9pm – The Brass Monkey (Drummond Street). Jackpot £150. Cheat: One of the music round hits is by Marti Pellow, the man who would have been famous for putting Clydebank on the map, if Clydebank wasn’t already famous for shipbuilding and blitzes and sewing machine factories. See video below:
I’ve seen women screaming for Marti Pellow in real life. It didn’t make me hate him. It made me respect his work.
7pm Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £200 in dirty cash. Cheat: Janet Jackson is in the music round. See vid below…
9pm Safari Lounge. Jackpot: £60 cash. Cheat: One of the pic round answers is ‘Be Cool‘.
The video for this song has had a lot of money spent on it.
In the video, Janet Jackson lives in the future and she’s got a robot dog and fridge full of silver spheres and everything.
Her girlfriends come round and they go out to the city to perform on a floating computer stage. It’s all pretty stupid. It doesn’t disguise that the song is bland. IT cost $2 and half million dollars to make.
It is the opposite of this:
Which is Mark E Smith sitting in the pub and shouting his hit at the camera. I can’t get a figure but I’m guessing the video cost less than £500 all in.
And that’s today’s prices. Fuck knows for back then? Three pounds, and 90 shillings?
First in an occasional series of reports detailing what the winning team did with their booze voucher.
LOCATION: The Argyle Bar
DATE: Last Thursday
2 x Tennents
3 x Bunnahabhain
1 x Black Sambuca
1 x Tequila
Nice work. I know nowt about whisky but apparently Bunnahabhain is a good one. The Sambuca and the Tequila add urban street edge while it’s all backed up with a pair of basic pints, the kind of pints that built Scotland into the international superpower that she is today.