9pm – O’Connors. Jackpot: £60. Cheat clue: Alphaville(music round)
One of the answers in tonight’s music round is Alphaville This is the song:
This is one of the most iconic pop songs of the eighties. What a sound. When we first heard this on the radio in 1984, our British minds were blown. “Who are these Japanese blokes?” we thought.
Turns out they were German which, at the time, was only marginally less exotic.
Listen: you’re young and you live in the city. There are people everywhere, from everywhere.
You won’t appreciate that back in the UK of the 80s, especially in Scotland, foreigners were much thinner on the ground. Even being French was pretty far out.
Now you can meet people right here in Edinburgh who are from pretty much everywhere. Germans are rife.
I like the change, it’s more fluid but there is no political point attached to this observation. An observation is all it is.
Come to the quiz tonight. 9pm at O’Connor’s
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