Here is the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Newsroom. It’s Dutchwoman Anouk.
Anouk is Dutch and she represented Netherlands at the 2013 Eurovision. To be honest, I thought the song was boring at the time and listening again now, I still think it’s dull
REading the youtube comments tells me this:
“For people saying that it is Boring, Plain, To Slow, or Weird. It is about fcking Suicide. Anouk wanted to do this without dancers because she lost so many people of Suicide and jut wanted to handle it alone. Just look at 2:27 , she was about to cry but then later the audience started singing. “
Without wanting to sound insensitive, does a song really have to be flat, forgettable and tedious just because it’s about a serious issue?
You can leave it to Queen to think of a better way:
Youtube comments are excellent for this song.
Anyway – assuming you get through the rest of the day without topping yourself, I’ll see you at the quiz tonight.
See you at the Newsroom tonight.
Oh and by the way – I should be announcing a NEW THURSDAY QUIZ fairly soon – stay tuned!
I believe there was a problem with the lights last week? No matter- everything has been fixed and Joshua will be taking you all the way to the jackpot tonight.
One of the answers in tonight’s music round is Shawn Mendes. This is the song:
The pop here is average. In the video, Shawn Mendes lives next door to someone who is experiencing domestic abuse and Mendes wishes it was different but doesn’t actually do anything. Maybe because he’s a pacifist which is perhaps because he is Canadian.
Can we reduce such things to nationalities? Probably not, but it does save time.
Lothian Road has never had a DP Quiz but that changes tonight when Michael starts quizzing at the Raging Bull.
The Raging Bull is towards Tollcross – it’s on the left as you’re heading up Lothian Road and it used to be Moriarty’s but it feels a lot nicer now. They have lots of delicious booze including speciality cocktails and they also do snacks. Quiz is at 9pm.
And the other good news is that the Brass Monkey is operational once again after the annual pain in the arse known as the Festival layoff.
Maybe see you up there tonight.
Here’s the cheat tip: The All Saints are in tonight’s music round at the Brass Monkey on Drummond Street:
It’s pure 1990s, all the way through. Here’s the video:
Fun All Saints fact: When she was around 10 years old, Melanie Blatt was diagnosed with scoliosis and has three metal rods in her back.
It sounds sore.
But not as sore as when you answer all the questions in the jackpot round correctly and then decide to not enter the round.
This is what it looks like when that happens:
Don’t be a non-winning winner. Get your entries in!
So anyway – if you’re anywhere near Tollcross tonight, please go and visit the Raging Bull and give young Michael a boost at his first quiz.
Other than that I’ll see you at the Joker or the Monkey
Here are the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Newsroom. It’s three-man wanking-triangle, Busted.
The video includes a stunt in which Busted chase a Concorde which is belting down the runway, about to take off.
The scruffy post-pop urchins of music jump from the truck onto the undercarriage just as the plane is rising and successfully board the plane.
Then James Charlie and Matt (that’s their names) somehow make their way up into the cabin where they proceed to make female air steward staff members want to have sex with them by using charm tactics (including throwing peanuts around, like a monkey).
I’m no charm or aviation expert, but surely this is all bollocks?
The true figure is probably higher, given that stowaways often fall unconscious and can easily fall to their deaths when the undercarriage opens, something which can be undetected.
As far as I can tell, there is no door from the wheels to the seats.
The motive is also bollocks. The article notes that most aeroplane stowaways are attempting to escape hostile living conditions and that most recorded stowaways board flights from war-torn regions towards Western Europe and the USA.
The article doesn’t mention any real historical incidents of anyone from a pop band gaining sex with a stewardess by stowing away in the undercarriage.
Pop stars usually gain sex by standing in discos and being recognised.
So the Busted video is pure bollocks but it’s OK because so is 94% of pop culture. And it’s also OK cos the Fringe is nearly over. September is so nice!