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.
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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