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Sunday 8th March 2020

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Leonora (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Moldova (pic round)

It’s Sunday. Let’s go out quizzing.

Cheats:

By the way, here is the cheat nugget for tonight’s music round at the Persevere. It’s Leonora who represented Denamrk at the Eurovision last year with this song:

A simple song for simple people like myself

A lot of Eurofans (of which I am one) strongly DISLIKED this song but I ended up really liking it.

It’s appeal is its simplicity. And

I’m a simple chap.

I like simple songs, and fish and chips.

It looks like this year’s Eurovision might be radically altered by the naughty wee COVIDS. We’ll see what happens.

Anyway – quiz goes ahead as usual. See you tonight!

Love,

Dr Paul

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Thursday 5th March 2020

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – The Strathie. Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: Chvrches (music round).

8pm – The Ormelie Tavern Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Mexico (pic round).

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

Big news tonight: a new venue for young Michael out at Portobello: The Ormelie Tavern which is so old school is doesn’t have its own Facebook page and doesn’t have an in built sound system. This is how pubs used to be. Go and be entertained there TONIGHT at 8pm

Cheat Clues

The music round at the Strathie tonight contains this song by Chvrches who do a very good impression of people who don’t like to have a good time.

Cheer up love, it might never happen.

They are the sort of people who attract the comment “Cheer up love, it might never happen.”

I used to get that kind of comment, particularly when I was teenager. I think I had a quite a mopey face.

It was most annoying when I was feeling quietly blissful. How can you cheer up when there is already bliss? Annoying.

The other annoying thing about it was never quite understanding the exact meaning of the phrase.

“Cheer up – it might never happen”

What exactly was it that might never happen?

Did they mean something in the future? That whatever it is you could be worrying about might never happen? And therefore to stop worrying?

This seems reasonable up to a point. But why is the worry automatically assumed to relate to the future?

What if the worrying thing already happened?

Or did they mean that you could miss out?

Did they mean if you didn’t cheer up then you run the risk of missing “it” – the “it” being something good that you’d be doomed to miss because you’d be too busy being depressed.

I don’t know – that reading seems a little convoluted.

So what DID they mean?

Did you ever tell someone to cheer up “because it might never happen”?

Let me know in the comments what you actually meant by this. Or share it on the DR Paul Quiz Facebook group. It will solve a mystery. Thanks.

Anyway – get yourself to the Ormelie tonight and see this shining light of old-skool savvy in a millennial snowflake world or crying.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Ormelie

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Wednesday 4th March 2020

QUIZZES TONIGHT

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £30. Cheat: Alice Cooper (music round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £30. Cheat: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (pic round)

Quiz is mechanized and loaded for Wednesday. Come and feel it tonight.

CHEAT TIPS

Wednesday brings some proper 80s cheese to the music round at the Joker. It’s your old pal Alice Cooper:

A bloke called Alice

Alice Cooper was a weird guy – a carefully cultivated extreme image to do with facial make up and gore, but loads of really tame songs. This was his “comeback” after a few years of obscurity following his 70s peak.

It’s a great song. Could do with something like that in Eurovision this year, so far the 2020 songs already released have been mainly not amazing.

My favourite so far is Lithuania, but Iceland‘s all right as well.

It would be great if either won – neither country has ever won Eurovision.

Ahh. I’ve accidentally started talking about Eurovision again.

Sorry. (Not sorry).

Anyway – I promise not to talk about Eurovision TOO much tonight. Seriously. Honestly. Look me in the eye.

See you later,

Dr P

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Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Tonight’s Quiz:

There’s only one place to be tonight:

8pm – Basils. Jackpot: £120. Cheat clue: Ottawan (music round)

Last time the jackpot reached £120 we had a winner. Will it happen again tonight? Will it be you?

Get yourself down to the Annfield promenade at Newhaven, breathe the sea air and get a nice snack and a nice cocktail. Or just a pint.

Play it your way.

Basils is at Annfield and it is proper nice. Come and have a look.

Cheat News

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Tonight’s music round includes this beat-tastic shug-a-lug boom-banger from your favourite sixties Spanish band, Los Bravos:

Madrid’s finest, 1965.

What a tune.

This was, apparently, the first hit by a Spanish band to go international.

Fans of stereotypes will be delighted to learn that the names of the individuals in the band were Manuel, Miguel, Tony, and Pablo.

Superb.

Come and relive the fun of the 1960s tonight. In fact, imagine it was 1965 and you won £120. That would make you a millionaire.

Well, not quite.

According to the Bank of England inflation calculator, Winning £120 in 1965 would be like winning over two grand now.

According to the Bank of England

So if you can just invent Time Travel, you’ll be sorted.

Meanwhile – even £120 is handy and is certainly enough to make winners happy. Be that person, tonight!

Tonight

Winners at Basils pub quiz
Winners at Basils

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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The winners who actually chose the Michael Hulse Megamix CD

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Monday 2nd of March 2020

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £50. Cheat: Polar Bears (pic round)

7pm – Portobello Tap. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Jack Vettriano (pic round)

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £150. Cheat news: Lena (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Candi Staton (music round)

Best jackpot tonight is at the Argyle: offering £150. Kerry was off last week but is better this week and will be at both Portobello Tap and Argyle Bar.

