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Monday 22nd July 2019

Pub Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £50. Cheat: Style Council (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: North Korea (pic round)

Here’s the music round cheat for the Brass Leith tonight. It’s an eighties pop thump from the Style Council:

Paul Weller – forever in my “shitey” column

So the Style Council were Paul Weller’s next band after he split up the Jam in 1982.

I never really liked or “got” The Jam. I was ten years old in 1982 and The Jam were for kids who were just a wee bit older.

Looking back through time – there isn’t much difference between 1978 and 1982 (the years that The Jam were just about the most popular band in Britain, but when you’re that age, it’s massive.

So, to me, The Jam looked like foosty old bores whereas for kids a bit older than me they were the sound of young rebellion.

That’s how it goes.

Being the front man of the UK’s biggest band meant that whatever Paul Weller did next would be well covered.

And that’s what happened with the Style Council, despite the super-average tunes. I didn’t really get what made them different to Go West, Climie Fisher, Godley and Creme, Haircut One Hundred and all those other middle-bands.

I also remember being annoyed by the band name. The Style Council. I was young enough to imagine that they were literally setting themselves up as arbiters of fashion. This made me think “they are dicks”.

Speaking of Godley and Creme: check out this superb song about a woman killing herself and becoming a ghost:

Anyway, looking back now, the only difference that made the Style Council a thing was that the singer used to be in the Jam and that was enough for the generation above mine to be interested, at least till 1989 when the Style Council split and Paul Weller just became Paul Weller again.

To be fair, there were a couple of good Style Council songs. ‘Walls Come Tumblin’ Down’ was decent

Anyway – that’s me blahing away and it’s nearly midday. Better get this posted…

See ya later – x

Dr P

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Eight Right Answers. That’s All It Takes.

All eight correct = WIN

This was the winning entry from the Brass Monkey Leith last Monday. Matthew won the £150 for these right answers .

Ally also had 8/8 so it went to the tiebreak. Matthew’s answer was closer.

The Question was: What percentage of 30-34 in the UK live at the parents house.

Matthew guesses 32%

Ally guessed 40%

So Matthew was closer to the true answer which was only 8%

Result: CASH!

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Monday Pub Quiz Action In Edinburgh

Quizzes for Monday night in Edinburgh:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £50. Cheat: The music round contains a song by Joan Osborne. See vid below to hear the song. It was a big hit in nineteen ninety six, when you were just a little baby.

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £90. Cheat: The picture round includes the answer Joseph Turner.

We had a £100 winner last week at he Monkey Leith so we’re back to £50 this week. This means that for a rare week, the jackpot at the Safari Lounge is bigger than the monday monkey.

Come along and experience wildlife, food and spirit of the wide plains of Africa, except distilled into a small pub in Abbeyhill.

Incidentally: everyone says the food at the Safari is great. It certainly looks good.

Here’s that Joan Osborne song. It whines a bit although you can’t deny, it has a certain hook:

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Hey. Did You Know That Leith Walk Is The Luckiest Street In Europe?

xxx— cheats tonight — ARONCHUPA and LUXEMBOURG xxx— cheats tonight —

Leith Walk? The luckiest street in Europe? It’s true. Some scientists measured the luck of people walking up and down Leith Walk and compared this with statistics from three hundred other streets in Edinburgh and a similar sample from eighty other cities around the world including Jakarta and Vienna.

Turns out that Leith Walk is luckier than anyone previously imagined. It’s the best. Just walking down it will make you luckier by eight per cent (average). Actually going to the boozer there will increase your spawn by seventeen per cent (average)*.


Brass Monkey Leith, 7pm

Jackpot: Tonight’s jackpot is £150

Cheat: One of the answers tonight is AronChupa, some modern-ish pop/dance from Sweden. You can see the video and hear the song at the bottom of this post.

Safari Lounge, 9pm

The amazing Safari Lounge is hidden away in Abbeyhill. I keep meeting people who go in there after walking past it for months and they always say “Aaah – it’s really great – I wish I’d popped in before.”

So, take it from them and while you’re at it, come to the quiz.

Jackpot: Tonight’s super jackpot is…

Cheat: The picture round contains the answer ‘Luxembourg

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*remember that most of the shit I come up with on these blogs isnae even real.

x DP

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Fill Your Pocket With Cash At The Pub Tonight

The week has begun. The countdown has started. YOU will become richer in just a few hours…

Brass Monkey Leith, 7pm

Jackpot tonight: £200

Cheat news: The flag of Esperanto is in the picture round.

Safari Lounge, 9pm

Jackpot tonight: £60

Cheat news: The music round tonight contains Bucks Fizz doing one of their greatest songs. See video:


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Monday 25th April, 2016

Quizzes tonight offer you the chance to break out of your shell, like a gay tortoise coming out for the first time and heading straight to a hot disco in 1978 Manhattan.

Brass Monkey Leith, 7pm

Jackpot: After the £200 bange last Monday we are back to £50. Hey!

Cheat: One of the music round answers tonight is OMI. Video at the bottom of this post. I had pure never heard of the cunt but he’s got half a billion views on youtube just for this song and apparently it was number one in just about every country. Hey-ho, what the fuck do I know?

Safari Lounge, 9pm

Jackpot: Tonight’s jackpot is £60

Cheat: One of tonight’s answers is a JAGUAR. Raaar.

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