Here is the music round cheat for the Percy. It’s Kula Shaker who were popular for fifteen minutes round about 1996. I always associate them with Tony Blair and Chris Evans. It was those kinds of times…
Nothing more to say today except wasn’t Eurovision great as usual? By the way I am so sick of people attributing UK failure to Brexit and saying things like “it’s all political”. Total nonsense. Here’s why:
1. It’s got nothing to do with Brexit. The UK has been getting shit scores for years, including before Brexit. Try putting in a good song.
2. It’s got nothing to with Brexit part 2. There are 43 nations participating this year and a third of them are not EU members anyway. Try putting in a good song.
3. It’s all politics. Yeah, how come Israel won? Everyone hates them more than they hate the UK. Thing is, they entered a good song.
Drives me nuts like, British people complaining about how the Eurovision is unfair. My idea would be to try putting in a good song.
God almighty. Last week’s Thursday night quizzes were a savage assault on your ears. I sounded like a broken vacuum cleaner. Made in Albania.
The voice was history, broken and ridiculous. Like an alien clown in a dust storm. Marti Pellow would have cried.
But tonight, Pellow had better watch out because the golden voice is back. Yes.
Once again I sound like your actual Dr Paul and its a dirty big relief. I absolutely hated sounding like I did last week. It felt like an imposter was in my throat, like I’d been possessed by the ghost of a ninety-nine year old bark-smoking sandpaper salesman from China.
Meanwhile, the bloke out of tonight’s music round cheat tip answer band has a terrific voice as well. And I can’t sing. So maybe he wins.
His name is Brett Sparks and the band is the Handsome Family. Here’s their song that’s in the music round at the Newsroom tonight:
The song is brilliant and, as ever, the recorded version is best but there’s no proper video for it so I’m posting this live one instead. The bonus is that the other person in the band (Rennie Sparks – the singer’s wife) explains a little bit about how she wrote the song.
I like the Handsome Family. They have lots of songs where darkness and death somehow translate into sweet country sounds.
To be fair, they sound a bit shite on this video. But that’s live music for you.
If you have the time, listen to their song ‘The Snow White Diner‘ (video below). It’s about a woman who kills herself and her children while rubberneckers gawp and deaf people just laugh.
Anyway, the main thing is: COME TO THE QUIZ. See you later.
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Did you see the first semi-final last night? Fucking magic.
Anyway, Here’s the music round cheat info for the quiz at the Joker tonight: it’s a dance music song with a fairly standard dance music video. But the video DOES include a lauderette so ye cannae beat that.
I wonder if there’s a playlist anywhere on youtube that just has pop music videos which include a lauderette as a location?
It’s 2018 and things are reaching that point where if you can think of it then it already exists, thanks to old father internet.
When was the last time you disco danced in a launderette? For me, the answer would be “the early 90s”.