It’s Monday and you can stave off the FEAR OF DYING by forgetting about everything for a few hours at the pub.
Drinking at the pub has been proven by major scientists as a top cause of not giving a monkey’s which, in turn, has been proven by other scientists as the key to happiness.
Boozing midweek = pleasure and goodness and the great thing is that you don’t even need me to tell you that – you ALREADY KNOW.
Here are the music round cheats for tonight
The first is for the Argyle Bar:
Boney M were the greatest band of the late seventies. They knocked out hit after hit after hit and this is just one example of their genius.
So why were they called Boney M. The answer on Wikipedia is concise, so I’m I’m just to cut and paste it:
“[The name was] …a pseudonym Farian had created for himself after watching the Australian detective show Boney. He said:
“I turned on the TV one day and it was the end of a detective series. I just caught the credits and it said Boney. Nice name, I thought – Boney, Boney, Boney… Boney M. Boney, Boney, Boney M. Nice sound. Simple.”
So now you know.
Meanwhile, the Safari Lounge music round will contain Darude:
Hey – it’s another video with a heist / robbery – but sadly you never get to find out what’s in the briefcase.
If it’s cash, I wonder how much they got, because the case doesn’t look very big.
Perhaps it is a traveller’s cheque for fifty million pounds. I have no idea if you even get traveller’s cheques these days.
Quick Google result – yes you can still get them but hardly anyone still uses them.
Regarding Darude – obviously the ‘Sandstorm’ tune is a banger so it was exciting when he was announced to be Finland’s Eurovision entry for this year but in the end, big disappointment: his song was pish.
If you read this page or get the email, you’ll always be at least one answer ahead. This is because I publish a free answer for each quiz on the morning of the quiz. (see above)
Here’s the video to go with the music round clue, It comes from the high era of dance-rave-euro-pop and it is this song by La Bouche:
Two things of note go with this record.
The first is that the music was created by Frank Farian and you know anything about the history Europop, you’ll know he was the German producer behind Boney M, the legendary pop-disco act of the 1970s.
The other thing is a sad story.
The singer for La Bouche was a woman named Melanie Thornton, an American woman who moved to Europe with her US Serviceman husband and went on to become a leading voice in Europop.
After scoring several dance hits with La Bouche, she went solo and released her first solo album in 2001 before dying in a Swiss plane crash in November that same year.
The got his approach to Zurich wrong and crashed into nearby wooded hills.
Thornton was one of 24 people who died and not one of the 9 who survived. She was only 34 years old.
The one solo album she managed to release was titled ‘Ready To Fly’.
But not as tragic as if you miss the quiz tonight.
The biggest Monday quiz jackpot tonight is at the Brass MOnkey Leith where everyone will be competing for £100 in super sext CASH!
Here are the music round cheats for tonight
The first is for the Brass Monkey Leith:
This Toni Braxton number is one of those songs sung by a should lady and aimed at an unidentified man who isn’t / wasn’t good enough.
Other acts who have often played out similar themes in their songs would be Destiny’s Child, TLC and Little Mix.
The tone of these songs are usually righteous, direct and slightly aggressive.
I tihnk the blokes they sing about are supposed to hear the song and feel ashamed of their behaviour or inadequacies
But I wonder if they feel this at all.
I always picture the individual men on the receiving end of these types of songs as totally unashamed, perhaps sitting on a nice park bench somewhere, smoking a fag and drinking a can of Kestrel lager, while their ex moans about them in a pop video.
Who is the winner in this situation? It’s hard to say.
Meanwhile, the Argyle Bar music round will contain this song by DJ Snake & Lil Jon:
The only thing to say about this video is that it is excellent and sbizarrre. You have to watch it but it’s got high rise living, dick-power, domestic damage and a copper getting his face melted off.
You might have seen it already (it has nearly a billion views on youtube) but you might not know or expect that it gets used in Figure Skating, by an American skater named Jimmy Ma.
Great stuff. Round up the team and we’ll see you tonight.
There’s hefty English football on this afternoon (Liv v Man) which means if you want to see grown men becoming grumpy about a ball game you should come along to the Persevere when I will be switching the sound on the football over to my channel with about 20 minutes still to play.
It’s football’s own fault. The football and the quiz used to dovetail nicely when they started the games at 4pm, but sometime during last season they began trying 4.30 kickoffs and this must somehow make them more money, because they’ve stuck with it this season.
