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Monday Monday – the 8th July

Pub Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Princess Eugenie(pic round)

Monday is cool. Come and be part of it.

Here’s the music round cheat for the Brass tonight. It’s 80s pop pyramids Bananarama:

The Rama

Bananarama were bigger than the Spice Girls when I was a kid.

Was this because the Spice Girls just hadn’t been invented yet or just because Bananarama were better?

No one knows the answer to that but Bananarama had loads of hits, largely with the Stock Aitken and Waterman production which defined the UK pop sound of the late 1980s.

Stock Aitken and Waterman were hit machine monsters. They wrote and produced buckets and buckets of stone cold smash hits.

Mel & Kim, Jason Donovan, Rick Astley, Kylie Minogue, and Dead or Alive all had number one hits on the back of SAW production.

Back then it was cool to hate them. It was so mainstream. With the benefit of age you look back and think “those guys were geniuses”.

But where do geniuses get their inspiration? The answer is Italo-Disco – the 1980s Italian music style that dominated Europe’s dance floors.

Anyway – it’s a rollover at the Brass and it’s cosy at the Safari so I’ll see you at one of them later…

Word.

See ya later – x

Dr P

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Monday 3rd June

It’s the third of June and I bring you quizzes with vast jackpots that can change (temporarily) your life.

Pub Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £240. Cheat news: Orchid(pic round)

Tonight’s music round cheat is for the Brass Monkey Leith and is a dirty old banger by OMD. Watch the video to hear the tune:

The Cult, tearing up the mid-eighties

The song includes some great lyrics.

Tesla girls, Tesla girls,
Testing out theories,
Electric chairs and dynamos,
Dressed to kill, they're killing me

Great stuff. In true pop lyric style, the song doesn’t mean much on its own. It just makes you feel.

It makes you feel: technology, electricity, future, ladies. Kinda like Roxy Music, but more laboratory and less singles bar.

OM3 - NIKOLA TESLA - T-Shirt PHYSICS POWER NERD ELEKTRIC GEEK ENERGIE EMO, M, khaki

Anyway – that’s at the Brass on Sunny/rainy Leith Walk.

The big big money is at the Safari tonight where many teams got bust last week and the rollover grew unexpectedly to a mighty £240.

For that you could get a car. Probably.

Anyway, See ya later – x

Dr P

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Winning at the Brass Leith
Winning at the Brass Leith

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Monday 13th May 2019

Pub Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £50. Cheat: Echosmith (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £150. Cheat news: Rabbit(pic round)

Big mad ton fifty at the SAFARI, tonight

And here is the cheat music round clue for tonight. It’s Echosmith at the Brass Monkey:

The Cult, tearing up the mid-eighties

Fun fact: the band is made of one sister and three brothers. Although the older brother has now left.

The singer is only sixteen when the song was released in 2013.

The song remains their biggest hit in America and their only hit in the UK. After today you might never hear about Echosmith again.

Anyway, who cares? It’s Eurovision week and that’s all that’s important.

Lordi, back in the day.

I have no quizzes on Tuesday so you can watch the first semi-final unhindered. If you come to the quiz on Thursday you could miss the second semi, but – like me – you can watch it on catch-up when you get in.

I know some of you still reject the idea of watching the semis (you are mental), so the final is on Saturday and is going to be brilliant.

If I put my money anywhere this year, it has to by Cyprus.

Cyprus are not top of the betting at the moment. Top 3 at the moment are Netherlands, France and Sweden but I genuinely think these songs are pish and cannot win.

Seems harder to predict than last year though which was straight Cyprus v Israel.

Anyway, if you “don’t like” Eurovision, don’t worry about it and just come to the quiz. There are not too many questions about the world’s greatest annual event. Just the occasional one. Nothing to fear.

