It’s Easter holidays and I’m doing the childcare so today’s post is brief and functional, like when you nip into WH Smith as fast as you possibly can to buy a bottle of water before you get on the train.
So here are the music round cheat answers for tonight:
First for The Ship Inn at Musselburgh where Kerry will be playing this bollocks by Niall Horan who used to be one of the directions out of One Direction:
And secondly at the Argyle Bar where I will be playing this by Pulp which feels epic at first but, upon repeated listens, becomes rather turgid:
Both these tunes are not the greatest but maybe Niall Horan wins because he is available in life-size cardboard cutout format:
If you buy that, remember to make sure you do it ironically
Come on. It’s Sunday. But don’t go out for a full Scottish, just hold it.
Think about your health. I know I’m not one talk but we need to watch what we’re eating.
A far more sensible idea is to have some porridge or kale or something and just HOLD YOUR FIRE till this evening.
Then go out and get wellied at the quiz.
And now, here is the video for tonight’s cheat answer at the Persevere.
Live, likes, but fairly faithful to the record so if you listen to this you’ll know what’s what in the music round.
By the way, see if you’re a Chinese computer spammer, please go and kill yourself. I just got seventeen thousand emails (literal number- not exaggeration) all in Chinese. Took me ages to delete them and it’s just annoying so please kill yourself, spammer. Thanks. Or at least piss off.
My daughter reminds me, however, to look on the bright side. So here’s a picture of Zippy and Geoffrey in happier times, before the REAPER…
Zippy has been on the booze a lot since Geoffrey died. Some of the outcomes are not pretty. SO let’s remember the sunlight and the loving, rather than focussing on the darkness and grieving. Or the substance abuse and the dwindling hope of joy in a world that simply doesn’t care.
Am I doing this positivity right?
Anyway – come to the quiz.
See you later.
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Anyway – you’ll be weeping tonight if you miss the quiz. Also, with one day to Valentine’s – maybe tonight is the night you will meet the human of your dreams. All you have to do is be bright and witty at the quiz. It’s like a magnet.
Come and have yourself a wee night out. If you never go out on Sunday because you are frightened of what it might do to you on Monday morning, I’d say try it.
The quizzes are earlier on a Sunday – the Persevere starts at six and is done by half even. The latest the Tolbooth finishes is about quarter to ten. Perfectly reasonable.
Anyhow, here is the video for tonight’s music round free answer which relates to the Persevere quiz at 8pm:
It’s Olly Murs. I have nothing to say about him. It’s like looking at a beige cushion on a beige sofa. He’s that interesting. How is it possible to be that many different kinds on bland in one entertainer? I don’t know. By the way: correct me if I’m wrong. Maybe there’s something about him that breaks the mould?
Anyway, get yourself to the quiz and we’ll have some quiz-fact-charged and prize-driven fun when you do.
Yeah – The first Joker & The Thief quiz of the year finally marks a return to full normality. Let’s enjoy the straightness, the orthodoxy and the sheer normality all the way up to the Festival. First half of the year is the best half of the year.
And, in football, it’s an odd year so there’s not even a European Championships or World Cup this year to wreck everything in June/July… no… NO.. WAIT – The Women’s World Cup is on this summer in France and Scotland have qualified.
It’s the first time a Scotland team have qualified for the World Cup since 1998 which is pretty much since you lot have been born.
But it is women’s football, so will the occasion be marginalized, ignored and swept under the carpet?
Or will the paucity of Scottish football success manifest itself in a big fuss and a big buzz for the women’s team?
I have no idea which way this will go. I suspect the former and kinda hope for the latter. Me and the missus and the kid were even thinking of going over to France for one of the games. Quite fancy Scotland v Japan in Rennes – 14th June.
Anyway, sidetracked. Here is tonight’s music round cheat clue which is for the Brass Monkey:
This is one of Senor Coconut’s terrific techno-merengue-style covers of the songs of Kraftwerk.
Now, Kraftwerk has always been great but just sometimes you listen and think “this is all a bit exact, a bit teutonic – it needs some loose Latin“. And, happily, Senor Coconut fills this need.
I was reading about him the other day. His real name is Uwe Schmidt and he’s a German bloke who was so into Latin techno that he moved to Chile. The video was filmed in Santiago, Chile and is worth a watch.
Disappointingly. the fat bloke with the maracas who stars in the video is not the actual Senor Coconut. But you can’t have everything.
Anyway, come to the quiz and we’ll all have a good time.
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.