Friday, 13 February 2015

The Daily Teaser — 13-2-2015: Heavy Metal … !

Did I tell you about my nephew, Jude … ?

Bless him, he’s four: and turning out to have something of a personality.

My sister, Ruth, and I were at a little cafe in Brentwood, yesterday.   Nice place, called Mannings.

According to Jude?

Their apple juice is hilarious.

His word!   ‘Hilarious’ … !

Lord knows, where he picked that one up: or quite what put him into juice critic mode, I don’t know.   But there you go!

Either way … ?   Either way, I think taking Ruth and Jude into Brentwood’s branch of Maplins — to show Ruth the Raspberry Pi — was possibly a mistake.

Colourful hobbyist circuit boards — alike the Arduino boards and DIY robot kits Maplins sell — are very appealing, when you’re four.

We had ten minutes of “Mummy, can I have this?”, and “Mummy, can I have that?”.

Bless … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring nine out of ten.

Let’s see how everyone does answering today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 13th February, 1970 saw the release of the world’s first Heavy Metal album: what was it called?
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the band that released it?
Q3) Equally to the point, the LP was released on which day of the week?
Q4) That band’s lead singer went on to have a solo career: AND a successful reality TV show.   Called what?
Q5) This band’s first Top Ten single reached No. 4 in the UK charts.   What was it called?
Q6) Moving on, slightly … which very heavy band had a UK hit with Whole Lotta Love: Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin or Motörhead?
Q7) Which Finnish Heavy Metal band famously won Eurovision, with Hard Rock Hallelujah?
Q8) In which year was that win?
Q9) Which English heavy metal band were famously accused of causing a pair of suicides with ‘subliminal messages’: Judas Priest, Deep Purple or Iron Maiden?
Q10) Finally … which heavy metal has the atomic number, 92?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 12th February sees Christian Dior introduce his New Look range.   In which year of the 1940s?
A1) 1947.
Q2) The introduction was at the Dior’s HQ: at 30 Avenue Montaigne.   In which French city is 30 Avenue Montaigne?
A2) Paris.
Q3) The phrase, New Look, was coined by the then editor of which fashionable magazine: Cosmopolitan, Vogue or Harper’s Bazaar?
Q4) That year also saw the release of Dior’s first perfume.   What was that perfume’s name: Dior Pour Homme, Miss Dior or Opium?
A4) Miss Dior.
Q5) More to the point, which Italian born, French designer, worked on Dior’s perfumes?
Q6) In Mrs ’Arris Goes To Paris, Mrs Harris went to Paris to buy a Dior … what?
A6) Ballgown.   (Evening gowns are less formal.)
Q7) Who performed 2010 song, Christian Dior Denim Flow: Snoop Dogg, Kanye West or Jay Z?
A7) Kanye West.   (The song was released as of his GOOD Fridays promotion.)
Q8) John Galliano was head of the House of Dior: from 1996 until when?
A8) 2011.
Q9) More to the point, he hired which South African actress to advertise Dior’s J’Adore perfumes?
Q10) Finally … In which year of the 1950s did Christian Dior die?
A10) 1957.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“The idea of a band nowadays is 5 pretty boys, one with a tattoo, one with a shaved head, and on and on. What the fuck is that? I mean, I like Britney Spears, I think she’s pretty, but I’m not from the Mickey Mouse Club-I’m from the Godzilla Club!”

The band’s lead singer, on modern music.
And this tune … 

Given today also marks the death of Visage frontman, and seminal nightclub host, Steve Strange, this song … 

Have a good day.

*        Well, as it’s you, Debbi† … ! :D

†        I have to admit, Debbi: for today’s poster — at the top of the page — I lifted a copy of the poster for the movie, Heavy Metal, loosely based on a US reprint of seminal French magazine, Metal Hurlant.   Wish I’d learnt French: the covers I saw were always interesting … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I can count to ten in French! :) And say a (very) few other words.

1. Black Sabbath
2. Black Sabbath
3. Friday the 13th
4. Ozzie Osborne
5. Paranoid
6. Led Zeppelin
7. Lordi
8. 2006
9. Judas Priest
10. uranium