See ya later – x

Dr P

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Thelma and Louise winning at the Safari Lounge
Thelma and Louise winning at the Safari Lounge

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Monday 6th May 2019

Pub Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £150. Cheat: Dutch(pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £120. Cheat news: Lonestar (pic round)

Big mad ton fifty at the Brass, tonight

And here is the cheat music round clue for tonight. It’s Lonestar at the Safari Lounge:

The Cult, tearing up the mid-eighties

Lonestar look like “good ol’ boys”, which is to say they like cooked meat, smoking guns and passive women. To be fair, that’s entirely up to them.

Back on our own shores, both jackpots are sexy like Eurovision tonight. Come to both quizzes, win ’em and you’ll be nearly £300 to the good.

What could you do with that money? Maybe a last-minute trip to Tel Aviv for Eurovision which is now just over a week away.

Perhaps you could buy a set of Trivial Pursuit. Every home should have one.

But right now, Eurovision is more important that Triv and, in fact, it’s time for my Top 5 prediction.

It’s very difficult to pick a winner this year, but here we go:

  1. Cyprus
  2. Italy
  3. Netherlands
  4. Australia
  5. Greece

The 2019 Eurovision line-up is great. There are potential surprise winners all over the place: Malta and Czech Republic to name but two.

But of course, the real winners should be either be Portugal for their mad art piece or BDSM champs Hatari from Iceland.

Watch this if you haven’t already:

Blimey.

See ya later – x

Dr P

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Triv – classic quiz action

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Monday 22nd April 2019

Pub Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £50. Cheat: The Vibrators (music round)

7pm – St Andrews Brewing Co. Jackpot: £150. Cheat: Basement Jaxx (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £60. Cheat news: Droopy (pic round)

Joshua’s jackpot hits a high tonight.

Get yourself to Saint Andrews Brewing Company at 7pm for a crack at this one.

And here are the cheat music round clues for tonight. First the Vibrators at the Brass Monkey Leith:

From so long ago, its not even really a video

This Top of The Pops performance was probably the precise moment at which mainstream Britain became bored of punk.

The singer looks like a tourist, a middle-class kid who thinks that taking his tap aff and singing about marital aids will give him Sid-Vicious-style notoriety.

It’s almost as predictable as the evening news.

By contrast, check this terrific video by Basement Jaxx for a song that appears at Saint Andrews Brewing Company:

The video has everything from a pirate with a tone-arm for a hand to a Mexican stand-off with luchadors and scissor-paper-stone. Tremendous.

Anyway – it’s bank holiday Monday so drink and drink and drink and drunk and remember to come to the quiz.

By the Power of Greyskull - Come to the quiz
By the Power of Greyskull – Come to the quiz

See ya later – x

Dr P

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Saint Andrews Brewing Company on Potterrow



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Monday 15th April 2019 – Three Premier Quizzes Tonight

Three Pub Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £150. Cheat: Brunei (pic round)

7pm – St Andrews Brewing Co. Jackpot: £120. Cheat: Tracey Emin (pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Spike Milligan (music round)

Joshua’s quiz at the Saint Andrews Brewing Co hits a high of £120 tonight.

Get yourself to Saint Andrews Brewing Company at 7pm for a crack at this one.

And here are the cheat music round clues for tonight. First the Spike Milligan song at the Safari Lounge quiz:

From so long ago, its not even really a video

Spike Milligan was your archetypal tortured comic genius, swinging wildly between depression and creating the kind of comedy which started everyone else that you like, years before they did.

Check this episode on youtube. It’s basically Monty Python but before Monty Python.

Anyway, the only true comedy is winning a big pocket of cash at one of tonight’s quizzes.

That’s always a laugh.

Daein it

See ya later – x

Dr P

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Saint Andrews Brewing Company on Potterrow

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Monday 8th April 2019

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £100. Cheat: Leo Sayer (music round)

7pm – St Andrews Brewing Co. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Michael Buble (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Spain (pic round)

Joshua’s quiz at the Saint Andrews Brewing Co hits a high of £90 tonight.

As things have been going so far, it’s not the busiest quiz in the world so your chances of winning are good. Get along and try it out. 7pm at the Saint Andrews Brewing Company

Elsewhere we have my own two quizzes. Get involved.