Cheats

Here are the cheats for tonight. The first is for the music round at the Safari and comes to you straight form the Super Seventies. It’s Candi Staton:

Real cool

Proper Disco, class and glamour back in the days when NYC was cool.

Meanwhile, the music round at the Argyle will feature Lena who, as you will remember, won the Eurovision nine years ago with this:

A banger

Anyway – round up your team, come out to the quiz, and have yourself a merry wee Monday night.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Sunday 1st March

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: The Duke of Wellington (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: McFly (music round)

It’s Sunday. Let’s go quizzing.

Cheats:

By the way, here is the cheat nugget for tonight’s music round at the Tolbooth Tavern. It’s McFly who perfected their lads-with-guitars sound in the mid 2000s. They were slightly more convincing than Busted but eventually the country wasn’t big enough for both bands and they had to merge.

McFly – when they were still an independent trader

That was the 2000s. I wasn’t paying much attention to pop music at the time. I was probably listening to Belle and Sebastian, Pink Floyd and ELO.

Looking back, there were possibly some slightly tedious afternoons.

Anyway, I’ll be playing proper pop music between the questions tonight so no need to worry about getting Floyd-ed.

See you later.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Thursday 27th Feb 2020

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – The Strathie. Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Kit-Kat (pic round).

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £300. Cheat answer: B-52s (music round).

Newsroom jackpot has reached pandemic proportions – now standing at £300. Holy Jesus!

Cheat Clues

The music round at the Newsroom tonight contains this song by the B-52s who are literally the greatest band of all time.

The best band ever

Everything about the pop made by the B-52s was perfect. Hair, clothes, songs, colour, sound, commitment, attitude.

This is proper real actual pop.

Everything else, even everything else that is brilliant, is somehow a failure in comparison.

Want to start a pop band? Then watch all the B-52s videos on youtube fifty-two times. And then just go and do it.

But having said that – it could all come down to the last question on the jackpot round tonight. Three hundred pounds in cash.

Are you ready?

See you there,

Love,

Dr Paul

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Wednesday 26th February 2020

QUIZZES TONIGHT

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £60. Cheat: Downfall (pic round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £30. Cheat: Greta Van Fleet (music round)

Quiz rolls on like a factual steamroller tonight. Be there! Be part of it!

CHEAT TIPS

Wednesday brings rock to the music round at the Monkey. It’s a modern band with a classic sound, Greta Van Fleet:

Greta Van Fleet

They’re trying their best to sound like Led Zep, that’s my assessment.

It’s not a criticism. It sounds good.

I saw a Led Zepellin tribute band once (at the Renfrew Ferry) called A Whole Lotta Led, and they were really good.

I saw a Beatles tribute band once and they were really good.

I was, on one occasion, a promote for a gig by a Smiths tribute band. They were really good as well. I spoke to the band and one of them said something along the lines of “As a tribute band, we HAVE to be really good, because people want us to sound just like the record and because we’re not the real people, the crowd don’t forgive us if we fuck around and fuck up.”

Which makes perfect sense.

Well done, tribute bands – keepin it ALIVE!

See you later,

Dr P

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Tuesday 25th Feb 2020

Tonight’s Quiz:

There’s only one place to be tonight:

8pm – Basils. Jackpot: £90. Cheat clue: Ottawan (music round)

The jackpot is on the build again. Last time it got to £120. It’ll get there again unless you snap it up tonight.

Get down to Newhaven, breathe the sea air and get a nice burger. Maybe a cocktail. Mmmm.

Basils is at Annfield and it is proper nice. Come and have a look.

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Tonight’s music round includes this disco pop sensation from the old days, performed by Ottawan:

Massive in 1980

This is the exact pivot point between the 700s and the 80s. Disco goes completely mainstream and stops even trying to be cool.

From here on, it’s just Butlins-style, chicken-in-a-basket, end-of-the-pier, family entertainment.

And let it be truly said: that is NOT a bad thing.

This is the song that sent the Bee Gees back to school and plunged John Travolta into a cred wilderness from which he would not fully return until Pulp Fiction fifteen years later.

This is D.I.S.C.O.

But disco has had its day.

What the cool people are looking for now is Tuesday night quiz action.

Make sure you get it!

Tonight

Team Unhhh win the last Brass Monkey Leith quiz of 2019
Winning the quiz makes you feel nice and comfortable and happy and great.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Monday 24th Feb

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £100. Cheat: Simple Minds (music round)

7pm – Portobello Tap. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Roxy Music (music round)

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £150. Cheat news: Mister Messy (pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £150. Cheat news: Osprey (pic round)

Best jackpots tonight are at the later quizzes: both offering £150.

Cheats

Here are the cheats for tonight. The first is for the music round at the Brass Leith and it’s one of the best Scottish groups ever: Simple Minds:

The younger version of Simple Minds – being cool and forwards in 79

There’s no doubt that one of the prime influences on the younger, cooler Simple Minds was Roxy Music.

And Roxy just happen to be the cheat code for the Portobello Tap.

Here’s the song:

Top Notch

I love Roxy Music. Love Bryan Ferry, love the sax guy and the guitarist. Love the drama and the whole attitude.

This one’s a cracker – but they all are. I could happily spend the whole morning watching live Roxy performances from 70s TV (especially the ones from West German TV – the Musik Laden show in particular).

Anyway – great jackpots tonight – come and grab a slice of it before the Tories kill us all with artificial intelligence death robots.

Love,

Dr Paul

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