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Sun 18 Nov – Quizzes Tonight

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: The Shamen (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Italy (pic round)

The tune for the cheat is tinged with tragedy.

In the days after filming the video in Tenerife for this 1991, Shamen member Will Sinnott died while swimming in the sea.

He was only 30.

The Shamen had been going for years but were just breaking big at this point. He got to be a pop star for a moment and the he died.

I guess dem’s da breaks.

Here is the video:

Anyway, see you at the quiz tonight and don’t forget your shoes, cos it’s November and you don’t want to be cutting about with nae shoes.

Yeah.

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Wednesday Is The End Of the World

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £90. Cheat: Pulp (music round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £30 Cheat: Mister Messy (pic round)

The Rnd of The World looms like a ghost wolf. Will you survive? Will The Queen survive? In a lifeboat, last gasp, gunnel-threatening situation: who would you cast off first: The Queen or Prince Harry?

Imagine their royal glubs as the sea enveloped their future, brought death to their faces and finally, as it became clear that their time was all but gone, made them the same status level as other humans.

Meanwhile, away from the burning hatred of royalty-as-a-concept, Pulp provide one of the moments in the Joker music round tonight. Good song.

Pulp are always a favourite but I’ve been listening to the Fall this week.

It was on the way home from Wednesday quizzes last week that I found out old bawjaws had carked it.

Turned out me and my pal David were at the last ever Fall gig at the QM in Glasgow.

Here’s Mark E Smith’s final stage entrance, and it’s a better view than we got…

All the quizzes for the rest of the year are dedicated to the memory of Mark E Smith.

My favourite Fall record isn’t even by the Fall, it’s by Mike Reid:

Mike Reid Sings The Fall
Mike Reid Sings The Fall

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