Tonight’s quiz at The Newsroom provides the biggest jackpot I’ve had for a while. £250.
It’s a quarter of a grand!
Here’s the music round cheat for the Newsroom:
The drum machine sound is awesome. The whole thing is so French. I think this is a sign that France are going to win the world cup.
How the hell is me posting a video of a 40-year old synth piece a “sign”? I don’t know either but it makes as much sense as some of the other cleromancy that goes on. One immediately thinks of Paul the Octopus in 2010, David Hasselhoff’s dogs at the last world cup and now Bill Bailey has his ducks of destiny…
We’re hitting big numbers again at the Brass Monkey LEith. £250 jackpot tonight. That’s a “wow”.
7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £250. Cheat: The incredible Black Lace are in the music round. Sadly not their greatest work “Gang Bang” but still a party favourite. Check the video to the 1980s birthday party shcool disco action and hear the song.
9pm – The Safari Lounge. Jackpot £60. Cheat: The picture round this week includes the answer “Macbeth“.
Black Lace were one of the cultural motifs that defined the working class experience of the 1980s.
They are from the same bargain bucket as Findus crispy pancakes, Ford Fiestas, Bullseye with Jim Bowen on Sundays, Bruno Brookes doing the charts on Tuesdays, holidays at Butlins and stonewash jeans.
What a load of shite, a beautiful load of old shite.
Tell you what though, if you win £250 tonight at the quiz and then travel through time to 1984 (the time of the Conga), you’ll be the king of all humans.
Having £250 in those days made you GOD. Fact!
Mind you, that’s from the perspective of a 12 year old. Maybe it wasn’t that much if you were working.
It’s not easy to adequately describe the video in a small number of words for this 1983 classic hit, so I quote from one of the comments on youtube:
"A lovely song about a girl who leaves home to become the head hooker. Only to find herself oppressed in a brothel she calls a love battlefield. She will now have to do the impossible and lead her comrades on a dance off to freedom. Will she succeed? Only her pimp can tell..."
The video is, of course, great. I’d never seen it before but it ticks loads of eighties boxes and is incredibly realistic. I remember the early 1980s and I can tell you kids, life was exactly as portrayed in the video, even in Scotland.