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Thursday Quizzes in Edinburgh

Tonight

7pm Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat: the music round includes Bobby McFerrin – see vid below

9pm Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat: The picture round includes the answer Caravaggio

I’m pretty sure this Bobby McFerrin song is in the top twenty of songs that I absolutely hate. It’s about being happy but somehow it’s really really depressing.

Who achieves that kind of reverse? Some kind of intergalactic arsehole, Bobby*.

*I’m sure he’s a nice bloke, but I cannae go this tune.

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Quizzes Tonight

7pm – The Joker & The Thief – Jackpot £60. Cheat: One of the pic round answers is Joan Miro

9pm – Brass Monkey (Drummond Street). Jackpot £30. Cheat: One of the music round hits is the Silver Jews (see vid below)

Like many curious band names, there seems no fixed explanation as to why the Silver Jews are called the Silver Jews.

I can’t stand all that muso-mystery.

Just tell us, artistic types.

Stop building your personal mystery into some kind of self-shrine of pseudo-importance.

After all, we will look as far as the Wikipedia entry … but no further.

If it isn’t spelled out clearly, there and then, we’ll probably lose interest.

I’m saying “we”. I obviously mean me.

Apart from all that, I like the song.

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Monday Quiz Mania in The Capital

Quizzes tonight:

7pm  – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £50. Cheat: one of the answers tonight is Lords Cricket Ground

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £60. Cheat: One of the music round slices is by Phil Ochs. Hear the song on the video below:

It’s a protest song. It was from the sixties. It was supposed to end war. Well, I guess you could call that a work in progress.

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Sunday Night Quizzes, Edinburgh

Tonight’s line up of quiz action

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: The music round includes Racey (see vid below).

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot £60. Cheat: One of the picture round answers is The Bean.

Even in 1979, Racey were old-fashioned. There just wasn’t the demand for that kind of thing anymore. Except that they had four hits shifting this muck before everyone worked out that they didn’t like them and they were just a shit version of Showaddywaddy.

Then, moments later, all of the members of Racey were killed in a car crusher ‘accident’ in Wolverhampton which was perhaps hastily set-up by then-Education secretary Norman “Fist You” Tebbitt.

Today we remember Racey and their contribution to pop. RIP.

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Thursday Night Quizzes in Edinburgh

Pub quiz entertainment for you tonight:

7pm – The Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £150. Cheat: Joy Division are in the picture round. Miserable looking bunch.

9pm – Newsroom. Jackpot: £150. Cheat: There is a band called Kongos in the music round. They’re South African apparently. Here’s the song that’s in the music round:

Why were Joy Division named this way? Especially when they are so miserable that their music sounds like the kind of thing they hsould play in the waiting rooms of funeral directors.

As ever, Wiki has the (rather droll) answer:

 the band renamed themselves Joy Division in early 1978, borrowing their new name from the sex slavery wing of a Nazi concentration camp mentioned in the 1955 novel House of Dolls.

So now you know.

 

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Wednesday: Leith Walk and Bridges

Tonight’s quizzes:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: One of the answers in the pic round tonight is ROME

9pm – The Brass Monkey (Drummond Street). Jackpot: £30. Cheat: one of the music round answers is Tight Fit. When I was a kid, stuff like Tight Fit appearing on the TV would get you hot. It’s all we had. Watch below:

Pedants will notice that the title of this post says ‘Leith Walk’ when the Joker is actually on Elm Row and also ‘The Bridges’ when the Brass Monkey is actually on Drummond Street.

That’s Edinburgh for you. Makes no sense anyway.

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Monday Pub Quizzes

Tonight – after the storm of money last week, we are back to normal.

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £50. Cheat: The music round includes Jam & Spoon. See vid below to hear the tune…

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat: One of the pic round answers is Greenland

I wouldn’t call my band ‘Jam And Spoon’ but then I have never come up with any towering, awesome, empowering and ballistic 1990s Europop either, so I’ll just shut the fuck up.

x

Doc

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Sunday Night Quiz Edinburgh

Edinburgh is so desirable. Why do house prices keep rising in this city? It’s the top class pub quizzes what does it.

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: One of the pic round answers is Woodstock.

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot £30. Cheat: One of the music round answers is Rixton.

To listen to the moribund swathe of average-ness that is Rixton, have a look at the video, below. It’s awful. It’s like being smothered by pillow.

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Last Ever Quiz Under Murderous Tory Regime Of Hate

Well, you never know. Corbyn might be PM this time tomorrow. Get to the pub!

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot : £120. Cheat: One of the music round artistes tonight is 3 Doors Down. See vid below to hear song.

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £100. Cheat: One of the answers in the pic round is The BBC

I’ve just listened to this song. It’s really awful. It’s like it’s been put together by a committee of Tories and Lib Dems and performed by some radge out of UKIP.

If you like this music it’s because you are fundamentally a bad person.

Think about your life choices, for the sake of GOD.

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Wednesday Quizzes: Leith Walk and Old Town

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £90. Cheat: One of the answers in the picture round is Shona.

9pm – The Brass Monkey (Drummond Street). Jackpot £30. Cheat: One of the music round hits is a mid-70s brazen disco number by an act called 5000 Volts. which was really just Tina Charles. See vid below to hear the tune.

I love her voice. Tina Charles’s big solo hit was ‘I love To Love (But My Baby Just Loves To Dance)’. Even if you’re as old as me you might not remember it but it’s burned in my brain – one of the first songs I remember hearing as a kid.

So cool.

Wikipedia says she’s 63 these days. I hope she’s all right.

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