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Monday 19th August 2019

Pub Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £150. Cheat: Farley Jackmaster Funk (music round)

7pm – Portobello Tap. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Neiked (music round)

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £90. Cheat news: Paris Hilton (pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £120. Cheat news: Liverpool (pic round)

New Quizzes

Monday is still getting used to two new quizzes, both presented by by Kerry and her fast cab between the two: The Portobello Tap at 7pm (in Portobello – bet you guessed) and The Argyle Bar at 9pm (in Marchmont).

Both quizzes are rollovers tonight and both take a wee while to get up and and running, so take advantage of a lower turnout and a decent pot – get along tonight.

Cheats

Here are the music round cheats for tonight

The first is for the Brass Leith:

The shiniest green shirt in the whole of docklands

Now THAT is how to wear a shiny green shirt in an abandoned dockside for a solo funk house workout in the eighties.

Farley Jackmaster Funk was the musician and got the big credit on the record label but a huge part ofthe record’s success was to do with the singer who was the extremely fierce Darryl Pandy.

Sadly, Pandy is no longer with us but his Top Of The Pops appearance was vital stuff back in the day and there’s a good article here which recalls the impact he made.

Meanwhile, another music round cheat for the Portobello Tap, a more recent hit

This appears to be one of those songs that no one anticipated being a hit, so there’s no proper video.

Best we have here are some students doing fashion walks.

It’ll do – you can hear the tune and that’s what’s important.

Just like the other video, it’s the music man who gets the big credit. Neiked is the stage name of a Swedish bloke called Victor, whereas the vocal is by Dyo, who is an English singer. I think in this case, the song is nothing without the vocal. It reached number 5 on the UK chart.

Anyway – great jackpots tonight and with the festival still in full swing – you’re better avoiding the town so we’ll see you at the quizzes.

Happy days.

See ya later – x

Dr P

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Beer Garden at the Portobello Tap
Beers at the Portobello Tap


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Monday the 24th June

Nearly summer holidays for the kid. Nothing organised. Panic.

But first: Pub Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £50. Cheat: The Tick (pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £90. Cheat news: Panorama (music round)

Running late again today, so I’m just doing the basic details here. Nae chat.

Here’s the music round cheat for the Safari tonight:

Listen! Something serious is about to be said. Pay attention.

It’s the Panorama theme tune and it is VERY SERIOUS, and it announces that BBC-flavoured GRAVITAS is about to take place.

Beware, citizen.

Nuff said.

See ya later – x

Dr P

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Winning is the feeling that pops your pods
Winning is the feeling that pops your pods



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Monday 29th May 2019

Pub Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £100. Cheat: Doom (pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £90. Cheat news: The Cult (music round)

£100 jackpot tonight at the Brass Monkey Leith

One ton of money, tonight.

And here is the cheat music round clue for tonight. It’s the Cult at the Safari Lounge:

The Cult, tearing up the mid-eighties

The Cult felt like an anachronism even at the time, while the world went dayglo pop, hip-hop non stop and dance, The Cult welded metal and rock with guitar acetylene and sung about “smoke stack lightning” and other Americanisms.

It seemed musty and smelly and old but it definitely rocked. Everyone liked ‘Love Removal Machine’.

The Cult sw off a challenge from Zodiac Mindwarp on the home front (they were jokers) but then Guns’n’Roses came along and did it bigger and (obviously) more American and that kind of put the Cult to bed.

I saw them once, at Glasgow Green, and they were excellent. The singer has got a great voice.

So £100 tops tonight. In the meantime, we say cheerio to the quiz at Saint Andrews Brewery Company. Hopefully Joshua will find another venue soon.

See ya later – x

Dr P

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The time I said rugby was rubbish
The time I said rugby was rubbish



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Monday 7th Jan 2019

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot:£50. Cheat: Pet Shop Boys (pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Guns n Roses (music round)

Welcome back! Everything is normal. Everything is great. I love New Years.

Here is the bonus free answer you get for reading this. It’s old-time rockers Guns n Roses, who seemed so wild in the 80s and, looking back, seem so tame.

Watching bits of the video, it’s clear that Guns n Roses had a policy to keep moving on stage, running if possible. I’m guessing this is a calculated move, designed to make sure the show remains visually exciting at all times. It doesn’t look spontaneous. I ain’t saying this is a bad thing – just an observation.

Anyhow: I don’t have a lot else to say today except I hope you all had a great New Year and I hope to see you at the quiz tonight.

Everything is normal again. I’m happy.

