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Wednesday 27th Nov 2019

QUIZZES TONIGHT

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £30. Cheat: Faith No More (music round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £60. Cheat: Jenny Saville (pic round)

CHEAT TIPS

If you read the website or get the email, you’ll always be one answer ahead.

This is because I publish a free answer for each quiz on the morning of the quiz. (see tonight’s clues above)

Here’s the video to go with the music round clue which is from Faith No More, who used to be famous rockers from the USA:

Watch out for the Coda

The song is called “Epic” and comes from 1989 when mixing up rap and rock was still pretty novel.

I quite like the very end of the video where he gets out of the way of the piano just in time.

Anyway – coming to the quiz is for winners and the opposite of coming to the quiz (not coming to the quiz) is for losers.

Make your choice.

Even winning thirty quid is pretty decent.

Oh yes

Love,

Dr P

See you later,

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Monday 25th November 2019 – Crazy Martin Drops Dramatic Extra Jackpot!

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £200. Cheat: Ry Cooder (music round)

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

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £60. Cheat news: Heron (pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £90. Cheat news: White Chicks (pic round)

Crazy Martin is the geezer who owns both the Brass Monkey Leith and the Strathie.

why do they call him Crazy Martin? Well, occasionally he does crazy things and the crazy thing he has done this time is to suddenly lob a LOAD of extra money at the quizzes this week.

So – there’s suddenly an extra £100 in the Brass pot and £90 extra at the Strathie.

That means tonight’s biggest jackpot is at the Brass Leith and it’s a big fat and sexy £200. In cash.

Loco!

Cheats

Here are the music round cheats for tonight

The first is for the Brass Monkey Leith:

It’s got accordion in it so it’s OK by me

Ry Cooder was voted 8th best guitarist in the world by Rolling Stone magazine but I always say that just because a certain piece of music is difficult to play that doesn’t mean it’s great to listen to.

I ike this piece of music, but that’s probably more down to the accordion.

The video tells a myth-story beloved of musicians everywhere which is that all you have to do is have talent, and suddenly loads of people will appear out of nowhere to listen to your talent and appreciate your talent and make you a commercial success and a beloved hero.

OK, fine.

Meanwhile, here is the other music round cheat which tonight applies to Kerry’s quiz at the Portobello Tap. It’s Cream:

Stinking old rock

Cream purvey a different kind of white-man guitar music, with more rock and roll stink, a lot more hippy whiff, and and less accordion. It’s still good though. Probably because one of them is Scottish.

Sometimes, that’s all it takes.

Dead Pool tonight at all quizzes – remember to put an entry in for December.

See you tonight.

Dr Paul

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Sunday 24th November 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

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

Both pubs are rollovers so it brings up a Sunday double of £60 in each pub quiz tonight. Come to both and you could win £120. Imagine that!

CHEATS

And now, here’s the cheat item for tonight’s quiz at the Persevere Tavern. It’s a song by 80s/90s indie favourites, Echo & The Bunnymen:

Echo & The Bunnymen

Also, it’s the last week of the month so I’ll be handing out Dead Pool sheets tonight.

I don’t play Dead Pool myself as I’m the organizer but if I did I would pick Madonna… or Cher.

Someone like that.

See you tonight,

Love,

Dr Paul

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Emmett & Co at the Percy

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Thursday 21st November 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – The Strathie. Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: American Beauty (pic round).

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round) – Currently in Refurb. (should be re-opened before Christmas)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £150. Cheat answer: The Hollies (music round).

Cheat Clue

Here is the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Newsroom. It’s brilliant band The Hollies who you tend to think of as a sixties band, although this particular pop masterpiece is from the 1970s:

Classic

The Hollies are one of those bands who were great in their own right but were overshadowed by bigger names at the time, notably the Beatles.

If some of the Hollies tunes had been written by the Beatles they would be a lot more famous.

Examples: ‘Bus Stop‘ is a brilliant low-key pop gem from 1966 that and something like ‘I Can’t Tell The Bottom From The Top‘ from 1970 is a more American-sounding piece, and still a gem.

