My first two became the chandler's downfall and woe

My last two include a fiddle, flute and cello.

Put it all together and what do you get?

An evil woman, who can turn to stone any living thing with her strange magic.

  • $\begingroup$ Did you mean "chandelier" and not "Chandler", "Chandler" or "Chandler"? $\endgroup$ Jan 7 '16 at 20:41
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    $\begingroup$ @ToddWilcox No, they meant chandler, which is in fact related to the word chandelier. $\endgroup$
    – Will
    Jan 7 '16 at 20:43
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    $\begingroup$ @Will Ah so. This site never fails to educate. Well at least I got my Friends joke in. $\endgroup$ Jan 7 '16 at 20:45
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    $\begingroup$ Why the downvote all of a sudden? $\endgroup$
    – APrough
    Jan 11 '16 at 12:45

The answer is

Electric Light Orchestra

The first two

Electric Lights made chandlery less important and eventually completely unneeded

The last two

Light Orchestra; indicates light orchestral music, which often has fiddlers, flautists, and cellists

And lastly

"Evil Woman," "Turn to Stone," "Livin' Thing," and "Strange Magic" can be found in the discography of Electric Light Orchestra

  • $\begingroup$ Yes. Too easy apparently... $\endgroup$
    – APrough
    Jan 7 '16 at 18:20
  • $\begingroup$ @APrough I was only able to get it because I recognized the ELO stuff from Xanadu of all places (it was good for something!!), and the first two lines took me a while. $\endgroup$
    – Will
    Jan 7 '16 at 18:53

This is mostly a wild guess that I can't justify to the clues, but I don't know enough about the subject to be sure it's wrong.


Trying to justify it:

The last hint made me think Medusa, who's a gorgon. I searched Medusa and Chandler and there is some mention of Chandler within a book called the "Gorgon's Gaze", and I didn't know if "zo" "la" could be musical terms (with "la" at least being a note).

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    $\begingroup$ If you can justify how a cheese is an evil woman, I'd be impressed. :/ $\endgroup$ Jan 7 '16 at 15:11
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    $\begingroup$ @IanMacDonald That's the gorgon bit! $\endgroup$
    – Samthere
    Jan 7 '16 at 15:13
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    $\begingroup$ Then you have inverted the ordering of the clues listed. The whole is the evil woman, not the first two [syllables]. $\endgroup$ Jan 7 '16 at 15:15
  • $\begingroup$ Please justify your answer, otherwise it is not a valid answer. $\endgroup$
    – GentlePurpleRain
    Jan 7 '16 at 15:51

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