Yo,

Dr P

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RGS

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Mon 10th December – Quizzes Tonight In Edinburgh

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot:£50. Cheat: Twickenham (pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £60. Cheat news: Katy B (music round)

Monday smells and it smells like victory.

Come to the quiz.

Now, here’s the reward for reading this post:  a free answer for tonight’s music round at the Safari Lounge.

I haven’t listened more than once or twice but I think there’s not much lyrical content: I think it’s about going out and getting wasted.

Music in it is excellent though, even though it is “very modern” in my book.

Not that modern, however, it you iz youtz.

The youtube comments are full of young people saying things like  “whooooooooaaaa – I can’t believe this is five years old”. and “I feel so old” and “music isn’t like this anymore”.

Fuck off kids, I’m old enough to remember Mike Read banning ‘Relax’ while simultaneously giving Bruno Brookes a rather hypocritical reach-around and calling Matt Bianco wankers, live on Swap Shop.

That’s real nostalgia.

Image result for king penguin

This #penguinmonday might be the last. Look at the scabby state of this one.

Yo,

Dr P

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No More

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Mon 3rd Dec – Quizzes Tonight In Edinburgh

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot:£50. Cheat: Cutting Crew (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £60. Cheat news: Meryl Streep (pic round)

It’s December and its Monday. This is more depressing that being forced to crush four hundred snails to death, one after the other, to death, in a vice.

The only cure is to come to the quiz.

Now, here is the free answer for tonight’s Music round at the Brass Monkey Leith.

It’s an old eighties number, very dramatic and emotional and soft rock style.

For thirty years I thought Cutting Crew were from Northern Ireland but just looked them up on Wiki and it seems they are from the South of England.

I wonder where I got my misconception? I was probably listening to Gary Davies or Peter Powell or one of these wanks on Radio 1 back in 1986 and they said something and I misheard it as “Cutting Crew are from Northern Ireland”.

What did the DJ really say? Probably said something like “Maggie Thatcher is Great. Fuck the miners” cos they were all solid Tories back in those days.

Image result for penguin diving

#penguinmonday

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Dr P

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Come on

 

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Mon 26 Nov – Edinburgh Pub Quizzes Tonight

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot:£100. Cheat: Barbra Streisand (pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £60. Cheat news: Scissor Sisters (music round)

Hey. We got ourselves a Monday. Can you imagine the week without Monday?

Imagine if the week just went straight from Sunday to Tuesday with nothing in between. No Monday. How weird would that be?

And people might wish for it, the kind of people who profess to hate Mondays but I guarantee you it wouldn’t be long before EVERYONE missed Mondays.

Careful what you wish for, folks.

Now, here is the free answer for tonight’s Music round at the Safari Lounge

The video is a live version while the music round clip is a studio version. They bear some resemblance to each other, but be careful

#penguinmonday

Image result for beautiful penguin

Oooh, dem penguins.

And, by the way its DEAD POOL week at the quiz, so be sure to come along and register your dead celeb predictions for December – it’s usually a busy month for dead famous people, so don’t miss out.

Yo,

Dr P

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Safari Lounge Characters

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Monday Night Quizzes – Nov 19th 2018

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot:£50. Cheat: Janet Jackson (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Vulture (pic round)

How is your November going? For me it’s as smooth as Lionel Richie drinking a Horlicks-themed milkshake on a maglev. That’s smooth.

Come and join the smooth-party tonight at the quiz. Mmmmm, sweet.

By the way, the music cheat is for the Brass Monkey Leith tonight and it is Janet Jackson and it sounds like this:

Of course, Monday means you have to watch out for penguins:

Image result for mad penguin

They could be literally anywhere. Have you spotted any today?

Yo,

Dr P

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Mon 12th Nov

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot:£50. Cheat: Latvia (pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £120. Cheat news: Bloc Party (music round)

No Halloween, No Fireworks, No Remembrance. Just shitty Christmas on the far horizon but that’s ages away. Let’s enjoy this period of calm.

And now: the music round free answer, it applies to tonight’s music round at the Safari and it is Bloc Party, who were the next big thing for a few minutes about fifteen years ago:

So what happens when you’re the next big ting, around fifteen years ago? Well, they’re still together.

In fact, having just looked them up, I see all of their first four albums made the top ten of the UK Album chart. Not bad from a band you never seem to hear about.

It’s Monday, so watch out for penguins:

Image result for penguin close up face

They could be literally anywhere. Have you spotted any today?

Yo,

Dr P

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