Lothian Road has never had a DP Quiz but that changes tonight when Michael starts quizzing at the Raging Bull.
The Raging Bull is towards Tollcross – it’s on the left as you’re heading up Lothian Road and it used to be Moriarty’s but it feels a lot nicer now. They have lots of delicious booze including speciality cocktails and they also do snacks. Quiz is at 9pm.
And the other good news is that the Brass Monkey is operational once again after the annual pain in the arse known as the Festival layoff.
Maybe see you up there tonight.
Here’s the cheat tip: The All Saints are in tonight’s music round at the Brass Monkey on Drummond Street:
It’s pure 1990s, all the way through. Here’s the video:
Fun All Saints fact: When she was around 10 years old, Melanie Blatt was diagnosed with scoliosis and has three metal rods in her back.
It sounds sore.
But not as sore as when you answer all the questions in the jackpot round correctly and then decide to not enter the round.
This is what it looks like when that happens:
Don’t be a non-winning winner. Get your entries in!
So anyway – if you’re anywhere near Tollcross tonight, please go and visit the Raging Bull and give young Michael a boost at his first quiz.
Other than that I’ll see you at the Joker or the Monkey
Tonight is the last quiz fo a few weeks at The Ship Inn. The pub is getting a big refurb. Kerry says it’s no bad thing as the place kinda needs it. Luckily for Kerry fans on that side of the city, she is starting a new early quiz on Monday at the newly opened Portobello Tap. More details on that to follow – but basically Monday 7pm – starting this coming week.
Here are the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Ship Inn. It’s your old pal fae France: Jean-Michel Jarre:
I love Jean-Michel Jarre and his futuristic French music of the late 1970s and early 1980s.
This is from a time when everything was about Star Wars and the Space Shuttle and you got excited when the space correspondent (I think he was called Reg Turnhill – something like that) was on John Craven’s Newsround because it meant SPACE NEWS.
Perhaps Skylab was crashing in Australia, perhaps the Shuttle was launching a telescope, perhaps Pioneer had reached Jupiter. Cool shit like that.
Frenchman Jarre reflected the zeitgeist, creating music which conjured up stars, galaxies and space stations.
Consequently his music was frequently used on television as the musical backdrop for tech and space.
There were imitators everywhere and by the end of the 80s, all British TV theme tunes for science shows and quiz shows sounded like a cheap Jean-Michel Jarre.
I’ve been doing the Argyle downstairs for years on a Thursday but it has now switched to Monday night at 9pm in the ground-floor bar – aka upstairs.
The host is Kerry who is already doing a great job at two other quizzes and she’s looking forward to meeting you all at 9pm tonight.
To be clear: it’s still the Dr Paul quiz format – still the quiz you love but with a fresh new face rather than my tawdry old chat.
If you still want my tawdry old chat – I’m available at the other two quizzes tonight.
Here is the music round cheat for tonight which applies to the Brass Monkey Leith:
Is Gareth Gates still a pop star? Do you reckon he has it on his business card?
0773 168 1450
Parties and Functions
Does he do weddings? Does he do summer season in Tenerife?
I’ll tell you who does do summer season in Tenerife is Frank who used to drink at (and work in) the Persevere. He’s away out there living the dream and having a great time. I enjoy his updates on Facebook.
As fro Gareth Gates, a quick Wiki finds this as his latest listed work:
” During spring 2017 Gates appeared in Robin Hood Easter Panto at various locations within the United Kingdom.”
So now you know.
See ya later – x
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“A-ha…”, as Alan Partridge once said. “It’s Monday!”
The significance of Monday as a generally understood cultural touchstone is diminishing.
This occurs as more people work flexibly or don’t work at a ll or have three or four jobs just to pay the bloody rent and council tax.
Does anyone still do Mon-Fri 9-5? I’m sure there are some of you.
But whether you’re drowning in the gig economy or kept honest by the nine five routine, the quiz will ALWAYS be there for you on Monday nights. That’s my Dr Paul promise.
Speaking of Mondays, there will be a new gig starting soon on Mondays which will feature a quizmaster who is NOT Dr Paul. More details later but if any of you would ALSO like to be a quizmaster, then let me know. Opportunities are becoming available.
Meanwhile, here is the cheat music for tonight’s quiz at the Brass Monkey. You’d probably get it anyway. It’s Avicii.
Fun fact about the song, straight from Wikipedia: The song is written in the key of G minor, at a tempo of 125 BPM.
This should be handy information if you intend to “jam” along to the “track”.
You’re so damn hip.
Speaking of hip, I don’t tihnk some of you realise just how damn hip the Safari Lounge is. What a boozer. It’s got everything you need to get pished in a hip way without resorting to being a hipster wank.
Seriously, if I was still in the market for getting as pished as possible, there’s every chance I’d be doing it midweek style in the Safari.
They have a crocodile head on the wall, for goodness sake.
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