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Saxophone Disaster

Wikipedia sentence(s) of the day, found today at 0911, is about French synth maestro Jean-Michel Jarre and a doomed collaboration:

“Jarre worked with several Houston-based astronauts, including Bruce McCandless II and Ronald McNair, an accomplished musician who was to have played the saxophone on “Rendez-Vous VI”, recorded in the weightless environment of space. The live performance was curtailed by McNair’s death in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster on 28 January 1986.”

Jean Michel Jarre B10-2016.jpg

Here’s a picture of Jean Michel Jarre, still being sad about it, thirty years later.

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Sunday Night Pub Quizzes In Edinburgh

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Patti (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Jean Michel Jarre (music round)

Here is the music round cheat info for the Tolbooth: a stunning clip of super-French-ness from the master of all things electronique, Monsieur Jean-Michel Jarre.

Listen very carefully, he will only play this once. (Unless you put the video on repeat).

Meanwhile , people keep asking me about Brexit, Russia and what it all means for the quiz.

Well, I put a report into the British Union of Analysts and asked them to prognosticate.

The bottom line is that Russians murdering their spies and Britain leaving Europe is set to have MINIMAL IMPACT on the quiz.

For this, we should all be grateful.


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