The Pat Benetar song in the music round tonight is loaded with power. Ninety eighty five was like that. There was electricity in the air – literally. You couldn’t move without receiving a POP BOLT TO THE HEART.
So here it is Merry Christmas. My voice survived two quizzes last night so I expect further health imp[rovements throughout the day and more success tonight in terms of getting through the quiz without croaking.
I don’t mean dying. I expect that too.
I mean, like a frog.
Anyway, tonight’s music round at the Newsy contains a clip which falls into the classic quiz category of “deffo know the tune – don’t really know who did it”. It’s House of Pain. Now you know. Listen to the tune of the video if you want to be fully armed for tonight’s quiz.
Speaking of which, there’s a small chance that the Newsroom will be full of Christmas wallopers tonight but to be fair, it kind of was last week and it wasn’t too bad. No one was sick on the floor. The really really really drunk women who had been out since five o clock were (relatively) demure. They did the quiz. It was cool.
Not like the table full of wanks at the Monkey last night who just sat there being too-important-to-take-part through the whole thing and making loads of noise.
I seriously wish death upon those sorts of people.
Anyway, aren’t I full of Christmas cheer?
Maybe I will be full of it nextyear, if Christmas stops being about the exploitation of the peoples’ debt for corporate profit.
Maybe I will be bring the cheer next year when Christmas stops being about the continuation of an unsustainable regime of plastic production disguised as some kind of spiritual landmark.
Maybe I’ll celebrate in carols next year when the emphasis on spending is finally jettisoned by a sickened nation and we genuinely join together to solve poverty.
These are the last Wednesday quizzes of the year. In addition: tonight and tomorrow will be your ONLY chances to play DEAD POOL for January. I didn’t get the forms out last week and was going to start on MOnday, only to be swiped by the bad flu.
Bad flu has receded enough for me to do the quizzes tonight but I probably won’t be dancing.
Gordon who does the quiz at Harmonium has reported no illness, so I’m sure he’ll be dancing to keep you entertained in between questions.
The Styx song in tonight’s music round at the Harmonium quiz is a timeless work of beautiful genius.
It’s unquestionably a great song but like many classics of its era, becomes somewhat tarnished by youtube comment left by fat old plonks saying things like “This is real music. Everything today is plastic rap and sucks.”
The Childish Gambino song in the music round at the Monkey which sounded to me, at first, just another modern rap song and a bit plasticky, but I have to admit liking the video. Maybe I like the song a bit better now, after hearing it twice.
And I was going to type something about the old versus the new but, fuck, I’ve just realised this tune is four years old itself. To me that’s nowt – to some of your it’s a lifetime.
If you’re coming to the joker tonight – best to BOOK A TABLE. This is just in case there’s football people taking up the berths. (Hibs are at home but kickoff is 7.45pm so any fans that do come in will disappear by half seven – we won’t let them spoil the quiz).
The Bananarama song at the Joker is this:
80s classic. Most of you won’t be old enough to remember Bananarama but they were bigger than the Spice Girls to the power of Little Mix.
My favourite was Keren, she was the one with the dark hair, the one in the middle of this photo:
The DJ Sammy song in the music round at the Safari is easily one of the greatest three hundred tunes ever written. Witness the majesty in this video:
You know this music is similar to the music your body will create at the moment of your death whenever that occurs in the future. This has been proven by death scientists and will hold up in a court of law OR natural justice – whichever happens first.
Actually that might be bullshit. I looked it up on Google and no one on this thread actually specifically mentions DJ Sammy, but there’s nothing to stop us hoping…