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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.

Cheat News

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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,

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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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Win win win



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Sunday 23rd February 2020

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Captain & Tennille (music round)

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

Has the wind died down? Perhaps you can make it to the pub without being blown out.

Cheats:

By the way, here is the cheat nugget for tonight’s music round at the Persevere. It’s 1970s smooth-lords, Captain & Tennille

Love Will Keep Us Together, but not necessarily for ever.

As it happens, love did not keep the Captain and Tennille together.

They divorced in 2014 with Toni Tennille claiming that her husband, the Captain, aka Daryl Dragon, had failed to show any affection whatsoever towards her during their entire marriage (they wed in 1975).

I guess that’s showbiz.

Or maybe it’s just marriage.

You can escape YOUR own loveless marriage by coming to the quiz tonight and getting pissed on booze.

Maybe even win the money.

And if you still actually love each other, then you can compete as a duo. How lovely!

See you later.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Thursday 20th Feb 2020

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – The Strathie. Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: The Spencer Davis Group (music round).

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round) – Currently in Refurb. (The pub should have been re-opened by now but they had to replace the roof so new date is currently unknown)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £150. Cheat answer: The USA (pic round).

Well, hose me down Margaret – the Newsroom jackpot has reached £250.

Cheat Clues

The music round at the Strathie tonight contains this sixties whopper:

No video, just groove

It’s the Spencer Davis group.

By the way, Spencer Davis isn’t the guy singing – that’s Steve Winwood. Spencer Davis is the other guitarist. Muff Winwood is the bass player and he’s Steve Winwood‘s brother.

Two brothers in the band and they still let the band be named after the rhythm guitarists.

Pussies.

Anyway, they’ll be laughing on the other side of their face if you win the big money at the Newsroom tonight.

I’ve just checked and the first time for a year and a half that they money’s gotten that high at the Newsroom.

If you win it you’ll be neck-deep in cocktails.

Delightful.

See you there,

Love,

Dr Paul

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Loads of money

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Wednesday 19th Feb 2020

QUIZZES TONIGHT

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

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £120. Cheat: The Kurds (pic round)

Hot and cold.

Midweek gold.

Better than you wished.

Come and get pished.

CHEAT TIPS

That, obviously, was a Wednesday power poem. But here’s the cheat for tonight’s Joker & Thief music round: it’s horny old boy Roy Orbison:

The Big O

Even I’m not old enough to remember Roy Orbison the first time round, although I do remember the Orbison revival of the 1980s which had him in the charts again with the Traveling Wilburys and … and I was about to say also with Marc Almond but then I remember that was Gene Pitney.

Then, in December 1988, he died and that was back in the day when a sixties rock star dying was big news, so there was great coverage and there was a great public outpouring of grief.

This general reaction to his sudden demise (he was only 52) included my own Mum saying how much she had loved Roy Orbison.

I took this statement at face value and went out and bought her Roy Orbison’s Greatest Hits on vinyl for Christmas.

Her reaction to receiving this gift was my first lesson in remembering not to take people at face value when they say how much they “miss” a celebrity who has died.

It’s just a reaction, it passes, and people get on with things.

This was hammered home in more recent times when Alan Rickman died. His death was loudly mourned; it seemed that the whole of British society was united in their praise for the master of the stage and screen.

And then I had him as an anagram at the Newsroom a few weeks later and not one single cunt could solve it.

It wasn’t even a particularly difficult anagram (only 11 letters) but no one could think of his name until I dropped all the clues.

So maybe a month had passed between Alan Rickman being the most beloved actor of a generation to becoming the kind of anagram solution that requires ALL the clues.

Which makes me think, Caroline Flack would probably make quite a nice anagram but is she famous enough to bother trying to find one that will last any more than a few weeks?

See you later,

Dr P

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Tuesday 18th Feb 2020

Tonight’s Quiz:

There’s only one place to be tonight:

8pm – Basils. Jackpot: £60. Cheat clue: J Balvin(music round)

Michael “The Incredible” Hulse brings his quiz fury to NEwhaven again tonight. Be there and witness the destruction first hand.

If you are “lucky” you might also win some of Michael’s music mixes. On a CD.

Happiness is guaranteed.

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 song by J Balvin:

J Balvin

I don’t really know who J Balvin is or where he comes from. Or why someone obviously straining to become a cool modern pop star would choose a name that makes him sound like a solicitor based in North Berwick.

