Sunday is the best night for going out, according to proper research.
6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: One of the answers in the music round is R.E.M. see vid below for song.
8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: One of the answers in the picture round is Rudyard Kipling. That’s your original Jungle Book fella.
There was a time twenty years when you couldn’t move for R.E.M.
First the Indie kids liked them. Then people who liked American novelty things like drinking coffee and watching ‘Friends’ started liking them.
Then it was Radio 1 and every other person in Britain. It was so dull. I used to hate the sound of them, despite thinking the songs were kind of OK.
They had one of those singers who looked and sounded like a pontificating twat. Like Bono but American, so even worse.
Then they just stopped and gave up and no one heard of them ever again.
After a five-year clean-up period R.E.M. ceased to exist and the new generation came through, untouched by their pish.
So fair play to the R.E.M.
If you’re going to get old and shit, you may as well quit. And quit properly. I hope they’re doing OK. I hope they feel fine.
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