Joy on the north end - his light up mouse head lights up/goes crazy, probably causing quite a bit of joy. Spiritual shaking abounds - he's a DJ, so people are going to be dancing. He also did a collab with Kaskade called "move with me" But does one believe? - he's a dead mouse. do you believe in ghosts 'n' stuff?
This is a big maybe, but it's a possibility
He's also Canadian-born (north end, joyous birth) and he received his first keyboard for Christmas when he was a teenager (also a joyous event from Santa in the north)
Does no one think that a cemetery and/or the clue being posted in Des Moines is important?
That's what led me to start researching Furthur as a possibility. What better way to announce the long awaited return of members of The Grateful Dead family than a clue in a cemetery?
"Joy on the north end" - San Francisco-based, "north end" of the bay area "Spiritual shaking abounds" - could be interpreted as dancing to Grateful Dead music... "But does one believe?" - that they have a Jerry Garcia hologram lined up
I think that Father John Misty is the answer to this one, echoing what someone said about a page ago. The first line of all these clues seems to be a simple play on words or something similar in reference to the band name, and you can make the word joy from the beginning and end of his name. He also has a lot of spiritual/religious background according to his wiki, and the first video for his newest album has the word cemetery in the title. It seems like a bit of a stretch, but I feel like he fits best.
Post by plasticpepper on Jan 21, 2013 17:09:30 GMT -5
Okay, I have just finished reading through everything, and all I have to say is daaang you all are being huge jerks this year. What the hell, dudes. If you're annoyed by the clues and think they're stupid, then get the hell out of the clue board, how hard is that?! (Not necessarily directed at anyone or anything in this thread, just my grumblings after reading through all six threads.)
ANYWAY, I do actually have something mildly constructive to say too - just that there are two bits of wording that strike me as potentially significant in this clue. One is the word on in "joy on the north end" - if you were referring to the north end of a city, or really any sort of geographical north, you'd say "in." Or maybe "from" for a joyful person from the north of something, or "of" for a person who could be considered the "joy" of that place. But "on"...nah, that sounds different to me. I don't think we are talking about a geographic north - sounds more to me like we're talking about the top of something. Or maybe like the north end of a street, something like that - could be geographic but I don't think it's as simple as the north end of Boston or anything like that.
And then I also wondered about "but does one believe" - why not just say "but do you believe?" Seems like there might be some reason for that as well. (Although it could just be that they figured "but do you believe" would send us down an American Pie path of no return...with so many bands/artists alluded to in that song, we probably never would have found our way back from that! )
Another idea: Father John Misty? We know he'll be there and he fits the clue pretty well. Joy from the north end - It may not be the north end specifically, but Josh Tillman has been based in Seattle for a long time.
Spiritual shaking abounds
But does one believe? - Father John Misty is a pastor's title, and Tillman has talked about his history growing up in a Christian household and eventually losing his faith.
As for the cemetery, I believe "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings" is the first song FMJ released.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery is also on the "north" side of two streets. They usually have a lot of events and movies shown to the open public there, hence the "joy" part. "Spiritual Shaking" might also refer to the place, being a cemetery with celebrities, artists and such.