Or Auchterarder, or somewhere like that.

I mean “J Balvin.” It’s not exactly “Kid Rock“, is it?

Mind you, the internet tells me that mister Balvin has a personal net worth of $16 million so I guess he knows what he’s doing.

But how did he get started on all that wealth? He probably won a quiz.

So perhaps YOU could be the next J Balvin. Get along to the quiz tonight and win yourself £60 to start your very own hip hop career.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Monday 17th Feb 2020


Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £50. Cheat: The English Defence (pic round)

7pm – Portobello Tap. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Roger Moore (pic round)

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £120. Cheat news: Take That (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £120. Cheat news: Emma Bunton (music round)

Best jackpots tonight are at the later quizzes: both offering £120.

Cheats

Here are the cheats for tonight. The first is for the music round at the Argyle:, and it’s Take That:

Take That, everyone’s favourite band to include Mark Owen

Fun fact: Take That wrote this song for the 2007 film ‘Stardust‘ which I’ve never heard of.

Apparently it was based on a Neil Gaiman book and made loads of money and got good reviews. I’ll probably write some questions about it now.

Meanwhile, the Safari music round contains this lumbering old post-Spice effort by


Fun fact: Take That wrote this song for the 2007 film ‘Stardust‘ which I’ve never heard of.

Apparently it was based on a Neil Gaiman book and made loads of money and got good reviews. I’ll probably write some questions about it now.

Meanwhile, the Safari music round contains this lumbering old post-Spice effort by Emma Bunton:

:

Uninspiring

That’s not going to inspire you to start a band is it?

Anyway – good jackpots at the later quizzes tonight, and if you won £120 then maybe you could start a band with that. A wee keyboard and a drum machine. Second-hand. Sorted.

Dr Paul

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Sunday 16th Feb 2020

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: George Clinton (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich (music round)

Another Sunday, another Storm. Let’s switch to summer now. We demand it This is not the Brexit we voted for. Give us our weather back.

Cheats:

Anger aside, here is the cheat item for tonight’s music round at the Tolbooth Tavern. It’s 1960s masters: Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky Mick & Tich:

DDDBMT

DDDBM&T had loads of hits in the 60s. They did this, they di Zabadak and my favourite ‘Bend It‘ which was banned by several radio stations in the USA for being too suggestive but went to number one in Germany.

The band ceased to be right at the end of the sixties and had no more hits, although a touring version continues to this day, still with one original member.

It’s about a year now since I went to a mad sixties weekend thing at Skegness Butlins and it was full of bands with a similar setup: three or four young guys plus one original member. Weird, but good.

By the way, this isn’t linked to anything else but let me just say: you’ll miss public libraries when they’re gone. Think of that.

See you later.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Wed 12th Feb 2020

QUIZZES TONIGHT

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £30. Cheat: Frank Turner (pic round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £90. Cheat: Thompson Twins (music round)

Did everyone survive the storm? I’m so happy for you.

Now get to the pub.

CHEAT TIPS

Here is the cheat for tonight’s Brass Monkey music round: it’s a piece of music by an 80s band that you are way too young to have heard of.

Three of them, none called Thompson. a ha ha ha

Obviously I’m incredibly old, so I remember the Thompson Twins and I remember hem being a big deal at the time. Not on the same level as Wham! and Duran Duran, but not too far behind. Maybe as big as Five Star, and certainly bigger than Matt Bianco

Nup, ye’ve not heard of these bands-for-comparison either have you?

The only thing you need to know about Matt Bianco is that someone once phoned up whatever Saturday Morning TV show the BBC had at the time (I tihnk it was ‘Saturday Superstore’) and called them “wankers” live on TV.

This was before Twitter or anything like that. Calling famous people wankers is completely normal these days. I’ve even made a side-business out of calling people worse.

But back then it was groundbreaking.

In fact, come to think of it, surely this moment is on youtube?

Ah, of course it is:

Anyway – that’s nothing to do with Thompson Twins. The only hilarity about them was the often-repeated amazement that none of them were called Thompson and they weren’t twins either (there were three of them).

And that was thought of as funny at the time. You know, we all suffer from nostalgia but sometimes when you look back you think “Maybe the 80s were shite”.

I guess we’ll never know.

See you later,

Dr P

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Kate Bush, trying not to vomit.

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