The football season is back on but we won’t be fully impacted at the Persevere for a few weeks yet. There’s a Sunday coming up when it’s Hibs/Hearts on a Sunday afternoon and we’ve agreed to just drop the quiz that night.
Tonight, however, is perfectly normal and we even have rollover jackpots at both tonight’s quizzes.
MUSIC ROUND CHEATS
By the way, here’s the audio cheat for tonight which refers to the music round at the Persevere:
Not so much big sport this Sunday compared to last week which had the world cup cricket and Wimbledon.
Still, there will be someone who wants to watch the golf. Watching golf on TV is one thing I’ll probably never quite understand. I don’t get it.
Anyway, that’s not my job. My job is to deliver quality quiz questions to you at an affordable price and that’s what we’re going to do tonight.
By the way, here’s the audio cheat for tonight which refers to the music round at the Tolbooth Tavern:
It’s Marvin Gaye who, believe it or not, was straighte.
Well he had a couple of marriages and some kids and he was a drummer. That might not tell the whole story. According to the 10 Surprising Facts about Marvin Gaye page he added the “e” onto his name to deflect rumours of homosexuality.
Really? Then why not change his surname to something more straight and macho… like ‘Smith’ or ‘Colt’ or ‘Glock’?
And why does it matter? Why do people speculate so much on the sexuality and private lives of singers?
For it to be something of interest it must, in some way, matter.
But why does it matter? Where does Katy Perry share her love? Where does Zayn Malik place his penis in his spare time? Perhaps if it’s an answer we like then the music sounds better.
I don’t know. Call the scientists.
In any case, it’s Sunday and I’ll see you all at the quiz later. x
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I know you don’t know what day of the week it is but I’ll tell you: it’s Sunday. Normal order will be resumed shortly. Enjoy the galactic swirl.
Both quizzes are on tonight in real life. Hopefully either see you down Leith or up the old town,
Here is the video for tonight’s music round free answer which relates to the Tolbooth Tavern quiz at 8pm:
It’s one of those gym-dance videos from the 2000s, that strays as close as it can manage to the porn zone without getting banned. See also Eric Prydz, and Alex Gaudino (although the latter is marching military band rather than gym, but still…)
Anyway – never mind the dodgy videos, just get yourself to the quiz and we’ll have some trivia-related and prize-based fun when you do.
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.
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: