Thursday 12th Dec 2019 – a Historic Day

Today is bananas. First there’s the start of Champions League Popmaster at 1030.

Most important development of the day is the sale of Eurovision tickets at 1100

Also there’s a general election, but I’m not expecting great things there. DP prediction at 1019: Narrow Tory majority of about 10.

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – The Strathie. Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: La Jack Vettriano (pic round).

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round) – Currently in Refurb. (should be re-opened before Christmas)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £100. Cheat answer: Guns n Roses (music round).

Big Money Win Last Week

We had a terrific moment last week at the Strathie when Brian scooped the £210 which had been building up like a cash volcano. He was straight on the blower to his broker:

So that means tonight’s biggest pot is the £100 which remains at the Newsroom. Be there at 9pm!

Cheat Clues

Here is the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Newsroom. It’s Guns n Roses

A bit of wailing and screaming, gunner style

There you go – see you tonight!

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Wednesday 11th December 2019

QUIZZES TONIGHT

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £60. Cheat: Steely Dan (music round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £120. Cheat: Bride Wars (pic round)

CHEAT TIPS

Ken Bruce favourites Steely Dan turn up in the Joker & Thief music round tonight. This is what it sounds like:

Seventies and smooth

I don’t know how many of you listen to Ken Bruce – he does the mid-mornings on BBC Radio 2. Ken Bruce has no actual age – he has been exactly the same entity since he began broadcasting nationally in the early 1980s.

He is the overseer of Popmaster which is the daily music quiz that’s on between 1030 and 1045.

Don’t ever phone me between those times because I won’t answer, I’m doing the quiz.

If my wife is studying in the kitchen (she’s doing a masters) then she has to get out at 1028 cos that’s the time that I breenge into the zone, whap the kettle on and get the tranny fired up.

And I can hear you saying: “Come on Doc, tell us about your tranny. Give us some hardware detail.”

All right.

The machine I listen on (you would probably call it a “device” these days) is a Grundig Yacht Boy which used to belong to my dad and is now mine.

Grundig Yacht Boy
Vintage contraption

It sounds great but it’s older than me: I was born in the 70s and Yacht Boy was born in the 60s.

I love it and I will never chuck it out. even though the missus doesn’t like it (it’s “ugly”).

It’s half nine now, so let’s get this communication sorted so I can get ready for Popmaster.

A few stretches, a coffee, you know.

By the way, if you do like Popmaster, I sell scorepads on my other website. They are great.

Dr P

See you later,

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THEY’RE BACK (Hollywood Style)



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Monday December 9th 2019

Here we are it’s Monday. Get revved.

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £100. Cheat: Macaw (pic round)

7pm – Portobello Tap. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: 2 Unlimited (music round)

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £60. Cheat news: 2001 – A Space Odyssey (pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £60. Cheat news: Kelis (music round)

It’s Monday. The day that brings eternal sadness and moaning throughout the land, if you believe the Central Narrative.

I prefer to think that there are actually lots of people who enjoy Monday. I’m certainly one of them and I think everyone who comes to the quiz is as well.

In fact, if you DON’T enjoy Monday – you should try coming to the quiz. It might change your mind and then you can have a better life.

You can thank me later

Cheats

Here are the music round cheats for tonight

The first is for the Portobello Tap:

The fresh sound of ’92

2 Unlimited are or were Dutch. There has always been great Dutch stuff on the UK Chart. Focus, Vengaboys, and Alice Deejay, George Baker, to name a few.

Hup Holland.

Meanwhile, the music round free answer for the Safari Lounge is by Kelis:

Kelis – in whatever the opposite of HD is

Why is this video so potato? I don’t know. I don’t run youtube. I’m just a local quizmaster, asking local questions for local people.

I barely know what an internet is, let alone anything about bit-rates.

Give me a break.

See you tonight.

Dr Paul

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Team Hopeless
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Sunday 8th December 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: One True Voice (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Annie Oakley(pic round)

CHEATS

And now, here’s the cheat item for tonight’s music round at the Persevere. It’s the boy band you’ve all conveniently forgotten about: One True Voice:

Like Suede but not as good

Rubbish, really.

The picture answer (for the Tolbooth) is more interesting ,

Annie Oakley was born in a log cabin in 1860 on the Ohio / Illinois border and became famous as a sharpshooter, making money at fairs, circuses and exhibitions.

Here fame grew to the extent that she toured Europe. One story says that she shot the ash off a fag held by the German Kaiser, at his request.

You see, kids: that’s how it used to be before health and safety took over. And it wasn’t on youtube or pay per view either. You had to BE there.

File:Annie-oakley.jpg
Annie Oakley – you had to be there

It was success all the way for Oakley and husband Frank Butler. She made shit loads of money and distributed it all to family and charities.

When she died in 1926, her husband was so grieved that he stopped eating and he died 18 days later. You don’t get that kind of shit these days either. Nice one, Frank.

And of course, her life story was later turned into the Irving Berlin musical ‘Annie Get Your Gun’

Great stuff.

I won’t be shooting fags out of people’ mouths at the quiz tonight. We’re not allowed to do that anymore.

So the entertainment is quiz questions for booze and money prizes.

Still: not bad!

See you tonight.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Simon Dupree And The Big Sound Alert

Psychedelic George from Team Spirit (at Brass Monkey) has asked me a few times about Simon Dupree And The Big Sound.

