Thursday Pub Quiz Edinburgh Action

Come and have a shot at tonight’s quizzes:

7pm – The Argyle Bar (Upstairs). Jackpot £30. Cheat: Peter Howson in one of the pic round answers.

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £150. Cheat: The music round includes the theme from Mork & Mindy, see vid below

I never used to particularly enjoy Mork And Mindy. I think I had a problem with Robin Williams being so hairy like an apparently-grown-man but then fucking around like a three-year-old.

I get that he was supposed to be a jester, a fool, bringing the colour and wisdom of childhood back to the grey adults, but the whole man-child thing doesn’t appeal. Never has.

I also didn’t like the way they cut about in a jeep with no roof. Being from Scotland makes this kind of behaviour seem reckless. Do they not have rain in Boulder, Colorado?

I also never liked the name ‘Mork’. To me it sounded like a simpleton attempting to pronounce ‘Mark’. And Mindy was rubbish, she did nowt.

Happy Days was better.

Hey Cunningham. Quiz me.

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Wednesday Night Quiz

Hey. It’s my birthday. To you this is utterly immaterial. You just want to hear about tonight’s quiz:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot: £90. Cheat news: The music round contains John Leyton. – see video below to see the genius.

This was number one in 1961. I love the sound of it, so dramatic. That’s the Joe Meek sound. Joe Meek was the producer and you can see him in the video, winding bits of tape and what not. No apps in them days.

Joe Meek recorded hundreds of artists and produced loads of pop bangers, arguably becoming the first producer-as-a-star. He didn’t play an instrument himself but he was the pioneer of the field where you don’t have to ‘know’ music to make music.

Meek was clearly a genius but was a bit unhinged. A wee read of his Wikipedia page will take you through the madness, repressed sexuality, paranoia, court cases and anger issues which led him to the 3rd February 1967 when took a shotgun, killed his landlady and then himself.

Murder, suicide, The End.

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The Greatest Song In The World Is In The Music Round Tonight

After last night’s excrement of tediosity, we have real art in the Safari music round tonight. See vid below. Art.

Anyway: quizzes tonight:

7pm Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot £50. Cheat: One of the answers is Gordon.

9pm Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat: One of the music round answers is Limahl, performing the greatest song ever written. See the vid:

Every single woman in Britain fancied Limahl in 1984. It’s just the way it was back them. There were fewer options.

Women had seen Harrison Ford but they knew he lived in America. Limahl represented hope, something achievable.

Limahl’s real name was Christopher Hamill but he was a clever wee cunt and anagramised his last name, dropping the first to create Limahl, a name heavy with mystique and sex.

He joined Kajagoogoo. They had a hit. I have a specific memory of watching Hearts v East Fife at Tynecastle in the Scottish Cup with the Kajagoogoo hit playing at half-time. It was midwinter, absolutely freezing and I had a heavy cold. I wasn’t a fan of either team.

The only warm thing I can remember from that day was Kajagoogoo and therefore Limahl and his name like a balm.

Thank you, Limahl. Thank you, Christopher.

 

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Sunday Night Is Tonight. Come And Win The Quiz If You Are Bright.

The Persevere, 6pm. Jackpot: £30. CheaT: The music round includes Counting Crows (see vid below)

Tolbooth Tavern, 8pm. Jackpot £30. Cheat: One of the answers is Daphne Blake

Who the hell are Counting Crows? I’m not sure. I always see their sheet music in charity shops.I always wrote them off because of their name. I thought, who wants to count crows? That sounds tedious. They must be tedious.

Listening to this video now, there’s obvious artistry but they remind me of R.E.M. It’s all a little po-faced, a bit too worthy for me. Where are the jokes? But I can see why people like them.

And the guy with the dreads is asking for a slap.

God they don’t half go on as well. The song is still playing and that’s me finished the post. Doesn’t happen too often..

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Thursday Quiz Action Tonight

Thursday brings gifts and prizes:

7pm The Argyle Bar (upstairs). Jackpot: £30. Cheat: One of the music round tracks is Debroah Harry (her out of Blondie). See vid below to hear the song.

9pm The Newsroom. Jackpot: A tasty £100. Cheat: One of the answers tonight is Rudolf Nureyev.

The youtube comments for this one are full of lust. And it’s a good tune but Harry’s greatest video performance is surely the one where she’s on the muppets.

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Wednesday Quiz

During August there is only one quiz on a Wednesday night:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: One of tonight’s music round answers is Andrew Gold. Listen to the song on the video below so you recognise it when the time comes.

 

According to one of the comments on youtube, one of the backing singers on harmonies for this song was Freddie Mercury.

Amaze.

The internet seems to back this up and although I’ve heard the song a million times, I never noticed but listening now, it makes sense.

Which just proves: Queen is everywhere and Freddie cannot die.

Awesome.

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Sunday Pub Quiz Tonight

Get your team together. Head to the pub. Win.

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: One of the answers is a Heron

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot £30. Cheat: One of the music round answers is Puretone.

The Puretone song was big radio hit in 2002. The video is excellent: Mad Max crossed with Thelma and Louise:

I’ve give you a spoiler/non-spoiler before you watch the vid: The girls win.

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Thursday Quizzes

Two quizzes tonight:

7pm Argyle Bar (upstairs). Jackpot £60. Cheat: One of the answers in the picture round is Air

9pm The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat: One of the music round clips is Erykah Badu. Hear the song by looking at the video below:

In the video Erykah Badu begins by having a cup of tea and later has a sit down on a couch. It’s not rock n roll.

It’s about as rock and roll as Keith Lemon doing the paedo-weather on This Morning.

But not as rock and roll as the Open University ident from 1983.

Now you’re talking.

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