Michael is now up and running on Wednesday nights at the Raging Bull on Lothian Road. It’s a nice boozer and if you’re anywhere near Tollcross you should check it tonight.Quiz is at 9pm.
Here’s the detail for the music round cheat tips: First of all it’s worth pointing out that the music round at the Joker and the Thief tonight is all about Eurovision and all the answers are countries (all the songs are WINNING songs). This 2011 winner is from Azerbaijan:
Like I say, all the tracks in the Joker/Thief music round tonight are Eurovision winners so it might be worth nine minutes of your time watching this video
The other music round clue for tonight refers to the music round at Brass Monkey and is this ultra-90s song by hip-hop collective K7:
This may have been what street life was like in Los Angeles in the 1990s, but it didn’t look like that in Glasgow, I can tell you.
I looked more like this:
That’s me pasting up flyers for the first night of our club ‘Boudoir‘ which ran from approximately ’92-’97 in Glasgow.
Streetlife, baby. The Nineties.
It’s amazing that we are all still alive. Celebrate longevity – come to the quiz tonight. See you later at my quiz or go and see Michael at the Raging Bull.
Michael was scheduled to start the Wednesday quiz at the Raging Bull last week, but circumstances prevented this so the first quiz will be tonight.
The Raging Bull is towards Tollcross – it’s on the left as you’re heading up Lothian Road and it used to be Moriarty’s but it feels a lot nicer now. They have lots of delicious booze including speciality cocktails and they also do snacks. Quiz is at 9pm.
Here’s the cheat tip: Tori Amos is in tonight’s music round at the Raging Bull on Lothian Road:
It’s a 1997 mega-banger and it was a number one hit. Here’s the video:
Although it topped the chart as a Tori Amos song, this version was created by Armand Van Helden. It bears virtually no resemblance to the originalwhich is great in its own way and kind of sounds like PJ Harvey.
The youtube comments on the dance track (the number 1 version) are full of people saying how they mis-heard the lyric.
“I wanna bring you a toast of mine, I wanna bring you a toast of mine … Saturday fish, Saturday fish, Saturday fish, Saturday fish”.
“Honey, bring me toast and my elixir”
” Ah honey bring you close to my, Ah honey bring you close to my hips hips yeah…..Ah honey bring you close to my, Ah honey bring you close to my hips hips yeah. Scatter baby, scatter baby, horsey”
” scabby fish scabby fish scabby fish “
” Are you bringing toast tonight?”
The real lyric is ” Now honey bring it close to my lips, yeah. Got to be big”, but people are hearing toast and fish.
If we had time, we could analyse this and draw a weighty conclusion about the human condition. But, it’s nearly 10 am -so I’m just going to get on with posting this.
And if you win the jackpot tonight you could buy some really nice toasting bread and some LOVELY fish and have a real good fish toastie.
And have enough money left over for a wee trip to the seaside.
And that’s because dreams come true at the quiz.
So anyway – if you’re anywhere near Tollcross tonight, please go and visit the Raging Bull and give young Michael a boost at his first quiz.
Other than that I’ll see you at the Joker or the Monkey
Three quizzes tonight, each with the different flavour.
The Joker is one of the week’s most relaxed quizzes. Enter Roddy’s realm and order a pizza. It’s very satisfying.
Damm 27 is the stomp of new young quizmaster-of-tomorrow, Shawn. Regulars who have been to Shawn’s quiz describe him as very likeable.
The Monkey is just full of students and pissheads.
So, here’s tonight’s free answer for the music round at Damm 27:
Nice bonus John Peel at the start of that video.
Meanwhile, here is the free answer for the music round at tonight’s quiz at the Joker:
It’s Beverley Knight who is one of those artists I get mixed up with Gabrielle or Alicia Keys or Tasmin Archer if they’re a question on Popmaster
Speaking of Popmaster, I now supply dinky wee Popmaster notepads with which to take notes while playing the world’s greatest 10.30am-based radio music quiz.
See you at the quiz tonight.
So, everything’s cool and we’ll see you tonight at one of the quizzes. Remember: WHO advice is to get out at least once a week. Midweek is a good time for this cos the weekend is just full of fannies and pricks.
Here is the free answer for tonight’s music round at the Joker . It’s the ELO who properly be proclaimed only as the “The Mighty ELO“, and preferably in an Alan Partridge voice or a Smashy/Nicey voice.