And if you liked the 1960s, then you should certainly get yourself to the Strathie tonight where the prices have not gone up since 1969.

(Note: this is an exaggeration – but it is pretty cheap)

And the Newsroom has the big pot tonight: £150. Wowser.

Wooft!

See you tonight!

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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The Strathie
The Strathie

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Wednesday 20th November 2019

QUIZZES TONIGHT

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

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

CHEAT TIPS

If you read this page or get the email, you’ll always be at least one answer ahead. This is because I publish a free answer for each quiz on the morning of the quiz. (see above)

Here’s the video to go with the music round clue which is from Belgian Euromaestros: Dee Dee.:

So Goddammed Belgian

This song is so Belgian it’s like eating a waffle smothered in mayonnaise while simultaneously being repeatedly beaten up by a German bloke and crying for help in three languages at the same time: French, Dutch and Jazz.

Stereotypes? We got ’em.

Anyway – stereotypes or no stereotypes, I’m in an excellent mood so if you come to the quiz tonight it should be pretty plain sailing in terms of dealing with me.

And that won’t be such a “good” mood that I start handing out extra points or shit like that. That kind of manic high would be more down your bi-polar alley and I’m not into that.

We’re just talking decent good vibes, nothing mental.

The mental stuff, like shots, I leave to you.

Go on – have a drink

Ayeee.

Love,

Dr P

See you later,

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Tuesday 19th Nov 2019

Tonight’s Quiz:

9pm – O’Connors. Jackpot: £150. Cheat clue: The Rolling Stones (music round)

A hundred and fifty quid? Many blimeys!

Get yourself along to the best boozer in Canonmills for Josh’s super quiz and mega jackpot tonight at 9pm –O’Connor’s.

Cheat News

tonight’s music round includes a piece of work by the a band who may not have been the greatest of all time, but they were certainly the coolest: it’s The Velvet Underground

Straight cool

I can’t seem to get any decent footage of the band playing the song so if you want to listen to the piece via youtube, all you get is the album cover of Loaded, which came out in 1970.

When I was younger I flicked past this record so many times in record shops and charity shops because of the shit cover.

It’s not shit in the same way as those really shit ones you get on those internet lists, it’s just totally meh.

And yet the music within is excellent. I know you’re not supposed to judge books and records by their covers but, let’s face it, we all do.

Anyway, if you win the £150 cash jackpot tonight then everyone’s going to be judging you as a BIG TIMER.

Role play along with it – it’ll be fun.

Lots of love,

Dr Paul

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Dash Josh, as they call him in Germany



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Monday 18th November 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

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

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

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Boney M (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £60. Cheat news: Darude (music round)

It’s Monday and you can stave off the FEAR OF DYING by forgetting about everything for a few hours at the pub.

Drinking at the pub has been proven by major scientists as a top cause of not giving a monkey’s which, in turn, has been proven by other scientists as the key to happiness.

Boozing midweek = pleasure and goodness and the great thing is that you don’t even need me to tell you that – you ALREADY KNOW.

Cheats

Here are the music round cheats for tonight

The first is for the Argyle Bar:

Complaining about the ex – a lucrative

Boney M were the greatest band of the late seventies. They knocked out hit after hit after hit and this is just one example of their genius.

So why were they called Boney M. The answer on Wikipedia is concise, so I’m I’m just to cut and paste it:

“[The name was] …a pseudonym Farian had created for himself after watching the Australian detective show Boney.[3] He said:

“I turned on the TV one day and it was the end of a detective series. I just caught the credits and it said Boney. Nice name, I thought – Boney, Boney, Boney… Boney M. Boney, Boney, Boney M. Nice sound. Simple.”

So now you know.

Meanwhile, the Safari Lounge music round will contain Darude:

Some kind of robbery / heist

Hey – it’s another video with a heist / robbery – but sadly you never get to find out what’s in the briefcase.

If it’s cash, I wonder how much they got, because the case doesn’t look very big.

Perhaps it is a traveller’s cheque for fifty million pounds. I have no idea if you even get traveller’s cheques these days.

