The new bus schedule for the 35 is playing havoc with my ability to transfer smoothly between the Sunday quizzes. I know you couldn’t care less. I’m just saying.
Anyway, here’s the music round cheat for tonight’s quiz at the Tolbooth – it’s a fantastic 1984 song. You’ve no idea how club and hard this sounded in 1984 when you were used to straight pop on Radio 1.
I was too young to go to clubs and this was my first exposure to proper Hi-NRG sounds. Totally great.
If you like all that old TOTP stuff, make sure and watch the documentaries on youtube. The BBC made a series: each episode is a single year, viewed through the lens of Britain’s favourite pop show.
They cancelled TOTP in 2006 which, oddly enough, is where everything in the world started to go wrong. Causation? Correlation? Who knows
Anyway, however it works, I’ll se you at the quiz later.
The USA and the Philippines may be struggling with the aftermath of cyclones and hurricanes and all that business but because we live in ultra-reasonable Scotland, this is not an issue and should NOT prevent anyone coming to the quiz tonight.
If there are any weather or flooding or transport issues which DO prevent you from making it to the two entertainment centres tonight (the Monkey and the Safari) then let me know on Twitter.
Meanwhile, here is a cheat clue for tonight’s quiz at the Safari, it’s the The B-52s:
The song doesn’t start until 8.35 but I’ve linked to this video so you can see a couple of their other songs. They really are the greatest band in pop history.
But never mind the B-52s. You need to choose what you’re going to wear to the quiz tonight. Something shiny? Something checked? Make it work.
Remember: tonight’s pub quizzes are located less than a mile apart. You could, feasibly, do the double (and people do).
It’s hitting week three of the Fringe and everyone has had enough. Edinburgh is a nightmare. You can’t GET anywhere. You can’t get served anywhere without an enormous queue.
Well, not exactly.
Of course, the simple solution is that all you have to do is step OUTSIDE the city centre.
I knew a woman from Down South who once had a fringe show on Broughton Street, very near the Cask & Barrel, or whatever that big boozer is called (on the corner of London Street). I remarked that it was a good venue, city centre and she looked at me like I was mad.
As far as she was concerned, Broughton Street could have been the moon. She said NO ONE would come to her show – it was too far away.
So that’s the festival mentality: If it’s not EH1 then it can get tae fuck.
The upside of this is that the city remains relatively calm outside the bubble o’madness. So get yourself to Leith, get yourself to Abbeyhill if you need a break from the city centre crazies.
Come and do the quiz. And win things. And be happy.
Here’s tonight’s music round cheat which applies to the early quiz at Brass Monkey Leith:
Best youtube comment for this comes from someone called Kevin:
“Came for the song, stayed for the chest hair. Not gay.”
Tonight’s quizzes are located less than a mile apart. You could, feasibly, do the double.
First one at the Brass Leith concludes at 8.30pm and the second one at the Safari Lounge begins at 9pm (although I don’t usually hit the first question until about 10 past or quarter past)
By the way 2018 Cunto Cards are in stock so stop me and buy a deck if you want to get in on the action. Or click on the image below to buy them online…
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