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Monday Night Pub Quizzes In Edinburgh: Leith and Abbeyhill

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £100. Cheat: Captain And Tennille (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £90. Cheat news: Seal (pic round)

The song in the Brass Monkey Leith music round is by Captain & Tennille who were a big deal in the seventies.

For a while in the 1990s I was right into their schmaltz, I collected their albums.

Now in the modern era I can watch them perform on youtube, live and direct from the actual 1970s.

In true 70s TV superstar style, they always looked a bit wasted. I don’t really know what Quaaludes are but I bet they were on Quaaludes. These are drugs that always get mentioned in 70s rock life-fail biography paragraphs.

They were a couple and were married for 39 years and then she left him. He had some disease along the lines of Parkinson’s. She felt the marriage was a sham and only really there to please the fans.

I read so many of these stories when researching questions. Sometimes I feel sad for the participants and other times I feel nothing. I feel sorry for Tennille and the Captain. Maybe it’s because I like their hits. Perhaps I’m that shallow.

 

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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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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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Sunday Boom Quiz Edinburgh Shackalacka

Great stuff later today:

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot £120. Cheat: Jessica Simpson is in the picture round

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot £90. Cheat: The music round includes Galantis. See vid below. It’s got a woman in it who’s actually an electronic cat or something.

If you come to both quizzes tonight you could walk away with £210.

I just had a look on ebay to see what you could get for that kind of money.

Behold:

A shit load of steel stillages. I don’t even know what stillages are. But you can have them. Now!

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