Wahey! All the festival wanks have boarded their over-crowded trains back to the rat-hub and left us once again to enjoy our city, ourselves.
My wife was up town last night for a while and said it was “so beautiful”. She specifically meant that all the tossers had departed.
More great news: Fest-end means that the Brass Monkey Wednesday night quiz is back in action. 9pm tonight on Drummond Street sees the return. Can’t wait. To make the return spicy, there is £120 in the pot already. Nice.
By the way, here is a cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the monkey. It’s Queen:
If you don’t normally watch the clips, this one might be worth your while. the video and audio are exceptionally high quality for 1981. Check it out.
And, if you’re looking for a gift for the arsehole in your life then hit me up for Cunto Cards which you can buy online or I will have a couple of decks with me tonight….
Selena Gomez isn’t on Cunt Cards, but her ex-boyf Justin Bieber is. Why? Cos he’s a mad wee cunt. What are Cunt Cards? Well… they’re coming soon. All should be revealed before the end of the month. Meanwhile, you can track them on World’s Worst Cuntos
Meanwhile, here’s the SG tune from tonight’s music round at the Newsy:
The video is a little depressing. It’s a hundred years since women got the vote and I haven’t looked but I would be amazed if Selena Gomez hasn’t espoused girl power and female empowerment at some point.
Despite this, Gomez’s video is your totally standard pop-star-in-her-pants number.
The porn is partially disguised. There is also a bloke with a chest. The story has a small twist which leads the critics to write things.
Carley of Spin magazine called it “a sexy psycho-thriller” and viewed its Apple Music exclusive release as “a smart pop play”. Sean Fitz-Gerald of New York magazine deemed it “very cinematic, twisty”, likening it to the 2015 film The Gift.
Brian Cant is dead. The guy was a genius and that’s all I have to say on that. RIP.
Meanwhile, here’s some of the music recommendations you’ve been bugging me with recently as I tour the pubs in my stately fashion.
1. I Fought The Law (Original)
I always though it was a The Clash song but true to Clash form, it’s just nicked.
Here’s the original hit, although the song itself was written by one of the Crickets, as in Buddy Holly.
Thanks to James the Baker for pointing out this one.
2. Kansas by GWAR
We were talking about Boston and Chicago and Kansas all those kinds of bands and Star from the Joker marked my card with this GWAR cover of Kansas’s best known song. It’s powerful stuff.
3. Love City Groove
I can’t remember who I was talking to, but we got on to the subject of Eurovision and before you know it we were talking Love City Groove, a notorious UK entry from the 1990s. Was it really that bad?
Watch the video and see what you think.
4. The Genetic Opera
I think it was in some list round, a wee while ago and someone tried to convince me there was a show title ‘The Generic Opera‘.
Sounded dodge, but I took a note and have only just got round to looking it up. It looks like they meant Repo! The Genetic Opera. I’ve just watched a bit.
Hmmm. Not sure. It looks like the kind of thing that’s trying achingly hard to be as cool as Rock Horror and something I would have liked in 1988, but this was released in 2008 so I guess I missed that bus.
Have fun, if you’re still young enough for this:
5. Big B
Another bonus-round discovery. People write it down. I question it. They insist it’s famous. I’ve never heard of it. No one else in the pub has heard of it. One look on youtube and whaddya know: 1.7 million views on one song.
Big B is fat (Big – geddit) and is a rapper. This song is called “White Trash” and it seems to me to a cheap and cheerful Butlins piss-knock-off version of Kid Rock.
Kinda fun, sort of stoopid.
One of the great things about doing the quiz is hearing about all these new treats that my busy life and active lifestyle denies me the time to find out about by myself.
Keep informing! Comment below or tell me at the quiz.