I says “Naw – I never heard of them”

But when I finally get round to looking them up – I definitely know one of their tunes.

It’s a belter and it got to number 9 in the UK charts in 1967. In fact it was their only hit.

After a brief spell where they had Elton John as a stand-in keyboardists (when he was plain-old Reg Dwight), the band split up and then reformed as 1970s prog-rock megaliths Gentle Giant

This is their big hit and is has a Haunting Sound!

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Thursday 5th December 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – The Strathie. Jackpot £210. Cheat answer: La Bionda(music round).

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round) – Currently in Refurb. (should be re-opened before Christmas)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: Embassy (pic round).

Crazy Martin’s Money Is Still In The Pot

Wild boss “Crazy Martin” lobbed an extra £90 in the Strathie pub quiz jackpot last week but it was NOT WON and it means tonight’s jackpot has soared to a frankly unsustainable £210.

Be the one who wins it tonight. Quiz at 7pm!

Cheat Clues

Here is the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Strathie. It’s La Bionda who are a pair of Italian brothers who felt very nice, very disco in the 70s and 80s.

The video tells the story of what will happen when Italy gets round to having a space program (their sex-mad astronauts will easily be seduced by weird alien lady-ghosts)

Italians conquers space but are immediately seduced by aliens

It’s like an episode of Star Trek but with better music and more honest. If Captain Kirk really did go for all those space-women, it would be sure to wrong pretty quickly but he always wins, that’s the American way.

In this video, the heroes are defeated straight away, lured by the promise of intergalactic sex. This human frailty is realized and honestly documented. This is the European way.

Opportunity smells like Leith.

Opportunity smells like £210

Be there tonight!

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Wednesday 4th Dec 2019

QUIZZES TONIGHT

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £30. Cheat: The Spy Who Loved Me (pic round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £90. Cheat: Ace of Base (music round)

CHEAT TIPS

If you read the website or get the email, you’ll always be one answer ahead.

This is because I publish a free answer for each quiz on the morning of the quiz. (see tonight’s clues above)

Here’s the video to go with the music round clue which is from Ace of Base and it’s very pop

Watch out for the Coda

That’s all I’ve got time for today. If you want actual DP chat – come to the quiz!

Even when Team Spirit lose… they win

Oh yes

Love,

Dr P

See you later,

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Fashion statement



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Monday 2nd December 2019

Here we are it’s Monday. Get revved.

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £50. Cheat: Missy Elliot (music round)

7pm – Portobello Tap. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Gregor Mendel (pic round)

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Moloko (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Deep Impact (pic round)

So the £200 went at the Brass Leith last Monday but Crazy Martin’s investment at the Strathie was NOT scooped so we are left with £210 there on Thursday.

In the meantime the largest jackpot tonight is Kerry’s £90 at the Portobello Tape. It’s also worth noting that Portobello has been voted greatest place in the Universe, so there’s an extra reason to go and ride the seaside buzz.

Cheats

Here are the music round cheats for tonight

The first is for the Brass Monkey Leith:

It’s got accordion in it so it’s OK by me

Video is notable for a moment just after the two minute make in which Missy Elliot spits and a nearby man swallows.

Nasty!

Meanwhile, the music round free answer for the Argyle is by Moloko:

costume disaster, but nice tune

Roisin Murphy’s outfit in this is well dodgy.

Twenties flapper? Made out of mirror shards? Certainly doesn’t look comfortable. I would go as far as saying it looks dangerous.

Luckily The song is unaffected – it still sounds cool.

Dead Pool update: no one had Clive James for November. So he passes without a celebration million quid. Sad.

I just updated the December entries and someone wrote him down for December only for him to die in November. Bad luck there!

See you tonight.

Dr Paul

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Sunday 1st December

OMG it’s actual December. Shit the bed.

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: The Broken Ear (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Apocalypse Now (pic round)

CHEATS

And now, here’s the cheat item for tonight’s music round at the Tolbooth Tavern. It’s a 90s song Manchester indie band, James:

Like Suede but not as good

So, a bit like Suede but not as good. I don’t know if James were ever anyone’s actual favourite band but they did sell a lot of T-Shirts

Image result for james t shirt band

It seemed so clever at the time.

Anyway: Sunday is best so I’ll see you at the pub quiz tonight,

Love,

Dr Paul

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Thursday 28th November 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – The Strathie. Jackpot £180. Cheat answer: Squeeze (music round).

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round) – Currently in Refurb. (should be re-opened before Christmas)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £200. Cheat answer: Mull (pic round).

Crazy Martin Does It Again

So the jackpot at the Strathie tonight should have been £90 but overlord, boss and all-round crazy guy “Crazy Martin” has DOUBLED the pot and made it £180. Don’t miss out. See you at 7pm!

Cheat Clues

Here is the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Strathie. It’s Squeeze who were great in the 70s and 80s. They also had a keyboard player Jools Holland who is now more famous than the rest of them put together and I’m not quite sure why.

Squeeze – mixed up

This Top of The Pops appearance has the band all playing the wrong instruments, apparently as a comment on being forced to mime. Thems was the days.

The Newsroom also has a big pot tonight: £200. Big Thursday – big night – big dreams – the future is ours, right there for the taking, right in front of us like a dropped fiver. All we have to do is pick it up.

Opportunity.

See you tonight!

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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