Tuesday 27th February, 2024

I was chatting last night with Callum about music last night. We agreed that late 70s Pink Floyd is good when you’re twenty years old. All the angst and the world-tragedy. Nowadays I much prefer the Syd Barrett stuff.

We also talked about Lou Reed and Calum said he had a friend who to live in New York City where he was a dog walker. One of the dogs he walked was Lou Reed’s dog.

You might think – “that’s a cool life, being Lou Reed’s dog,” but there’s a price to pay. Apparently this dog was getting… piano lessons.

Hmmm. Sounds like abuse. Also, sounds unlikely. But then Reed was, of course, you remember, married to avant-garde artist extraordinaire Laurie Anderson. It starts to make sense.

And now I’ve just gone and looked it up and it’s kind-of true.

And much as I want to take the mick, it seems this was intended as a form of therapy for their little terrier Lolabelle who eventually died from a rare form of DOG CANCER. Anderson explains here

And the music isn’t bad. Obviously with human owners like Reed and Anderson, Lolabelle’s stuff is pretty edgy, pretty hip.

Who knew?

Anyway: quizzes tonight in town, in Abbeyhill and in Portobello:

6.30 pm – Porty Tap (with Isla)

Jackpot – £30

Free answer – MUSIC round: “MAJOR LAZER

Book: 0131 629 6266 or Facebook

8 pm – Waverley Bar (with Bonni)

Jackpot – £60

Free answer – PICTURE round: “PRESERVER

Book: 0131 557 9855 or Facebook

9 pm – Safari Lounge (with me)

Jackpot – £90

Free answer: PICTURE round: “SAUDI ARABIA

Book:  0131 661 4741 or Facebook

With quiz and love,

Dr Paul

Music Round Clue for Porty Tap:

Here’s a song by MAJOR LAZER that’s in tonight’s music round at The Porty Tap. Pop stuff put together with one of those modern pop videos where “empowered” young women dance for you while wearing pants.

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