Authors: Tanis O'Connor & Dan Katz


First, identify the 33 songs in the clips, and note the first letters of the bands and songs:


A R  1. Alice In Chains - Rooster

B X  2. Black Lab - X-Ray

C Y  3. Coldplay - Yellow

A B  4. Abandoned Pools - Blood

D U  5. Depeche Mode - Useless

E C  6. Erasure - Chains of Love

H T  7. Harvey Danger - This Is The Thrilling Conversation You've Been Waiting For

F D  8. Fountains of Wayne - Denise

G N  9. Green Day - Nice Guys Finish Last

H O  10. Hoobastank - Out of Control

I Q  11. Idlewild - Quiet Crown

G Q  12. Garbage - Queer

J L  13. James - Laid

R P  14. Remy Zero - Perfect Memory

K M  15. Kelis - Milkshake

L G  16. Lostprophets - Goodbye Tonight

M K  17. Moxy Fruvous - Kick In The Ass

N P  18. Nine Inch Nails - Piggy

O S  19. Oasis - So Much To Say

J N  20. Joy Division - Novelty

P W  21. Poe - Walk The Walk

Q J  22. Queensryche - Jet City Woman

R E  23. Radiohead - Everything In Its Right Place

C C  24. Cake - Cool Blue Reason

S B  25. Soul Coughing - Bus To Beelzebub

T F  26. Toad The Wet Sprocket - Fall Down

U Z  27. U2 - Zoo Station

V A  28. Van Halen - Ain't Talkin' Bout Love

O E  29. OMD - Enola Gay

W T  30. Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag

X I  31. XTC - I'm The Man Who Murdered Love

Y V  32. Year Of The Rabbit - Vaporize

Z H  33. Zwan - Honestly


Note that there is a full alphabet (in order) in the artist initials, and the corresponding song titles also comprise a full alphabet. This is the "key":





The "off key" bits need to be viewed in the context of the rest of the piece; that is, the initials in these pairs need to be translated with the key-- the artist initials translate in the artist-to-song direction and the song initials in the song-to-artist direction. The offkey pairs are:






Translating, we get:


A => R     S <= B

H => O     W <= T

G => N     I <= Q

R => E     N <= P

J => L     G <= N

C => Y     E <= C

O => S     R <= E


So we get the answer phrase RON ELY'S SWINGER, and the "swinger" played by Ron Ely is TARZAN.