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First Full Wednesday of The Year

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £30. Cheat: Wizzard (music round – see vid below)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £30 Cheat: James Blunt (music round)

It’s the first proper Wednesday of the year and I am EXCITED to be getting things back to normal after a month of festive nonsense.

Two music round hits for your cheats tonight: The first one is a Christmas hit which I won’t apologise for. The clip is only 20 seconds or less. That’s all you have to listen to… unless you watch the full (scary) video below

This got played a lot when I was a kid. The Santa guy (Roy Wood) was  terrifying. I never knew why such an obviously evil presence was used to sell Christmas. Still don’t “get it”.

The other thing is James Blunt, another thing I “don’t get”. It’s just shite isn’t it? Am I missing something?

It’s like Coldplay with even less charm. I must be wrong. Millions of people like this stuff. I don’t understand them either.

The older and “wiser” I get, the less I understand people’s tastes. Maybe I’m in the wrong business seeing as I have to communicate with lots of people. Ah, fuck it.

 

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Monday Night Edinburgh Pub Quiz Action – Leith and Abbeyhill

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

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

The song in the Safari music round is a belter which was a hit just over ten years ago now:

The song is about George Bush blocking same-sex marriage. That seems kind of old now, everywhere has same-sex marriage now, don’t they? Even Australia?

Actually, a quick wiki reveals that most countries still don’t have same-sex marriage: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Status_of_same-sex_marriage

Meanwhile, the quiz is LGBT friendly. You could be a blue trans-male married to a red quasi-queer cis woman or any combination of anything. I don’t care and neither does the pub and neither do the people in the pub. We are living the liberal dream and you are welcome. x

 

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Sunday Night Pub Quizzes Edinburgh

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Molly (music round – see vid below)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Vauxhall Vectra (pic round)

Sunday has been NAE QUIZZES for a couple of weeks so its good to be back.

The song in the Percy music round is a UK Eurovision entry from a couple of years ago, widely hailed by Eurovision fans as the Britain’s “least shit” entry for about a decade.

Fair enough. It was never going to be a winner though. Other countries do stuff like this and do it better than we do. Molly finished seventeenth.

Only four and a bit months to go until Lisbon. It’s getting exciting.

Both jackpots are sixty pounds tonight. It’s been a while so I had to look up the records but both were definitely rollovers on the 17th December.

Don’t be like Robin:

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New Year, New Fear

Tonight’s quizzes:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: James Last (music round – see below)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: Mudflap Girl (pic round)

Welcome back to the world. I love normality, in terms of routine and knowing what the fuck is going on.

Christmas time and all that muck drives me mental. Hooray for January.

The music round free answer for tonight at the Argyle is legendary German bandleader: James Last, aka “The Gentleman of Music”.

James Last died in 2015 and it is one of my life’s regrets that I never saw him perform live with his famous Orchestra. Luckily he made plenty of recordings.

Some artists are lucky to release 65 SONGS. James last had 65 ALBUMS which reached the UK charts. He is the most phenomenally successful musician that you’ve never heard of.

His UK success is outstripped by his popularity in Germany where he was awarded 200 gold discs and 14 platinum discs.

His style is loose and tight at the same time and is the greatest music ever made. If you don’t like James Last it’s because you are an idiot.

Here’s the tune from tonight’s music round:

 

 

 

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Did You Blow It Last Night? Win It Back Tonight

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £150. Cheat: Pat Benetar (music round – see vid below)

9pm – Safari Lounge.  – SAFARI IS OPEN… NEXT MONDAY!

The Pat Benetar song in the music round tonight is loaded with power. Ninety eighty five was like that. There was electricity in the air – literally. You couldn’t move without receiving a POP BOLT TO THE HEART.

It was dangerous. But it was cool.

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Monday Banana

Great £250 win for Luke last Monday. Back to some sense of normality tonight.

We’re at a quarter-of-a-grand at the Brass Leith…

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £50. Cheat: One of the answers in the music round is an old band called Animotion. Hear their song by clicking on the video below…

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £120. Cheat news: one of the answers in the picture round is Liver, as in the organ. Yeuuuucch.

This tune is not one of the best-known 80s tunes but it’s quintessential eighties. Yeah, I’m using that word.

Heavy synthesizers, big drums, big bass, big everything. Even the vocals are ‘eighties’. I can’t exactly describe how, but they are.

And there’s loads of dressing-up in the video. And there’s a swimming pool.

 

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Sunday Night Pub Quizzes In Edinburgh

I give you…. my Sunday quizzes. You are welcome. Your family is welcome. Bring ’em all.

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: One of the music round answers is Reel 2 Real. See vid below for the tune.

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £120. Cheat: One of the picture round answers is Frank Turner.


Isn’t Real 2 Reel brilliant? Isn’t ‘I Like To Move It’ it the greatest song ever written? Isn’t Mad Stuntman pure barry? If you disagree, you must come to the quiz so that we may FIGHT.

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Three Word Fringe Show

When promoting a Fringe Show, you don’t get much time. The average Edinburgh person encounters 23,000 posters per week during the Fringe and reads 9,000 show listings.*

You get an average of three words to sell your act before your potential punter loses interest.

So, with this in mind I’ve been challenging quiz teams to come up with #threewordfringeshows.

Here are some that I managed to avoid throwing in the bin…

  • Chas Unt Dave
  • Adventures In Menstruating
  • Blancmange Succulent Spatchcocks
  • Snark Swallows Beaver
  • Horse Shit Gallery
  • The Sewel Motion
  • Dwarf In Matchbox
  • Cats With Guns
  • Bare Naked Neighbours
  • ISIS Does Cats
  • Gies A Shag
  • Nipples Like Coatpegs
  • Oxford University Revue
  • Corbyn Eats Babies
  • Deep Throats Everything
  • Animal Hospital Revisited
  • Kick Cameron’s Crotch
  • Reginald D Hunter
  • Stroke My Beard
  • Naked Gummybear Fun
  • Watch This Fucker

How much would you pay to see any of those?

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