Excellent

LITTLE ORPHAN ANI

TYLENOL TALENT

STUPID BLOODY STUPID!

Interview

All the News That Didn't Fit

On the Record

The Olympia Connection, Or Lack Thereof

Excellent

The Numbness Is Just a Bonus

Hiphop City

WEEN ARE THE WORLD

Soul by the Pound

EXCELLENT REAL ROCK QUOTES

Incest is Best

The Rise and Fall of the N-Word

DEXYS MIDNIGHT RUNNERS

If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say, Tell the Truth Anyway

You Don't Own Me

Summer Lovin'

Stagger Lee

Music to Lose Your Job By

Boy, You Sure Can Take the Fun Out of Music

CINEMATIC CLICHE

Stuart Braithwaite From Mogwai

Going to New York City?

THE CHURCH OF COLTRANE

A Whole N'other Level

Who Says Morrissey Fans Don't Get Laid?

ISSA ROCKA ROLL

Not Modest Enough

DIRECTIONS: This looks harder than it is. And though logic may be the antithesis of the Seattle music scene, this puzzle is fun to solve. The clues might seem arbitrary, but they are designed to give you all the information you need to solve the Excellent Puzzle.

The Soreheads, a four-member Seattle band, are trying to agree upon a title for their upcoming CD. Each member came up with a different one, and each is positive his title will make the album the next Nevermind (One member is the vocalist; the other three each play different instruments.) Can you discover each band member's instrument and the title he favors?

When a clue provides a definite answer to the puzzle, place a dot in the intersection of the band member's name and the instrument or title he prefers, and place an "x" in the other three boxes horizontally and vertically, up to the heavy black line. In short, confirm that if the musician prefers a title, he prefers no other, and that title is not preferred by any other bandmember.

When a clue definitely rules out a preference, simply place an "x" in that intersection. When you have finished marking up the chart with all the clues, you will be able to determine each band member's title choice and instrument.

CLUES

1. The guitarist suggested the title "Andy Savage Is Pregnant With My Two-Headed Love Child."

2. Nelson Shawn didn't suggest "Sit On My Flagpole, Mark Sidran."

3. Shep Benherd, who likes the title, "Eddie Vedder Don't Lose That Number" isn't the drummer.

4. String Beanfellow isn't the bassist or the drummer.

5. Alex Artisuckis is partial to "My Heroin Addiction Will Buy You A New Life."

The winner will be chosen at random from the first 10 correct entries we receive, and will be awarded the holiday PRIZE: a gift certificate to Orpheum. The other 9 folks will receive handwritten thank-you notes from Erin Franzman and Kathleen Wilson.