We’re hitting big numbers again at the Brass Monkey LEith. £250 jackpot tonight. That’s a “wow”.
7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £250. Cheat: The incredible Black Lace are in the music round. Sadly not their greatest work “Gang Bang” but still a party favourite. Check the video to the 1980s birthday party shcool disco action and hear the song.
9pm – The Safari Lounge. Jackpot £60. Cheat: The picture round this week includes the answer “Macbeth“.
Black Lace were one of the cultural motifs that defined the working class experience of the 1980s.
They are from the same bargain bucket as Findus crispy pancakes, Ford Fiestas, Bullseye with Jim Bowen on Sundays, Bruno Brookes doing the charts on Tuesdays, holidays at Butlins and stonewash jeans.
What a load of shite, a beautiful load of old shite.
Tell you what though, if you win £250 tonight at the quiz and then travel through time to 1984 (the time of the Conga), you’ll be the king of all humans.
Having £250 in those days made you GOD. Fact!
Mind you, that’s from the perspective of a 12 year old. Maybe it wasn’t that much if you were working.
Are you wearing fashion to the quiz tonight? Or just clothes? Not that it matters. I won’t judge. It would be nice thought, wouldn’t it, if everyone turned up with smart clothes on now and again. Ooooh.
Sunday – 6pm, The Persevere. Jackpot: £120. Cheat: There is a band named Bombay BIcycle Club in the music round. It’s a load of hipster shite but some of you young ones might like ’em. See video below to hear the song and giver yourself a wee edge in one of the rounds.
8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot £120. Cheat: One of the answers in the picture round is an old film called “Be Cool”
I’m looking forward to tonight, it’s the first time for ages that the Sunday jackpots have both been over £100 on the same night.
You know you can get a number 35 bus directly from the Percy quiz to the Tolbooth quiz and get there in plenty of time?
Amaze! Gosh! That’s what I do some weeks when I’m not cycling…
The Newsroom might have a lower jackpot tonight but it will almost certainly have a higher glamour factor.
Sometimes there’s so much glamour in that place, you can’t breathe. Maybe it’s the excitement of being with the beautiful people. Maybe it’s diminished air quality on account of the fake tan continual released into the atmosphere.
9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Them music round includes The New York Dolls who were, apparently Morrissey’s favourite band at one time. I only know a couple of their tunes but they rock. Reminds me a little of the Cramps, but with a more glam sound.
I just looked up the singer and am slightly surprised to discover he’s a 70s punk rock star who is still alive. Nice work, David Johansen.
Edinburgh’s like a daft wee village and we’re all pals and we all know each other. Come and meet everyone tongiht at the quizzes:
6pm – The PErsevere. Jackpot £90. Cheat: The picture round includes Billy Joel. Yeah, the piano man.
8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: The music round contains a horrible song by Train. See video below to hear the song:
I’m not a hundred per cent sure why I hate this song so much.
I feel it’s part of a shitty trend of American bands who sing seemingly heartfelt songs when you know they couldn’t give a monkey’s.
Fake emotion. Like someone pretending they like the cake you made. I can’t be dealing with it.
Fake emotion. Like he is definitely going to be in love with this bird for ever, guaranteed, not just for one night, promise. And he feel this so deeply he has to make a song about it and wear an “honest” looking denim jacket to complete the look, when he clearly just wants his hole.