Do you find numerological significance in dates? Today’s the first 20th of 2020.
Personally, I’m not seeing anything.
7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £50. Cheat: KRS-One (music round)
7pm – Portobello Tap. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Julianne Moore (pic round)
9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £210. Cheat news: Elvis Presley (music round)
9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £90. Cheat news: Rousseau (pic round)
January fact: the average daytime high temperature during January in Edinburgh is 7 degrees C. When you think about it, that’s not too bad.
We don’t get heatwaves here but we never freeze to death. It’s not like Russia or Canada. It’s not like Greece.
And it might rain a bit, but we never get tornados, we never get tsunamis. The earthquakes are small.
Suggested new marketing slogan for Scotland:
“Scotland: it’s perfectly all right, for now”.
Anyway – here are the cheats for tonight. First is a piece of hip hop by an original master: KRS-One:
This will appear in the music round at the Brass Monkey Leith:
This tune is from the late 90s, but KRS-One made his mark in the 80s – and is still releasing albums today, which reminds me: I bumped into Edinburgh’s own original hip-hop force: Pedro Solenoid, and he assures me that although he’s been out of the game for nearly ten years, he’s back and recording TWO ALBUMS worth of new rap, right now.
Meanwhile, the music round cheat for the Argyle Bar is some bollocks old French nonsense by a band called Hot Blood.
It boasts quite literally the greatest pop video ever made, and a clear inspiration for Michael Jackson’s Thriller which came later:
The genius of Soul Dracula is that if you bumped into him one night in South Leith Kirk Churchyard – you wouldn’t even be scared because he’s so ridiculous.
But then, as you laugh… he’s got you.
So more scary than you first think.
Tell you what else is scary: the thought of SOMEONE ELSE winning that £210 at the Argyle Bar tonight. Blow me down! It’s a cracker.
See ya later,