Here's my attempt to flesh out the City and Colour guess.
Since part of the clue is "Syrup and Juice" and our answer is "____" and "____", I think you're supposed to replace syrup and juice with other words. Orange is a type of juice, and its also a color. So the second blank would be Color/Colour. The syrup bit is a stretch, but Canada is the largest producer of maple syrup and that's where Dallas Green was born.
The second sentence is almost a direct quote.
"In late 2010, Dallas had been in the studio with Polaris Prize nominee Shad working on a remix of a Shad song as well as an original song to be released as a 12″ vinyl single. Dallas was quoted as saying “I’ve always wanted to be the Mary J. Blige to somebody’s Method Man”."
once again: The clue says merry, not mary. If this were pointing towards a clue about Mary J. Blige then it would be spelled right. It's not like color and colour which mean the same thing. Mary and Merry are completely different.
Post by Delicious Meatball Sub on Feb 9, 2012 18:20:56 GMT -5
I don't think the Mary/merry thing knocks it out. In fact I think it helps.
"I'm not the merry to your method" the opposite could be "I am the Mary to your Method"
(if the clue was "I am the merry to your method" I would agree this is totally off)
However, I think we're trying to hard on the Syrup and Juice part which makes me nervous. I was even scouring Google for references to the band members doing syrup or juice cleanses and couldn't find anything.
What about Method Man & Redman? Or just Redman himself? Or Redman & Snoop?
- Redman has an mix tape called Pancakes & Syrup. Snoop dogg is of course associated with Gin & Juice. - One of Redman's more popular songs is called Merry Jane, which features Nate Dogg (RIP) and Snoop Dogg. - Redman has done lots of stuff with Method, including the B-side (blow treez) of the Merry Jane record.
Post by plasticpepper on Feb 11, 2012 17:40:18 GMT -5
I wouldn't rule out connections to people named Mary just because the word in the clue is merry. The clues are no stranger to wordplay. And if it was referring to MJB and Method Man, using "Mary" would be awfully obvious. Not that using "merry" makes it all that enigmatic, but who knows, maybe it seemed like it would be enough to slow us down.
Not that I'm supporting that particular connection, just sayin' I wouldn't rule out "Mary" - we've screwed ourselves up over and over by ruling things out when we shouldn't have.