Note that last week’s large jackpot at the Brass has now become huge.
And here is the cheat music round answer which applies to the early quiz tonight at the Joker And The Thief:
That’s Feargal Sharkey who used to be the singer with the Undertones (Teenage Kicks, My Perfect Cousin). The Undertones were cool in a punk pop way. Everyone liked the Undertones, then they disappeared.
Then, a few years later, it was the mid-1980s and Feargal Sharkey suddenly appeared out of nowhere to became this massive solo artist for about two songs and then, just as quickly, disappeared into oblivion.
Two flah-in-the-pan careers from the same bloke. Nice work.
Anyway, just imagine what you’re going to spend the £210 on when you win the jackpot at the Monkey tonight.
So last week was a weird one at the Argyle: heightened jackpot but low turnout. Will it be the same again this week? If so, it increases your own chances of winning the big money if you attend and play the jackpot round.
The cheat music for tonight is for the later quiz at the Newsroom (9pm) and it’s a band called The Vapors. You all know the song:
That’s all I’ve got to say today except that I am still surprised that giraffes sleep standing up (used the question at both quizzes last night).
I fell asleep standing up once. I was on the London Underground. When I woke up I had no idea what the fuck was going on. I guess giraffes feel like this EVERY SINGLE DAY.
The rest of the time they must spend wondering how everyone got so small.
Yeah. Also, remember to stop me and buy a packet of Cunto Cards if you’re looking for that special gift for the foul-mouthed fiend in your life.
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…
The first of those three links is particularly 2001 because it’s introduced by Gail Porter and she references Jamie Theakston.
I think the sample in the Rui Da Silva song is Spandau Ballet, but I can’t quite place it.
If I wasn’t a quizmaster I think I’d produce electronic dance music, mainly built around samples of Spandau Ballet, Simple Minds, and Duran Duran songs of the early 1980s. It sounds like a decent way to make money.
It also sounds like an easy way to make fuck all money. I think there are quite a few procuders of electronic dance music based on old pop. I think it’s a buyers’ market.
So I’ll probably stick to quizzes just now. And of course, Cunto.
9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Them music round includes The New York Dolls who were, apparently Morrissey’s favourite band at one time. I only know a couple of their tunes but they rock. Reminds me a little of the Cramps, but with a more glam sound.
I just looked up the singer and am slightly surprised to discover he’s a 70s punk rock star who is still alive. Nice work, David Johansen.