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Wednesday Is The End Of the World

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £90. Cheat: Pulp (music round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £30 Cheat: Mister Messy (pic round)

The Rnd of The World looms like a ghost wolf. Will you survive? Will The Queen survive? In a lifeboat, last gasp, gunnel-threatening situation: who would you cast off first: The Queen or Prince Harry?

Imagine their royal glubs as the sea enveloped their future, brought death to their faces and finally, as it became clear that their time was all but gone, made them the same status level as other humans.

Meanwhile, away from the burning hatred of royalty-as-a-concept, Pulp provide one of the moments in the Joker music round tonight. Good song.

Pulp are always a favourite but I’ve been listening to the Fall this week.

It was on the way home from Wednesday quizzes last week that I found out old bawjaws had carked it.

Turned out me and my pal David were at the last ever Fall gig at the QM in Glasgow.

Here’s Mark E Smith’s final stage entrance, and it’s a better view than we got…

All the quizzes for the rest of the year are dedicated to the memory of Mark E Smith.

My favourite Fall record isn’t even by the Fall, it’s by Mike Reid:

Mike Reid Sings The Fall
Mike Reid Sings The Fall

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Thursday Night Pub Quiz Action in Edinburgh


7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Chicago (pic round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £100. Cheat answer: Janet Jackson (pic round)

The music round cheat answer is by Janet Jackson. Her brother is dead but you don’t care… he was just a pop star.

They’re all just pop stars and they all go. Even the bloke out of The Fall.

Mind you, I liked The Fall and it might just improve your life ever so slightly (if you’ve never heard of them) if I were to share one of two of their works.

You could well hate them, but you never know…

1. Kicker Conspiracy

(Flair is punished)

2. Eat Yourself Fitter

(Like many of their songs, I have no real idea what’s going on in the song – just like it)

3. Lost In Music

Disco cover. This one has a cunt talking for the first 45 secs. Best to fast forward

4. Edinburgh Man

Local tour:





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Sunday Sandwich of Sexy Sunshine Soup

The headline I just typed is empty of meaning, even by my own low standards.

Here are tonight’s quizzes:

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: One of the picture round answers is Downfall.

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £150. Cheat – one of the music round hits is The Fall. See vid:

I’m going to see The Fall in November (have a ticket anyway – the singer might die which would cancel the thing).

You can see why people don’t like The Fall. I mentioned the other day to the missus that I am going to see the Fall. She said ‘who are the Fall’-  So I played her a couple of tunes and she said they were the worst thing she’s ever heard.

To be honest, I’m not that much into live music. I’d rather listen to the recorded version. But somehow, the idea of going to see the Fall is appealing.

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Monday Mega Jackpot

Quiz tonight:

7pm Brass Monkey Leith.  Jackpot: £200 in dirty cash. Cheat: Janet Jackson is in the music round. See vid below…

9pm Safari Lounge. Jackpot: £60 cash. Cheat: One of the pic round answers is ‘Be Cool‘.

The video for this song has had a lot of money spent on it.

In the video, Janet Jackson lives in the future and she’s got a robot dog and fridge full of silver spheres and everything.

Her girlfriends come round and they go out to the city to perform on a floating computer stage. It’s all pretty stupid. It doesn’t disguise that the song is bland. IT cost $2 and half million dollars to make.

It is the opposite of this:

Which is Mark E Smith sitting in the pub and shouting his hit at the camera. I can’t get a figure but I’m guessing the video cost less than £500 all in.

And that’s today’s prices. Fuck knows for back then? Three pounds, and 90 shillings?


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