So my time at the Argyle is over. The quiz has been moved to Monday at 9pm to suit the pub better and will now be hosted by Kerry who has been hosting elsewhere and getting great reviews.
The quiz will still be the Dr Paul quiz (i.e. written by me) so the format is the same – just the time and host will change. And it will be upstairs from now on.
Here are the cheat clues for tonight’s music round at the Newsroom. It’s Tina Turner.
In this song, Tina Turner sings about having sex in cars. If a ned from Lochend did this it would be seen as crass. But because Tina Turner is an American pop star, the song got to number 13 in the UK charts.
Justice? As ever, there is none.
Additional Tina Turner Fact
Tina Turner became a Buddhist in the 1980s and used to chant for 3 hours a day while on tour. Other TT facts here.
The heatwave is here so don’t sit there roasting like a roaster,
come to the boozer and win the quiz like a boaster.
And if you go to the Ship that’s where the jackpot’s the most-er,
as you can tell by the goddamed poster:
Anyway: here’s a couple of music round cheats. The first applies to the Ship. It’s sixties ultra-hippies Jefferson Airplane and you probably know this one already:
Obviously filmed on a potato but that was the sixties. Things were more basic. Especially the hippies.
The second music round cheat is for the Newsroom later tonight (9pm). It’s Duke Dumont and is far more modern so if you click the video you can not only hear the song but you will aslo see things sharper than blobs.
In fact you’ll see the only known segway v pogo sticks action chase scene in history. (the only one known to me anyway).
So that’s Thursday. Rising up like a challenge to our rivals.
So! A brand new DP Quiz started last Thursday in the attractive fishing community town of Musselburgh.
The debut was great but the jackpot wasn’t won so we have a rollover: get yourself down to the Ship Inn at half past 7 for a crack at the cash. The quiz host is Kerry and she’ll be delighted to see you.
Here is the music cheat answers for tonight:
At the Argyle the music round includes a Commodores number from the 1980s, which is after Lionel Richie had left:
I’m sure that when he heard the song, Lionel would have thought: “Goddam rats cocks, shit a brick mofo! That song is good.”
But any regret at leaving the group would have waned as he quickly remembered that he’d already had massive solo hits with ‘Hello‘, ‘Endless Love’, ‘Stuck On You’, ‘All Night Long (All Night)’ and all those other good grooves.
In fact, although “Nightshift” reached #3 in the US and UK charts, the song proved to be the last big hit for the Commodores.
There were no more.
The five members of the band now work various jobs including looking after the crazy golf at Pasadena and looking after a car park in Tuscaloosa.
All while Lionel Richie (who went on to have literally MILLIONS of hits) now lives in the Elysee Palace in Paris and has fresh fruit and cream served to him whenever he likes by a fleet of naked concubines, all from different and wildly exotic countries.
When the singer goes solo, it doesn’t always work but it’s fair to say old Lionel is the winner here.
Anyway, enjoy the quizzes tonight. Go and support Kerry in Musselburgh. Check it out!
The cheat answers for tonight include this song by Train: I can’t stand it. It came out in 2012 and feels like every template ever written for bland-as-possible radio playlists which are calculated to offend no-one and inspire no-one.
It’s the same shit as Maroon 5 and all that type of bollocks.
It’s classified by Google as “Adult Contemporary” which is a long phrase for “Dull”.
And if the song is bad, the video is worse.
What a load of shit.
Anyway, from crap videos to the greatest film of all time. As you know, I’ve been counting down the list of my ten favourite films of all time.
I had often heard about this film but never watched it until a couple of years ago. It is satisfyingly brilliant and I watched it again straight away.
It’s a Werner Herzog joint so it’s already almost automatically going to be interesting but the action and the crazy adventure draws you in completely until you too are dying on the Amazon, merely by watching.
Basically it the 16th century, its South America and the lunatic Spanish conquistadores are determined to find El Dorado, the city of Gold.
Instead they find madness and murder and a whole lot of Mother Nature, spurning their goliath ambitions of riches and conquest in the same way an elephant would disregard a used bus ticket.
Kalus Kinski is the madman Aguirre, a warrior hungry for power, gold and perhaps immortality.
The crazy in his performance is aided by the fact that he was obviously an actual madman.
Much has been written on the making of the film, and the difficulties and impossibilities thereof, including the epic fights between director and star.
Like a lot of films in my top ten, music is important. The soundtrack to this is just great. I was recorded by some crafty German band named Popol Vuh and it’s got just the right balance of strangeness, beauty and menace, perfectly in sync with the action.
I could talk about this film all day but, to be honest, the internet has been up and down this morning like a Dundonian who keeps thinking he’s seen a five pence piece on the ground, so I’m going to publish it and get the fuck on with Thursday.