One in a saucy Marchmont basement full of middle-class slum-glamour and Danish postgrads,
The other is an uptown Ikea Wonderland with a bronzed mix of professions and attitudes.
The cheat music for tonight is for the Argyle. This was a hit in 2005. The video features the director’s idea of a viral marketing campaign and the hollowness echoes around the finished piece like an stone age blowhorn from one million years BC.
It’s not just me is it? Like Bon Jovi are shite, eh? (Apart from ‘Livin On A Prayer’ – obvs)
This song, however, is a pure brooner.
Chef’s recommendation: don’t listen to it.
Meanwhile: I don’t back HS2 and I just want to make that clear now so that, in years to come, everyone will link back to this blogpost and say – Hey…. the Doc knew.
It’s a waste of money and by the time it’s built it will all be hyperloops and maglevs. Total nonsense likes.
Cheat: The quiz includes Man 2 Man & Man Parrish in the music round (see vid below), a massive 80s banger of Jurassic proportions.
After the relative intellectual fervour of the Argyle, a fast cab whisks me off to the Newsroom where the transient and the drunk dominate the scene. As I’ve said before, if you ever want to actually win a quiz, just come to the Newsroom.
Jackpot: A quasi-terrific £50
Cheat: The quiz includes the answer Argentina, as part of the picture round.
Cheat: The music round tonight will include The Vaccines. This song:
I’ve just a had a look at the video. The guy doesn’t look like a pop singer at all. He looks like a guy who comes round to fix your computer but can’t work out what the problem is. He looks like the sort of bloke who doesn’t know what do do at a rave. He looks like his jokes are all preceded by the statement: “Listen. I’ve got this really good joke.”
That’s all a bit judgemental. Now I feel bad for the guy.
However, I’ve now just Wiki’d him. Turns he’s called Justin and the great-grandson of a famous painter and the son of a film-maker.
“…he grew up in a “musical household” and began playing music by borrowing his father’s guitars. It has been said that he loved Elvis during his childhood.