Quiz aint moving, cos I have another quiz later and I’m habitually slightly too late to get that one started anyway. So no moving.
And if the Premier League has a problem with this then I will fight the Premier League boss of scheduling at boxing for the right to choose match times, and also to raise my social media profile and make a million pounds. The challenge is here, now.
Anyway, here’s the audio cheat for tonight which refers to the music round at the Persevere:
This still sounds great after all these years. And I’ve just discovered that the singer’s name is Durga McBroom.
Durga McBroom. Can anyone beat that for a name?
She’s the vocalist but the guy who did the music is interesting. His real name is Martin Glover but he goes by the name “Youth” although he is now 58 years old.
A quick wiki reveals he was involved with all sorts of different music : Killing Joke, The Orb, U2, Paul McCartney, The Cult, The Verve, The Sugarcubes and even Alien Sex Fiend.
Any, Sunday is the day of the Lord, day of family, day of Remembrance (today only – official), and the day of pub quiz.
See you tonight
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Here’s the list of those famous people you picked for the chop in November 2019.
We’ll see what happens.
Remember it’s one entry per person so if you entered more than once, they won’t all appear on the list – I just go for the first one I find.
Alex Ferguson Alex Trebek Angela Merkel Antonio Banderas Barbara Windsor Barry Gibb Barry McGuigan Betty White Betty White Bill Turnbull Bill Withers Billy Connolly Bob Barker Boris Johnson Boris Johnson Boris Johnson Clint Eastwood Dalai Lama David Attenborough David Jason David Soul Delia Smith Dick Van Dyke Donald Trump Donald Trump Donald Trump Donald Trump Donald Trump Ed Sheeran Gina Davis Granit Xhaka Iggy Pop Jimmy Carter Jimmy Carter Joan Plowright John Cleese John Craven Kirk Douglas Kirk Douglas Kirk Douglas Len Goodman Madonna Maggie Smith Michael Douglas Michael Heseltine
Nigel Lawson Olivia Newton John Ozzy Osbourne Ozzy Osbourne Paul Gascoigne Prince Philip Prince Philip Prince Philip Prince Philip Prince Philip Prince Philip Prince Philip Prince Philip Prince Philip Prince Philip Prince Philip Prince Philip Prince Philip Prince Philip Robert Redford Russell Brand Ruth Bader Ginsberg Sean Connery Sean Connery Sean Connery Sean Connery Stanley Johnson Steve Buscemi
The Queen The Queen The Queen The Queen Thom Yorke Tina Turner Tony Green Yoko Ono
Here is the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Newsroom. It’s former Spice Girl Mel C when she attempted to prove to the world that she was rock.
Mel C’s job title in the Spice Girls was “Sporty Spice” which meant that she wore tracksuits and did backflips.
This was one of the better roles in the Spice Girls, being defined by action rather than age or body type.
Ginger Spice? Is that all there is to Geri Halliwell, her red hair? Having red hair is enough to constitute a character?
The “Baby Spice” nickname carried worrying overtones and hardly provided a great launch pad showbiz longevity, given that Emma Bunton is now 43 and is still best remembered for her resemblance to an infant.
I’m sure I’ve pondered the meaning of “Scary Spice” before on these pages.
"in-your-face" attitude, "loud" Leeds accent, throaty laugh, pierced tongue, bold manner of dress (which often consisted of leopard-print outfits), and her voluminously curly Afro hair.
But you have to wonder if there was some underlying racism in the name.
Would she really have been called Scary Spice if she’d happened to be white?
Could Mel B ever have been the “posh” one? I have no idea, but I do wonder.
Meanwhile, the “Posh” name probably worked best of all, long-term. This defined Victoria Addams (now Beckham) as a high-profile woman who was interested in fashion, being posh and pouty and all that.
She has succesfully jumped up from this character platform onto a higher level that involved a real career building an actual fashion empire, with no cognitive dissonance getting in the way – the character remains intact and she did a great job putting the character to work for her.
As for Mel C, she keeps plugging away, bringing out the occasional record.
Her last album got to number 25 in the UK charts which is much higher than any of my albums have reached, but still…
Anyway – The Spice girls are highly unlikely to be at any of the quizzes tonight so if you want to be Sporty, Posh or Ginger tonight, then aint no-one gonna sotp you.
Remember: the Strathie has cheap drink and the Newsroom is handy for buses.