Meanwhile, here are the cheat music round clues for tonight. First the Leo Sayer song at the Brass Monkey quiz:

From so long ago, its not even really a video

The song is packed with story-telling detail, including a blue Morris van which the guy in the story couldn’t drive last week because it was getting resprayed.

As every tedious comment on youtube will gleefully tell you: they don’t write ’em like that any more.

Nice work from the Sayer. Fun fact: he’s called that because he says things.

Meanwhile, here’s the Michael Buble song that turns up as a clip on Josh’s music round at the SABC:

It’s always annoyed me. It’s a song by a pop star about how you shouldn’t really want to be a pop star.

“Do as I say, not as I do”.

What a twat.

Anyway, the only true way to avoid being labelled a twat is to come to the quiz tonight.

Thelma and Louise winning at the Safari Lounge
Thelma and Louise winning at the Safari Lounge

See ya later – x

Dr P

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Monday 4th March 2019 – Including NEW QUIZ!

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £100. Cheat: Cate Blanchett (pic round)

7pm – St Andrews Brewing Co. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Natalie Portman (pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £90. Cheat news: Steriogram(music round)

SO! there is a BRAND NEW QUIZ tonight, hosted by legend-in-the making, young Joshua, at Saint Andrews Brewing Company as from next Monday.

The St Andrews Brewing Co is at Potterrow, near the University and boasts food, drink and all the usual shite but with a brand new shiny host. Go and give him a hard time!

St. Andrews Brewing Co., Potter Row
St. Andrews Brewing Co., Potterrow

Joshua is a hip young quizmaster with many questions and answers ahead of him. you’ll like him!

Meanwhile, here is the cheat music for tonight’s quiz at the Safari. It’s a band from New Zealand called Steriogram.

The video must have cost a fortune to make and so much time to do the knitted stuff. It doesn’t look computer-generated.

And for such a humdrum song, it feels like a great waste of human effort.

A bit like the effort that goes into making domino runs that just get knocked over in the end. When it’s all over, what does humanity gain?

However, that’s only if you look at these endeavours from an ivory tower or some mountain of righteousness perspective.

Bottom line: maybe it’s just people doing people things and what does anything mean anyway when one day this Earth will be swept away by cosmic tides?

We are all trivia.

And this is why quiz remains relevant.

So whether you go to Joshua’s quiz or one of mine (or a combo) tonight, have a great time because this time doesn’t last forever.

x

Dr P

By the way – I made the list for March Dead Pool yesterday. Here is the latest Dead Cloud and some old ones too, for comparison:

So that’s the way the biscuit breaks this fine Monday morning. Get out there and be the best human you can be. Yes. Inspirational. Truly.

Yo,

Dr Paul

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Cumdog. Geddit?

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Mon 18th Feb – This Could Be YOUR Night For Quiz Success

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot:£50. Cheat: Avicii (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Hoover Dam (pic round)

“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.

Safari exterior
Safari exterior

 

Yo,

Dr P

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Mon11th Feb – Monday Pub Quiz Action

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot:£50. Cheat: Pomeranian (pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: The Pixies (pic round)

This is Monday. The start of something big. Or just bloody half-term, if you have kids.

Don’t have kids? See people looking frazzled? Wondering what the problem is? It’s half-term.

Anyway, that’ not important. What IS important is the quiz,

Here’s the cheat music for tonight’s quiz at the Safari. It’s one of my own favourite acts, The Pixies.

I couldn’t find a decent video, so it’s just music. Worth a listen though.

So it’s minimum jackpots at the quizzes tonight but come along anyway. Your knowledge, wit and good looks may be enough to snare a lover. It is, after all, Valentine‘s week – and in those few days leading up to the 14th, some single people get just a little more desperate.

But there are plenty of others who couldn’t care less, so don’t make assumptions. Just be yourself.

Yo,

Dr P

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