7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £100. Cheat: One of the answers in the music round is Glasgow’s favourite band: Bis. See vid below
9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £150. Cheat news: one of the answers in the picture round is Katherine Hepburn who won so many Oscars she had to move to a house with a bigger mantelpiece.
Bis were the best. I knew the producer of this song. I was there it was Glasgow in the 90s and it was better than falling into the machine at a paper factory.
I also know that cos I was there. I remember some primary school trip to a factory where they made paper.
I can remember the smell (cooky-porridgey-pleasant) and I remember that they cut the rolls of paper with extreme water jets.
I remember the warning that these jets of water were so concentrated and so powerful that they would have your finger off.
With a warning like that, none of us fucked about. Maybe it was just control-the-kids nonsense. Maybe it was fake news and you could have safely waggled your fingers in the jet and nothing would happen?
I wish I could remember where the paper factory was.
I always think of it if I’m ever going up Comiston Road in Morningside so maybe it was round there somewhere. I don’t know.
If you think you know where it might have been, let me know.
The video was made when rock was big, brash and best served American. I’m talking about the 1980s. We’re feeling Ronald Reagan, hamburgers, the Dukes of Hazzard and loads of denim jackets. We’re talking about working in a steel mill all week long and living for Sunday Night Football.
We’re liking Van Halen and Beverley Hills Cop and freeways and cheap gas and french fries in fact freedom fries. We’re talking Space Shuttles and Back the The Future and cheese that isn’t strictly a food.
This is the USA.
That was the USA.
Then the commies spoiled it all. Or something like that.
7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £60. Cheat: One of the music round hits is by Three Dog Night. See vid below to hear the song.
9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: One of the picture round answers is ‘Gone WithThe Wind’
It’s always slightly bothered me what Three Dog Night’s band name is all about.
It’s never previously bothered me enough to actually go and look it up but that has now changed and its a fairly rewarding find. Thanks to WIkipedia I now know the following information… (until I forget it)…
Vocalist Danny Hutton‘s girlfriend, actress June Fairchild suggested the name after reading a magazine article about indigenous Australians, in which it was explained that on cold nights they would customarily sleep in a hole in the ground while embracing a dingo (wild dog). On colder nights they would sleep with two dogs and, if the night was freezing, it was a “three dog night“.
As well as my own two quizzes on Wednesdays, I can now tell you about another quiz option for Leith-based quizzers which is being presented by my quizmaster friend Gordon down at Harmonium near the Shore.
While Gordon presents, I have written the quiz. So you know its cool. Harmonium’s speciality is lovely vegan food. Everyone says the food is great.