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Sun 11 Nov – Sunday Quizzes Tonight

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: ‘A Beautiful Mind’ (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Maria McKee (music round)

Wooft. That tune in the music round at tonight’s Tolbooth quiz is a hammer and tongs mega belter.

Here it is:

Nearly as good as last week’s photo from the Persevere which flies in the face of the received wisdom that you can’t give booze to a baby.

Booze for the baby?
Baby loves quiz

Yeah.

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Sun 4th Nov – Quizzes Tonight

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Morrissey (music round)

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

Ah – I see we have a couple of rollovers tonight which have been a bit harder to find on Sundays recently.

That’s good.

Also good is old grumpo himself, Morrissey. This is his song which appears in the music round at the Percy tonight:

The song is called ‘I Have Forgiven Jesus’. Morrissey makes me laugh every single time. In fact I made a Moz-meme the other day. Wanna see it?

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ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Morrissey.

By the way, Sunday has a meetup group who come along to the quiz. It’s great if you want to quiz but don’t have a team.

Yeah.

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Sunday 28th October 2018 – Quizzes Tonight In Edinburgh

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Mister Strong (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Alice Cooper (music round)

Last week’s dance-off at the Persevere probably cannot be beaten but at least its a rollover.

Taking on a six-year old at dancing? It’s not going to work is it? Good effort from Davey though, a bold performance under the circumstances.

Anyway – here’s Alice Cooper making a perfectly serviceable but ultimately musically uninspiring hair-metal rock-ballad into something better by dressing up for the video:

I never really “got” Alice Cooper. I reckon that glam metal stuff was for blokes who were too scared to be into Human League or Roxy Music in case they got called a poof.

The code was that the greasy look-made people think you were definitely a “proper man”. The make-up and the spandex were still there but “covered” by the leather and the motorbikes.

By the way, Sunday has a meetup group who come along to the quiz.

Yeah.

Dr Paul

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Sunday: Persevere and Tolbooth Tavern

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Sistine Chapel (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: The National (music round)

I was at the museum last week doing the Rip It Up quiz with Phill Jupitus. Good gig but I love my regulars so I’ve sent the Prof back to Australia and I am back on questions and answers tonight.

Here’s the music round cheat for tonight which pertains to the Tolbooth:

Well, a “stripped down version” in any case which means it doesn’t sound much like the actual recorded version of the song. Consider it an extra challenge to match the video with what you’ll hear in the music round tonight.

Anyway – remember to bring your mum tonight! It’s nowhere near mother’s day or anything like that – you should just take her to the quiz. She probably deserves it.

Yeah.

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Sunday Pub Quizzes In Edinburgh

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Hazell Dean (music round)

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.

Yeah.

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Sunday Night Quiz Action In Edinburgh

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: INXS (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: American Beauty (pic round)

Is there supposed to be a named storm today? Maybe aye, maybe no but there will be a whirlwind of questions and a tornado of answers plus a monsoon of prizes. At the quiz. Ooh yeah.

Here’s the music round cheat which pertains to the Persevere tonight. It’s INXS who were Australians who did not own crocodiles:

You’re probably too young to remember, but INXS were a big deal back in late 80s / early 90s. They stopped having hits when everyone realised the songs were all the same but for a while they tranced the public and all the girls fancied the singer.

But the singer ended up killing himself in 1997. It was only a couple of months after Lady Princess Diana The Queen of Hearts got smashed up in Paris, so the British public, steeled against tragedy, dealt with the story easily, with a shrug.

That’s the thing about celebrity deaths: you either care or you don’t and there’s loads of them these days so its even harder to care.

However the news that Chas out of Chas and Dave died yesterday is a bigger one than most, in my book.

Chas and Dave were funny but they weren’t comedians. Chas was a musical genius and they rocked hard. The maestro is dead. Luckily, however, the recordings and the youtube remain so you can keep Chazzing and Daveing forever:

 

 

Yeah.

Yo!

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Sunday Roast Quiz With A Side of Potatoes

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Sofia Loren (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Tricky Disco (music round)

There haven’t been a lot of Sunday rollovers recently but both venues have a rollover this week. Good.

Here’s the cheat info for the music round at tonight’s Tolbooth quiz. It’s an instrumental rave=chart crossover from before you were born (1990).

Great stuff. The Good Old Days. G.O.D,

One day, in the future, today will be the good old days. Make sure you remember it was the time you won the quiz. Hot.

Anyway – See you at the quiz tonight!

Yo!

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Sunday Night Pleasure? See Quiz.

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Air Supply (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Man Ray (pic round)

Sunday is often a challenge for humans. Especially if there’s work the next day.

Scientists have been working on the problem and their findings are clear: IF YOU WANT PLEASURE ON A SUNDAY YOU MUST ATTEND A PUB QUIZ.

This is science. Best believe it.

Meanwhile here’s the wee cheaty bonus for reading my bullshit: an answer for tonight’s music round at the Percy:

Whoa. Sixty eight million views. Hardcore.

I have never had any interest in Air Supply beyond their occasional appearance as an answer on Popmaster. I’ve just looked them up on Wikipedia and I’m not really any more inspired. They’re mainly Australian. I didn’t know that.

Anyway – See you at the quiz tonight!

Yo!

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Sunday Night Pub Quiz. Come to Leith. Come to the Canongate.

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: The Tweets (music round)

Hey – it’s raining again and a bit colder. What happened to that summer? It’s only been away for a week. I miss it already.

Anyway – one thing that is NOT affected is the quiz. Sunday night provides two excellent experiences. Try one. Try both.

Again, it’s late in the day, so I’m just going to cut straight into the free music round answer which relates to the Tolbooth Tavern quiz tonight:

I was watching one of the “Story Of…” Top of The Pops documentaries the other night (one year per episode) and the 1981 episode was saying that this performance of the Birdie Dance (by The Tweets) was the very last appearance of Legs & Co. on Top of The Pops.

They had been the house dancers for years and, judging from their contribution to the docco, they are still pissed off that The Birdie Song was their swan song.

The song gets a bad press. It was also voted “Most annoying song ever” in a poll by dotmusic in 2000.

It was also voted as “Least Metal Moment of All Time” by VH1, specifically the time that Vince Neil out of Motley Crue led the annual Chicken Dance at the annual Oktoberfest in Cincinnati.

See you at the quiz tonight!

Yo!

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Sunday Evening Pub Quiz Action, Edinburgh

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £180. Cheat: Daft Punk (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Vauxhall (pic round)

The music round cheat for the Persevere is daft Punk but doesn’t necessarily sound like Daft Punk. Not least because the bloke doing the singing is Paul Williams, better known as the guy that did the music for Bugsy Malone back in the 1970s

The whole song is over eight minutes long. That’s longer than Bohemian Rhapsody, although it has not attainend the same cultural impact.

There’s no way Ken Bruce would play this at the end of Popmaster. It’s too obscure. Not Steely Dan enough. Not Dire Straits.

Thanks for coming to the quiz tonight if you’re coming and, if you are coming, don’t be the ones that take the hump.

Great jackpots tonight!

Yo!

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