Tonight is the last quiz fo a few weeks at The Ship Inn. The pub is getting a big refurb. Kerry says it’s no bad thing as the place kinda needs it. Luckily for Kerry fans on that side of the city, she is starting a new early quiz on Monday at the newly opened Portobello Tap. More details on that to follow – but basically Monday 7pm – starting this coming week.
Here are the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Ship Inn. It’s your old pal fae France: Jean-Michel Jarre:
I love Jean-Michel Jarre and his futuristic French music of the late 1970s and early 1980s.
This is from a time when everything was about Star Wars and the Space Shuttle and you got excited when the space correspondent (I think he was called Reg Turnhill – something like that) was on John Craven’s Newsround because it meant SPACE NEWS.
Perhaps Skylab was crashing in Australia, perhaps the Shuttle was launching a telescope, perhaps Pioneer had reached Jupiter. Cool shit like that.
Frenchman Jarre reflected the zeitgeist, creating music which conjured up stars, galaxies and space stations.
Consequently his music was frequently used on television as the musical backdrop for tech and space.
There were imitators everywhere and by the end of the 80s, all British TV theme tunes for science shows and quiz shows sounded like a cheap Jean-Michel Jarre.
So my time at the Argyle is over. The quiz has been moved to Monday at 9pm to suit the pub better and will now be hosted by Kerry who has been hosting elsewhere and getting great reviews.
The quiz will still be the Dr Paul quiz (i.e. written by me) so the format is the same – just the time and host will change. And it will be upstairs from now on.
Here are the cheat clues for tonight’s music round at the Newsroom. It’s Tina Turner.
In this song, Tina Turner sings about having sex in cars. If a ned from Lochend did this it would be seen as crass. But because Tina Turner is an American pop star, the song got to number 13 in the UK charts.
Justice? As ever, there is none.
Additional Tina Turner Fact
Tina Turner became a Buddhist in the 1980s and used to chant for 3 hours a day while on tour. Other TT facts here.
So, here is the music round cheat info which relates to the quiz at the Percy tonight:
It’s Gala, one of the few chart acts to be named after a Borders town.
In fact I can’t think of any others. I’ve tried searching Selkirk, Kelso, Peebles and a few others but have drawn a blank. There’s Anne Peebles who did ‘I Can’t Stand The Rain‘ but it was only a hit in the US.