makes me wish I had thought of adding more images onto the end to spell out more words. :-)

Here's #27:







If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

This was part of the live game, so Erik, Kelly, and Steve cannot guess this one.

Scott Hardie | October 21, 2020
Congrats to Denise, Samir, Matthew, and Russ on figuring out Jimi Hendrix.

Here's #28:







If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

Scott Hardie | October 23, 2020
That was another tough one. Steve, Denise, Russ, and Erik solved Kingston Trio.

Here's #29:







If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

Scott Hardie | October 24, 2020
Erik, Steve, and Denise all solved I Met a Yeti. Two of them mentioned they had never heard of this band before now, and I won't lie, neither had I. It's included for Samir, of course. Back when I was preparing the original game to be played live on the video call, once I had used a photo of Erik for Eric Clapton and a photo of Steve for Steve Winwood, I felt like I'd be leaving out Chris or Kelly (the other anticipated attendees) if I didn't make rebuses out of their names too. Then the pattern continued on the website with anyone who solved a rebus, and the whole thing got a little out of hand. Something like a third of these rebuses have been based on Funeratic members! It's gotten a little silly. Let's just be glad that certain former members are not participating.

Anyway, here's #30:





If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

This was part of the live game, so Erik, Kelly, and Steve cannot guess this one.

Scott Hardie | October 25, 2020
Samir was the only person who solved Three Dog Night. Way to go, Samir!

Here's #31:





If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

This was part of the live game, so Erik, Kelly, and Steve cannot guess this one.

This is the last of my rebuses. I have one more bonus rebus that was sent to me by Steve for my own amusement that I plan to publish here because I like it.

Scott Hardie | October 26, 2020
Samir, Matthew, and Russ all solved Steve Miller Band. Well done!

Here's the 32nd and final rebus, by Steve West:







Thanks for sending me this, Steve! I enjoyed playing it. I know you didn't intend it for the website when you made it, but I didn't intend mine for the website either and I think they turned out fine, so let's all have some fun with it. :-)

If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

Scott Hardie | October 29, 2020
Erik, Samir, Russ, and Matthew solved the last rebus, Frank Zappa. I solved it too when Steve first sent it to me.

Well played, everybody! That was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed this. :-)

Erik Bates | October 29, 2020
Thanks for putting the time and effort into this game, Scott. It was fun!

Russ Wilhelm | October 30, 2020
I second that, enjoyed the game very much.

Scott Hardie | October 31, 2020
Bonus round!

Chris made his own, so here's adding it as the 33rd rebus:





Thanks for sending me this, Chris! I liked this one. :-)

If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

Scott Hardie | November 4, 2020
Erik, Russ, Samir, and I all solved Village People. Good one, Chris!

Here's one from Russ. Let's call this #34:









Thanks Russ! This was fun. :-)

If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

More to come...

Scott Hardie | November 7, 2020
Denise, Erik, and I all solved Electric Light Orchestra. I really liked that one, Russ. :-)

Here's another one from Chris. Let's call this #35:







Thanks Chris! Another good one. :-)

If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

More to come...

Scott Hardie | November 9, 2020
Russ (happy birthday!) and Denise were the only ones to solve Iron Maiden. Way to go! That was good, Chris. :-)

Denise provided this one. Here's #36:







Thanks Denise! I really liked this. :-)

If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

More to come...

Scott Hardie | November 11, 2020
Russ and Erik and I solved Carpenters.

Here's #37, another from Denise:







Thanks again Denise! These are good. :-)

If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

More to come...

Scott Hardie | November 15, 2020
Samir, Steve, Russ, and I solved Cocteau Twins. Well done!

#38 is from Darrell, via Denise:





These are really fun. I'm glad to get a chance to play these too. :-)

If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

More to come...

Scott Hardie | November 17, 2020
Congrats to Russ, Samir, Steve, and me on solving Velvet Underground.

#39 is from Chris:





Thanks for sending more, Chris. :-)

If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

More to come...

Scott Hardie | November 26, 2020
Steve, Samir, Russ, and I solved Garth Brooks.

#40 is from Chris:





Another good one! Thanks Chris. :-)

If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

More to come...

Scott Hardie | November 28, 2020
Congrats to Steve, Erik, and Russ on solving Stevie Wonder Good one, Chris!

Here's one from Erik. Let's call this #41:









Thanks, Erik! I really enjoyed this one. :-)

If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

For now, I *think* that's the last one that people have sent to me. I've been getting these in different ways and I haven't done the best job of keeping track, so if I overlooked one that you sent to me, please let me know! I want to publish it!

I will continue to add more if they come in, because this game doesn't have to end. ;-)

Scott Hardie | November 30, 2020
Erik's rebus was Queens of the Stone Age. Tricky one, Erik! I liked it. Steve, Samir, Russ, Denise, and I all solved it.

Here's one from me. I made this for a different game, and I may as well cross-post it here. Let's call this #42.







If you think you know the name of this artist, send it to me privately.

Scott Hardie | December 2, 2020
Samir, Steve, and Russ all guessed Norman Greenbaum correctly. Well done. :-)

Erik Bates | December 2, 2020
Holy cow that one was tough!


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