Quick Google result – yes you can still get them but hardly anyone still uses them.

Regarding Darude – obviously the ‘Sandstorm’ tune is a banger so it was exciting when he was announced to be Finland’s Eurovision entry for this year but in the end, big disappointment: his song was pish.

See you tonight.

Dr Paul

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Sunday 17th November

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

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

It’s Sunday – the day that God made especially for you to go to the pub, get wracked on booze and try winning the quiz.

Thank you, God.

CHEATS

And now, here’s the cheat item for tonight’s quiz at the Tolbooth Tavern. It’s a song by Fifers extraordinaire, Nazareth:

In 1973, everyone in Dunfermline looked like this

Terrific band, the old Nazareth. I remember seeing them when I was a small child and being slightly afraid of them. And at that point I didn’t even realize they were from Dunfermline.

Mind you, so is Barbara Dickson – and no one is afraid of her.

Anyway – there’s no need to be afraid of coming to the quiz because as per rule six, there are nae Fifers allowed.

Except for Michelle Pfeiffer.

Does it sound like I’m talking shit? You’re not wrong. Come and pay witness to more instances of me talking shit tonight at the quizzes. It’s what I do (as well as run a high-quality trivia operation)

Oh by the way way – badges are back. If you win tonight, remind me to give you one.

See you tonight,

Love,

Dr Paul

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Thursday 14th November 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

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

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round) – Currently in the middle of Refurb. (should be re-opened before Christmas)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £100. Cheat answer: Foghorn Leghorn (pic round).

Cheat Clue

Here is the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Strathie. It’s former Jet who are listed on Wikipedia as “Jet (Australian Band)”:

Unconvincing

In terms of guitar bands, Jet filled the role of “next big thing” for a wee while in the early 2000s.

But it didn’t last.

This was their best known-tune, it was their debut hit and it remains their highest charting song in the UK chart.

After flogging it for a few years, Jet split in 2012 but after a while out of the game they reformed in 2017.

Perhaps they thought there was a way out but eventually saw that this is what they were: rock and roll musicians in a rock and roll band.

And you can’t escape your fate.

It’s a bit like quizmastering, or working in bars once you get past 30 years old.

Suddenly, without realising it was happening, you wake up one day and notice that you’ve been doing the same job for 10 years. And then 20 years.

The taxi driver I had last night was telling me that he only meant to do the job as a stop-gap and never thought it would be for him and that’s him still driving drunks around, 20 years later.

He’s not sure how it happened.

Careful what you start!

Remember: the Strathie has cheap drink and the Newsroom is handy for buses.

Choose wisely!

See you tonight!

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Champions at the Tolbooth
Champions and Winners



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Wednesday 13th Nov 2019

QUIZZES TONIGHT

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £60. Cheat: La Bouche (music round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £60 Cheat: Portugal(pic round)

CHEAT TIPS

If you read this page or get the email, you’ll always be at least one answer ahead. This is because I publish a free answer for each quiz on the morning of the quiz. (see above)

Here’s the video to go with the music round clue, It comes from the high era of dance-rave-euro-pop and it is this song by La Bouche:

Sound of the Summer

Two things of note go with this record.

The first is that the music was created by Frank Farian and you know anything about the history Europop, you’ll know he was the German producer behind Boney M, the legendary pop-disco act of the 1970s.

The other thing is a sad story.

The singer for La Bouche was a woman named Melanie Thornton, an American woman who moved to Europe with her US Serviceman husband and went on to become a leading voice in Europop.

After scoring several dance hits with La Bouche, she went solo and released her first solo album in 2001 before dying in a Swiss plane crash in November that same year.

The got his approach to Zurich wrong and crashed into nearby wooded hills.

Thornton was one of 24 people who died and not one of the 9 who survived. She was only 34 years old.

The one solo album she managed to release was titled ‘Ready To Fly’.

Blimey.

Melanie Thornton at Leipzig, Germany, November 2001.jpg
Melanie Thornton

Tragic stuff.

But not as tragic as if you miss the quiz tonight.

Ayeee.

Love,

Dr P

See you later,

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